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Can't Sleep? 7 Drug-Free Strategies to Try

So many of us struggle with the issue of not getting enough sleep, and it can be one of the most frustrating problems to experience. I get it. For many years, I was an insomniac. Then, I spent a decade working 18 hours a day and giving up my sleep as a ticket to greater productivity. Burnout was my …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

The Simple Flirting Technique That Really Works

So why is your voice so important when it comes to sex appeal? Researchers say that our ability to alter our voices (and our ability to pick up on subtle differences in others' voices) is the result of evolutionary changes; basically, voices can predict biological factors that make someone a good …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

<b>Oil Pulling</b><br>If you haven't heard the buzz about oil pulling yet, it's time to get on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) may help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and …

8 Mood-Boosting Foods That Can Cure a Bad Day

<b>Strawberries, Oranges, and Mango</b><br>Vitamin C has serious immune-boosting power, but did you also know that it can boost your mood? This powerful antioxidant has been shown to decrease depressive symptoms by helping your body stop the buildup of free radicals and recover faster from stress (talk about …

The Exercise Accessory That's Vital to Your Workout

Without this, you may find that your gym habit seriously suffers.<p>Shutterstock<p>You've got your giant water bottle, a super-supportive sports bra, and the perfect pair of shoes—but without your earbuds, this gear may be essentially useless: In a new survey by music lifestyle brand Sol Republic, 40 …

How to Help Him Last Longer in Bed

So, how do you do it? The study's lead researcher, Antonio Pastore, M.D., Ph.D., explained that the exercises involved contracting the perineal muscles—the area between the tailbone and the genitals—in basically the same way that you'd perform Kegel exercises. Participants in the study also used …

The Simple Way to Eat More Mindfully

No torturously slow eating required<p>Shutterstock<p>It may make you feel like you’re in a <i>Portlandia</i> skit, but eating local and learning more about where your food came from can have more than just environmental benefits. If you know the story behind your food's origins, you may enjoy eating it more—and …

Bowel cancer screening uptake 'must improve'

<b>Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just over half of those eligible in England come forward for the test.</b><p>Beating Bowel Cancer urged more people to come forward, and Public Health England to make it a priority to increase screening rates.<p>Figures …

Sex Can Help You Sleep

There’s science to back it up, too: It all has to do with hormone production during intercourse, says Saralyn Mark, M.D., associate professor of medicine and OB/GYN at the Yale School of Medicine. See, sex boosts the production of oxytocin (which helps you and your S.O. bond) and decreases the …

20 Things Men Will Never Understand About Women

<b>You take everything out of one bag and put it into another bag…and you do this all the time?</b> Seriously, why not just have one purse?<p><b>Somehow, all the important stuff always goes to the bottom of that bag.</b> Shouldn't your keys be easier to find? Are you sure that's your purse? You didn't steal another …

5 Mind Hacks to Better Manage Your Attitude

Do you know that your brain can be hacked to better serve your purpose?<p>Allow me to share my story.<p>A few months shy of my eighth birthday, I became homeless. I prefer to call it "couch surfing." Only I didn't sleep on couches, but on three strangers' living room floors. I was fortunate. It would've …

5 White Vegetables You Should Eat More Of (And Why)

<i>By Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN</i><p>Everyone knows that once spring is in the air, we can welcome back our white wardrobes. Why wait till Memorial Day? Fashion experts have assured us that we are not breaking the law if we slip into those white jeans today!<p>But there's a better way to get the benefits …

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You

Did your husband just look up and to the left when you asked him if anything was going on with that woman he had dinner with? Did your daughter provide few details when you asked her what she was doing out late last night? Did your friend nervously pick at his fingernails when you asked him if your …

What Personality Might Have To Do With Drug Abuse Risk

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 04/16/2014 08:34 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>People with certain personality traits may be at increased risk for drug use problems, and studying personality may help researchers better understand and treat these problems, according to a new review.<p>Many studies …

What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Relationship

According to a new study, spooning with your partner really does say something about your relationship.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Abbott Laboratories profit beats forecast, but sales lag | Reuters

(Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, but combined sales of its nutritional products, medical devices and generic medicines were slightly below Wall Street expectations.<p>The company earned $375 million, or 24 cents a share, in the three …

When Exercise Is Bad for You

Everyone knows that exercise helps to promote good health and a longer life. Why then does it always seem to forsake me? Maybe because when it comes to exercise, I'm just a dork.<p>I am not, have never been, and will never be, a "hard body." I'm fluffy, to say the least. But I have a deep affection …

M26 closed: Seven injured in five-vehicle crash on London-bound carriageway

<b>Seven people have been take to hospital following a five-vehicle pile-up on the M26.</b><p>A section of the motorway has been closed in both directions for …