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20 weird psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

Love is mysterious, but it's probably not destiny.<p>According to the research, your hormones, interests, and upbringing all help determine who you fall for — and who falls for you.<p>Since your partner plays a significant role in your long-term health, happiness, and even your career prospects, we've …

Yes, There Are Risks To Going Gluten-Free If You Don't Have Celiac Disease

Whole grains are good for you.<p>By: Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D.<p>Published: 08/18/2015 10:18 AM EDT on LiveScience<p><i>Katherine Tallmadge is a registered dietitian; president of Personalized Nutrition; noted motivational and wellness speaker; author of "Diet Simple: 195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions,</i> …

Obesity drives breast cancer by altering fatty tissue

But weight loss might be able to reverse some of these effects<p>Obesity is an important risk factor for breast cancer. Now, a study reveals that the way obesity alters breast tissue might be to blame.<p>Specifically, obesity enhances the stiffness of breast fatty tissues — which indirectly stimulates …

4 Secret Tips for the Best Birthday Cake You'll Ever Bake

Want to bake a better birthday cake? Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Bon Appétit's Alison Roman show you the ways to towering, sweet, frosted success.<p>When it comes to feel-good food, there's nothing like a towering, colorful, frosted, and sprinkled birthday cake. It's impossible to dig into a slice …

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

50 Wall Art Pieces Under $50 to Buy or DIY

Take it from a gal who just moved into her first apartment — decorating is not cheap. After dropping major bills on furniture and housewares, it’s hard to justify spending that extra buck on wall art, you know? But those white walls need a little love too, and adding art you love is the best way to …

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13 Refreshing No-Bake Desserts to Beat the Heat

In the midst of a summer heat wave, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven to bake. But a sweet tooth knows no season, and all those picnics and barbecues you're bound to attend this summer call for shareable treats. If you're looking for something that goes beyond a melty tub of Breyer's, …

Dessert

Major medicine discovery changes everything we thought we knew about the brain

Anatomy and other medicine books will have to be rewritten in order to take into account a major new discovery that could significantly influence …

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10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau …

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The Truth About Vaccines

A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro<p><i>This story was originally posted on author Sam Harris’s blog.</i><p><b>Dr. Nina L. Shapiro</b> is the director of pediatric …

12 Common Dreams and What They Supposedly Mean

Despite Freud’s well-documented beliefs, dream interpretation isn’t a straightforward method. In fact, the majority of modern scientists and …

3 decadent chocolate desserts that can be made vegan, gluten-free and healthier

Food allergies are hard to handle and can sometimes take the joy out of eating — especially if your list of restrictions is long. You're in luck because Gesine Bullock-Prado wants to help. Here, the pastry chef and author of "Let Them Eat Cake," is sharing some of her favorite chocolate dessert …

Sculpt a Head-Turning Butt with This 15-Minute Workout

Firm every inch of your booty—fast.<p>Search #belfie on Instagram and you'll notice an obvious trend: Butts are big right now. Literally. We're talking round, tight, and shapely.<p>To get one, you'll need this workout, created by strength and conditioning specialist Jim Smith, owner of Diesel Strength in …

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Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

5 Weird Ways Cold Weather Affects Your Psyche

Freezing temperatures and snow have turned much of the United States into an icebox. But, beyond keeping people inside and prompting them to bundle …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

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Biologists Discover The Key Mechanism That Triggers Human Ageing

And they could use it to help slow or reverse the process.<p>Scientists have discovered that the deteorioration of the tightly-packed bundles of DNA …

Ebola Changed This Doctor's Eye Color

He was given a clean bill of health, but the virus was still lurking in his eyeballs<p>Two months after he was discharged from the hospital after a grueling fight with Ebola, Dr. Ian Crozier was back in the hospital with searing eye pain. When doctors looked closer, they were astounded to find cells …

Uncovering the genetic basis of obesity hints at new ways to define it

'It’s not just you and your bad habits; it’s not fully volitional.'<p>Obesity is determined by both by a person’s environment and their genetics. But until recently, researchers didn’t know exactly what role various regions of our DNA played in determining how human bodies look. Now, researchers have …