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These Starbucks Menu Health Hacks Will Change Your Life

If you’re eagerly awaiting the warm weather and sunny days of summer, then Starbucks is ready to get you prepped with its perfect cool drinks and frothy frappuccinos (and we’re not just talking about the new boozy offerings). But, the downside is that some of these drinks are high in sugar and …

Beverages

How Bad Is It To Go To Sleep On A Full Stomach?

Late dinner? Too much Netflix and chilling—and snacking—before bed?<p>We've all heard that nighttime noshing is a bad idea. In part because it can wreck your sleep and, more disconcertingly, because it can make you gain weight. And sure, if you're scarfing down potato chips or ice cream in addition to …

Nutrition

8 Cleansing Spring Foods To Support Your Liver

There's a reason that asparagus is the celebrated veggie of spring. Yes, it is one of the first vegetables to make itself known in the garden, but …

The best healthy alternatives to sugar | Nutrition | Red Online

Sugary lattes and creamy cakes may be tasty, but having a regular high intake of sugary foods could leave you with long-lasting health problems. …

The 10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

The sad truth: You can crunch yourself into a coma and still have ab flab. If you really want a sleek, sexy midriff, you've got to tweak your diet. …

Slim for Life: 10 Strategies to Lose Fat and Keep It Off

Jeff Harris<p>Use fat to burn fat.<p>Trying yet again to lose those last 10 pounds? We hear you. In fact, 50 percent of women say that within six months …

Here's How To Eat For Better Workout Results

Because housing a bag of cheese puffs after your run is apparently not the most productive strategy.

Nutrition

Is Mental Health Really ‘All in the Mind’?

Recently, the mental health world of the UK has been struck by quite a debate about the nature of “mental health.” The debate concerns a BBC series …

Psychology

You Have More Influence Over People Than You Think

Want proof? Start asking for more favors.<p>Do you hesitate to ask people for favors simply because you assume they'll say no? A new study suggests others are far more likely to do your bidding than you probably think.<p>For 10 years, psychologist Vanessa K. Bohns, Ph.D., and colleagues from Cornell …

Does Painkiller Acetaminophen Hamper Our Ability to Notice Errors?

<b>It’s been known for more than a century that acetaminophen is an effective painkiller, but according to a new U of T study it could also be impeding</b> …

Your Fitness, Psychology And Behavior Questions, Answered.

Lifting weights won't help your bones. Cross-class marriages are hard.<p><i>ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.</i><p>This week, we sought out simple answers to tough health questions. While such questions require a degree of nuance -- if they didn't, they wouldn't be tough, right? -- consider …

What Narcissists See in the Mirror

A core characteristic of narcissism is the tendency for people high in this personality trait to view themselves in the most positive light possible. …

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

Self-improvement

6 Warning Signs You Suffer From Depersonalization Disorder

<b>It’s more common than you think.</b><p>Have you ever felt disconnected from your body or numb to feeling anything? If so, you may have depersonalization …

Depression

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t | The Star

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

Depression

The Ultimate Selfie

Predisposition testing has arguably captured the most public attention, with Angelina Jolie Pitt becoming the poster child for how BRCA mutation …

Molecular Biology

More Americans say gayness comes from genetics

The American public’s belief that homosexuality is a consequence of genetics has grown—as has acceptance—according to recent survey results.<p>“If …

Set of Genes Linked to Stroke and Dementia Identified

<b>Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and</b> …

Neuroscience

Neanderthal Y Chromosome Not Seen in Men

The disappearance of the Neanderthal Y chromosome from modern humans may be due to genetic incompatibilities that led to miscarriages, suggests the …

There are no 'schizophrenia genes': here's why

Genetic theories of schizophrenia were popular in the early part of the 20th century. They were built on 19th century concepts of eugenics that …

Virginia man exonerated by DNA evidence walks free after 33 years in jail

Keith Allen Harward leaves prison a day after court ruled he was innocent of a 1982 rape and murder, after revelations that DNA matched his former shipmate<p>A 60-year-old man who spent more than three decades behind bars for crimes authorities now say he didn’t commit was released from a Virginia …

7 Tools to Level up Your Small Business Social Media

Small business owners often don’t have a lot of time. Getting the most out of social media can be tough and need to do what you can in the time you …

The Best Time Management Apps for Small Business Owners

Tracking and managing employee time can be, well, time-consuming--and as a small business owner, you don't have any time to waste.<p>But you can get that time back with the right time management solution. The apps below can streamline the time-tracking process--and not only that, many of them also …

Why Small Businesses Are Holding On to Their Health Plans

Contrary to some dire predictions, the Affordable Care Act has been a net positive for businesses that offer health care.<p>The Affordable Care Act is not as bad for businesses as some had feared.<p>More large companies are offering health care benefits, and the number of small companies planning to …

Ladies, Are You Thinking About Starting Your Own Business? - Small Business Trends

The personal-finance website WalletHub recently took a look at the best and worst metro areas for women-owned businesses. They compared the 100 …

The 10 Great Online Business Ideas For 2016

There is not always a need for starting a brick and mortar business to become a successful. Undoubtedly, there are <b>great online business ideas</b> …

Top 5 File Sharing Apps for 2016: Best Solutions for Small Businesses

Image source: PhotoDune<p>Still emailing photos between your phone and computer? Tracking down lost USB drives for file transfers? Or worse, relying on a cloud storage device for your business documents that lacks sufficient encryption security? Put an end to the file sharing madness with fast, secure …

5 Tips Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know

With companies like Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly helping people create their own e-commerce stores, taking a business online has never been so easy. And yet, it’s still a challenge to run an online business successfully. “It can be difficult for a small business to really make an impact online, …