Shoes are bad for you. Thus sayeth the science. A study published in the journal Foot entitled "Shod Versus Unshod: The Emergence of Forefoot Pathology in Modern Humans?" concluded that Zulus, who often go barefoot, have healthier feet than shoe-wearing Europeans. So did pre-shoe wearing people 2000 years ago, as their skeletal feet attest. But what about the consequence of stepping in... whatever? Paperfeet, a "Mesh" company that makes one-of-a-kind, signed and numbered, minimalist shoes from recycled billboards, offers one step forward -- if taken for the right reasons. One post on their site reads, "Are people just lonely animals with fancy shoes? I hope that's not why you buy paperfeet."
On Thursday May 26, Red Nose Day will return for the second year. It’s all about giving to children to fight hunger, sickness, and homelessness. In the video above, the most famous magician in the world, David Copperfield, has his own magical way of asking you to get involved. There’s going to be a two-hour TV show on […]
Facebook gets a bad rap, but where I live, it has brought neighbors together, and it started because of the things I didn’t want to share.
When the Congressional Science committee wants to talk about the cold weather, and when NASA has to defend their budget by explaining why NASA is important, it can make people who believe in facts… a bit tense.
At some point this summer, we’ve all got our fingers crossed that we’ll be out on a patio, basking in a gorgeous day and smelling the delicious char of burgers, steaks, chicken, and other succulent meats grilling to perfection. But before that day happens, it’s probably time to consider the state of that grill. Actually, […]
We may not have Hollywood blockbusters back yet and the fall television season may be on hold until 2021, but somebody forgot to tell video game makers that COVID-19 was supposed to shut down the gaming world. On the contrary, gamers have been feasting on announcements of huge events still to come this year, including […]
Note-taking is more than just cribbing information so it’s easier to study for a test later. Notes are taken by active learners engaging with the information. In fact, the act of taking notes is actually internalizing that information with the learner. Students who take notes are actually seven times more likely to remember those facts […]