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How to Have the Healthiest Day of Your Life

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p>Follow this hour-by-hour playbook to stay energized, organized, and focused all day, everyday.<p><b>6 a.m. Sleep a little longer</b>"Getting enough quality shut-eye affects not only your metabolism but also the quality of your day," says registered dietitian Laura Cipullo, author of</i> …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Deep-Sea Dwellers Make A Natural Antibiotic

Humans aren't the only species that try to get rid of bacteria<p>On hot vents deep underneath the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, there lives something unusual: a gene that fights bacteria. The gene belongs to a microscopic organism, scientifically named <i>Aciduliprofundum boonei</i>, that lives in the extreme …

Biology

The science behind dietary supplements

From multivitamins to fish oil, daily pills and powders have become routine for millions around the world. But do we really need to take them?<p>Doctors say we need them. Advertising encourages us to take them. And – with industry estimates of more than £36bn being spent on them worldwide – we are …

Get More Energy: The Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue

Being fatigued sucks. You stumble through the day, your brain slow, your body aching; you’re tired, you’re groggy, and everything feels awful. …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

Healthy Eating

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Has Other Side Effects

While Vitamin D supplements side effects are generally negligible in comparison to the benefits it’s possible that a simple pill may not be enough to …

Best Supplements for Men

<b>Where to get it:</b> Kale, carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes are great sources of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. Most multivitamins also contain vitamin A, or you can take it on its own. Too much can be toxic, and guidelines by the Institute of Medicine say not to supplement …

The Most Popular Bodybuilding Supplements Reviewed

You may be looking to use bodybuilding supplements for weight training sports and fitness activities. There's no shortage of choices given all the …

We Worry About Trace Amounts Of BPA While Playing Russian Roulette With Dietary Supplements

<b>We Have A Badly Distorted Sense of Risk.</b><p>Exactly forty years ago, in a seminal paper, the behavioral economists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky described cognitive errors and pitfalls that affect our ability to gauge the probability of even simple events.<p>These pitfalls affect thinking in many …

Are Supplements Killing You? The Problem With Vitamins, Minerals

<i>In two recently published studies, researchers suggest that supplements can do more harm than good if taken in addition to a healthy diet</i><p>Most people understand that taking nutritional supplements that have unproven health effects is taking a gamble. Yet few realize that this may also be true for …

Are Iron Supplements the Kick Your Workout Needs?

A new study finds that if your diet is missing a crucial mineral, your sweat sessions may be harder than they need to be<p>Eating more iron may help you …

Study: 1-in-3 Americans Mix Supplements with Meds

<i>By Shereen Jegtvig</i><p>NEW YORK -- One in three adults in the U.S. is taking both prescription medications and dietary supplements, creating a risk for …

The Beauty Supplement: should you take fish oil or krill oil?

Our beauty supplement blogger and co-founder of Victoria Health, pharmacist Shabir Daya, explains why there's nothing fishy about krill oil<p>BY <b>Shabir Daya</b> | 29 April 2014<p>The past decade has seen a major rise in the number of people consuming fish oil as a health supplement. Scientists have …

The Beauty Supplement: the health benefits of coconut oil

Our beauty supplement blogger and co-founder of Victoria Health Shabir Daya explains why, despite its high fat content, a spoonful of coconut oil can help keep our bodies beautiful<p>BY <b>Shabir Daya</b> | 01 May 2014<p>More and more, coconut oil appears to be hitting the headlines for its multiple health …

Coconut

Should You Be Taking Deer Antler Supplement to Be Stronger, Healthier?

Could a deer antler velvet supplement improve muscle strength in humans? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

The Supplements That Might Hurt Your Training

Many fitness fanatics turn to supplements to help them train and stay in shape, but not all of the vitamins and minerals deliver on those benefits<p>Athletes who want to make sure they’re doing whatever they can to be at their peak rely on supplements to help and even boost their training. A quick …

3 Supplements You Should Never Take - Consumer Reports News

5 tips for using supplements safely<p>With lax regulation and little oversight from the Food and Drug Administration, consumers need to be especially …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Getting Ready for the Beach? Beware of Fraudulent Diet Supplements

Some fraudulent diet supplements may be tainted, cause serious injury or even death.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This article originally was posted on the</i> …

Weight Loss

Tests find risky stimulants in weight-loss supplement

Scientists have found a "cocktail of synthetic stimulants" in a U.S.-made Dexaprine weight-loss supplements, according to test results published in a scientific journal this week.<p>Scientists have found a "cocktail of synthetic stimulants" in a U.S.-made weight-loss supplement while investigating a …

Have Some Grapefruit with Your Beer

Grapefruit and beer? It's a match made in heaven, and you can have it in this cocktail.<p>You may already think we're crazy for putting grapefruit juice in our beer, but then we go ahead and add elderflower liqueur? Just trust us: This is one unexpectedly good cocktail you're going to want to try.<p>Get …

Cocktails