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Deep-Sea 'Octomom' Guards Eggs for Record 4.5 Years

A real-life "Octomom" off the coast of California has been declared a champion of parenting — and patience — in the animal world.<p>After the deep-sea …

Dangerous Over-the-Counter Medicine Combinations

<b>1. Dangerous duo: Tylenol and multi-symptom cold medicines</b><br>Many cough, cold, and flu combos contain acetaminophen to relieve sore throats, headaches, and fevers. Take Tylenol—which is also acetaminophen—on top of them and you might exceed the 4-gram (g) daily upper limit for this drug, says Jesse R. …

How to Get Up Early

<b>Picture Your Rivals</b><p><b>Name:</b> John Burk<p><b>Location:</b> Fort Stewart, Georgia<p><b>Occupation:</b> Instructor at the Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan<p>Burk’s a former drill sergeant, but that doesn’t mean a 4 a.m. wakeup call comes easy. So Burk remembers an old …

Be Slimmer, Stronger, and Smarter

What follows is a 24-hour plan for first targeting and then tapping into what may be your most valuable natural resource.<p><b>6:00 a.m. Flick Your Energy Switch</b><br>What you see as a good night's sleep, your body interprets as 8 hours of starvation. And so, in an effort to conserve energy, there's a dramatic …

The 5-Minute Workout Finisher That Will Melt Stubborn Belly Fat

Accelerate your weight loss with this bodyweight afterburner<p>A fast-paced, explosive finisher at the end of your workout is a fantastic way to fire up your fat burners.<p>“But you don’t always need to jump around and do high-intensity exercises to rev your metabolism,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., …

Weight Loss

The Right Way to Brush Your Teeth

(For more smart tips on improving your oral health—and smile—follow these 9 Surprising Ways to Whiten Your Teeth.)<p><b>1. You don’t clean at the right time of day.</b><p>“Your toothbrush should be the last thing your teeth touch at night,” says Edmond R. Hewlett, D.D.S., a professor at the UCLA School of …

World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve Created in Pacific

The area around the Pitcairn Islands is one of the most pristine places on Earth.<p>British Prime Minister David Cameron's government announced the creation of the world’s largest contiguous ocean reserve on Wednesday, setting aside 322,000 square miles (830,000 square kilometers) around the remote …

5 Healthy Habits That Aren't True Anymore

So how do you know what's obsolete and what isn't?<p>After surveying nearly 500 guys, we came up with a carbon-dated list of fossilized strategies and the 2015 tips to replace them.<p><b>How many times a day do you brush your teeth?</b><p><b>Once a day:</b> <b>28%</b><b><br>After each meal:</b> <b>6%</b><b><br>Twice a day, morning and evening:</b> <b>66%</b><p>You …

How to Be a Better Father

Our kids look up to you—take advantage of it while you can<p>Games of catch are a good start, but it's the deeper lessons that count. The best way to start: Minimize you kids' Wii-time in favor of we-time, no matter what activity you're engaged in. There are teaching opportunities everywhere—whether …

Parenting

21 Big Lessons From Little Kids

Hey Parents, listen up: While you're busy trying to teach your kid how to tie shoes, write the alphabet, and stop sneezing on you, your son or daughter is imparting some wisdom to you. Here are 21 things they know that you should never forget, no matter how old you are.<p><b>1.</b> Breakfast is the most …

Kids

How to Fix Back Pain

Save Your Spine with This Easy Fix<p>Banish back pain before it starts<p>About 80 percent of adults experience back pain during their lives, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While your workout can help strengthen your core and relieve back soreness, it may also be the culprit behind …