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The cancer drugs in your bathroom cabinet

Researchers have had promising results treating tumours with everyday medicines. So why aren’t the big pharma companies investing in trials?<p>Helen Hewitt lost her mother, her younger brother and her baby son to cancer. Having successfully overcome breast cancer herself, she is currently battling …

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When we eat is just as important as what we eat, new study shows

Many people believe they eat three meals a day, with a snack in between. But a new study finds some of us are eating off and on all day, stretching over 15 hours of our waking day. That long day of munching could be a factor in our weight problems.<p>“People do a lot of mindless eating,” says Satchin …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Is Technically Obese

You might be surprised who the government considers too fat, too skinny, and just right<p>When <i>Furious 7</i> set box-office records on its opening weekend, there was one story lurking in the shadows of the celebrity-industrial complex that no one wanted to talk about: The star, Vin Diesel, is …

What If You Gave Every Attractive Single Woman You Saw Your Phone Number?

In a dating scene where everybody hides behind phones, he decided to be bold and risk rejection—with every woman he met<p>It's a Friday night. I'm shooting pool in a crowded bar when a blonde walks in, triggering that most primal of instincts: Me. Want. Her.<p>Typically I'd suppress the urge to approach. …

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Drink Like a Man

This winter, do yourself a favor: Learn to love scotch<p>Gentlemen, we live in the age of vodka. Yes, vodka: the spirit that aspires to be like water. No offense to vodka drinkers, but if you ordered booze that tasted like something, maybe you wouldn’t need to put cranberry juice in it. Meanwhile, the …

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

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Melt Away Fat with The Metabolic Supercharge

Crank up your calorie burn and shed stubborn pounds with this full-body fat fryer<p>You have to give those last 5 to 10 pounds hanging around your middle credit: They have real staying power. Like a cold, Madonna, and hipsters, they just won’t go away.<p>But now you can kick those pigheaded pounds to the …

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 1 - Telegraph

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Party Survival Skills for Guys Who'd Honestly Rather Be Somewhere Else

Not every party is a celebration. Here are 7 rules for making the most of your next social obligation<p>It's the most wonderful time of the year ... if you like parties. Odds are you'll be attending a few holiday soirees over the next week, leading up to the granddaddy of year-end bashes, New Year's …

3 Ways to Get a Great Workout at Planet Fitness

Make the most of your $10-a-month membership fee<p>When it comes to getting in shape, snagging a membership to a low-price gym—like Planet Fitness—is definitely one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your goals. (Any gym is better than no gym!) "However, since they've replaced traditional …

Forget house calls: What doctors can (and can’t) do remotely with telehealth products

When Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra was sent to the Biocontainment Patient Care Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center – one of only a few in the U.S. …

DIY: How To Light Up Your Bike Wheels [Video]

Crafty, safe fun<p>As the winter months approach, darkness is falling earlier and earlier. Do not bike gently into that good night! By spending a few hours tinkering with LEDs, you can outfit your dull wheels with hypnotically glowing rings.<p>Some kits on the market use customizable circuit boards to …

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Breaking Bad: 35 things you didn't know

1. Walter White is real<p>While nobody has yet gone ‘full Heisenberg’, Vince Gilligan’s message about the perils of meth production and distribution apparently failed to reach a handful of hard-up educators.<p>William Duncan, a chemistry teacher from Texas, was arrested for selling home-cooked meth …

A YouTube Video Is Doctor's Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

A woman in her late 20s came to see me recently because her back hurt. She works at a child care center in town where she picks up babies and small children all day long.<p>She felt a twinge in her lower back when hoisting a fussy kid. The pain was bad enough that she went home from work early and was …