According to one futurist, the next frontier for human innovation is the body itself. In a talk at Fast Company's European Innovation Festival, historian and international bestselling author, Yuval Noah Harari, said that the human body is on a crash course with technology. 'It’s increasingly hard to tell where I end and where the computer begins,' Harari said, as reported by Fast Company. Scroll down for video In the future, humans and technology will be impossible to differentiate from one another says one prominent futurist. Yuval Noah Harari (pictured, file photo) spoke recently during Fast Company's European Innovation Festival 'In the future, it is likely that the smartphone will not be separated from you at all,' Harari said. 'It may be embedded in your body or brain, constantly scanning your biometric data and your emotions.' Merging humans with technology, Harari said, would represent the biggest revolution humankind has ever known. … [Read more...] about Futurist predicts humans will soon merge with technology in our species’ biggest revolution yet, and claims our ancestors ‘would think we are already Gods’
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A report revealed that in the last 20 years there’s been a downturn in a number of important nutrients we’re getting from the food we eat. Rob Hobson, a London-based nutritionist and Head of Nutrition at Healthspan, offers some tips to get more Are you getting all the key nutrients you need from your diet? Probably not, if the latest research is anything to go by. Just this week, a report revealed that in the last 20 years there’s been a downturn in a number of important nutrients we’re getting from the food we eat. The figures, from the UK Health and Food Supplements Information service, showed that our fruit and vegetable intakes are still below the recommended level – and some adults’ intakes have actually fallen by a third. The intake of fiber – which has a host of health benefits including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer - is also low. Only 4 percent of women and 9 percent of men eat the … [Read more...] about What does a ‘perfect’ day of eating look like? Nutritionist reveals the best combos to max out your vitamin intake – whether you’re a meat lover or vegan
BRITNEY Spears showed off her incredible toned body while doing gymnastics in the garden with her boyfriend Sam Asghari. The pop superstar, 37, celebrated a year since she started doing the exercises and it is very clearly paying off. Britney spent the video balanced on 25-year-old Sam's feet, before doing back flips and other spectacular bends. She looked incredible in a neon yellow sports bra with flannel short-shorts. The star captioned the Instagram post: "It's been exactly a year today since I've done gymnastics... lol "Such a beautiful day to play outside and work up a sweat with the help of this mate!!!!"As you can see, my back is too stiff on my back walkovers !! He's trying to loosen me up and he's great !!! Such a fun day !!!!" Fans are used to witnessing Britney's fitness regimes as she often uploads videos of herself on Instagram. Last week fans got a glimpse of her gym routine, wearing a turquoise sports bra with a pair of blue gym shorts. Britney Spears does the splits … [Read more...] about Britney Spears shows off incredible toned body as she does gymnastics with Sam Asghari in her garden
The news that the number of girls and boys in the UK with eating disorders is on the rise is a timely reminder that we have a body image problem. However, it's not a problem we can hope to solve unless we consider the role that perceptions of gender play in the nation's emotional wellbeing. According to new research led by Dr Nadia Micali of University College London, the number of diagnosed cases of eating disorders rose 13% between 2003 and 2009. While the majority of cases are still found in girls and young women, there is a growing awareness that this is a male issue too. Indeed, the highest rates of new cases are found among boys aged 10 to 14. In March, teachers claimed that the promotion of ideal body types in the media is reducing both boys' and girls' confidence in their own physiques, a problem that is estimated to affect 78% of girls and 51% of boys. There's a well-worn but useful saying in gender debates that while men look at women as sex objects, women look at men as … [Read more...] about Eating disorders: how do we improve the body image of our boys and girls?
When I was young and single I always assumed that, when I had a son or daughter, they would follow in my footsteps. Sure, they might not spend years working in a call centre or grow a highly dubious chin-fluff goatee in their early twenties, but I thought they would copy some things I do. Like which football team I support. After all, supporting Raith Rovers would follow family tradition. My dad was a Rovers fan and so was his dad. So was his dad, probably, although I have no idea. Let’s say he was, for narrative purposes. I could have supported Queen of the South (the closest team to our home) or Albion Rovers (the team my mum grew up following), but I didn’t. If the Harrow men supported Raith Rovers, that was enough for me too. And it has been. For 20-odd years until he passed away a couple of years ago, my dad and I shared lots of highs, lows and deeply unsatisfying draws together. They are some of my happiest memories with him, outwith the time he let me join his … [Read more...] about What if my child does not want to support my football team?