Amy Barker

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8 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world — for good reason. It wakes us up, helps us stay on task, and provides an oft-needed energy boost.<p>And most of us in the Americas and Europe get our caffeine fix from coffee.<p>But people often worry that they should limit their coffee …

Coffee

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love

It all began with a floating leg.<p>Or, more specifically, an idea came tattooed on the leg of a woman kicking through the water in Key Largo, Fla., seen clear as day through Patrick Duffy’s diving goggles. Mr. Duffy, who ran a scuba diving therapeutic program for military veterans with his father, …

Tattoos

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift - Chowhound

Want some crack? I mean, crackle? People who have had it love it and it takes less than an hour to make. I mean, really, who can say no to salt, …

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

For the First Time in Decades, a Drug for Migraines Shows Promise

A new drug, called Erenumab, has shown promise in preventing migraine attacks, the intense headaches that chronically plague millions of adults each …

‘Rick And Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Had The Best Advice For A Fan Who Asked Him About Depression

Although Dan Harmon has had some creatively volatile moments, he is largely acknowledged to be a Good Dude. The creator of <i>Community</i>, <i>Rick And Morty</i>, and the podcast Harmontown was recently contacted by a fan on Twitter who asked him for advice on coping with depression.<p>While many would have simply …

New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month …

Medicine

When It Comes to Dog vs Cat Brains, It Looks Like We Have a Clear Winner

At least in terms of neuron count.<p>Ever since humanity split into dog and cat people, we've been arguing over which one of our beloved companions is a …

Samsung's graphene batteries could charge your phone in 12 minutes

While persistent efforts in phone design and software optimization have got us to the point where our handsets can now last a day on a single charge, there’s work to be done yet if we’re heading for a future rife with VR and AR apps.<p>To that end, Samsung says it’s inching closer to making better …

Here's Why You Really Shouldn't Clean The Wax From Your Ears

Step away from the Q-tips.<p>Earwax can feel a lot like the stuff inside pimples: It's gross, and cleaning it out feels satisfying. Even watching other …

10 Easy Holiday Treats to Make with Your Kids

I love making holiday cookies and treats with my kids. We keep a bunch in the freezer to take out when we have company, we love giving them away as …

Items You Should Never Order At Chain Restaurants, According To Their Employees

We're always pretty cautious about the food we order at restaurants, but apparently not cautious enough, according to a terrifying new AskReddit …

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

• Calories 37<br>• Fat 1.9g<br>• Satfat 1.2g<br>• Monofat 0.5g<br>• Polyfat 0.1g<br>• Protein 2.3g<br>• Carbohydrate 2.6g<br>• Fiber 0.1g<br>• Cholesterol 6mg<br>• Iron 0.1mg<br>• Sodium 115mg<br>• Calcium 71mg<p>How to …

The Best Way To Make Homemade Caramel

Here is the best way to make homemade caramel. First, put your sugar in a large, clean sauce pan. It needs to be clean to ensure the sugar crystals …

MRI Scans Reveal Differences in Brains of People With Anxiety and Depression

These debilitating conditions have a physical basis.<p>In the United States, approximately 16 million adults are diagnosed with major depression …

Is it major depression or bipolar disorder? Ask the heart

People suffering from bipolar disorder swing between emotional highs (manic episodes) and severe depression. Perhaps not surprisingly, they're often …

Depression

Science just proved that owning a dog makes you live longer

Dogs are great, and caring for a canine often comes with plenty of benefits. They make us laugh, keep us from being bored, and are often quite …

In a Major First, Scientists Edit DNA Within the Human Body

For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient’s body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the …

Weird Ways to Cook Eggs You Haven’t Thought of Yet

The humble egg isn't above being poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, fried — even pickled. But isn't it time we found new tricks for this fan …

Breakfast

Mysterious ‘dinosaur’ shark caught, called a ‘living fossil’ by researchers

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck the Earth many millions of years ago it spelled doom for countless species, while allowing many others …

10 Essential Oils That Will Give Your Mind, Body And Spirit A Boost

Rejuvenate and inspire your mind, body and spirit: Essential oils provide a <i>natural</i> approach to grooming, healing and your overall …

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Why you should never drink coffee on an empty stomach

For most of us, getting our a.m. coffee fix is an absolute necessity. After all, there's no better alarm clock than a warm mug of our favorite brew. And you don't even have to feel guilty about your daily habit; drinking coffee has tons of health benefits, such as protecting your brain from …

La Niña is here. What does that mean for our winter?

La Niña, the cooler sibling of El Niño, is here.<p>The La Niña climate pattern — a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean — is one of the main drivers of weather in the U.S. and around the world, especially during the late fall, winter and early …

Weather

French Toast with Vanilla Recipe

This vanilla French toast recipe is wonderful with thicker slices of bread, such as "Texas Toast." Or, use a brioche bread or challah.<p>Serve this …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Pineapple, lime & coconut delicious pudding

Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease 6 x 1 cup capacity ovenproof ramekins or bowls, then place into a deep oven tray. Evenly divide pineapple …

A handful of clinics is embracing a 'party drug' that could be a rapid-fire depression treatment — we got a look inside

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying.<p>Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation — reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.<p>These clients are patients at …

Depression