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9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Go on: Buy yourself flowers.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to improve your chances for complete and utter …

Happiness

You Won't Recognize the Shampoo Bottle of the Future

It's sleek, streamlined, and missing one key feature.<p>Picture this: It's years from today and you're starting up your morning routine. You climb in the shower, reach for the shampoo bottle and flip up the cap....actually, stop right there. The shampoo bottle of the future has no cap. At least that's …

You Know How Your Hair Looks the Best Right *Before* a Haircut? Here's Why

Sabotage, that's why.<p>I'm no Lavoisier or Bill Nye, but I know a scientific phenomenon when I see one.<p>Four of seven <i>Marie Claire</i> editors have also experienced this anomaly, so as a "journalist" with the "scientific aptitude" of a random dude who builds vinegar-baking soda volcanoes on public-access …

We Finally Know Why Eating Fish During Pregnancy Improves Baby's Brains

It's no secret that eating fish rich in fatty acids during pregnancy boosts baby's brain health, but a new study dives into the why.<p>We already knew that eating fish during pregnancy ensures a good balance of the omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids essential for the brain development of an unborn …

5 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Put in a little work on Sunday, and you'll be set for the rest of the week.<p>What better way to start the New Year off right then to re-think your …

Breakfast

5 Ways to Eat Healthy-ish All Year Long

When your job involves tasting mozzarella sticks and pies all day like our editors, you learn a few things about how to eat (mostly) healthy-ish the rest of the time. On our latest foodcast, our editors share how they balance cookies with kale.<p>Mozzarella sticks. Onion rings. Cookies. Several pies. …

Cooking

Recipes Keepin' It Simple with Five (or Fewer) Ingredients

Your relationships may be complicated, but your recipes don't have to be.<p>You've got the recipe open on your kitchen counter as you take a deep dive into your pantry for dried Turkish figs, whole mustard seeds, and do you even own a mortar and pestle? Life has gotten so complicated. Recipes have …

Cooking

2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

2015 was a wild year in technology advancements and decay, and there is no reason to think that 2016 won’t follow suit…<p>We have seen the biggest tech acquisition in history with Dell snapping up EMC for $67 billion; HP splitting into two companies; Google turning into a subsidiary of Alphabet; and …

38 popular diets ranked from best to worst

Happy New Year’s resolution time! Are you looking to change up the way you eat? Well, you’re not without choices, that’s for sure.<p>With so many diet plans out there, each promising their own version of better health, weight loss, or both, it’s difficult to know which ones will actually help you …

Diets

Here's Why You Can Never Lose Your Spare Tire | Men's Health

My friend is that guy who polishes off those last wings you didn’t eat, orders an appetizer with every meal, and comes back from hitting the head at the ballgame with a dark lager and a 12” Philly Cheesesteak.<p>About a year ago he decided he wanted to slim down. So he went paleo. Adios chips, …

Why scented candles could cause cancer

Scientists have found some perfumed products in the home can create unhealthy levels of formaldehyde<p>With the winter winds howling at the door, the thought of battening the hatches and lighting a scented candle is understandably appealing.<p>But new research suggests scented candles could actually be …

Wines to drink if you want to lose weight

The holidays are behind us and so too is the season of indulgence.<p>But if you’ve pledged lose those extra pounds in the new year do you have to forgo your nightly glass of wine? Some wine have as little as 90 calories per glass, while others can be up to 300.<p>Here are four categories of wine that’ll …

Sparkling Wine

Mystery Human Ancestor Found in African Genes – Percolator - Blogs

We are not alone. An unknown group of archaic humans interbred with our more modern species in Africa thousands of years ago, contributing DNA that …

University of Pennsylvania

Watch This Video to See Through an Animal’s Eyes

To coincide with my feature story on the evolution of the eye, the good people at Nat Geo created this wonderful video. It includes a look at some bonus photos from the talented David Liittschwager, and an interview with vision expert Tom Cronin.<p>As he says, “Other animals don’t see the same things …

The Secret Ingredient for Amazing Guacamole

You've been making it wrong this whole time.<p>I don't expect everyone to agree with what I'm about to say, but I have some very strong opinions about guac that I need to get out. And do know that these feelings come after eating pounds upon pounds of guacamole during my lifetime. My working mantra? …

Meditation for Those Who Say They Can't

Are you someone who is too busy to meditate? Too stressed to relax? You just can't sit still or quiet your mind? To you who say you can't meditate this information is specifically for you.<p><i>Why</i> you should meditate:<p>1. Meditation has proven to increase grey-matter in the brain improving learning, …

Meditation

This Study Will Make You Happy You’re So Emotional

There are lots of reasons not to bottle up your emotions. The general consensus is that you’re happier, healthier and have better relationships when you let those feelings out. And now a new study says you can add one more benefit to the list: Your work will be better if you use it to express your …

Research

6 Reasons Why Your Hangover Lasted More Than One Day | Women's Health

1. You Didn’t Hydrate Enough<br>“Alcohol has a diuretic effect—heavy drinking may maximize that,” says Vincent Pedre, M.D., author of <i>Happy Gut</i>. Drinking can dehydrate you—even more so if you’re vomiting or suffering from diarrhea. And this—on top of mineral imbalances (from the influx of booze and loss …

Stop Eating Egg Whites and Drinking Green Juice! Love, Channing Tatum's Nutritionist

"I never have a client where my only goal is weight loss. I want them to have more energy and have better skin."<p>"People do resolutions and they're done with them by the end of January," says glowing green human Kimberly Snyder, the nutritionist behind Hollywood hard-bodies like Channing Tatum (and …

Exactly What You Should Eat Every Day in 6 Simple Charts

Finally, some guidelines you can actually digest.<p>So the government changed its mind about what you're supposed to eat. It pulls this party trick every five years, at which point a team of Very Important medical and dietary experts assess what people actually eat and use that research to tweak their …

22 Supermarket Items You Should Leave on the Shelf (and What to Get Instead)

The best life advice I've ever gotten was from my high school physics teacher. His philosophy? It's <i>okay</i> to be lazy. Good, in fact. You should <i>want</i> to do things the easiest way possible, as that's what's going to drive you toward finding ever-more efficient ways to do them. Of course, the unspoken …

Cooking

Skin Deep: How to Get Model Skin

The fashion industrys top models reveal their complexion-saving tips<p>The fashion industry's top models reveal their complexion-saving tips

From yogurt to kombucha, fermented foods benefit your overall health

<i>Nutritionist Keri Glasman is founder of Nutritious Life and a member of the TODAY Tastemaker team, a select group of nationally recognized lifestyle experts. This is her first column for TODAY.com.</i><p>Your gut is one hot topic. I don’t mean the extra weight you may be carrying around your midsection. …

Nutrition

You need to read this before you get your next haircut

“A haircut is to a face what cropping is to a selfie,” says celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves. When you ask any hairstylist for new haircut, most will …

Hair

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical wellbeing, but it turns out that sleep position may be another important …

Sleep

Six-Pack Model Mom Lost Almost 28 Pounds of Baby Weight in 2 Weeks

And 10 months after the birth of her son, her insane abs are back.<p>Lingerie model Sarah Stage gave birth less than a year ago, and while most women say it takes at least the length of their pregnancy to shed their baby weight (and experts recommend gradual weight loss of no more than 4.5 pounds per …

Hacking Your Brain: Neurotech Startups Aim To Treat Depression, Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Through Headsets

Startups are looking to disrupt the treatment of brain disorders by merging technology and neuroscience. They claim that advancements in brain …

Mice Can Detect Alzheimer’s By Smell

Sniffer mice identify disease-carrying mice<p>Scientists have long been looking for a biomarker for Alzheimer’s, a chemical indication of the disease that may appear before typical symptoms manifest. Now researchers might have gotten a step closer: special mice were able to distinguish between the …

Dementia

Marijuana helps Alzheimer’s patients, study finds

Adding marijuana to the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease “is safe and a promising treatment option”, Israeli researchers conclude, in the latest study on the burgeoning practice.<p>Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating and fatal degenerative neurological disease affecting more than five million …

Dementia

Five Ways to Promote Sleep in Alzheimer's Patients

Considering the prevalence of Alzheimer's, it is critical that proper attention be given towards the expected symptoms and setbacks. One of the most frequent inconveniences Alzheimer's patients deal with is sleeplessness. It is common for people with dementia or Alzheimer's to be restless during …