For Doctors, Lack Of Sleep Might Be Better Than The Alternative

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For Doctors, Lack Of Sleep Might Be Better Than The Alternative

Have you ever wondered why, when they're so important to the survival of so many, medical professionals need to work longer hours than your average truck driver? It all comes down to statistics: between going home for the night and handing off your patient to another doctor, or sticking around and working without sleep, the latter may just be safer.

Common Mistakes People Make In The Shower

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Common Mistakes People Make In The Shower

Showers are part of daily life. You've been bathing in some form or fashion since the day you were born, and somehow, you probably still have a lot to learn. We've discovered some simple steps you can add to your routine that can make a big impact on your skin and hair.

A "Toned" Appearance Has Nothing To Do With Muscle Tone

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A "Toned" Appearance Has Nothing To Do With Muscle Tone

Walk into any weight room, and you're almost guaranteed to see two things: a man straining to lift the heaviest weight he can, and a woman lifting a weight so light she doesn't break a sweat. This comes from the idea that lifting a heavy weight a handful of times will make your muscles big and bulky (something many men want but many women don't), and lifting a light weight numerous times will make your muscles long, lean, and toned (something many women want but many men don't). Can you really change the shape of your muscles with different styles of exercise? The science, we're afraid, says no.

Worried About Getting The Flu? Your Risk Is Tied To The Year You Were Born

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Worried About Getting The Flu? Your Risk Is Tied To The Year You Were Born

We have good news, and we have bad news. The good news is that the particular flu you were exposed to as a child probably gives you protection from several flu strains as an adult. The bad news is that it doesn't protect against all the others, and this makes it really hard to make a universal flu vaccine.

The Array Of Things Is A Fitness Tracker For Your City

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The Array Of Things Is A Fitness Tracker For Your City

What's the air quality like in your city? Chances are good that lots of different people are asking that question at this very moment, from city officials and hospital managers to environmental activists and parents of kids with asthma. Each of those people might answer the question on their own with the tools they have available. But what if one resource answered the question for all of them? Even better, what if it answered the question for each block in the city? That's what the Array of Things (AoT) project hopes to do.