How Much Muscle Can You Gain in 90 Days?

by Brian VanHooker It’s way less than you — and apparently, most sports reporters — think It seems like every time spring training starts, guys who left the field worn down at the end of September come back in mid-February super-ripped, with tons of new muscle — Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, for example, added an extra 20 pounds to his frame over this last winter. Same for the Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes, whose newly bulging frame ESPN’s Buster Olney can’t stop talking about on the Baseball Tonight podcast: HE’S BECOME SUCH A MONSTER IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. HE’S JUST HUGE. SO, SO, SO … Continue reading How Much Muscle Can You Gain in 90 Days?

Why You Feel the Urge to Jump

TEMPTATION: Deception Pass Bridge rises 180 feet above the ocean.Amit Chattopadhyay / Wikipedia The science and philosophy of looking down from a high place. BY JESSICA SEIGEL Have you ever stood in a high place and felt the urge to jump? Judith Dancoff did one beautiful, clear day on Deception Pass Bridge, a narrow two-lane causeway that ribbons between two islands north of Seattle. If she followed her compulsion to leap, death at the bottom of the steep ocean gorge 180 feet below would be almost certain. A novelist known for literary flights of fancy, she did not feel suicidal—and … Continue reading Why You Feel the Urge to Jump

Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides

by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer, Waking Times As the first North American bumble bee has been officially added to the list of endangered species in the U.S., the European government is making a move to prohibit the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are widely believed to be a major contributing factor to the rapid collapse of the world’s bee and pollinator insect populations. The European commission (EC) has drafted regulations which would end the use of neonics, a family of agrichemicals which pose a ‘high acute risk to bees.’ As The Guardian reports: “The EU imposed a temporary ban on the use of the … Continue reading Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides