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10 Foods Diabetics Should Eat Daily

Making healthy food choices to control blood sugar is key for those with type 2 diabetes, but what if there were foods that not only kept diabetes …

Nutrition

Scientists are trying to treat autoimmune disease with intestinal worms

“Worm therapy” has a mixed record in clinical trials.<p>It takes a hookworm four to six weeks to travel through the human body and reach the gut, where it latches onto the small intestine and sucks blood to sustain itself.<p>That doesn't just sound gross; it also sounds like a situation that would …

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9 of the Best Glacier National Park Hikes | The Planet D

Located in Montana, Glacier National Park offers many great hiking experiences. The park is full of amazing natural wonders of fresh blue lakes, …

12 Hauntingly Beautiful Images of Palm Springs at Night

Photographer Tom Blachford turns his lens on moonlit modernist architecture with captivating results<p>Created over the course of three years, Australian photographer Tom Blachford's new book, <i>Midnight Modern</i> (Powerhouse Books, $65), which will be released on February 14, is a surreal ode to the …

A new lawsuit alleges anti-aging startup Elysium Health hasn’t paid its sole supplier

Chromadex, the sole supplier of anti-aging startup Elysium Health‘s two main product ingredients pterostilbene and Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), is suing the startup for failure to make payments on those ingredients and for breach of a trademark and royalties agreement.<p>According to a document on …

The 8 Quickest Ways to Get Sick Abs

Getting a flat stomach is hard work enough; getting full-on definition is downright laborious. But it just got easier: These simple workout and diet tweaks will help you get the definition you want, faster.

Nutrition

The Controversial Device That Might Make You Feel the Presence of a Higher Power

In the middle to late 1990s, the frenzy for neuroscientific explanations for everything from why we laugh to how we fall in love was only just gaining a toehold in the popular science. And word was there was some interesting data coming out of a small lab in a Canadian hinterland. Really …

Consciousness

A travel hacker with 45 credit cards reveals his tricks for maximizing airline miles, points, and rewards

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Daniel Gillaspia is a pro at managing airline miles, points, and rewards.<br>• He recommends using many credit cards carefully.<br>• Flying out of airline hubs and using companion passes also saves time and money.</b><p>When Daniel Gillaspia isn't working as a full-time attorney in Houston, …

Personal Finance

This 23-year-old travels the world on weekends for under $1,000/trip to prove you don't need much time or money to travel

But being a cancer survivor is forever baked into her psyche.<p>"I had cancer when I was 10, " she says. "Now I realize, people around me, people my age or people older, everyone is dealing with something that stops them from doing what they want to do."<p>She says the experience taught her, "I don't …

Travel

Avocado: all the health benefits of this superfood

Avocados are great in salads, smoothies and even in chocolate cakes but what are the health benefits of this popular superfood and what is 'good fat'?<p>What's so super about it?<p>Avocados are brimming with essential nutrients, including potassium, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a so-called …

Nutrition

10 Proven Ways To Help Prevent Dementia

Dementia

If You Have This Plant In Your House, You Will Never See Mice, Spiders And Other Insects Again!

<i>Insects are the most numerous species on Earth. In fact, there are over 200 million insects living on our planet right now. They are arthropods whose</i> …

Gardening

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

10 Reasons Why You Should Spend a Month or More in NYC

There is so much going on in NYC that you need a decent chunk of time to make a noticeable dent on must-see lists, let alone experiencing the …

How To Convert Your Single-SIM Smartphone Into Multi-SIM Phone

How To Turn Your Single-SIM Smartphone Into Multi-SIM Phone With Simore<p>How To Turn Your Single-SIM Smartphone Into Multi-SIM Phone With Simore<p>Click …

9 Cheap Foods Nutritionists Swear By

With the absurdity of a 16oz green juice costing more than $10, you might think eating healthy requires a second job. But that's not the case at all, …

Nutrition

This Magical App Lets You Skip Through Airport Customs For Free

No Global Entry needed. How did we never know about this?!<p>We all know the line at airport customs can be painfully long. And most travelers know they can skip the line by enrolling in the Global Entry program for a $100 application fee.<p>But most of us <i>weren't</i> told that there's an app that lets …

7 Signs You Should Try Drinking Lemon Water For A Week

Do you order lemon with your water at restaurants to improve the taste? Did you know that doing so actually has a plethora of health benefits besides …

Wellness

7 Surprising Benefits Of Drinking Warm Water In The Morning

You may be used to drinking a cup of coffee or tea to wake you up in the morning. Some of you may opt for a glass of cool water to replenish you and …

Wellness

The world's 2nd-smartest man says these 'brain drugs' make him smarter

Rick Rosner, the world's second-smartest man, starts his day by swallowing around 50 pills.<p>Omega 3 fish oil capsules (to control the bad fat), a baby aspirin (for longevity), Metformin (for the metabolism).<p>Pop, pop, pop.<p>Then breakfast.<p>The regimen, he says, "makes my brain work better." If you …

Wellness

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Scientists Have Created a Painless Patch That Can Control Diabetes Without Injections

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to free diabetics from regular insulin injections. One of the main goals has been to …

10 Things I Did To Lose 160 Pounds Without Ever Dieting

A wise young employee once told me, “In life, my greatest misfortunes have always led to fortunes.” When I was 340 pounds, at age 25, if you had told …

Holistic Medicine

Most Popular Clever Uses and MacGyver Tips of 2015

If you’re clever enough, anything can be a tool. This year we saw a ton of clever tips and tricks than any “MacGyver wannabe” would be proud of, but …

Alton Brown

Science Has Discovered the Secret to Exceptional Charisma

A new study reveals the unexpected trait that all highly charismatic people share.<p>If you're looking to be more charismatic, the internet has lots of suggestions to offer. You should make more eye contact, suggests one post. Just declutter your mind, advises another expert. These common sense …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Victoria's Secret diet and exercise tips

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