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The One Factor That Determines How Happy You Are

Well, this is a surprise...<p>No doubt, someone in your life—whether it's a college roommate, your mom, or a therapist—has asked you the dreaded question: "Are you happy?" The tricky thing about answering is, how do you even decide just how happy you are? According to a new study published in the</i> …

The Awesome Side Effect of Drinking Water with Your Meals

We're officially convinced that H20 has magical properties.<p>We doubt you needed more proof that hydrating with H20 is essential, but we've got it: Drinking water with meals was linked to an increase in fruit and veggie consumption in a new study out of Spain.<p><b>MORE:</b> 5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong<p>The …

Stroke blood clot drug in safety review

A group of experts is being appointed by the UK's medicines watchdog to examine the safety of a drug often used to treat stroke patients.<p>The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency believes the benefits of taking Alteplase outweigh the risks but wants to make sure all the evidence is …

5 Health Benefits of Being an Early Riser

Set your alarm, then start reaping the rewards.<p>You know that saying about the early bird catching the worm? Well, there's science to back it up: A growing body of research demonstrates that early risers have advantages when it comes to their energy levels, moods, and workout habits. We lay out the …

The Gratitude Challenge: Does Expressing Thanks Every Day Make You Happier?

In an interview with author Gretchen Rubin, author and University of Houston research professor Brené Brown said, "I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness -- it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude." Brown's philosophy wasn't wrong, at least …

14 Stages of Comfortable in a Relationship

Or how to tell if you've reached THAT point in your bond.<p>Relationships tend to follow a continuum of comfortableness. One day you're doing the fake reach for the check after dinner, and the next you're playing rock, paper, scissors to choose who will make the trip to Chipotle for lunch. Clearly …

20 Things Men Will Never Understand About Women

The Women's Health Guy Next Door admits that he's completely and utterly confused by our gender.<p>I can't recall exactly how old I was when I learned that I'd probably spend the rest of my life trying to understand women. The lesson started with a simple proposition beneath the jungle gym: "I'll show …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt, and Hips

Trainers, yoga teachers, and pilates instructors love it—and you will too.<p>Even if you don’t know the Bridge by name, we bet you’re familiar with the pose. This resistance move is super popular with fitness trainers as well as yoga and pilates instructors because it’s simple yet strengthens your …

Q&A: Do Certain Body Parts Lose Weight Faster Than Others?

Finally, an explanation for why you need a smaller bra size but your jeans still feel tight.<p><b>The question:</b> It seems like it's easier to lose weight in certain spots than others—do some body parts slim down at a faster rate?<p><b>The expert:</b> Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., a Philadelphia-based nutritionist<p><b>The</b> …

11 Skin-Care Habits to Start NOW to Get Gorgeous Skin for Years to Come

Score stunning skin for life.

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Weight Loss

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

19 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasms

Everything you want to know about the big O—including how to have the best one yet!<p>How long does it take to cross the finish line? Which positions make you most likely to climax? And is it really possible to have an orgasm every time? We have the answers to all of your biggest O-related …

Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

Drug Offers Hope For Those With Alopecia Areata

For millions of people, the condition, which causes hair loss, leads to shame and mental anguish. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Dr. Raphael Clynes about a possible cure.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>Reversing hair loss has vexed researchers for years. But now, a promising breakthrough. This is …

8 Signs You Need To Be Getting More Vitamin D

This nutrient is notoriously hard to get from food—so you need to be extra vigilant and keep an eye out for these clues you may not be getting enough<p>The benefits of vitamin D, backed up by tons of research, ring loud and clear: strong bones, improved mood, even more efficient weight loss. But signs …

10 Things Single Women Are SO Sick of Hearing

We know you have good intentions, but...please...stop.<p>We all know being single can be fan-freaking-tastic, and of course, there are also times when you really miss all that relationship stuff. But regardless of how you feel about your single status, the following phrases are guaranteed to irritate …

3 Signs You're Dehydrated

Thirst isn't the only tipoff that you need to drink up.<p>Ask any fitness expert to list a couple of common workout roadblocks, and dehydration will likely always make the cut. It's a killer! You need water to exercise—you <i>thrive</i> on it—yet so many women spend their days dehydrated. So, what gives? It …

Women's Health

Guess Which Men’s Health Cover Guy Once Played a Character Called 'Black Dildo'?

It’s safe to say he’s graduated to bigger, better roles<p>Joe Manganiello is a 6-foot-5, chiseled alpha werewolf who’s dating one of the hottest women in the world. But before he grew to become Mr. Awesome, he had to start small—sex-toy sized, to be precise.<p>It was 2002, 4 years before Manganiello …

Changing the Conversation: Focusing on Health, Not Health Care

At The Global Good Fund, many of the fellow organizations that we support (such as Health for America, Charity Miles, and Splash) work to improve the health of our communities. Working with the young social entrepreneurs of these organizations has piqued my interest on the topic of health and …

15 Tiny Tweaks For An Instant Health Makeover

It always struck me as slightly odd that we make health resolutions in January. Sure, a new year is a theoretical blank slate -- and our holiday habits provide us with ample inspiration for things we'd very much like to change about the way we treat our bodies. And, it helps that everyone around us …

Anthem Blue Cross sued again over narrow-network health plans

Health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross faces another lawsuit over switching consumers to narrow-network health plans — with limited selections of doctors — during the rollout of Obamacare.<p>These types of complaints have already sparked an ongoing investigation by California regulators and other …

You Think Financing U.S. Health Care Is Bizarre? Check Out 340B Drug Pricing

Ms. Sally Pipes’ latest post is the most recent installment in a long-running debate over the U.S. government’s 340B drug pricing program, which requires drug manufacturers to provide drugs to certain health-care facilities at significantly reduced prices. It throws into sharp relief the truly …

Nursing union tells #BBCNolan we are at breaking point in our health service now #budgetcuts

'I will not impose cuts that would "destroy our health service". The message from our Health Minister - Edwin Poots. He has warned patient safety …

Seven Shocking Health Statistics

From your BMI to your heart rate, healthy living often revolves around numbers. However, here are seven surprising health statistics you may be …

Rural hospitals worry about health IT funding — Bugs may have been in Community Health System computers for six years

<i>With help from David Pittman, Arthur Allen and Aubree Eliza Weaver</i><p><b>RURAL HOSPITALS WORRY ABOUT HEALTH IT FUNDING</b>: Fulton County Medical Center is a 21-bed critical access hospital and 67-bed nursing home facility in McConnellsburg, Pa., about two hours northwest of Washington, D.C. The picturesque …

Health Care: When the More Effective Choice Costs More

<i>In this response to a recent Knowledge@Wharton opinion piece about how physicians choosing to rely on experience over evidence leads to higher health</i> …

The Secret Committee Behind Our Soaring Health Care Costs

For decades, an AMA-created group even many doctors aren’t aware of has skewed fees toward specialists.<p>It was late in the afternoon on a warm Friday in early fall and Doug Sumrell was mowing the lawn outside his suburban home in Evans, Georgia. As he pushed the mower across the yard, Sumrell began …

Oregon lawsuit demands more than $5B from Oracle over health care site debacle

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today filed a lawsuit against Oracle America seeking more than $5.6 billion in penalties and damages from the enterprise software giant and specific executives for a slew of claimed issues relating to the technology underlying the state’s Cover Oregon health …

Residents say assault case erodes trust in police

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women said Saturday the allegations …