When There’s No Football On, May I Suggest Art Youtube?

Drew Magary’s Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday at Defector during the NFL season. Got something you wanna contribute? Email the Roo. And buy Drew’s book, The Night The Lights Went Out, through here. A football season doesn’t end so much as it does steadily erode. You start out Week 1 with a deluge … Read more

A review and meta-analysis suggest that mechanical ventilation may be effective for improving stress and mental health

Study results published in Scientific reports It has been suggested that practicing breathing exercises helps reduce stress and improve mental health. Study: Effect of breathing on stress and mental health: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. Image credit: Nata Penney/Shutterstock background Breathing practices date back to ancient times, as evidenced by yoga (India), vase breathing (Tibet), … Read more

Biomarkers predict weight loss and suggest personalized diets

summary: A new study suggests that cutting calories and exercising alone isn’t enough to help shift excess weight. Researchers report that gut bacteria and the amount of specific proteins your body produces influence your ability to lose weight and maintain weight loss. Depending on personal biomarkers, people lose more weight following a low-carb diet, while … Read more