When it comes to finding intimacy in the digital age, the same tools that seem to make it easier than ever to connect with other humans are wont to leave users isolated and alone, remotely tethered to an app or website that provides the thrilling immediacy of intimacy or companionship, but is not ultimately sustainable.
The sexbot industry is another story altogether. Realbotix , a company that launched the world’s first interactive female sex bot last year, now plans to introduce a male counterpart—with a bionic penis to boot. It goes without saying that this brings new meaning to the term “hardware.”
Last year’s release of the female sex bot, Harmony , was an industry disruptor for its ability to imitate […]
Few things are as vilified in the food and wellness world as processed foods. Odds are, you’ve encountered someone who is obsessed with clean eating or who has been practically reborn after following the Whole 30 food plan . However, at the risk of becoming very unpopular, I’m here to say that convenience foods aren’t so bad.
Certainly, there are varying degrees of convenience and packaged foods. I’m not advocating a diet of potato chips and hot dogs, but canned soups, frozen entrees and easy-meal makers, like jarred marinara sauce, have a place in my home and on my menu. As a busy working parent, packaged foods can be lifesavers when I’m too time-pressed to assemble my bagged lunch or […]
There’s something addictive about salty snacks and sugary soda — science says so.
For instance, when your stress levels skyrocket, so does your need for potato chips. Research suggests that downing salty foods can decrease the amount of cortisol — a stress-producing hormone — in your body. At the same time, the feel-good hormone oxytocin increases, making you feel better after you indulge.
Sugar addiction is real , too. One study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating lots of the sweet stuff can stimulate regions in your brain associated with other addictions, like gambling or drug abuse.
Your move, then, is to nix these vices from your diet, so you can make room for the good stuff. […]
If you’re worried about your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), then you may want to take a look at your breakfast routine.
A new study has discovered that a fibre-rich diet can reduce bone damage in the painful, progressive disease.
In particular, researchers recommended eating muesli every morning as well as enough fruit and vegetables throughout the day.
They found in experiments on mice that fibre boosts a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, which play an important role in the health of joints and bones.Study leader Dr Mario Zaiss from Germany’s Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) said: ‘We were able to show that a bacteria-friendly diet has an anti-inflammatory effect, as well as a positive effect on bone density. A new […]
Buy Photo Grain bowls, salads, avocado toast. Diners’ choices have been growing when it comes to vegetarian, vegan and whole-foods meals, especially with the opening of more quick and casual restaurants with a health focus.
But finer-dining restaurants pay attention to vegetable-focused plates these days, too. Some cater to diners’ special diets by categorizing dishes on menus (such as “animal” and “vegetable,” or “root to leaf” and “nose to tail”) and noting which dishes are vegetarian or vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free. You’ll see it at restaurants such as Braise in Walker’s Point, Odd Duck in Bay View and Wolf Peach in Brewers Hill.
Casual restaurants, too, are including a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes on their menus, such as Cafe […]
Drones are coming to the wind industry in a big way. An $8 million cash injection for a little-known startup this month highlighted the growing importance of robotics in wind turbine operations and maintenance.
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based SkySpecs, which makes drone systems for wind farm inspections, gained the funding through a Series B financing round led by Statkraft Ventures with UL Ventures, Capital Midwest and previous backers Venture Investors, Huron River Ventures and others.
SkySpecs will use the cash to add greater intelligence to an autonomous system that the company says can carry out a full turbine rotor-blade inspection within 15 minutes, at the push of a button and with no additional human insight.
“This year we will enable owners to harness […]