11 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet

Shutterstock Going on a diet is a losing game. Some research suggests more than nine out of every 10 people who try to diet will fail. Even people who are able to diet successfully often fight a tough battle against the body’s evolutionarily savvy attempts to store extra energy. In fact, scientists have found that […]

5 science-backed books every parent should read to make their kids more healthy, attentive, and disciplined

Shutterstock With new parenting books being published all the time, finding the correct choice can seem overwhelming.  Due to the importance of a child’s early developmental years, selecting an appropriate book can have an impact on your child’s future.  The following is a selection of books written using a research-oriented approach.  New parenting books seem […]

A science-backed 21-day program to be happier, healthier, and more successful

Strelka/Flickr So you want to be happier, healthier, and more successful? You don’t necessarily need to resolve to change your life at the New Year — you can do it any time. But faced with unlimited advice and little time to spare, it’s hard to know where to start. The following 21-day self-improvement program is […]

I tried the science-backed 7-minute routine that was one of 2017’s hottest workouts, and it actually works

Business Insider/Erin Brodwin When I first heard about an app that promises the benefits of a sweaty bike ride or trip to the gym in seven minutes, I assumed it was all hype. It isn’t. Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout gets your heart pumping and helps build muscle. The […]

12 science-backed reasons you should spend more time outside

BergeIm Licht/Shutterstock Many people spend their workdays indoors under fluorescent lights and in front of computers, then return home to bask in the glow of television screens. But spending too much time inside isn’t good for us. And nature is beneficial — maybe essential — for human health. Psychologists and health researchers are finding more and more science-backed reasons we should […]

7 science-backed reasons it’s better to be a morning person

Flickr/James Theophane The INSIDER Summary: Your genes are partly responsible for whether you’re a morning person or a night owl.  Research shows that being a morning person is associated with lots of health benefits. It’s been linked to better sleep, sustained weight loss, and more happiness.  Maybe you’re a morning person. Maybe you’re a night owl who thinks morning […]