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What If You Never Felt Pain?

What If You Never Felt Pain?

Whether it’s a bee sting or a kick in the groin, pain sucks. But we need these unpleasant sensations so we know when something is wrong or when to avoid danger. Life Noggin explores the nature of pain, and some conditions which prevent people from feeling it.

What If We Didn’t Need Sleep

What If We Didn’t Need Sleep

We’ve pulled our share of all-nighters over the years, but have drawn the line somewhere around 36 hours without sleep. But the What If channel explores what life might be like if sleep weren’t a necessity for our brains and bodies. It turns out having all that extra time would have sweeping implications, both good and bad.

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If You Never Pooped Again

If You Never Pooped Again

Despite people’s discomfort with the subject, pooping is something we all do. For shits and giggles, The Infographics Show decided to answer the hypothetical question of what kinds of horrors would happen if you never dropped the kids off at the pool again.

Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs

Vibes discreetly slip into your ears and lower the volume at a concert or event, while also enhancing sound clarity. You won’t look like a dork while they’re in, but you will be protecting your hearing from all of those decibels. Grab a 2-pack today in The Awesomer Shop.

EarDial Live Music Earplugs

EarDial Live Music Earplugs

We love going to concerts and clubs too, but with loud music, your ears can take serious damage. These earplugs protect your eardrums by reducing volume by 20dB, and won’t make you look like a dork. Grab a set in The Awesomer Shop today.

Brain-controlled Exoskeleton

Brain-controlled Exoskeleton

While the world certainly can feel like a horrible place some days, it’s videos like these that give us hope for the future. Watch in awe as a man who is paralyzed from the neck down was able to walk and move his arms thanks to a prototype robotic exoskeleton controlled by his own brain. More here.

Why Exercise Is Hard

Why Exercise Is Hard

Exercise is important to our health and long-term survival. So why is it that our genetic programming doesn’t make it something that we instinctively crave? MinuteEarth explores how evolution may have affected our feelings about working out and being active.

The Most Painful Things

The Most Painful Things

While you might think that hangnail you got pulling off your socks hurt, The Infographics Show is here to remind us of some of the many much more painful sensations that humans can endure. The thought that the worse the burn, the less it hurts gives us no solace.

Casually Explained: Being Healthy

Casually Explained: Being Healthy

“One of the ways you can see if you’re not getting enough anti-oxidants is by looking at your skin and seeing if it’s starting to rust.” Casually Explained digs into health foods, diet trends, counting calories, and nutrition in this snarky, yet surprisingly informative clip about taking care of out bodies.

Is Meat Bad for You?

Is Meat Bad for You?

You might think that mammals always ate meat, but it turns out it was an evolutionary necessity due to changes in Earth’s climate. Kurzgesagt explores whether or not this change in our diets was actually good for us, or if eating meat truly has a negative impact on our health.

Dyson Pure Cool Me Fan

Dyson Pure Cool Me Fan

Dyson’s unusual looking Pure Cool Me fan isn’t just designed to cool you off. It’s got a replaceable HEPA air filter and activated carbon filter in the base that removes 99.97% of dust, pollutants, and other unhealthy allergens, so the air isn’t just cool, it’s clean.

The Science of Pain

The Science of Pain

There are few things in life that are worse than suffering from severe pain. But as this clip from TED-Ed points out, our sense of pain can act in some truly mysterious ways, sometimes even triggering solely from thinking that we’re injured.

Philips Snoring Relief Band

Philips Snoring Relief Band

One of the more compelling gadgets we spotted at the IFA 2019 Global Press Conference. Wear this band around your chest at night, and it sends out subtle, non-disruptive vibrations to make you change positions, improving sleep and health for you and your bed partner. Coming soon.

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Special Effects for Medical Simulation

Special Effects for Medical Simulation

Greg Loan used to build creatures for theme parks. Now, he’s taken his knowledge of prosthetics, effects, and robotics to create simulators for Boston Children’s Hospital, so doctors can practice procedures and improve outcomes for real patients. More Here.

AbleChair Powered Wheelchair

AbleChair Powered Wheelchair

Spinoflex’s AbleChair is an electric wheelchair that offers a variety of positions. You can raise or lower the chair, you can use it in a standing position, and even recline and fully lie down in it. You can control it via its app and even save presets.

The Science of Skin

The Science of Skin

Most of us already knew that skin was the largest organ in our bodies. But that’s just scratching the epidermis. TED-Ed explains how human skin works, and a few of the many functions that our outermost layers serve to keep us alive and functioning.

LifeStraw Home Pitcher

LifeStraw Home Pitcher

LifeStraw is known for its outdoor water filter straws. The company is now bringing its expertise to the home with this elegant but highly effective two-stage filtration system. The Home pitcher also has an easy fill lid and is made of shatter-resistant glass.

Vitagene DNA Test & Health Plan

This DNA test kit provides you with info about your genetics, providing pesonalized guidance on the best nutritional and exercise plans for you, along with data on your global ancestry. Plus, Vitagene won’t sell or publish personal information. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

Vertiball

Vertiball

The Vertiball is a wall- and surface-mountable massage ball that lets you easily target the problem areas on your back and apply the level of pressure that you want. It comes with a suction base that lets you take and use the Vertiball anywhere.

A Celebrity Trainer at Work

A Celebrity Trainer at Work

Celebrity trainer Jason Walsh sums up the routines and exercises that he used to get Bradley Cooper, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Brie Larson, Alison Brie and Emma Stone in shape for their various roles in movies and TV.

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MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit

MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit

MyMedic’s Solo is a single-person first aid kit. It contains items that will let you take care of 99% of the most common injuries at home, at work and outdoors. It comes in a waterproof case and comes with a paracord.

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Forget cheap drugstore first aid kits. Be prepared for anything with this military-grade pack, which comes packed with useful emergency medical items, from bandages and splints, to a stethoscope, scalpel, blood pressure cuff, burn dressings, and much more.

Can Screens Damage Your Eyes?

Can Screens Damage Your Eyes?

These days, we all spend countless hours staring at digital screens, from smartphones, to tablets, to televisions, to computers. But is the notion that looking at these backlit devices can permanently harm your eyesight a myth or reality? SciShow provides their brief take.

What If You Ate Only Chips?

What If You Ate Only Chips?

What do you mean “what if?” But seriously, don’t do it. AsapScience explains just how bad things would get if your diet consisted of only chips or other fried potato products such as fries. You’d get lots of Vitamin C, but not much else.

How Video Games Affect Us

How Video Games Affect Us

There are lots of different schools of thought on how playing video games can both positively and negatively affect our brains and bodies. WIRED spent some time trying to separate myth and opinion from hard science and data in this fascinating report on the subject.

How to Improve Your Memory

How to Improve Your Memory

AsapScience dishes out a handful of simple tips that we can follow which may help improve our memory, such as doing cardio exercises, eating healthy snacks, having healthy relationships, and having the right amount of challenges to stimulate our brains.

Treadly Treadmill

Treadly Treadmill

The Treadly is a treadmill for people who don’t have a lot of space in their home. It’s just 5″ thick and has a foldable handrail. It has a capacity of 250lb and lets you go up to 5mph. Instead of buttons, it uses zones on the belt to help you control the speed.

Why Do We Sweat?

Why Do We Sweat?

Whether you ate spicy food, sprinted a mile, are anxious, or have a fever, your body is going to make some sweat. But what science is at play here? TED-Ed’s John Murnan explores the complicated inner workings of our bodies which cause perspiration.

EarJellies Earplugs

EarJellies Earplugs

EarJellies are made of a special kind of silicone that should make them 17 times softer than foam earplugs. They also conform better to your ear canal’s shape and exert very little pressure so you’ll barely feel they’re there. Each pack contains five sizes of earplugs.

Homeopathy Explained

Homeopathy Explained

“Faith can move mountains, but sugar water can’t cure cancer.” Kurzgesagt explains the basics and origins of homeopathy. It’s often touted as an alternative to expensive treatments, even though it often does nothing except make you think it’s doing something.

How Does Anesthesia Work?

How Does Anesthesia Work?

If you’ve ever had surgery, you know the strange sensation of counting backwards, then basically remembering until you wake up in recovery. TED-Ed explains the science behind modern anesthesia, and how they keep you from moving, feeling pain, or forming memories.

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