WEIRD FACTS

Cushioned shoes aren’t good for your feet

More and more research points to a serious mistake we made in how biomechanics works. By Derek Beres –  A new study from Helsinki found that the more you cushion your feet, the more likely you’ll get injured. This follows previous studies showing …

How genes influence preferences for tea or coffee

  Rich Haridy – Sensitivity to the bitterness of caffeine has been found to actually increase a person’s propensity to drink coffee (Credit: massonforstock/Depositphotos). Intriguing new research has revealed that people with a preference for drinking coffee over tea tend to display a genetic variant …