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5 Ways to Say Yes to Life. ~ Meredith Rom

I took a yoga class the other day with Richelle Morgan in Tulum, Mexico and her theme was simply “Yes, please.”<p>She shared that showing up to class in …

40% of Us Are Vitamin B12 Deficient. Are You?

If there ever was a heart-mind vitamin, then B12 is it.<p>Synthesizing neurotransmitters that govern mood, energy, sleep, appetite and motivation all …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

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The Many Americans Who Only Use Smartphones to Go Online

One in five adults in the United States connects to the Internet without desktops or laptops.<p>The idea that new Internet users will come online on smartphones rather than computers is now well established. But it is often assumed that this population is composed entirely of people from the world’s …

Does bigger mean better for UE's popular 'Boom' speakers?

It's taken me years to overcome my vinyl-based anachronistic tendencies. I've been particularly reluctant to buy digital music files; to me it's right up there with e-books -- spending good money on "virtual" products. Still, the accessibility of digital music and being able to stream wirelessly …

Audiophile

Head's Up Lyft and Uber, Ford's Planning a Ridesharing Service

Ford is experimenting not just with new models of vehicle and technology inside them but with how people interact with them more widely. The company’s CEO Mark Field has told BuzzFeed that it’s been developing its own ridesharing service.<p>Dynamic Shuttle is an experimental app-based system which …

Little Foot and Lucy: Two Pre-Human Species Co-Existed, Scientists Say

Scientists say a new dating technique suggests that a human ancestor whose fossils were found in a South African cave lived about 3.7 million years ago. That's roughly the same time frame during which the famous human ancestor called Lucy roamed an area in modern-day Ethiopia, thousands of miles to …

Natural History Museum

Avril Lavigne's Battle with Lyme Disease: 3 Things to Know About the Condition

<i>Singer Avril Lavigne opens up about the devastating disease that kept her bedridden for months – and how she’s fighting to recover. Subscribe now for</i> …

What if my patient is a pilot?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "A pilot called me last week, concerned he might have Marfan syndome," a health care provider told me recently at a meeting. "But if I find he has the disease, do I have to report him to the Federal Aviation Administration? And if so, should I call him first and tell him that? Would he lose …

Airplanes

Afternoon slump? Try these 5 sure-fire energy boosters

It’s perfectly natural to have an afternoon energy lull. So what should you do? A walk or deep breathing helps, but if it’s been a few hours since lunch, you might want a little refueling. What kind of snack gives a nutritional boost and good taste?<p>The ideal afternoon boost is a combination of …

Nutrition

The worst foods to eat when you're sick, and the best ones

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you're craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what's wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms …

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7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photo: Eric Ray Davidson)</i><p>While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes.<p>"Your …

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Employment

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

Can Huckabee Woo 'Fifty Shades' Evangelicals?

Presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Chris Christie are working the Republican big-money circuit of Palm Beach, the Upper East Side of …

When Is It Time to Stop Wearing Tights?

So, I'm not wearing tights today, and, boy, did I get quite the reaction from fellow <i>Glamour</i> editors.<p>Danica and Lindsey were part stunned, part elated. "Is it time to drop the tights already?" queried Danica. "You're pushing it," said Lindsey. Some whispered as I walked down the hallway "What? No …

6 Ways to Turn Your Manic Monday Into the Best Day Ever

Focusing on a moment that's stressing you out might seem counter-intuitive, but it's actually one of the best ways to cope with stress—particularly in the workplace.<p><b>All throughout the month of March, mindfulness guru Dani DiPirro—who teaches the art of urban zen online at Positively Present—will</b> …

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family

Matthew Beason is a well-respected executive at a non-profit with a multi-billion dollar endowment. On top of continual domestic travel, countless dinners with donors, and constant planning meetings, Matthew is also a married father of four children. While his work schedule sometimes leaves him …

11 Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results

It’s 2015. It’s time to take your future and your health into your own hands. No, literally. Fitness and nutrition is now readily available at the touch of a button thanks to the numerous health and exercise apps available for your smart phone. But with hundreds of thousands out there to choose …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization

How Bread, Beer, And Soy Sauce Changed The Human Microbiome

Digesting yeast is no mean feat<p>Something funny happened when people began consuming beer and wine. That something funny—perhaps there are others, but we will not comment—was that the little critters that live inside healthy human guts seem to have adapted. Certain bacteria species that commonly …

Why the light from your smartphone is keeping you up at night, and what to do about it

<b>Takeaway</b>: Exposing your eyes to too much blue light (from your smartphone, tablet, or computer) before bed is detrimental to your sleep. The fix: …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

6 Exercises You're Doing Wrong—and How to Get 'Em Right

Tiny tweaks can add up to major payoff.<p>So you can do squats, pushups, and other classics with your eyes closed. Challenge yourself—and maximize results—with these simple tips from the new <i>Women's Health Little Book of Exercises</i> (published by <i>Women’s Health</i>’s parent company, Rodale).<p><b>Squats</b>Miami …