Elizabeth Gadient

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17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

<b>1. Make friends with your scale.</b> 
If you want to lose weight, think of your scale as a friend, not a foe. Weigh yourself once a day, first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom and getting undressed (water weight and clothing can throw off the number). Track your results, and stay …

Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say <i>thelea tdeuk ceut</i>, which literally means "the water in my heart has fallen."<p>Anxious or depressed Haitians, on the …

Mental Health

How a Stray Dog Taught Me the Value of Inner Peace

When I was a boy in small town Minnesota, there was a small dog living in my neighborhood. The pup, named Snapper, belonged to no one, but the entire neighborhood adopted the little guy as our own. The streets were safe, so Snapper was able to roam free, visiting the neighborhood homes at his …


Cost of having diabetes has doubled in two decades | Reuters

The cost of managing diabetes has more than doubled in the past 20 years, a new analysis says.<p>A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor LA free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California September 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni<p>The average diabetes patient now spends $2,790 more per …


Raspberry Pi 2 Arrives: 6x Faster, An “Entry-Level PC” For $35

Grab your screwdrivers, makers! There’s a new, more powerful Raspberry Pi in town… The just announced Pi 2, which goes on sale today, adds a quad-core chip and double the memory to support more intensive processing tasks.<p>The Pi Foundation also reckons this sequel takes the Pi microprocessor “firmly …

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Anti-Vaxxers, Like Drunk Drivers, Are a Danger to Us All

It angers me when people make bad decisions that threaten the health and safety of other people. Whether you're driving drunk, parading loaded firearms in public, or choosing to not vaccinate your child (exceptions for children with health conditions that contraindicate vaccinations), you are a …

Public Health

The Artist Behind The 'Sexist' Newsweek Cover Speaks: 'I Wanted to Depict the Harassment That Women Suffer'

On Friday I interviewed Edel Rodriguez, the artist behind the Newsweek cover that has people tweeting in shock and exclaiming their outrage on the nation's morning shows. As the cofounder of PowerToFly, the first platform that places women in tech positions they can do in offices or from home, I'm …


Meriam Ibrahim on her escape from death row – 'the world gave me hope’

At eight months pregnant, Ibrahim was sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy. She was eventually freed last year after giving birth in prison amid international outcry. Here, she answers your questions on her ordeal<p>Meriam Ibrahim made global headlines last year when Sudanese authorities sentenced …

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Surprising Drug Facts Most Americans Don't Know

It's amazing how many substances we put into our bodies without actually knowing all that much about them. Whether these substances are illegal drugs or doctor-prescribed medications, there are many harmful and negative consequences of using legal and illegal drugs without knowing the facts about …


Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.


National Sleep Foundation Updates Recommendations For How Much Sleep You Really Need

Some of us feel well-rested after a solid eight hours of sleep. For others, closer to nine feels best. For others still, a little less will do. How much sleep we prefer to get is highly subjective -- but how much sleep we <i>need</i> is a bit more concrete.<p>After web analytics showed the vast popularity of …

15 Best Super Bowl 2015 Commercials

Forget the Patriots and the Seahawks -- and do your best to erase Deflategate from your football lexicon -- the real touchdowns were scored during breaks from the big game. Super Bowl = Commercial Christmas, with so many eyeballs locked on the TV screens. Super Bowl XLIX happened Sunday, February …