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Is protein powder safe? What every athlete should know

There’s whey protein, soy protein, pea protein, and more. Do these protein powders legitimately help with weight loss and muscle building? We chatted with the experts to find out.<p><b>What are the benefits of protein powder?</b> <br>Here’s how protein powders <i>could</i> help weight loss and toning: Protein powders …

The 4 Best Ways to Prevent a Cold

Follow these simple tips to avoid becoming a sniffly, snotty, glassy-eyed mess when cold season rolls around<p>Getting a cold sucks, but it’s not inevitable. And while 33 million diagnoses each year—according to a CDC report—might suggest otherwise, we found four simple Strategies to Avoid Getting …

Does She Secretly Hate Your Fetish?

You think she’s an anal sex fan, but she might just be grinning and bearing it<p>Men often ask, “What do women want?” But often times they forget to ask, “What do women <i>not</i> want?”<p>It’s not always a simple “yes or no” question. Although “no freakin’ way” obviously means a no, a yes can mean, “You seem …

Should Men Shave Their Legs? The Surprising Results of Our Poll

A growing number of guys are shaving their legs. Should you?<p>Recently, a <i>Men’s Health</i> editor noticed that more than one guy at the gym had shaved legs. Which made us wonder: Is this a trend? Are guys everywhere starting to do this now?<p>Obviously bikers and swimmers do it for very specific reasons: …

13 Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likable

Everything from how you stand to what you say influences how people see you<p>It can take as little as 100 milliseconds for people to make up their minds about you, research has shown. That’s literally less than the blink of an eye. With that little time, everything from what you wear to what you do …

The Best Sleep Positions

See what your snoozing style says about you<p>To sleep perchance to dream—and reveal who you really are.<p>Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, analyzed the six most common sleep positions in a survey conducted with 1000 participants and found that not only …

This Is Your Body on Booze

See how alcohol affects your whole system as it travels through your brain, heart, muscles, and penis<p>Just one sip of beer, wine, or whisky hangs out in your body for about 2 hours. Once it quickly enters your bloodstream, it touches down on nearly every organ and system in your body.<p>Thanks to its …

How Your Sleep Position Could Affect Your Brain

<i>By Neha Kashyap, dailyRx News Reporter</i><p>Are you a back or a stomach sleeper? The way you sleep may be linked to the likelihood of neurological decline.<p>Researchers from Stony Brook University found that side sleeping, compared to back or stomach sleeping, may more effectively remove brain waste and …

Alzheimer's Disease

5 Reasons Not To Buy An iPhone As Your Business Phone

Because I work in technology I’m regularly asked by clients to recommend a good business smartphone. I have a Samsung S4 and it’s been a good friend. But it’s due for an upgrade and I’ve been researching options. And although there are some excellent choices, I shamefully admit that Samsung’s …

Mobile

What Is Love

What is love, a timely question for this time of year. Most everyone wants to experience love. Yet do most of us really know what is true love? If someone wants to have a better understanding of how to love in order to fully experience love, they need to get a grip on the concept of "unconditional …

Relationships

7 Reasons Vegetarians Live Longer

The latest study shows that meat abstainers have lower blood pressure<p>There’s nothing wrong with eating meat if you’re doing so in moderation (I for one, will never give up the occasional cheeseburger), but research does show that vegetarians tend to be healthier overall, and even live longer.<p>Now …

4 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your 2015

<i>Make 2015 your best! 2015 is going to be my year!</i><p>No doubt you've seen similar headlines in advertisements for the latest development program or the aspirations plastered on your friends' social media walls. The beginning of a new year sees many searching to find that better version of …

12 Beautiful Truths About Life and the World

These beautiful truths make life simpler, deeper and more beautiful.<p><b>1. Your purpose in life is to be you.</b><p>In every way possible. Eat the foods you like, dance to your favorite tunes, read your favorite books, make your jokes, laugh your laugh, smile your smile.<p><b>2. All the answers are within.</b><p>We have …

5 Workouts for Your Brain This Winter

Winter weather doesn't just affect your physical health -- it can affect your mental health, too.<p>We may feel more tired during winter because we are exposed to less sunlight throughout the day, which can have a significant impact on how fatigued and drowsy we feel.<p>Our bodies respond to darkness by …

The Brain

15 Things to Help You Be Happier and Healthier in 2015

It's hard to believe that we are close to saying goodbye to 2014. I feel like most of the days go by pretty slowly, but the weeks and the months seem to fly by. Now is a good time to start thinking about the New Year and some of the things you'd like to accomplish. If one of the things you'd like …

Happiness

Should You Have Sex When You're Sick?

It'll make YOU feel better—but it's not all about you<p>Besides feeling like crap, there's the other big reason colds totally suck: You don't have much sex when you're under the weather. Your girlfriend won't get busy with a sicko, because she's afraid she'll catch your bug.<p>It's a valid excuse—but is …

Run Faster without Running More

Want to increase your pace without logging more time on the road? Supplement your runs with this strength training plan and speed to the finish line<p>Runners are often wary of lifting weights for building speed. But in a recent study in <i>The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>, runners who …

Run Faster, Boost Endurance, and Beat Boredom

Advice from Olympic marathon runner Ed Eyestone<p>As a two-time Olympic marathoner, I can testify: Running can be boring. And frustrating. Especially the way the typical guy does it—the same 4- or 5-mile jog, day after day, week after week, year after year. Then along comes some race for some cure, …

The Swing and Sprint Challenge

This isn't your typical cardio routine. It's a fast-paced, sinister, calorie crusher<p>No need to strap on your running shoes for a good lung-busting cardio workout. "Combining explosive strength moves and sprints can accelerate fat loss and test your cardiovascular system," says Todd Durkin, …

The 5 biggest myths about metabolism - CNN.com

When faced with unwanted weight, it's easy to place the blame on your metabolism.<p><b>(Life by DailyBurn)</b> -- A source of confusion for some and a scapegoat for extra weight around the midsection for others, metabolism has long been a topic of hot conversation. Without it, we would lack the energy to get …

Running will keep your body younger than walking

Walking may be a good workout, but running helps active older people stay younger, a new study has found.<p>Senior citizens who run several times a week for exercise “expend about the same amount of energy walking as a typical 20-year-old,” according to research from the University of Colorado Boulder …

Walking

I'm dating a man with an extremely small penis.

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Adjust These 3 'Sexpectations' for a Better Sex Life

Unrealistic expectations can ruin one's opportunity for happiness in all areas of life, but especially in the bedroom. We've all experienced high expectations for spectacular sex with a new partner ruining the reality of the event (that would have actually been perfectly fine if we didn't build it …

Look Hotter to Women without Changing Your Appearance

Science reveals the easy way to make her want you<p>It’s what’s inside that counts: People rate others as more attractive if they know good things about their personality, finds new research from China.<p>In the study, a group of college students judged unfamiliar faces on a scale of attractiveness. Two …

Scientists Have Found A Surprising Key To Happy Relationships

Sharing good news with someone else is a process psychologists call "capitalization," and it turns out that studying exactly what capitalization looks like in a relationship offers a frighteningly accurate picture of whether or not things are going well.<p>When people in a relationship regularly …

Happiness

Top 5 Surprising Facts About Eating Healthy

As a primary care doctor, I spend my days taking care of patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity. I …

Nutrition

Only Wimps Avoid Single-Leg Work

Here's what you need to know...<p>Real single-leg training has nothing to do with standing on a BOSU ball and calling it "functional training."<br>• Some …

Best Chest Exercises To Get Big

The best chest exercises for mass are going to be those that involve a lot of weight and are also a multi joint compound movement. However, if you …