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The gluten-free craze is making celiacs like me sick

Last week, for the first time in twelve years, I got glutened.<p>That’s a celiac sufferer’s slang for inadvertently eating enough gluten from a mislabeled food to get physically ill. For a week, I slogged through with a bloated belly and blood in my stool.<p>As far as I knew, I hadn’t eaten anything to …

Gluten-Free

How to Get Rid of Hanging Belly Fat with 7 Tips to Indulge In

You should not let fat build up because it may droop from your midsection. Hanging belly fat can create uneasiness, result to health troubles and …

Truck Drivers Ride in Style With Tricked-Out Sleepers

Truckers are often forced to sleep and eat in their rig's cabins at truck stops while on the road, but now many have a better option — one that the industry hopes will keep more drivers on the asphalt longer.<p>Companies like Legacy Sleepers and Bolt, both based in Indiana, manufacture mobile living …

Apply to live in Manhattan's first micro apartments for as low as $950 a month

1/9<p>My Micro NY apartments<p>It looks like former mayor Mike Bloomberg's legacy is still going strong within the NYC rental market. His much-anticipated, …

Here's What the Perfect Penis Looks Like According to Women

It's the first time "3-D-printed phalluses" were used in a study. Yeah.<p>For the first time, a group of researchers from UCLA and the University of New Mexico have used 3-D-printed phalluses to ascertain women's penis size preferences. Previous studies on the subject have asked women to state a …

Italy, Land Of Pizza And Pasta, Is Gluten-Free Friendly

Molten mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and yeast are the aromas that punctuate summer in Rome.<p>On a recent day, 7-year-old Filippo Virgo has a hankering for pizza — a classic of the Eternal City.<p>The problem is that Filippo has celiac disease. This means he gets sick from eating gluten — a protein found …

3 Ab Exercises That Don't Hurt Your Back Or Neck

One of the biggest complaints people have about doing ab exercises is that they hurt their back and neck. Indeed, some of the more commong stomach …

Why Some Guys' Semen Tastes Funky

Care for a palate cleanser?<p>Our collective gag reflex kicks in just thinking about it: You’re going down on a guy, everything’s going great, and then you get torpedoed in the back of your throat with something that tastes like, well, nothing short of hell.<p>While scientists have yet to examine what …

Wellness

8 Things We Learned in Couples Therapy That Saved Our Marriage

We needed someone's help to learn how to live together.<p>Marriage is hard, and it requires hard work sometimes. People aren't taught how to be good at marriage or even how to be a good life-long partner, and so we often screw it up. But in failing and learning how to solve problems, you can make a …

I wore a FitBit for a week, and here's what I learned (and why it made me think of Sting)

IF YOU WANT to, you can track every single aspect of your life: what you eat; your favourite wines; your menstrual cycle; when you last did some …

10 Signs You Should Stop Eating Gluten Immediately

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley and more than 50 diseases have been related to it by now. It is estimated that 99% of people that …

Why I'm So Happy It Took Me Four Years to Lose 50 Pounds

The valuable lessons Chelsey Conlon learned over years of steady weight loss can help you meet your goal, too.<p><b>Before:</b> 185 <b>After:</b> 135<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>When I was a kid, I would binge on nachos, ice cream, and cookies when I was anxious or stressed. I never cared about what I ate. And while most kids can …

Fitness

Grave reminder not to put your feet up on the dashboard

For Bethany Benson, 22, it should have been an uneventful drive back from her aunt’s house in Michigan to her own in Oshawa. It was August 2, 2010, …

8 Bad Habits That Could Burn Your House Down

Don't let it all go up in flames.<p>Fire safety is a hot-button topic (pun intended) — and rightly so. During a recent five-year study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to 1,000 home fires every day, on average. That's 42 every hour, causing roughly …

When He Lined A Pan With Bacon, I Started Drooling. Then He Flipped It Over And I Lost My Mind.

Some people say that the bacon craze is over, that all the recipes have been discovered and devoured, and that we should move on to something new. I …

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body in just an hour

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body: Infographic reveals the effects the fizzy drink has in just an hour... from a 20-minute blood sugar …

I’m Canadian – and I should have a right to vote

My name is Donald Sutherland. My wife's name is Francine Racette. We are Canadians. We each hold one passport. A Canadian passport. That's it. They ask me at the border why I don't take American citizenship. I could still be Canadian, they say. You could have dual citizenship. But I say no, I'm not …

HugeDomains.com - Viwaa.com is for sale (Viwaa)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

You’ll Never Believe These 19 Rooms Were Once Garages

Come on, just admit it — your garage is wasted space. While most of us are guilty of using our garages for only storage, there are a fair number of people who are taking advantage of that extra square footage and starting a garage conversion revolution. It’s time to stop thinking boxes and cars and …

Living Rooms

Marriage Isn't Safe

My husband says I've still "got it" and he laughs at my jokes, or perhaps he's laughing at me. Either way, it doesn't really matter. There's laughter happening here and that can only be a good thing, right?<p>We also annoy each other. Such is life when a man and a woman decide to shack up and …

Tara Found Balance And Lost 89 Pounds -- And Counting!

<b>Name:</b> Tara B.<p><b>Age:</b> 28<p><b>Height:</b> 5'7"<p><b>Before weight:</b> 236 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> My weight fluctuated a lot growing up. Though I was always "bigger" than the other kids around me, it was mostly due to an athletic build and the fact that I was tall for my age. I would gain weight now and then, but I would …

This app lets you do Weight Watchers without paying for it — and I can't believe how good it is

You input your weight, height, and age information along with your goals and a few other things. When you're done, you get a plan to help you reach your desired weight safely. The idea is that you get an allotment of daily "points" to consume along with flexible weekly points. If you stay inside …

After 75 Years Of Marriage, This Couple Died In Each Others’ Arms Hours Apart

Alexander and Jeanette Toczko, an elderly couple in California that had been married for 75 years, recently passed away in each others’ arms within …

As a Teacher, I'm Not Sorry Your Kids Won't Be Getting Their Report Cards

As an elementary school teacher for the Toronto District School Board, I cannot begin to tell you how upset I am that your child will not be getting …

The 'Right Choices' I Made That Helped Me Drop 80 Pounds

Get inspiration from Stephanie Hastings' weight-loss story.<p><b>Before:</b> 224<p><b>After:</b> 144<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I've been overweight most of my life. I basically ate whatever I wanted and didn't exercise at all. For breakfast, I'd have a bagel, and lunch was either a deli sandwich or pizza. Besides choosing foods …

Fitness

Quadruplet Dad Five Months After Wife's Tragic Death in Childbirth: 'My Babies Are Four Beautiful Blessings'

Almost five months ago, Carlos Morales achieved one dream and lost another.<p>His wife Erica, pregnant with four babies through IVF, went into labor on …