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Probiotics Can Help Your Liver Recover From Damage, A New Study Suggests

You probably know that probiotics are reported to help your body out in tons of different ways — from better digestion and increased immune function, …

Wellness

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

18 small changes you can make every day to lose weight

1/<p>1. Invest in a water bottle.<p>Getty<p>When you don't drink enough water, your body can confuse hunger with thirst. This is why "upping the water intake …

Nutrition

19 Brain Teasers That Will Leave You Stumped

Solving logic problems boosts brain power, keeps your memory strong, and entertains everyone to no end. See how many you can figure out—without …

Mathematics

Why a faecal transplant could save your life

<b>The faecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine's most disgusting procedure.</b><p>It is pretty much what you are imagining - part of a faecal stool is taken from one person and given to another.<p>The purpose is to introduce new beneficial microbes to the receiving …

Microbiology

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

Banish Infection With These 5 Powerful All-Natural Antibiotics

Since the discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s and the development of new products through the 1980s, it has become much harder for scientists to …

Alternative Medicine

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

Attention Regulates Emotion: Focus and Self-Control

When my sons were just two or so and would get upset, I sometimes used distraction to calm them down: “<i>Look at that birdie</i>,” or an all-service, …

Self Control

A Parent’s Guide to Infant Gut Health

Sponsored by<p>How to help baby build up a robust, healthy microbiome.<p>By<p>Apr 01 2018, 11:50 AM<p>Adults know, at least intuitively, that a healthy gut …

Wellness

10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …

Camping

10 Essential Insects You Need in the Garden

Start being nice to horseflies. Why? Every garden needs a tree or a pond, even if that means one sizable container, filled either with soil or water. …

Gardening

8 Travel Apps You Need to Download Before Your Next Trip

It’s 2018, and so, it’s no secret that there’s an app for nearly everything. From booking a car service to having food delivered straight to your …

Apps

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design …

Aquaponics

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

Landscaping

14 Photos That Prove Moms Beat The System Every Damn Time

When moms win, we win good.

Parenting

Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

Productivity

Moving? Here's 28 Tips For Making It Waaaaay Easier

Bookmark this and save yourself a world of stress.<p>20 Brilliant Tips For Furnishing A Small Living Space<p>16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

DIY

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Psychology

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

Science

Apple Cider Vinegar Is the Wonder Serum That Can Do Way More Than You Realized

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used as a home remedy for everything from weight loss to hiccups to sore throats. After hearing a brief synopsis of apple cider vinegar's benefits, it sounds like there are few things it <i>can't</i> cure. But before you start throwing back ACV in massive doses, remember …

Alternative Medicine

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

Researchers used these six critical thinking steps to kill 42 common climate change denialist arguments

Sixcess!<p>Trying to argue the case for manmade climate change against those that refuse to believe all those eggheaded book-learnin’ scientists has …

17 Probiotic Foods To Include In Your Diet

Have you ever heard about probiotics? Wondered how to include them in your diet when they are considered to be healthy. This post delves you through …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

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