Kendall Banks

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The 15 Best Healthy Late-Night Snacks

It’s well after dark and your stomach is rumbling.<p>The challenge is figuring out what you can eat that’s quick, tasty and won’t cause you to pack on …

Nutrition

How to grill steak to perfection — it's all about controlling the heat

Steak on the grill ranks as one of the best summertime meals ever. Heck, best meal ever, anytime, when cooked to perfection.<p>Learning to grill a steak perfectly takes practice, but it’s worthwhile. I believe that if you can cook a steak, you can tackle nearly everything that cooks quickly on a grill …

How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Amazon Alexa has recorded

Digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are designed to learn more about you as they listen, and part of doing so is to record conversations you’ve had with them to learn your tone of voice, prompts, and requests. Recently, this feature-not-a-bug has landed Amazon in a string of …

The Best — and Absolute Worst — Snacks to Eat After a Workout If You're Trying to Lose Weight

When you are working out for weight loss and feel like you're on a roll as far as staying committed, it's common to think you deserve to reward yourself with something delicious. And you do! However, balance is still important, and it's key to focus on what you're putting into your body to ensure …

The 8 Best Protein Sources For Weight Loss

These powerful picks can help you shed those stubborn pounds<p>If you’re trying to lose weight, you probably don’t need us to remind you that eating plenty of protein can help you reach your goal weight. Protein — even from unlikely sources like vegetables — digests at a slow, steady rate to help you …

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

Why you should stop eating white rice, according to a physician

From a nutritional standpoint, white rice pales in comparison to its whole grain cousin, brown rice.<p>It gets digested quickly, is rapidly processed into sugar, and only fills you up for a short period of time. In comparison, brown rice is processed slowly, churning out a steady stream of fuel to …

Nutrition

Diabetes Can Be Reversed Naturally

"Ditch the mangoes" and "switch to artificial sweeteners" - is the dreaded advice handed out to diabetics and pre-diabetics when first diagnosed. But …

Diabetes

7 Warning Signs You're the Dreaded Micromanager

Diagnose yourself before your employees do it for you with their feet by marching out the door.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Strategic Management<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Employment

Follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid

Let the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid be your guide to making smart eating choices. It's pretty simple to use. The goal is to choose most of …

Nutrition

Why Are Complex Carbs an Important Part of Your Diet?

Complex carbohydrates provide your body with the energy you need to get up, move around, and do all the things you do every day. They include starch, …

Is Your Employee Ready to Be a Manager?

You have an ambitious team member who’s asking to be promoted to manager. He’s great at his job, but is he really ready to lead? How do you judge his skills and experience? What’s the best way to measure his potential?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>As a manager, you’re always on the lookout for the next …

iOS 10: All the new features, tips and guides

iOS 10 is here. Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean <b>a lot</b> -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps.<p>There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this …

21 Things to do if you get Shin Splints

Shin splints (also know as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)) feels like a sharp pain along the inner edge of the shinbone that may shoot up from your ankle to your kneecap. Shin splints are usually caused by repeated stress to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the shinbone. This is a …

We're ahead of schedule to turn Star Trek tech into reality

Most Star Trek stories from the vaunted franchise turning 50 this week take place in a distant future we're not likely to see. Unless, that is, Gene Roddenberry and his successors underestimated the pace of technological progress across Earth and the rest of the galaxy.<p>Turns out we're actually …

iPhone 7 cameras: Samples and everything you need to know

Apple is changing the ways you’ll take photos with the iPhone 7. While the smaller model includes fairly standard generational improvements, the iPhone 7 Plus brings some truly innovative features.<p><b>iPhone 7: Brighter and stabilized</b><p>First, the more boring update. On the smaller model, there’s a wider …

Interesting Facts You NEED to Know About Your Blood Type

<b>The food you should eat depends on it –</b>nutritional requirements are different for different blood types. Blood group O is related to gastric …

5-Day Bodybuilding Schedule for Men

One of the most popular bodybuilding workout schedules is a five-day split, in which you train one of five parts of your body on a each day of the …

Here's how to pick the safest artificial sweetener based on science

Yet there's surprisingly little we know about their effect on the body and brain, and studies trying to decipher this are inconclusive.<p>Manufacturers tout artificial sweeteners as a satisfying zero-calorie route to satisfying sugar cravings without the gut-busting punch of real sugar. But whether or …

Diabetes

CDC Confirms 9 U.S. Pregnancies With Zika, Investigates 10 More

Health officials said Friday they have confirmed nine cases of Zika virus among pregnant women in the U.S., and say they are investigating 10 more suspected cases.<p>The numbers have surprised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has been on the lookout for pregnant travelers affected …

Four New Elements Added To The Periodic Table

That's some heavy stuff<p>Elements with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 have been added to the periodic table.<p>The new elements were added after the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) reviewed scientific studies published by teams of researchers in the United States, Japan, …

Chemistry

Christmas glitch allowed Steam users to see others' personal info

Some gamers were "Steam"-ing on Christmas as Valve's popular digital gaming store was afflicted with server and privacy problems.<p>The glitches with the Steam service, including users being able to see others' personal information as well as the store itself going offline, were the result of a …

Personal Information

Pennsylvania Lyme disease cases top 10,000

Pennsylvania continues to lead the nation in Lyme disease cases as the Commonwealth through Nov. 27 has reported more than 10,000 cases, about …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders

These are the things effective leaders do to inspire people.<p>Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of …

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …