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The Best Of Both Worlds

RANK 8 KEVIN DURANT COUNTRY USA TEAM WARRIORS ENDORSEMENTS $36M FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS 10.3M TWITTER FOLLOWERS 15.5M He chose the house in the hills because it provided the most expansive view: the Bay, the bridge, his new city, his new home. But now Kevin Durant feared it would be just another vantage point to sustain him through yet another injury. It had all been going so well too. Fifty-eight games into his maiden voyage with Golden State, he’d been averaging a tidy 25.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, shooting a career-high 53.8 percent. It was Feb. 28, a date he’d circled on his calendar—th
Popular Science
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An Egg A Day Could Help Babies Grow Bigger And Taller

Her? Pixabay Not every lad can eat four dozen eggs every morning to help him get large, but it turns out just one might do the trick. If you’re a baby, anyway. We may be lucky enough not to think about it in much of the United States, but worldwide there are tens of millions of children with stunted growth. Most of those kids are impoverished and often live in areas where access to nutritious food is limited. The World Health Organization has tried to ameliorate this problem by supplying fortified food products to underserved areas. The trouble is that those products are fairly expensive—poten
Popular Science
5 min read

Is Whole Wheat Bread Better Than White? That May Depend On Your Gut Bacteria.

Whether your blood sugar spikes after eating whole wheat or white bread depends on the microbes in your gut. Pexels Whole-wheat bread is better for you than white bread, right? Maybe. According to a study published today in the journal Cell Metabolism, the answer depends on the bacteria in your gut. “One of the reasons we focused on bread is that it’s one of the most heavily consumed foods worldwide,” says study author Eran Elinav, an immunology researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science. “It amounts to somewhere between 10 percent to 40 percent of our daily caloric content. And as such t