All those daily activities we’d rather avoid — taking the stairs, cleaning the house etc. — have a big metabolic payoff. Non-exercise activity thermogenesis can help manage weight and boost health.
Looking to fill your Pocket with some good reads for the week? Check out the stories Pocket readers saved most in July.
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Long before thermometers, nature left its own temperature records. A climate scientist explains how ongoing global warming compares with ancient temperatures.
A new book, The Measure of Our Age, explores the growing problem of our graying nation.
The “father of the atomic bomb” has long been misunderstood. Will the new film finally get J. Robert Oppenheimer right?
The most powerful countries have benefited from large work forces for decades. What happens when they retire?
Maybe it’s a commercial jingle, a TikTok song, or a new summer bop. Here’s how to trick your brain into hitting pause.
Air-conditioning and swimming pools are sustaining my community. I worry about the day when they won’t be enough.
‘They’re in the Air, Drinking Water, Dust, Food …’ How to Reduce Your Exposure to Microplastics [Week of 7/22]The Guardian
No corner of the planet is free from minuscule fragments of plastic packaging, textiles or utensils. We ask scientists what this means for our health – and what we should do to protect it.
Interoception—the inner sense linking our bodies and minds—can confuse as much as it can reveal.
The pandemic relief was the biggest bailout in history, and it opened the door to wide-scale fraud the likes of which no one had ever seen — more than three years later, we still don't know how much damage was done.
No one can remember.
Teaching an old dog new tricks.
Did the “creative class” learn anything from buying into a product that was obviously destined to flop?
Hoarding can be distressing and dangerous. But it’s not just a matter of ‘too much stuff’ – it’s a complex condition that requires careful, targeted help.
Interviews and e-mails with expedition leaders and employees reveal how OceanGate ignored desperate warnings from inside and outside the company. “It’s a lemon,” one wrote.
The best things in life are free.