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Hollande: Islamic extremists beheaded hostage

French hostage Herve Gourdel was abducted and beheaded, a killing shown on video, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.<p>"You will understand that today I am speaking before you with a particularly high level of emotion because one of my compatriots …

Lessons From Your Future Self

<i>"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."</i> -- Buddha<p>As I sit here contemplating my life and what the hell it is all about, I get taken back to my past and all the choices that have brought me here, right now. I am nearing 40, with three …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

<b>THE SITUATION:</b> <b>You used to weight train like crazy, but for the past several months, all you’ve fit in is a few sessions a week on the treadmill.</b> <b><br>THE EFFECT ON YOUR BOD:</b> In this case, your aerobic health should be in good shape, though you may notice that your strength and muscle tone have diminished …

To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

In many communities, the local school district is the largest food provider, filling thousands of hungry bellies every day. But trying to feed healthful food to some of the pickiest eaters can result in mountains of wasted food.<p>Now, many schools are finding that giving kids a say in what they eat …

How You Can Use Your Heart Rate to Train Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Tracking your pulse gets you real aerobic, strength, and calorie-burning results.<p>Heart-rate training isn't just for the hardcore runner or the cardiac rehab patient. Learning and following your zones can maximize calorie burn, boost aerobic capacity, and strengthen your heart and lungs.<p>By having …

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Food Addiction vs. Eating Addiction: Why A Single Word Makes All The Difference

After a tough or emotional day, I will sometimes go home and eat ______ until I'm sick.<p>How people answer this question is at the crux of an emerging debate about obesity and food addiction. Is food addiction real, and should food industries be held accountable for engineering hyper-palatable …

We Drink More Alcohol When We Exercise

First we sweat, and then we swig: A new Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal <i>Health Psychology</i> finds that people tend to drink more …

Are You on the Verge of Workout Burnout?

Find out why a tough exercise routine can totally backfire.<p>The thought of working out makes you feel peeved, and the idea of going to the gym sounds exhausting—it might even bum you out a bit. If this is the case for you, you could be seriously lacking in the workout motivation department. But if …

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