John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Published 7:10 AM EDT Sep 15, 2018 Our fractious debate over tax incentives for development might reach a consensus quicker if not for a gaping void in our knowledge — whether incentives actually work. Tax incentives get derided as big bucks for billionaires, even as proponents say they're crucial to the revival of a city like Detroit. Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.. So over the years, I've listened to economists and academic researchers who have studied tax incentives like the kind Ford will get to revamp the Michigan Central Station. And these academics more or less unanimously say "no," that incentives like those coming Ford's way aren't needed because almost all projects getting incentives would happen anyway without them. Economists call this the "but-for" question: Would the project never happen but for the tax breaks? As I've written before, Timothy Bartik, an economist with the Upjohn … [Read more...] about Do tax incentives for billionaires really work for Detroit?
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Looking for a way to vary your workout and challenge yourself at the same time? Just slow down.Sebastien Lagree recommends giving your workout regimen the slow motion treatment that focus on time under tension (TUT) — regardless of how much the impatient guy at the gym stews waiting on you to get off the bench. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The former bodybuilder turned fitness engineer believes it’s better to lift slower for more intensity than lifting heavier weights. And his clientele, which has included Kim Kardashian, Meghan Markle, Sofia Vergara, former MLB star Johnny Damon, and NBA guard Courtney Lee, have bought into Lagree’s philosophies. His Lagree Fitness Method is now taught in over 300 locations worldwide, where his Megaformer and Supra machines are used to sculpt bodies through slow, controlled movements against resistance. Lagree is an advocate of a radical TUT practice during weight training exercises, with even longer periods than other … [Read more...] about Does This Trendy Time Under Tension Workout Really Work?
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Time is of the essence these days or, at least, a lack of it. Studies show a busy and overworked life has become somewhat of “an aspirational status symbol.” As a result of all this busyness, the popularity of quick workouts, such as high intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) or quick workout apps (like the Streaks workout app) offer a degree of fitness in just a little longer than a lengthy commercial break. But do they work? And could they be as effective as a more expensive or time-consuming workout? Quick workouts really do work — in a pinch Science says yes — at first glance. A 2016 study of sedentary men over 12 weeks examined whether sprint interval training (SIT), 1-minute bursts of intense exercise within a 10-minute routine, could improve insulin sensitivity (lowering your blood sugar) and cardiometabolic health as well as a 50-minute workout. And what do you know, the benefits proved similar. Michael Joyner, … [Read more...] about Do 5-minute workouts really work?
0 Comments Many of us swear by herbal remedies like Echinacea and St John's Wort... but do they really work? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Herbal remedies have been the foundation of healthcare throughout history, and many modern drugs are derived from plants. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/many-of-us-swear-by-herbal-remedies-like-echinacea-and-st-johns-wort-but-do-they-really-work-37023871.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37023880.ece/324ca/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-19_lif_41849423_I7.JPG Email Herbal remedies have been the foundation of healthcare throughout history, and many modern drugs are derived from plants. But while sometimes only prescribed drugs and medical treatments are suitable, the British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA) points out that even today, herbs can be ideal complements to modern medicines. It's estimated that more than a third of us regularly use traditional herbal medicines to treat minor ailments, such as coughs … [Read more...] about Many of us swear by herbal remedies like Echinacea and St John’s Wort… but do they really work?
Dermatologists tell us what ingredients to look for in a skin serum to treat a variety of skin conditions.As you get older, you might start to look a little more intently at the rows of lotions and potions at the drugstore and the beauty counter. You may wonder which ones can really help your skin look more like it used to — minus the wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging.One word that’s showing up on labels a lot these days is “serum” — typically on products that promise to brighten and smooth your skin and help roll back the clock. These little glass bottles contain a host of impressive-sounding ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and L-ascorbic acid. But do they really work?We asked Dr. Abigail Waldman, instructor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Maryam M. Asgari, associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, for their take on serums: what they’re for, how to use them, what … [Read more...] about Skin potions that really work