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David Carroll is a <a title="David Carroll - Freelance Writer & Designer" href="http://davidcarroll.me/">freelance writer</a>, self-published author, and chief health-nut at <a href="http://thepaleotoolkit.com">thepaleotoolkit.com</a>. Outside of work, he loves hurling (an amazing Irish sport), playing video games and hanging out with his dogs. Follow him on Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/davidashcarroll">@DavidAshCarroll</a>) and <a href="https://plus.google.com/114380471750974823567">Google+</a>.

Sony’s PlayStation VR is the virtual reality headset we’ve been waiting for

2016 was supposed to be the year of VR (I’ll be the first to admit I bought into the hype), but we’re now well into the fourth quarter and it has yet to take a firm...

How to quickly make sense of nutrition labels

To some people, nutrition labels are just something that occupies the space on the back of a food package; a collection of words and numbers that make little practical sense. But...

5 reasons why cold showers are good for your health

If you decide to try cold showers for yourself, I recommend transitioning gradually from hot to cold at first to avoid shocking your system. And if you have a history of heart...

What’s your “body fat set point” and how can you change it?

Have you ever wondered why some people are quite heavy, despite eating carefully, while others seem to stay slim no matter how much they cram up the cram hole?? It might be down...

6 Easy ways to get rid of bad breath

There's nothing wrong with morning breath. Yes, it smells like hot garbage and could probably kill an elephant, but it's perfectly normal....

EU vote on Paris Agreement seals the deal on climate change

In October, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to ratify the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. ...

Big announcements for gadget fans from the “Made by Google” event

There was a lot covered at the 90-minute event, and some announcements were definitely more interesting than others. Here's everything you need to know...

What is “periodization,” and how can it help you get fitter?

Have you been training for a while and seem to have reached a ceiling? Maybe you can't seem to improve your running pace, or it's been a long time since you added any pounds to...

5 ways to improve flexibility, and why it’s important

Keeping your body supple can help prevent injury, improve your posture and performance in the gym, and even fend off conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis. ...

7 benefits of walking as a form of exercise

Weight training, running, CrossFit, swimming — when it comes to improving our fitness, these are some of the phrases that instantly come to mind. But we're forgetting one of the...

Planning on having children? Then you might wanna cut back on watching TV

A new study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark has shown that spending excessive amounts of time watching TV can seriously lower your sperm count....

5 Effective cardio exercises that don’t involve running

Cardio is one of the best ways to keep your heart, lungs and mind in shape, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, it can also get boring really fast. Most people turn to running when...

Study confirms dogs understand what you’re saying, and how you say it

There's been a long-standing belief among dog owners that our furry little friends "get" what we're saying, and are particularly adept at gauging our emotions. ...

Study: Facebook gym selfies driven by narcissism, and other shocking revelations

"It might come as little surprise that Facebook status updates reflect people's personality traits," said Dr. Tara Marshall, psychology lecturer at Brunel, in a press release....

How to tell if you’re a workaholic, and what to do about it

Did you know that Americans work longer hours than their counterparts elsewhere in the world, including even wealthy countries like Japan, Germany and the UK?...