Lydia Martinez

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An iPhone trick to avoid Facebook Messenger and keep chatting

Facebook’s policy to force users to install a separate Messenger app on their smartphones hasn’t been popular. However, there is a quick trick on an iPhone to stop Facebook installing Messenger and continue chatting using the normal Facebook app.<p>Not all Facebook users are being forced to use the …

Study: sunshine 'could help to stave off dementia'

Low levels of vitamin D appear to increase the risk of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, major study finds<p>Plenty of sunshine in retirement could reduce the risk of dementia, a major trial suggests.<p>The new study - the largest of its kind – found that a severe lack of vitamin D among over 65s …

Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

Sometimes the quiet ones surprise us.<p>Take moss — those fuzzy green pads you see on the sides of old trees, or hanging onto rocks. Who notices moss? It's just ... there, doing whatever it does — so slowly, so terribly slowly, that nobody bothers to think about it. Moss creeps up tree bark, sits …

What Our Clothes Say About Our Health

Have you noticed lately that a lot of men's shirts seem to be called "slim fit"? I bet you even own a few. Somebody has to own them because they're everywhere. And just recently, I've been baffled by this new category of shirts -- EXTRA slim. What the heck does that mean? What makes it extra slim? …

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Exercises for a Tighter, Sexier Butt

Show your booty some (tough) love with these serious strengthening moves.<p>Snoop Dogg and Jason Derulo wrote a song about it, your significant other can't get enough of it, and the #belfie is officially a thing. Basically: The booty is kind of a big deal. So we asked six trainers for their go-to …

7 Dinner Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

<b>Eating It Right Before Bed</b><br>Filling up on fuel right before climbing under the covers can make it hard to sleep—and stay asleep. "Sleep is essential for your metabolism, your blood-sugar regulation, appropriate hormone balance and energy health," says Mass. Learn when to eat dinner if you don't want …

11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to try<p>It’s easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you’d never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.<p>1 …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

<b>Prevent Sweat Stains and Body Odor</b><br>Mix baking soda with a little bit of water to turn it into a moist paste, then apply it under your arms for an all-natural deodorant.<p><b>Clarify Your Hair</b><br>Every now and then, hair needs some relief from product buildup. Add a small amount of baking soda to your shampoo, …

5 reasons to drink coffee before your workout - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Registered dietician Cynthia Sass is Health magazine's contributing nutrition editor.</i><p><b>(Health.com)</b> -- Half of Americans start their day with coffee, and according to recent study, working out after downing a cup of java may offer a weight-loss advantage.<p>The Spanish study, published in …

Running yoga: 3 poses to prevent injury - CNN.com

Forward lunge: Develops core stability and balance.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p><i>Editor's note: Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better.</i> …

Firefighter obesity a big problem

The need for firefighters to be fit seems obvious: A fire ax weighs around 20 pounds, and an oxygen tank can be up to 50. Throw in the big boots, jacket, unruly fire hoses and challenging emergencies, and you'd expect most firefighters to be in peak physical condition.<p>You'd be wrong. More than 70% …

'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1% of those people are obese. In 2008, medical …

Train like a lady lumberjack

Shana Verstegen started logrolling when she was 7.<p>Her parents signed her up for a class at the local YMCA in Madison, Wisconsin, and she loved everything about it: the battle of strength, balance and agility between two opponents trying to stay on a log in the middle of a lake.<p>"It sounds absolutely …

Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease <b>-</b> whether you plod along or go at race speed.<p>Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages …

Cowabunga! 10 Vintage Pictures of People Surfing

Surfing is an ancient sport with an uncertain history. Some believe it was originated by Polynesian fishermen who rode wooden boards to get to the …

Santa Barbara

35 Kinds of Hot, Sexy Homophone Action

An article in the <i>Salt Lake Tribune</i> reports that Tim Torkildson, a social media specialist for an English learning center in Provo, was fired after …

11 Essentials to Pack for a Smarter Weekend Getaway

Slipping out of the office a little early on Friday for a weekend of fun? Load up with this essential gear, and you’re halfway to having the best …

Scuba Diving

11 Little Quirks in Baseball's Early Rules

Baseball has been part of American culture and consciousness since the mid-1700s. Even though it's a classic game, it's still showing signs of …

Baseball

Watch Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Robinson Dance with Gene Kelly

Sugar Ray Robinson was one of the greatest fighters to ever slip on boxing gloves. He owned the welterweight title from 1946 to 1951, and in the …

What's Inside the Millennium Time Capsule?

The National Millennium Time Capsule was designed to house the "artifacts, ideas, or accomplishments that represent America at this time in history." …

Rhode Island

Why Do We Say Uncle?

Why do we say “uncle” when admitting defeat? The only facts we know for sure are that it’s strictly a North American phrase, and that it first …

Stanford breakthrough might triple battery life

Annoyed by how often your cellphone needs recharging? Stanford researchers say they've made a major step toward the "holy grail" of energy storage — a pure lithium battery.<p>A team that includes former Energy secretary Steven Chu says it's building a lithium anode battery that might give electric …