Here’s How Much Slower You Run When It’s Humid

The hotter it is, the slower you run —but humidity plays a role too. When the air is full of moisture, sweating doesn’t cool you down like it usually would. You won’t be able to run as fast, because your body is trying to prevent you from overheating.


If You’re Too Busy to Send a Reply Now, Tell an Email Recipient When They Can Expect One

We’ve all experienced email overload , and some emails require a fair amount of time to write a reply. If you don’t have time to get to an email right away, at least tell the recipient when they can expect to hear back from you.


This Week’s Most Popular Posts: August 19th to 26th

This week Google delivered Android Nougat to Nexus phones with new features as sweet as its name suggests. Actually nougat isn’t that sweet—but there are cool features. We also discussed money saving habits that aren’t worth the time, how to stream NFL games, why HDR TVs matter, and more.


The Cashback Sites That Are Actually Worth It

Some money-saving habits pay off more than others, and that goes for money-saving tools, too. Some rebate sites, for example, are often more trouble than they’re worth. Kyle James of Rather-Be-Shopping researched and ranked the cashback sites that are actually worth it.


Take the 30-Day Track Everything Challenge to Get a Handle On Your Spending

For the veteran budget handler, whether you need to track every single expense is debatable . If you’ve never done it, though, try the 30-day tracking challenge. Simply keep track of every penny you spend for a month.


Flashback Friday: Why do some people like rare hamburgers while others prefer well-done?

Do you like your steak black and blue or just blackened? According to this study, your preference may depend on the emotions you feel when looking at raw meat. Here, researchers first showed 1046 Norwegian subjects pictures of either a rare or a well-done hamburger and asked them to indicate whether the image elicited "fear, disgust, surprise, interest, pleasure, or none of these." The subjects were then told to rate their likelihood of eating burgers done to different levels (see figure bel

From :-D to =8-0 – Effects of Emoticons on the Brain

An unusual study reports the effects of emoticons on human brain activity: Neural correlates of text-based emoticons South Korean neuroscientists Ko Woon Kim et al. used fMRI to record brain activation in 18 volunteers who were shown various expressive text symbols, in both the Asian 'vertical' and Western 'horizontal' styles: However, it turned out that the brain doesn't really respond to emoticons at all: there was no significant difference in the brain response to the real emoticons

Obama Goes Big: Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Makes It The World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

Hawaiʻi is now home to the largest marine protected area on the planet. Again. Today, White House officials announced that President is acting upon the proposed expansion to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The expansion has been a hot button issue in the islands since its proposal in January. As Governor David Ige noted, it has been the source of “tremendous” debate, especially due to the exclusion of fishing from the expanded waters. The fishing industry fought hard

The Transatlantic Lullaby Playlist

Summer’s the season for travel. If you’re hopping a plan out of the country or heading home, you could use some music to slip away into on the flight. This playlist will help you relax until you reach your destination.


Keep Track of Every National Food Day With This Interactive Calendar

National food days aren’t real holidays, but they’re fun, and it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain treats. This calendar covers them all so you always know what food you should be celebrating.


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