A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore

Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration calls kratom a dangerous opioid, but advocates say the drug is a life-saving supplement. What’s missing from the debate about kratom, however, is hard science on how it works. For the first time, a researcher has isolated kratom’s ingredients to see how they affect behavior in rats. The results are […]

6 Compelling Reasons to Try Couples Yoga (And the Best Poses to Try)

Yoga is an integrated exercise that includes training both body and mind. In addition to contemplation, its techniques are numerous including relaxation and physical movements. Yet couples yoga is unique in its nature and reasons. It has its own compelling reasons that make it both necessary and fun. Sometimes intimate couples’ relationship undergoes some kind […]

Kiri episode 1 review: Sarah Lancashire shines in this gritty and compelling drama

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from episode 1 of Channel 4’s Kiri. From the outset we follow the carer – played superbly by Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax’s Sarah Lancashire – and get a sense of the warm and no-nonsense nature. Once more Lancashire commands the screen with her presence in this tragic […]

McMafia review: James Norton's compelling audition for next James Bond

He’s James Norton, latterly of Granchester, Happy Valley and War And Peace. OK, he doesn’t quite have the much sought-after film role (yet) as incumbent Daniel Craig is doing one more movie, but he has done a spectacularly good audition for the British spy character in his latest TV outing, called McMafia. In it, he […]

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 / GLE43 Coupe in Depth: A Compelling Combo Caught in Sports-Luxury Limbo

– The mid-size Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV and its fastback-coupe counterpart exist in the heart of the brand’s utility-vehicle lineup. Lightly massaged by Mercedes’ AMG performance sub-brand versus the standard GLE-class models, they boast an exhilarating 362-hp twin-turbo V-6 and a sport-tuned chassis, as well as premium cabin materials, a robust infotainment system, and optional high-tech […]

Hearthstone’s Dungeon Runs are a more compelling solo experience

Hearthstone is mostly a multiplayer game. But its next expansion, Kobolds & Catacombs, will introduce a compelling new solo experience when it launches next December for PC and mobile. Dungeon Runs will be a free mode. It has players picking a class, starting with a weak-ish premade deck, and fighting random computer-controlled bosses. If you […]

2018 Toyota Camry in Depth: All New, Suddenly Compelling

– The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling passenger car in America for 15 straight years, but that doesn’t mean it has also been the best family sedan—quite the contrary. We’ve spilled plenty of ink maligning the previous-generation Camry. But, now that we’ve spent ample time behind the wheel of this new model, we’re happy […]