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Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Fallacy of Success and Happiness

Most people believe high-profile stars like Bourdain and Spade must be happy given their success, but the truth is that beneath the facade often lies …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: 10 simple, affordable ways to manage stress

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week from 14-20 May will focus on tackling Britain's stress "epidemic", after startling new statistics from the …

Opinion: No, women don't need to 'take a break' from the pill

More than half of 18- to 19-year-old women in a recent survey agreed that "women should 'take a break' from oral contraceptive pills every couple of …

The painful truth about fibroids: why FKA twigs is not alone

It was, said the singer FKA twigs, “a fruit bowl of pain every day”. She likened the size of the fibroids – benign tumours that had been removed from …

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour …

I Want to Be Rich and I’m Not Sorry

My junior year of high school, I entered a creative-writing contest that awarded a significant cash stipend. I faced stiff competition from a number of Ivy League-bound classmates, but I submitted my essay with a reasonable expectation of winning. I am a great writer, a conviction I kept private …

Five Smart And Doable Ways To Eat Less Sugar

From breakfast cereal and cookies to salad dressings and smoothies – sugar has a sneaky way of creeping into our daily diet. And even though your …

Changes In These 6 Body Parts May Indicate Health Problems

Our external body parts may be sending us important signals about our health. Often, mere changes in color, shape or texture in certain body parts …

'I have no thought of escaping': inside the Brazilian prisons with no guards

Renato Da Silva Junior harbours ambitions of becoming a lawyer. There is just one obstacle: he is a quarter of the way through serving a 20-year jail …

These Simple Tips Can Trick You Into Eating Healthier

Looking to eat healthier? With a few subtle changes in your kitchen, you might just be able to trick yourself into making it happen. We chatted with …

Are you vitamin deficient? The small signs that indicate your body is craving a vital nutrient

Your body needs vitamins and minerals to function properly, and to keep healthy. Most people can receive all the nutrients they need to nourish their …

Why are the poor blamed and shamed for their deaths?

I watched in dismay as most of my educated, middle-class friends began, at the onset of middle age, to obsess about their health and likely …

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in …

Is Your Heavy Period a Sign of Something Serious?

This quiz can help you find out.<p>On the heaviest days of your period, you might feel like you’re the only one pairing a maxi pad with a tampon for iron-clad leak protection, then changing out the whole rig every hour, but honestly? Heavy periods are incredibly common. One in five women—as many as 10 …

From older mums to the happily childless: what does Mother’s Day mean today?

Lizzie Harrop is hoping she might receive a box of chocolates or a handmade card on Sunday, but what she is most looking forward to is spending lots …

Opinion: Quitting sugar to improve your health not the answer

Not long ago, fat was the evil dietary villain. Before that it was salt. Now the sugar-free diet has exploded onto the health and wellness scene — …

New DIY alternative to pap smears will save lives, doctors say

A new do-it-yourself option for pap smears is being rolled out across the nation for women over 30 who are uncomfortable with the process and have …

15 hacks for living alone successfully

Going solo doesn't mean you're all alone — but there are challenges.<p>Living independently can be awesome. You don't have to clean up after someone …

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10 Signs You Might Have Diabetes And Not Even Know It

Would you recognize these symptoms? Diabetes is scary-common in the U.S.—but the freakiest thing about it might be the number of people who are …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Food To Eat For Breakfast If You Want A Flat Stomach

So, you woke up super bloated and feeling uncomfortable, now what? You have a few options to get a flat stomach, and they don’t involve crawling back …

Cancer, Clare and me: actor Greg Wise on the death of his sister

It is more than a year since Clare Wise, sister of the actor Greg Wise, died of cancer. She lived just down the street from the West Hampstead house …

Maude Julien: 'How I escaped from my father's cult'

In 1936, a 34-year-old French businessman called Louis Didier struck a bargain with a poor mining couple in Lille: he persuaded them to give him …

10 Signs You're Healthy - Regardless of What the Scale Says

When most of us think about our health, we seem to focus on our weight alone and where we may fall on the BMI index. Or oftentimes, we judge …

We all want good sex. It’s time for men to do their part.

<i>This is part of a series about love in the #MeToo era.</i><p>As the pain grew intolerable in my right hip, I treated myself to a professional massage. I am a single mom and busy professional. Luxury items don’t happen often. I expected to feel relief from a chronic sports injury. Instead, I was flooded …

Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, …

Sleep myths debunked: Do you need eight hours a night and is coffee before bed a bad idea?

Sleep. We all know we need it. Most of us feel we don’t get enough. We’re constantly tired - and tired of being tired - as we struggle to achieve …

29 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Cut out sugary drinks<p>Not only do <b>sugary drinks</b> contribute to obesity and diabetes, they may also increase your risk of endometrial …

Who's To Blame? Is It Possible To Have A Physical Relationship Without Someone Catching Feelings? (Curly Nikki)

Make these 5 easy changes to your diet if you want to live longer

How do you want to improve your life?<p>Some 37% of Americans want to eat healthier, exercise more and save more money, according to data analytics firm …

Coffee Brings More Health Than Harm, Study Finds

Shutterstock Coffee drinkers have had a very good month. Last week, a study reported that coffee—up to six cups per day—was linked to heart health. …