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It’s Official: Yoga Helps Depression
Mar14
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Coffee vs beer: Which drink makes you more creative?
Jan20

Coffee vs beer: Which drink makes you more creative?

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today. When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few days in Montreal, no one’s been allowed to drink the water due to a bacteria leakage, which also means, no coffee. So instead, I grabbed the next best thing to help me get going – a beer. This got me wondering about coffee and beer and which one would actually help me be more creative and...

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The 7 (Other) Flavors Humans May Taste
Dec20

The 7 (Other) Flavors Humans May Taste

We cook, therefore we are. Over the millennia, humankind – hardly content to eat plants, animals and fungi raw – has created a smorgasbord of cuisines. Yet for all our sophistication in the kitchen, the scientific understanding of how we taste food could still use some time in the oven. Dating back to ancient Greece and China, the sensation of taste has historically been described as a combination of a handful of distinct perceptions....

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What Are Carbohydrates?
Dec19

What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. Though often maligned in trendy diets, carbohydrates — one of the basic food groups — are important to a healthy life. “Carbohydrates are macronutrients, meaning they are one of the three main ways the body obtains energy, or calories,” said Paige Smathers, a Utah-based registered dietitian. The American Diabetes...

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Wine + Penny = Problem Solved! Chemistry Hack Saves Old Wine
Dec18

Wine + Penny = Problem Solved! Chemistry Hack Saves Old Wine

Good news, wine lovers: You can revive a stale bottle of your favorite vintage with a simple chemistry experiment. More good news: It’ll only cost you a penny. A new video from the American Chemical Society (ACS) explains how to do this supercheap, wine-saving “life hack” at home. Simply pour a glass of spoiled wine (you’ll know it’s spoiled if it has a funky, sulfuric smell, akin to burnt rubber or...

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