8-year-old Didier from Colombia was unkindly labelled as ‘Turtle boy’ after he developed a shell-like growth on his back caused by a rare illness called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. His mother Luz said, “He felt very bad as it impeded him from doing a lot of the activities he enjoyed doing. When he heard people calling […]
Is it just us, or are vices becoming something to aim for? First, we found that drinking boosts immunity and that having a potty mouth is good for health. Now researchers from NYU and Cornell are suggesting that casual sex too, might do wonders for one too.
Can it be true? Haven’t we all received the memo that playing video games are bad for you? According to a study conducted for Twitch, not only are video gamers not anti-social as we all grew up to believe, but also tend to be more social, educated, optimistic, successful, socially conscious and close to their […]
According to med historian Dr Alun Withey, there were two reasons why men were growing beards with a vengeance by the mid-Victorian period. One had to do with its close association with manliness. The second reason was that the medical benefits that came with it. Now, now, this sounds vaguely ridiculous, but actually seems to […]
When we think of the word ‘athletic’, the first thing that comes to mind is a person with the build of Superman – bulging muscles, washboard abs, etc. But New York-based photographer Howard Schatz dispels this myth with his book, Athlete. In it are photographs of 125 Olympic athletes showcasing their fit and fabulous bodies. […]
It happens all the time; things that were once great go out of fashion. But the good things come back: Vinyl, film cameras, acid wash denim, and of course, old fashioned barbers. Well, at least in Newcastle. Jimmy Figg’s Bare-Knuckle Barber is the place to go for a traditional shave or haircut. And at a […]
Reading through this interview with the world’s oldest female bodybuilder make me feel fat, lazy, and out of shape. 77-year-old Ernestine Shepherd runs ten miles before her 5:30am breakfast everyday. That’s the most I’ve ever run in my entire life.
It’s summer again where I live, which means I will be battling ridiculously intense heat waves. It’s so hard to convince myself to go for a run or bike ride when the weather outside feels unbearably hot. But take heart fellow exercise enthusiasts: thanks to this new trend of placing spinning machines and treadmills in pools, you can stay cool this summer while getting a fantastic cardio workout.
Let’s face it, you’re getting fat. That desk job you dreamed of has become the end of the “Greek God Bod” you were planning to work on this year. But don’t lose hope: this treadmill desk will whip you into shape. Now long days at the office will mean rock hard calves an chiseled thighs that […]
It’s hard to stop browsing this blog: learn about herbs, spices and vegetables and how they can make you feel better physically. It’s healthy advice combined with ancient words of wisdom, quotes from legends and lots of stuff about being human in general. They even have a good online store where you can order several […]
It seems that fruit and vegetable subscriptions are becoming more popular in Australia. If you’ve never subscribed to one of them and you’re a little nervous about it trying it, I’ve found one that you definitely should give a go. Barham Avocados are a fine company from the banks of the Murray River in New South Wales that pick and pack some of the tastiest avocados around between August and March every year. There’s a couple of ways to subscribe but we’d recommend the six month subscription: that way you get to taste all four breeds of avocados that Barham grow – Hass, Reed, Bacon and Fuerte. Try some of these bad boys on toast for lunch and you’ll be hooked for life.
Hollywood stars and supermodels have been drinking it for years. H2COCO is an Australian company that makes some of the most nutritious and delicious drinks going.
Australian illustrator James Jirat Patradoon is not one to shy away from the spotlight. Gaining the attention of stars such as Nacho Pop and Kanye West with his sci fi/gangster rap/wrestling superhero/black metal creations, Patradoon has clients ranging from Grill’d to Adidas. Now he has teamed up with the new health company, Fierce for Life.
Eric Wareheim and LA noise rock band HEALTH got together in 2009 and put a little Grimm Brothers in their song We Are Water. Remember Pon De Floor? If not, you should check that one out too.
I adore the band Health and am left fascinated by this glamorously bouncy We Are Water remix by Canadian duo Azari & III, who have taken it to outer house-space. It’s pure 80s late night disco at its finest. Ghost Buster meets Short Circuit, anyone?