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This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

All You Need Is Love

As the Beatles once sang, "All you need is love." When it comes to matters of being healthy and happy, research indicates that this may be truer than we think! On top of making us feel overcome with joy, love can also positively affect our mental and physical well-being. During a month that is …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

How to Stop an Argument in Its Tracks

I think it's fair to say that the most common reason people argue is due to poor communication skills. While we were all taught many different subjects in school, healthy communicating generally wasn't one of them. There are many styles of communication, but for the sake of simplicity, I will break …

Using Flashes to Create Light That Looks Natural

Back in college, I was taught there were two ways to light a subject with strobes or flashes. You can make the light part of the story of the image, …

Creating Lit Portraits During The Day

Creating lit portraits during the day isn't easy because of limitations on aperture, sync speed and flash power. However, it's an interesting look …

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STD Tests: There’s an App for That

A screenshot of the Hula iPhone app that shares STD test result information<p>Hula, a new iPhone app, is hoping to help you get lucky…safely. The app …

Spend Two Hours Learning from Portrait Master Greg Heisler

Earlier this week, when stumbled across this two-hour presentation by iconic portrait photographer Greg Heisler, it took all the will power we had …

5 Health Benefits Of Peppermint

In the midst of all the indulgence and decadence this time of year, it's comforting to know there are some very real health benefits to some of the most common flavors of the season.<p>Between candy canes and Christmas bark, peppermint is giving cinnamon a run for its money as stand-out spice of the …

Ancient Healing Techniques That Can Improve Your Modern Life

Ironically, when it comes to treating the ailments of modern life -- which can be exacerbated by chronic stress and a relentlessly fast-paced life -- thousand-year-old healing methods might be some of the best remedies.<p>The exploding popularity of meditation and yoga in the West -- the physical and …

Am I Crazy? The Bizarre Experience of Sleep Paralysis

<i>By Brandon R. Peters, M.D.</i><p>Quite simply, the experience of sleep paralysis sounds too crazy to be true. When it occurs, which it does with surprising frequency, the victim often questions his or her own sanity. It is not uncommon to ascribe the experiences to demonic possession, aliens, and any …

Safe Sex to Prevent STDS

Also disturbing: About the same percentage of participants had condom-less sex, regardless of whether or not they'd had the STD talk, says lead study author Margo Bennett Mullinax, M.P.H., a project coordinator at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion and an associate instructor in the department …

Watch the Surf Punks Explain the Latest Slang in this '80s News Report

Slang has to start somewhere. According to this late '80s video report, the kids were picking it up from California, that “breeding ground for every …

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13 Fascinating Facts About Bees

Sure, you know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there's so much more to these buzzing insects than that.<p>1. Their sting has some …

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The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

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Nuts Linked With Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Good news for everyone whose go-to afternoon snack is a handful of almonds.<p>Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School found an association between nut consumption and decreased risk of pancreatic cancer in women.<p>Specifically, eating a one-ounce serving of nuts at least …

The Marshmallowists!

Marshmallows are having a moment. With fewer calories than a cupcake, these square little fruit-sweetened and essential oil-flavored marshmallows from British duo the Marshmallowists, are taking London by storm! Limiting your sugar intake is important, which is why those few indulgences have to …

In New York, late nights are fueled by party drug Molly

NEW YORK — After a long and raucous dinner party on a recent weeknight, guests decamped to a loft in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood, perhaps the most desirable chunk of real estate in the city that never sleeps.<p>There was no music or dancing at this after-party, though. Instead, a host distributed …

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

Stress reduction strategies based on mindfulness -- the practice of focusing on the present moment -- could help lower blood pressure among people who are on the brink of hypertension, according to a small new study.<p>Researchers from Kent State University found that people with prehypertension -- …

4 Ways to Get Better Lungs and Make Exercise Easier

The Sherpa population in Tibet is famously known for their extreme levels of high-altitude fitness, often easily conquering Mount Everest climbs alongside seasoned and extremely fit climbers who have been training for months or years. Perhaps you've seen Nepalese Sherpas parodied in a popular …

The Best Immunity-Boosting Breakfasts

You may be lucky enough to be sniffle-free so far, but cold and flu season is upon us. Just over 2 percent of Americans have had the flu so far this season and nearly 7 percent have caught a cold. Those are pretty typical numbers for October, according to Gallup. And although they might seem small, …

With Addiction, Breaking A Habit Means Resisting A Reflex

The pull of addiction can come from many directions: from food to alcohol to the Internet. So what connects those dependencies?<p>"Addiction is a memory, it's a reflex. It's training your brain in something which is harmful to yourself," says Dr. Charles P. O'Brien, co-founder of the Center for …

Weekend Challenge: Cycling Russian Twist

Try this killer core exercise for stronger abs<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

What Are These Thoughts in My Head and Where Do They Come From?

"I always seem to have these voices going on in my head. One says I should do this. Another says I should do something else, and then a third voice comes out of nowhere saying I should do something entirely different. What do I do? I often feel confused and distracted. I feel like I'm being pulled …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …