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Women's Health

How to Become a Morning Workout Person<p>Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pack …

Stretching: Will It Make Your Workout Harder?

Why? Stretching causes tendons to loosen up, leaving your muscles less firm, says study author Jeffrey Gergley, an associate professor of kinesiology at Stephen F. Austin State University. When that happens, the muscles have less force to lift weights.<p>You can do dynamic warm-ups before any type of …

5 Meditation Techniques to Get You Started

Meditation is widely recommended as a healthy way to manage stress, and for good reason. It provides many health-enhancing benefits, like reducing …

New Workout: Tempo Intervals for Cyclists

Spinning your wheels with no goal in sight? Turns out we can get way more out of our ride than just the pretty view (or the amazing people-watching …

You Messed Up. Now What?

How to err with grace<p>When you make a mistake, do you let it slide—or do you spend hours worrying about it later, wondering what you should have done differently? If you’re more than a little concerned about making errors, you’re not alone, according to a recent Dutch study. The researchers found …

BMI vs. Body Fat: What's the Difference?

If you are trying to lose weight, there are several ways to measure your progress. In addition to weighing yourself on the scale, your healthcare …

Sneaky sugar: We're eating too much, and we don't even know it

Americans may be heeding warnings to avoid sugary drinks, but many are still consuming way too much “added sugar” in their food, a new government report shows.<p>And most of those sugary foods are being consumed at home rather than at restaurants, said study co-author Bethene Ervin, a nutritional …

Helping Children With Asthma Often Means Thinking Outside the Box

Throughout the years, innovation has allowed us to overcome some of the toughest health challenges. From targeted therapies to fight cancer to advances in stem cell research, thinking outside the box can bring about much-needed change.<p>For millions of children with asthma, outside the box thinking …

Medicine

5 Things That’ll Make You Happy From Around the Web

Genetics might account for up to 33 percent of our happiness (or lack thereof), but that doesn’t mean we’re powerless to improve our own moods. …

5 Cinco de Mayo Drinks with a Kick

Frozen margaritas and tequila shots with salt and lime—<i>bor-ing</i>. Not really, but these drinks are everywhere on Cinco de Mayo. If you want to wow your …

Mate Doesn't Have Your Back? That Boosts Depression Risk

Having a mate is supposed to be good for your mental health.<p>But if that mate is critical or can't be counted on when the going gets tough, that's worse than having no mate at all, researchers say.<p>"The quality of your relationships matters more than quantity when it comes to depression," says Dr. …

10,000 Steps to a Healthier You!

It's a Saturday night in May, 2004, and my wife Kathy and I have returned home from an evening out with friends. Kathy's in the bathroom brushing her teeth as I busy myself getting ready for bed. Suddenly it happens -- bam! A pain shoots through my head like I've never felt before, as if someone …

Fitness

Pilates Exercises for Your Back Pain

The Pilates exercises in this set are frequently recommended to help prevent and decrease back pain, including low back pain. They strengthen core …

Addiction: Everybody Has a Beast

One of my most powerful memories is of my sister crying.<p>Now, it's important for me to tell you that I come from a very large family, and that over the course of our lives, I'd seen my sister cry many, many times. When you're all living under the same roof, you learn a lot about each other -- how to …

Mental Health

Interval Running: Your Ticket to Losing Weight

<b>The Goal:</b> “Burn more calories while exercising for the same amount of time and improve overall cardiovascular fitness. Basically, make my runs harder, better, faster, and stronger—and lose weight while I'm at it.”<p><b>The RX:</b> (1) Buy a heart-rate monitor, like the Polar FT7 ($120, polarusa.com for …

The Lasting Influence of Mother-Infant Attachment

A storied American pediatrician's international travels took him to Japan, where he worked with a population that never experienced postpartum depression -- possibly because new mothers regressed to babyhood for one month.<p>Jim Epler/Flickr<p>In 1983, I was invited by the Japanese government and my …

One in Three Women Experience Breast Pain During Exercise

The big bummer: Working out is often to blame. Half of the women with breast pain said it was brought on by moderate exercise, and 64 percent said their girls hurt during vigorous exercise. Since nine out of 10 runners reported wearing sports bras while training, it’s not a total lack of support …

Jobless rates fall in 90% of U.S. cities, but . . .

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90% of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs.<p>The Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in 333 of the 372 largest metro areas. They rose in …

General Motors urges Obama and Congress to unite on climate change

General Motors called on Barack Obama and Congress to work together on climate change on Wednesday, saying the effort would be good for business.<p>GM, …

A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

Mutations on a single gene appear to increase the risk for both an unusual sleep disorder and migraines, a team reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>.<p>The finding could help explain the links between sleep problems and migraines. It also should make it easier to find new drugs to treat migraines, …

AT&T introduces new $100 phone trade-in program

AT&T will roll out a new trade-in program tomorrow allowing its customers to upgrade to a new high end (i)Phone with $100 of free spending money if you give them your old phone (restrictions apply).<p>Beginning May 1, consumers who trade in their current smartphone to AT&T* will be eligible to receive …

Zynga signs on to publish Game of Thrones social game

Zynga has partnered up with game developer Disruptor Beam to publish the developer’s Game of Thrones Ascent social game. Zynga will be publishing the …

Traveling Abroad? EatWith Wants To Help You Break Bread With The Locals In Their Own Homes

<i>Nothing</i> makes traveling to a new land more amazing than befriending a local or two. Meet the right person — someone outgoing, with knowledge of the locale — and it’s like punching in a cheat code. You’ll do better things, see better places, all while avoiding the generic tourist junk. But finding …

CHART OF THE DAY: This Is A Business That Will Die In Five Years, According To BlackBerry's CEO

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said, "In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore."<p>He believes we're going to carry around a single device that powers all our other screens. That since device is going to be a smartphone in his opinion, and therefore tablets are going to …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Makes It Easier To Turn Its Chromebooks Into Public Internet Kiosks

Google always said that its Chromebooks were “for sharing,” but even though they always had a guest mode, they weren’t necessarily set up to be used as public Internet kiosks. Today, Google is changing that with the launch of the new and imaginatively named “Managed Public Sessions” feature. Google …

Apple iOS 7 overhaul may push core app refresh to 2014

Apple‘s comprehensive overhaul of iOS 7 could see some of the new features delayed until 2014, insiders warn, with the challenges in redesigning the …

Larger-screen iPhone to launch in 2014 -- analyst

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says the iPhone 6 will launch sometime next summer but believes the iPhone 5S will try to draw in customers with more color options.<p>Apple launched the larger-screen iPhone 5 last year, but the company isn't done upping smartphone display sizes, according to one analyst.<p>…

iPhone

Google Glass has been rooted, what are the security issues?

It didn’t take long, it never does, but Google Glass has been rooted. It seems that the process was started by Liam McLoughlin (@Hexxeh) who claimed that root access should be easy as Google Glass supports ADB access in a debug mode – an equivalent of the typical Android “Enable USB Debugging” …

Google Glass