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What does it mean if your RDW is high?

A test to determine red cell distribution width shows variation in the size and volume of a person's red blood cells.<p>Results of the test, along with …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Books

6 non-meat foods that are full of protein

If you're doing January veggie style.<p>Eating more protein is one of the best ways to feel more energised, happier and less hungry. Why? Well, to start, protein has a thermic effect on the body, meaning that up to 30% of the calories consumed from eating it are burned just by processing it (compared …

The Most Exciting New Cookbooks for Fall 2017

Summer Fridays are coming to an end, you've had it with ice cream for dinner and yes, admit it, you're ready for a pumpkin spice anything. And with …

10 Homemade Airplane Meals That Are Better than Paying $40

Are you planning a trip this summer? Perhaps taking advantage of some of the cheap airfare deals to Europe? This past February, Norwegian Airlines …

Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

The topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) continues to dominate leadership conversations. Rightly so. However, in a <i>Harvard Business Review (HBR)</i> article that highlighted research by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (experts on the topic), EQ is only the beginning.<p>Whereas EQ has an emphasis on …

Emotional Intelligence

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

The Best Reviewed Books of 2017 (So Far)

With the year more than half way through, we at Book Marks thought we’d take a look back at the titles that garnered the strongest reviews since …

Books

Practice Standing Meditation

Simple Instructions for a Powerful Qigong Practice<p>Among the thousands of forms of qigong, Inner Alchemy and Taoist meditation, Standing Meditation is …

Truth about Essential Oils and Brain Injury

When essential oils are inhaled through the nose, tiny nerves send an immediate signal to the brain and go straight to work on the systems that …

7 Herbs That Will Make Your House Smell Great (& Just Might Be Magic)

Whether you're looking for your next ritual charm or just something to brighten up your garden, the great, wide world of flora has something to fit …

6 game-changing essential oils that can help anxiety

Notice how often you’ll get the advice to “just breathe” when you’re mid-freakout? It sounds beyond simple (and is sometimes annoying). But as it …

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

Botanical Gardens

Jayson Werth gave a great speech about organic farming (and coyote pelts)

“This is really not my forte,” Jayson Werth told the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Policy Conference Wednesday afternoon in downtown D.C. “I’d actually feel more comfortable facing Mariano Rivera in the World Series than standing up here right now. And I haven’t got any hits off that guy, …

Calming Magnesium Body Butter

This homemade magnesium body butter helps replace the magnesium that our bodies need to thrive. I apply a little to my feet and shoulders before bed …

The Incredible Benefits Of Applying Essential Oils To The Belly Button

Natural oils are a huge part of Ayurveda. This includes everything from essential oils to carrier oils. They can affect everything from your health, …

24 Incredible Books You Should Read This Summer

The season’s new books include smart thrillers and sprawling family dramas.<p>A wrestler sets his sights on the NCAA championship; a man goes on a statewide search for his missing son. A trends forecaster learns to cope with the market’s return to IRL experiences; an ex-musician reflects on his glory …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Wellness

Transcendental Meditation is taking over Wall Street — here's how it works

Over the past few years, TM has made its way into the mainstream, with celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Arianna Huffington proclaiming its benefits, and doctors around the United States recommending it to patients with anxiety and high blood pressure, given its approval by agencies like the …

The Slow Cooker Recipes You've Been Waiting For

Cooking just got easier.<p>The slow cooker is our best friend this time of year. As the days get shorter and we find ourselves low on energy, the slow cooker picks up the slack by cooking dinner for us. Not only can it effortlessly take a big hunk of meat and cook it into a tender meal, but it can do …

9 spots not to miss on your next trip to Oregon

Home to hundreds of state parks and over a dozen national forests, the diverse geographic state of Oregon, has everything I would want in my own …

The Bay Area's 5 Best Fall Campsites

If you're already having withdrawals from your summer camping trip, fear not, fall is a great time to pitch a tent in the Bay Area.<p>These nearby …

Four Awesome Northern California Hot Springs

Sure you could go up to Napa and dish out a bunch of dough to sit at a spa. But for those who like their relaxation outdoors, under the stars and in …

The Best Month To Go

Your month-by-month guide to the hottest destinations, from Cuba to Croatia.<p>With the chilly months fast approaching, we round up the best European …

Why High School Students Need More Than College Prep

I step up to the counter at Willy's Cafe at Willamette High School in Eugene, Ore., and order a latte.<p>There's a powerful scent of fresh coffee in the air, and a group of juniors and seniors hover over a large espresso machine.<p>Carrie Gilbert, 17, shows how it's done: "You're going to want to steam …

College & University

5 Sexy New Wine Country Spas

Ditch your cell phone, shut down the computer, and escape into the bliss of a pampering day at the spa. These new and recently-renovated retreats …

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

BYO-sunscreen!

The new cool thing for tech bros is workplace “biohacking” with 36-hour fasts

If you want to get into shape, you might decide to eat more vegetables and go to the gym more. But what if you want to have more energy, improve your mood, and sleep better? Welcome to “biohacking,” where practitioners use data about themselves and their environment to perfect their daily routine …