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Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring protein in brain

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring a protein which is missing in the brains of dementia sufferers, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science showed that upping levels of the protein IL-33 mobilises the immune system into …

Stop Adding Stuff To Your Life, It's Time To Declutter Your Soul Now

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

How to Avoid Clichés in Travel Shots

Ok, before we start let’s just say, there is nothing wrong with clichéd shots. They are clichéd mainly because the position they are taken in gives a …

Better Alignment in 9 Moves

While the following routine might not burn calories and get your heart rate up, they are essential for your structure and for enabling your joints and muscles to work in synergy with one another for the workouts that are more demanding and higher in velocity.<p>The fitness industry is flooded with …

Demonstration

The 20-Minute Pilates Workout for Hardcore Abs

Strengthen every angle of your core with these killer moves<p>Craving a workout that gives you the calorie burn you need, but not in the mood for high …

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been shown over and …

Immune System

How Your Child Photography Can Be Improved With 5 Key Ingredients

Kids are at once a favorite photographic subject and ultimate challenge. All photographers need a <i>child photography toolkit</i> to reach into. Here are a …

Spanish Sangria for Easter

Chef and Cookbook Author – Victoria Amory Andalucian Spanish SangriaAndalucia, with its deep Roman roots and Moorish influences, is the land of …

10 Things Insanely Healthy People Do Before 9 A.M.

Our alarm goes off and we hit the snooze button. That happens a few more times. Then with no time to waste, we leap out of bed, dash into the shower, fly out of the house wearing a wrinkled shirt and grab a quick coffee on our way to work. Basically, we live every morning as if it were “Groundhog …

Groundhog Day

These 5 Facts Explain a Confusing U.S. Presidential Race

The presidential campaign silly season is upon us, and it hasn’t disappointed. But the race to succeed Barack Obama is about to get much more …

11 Reasons You're Always Hungry

<i>By Esther Crain</i><p>It's one thing to notice an uptick in appetite if you've been training hard at the gym, or if you're pregnant or PMS-ing. But when you always feel like a bottomless pit for no obvious reason, then something's definitely up. "Hunger is the physiological need for calories, water and …

Carbohydrates

The Perfect Picnic

A sunny summer weekend is the perfect excuse to pack up a picnic basket and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you head down to a local park, set up a …

8 Portable Picnic Cocktails

Be everyone’s favorite guest by showing up with a big bag of ice and a pitcher of one of these easily pre-batched summer cocktails.<p>If you’re heading …

4 Picnic Ideas: From Day Drunk to After Dark

There's no wrong way to picnic, so here are four very right ways to go about dining out-of-doors. From the Fancy Pants Tea Party-Style Picnic to the …

Pack Your Picnic Basket Like a Pro: Essential Gadgets for Your Next Outing

A picnic sounds like an easy-breezy sort of affair—just put some food in a basket, go to a local park, and enjoy a perfect meal outdoors. But packing for a picnic isn't quite as easy as making lunch to eat at home, because, let's face it: how many times have you gotten up from the table because you …

9 Adorable Facts About Hummingbirds

For speed, performance, and impressing the ladies, you just can’t beat a hummingbird.<p>1. THEY HAVE MEGABRAINS ...<p>A hummingbird’s brain makes up a …

DIY Magic

• <b>Author:</b> Anthony Alvarado<p><b>DIY MAGIC offers a series of reality hacks encompassing self-help, philosophy, psychology, and inspiration, that will help artists, writers, and any creative types find new sources of inspiration.</b><p>This is a book of magic. This is a book of mind hacks. This is a cookbook for …

The Green Smoothie Recipe Book: Over 100 Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes to Look and Feel Amazing

• <b>Author:</b> Mendocino Press<p><b>Looking for a fast and easy way to boost your health? Go green!</b> <br>Green smoothies are flavorful drinks packed with disease-fighting vitamins and antioxidants. With <i>The Green Smoothie Recipe Book</i> you’ll be able to improve the way you look and feel by replacing unhealthy …

Artisans List

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …

Valentine’s Day Decadent Chocolate Cake

Few things beat a slice of decadent chocolate cake. To make it even better (and, of course, more decadent) we have topped it off with a thick coat of …

Breakfast Sausage

These are the BEST!!! <br>I made up a batch to use in a Pumpkin Soup I made the other day, you use the sausage in the soup, the smell just from all the …

America's best North-South roads

Go west, young man! This historic cliché still resonates when it comes to road trips. But whether it's bombing to the Bay Area along the often dull-as-dirt I-80 or trying to find traces of iconic Route 66 amid a tangle of bland Interstates, the old paradigm of thinking horizontal when planning a …

8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton's new book, Rich Food, Poor Food.<p><i>CORRECTION: Some studies linked in the original version of this article were concerning unrelated issues. They have been</i> …

Birth Defects

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Quick Healthy Breakfasts

The healthiest breakfasts are ones you make yourself with an eye toward fiber, lean protein and healthy fats. This combination keeps you running all …

Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<p>Oatmeal's health-food reputation is so solid, you might not think to check the label. But some brands cram in artificial ingredients and sweeteners that displace the heart-smart, waistline-trimming benefits. Luckily, there's an easy solution, or five: Ditch the …

Nutrition