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Trader Joe's former president launched an even cheaper grocery store and has a huge vision for changing how Americans buy food

Former president of Trader Joe's Doug Rauch has had a lasting impact on the lives of the famous grocery store chain's customers.<p>Hired in 1977 by the company's founder, Joe Coulombe, Rauch was tasked with developing the company's private food label — a main factor in why the store's prices are so …

Agriculture

9 Easy April Fools’ Day 2018 Pranks That Don’t Need Much Planning

The simplest things sometimes make the loudest statements. When it comes to the art of pranking on Apr. 1, otherwise known as the infamous April …

Magic

Six common misconceptions about meditation

Meditation has been hailed as a way to boost mental health, help chronic pain, reduce stress and build a new appreciation for the world around us.<p>But …

Meditation

Introverts are Natural Disruptors—Here’s Why | Heleo

“Introverts are uniquely suited to disruption because they’re comfortable playing where other people aren’t.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The creative power</i> …

Self-improvement

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Emotional Intelligence

Is this the most-delicious way *ever* to eat an avocado?

Sure, there’s no <i>wrong</i> way to eat an avocado. Some want it straight up, others need a drizzle of olive oil and a dash sea salt, and still more say …

The plank is the one exercise most commonly done wrong, according to a personal trainer — but this subtle change could make it twice as effective in half the time

The plank — holding yourself on your hands and toes as if you're about to do a pushup — is one of the most effective body-weight exercises for strengthening the core, not to mention a great way to sculpt abs. It's so good for the body there are now workouts based around that movement, including the …

Workouts

A professor with 30 years of experience says there's no point in holding the plank for longer than 10 seconds — and says you shouldn't do sit-ups first thing in the morning

The plank is widely considered to be a powerful movement for strengthening the core. There are entire workouts, like the plank challenge, based around holding the exercise for longer each time you do it.<p>But getting the most out of the plank, which involves supporting your weight on your hands, …

Workouts

This Is How Men Really Think About Sex

Over my career as a sex therapist, I have had the opportunity to sit with thousands of men as they've discussed their sexual feelings, sex lives, and …

Relationships

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

The Inside Story Of How An Ivy League Food Scientist Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies

Brian Wansink won fame, funding, and influence for his science-backed advice on healthy eating. Now, emails show how the Cornell professor and his colleagues have hacked and massaged low-quality data into headline-friendly studies to “go virally big time.”<p><b>In the summer of 2013</b>, Özge Siğirci, a …

Journalism

6 One-Pan Keto Dishes for Easy Low-Carb Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

We know that adopting any new nutrition plan can come with a lot of valid doubts. Will I have to buy a ton of specific (expensive) ingredients? Will …

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, downing ketone drinks, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly …

Diabetes

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray paint and the rungs of an old wooden chair where Matt Peters used to sit. A stereo plays country music, left on by the renter who now uses the shop.<p>“It smells so …

Mental Health

This science-backed seven-minute workout is all you need to get back in shape

It is not easy to squeeze in time for the gym, especially when you live in a world expected to be in two different places all the time. While this …

10 of the world's most creative cities to live, work and play

When you work in the creative industries, the world is literally your oyster, as they say. With brilliant design studios, agencies and brands at …

Cape Town

The Comparison Trap

Judging from her Facebook page, Lisa appears to lead a charmed life. A middle-aged advertising executive, she takes pictures while strolling through …

Social Media

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Crows Are Doing the Best They Can

It’s time to give these resourceful, community-minded creatures some credit.<p>The first thing to know about crows is that a group of them is called a <i>murder</i>.<p>In America, crows count as a Halloween decoration, like skeletons and mini-gravestones. Homeowners perch plastic ones in their trees to instill …

Could a Machine Identify Suicidal Thoughts?

Despite decades of effort, it has proven frustratingly difficult to predict who is most at risk of dying by suicide. Relying on patients to reveal …

Find Out If You're Making More or Less Money Than People Your Age

It depends on where you live<p>Americans are earning more on average than ever before as the poverty rate declines and the U.S. continues to recover …

The New Science of Single People

What are the most important differences between single people and married people? If you asked most people this question, they’d probably answer that …

Psychology

To Get Better Sleep, Maybe Try Staying Awake

So you can’t sleep. An estimated 30 percent of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, and the sensible, standard advice given to them is to practice …

Sleep

A Sleep Scientist on the Vicious Cycle of Insomnia and Sleeping Pills

Maybe you’re one of the estimated 50 to 70 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders, including insomnia; maybe you’re also among the 4 …

These are the 9 most annoying phrases people use at work, according to a new survey

With ridiculous words and passive-aggressive work phrases invading today’s office dialogue, it’s clear people are pretty sensitive about language in …

The painful truth about teeth

Published on May 13, 2017<p>SALISBURY, Md. — Two hours before sunrise, Dee Matello joined the line outside the Wicomico Civic Center, where hundreds of people in hoodies, heavy coats and wool blankets braced against a bitter wind.<p>Inside, reclining dental chairs were arrayed in neat rows across the …

Dentistry

The new reality of old age in America

Richard Dever had swabbed the campground shower stalls and emptied 20 garbage cans, and now he climbed slowly onto a John Deere mower to cut a couple acres of grass.<p>THE FORGOTTEN: The issues at the heart of Trump's America<p>PART 1: On a Texas prairie, distance grows between neighbors over an American …

Retirement

10 High-Fat Foods You Should Be Eating More Of, According To Nutritionists

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that fat is back. Not only does this once-feared macronutrient help keep you fuller longer than anything "fat-free" ever could, but it's linked to everything from reduced belly fat to improved heart health to superior cognitive function—depending on …

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Drug Addiction

Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began snorting cocaine at 17, a rich kid who loved to party. His indulgence gradually …

Drug Addiction

6 Fall Secrets for a Gorgeous Lawn

If your lawn looked lackluster this summer, some fall lawn care may solve the problem.<p>Fall lawn care means more than raking leaves. Darker days …