It’s 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there’s no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources — causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk from journalist Rose George about a once-unmentionable problem.
Psychology & Health
Scientific approach to the subject of human height. Are we taller than our ancestors? Will our grandchildren grow even more? Find out everything we know about height and growind.
The link between music and pleasure runs deep. A desire to make and listen to music is found in virtually every culture around the world, and dates back at least 43,000 years, when a Cro-Magnon in Europe pierced holes into a bear bone, creating a flute that has become the world’s oldest surviving musical instrument. There are good reasons music is so universal: Experiments have shown that our brains’ reaction to hearing favorite music most closely resembles what happens after we take psychoactive drugs or eat good food.
Have you given someone a lift? Helped a friend with rent? Bought lunch for a homeless person? Picked up a lost dog? If so, you may be infected with the good virus. Good Virus is a feel-good documentary by best selling author of the novel and film Pay It Forward, Catherine Ryan Hyde. Is a film about being nice and the benefits of it.
How did we get so fat, so fast? The debut episode of this 7-part series debunks the theory that obesity only affects the “gluttons and sloths” among us and is, in fact, a public health problem that impacts everyone.
Wim Hof, The Iceman explaining about his methods and instructing two praticipants. Prof. Maria Hopman MD, PHD, FACSM explaining her investigation on TEDx Conference in Amsterdam.
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
Canadian astronaut and Commander of Expedition 35 demonstrates how astronauts brush their teeth in space. You might be surprised by what he reveals!
With spring finally in the air, the urge to get out and be active is quite seducing, but with that comes the risk of sudden injury after an inactive winter in hibernation. You’re no spring chicken anymore, so we encourage you to stretch well before getting active and under no circumstances do we reccomend you jump to block a shot in an elite 8 game of the NCAA basketball Tournament. Mount Sinai’s Sports Medicine Service presents a snapshot of the five most common injuries affecting the knee, shoulder and hip. Discover the effective RICE treatment method and other therapies to help the healing process.
Many people experience in some point in their life, to afraid of the dark. This infographic helps us understand where this fear comes from and why we have it…
Banning the use of trans fats in the preparation of foodstuffs is one of the most effective ways to prevent some of the world’s biggest killer diseases, but many governments are not taking such action because they do not think these bans work, according to a University of Sydney study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today.
Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it’s for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone’s initiative to raise awareness for men’s health — by having men grow out their moustaches every November — began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it’s a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year.