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'You Don't Need to Eat Animals to Stay Fit': Five Vegans Who Have Taken the Athletic World By Storm

As a vegetarian, I can certainly imagine a life without bacon sandwiches. But a life without egg mayonnaise or a nice slice of brie? That's quite a …

Venus Williams

12 Ways To Eat Your Weed

Giving the green light to recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington has made those states a retail marijuana testing ground for the rest of the U.S. That includes a burgeoning market in weed-infused edible goodies that goes way beyond your average pot brownie. Now you can choose between …

Cannabis

What happens to the excreted drugs you flush down the toilet?

Doctors should take into account the ‘downstream’ effects on the environment when they prescribe drugs, suggests a scientist at the US Environmental Protection Agency<p>Let’s talk about urine. We don’t usually give it much thought, but there’s a fair chance that yours contains traces of one of the …

You Can't Get Too Much Sleep

Seven is the new eight. That’s what the headlines have been saying recently, in the wake of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>’s report that the Centers for Disease Control is rethinking how much sleep we truly need to optimize our health. If you’re an athlete, however, think again; seven is not your lucky …

Sleep

Corus prepares for shifting TV market with Shaw deal

Corus Entertainment Inc.'s deal to buy Shaw Media Inc. for $2.65-billion is a move to bulk up and avoid being outmuscled in a shifting television market that will soon give viewers the tools to pick apart large cable bundles.<p>In return for its media assets, Shaw Communications Inc. receives …

Grocery stores or farmers' markets: Which offer safer food?

Health Advisor <i>is a regular column where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health.<p>With summer in full swing, many Canadians bypass the four walls of the grocery store and head straight to the open ambience of the …

Sleep well, you’ll lead well

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>We all know that tired workers can be dangerous to themselves …

Aim for the healthiest life you can enjoy, not just tolerate

Health Advisor <i>is a regular column where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health.<p>Would it surprise you to learn that according to a recent poll, more than 60 per cent of those who struggle with their weight have …

Can anti-inflammatory foods help me fight arthritis in later life?

<b>The Question</b><p>Both my parents have severe rheumatoid arthritis. Can changing my diet now, in my 30s, help protect me against the same fate? I've heard of "anti-inflammatory" foods.<p><b>The Answer</b><p>Having a family member with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) doesn't mean it's inevitable you will get the disease. …

7 Things No One Ever Told You About Caffeine

<b>Caffeine has a positive impact on short-term and long-term memory.</b> There's been a lot of past research on caffeine's effects on short-term memory, but recent studies are indicating benefits for long-term memory, as well. "Around 300 to 400 milligrams per day may protect against cognitive decline …

16 Motivational Quotes To Read When You're Stressed Out

Life is just too busy sometimes. Even in the summer, when we’re all supposed to get in a little rest and relaxation, there are deadlines to meet and …

What Is Parkinson's Disease And What Are The Symptoms?

Following the tragic loss of actor Robin Williams on Monday, his wife released a statement that her husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's …

How Much Exercise Is Too Much Exercise?

Running more than four miles a day could be dangerous to your health, according to a study out Tuesday that examined how much exercise is too …

Medical Marijuana Edibles Green-Lighted By B.C. Court

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's highest court is green-lighting medical marijuana in everything from oils and cookies to teas in a ruling that finds …

We Make Health Fest recap

The We Make Health Fest took place on Saturday 8/16. The fest was hosted by the University of Michigan and encouraged creation of technology that could change how we stay healthy. Speakers from the community presented on many exciting topics and below you’ll find some of the exciting ideas that …

How we eat: The rise of the convenience food market

Sixty years ago, serving food that came out of a can or a box was considered bad housekeeping.<p>Today, you can go an entire week without chopping or …

Nutrition

Your brain has limited capacity: Here's how to maximize it

You can't find your keys again. You forgot to buy milk. You were supposed to call your niece to wish her a happy birthday – three days ago.<p>Don't worry, you're not losing your mind. It hasn't adapted to deal with modern life, according to Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist and bestselling author of <i>This</i> …

Productivity

The Serious Eats Guide to Whole Grains

Grains have been a staple of the human diet for the last, oh, 10,000 years. And if you think about it properly—by which I mean with a few debatable leaps of logic and some generous omissions—grains are also basically responsible for all the best things: beer, adorable pets, beds, cheesy popcorn, …

Mass Production of Sapphire Display for iPhone 6 To Begin This Month (Rumor)

Previous reports suggested that Apple is expected to launch the high-end iPhone 6 with the sapphire glass display because of production bottlenecks …

The iPhone 6 may have a 2.0GHz A8 CPU, improved fingerprint reader, NFC, and more

We think we know a lot about the iPhone 6. How big the display is (4.7-inches and 5.5-inches). How thin it will be (really thin).What kind of processor it will be packing (an A8). And when it will be unveiled (September 9th). But do we know everything?<p>VentureBeat doesn’t think so. The …

iPhone 6: Reviews, Details and Bending Problems

Design<p>Measuring in at 4.7 and 5.5-inches, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus dwarf earlier iPhone models, but at the same time, the two phones became Apple's thinnest yet, measuring in at <b>6.9 and 7.1mm</b>, respectively. For comparison's sake, the iPhone 5s was 7.6mm thick.<p>According to Apple, the …