Why can’t we all touch our toes?

As a middle schooler, one of my life goals was the Presidential Fitness Award—an accolade given to those who passed a series of gym-class tests that included doing a number of pull ups, running a mile, and, among other things, the sit and reach: A flexibility test in which one sits with their legs outstretched…

The best way to reheat pizza (and some things you should never do)

PopSci is spending September relearning how to eat. As intuitive as our love of chowing down is, a lot stands between us and optimal eating. This month, we’ll break down diet myths, unlock delicious kitchen hacks, and explore our most common misconceptions about our grub. Order pizza, and there’s a good chance it’s gone within hours. Something about that round…

Want To Learn A New Language As An Adult? It’s Much Easier If You Learn Alongside The Kids

FamilyNew research shows adults learn languages as easily as kids—here are ideas on making language learning part of your family’s routine.ByAvery Elizabeth HurtPublished September 27, 2021Heading out on a nature walk near their Carbondale, Colorado, home, Rachel Mulry and her three kids review some words: verde (green), naranja (orange), rojo (red). The family is learning Spanish together, and naming the…