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An Easy Way to Eat Less

Researchers gathered 56 participants in one room and divided them into two groups. They placed apple slices within arm’s reach of one of the groups and put buttered popcorn about seven feet away from them—meaning those group members had to get up and walk to get the popcorn. But they switched it …

Monks Have Found The Key To A Productive Workday And A Fulfilling Life (And It Includes Beer)

When we think of monks, we tend to think of austerity, solitude and long days spent chanting and praying. And while the focus of their daily lives is devotional activity, many monks manage to be extremely productive in a way you might not expect: running successful businesses.<p>The discovery of this …

The ABCs of Nutrition

Have you ever thought about all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and super foods one must keep track of in order to maintain a healthy diet? It can be overwhelming, especially because most have little to no idea about what exactly is in their food.<p><i>Why are spinach and other leafy greens good for</i> …

Nutrition

The Best Health-Themed Movie of 2013: And the Winner Is...

I recently published my nominees for best health care-themed film of 2013. The nominees were: <i>Blue Jasmine</i> (for depression), <i>Nebraska</i> (for dementia), <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i> (for access to life-saving medicines and FDA regulations), <i>Hours</i> (for disaster effects on health care), and <i>Love is All You Need</i> (for …

15 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied<p>Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods<p>We’re about to totally bust through the notion that healthy foods can’t be filling. You see, naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients <i>and</i> …

Weird Ways to Lose Weight

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss<p>And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!<p>If you want to shed pounds, you know the best way to do it: healthy eating and exercise. That being said, we’ve learned about some pretty interesting—and, well, seriously strange—weight-loss tricks via research over the …

Masturbation Rocks

11 Reasons Masturbation Can Be Better Than Sex<p>Just in case you had any doubts…<p>There's no denying that a good roll in the hay with someone you love (or just love to get naked with) has some serious perks. But honestly, self-pleasure can be just as fabulous as actual intercourse—if not more so. Not …

The Best Parts Of Fruits And Veggies You're Not Eating

Most adults would benefit from one and a half to two cups of fruit and two to three cups of vegetables each day. But it might be easier to reach our recommend servings if we didn't throw away so many beneficial pieces and parts of our favorite fruits and veggies. (Not to mention we might just want …

40 Days of Lights

Today marks the first day of Lent in most Western Christian denominations -- the beginning of a 40-day celebration within to reflect upon a desired shift, or change of story, you wish to create for your Self.<p>Although based on the 40 days and nights Jesus spent in the desert before heralding His …