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The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Cannabis

5 Ways to Make Your Relationship Smoking Hot Again

It’s a simple fact of life: When you’ve been with someone for a while, you probably don’t feel like jumping their bones every second of the day like you did when you first got together.<p>We know it happens, but what’s up with that? “Familiarity is the enemy of eroticism,” explains licensed marriage …

Relationships

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Jerry Seinfeld

15 Things Amazingly Productive People Do Differently

While we all have the same amount of time, we don't all use it in the same way. Here are 15 ways productive people make good on their time.<p>What if you could get more done without feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded?<p>Very productive people do it all the time. It actually has less to do …

Time Management

5 Methods to Make Sure You Use Time Effectively

If you are like most entrepreneurs, the resource you always wish you had more of is time. Learn to use the following methods and become a time-management expert.<p>When I interview successful business people who are at the apex of their careers, the one thing they all wish they had more of, is …

Time Management

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Losing weight comes down to overcoming 3 main hurdles

Still, while most of us know the basics of healthy living, getting trim is hard work.<p>That's why we recently talked to exercise scientist Philip Stanforth, executive director of the Fitness Institute of Texas and a professor of exercise science at the University of Texas, to find out more about what …

Nutrition

Kristen Bell: I'm Over Staying Silent About Depression

When I was 18, my mom sat me down and said, “If there ever comes a time where you feel like a dark cloud is following you, you can get help. You can …

Mental Health

How to Sculpt a Sexy Yoga Core in 7 Minutes

No handstands required.<p>You don't need to master a handstand to sculpt sexy yoga abs. Just try this yoga-inspired, core-strengthening workout designed by Cornelius Jones Jr., the Los Angeles-based creator of Cornelius YogaBurn, which is part of Jessica Alba's regular fitness routine.<p><i>Alex</i> …

Awakening the Soul's Inner Wisdom

Life is more than what is seems. There is an outer world an inner world. And deep within us, sometimes dormant, is our soul.<p>We use the term "soul" to mean an energy or awareness that connects us directly with a larger reality, even All-That-Is, the Universe, or God, whatever term you choose to use. …

ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing

Data reveals it’s changing quicker than we thought.<p>The Earth's magnetic field acts as a shield, protecting us from damaging cosmic rays and harsh solar winds. It's as important to our survival as water and oxygen, yet it's in a constant state of flux. New research presented this week at the Living …

Universe

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful | Inc.com

Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's because success is an outcome. Becoming successful--however you choose to define "success," since everyone's definition …

Motivation

North Korea sentences former Va. man to 10 years of hard labor

TOKYO — North Korea has sentenced a former Virginia man to 10 years in prison with hard labor for subversion, its official news agency said Friday, in the latest case involving an American being detained by Kim Jong Un’s regime.<p>Kim Dong-chul, 62, who was born in South Korea but became a U.S. …

North Korea

Scientists not happy with SeaWorld decision to stop breeding killer whales

There's one last orca birth to come at SeaWorld, and it will probably be the last chance for research biologist Dawn Noren to study up close how female killer whales pass toxins to their calves through their milk.<p>While SeaWorld's decision last month to end its orca breeding program delighted animal …

Alaska volcano ash cloud covers 400 miles, cancels flights

Strong winds Monday pushed an ash cloud from an Alaska volcano into the heart of the state, grounding flights and limiting travel to western and northern communities off the road system.<p>But hours later, officials downgraded the volcano alert level, saying the intensity of the eruption had "declined …

Meet Gal Gadot, the 30-year-old actress playing Wonder Woman, who started out as Miss Israel

For those unfamiliar with her name, the 30-year-old actress is best known for her roles in four "Fast and Furious" films.<p>But before she was in action films, she was Miss Israel and served two years in the Israeli army.<p>She's bringing the comic-book Amazonian princess to life alongside Ben Affleck …

Comic Books

How Talking About Kinky Sex Ended My 4 Year Relationship

There was a reason we preferred to keep our distance.<p>When you've been with someone on-and-off for 4 years like I have, it's easy to think you know exactly what they like during sex. Actually, though, many couples struggle to tell their partners what they want in bed, especially if it's kind of …

Relationships

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting | Men's Health

Men who performed the four-move kettlebell workout shown in the video above not only crushed more calories but also taxed their lungs more than when they did repeated sprints on a stationary bike for 12 minutes.<p>“Plus, the workout is safe and results in less overall physical strain,” notes study …

The One Non-Negotiable Thing About Every Relationship

I was in a coffee shop the other day and I overheard two women talking about their respective relationships. One was exasperated and losing patience. She couldn't understand why her boyfriend needed to hear her say that she loved him so much. She didn't get why he needed so much attention and …

Relationships

Moon Phase Mysteries: Some Common Questions Answered

The moon has intrigued humanity since we first craned our necks toward the heavens, but many people still have questions about why Earth's nearest …

Dealbreakers Study: Men Want Woman With High Sex Drive, Women Want Good Sex

A new study published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> looked at dating dealbreakers—those irritating or offensive or otherwise unacceptable things that kill our desire for a relationship with someone—and how they vary between men and women.<p>Researchers combined data from six …

Do we need a new theory of gravity?

In the late 1990s physicists discovered, to their consternation, that the expansion of the universe is not slowing but accelerating. Nothing in the …

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who identifies as a lesbian. Two years into their marriage, …

LGBTQI

10 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Start your morning off right with these 10 healthy breakfast ideas!<p>Breakfast Burritos<p>Craving Mexican food but not the fat and calories that accompany your favorite dish? These breakfast burritos are the perfect alternative. Use egg whites instead of regular eggs to cut back on fat and cholesterol …

Breakfast

20 ways being left-handed impacts your health

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we're living in a right-handed world. But aside from making it tough to cut a straight line with a pair of scissors designed for righties, being a southpaw can also have some subtle effects on our physical …

The Brain

The Health Benefits of Chocolate You Might Not Know About (Plus a Cupcake Recipe!)

Theobroma Cacao, the Latin name for chocolate, means "Food of the Gods" for a reason. Dark chocolate has a long history of use as a healing plant, a mood enhancer, and even an aphrodisiac. So if you've got a thing for chocolate (and we don't mean the junk chocolate in candy bars and sweet …

Wellness

17 Easy Slow Cooker Snacks To Eat While You Watch Sunday Football

No matter who you root for, we're all Team Crockpot.