UK's National Obesity Forum slams 'disastrous' low-fat diet advice

The UK’s National Obesity Forum (NOF) has come out with a scathing report this week that condemns the common advice handed down from authorities to eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. It argues that “eating fat does not make you fat” and joins a growing wave of backlash against the established dietary …

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Review: Jaybird Freedom

Josh Valcarcel/WIRED A few months ago, we told you about the imminent arrival of Sine, the new compact on-ear headphones from Audeze. They use planar magnetic drivers, not the dynamic drivers found in most headphones. Dynamic drivers are the familiar cone-shaped variety you’ve seen a million times—look inside the stereo speakers …

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Searching for Atlantis Really Isn’t the Best Career Move

Mark Adams, author of the bestselling travel memoir Turn Right at Machu Picchu, discovered something quite surprising while researching his book: Everything we know about the lost city of Atlantis goes back to the philosopher Plato. Intrigued, Adams decided to investigate further, but quickly he discovered the subject of Atlantis …

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How Preacher Went From Fringe Comic to Sinfully Good TV

The ’90s comic Preacher is beloved by many, but it’s not an easy sell for general audiences: A possessed Texas preacher, his murderous ex-girlfriend, and a hard-partying Irish vampire team up to find God. Since the comic’s inception, Hollywood has flirted with bringing it to the screen. Directors like Sam …

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Outlander Recap: Just Close Your Eyes and Think of Scotland

France has not been kind to Jamie and Claire. Their plans to overthrow Charles Stuart and thwart the Jacobite rebellion? Failures. Claire? Assaulted. Jamie? Still recovering from his rape. Black Jack Randall? Alive. We’re halfway through Outlander’s second season, and while the show has certainly evolved, it’s not necessarily been …

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The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars

The marble corridors of the Russell Senate Office building are filled with congressional staff, lobbyists and plain old tourists ambling around Capitol Hill on a weekday afternoon. But 59 year-old Gary Fisher, a retired software engineer from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, has a mission: to convince lawmakers that going to Mars …

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