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Diagnosing A Sinus Infection Can Be A DIY Project

Sinus infections are miserable, and it's hard not to want to run to the doctor for relief. Rethink that, the nation's ear, nose and throat doctors say.<p>Most people who get sinusitis feel better in a week, the doctors say, and many of those infections are caused by viruses. Getting an antibiotic …

Medicine

Why You Need a Morning Ritual, not Just Morning Routine

You probably already have a morning <i>routine</i>, where you get up, clean up, get ready for the day, and head out the door. What you may be missing is a …

7 Solid Tips on How to Be the Best Speaker in the Room | Inc.com

Have you ever suffered through a presentation or talk while your mind wandered, eyelids drooped, and backside ached? Of course you have. Dull and tedious training sessions, speeches, and briefings are an unavoidable part of life. Yet anyone can be a charismatic presenter who captivates an audience, …

This Is What A Nutritionist Eats In A Day

<i>Finding a healthy eating plan that works for you isn't easy—especially when there are so many different diets to choose from. It helps to take some</i> …

21 scientific facts that will motivate you to exercise when you really don't want to

It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There's a mountain of research backing up its many benefits.<p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardio activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous cardio activity every week, plus …

WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika a 'concern'

A sexually transmitted case of the threatening Zika virus in Texas is cause for concern and requires further investigation, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>"This needs to be further investigated to understand the conditions under which, and how often or likely sexual transmission is," …

Can't Focus? It Might Be Undiagnosed Adult ADHD

When Cathy Fields was in her late 50s, she noticed she was having trouble following conversations with friends.<p>"I could sense something was wrong with me," she says. "I couldn't focus. I could not follow."<p>Fields was worried she had suffered a stroke or was showing signs of early dementia. Instead …

7 Ways to Detox to Reverse Prediabetes

<i>By Sarah Cimperman, N.D., author of The Prediabetes Detox.</i><p>Prediabetes is a worldwide epidemic. In the United States alone it affects 79 million people, or one in three adults and nearly one in four adolescents. Prediabetes is characterized by high levels of blood sugar and insulin and it increases …

Fix your posture, look leaner? Yes, it's true: 3 exercises to get you there

<i>Sit up straight!</i><p>How many times did you hear that command as a child? Turns out, mom was right: Good posture <i>is</i> important.<p>If you spend most of your day hunched over a desk, then over time, your body and spine will likely become stuck in that “C” shape. Your back will become rounded and your shoulders …

How writing regularly can improve your creativity and clarity

Starting or running a business is a risky endeavor. Entrepreneurs and artists deal with a storm of surprises and self-doubt, and they need to constantly learn and adapt to steer the ship to safety.<p>I’ve found that one of the best avenues for problem solving is writing. The process of putting pen to …

Creative Writing

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

‘Braveheart’ Screenwriter Reveals the Big ‘God’ Decision That Transformed His Entire Life

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter and creative mind behind hit films like “Braveheart,” “Heaven Is For Real,” “Pearl Harbor” and “The Man in the Iron Mask” says that he didn’t find success in Hollywood until he decided to listen intently to God’s plan for his life.<p>Randall Wallace, who recently …

The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books

This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, two plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia Benoit3 days agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders tell us what to do with …

Why Every Man Should Lift Weights

Every passing year brings more reason for the mature man to pick up a barbell. And press it. And lower it. Repeat<p>Indulge us for a moment by flexing your right arm.<p>Assuming you have an average build—and trust us, you do—your arm is packing about 5 pounds of muscle. It represents nearly 10 percent of …

Mayo Clinic

Do These 7 Yoga Poses Now to Relieve Stress

Not only is practicing yoga a great workout for toning muscles and improving flexibility, but it’s also a way to ease anxiety and relieve stress. Just taking a few minutes to yourself to slow your breathing and pay attention to your body will help you relax and hopefully achieve a few moments of …

Yoga

Swap tea and smoothies for more water to beat fatigue, say experts

It is 'not enough' to rely on tea, coffee and soft drinks, experts say, as data show poor drinking habits are putting strain on the NHS<p>Smoothies and health drinks have become so popular that people are drinking less water without realising and then crowding GP surgeries with complaints of fatigue, …

The secrets to a healthy life

What we choose to eat has a powerful impact on both our internal and external environments. When we realize that something as primal as what we …

Grow Your Biceps with This Simple Technique

Bodybuilders have used this method for decades. Now it’s your turn<p>Bodybuilders have used pre-exhaustion techniques to supercharge muscle growth for decades.<p>Here’s one way they do it: They use an isometric hold at an exercise’s “sticking point” to fatigue the muscle fibers before cranking out …

Workouts

Why you should never eat late at night

But what about a late dinner, midnight snack and middle-of-the night munching?<p>Research consistently shows that people who eat late at night weigh more than those who eat all of their food earlier in the day.<p>For example, people who eat most of their food at night have higher body mass indexes than …

Are You Standing All Wrong? Take Our Easy Test

Two of America's best physical therapists explain how to fix your posture so you can lose more fat, lift more weight, and move pain free<p>Stand up. Now grab your butt. Is it tight? If your <b>glutes</b> aren’t slightly contracted, you’re standing all wrong.<p>And that could be why your squat numbers are …

Homebase

Hop, skip, and jump your way to 'fit' — and work muscles you didn't know you had

Jumping, skipping, and hopping exercises add fun and calorie-burning to any workout. That's because the explosiveness of the movements tends to work your muscles differently than regular resistance training.<p>You can do the following "exploding" moves as a dynamic warm-up, as part of an interval …

The Stretch You Should Do if You Have a Desk Job

Don’t let sitting impair your gains. Squat heavier, run faster, and jump higher with this simple pre-workout stretch<p>Parking your butt in a chair all day can wreak havoc on your gym routine.<p>“When you sit a lot, your quads and hip flexors tighten,” says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, …

Workouts

Why All Men Should Deep Squat For 5 Minutes a Day

Squatting is natural—and it can make you healthier and more athletic<p>Just a few years ago, American fitness experts were telling people that deep squatting was dangerous.<p>This despite the fact that entire cultures of people—see India and China, for instance—actually <i>relax</i> while in a deep squat. Yes, …

Workouts