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Episode 10: Tiny Enemies and Tall Friends

The summer solstice came and went, and with it rose the dawn of the mosquitos. After dwelling on the macroscopic for so long, glissading down massive ice ledges with our axes, watching the sun rise on the daunting profile of 13,000 foot mountains – our problems have taken an extremely microscopic turn. We’re observing pristine......

A town tries to care for, and let go of, its oldest resident — a 600-year-old oak

11 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The tree, beloved for its historic age and stamina, is facing a ‘spiral of decline.’

T.K.V. Desikachar, Son Of T. Krishnamacharya, Reportedly ‘Near Comatose’

11 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

T.K.V. Desikachar is not doing well. According to reports from those close to him, Desikachar’s condition has worsened and he is “near comatose.” Desikachar has been battling a decline in his mental health for the past several years, and it seems his physical health is worsening as well. Via Paul Harvey of the Centre For […]

This fashion mogul’s secret to killing it all day? Extra cuddles in the a.m.

11 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

Sweaty Betty's founder also puts her "bum sculpting leggings" to good use.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hopes time off will clear mind, improve hitting

11 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Adrian Gonzalez gazed at a clubhouse television, and then looked toward his locker. On the screen, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was giving a television interview conducted on the field at PNC Park. A.J. Ellis suggested Gonzalez should pay Turner a visit. “You think I’ll make it?” Gonzalez...

Can This New Pill Help You Live Longer?

Stymied by the FDA, a new drug from MIT scientist that combats aging is launching in the vitamin market.

Hospital lab technicians’ breast cancer deemed work-related

Canada's Supreme Court ruled on June 24 that breast cancer can be considered work-related under the country’s workers’ compensation law. Three women who were employed as lab technicians at a hospital in British Columbia argued that the hormone-mimicking chemicals in their workplace was a factor in developing breast cancer.

Welcome to The Bubble

BIG NEWS! As of last Thursday morning, I am officially the 26th flip flip hiker to pass through the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. That’s right, my northbound thru hike is now turning into a flip flop thru hike! The final mountain on the trail (Mt. Katahdin in Maine) closes for the season on October 15 due...

Get in the Patriotic Spirit With All-American Red, White, and Blue Activewear

12 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

From the Olympics to the Fourth of July, all the way through Labor Day, the Summer is ripe with opportunity to show your love for the good ole US of A. Run free in star-spangled tanks or lift weights while chanting "U-S-A!" in sparkling red or navy tights - the choice is yours, because freedom.

Where Do I Need an Adventure Pass in Southern California?

12 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Modern Hiker

Southern California’s ubiquitous Adventure Pass system was dealt another blow this week, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced a long-awaited settlement in an ongoing legal battle between the U.S. Forest Service and Arizona hikers that was first heard in 2012. According to the settlement, the Forest Service will no longer charge access fees…

Take a Number: The Alternative Medical Bill: $30.2 Billion

12 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

That is how much Americans spend each year on alternative and complementary medicines and procedures. None of it is covered by insurance.

Touch with Skill: 4 Essential Steps for Hands-On Assists

12 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Supportive adjustments can transform someone’s practice. Learn the fundamentals of what makes a fantastic assist so you can safely and intuitively guide others The post Touch with Skill: 4 Essential Steps for Hands-On Assists appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Mary Beth LaRue’s 10 Favorite Places to Find Creative Inspiration

12 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Your next creative idea may come from where you least expect it. Here, Mary Beth shares some of her favorite ways to get inspired. The post Mary Beth LaRue’s 10 Favorite Places to Find Creative Inspiration appeared first on Yoga Journal.

U.S., Canada and Mexico vow to get half their electricity from clean power by 2025

12 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Leaders from U.S., Canada and Mexico will pledge Wednesday to source half their overall electricity with clean power by 2025, according to sources.

Why Do Alzheimer's Caregivers Accept the Word "NO" So Easily

It is a tiny little word. The bane of Alzheimer's caregivers. The most frequently used word by most people living with Alzheimer's or dementia. No. When persons living with Alzheimer's say "no" why do we roll over and accept it? WhyShow More Summary

Penn-CHOP Named CDC Prevention Epicenter Site

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have been awarded over $5 million to serve as a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenter site to help develop and test innovative approaches to preventing superbugs and improving patient safety.

Blocking Key Enzyme Halts Parkinson's Disease Symptoms in Mice

Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have gleaned two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson's disease: that blocking an enzyme called c-Abl prevents the disease in specially bred mice, and that a chemical tag on a second protein may signal the disorder's presence and progression.

Researchers Discover the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Originated in Mexico

The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic -- responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide -- originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team headed by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is reporting.

5 thoughts you’re bound to have during your first long run

12 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

Even pro runners sometimes wonder why they're logging miles instead of at brunch.

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