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What It's Really Like to Get Chemotherapy

Actress Krysta Rodriguez just finished seven months of chemo. Here, she answers every question you've ever had about the cancer treatment.<p>I've been waiting for this day for seven months. There has been a red circle around this day since I was diagnosed with cancer, and I've kept my eye on it …

How to Find (and Keep) the Love of Your Life

• shares<p><i>8 things you may not know</i><p><b>–</b><b>–</b><b>–</b><p>Most of us want to have a loving, passionate, relationship that lasts through time.<p>However, most of us are having …

7 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

Happiness can be seen as a state of mind. It’s how we perceive our lives and the world around us. But our inside thoughts can be radically shaped by …

Self-help

Easy To Make Naan - Indian Flatbread Recipe

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add warm water, oil, and yogurt to flour mixture. Blend at low …

Indian Breads

10 Free Ancient and Medieval History Online Courses (Spring 2015)

Interested in learning about ancient or medieval history? Here are<p>teneleven free MOOCs (Massive open online courses) that you can take between April …

Ancient History

Choosing the Right Path to College

While the notification date for college applicants varies dramatically depending upon the path selected for admission consideration, the notifications will largely be complete by April 1, even at the most selective schools.<p>It's at this point that the ball shifts to the applicant's court.<p>Until the …

11 reasons good men will not cheat on you (Must See)

He has no time for someone else if he’s too busy loving you. <i>By James Michael Sama.</i> Cheating in a relationship is, of course, not monopolized by …

Jesus' Words Backed by Archaeology: The Stones Are Crying Out

A few years ago, people exploring caves outside Jerusalem came across the find of a lifetime: an ancient burial cave containing the remains of a …

6 Exercises Your Body Wishes You'd Do Every Day

<i>Photo by Eric Audras/Getty Images</i><p>Your body craves movement. It wants to get strong and get moving every single day. Those aches and pains? It's your body's way of begging you to give it the attention it needs and deserves. And it doesn't have to be a lot. Simply doing these 6 simple exercises at …

Workouts

A Skinny Person's Guide to Gaining Weight

If you're a self-described "skinny" person trying to put <i>on</i> weight, you probably feel like a second class citizen when you're researching on the …

Fitness

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Last month I confessed my fear of yeast bread, but after a somewhat successful attempt at Rum Raisin Bread – I gained a little confidence and before …

Dessert

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Why are my ears ringing? - Big Questions - (Ep. 19)

Hollywood 'It Girls' and Their Tragic Downfalls

Heavy is the head that wears the "It Girl" tiara.<p>History has no dearth of young women who burst onto the scene, captivating audiences and artists …

Just In Time For Thanksgiving: Pills To Make Your Farts Smell Like Roses Or Chocolate

Seen here looking like hipster Clown Santa, French inventor Christian Poincheval poses with a CG version of a pill he invented that can allegedly …

What's the Most Badass Exercise You Can Do?

In the study, researchers enlisted ROTC cadets for something called the Wingate Anaerobic Power Test: a 30-second sprint with four minutes of rest in between for four rounds. Some cadets performed 30 seconds of sprinting on a stationary bike while the others did 30 seconds of burpees as quickly as …

Angel biscuits recipe: A Thanksgiving cross between biscuits and bread.

I know, it’s getting a bit late for a Thanksgiving recipe suggestion. (The <i>Times</i> started rolling out its proposed menu weeks ago!) But the recipe I …

7 Lazy Ways to Lose More Weight

<b>Diet Twice a Week</b><br>In a three-month study, women who went on a low-carb diet for two days per week lost nine pounds, while those who scaled back to 1,500 calories every day for the entire week lost the same amount. Here's what's probably happening: On a strict diet that never gives you freedom, …

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4 Ways to Burn More Fat

<b>Lift Weights</b><br>When trainer Tia Falcone helped Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri shed 50 pounds, weight training was essential to her success. "All women need to gain as much muscle as humanly possible,” she says. “That's what's going to make you smaller, and it raises your base metabolism permanently." …

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Mindfulness

Stoicism: 7 Life-Lessons From the Ancient School of Success

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>Some of the greatest leaders in history were Stoics -- Cicero, Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius. It's no surprise considering Stoicism's emphasis on self-mastery. Success and leadership has to start with looking in the mirror.<p>The key is found in responding -- not reacting to …

Happiness

15 Problems Only Redheads Understand

Go ahead. Call me fire crotch one more time. Do it. I want you to. (So I can MURDER YOU.)<p><b>1. You probably have fair skin too.</b> Which means you burn in the sun like a plate of bubbling bacon. This, coupled with the fact that redheads are more sensitive to pain makes for a truly screwed up</b> …

Hair

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

Weight Loss

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

It has a rep as an awesome arm and shoulder builder, “but anytime you bring weight over your head, you’re forced to brace your core, which makes abs muscles stronger,” says Cosgrove. Stand and hold a pair of dumbbells level with your shoulders, elbows bent, palms facing each other. Lift them …

5 Ways to Lose Weight Every Day

<b>Lay Workout Clothes By Your Bed</b><br>It's genius! You'll have your outfit already planned out as soon as you wake up. Lorna makes sure she does this so she can't talk herself out of her morning workout. "I have to do the walk of shame if I get up and I don't exercise," she says.<p><b>Become a Snacker</b><br>Peek …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …