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New weight-loss tactics for the moderately obese

The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a host of new weight-loss interventions that make millions more people eligible for obesity treatments.<p>Among the devices are balloons that inflate inside the stomach and leave less room for food, electrical impulses that trick the brain into …

Questions You Need to Ask Before You Have a Baby

Whether you were ready to start trying yesterday or you'd like to get pregnant in the coming months, it's never too early to ask how you can have the best and healthiest pregnancy possible, says Maria J. Brooks, president of Lamaze International and a labor and birth nurse.<p>"Choosing to have a baby …

Pregnancy

What A Little-Known Brain Region Can Till Us About Depression

A tiny brain region, called the habenula, has been proposed to drive the symptoms of depression, which can have a devastating impact on people’s …

Neuroscience

Insurance won't pay for women to have pleasurable sex

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michelle Weber says that when her boyfriend wanted to take Viagra, his insurance paid for it, no questions asked.<p>So when she wanted to take the new "female Viagra" for her sexual problems, she figured that would go smoothly, as well.<p>But it didn't.<p>Her insurance company refused to pay for the …

Sexual Health

15 Trash-to-Treasure Crafts That'll Entertain Your Kids for Less

Keeping the kids happy has never been cheaper.<p>Toys don't have to be store-bought to achieve Most Valuable Player status. First, try making one of these DIY projects out of stuff you were planning to throw away.

Take a lesson from JLo's makeup artist. Here's what you'll need for sheer, glowing summertime beauty

When it comes to your beauty routine, there's no need to succumb to the season's sweltering heat. There are ways to make sure your makeup doesn't look clumpy or heavy and that you continue to maintain a fresh, youthful appearance.<p>“Spring and summer have always lent themselves to more golden, glowy …

Illustrator Completes His Illustrations With Everyday Objects (10+ Pics)

Meet Christoph Niemann - an amazingly talented illustrator, who creates unique drawings featuring everyday objects. You may recognize him from the NY …

Christoph Niemann

Creative Ways to Preserve Memories

Tired of boring baby books? Try one of these fun and unusual ways to make the most of your little one's milestones.<p>A shadow box frame is an affordable and easy way to showcase not only baby photos, but also special mementos such as a prized toy or baby rattle. "What I love about creating shadow …

Parenting

The Best Digital Interior Design Sites to Help You Create Your Dream Home

Imagine if you could hire someone to scour your Pinterest boards and translate your pins into a perfectly decorated room in your home. That’s the gist of digital interior design, a personalized online decorating service gaining momentum in both the tech sphere and the oft-insular world of home …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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TED Talks

Best Sandwiches in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a serious sandwich town with legendary take-out shops, venerable deli counters and ambitious new spots scattered all over the city. …

Cooking

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but these are the tricks the pros really rely on.<p>Painting is no easy feat — whether you're changing the color of an entire room, or just updating a piece of furniture — but as long as you follow these trade secrets, you'll be able to …

Home Improvement

The 10 strangest animal discoveries of 2015 will totally weird you out

Every year, scientists wade into jungles, deserts and museum collections to examine animals and, if they're lucky, discover a new species.<p>For …

Scientists Have Discovered That Your Brain Logs A Timestamp At The Moment Of Your Death

Scientists researching circadian rhythms and the brain’s internal clock have stumbled on a fascinating, if morbid discovery. It turns out that when you die, your brain logs a timestamp of sorts for your passing.<p>Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, following up on a 2013 study, looked at the …

Neuroscience

Antibiotics are dead - it's time to find another cure

Bugs have finally developed resistance to our last-resort antibiotics - if we don't find an alternative, we will start dying of currently treatable diseases<p>Today is the day the antibiotic era ends. British scientists announced this week that they have found bacteria that are resistant to our final …

Tchaikovsky on Depression and Finding Beauty Amid the Wreckage of the Soul

“Life is beautiful in spite of everything! … There are many thorns, but the roses are there too.”<p><i>“An artist needs a certain amount of turmoil and confusion,”</i> Joni Mitchell once told an interviewer. Indeed, the history of the arts is the history of the complex relationship between creativity and …

THE SHOT: Sports in 1/1000th of a Second

I have covered every Olympic Games since 1984 which means I have shot 15 games in freezing blizzards and oppressive heat. There is nothing like the Olympics and they provide the opportunity to make pictures that are so completely different from what most sports photographers do on a weekly basis. …

Jennifer Lawrence’s Stunning (And Severe) Hunger Games Dress Tour: Part 2

In this weekly feature, InStyle’s fashion news director Eric Wilson shares his favorite fashion moment of the week, and explains how it could shape …

Ralph Lauren

8 Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Let's face it -- the turkey is almost never ready on time. But that's okay because the holiday hors d'oeuvres are half the fun. These crowd-pleasing appetizers are all incredibly easy to make (but no one needs to know that).<p><b>1. Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey, Dried Cherries, Rosemary & Pecans</b><p>Thanks …

Cooking

6 Decor Secrets To A Perfectly Styled Bookcase

Yes, there's more to it than your favorite books.<p>Open shelving is a matter of preference in the kitchen, but elsewhere around the house — like, say, your living room — it can be nearly impossible to avoid. (Everyone still owns books, right?) The catch is that if it isn't done right, your display of …

A famous British philosopher says this nightly exercise is better than a sleeping pill

The Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton has made a career of bringing high-minded philosophical concepts to the masses with best-selling books like 1997's "How Proust Can Change Your Life" and 2006's "The Architecture of Happiness."<p>In his quest to help others find what makes them feel …

Self-improvement

15 Fun + Festive Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

With the weather turning colder, how thankful are you for a reason to stay inside and get crafty with your kid this holiday season? The Thanksgiving feast is all about thankfulness and food, so why not turn some of your edibles into cute little turkeys or create a countdown calendar to get …

Chemicals

Paris attacks may prompt Obama to step up military action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic moves like launching a U.S. or international ground offensive or accelerating aerial …

Middle East

How Sound Impacts Your Sleep Cycle

Whether you are sensitive to bumps in the night or sleep like a rock, sound has the potential to affect your rest and your health.<p>It's easy to overlook the significance of sensory cues during rest, as it can seem as though sleep makes us oblivious to the outside world.<p>However, think back and you …

Marriage Advice From Divorced People

It's terrific when happily married people give you love advice but the ones who really know the pitfalls of a life together are those that failed to avoid them.<p>"In a weird twist of fate my sister's divorce was final a week before my wedding. Right before I walked down the aisle Emily took me aside …

Divorce

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Be Universally Liked | Inc.com

<i>What makes people mediocre? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Stephen Motson, Professional Investigator, MSc. in Criminal Investigation, on Quora:</b><p>Mediocrity is a state of mind. We often feel inferior when comparing ourselves to other, more successful people. We …

Success

'Empire' Just Showed Viewers That Fat Women Like Sex, Too

One of the standout moments on last night's episode of "Empire" was the reveal that Gabourey Sidibe's character Becky has a love interest. In a playful, racy scene we find Becky and hip hop artist MC J Poppa (actor Mo McRae) having sex on a rooftop.<p>The raunchy moment generated a slew of memes last …

Racy

What makes Modigliani’s Nu Couché worth $100 million?

Amedeo Modigliani painted numerous women over the course of his career. They were friends, partners, friends’ wives, bistrot acquaintances, lovers, and admirers. Their names—Louise, Jeanne, Lolotte, Margherita, Elvire, Renée—are those of models, ladies, workers, and fellow artists. Other times, …

Art