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Lessons From A New Women's Soccer League

Women's soccer is one of those sports that has to be spectacular to make the mainstream media.<p>That could be a spectacular performance on the big stage of the Olympics or the World Cup, which itself can launch a couple of people over the tipping point of fame so that we remember the names -- Mia …

Is basketball now a rising star in soccer-loving Mexico?

The NBA is working to extend its reach into Mexico and its push couldn't have come at a better time. The national soccer team is suffering and a …

Soccer opens up a new world to an American living in Afghanistan

The first time Nick Pugliese's mother wondered if her only son had lost his mind was when he announced he was going to work for a telecommunications company in Afghanistan.<p>The day she was sure of it came last spring, when Nick called from Kabul to say he was quitting that job and leaving the secure …

FIFA 14 meets PES 2014 in this year’s premier digital-soccer derby

Each year, virtual-soccer giants FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) go head-to-head on the pixelated pitch for the honor of being the fittest footballing simulation. Both started their seasons only a few weeks ago on PlayStation 3 (played here) and Xbox 360, so fans are still getting to know the …

Gender Test Demanded for South-Korean Women’s Soccer Player Who Scored 19 Goals in 22 Games

Here’s something that doesn’t happen every day: the coaches of five of South Korea’s seven women soccer league teams have threatened to boycott the …

South Korea

Soccer star doesn't let losing a leg deter her from goal

When Bree McMahon was a high school senior, her future was set: She had already earned a scholarship to play soccer in college.<p>But that future changed suddenly one day in 2009, when a close friend accidentally struck McMahon with a car. Doctors could not save her left leg.<p>Still, McMahon was …

6 Questions With Women's Soccer Star Alex Morgan

Soccer forward Alex Morgan is many things: United States Women's National Team star, Olympic gold medalist and children's novelist, just to name a …

How football (aka soccer) made me wiser

Young football (we call it soccer where I live) players sometimes have parents (often dads), who, one can tell from their animated cheering and shouting out of complex directions, would have done well to have been in charge of, let's say, Obamacare or Syrian weapons negotiations. In fact, you would …

Lev Yashin, legendary 'Black Spider' of Soviet soccer - Russia Beyond

Fifty years ago, Lev Yashin received the Golden Ball, recognizing him as the best soccer player in Europe 50. His legend lives on as the first goalkeeper in history to receive the award.<p>Yashin is considered the brightest player in the history of Soviet and Russian soccer. He was an Olympic champion …

Paralyzed Teen to Kick Off 2014 Soccer World Cup with a Mind Controlled Exoskeleton

A paralyzed teen using an advanced mind-controlled exoskeleton could provide the first ceremonial kick of the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Brazil …

dont-waste-time-sleeping-lucid-dreaming-masks-review

A Lucid dream "is any dream in which one is aware one is dreaming" [1]. Once lucid in a dream, "people can often choose their actions and exert …

How The Snooze Button Affects Your Sleep

<i>By Robert Rosenberg, DO</i><p>I am often asked by my patients if it is okay to keep hitting the snooze button for those extra zzzz’s. They want to know if it is beneficial or detrimental. My answer is: Ask yourself why do you need to do that, and does it really make you feel better? In reality, it may not …

Smart Headband Promises Better Dreams and Improved Sleep

There are never enough hours in a day, our over-connected culture often says. But connected devices worn nightly do not aim to lengthen our days with …

The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

We are given 24 hours on a daily basis. All of us. We get the same number of hours each day. If we look at it intelligently, we can divide the 24 …

Sleep: 8 Reasons an Early Bedtime Is Better for Your Health

10 Top Winter Fitness Tips

Just because the snow is piled above your head is no excuse to mope around on the couch. Here are ten top winter fitness tips!<p><b>Walk.</b> It’s easy; it …

Fit Teens Have Lower Risk Of Heart Attack Later In Life, Study Shows

Staying in shape as a teen could pay off later on in life, a new study suggests.<p>Published in the European Heart Journal, the study shows that fit teens have a lower risk of experiencing a heart attack 30 to 40 years in the future.<p>However, being fit does not seem to "fully compensate for being …

How to Combat Stress With Good Nutrition

As we get busy and stressed, we tend to make poor nutritional choices that can actually increase our stress levels and cause other problems. Here are …

The Fit 5: Nutrition Myths

Quinoa Nutrition Facts

What is the nutritional value of quinoa? Quinoa is a great food, not just for vegetarians and vegans, but for anyone looking to lower their …

Scientists Create the World's First 'Nutritionally Balanced' Pizza

Scientists in Glasgow have created the world’s first “nutritionally balanced” pizza. After careful research in the lab, the scientists created a …

Nutrition

Vitamins Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

A series of articles published on Dec. 17 in a prestigious medical journal, <i>The Annals of Internal Medicine</i>, received a lot of press because of an editorial entitled, "Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements."<p>It's safe to say that many reporters and commentators did …

Why The DASH Diet Is Named The #1 Overall Best Diet Every Year

Experts are pretty much obsessed with this plan.<p>To be honest, the DASH Diet sounds like something the Kardashians would hawk.<p>But DASH—which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension—is far from a fad diet. Created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the DASH Diet is …

Nutrition

3 Healthy Whole-Grain Breakfasts

Make the most important meal of the day the yummiest one, too!<p>Start your mornings—and your year—off right: by whipping up these breakfasts from <i>Whole-Grain Mornings: New Breakfast Recipes to Span the Seasons</i> by Megan Gordon (Ten Speed Press, available for pre-order now and wherever books are sold in …

Breakfast

5 Creative Ways to Cope With Food Cravings

I recently spoke with Elisa Zied, dietitian and author of the new book, <i>Younger Next Week</i>, about food cravings. We all have them and they can be such a struggle! Here are five psychological ways to deal with even the most intense cravings.<p><b>1). Use your mind to curb a craving.</b><p>When a craving hits, …

The Scary Side Effect of One Sleepless Night

Snooze now—your brain will thank you later<p>Forget hits to the head—just one night of sleep deprivation creates changes in the brain similar to a mild concussion, according to new research from Sweden.<p>The small study was done on 15 healthy guys. One night they got 8 hours of sleep in the lab, and …

Sleep

Transform Bad Eating Habits and Body Image for Good

One of my favorite things about blogging on The Huffington Post is asking people in the know what they know about changing bad eating habits and body image for good. These last few years, I made it my special mission to ask everyone from Victoria's Secret models and Hollywood celebrities to …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Exercise