“One 60-minute run can add 7 hours to your life” claimed The Times last week. The story was based on a new review in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases that concluded that runners live, on average, three years longer than non-runners and that running will do more for your longevity than any other form of exercise. But there’s more to running than its health-enhancing effects. Research published in recent years has shown that donning your trainers and pounding the hills or pavements changes your brain and mind in some intriguing ways, from increasing connectivity between key functional hubs, to helping you regulate your emotions. The precise effects sometimes vary according to whether you engage in intense sprints or long distance running. Here, to coincide with a new feature article in The Psychologist – “Minds run free” – we provide a handy digest of the ways that running changes your mind and brain.
Theresa May on Wednesday distanced herself from the tone taken by some newspapers in covering her decision to call a snap election, which some have labelled “chilling” and “bitter and twisted”.
The Daily Mail sent shudders across social media with its front page featuring a close-up of the prime minster with the headline: “Crush the saboteurs”.
For the third time in four seasons, there will be two Madrid teams in the semifinals of the Champions League after Real, with a hat trick from Cristiano Ronaldo and the benefit of some dubious refereeing, edged by Bayern Munich in a dramatic game at the Bernabeu, while Atletico saw off Leicester City in England with a 1-1 draw.
Real Madrid led 2-1 after the first leg of the quarterfinals, but Robert Lewandowski put Bayern ahead on the day from the penalty spot. Ronaldo headed an equalizer and restored the aggregate lead, before an own-goal from Sergio Ramos leveled it at 3-3 and brought Bayern even on away goals. Arturo Vidal was then extremely unfortunate to be sent off before Ronaldo, clearly offside, gave Madrid the lead in the 104th minute. Marcelo, who had a superb game, then teed up a third for Ronaldo, who was offside again, and Marco Asensio got a fourth to make it 4-2 on the day, 6-3 on aggregate.
Three white men were killed and another wounded when a black gunman opened fire in Fresno, California, in a suspected race attack, police have said.
Kori Ali Muhammad shot 16 rounds in 90 seconds in the shooting spree on Tuesday, said Police Chief Jerry Dyer.
Short Bytes: Just when we thought that Fappening 2.0 leaks were over, the 4th wave arrived. This alleged leak of private pictures has affected Miley Cyrus, Rosario Dawson, and Suki Waterhouse. Reported by myth-busting publication Gossip Cop, the pictures were first posted on notorious website Celeb Jihad.
Almost two weeks after the last wave of Fappening 2.0 leaks, the leak of private pictures of more Hollywood celebrities has hit the web. The latest alleged victims of Fappening 2.0 are Miley Cyrus, Rosario Dawson, and Suki Waterhouse.
On April 4, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban scored a victory in his campaign against Western-backed institutions and companies when the parliament gave him the O.K. to shutter Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.
The move helps Orban tighten his grip on power and may well spell the end for CEU, a prestigious and financially independent institution funded by Hungarian-born George Soros, a U.S. financier who has given heavily to liberal causes around the globe.
In Budapest, tens of thousands of people, mainly students, marched in protest at the treatment of CEU on consecutive weekends in April. But Orban won’t be inclined to back down. His growing control of Hungary’s traditional media ensures favorable coverage for the government and few opportunities for the fragmented opposition to make its case.