Why Exercise Doesn’t Always Lead to Weight Loss

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It’s Complicated… Or is It?

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Why We Fear Things, And Why It’s Good and Bad

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A Cochrane review of 43 studies dealing with exercise for weight loss found that “compared with no treatment, exercise resulted in small weight losses across studies.” Uh… what? Let’s digest this for a moment. These researchers are saying that they reviewed dozens of studies and found that exercise really doesn’t have a big impact on …

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How Life Seems More Complicated Than It Is Written by Michael Richardson  A hilarious book called Reasons My Kid Is Crying compiles a list of ridiculous reasons why kids cry, submitted by parents along with pictures of the sobbing children. Here are some of the funniest reasons: “He thought the microwave ate his lunch.” “Someone …

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Changing how we think about this deadly disease A quick flip through TV channels or a magazine would probably lead one to believe that breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most serious cancer threats we face. While those battles are of great importance, many don’t realize that lung cancer is actually the number one …

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Cooties and Cooperation Written by Michael Richardson  Women are bad at driving and too emotional. Men are angry and lazy. Stereotypes like these and many more persist in our culture today, even though science tells another story. With both biological and societal roots, gender dissimilarities do exist, but they often don’t follow society’s stereotypes, and …

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Foolish Father or Proper Patriarch Written by Michael Richardson  The typical father found on television is incompetent, sex-driven or clueless, and often all three. These TV dads, ranging from Homer Simpson to Phil Dunphee, are good for a laugh, but their effect on the institution of fatherhood might not be a laughing matter. Why It …

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You’ve felt it, but can you handle it? Written by Michael Richardson Fear is irrational. Easy to say, yes. But then a spider appears on the wall and you lose it, even though the very un-poisonous spider is about 1/1000 of your size. Fear is a lot of things. For some, fear is fun (think …

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Downsize Revival An insanely chipper YouTuber beams at you through your smartphone. “Just 1 more minute of leg raises!” she says with a voice two octaves too high. She’s not even breaking a sweat, effortlessly completing moves like some goddess from Mount Olympus. You try to keep up but collapse in despair, alone with your …

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The Affordable Care Act Duality As people looked through bank records this year to do their taxes they probably saw health insurance premiums jump up from 2015 to 2016. But it’s a chaotic national realization, as some people saw their premiums rise by more than 40 percent, while others saw their rates actually decrease. The …

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The issues surrounding the billions raised to fight the deadly disease As Americans learn more about cancer charity organizations and nonprofits, they often aren’t happy with what they find. Big salaries, suspicious distribution of funds and lack of results cause some to close the wallet. The controversy isn’t unwarranted, but a closer look at the …

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The chaos of women’s clothing sizes Written by Michael Richardson Two equally-sized women walk into a mall. By the time they leave, one is discouraged, and the other is happy. The only thing in common is they were both deceived. The deception is more than 60 years old and goes by the name of “vanity …

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