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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.<p>I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but …

7 Reasons To Try High-Intensity Interval Training

Trying to get fit fast? Here's why you should HIIT it up.<p><b>RELATED:</b> How Interval Training Is Different for Women<p><b>RELATED:</b> The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine<p><b>RELATED:</b> A Super Fast Workout You Can Do Right Now

7 Weight Loss-Promoting Foods That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

These sweet treats pack fiber, protein, and other nutrients you need to lose weight.

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The 26 Best Denim Moments in Fashion, Presented by Jean Stories

Summer, we loved you, but we’re ready to wear our jeans again. Just thinking about the coming chill has us hauling the heavier moms and trucker jackets out from the backs of our closets (so long cutoffs, see you next year). We want to dress like Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy in cropped bells and …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

This Illustration Of Ebola Coverage Shows How Problematic Media Reports Can Be

The first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. died Wednesday. Three days earlier, government health officials in Sierra Leone reported 121 Ebola deaths in a single day. But Western media made little mention of the latter.<p>A new illustration from frequent Vanity Fair contributor André Carrilho …

Why You Should Never Order This Mixed Drink

The combo has a potentially dangerous domino effect—let us explain.<p>Cocktails mixed with energy drinks are super popular, but before you order one at happy hour, listen to this: People who consumed energy drink-infused booze had a stronger desire to keep drinking than those who drank vodka and soda …

Gene therapy effective to treat 'bubble boy' syndrome

<b>An advance in gene therapy may provide safe treatment to children with a fatal genetic disorder that leads to no functioning immune system.</b><p>The majority of children with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency, or X-SCID, die before the age of one and must live in a "bubble" for protection.<p>During …