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Science Says Eating Pasta Could Make You Thinner

Apparently, dreams come true. A new study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes says that consuming pasta could actually help you lose …

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

5 mental shifts that will make you more successful

Many of the barriers that stand in the way of making more money or being happier are self-imposed.<p>As Kristi Hedges, leadership consultant and author …

Self-improvement

How A Fitness Tracker Saved This Woman's Life

If you've got a fitness tracker collecting dust on your dresser or pushed to the back of your junk drawer, you may want to slap it back on your …

Fresh fruits and veggies aren't always healthier than frozen ones — here's why

A new study has debunked a commonly-held belief that the fresh, colorful fruits and veggies in the produce section are better for you than their frozen (often much cheaper) counterparts.<p>The paper, published last month in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, finds that frozen fruits and …

Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

By middle age, the lenses in your eyes harden, becoming less flexible. Your eye muscles increasingly struggle to bend them to focus on this print.<p>But a new form of training — brain retraining, really — may delay the inevitable age-related loss of close-range visual focus so that you won’t need …

The Brain

OCD-like behavior linked to genetic mutation, study finds

A new Northwestern Medicine study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and …

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Google Hangouts adds emoticon shortcuts for easy table-flipping

The latest version of Google Hangouts for Android (and the Chrome extension for Windows) adds something clever to your chatting experience: 20 new hidden emoticon shortcuts so you can properly express all those shruggie feelings and table-flipping rage moments. Less exciting than a quick way to add …

How sleep deprivation harms memory - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers from the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands) and Pennsylvania have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation …

16 Ways to Lose Weight People Who has Successfully Done So Won't Tell You

It’s HARD to lose weight. You’re sorry for yourself and your body for the extra plates of bak chor mee and chai tow kway you’ve just had …

An Effective Therapy For Treating Depression

We know that exercise helps alleviate depression, especially aerobic movement. There is plenty of evidence that meditation helps lift one out of the …

Research

This is The Reason Why They Give Gelatin to Sick People in Hospitals: When You Find out The Reason, You’ll be Shocked!

First and foremost, you know what gelatin really is? For those who don’t know the answer, gelatin is made of glyceine and proline, two amino acids …

Wellness

Turns out sleeping can help you shed those extra pounds

If you are eating healthy and exercising meticulously, yet still struggling to lose weight, lack of sleep may be your missing link. That's because when you don't get enough sleep, your body produces more ghrelin, the "hunger hormone." Ghrelin encourages you to crave sweets. In contrast, getting …

Sleep Sanctuary: ways to relax your mind before bedtime

From bedtime meditation to aromatherapy devices, our new Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night's sleep - crucial to enjoying a productive day.<p>In this video, we share a few techniques to help you relax your mind and let go of the stresses of the day before …

Sleep

No one will ever be as happy as this Dallas Zoo elephant enjoying his first pool experience

Summers can be harsh in Texas, but a 2-month-old elephant at the Dallas Zoo has found the upside to beating the heat -- swimming pools. And he couldn't be more excited.<p>The elephant, who was born to his mom Mlilo on May 14, had his first pool experience last week. The elephant trampled the …

Learning to live with the voices inside your head

<i>Auditory hallucinations are typically associated with schizophrenia and psychosis. But the latest research shows hearing voices is far more</i> …

Your Brain Benefits Most When You Listen to Absolutely Nothing, Science Says

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, another case for Medicinal Cannabis

This week’s story is from someone I know personally, who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, widely regarded as the worst pain disorder in existence, …

Pain

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome RSD

What Are the Causes of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

'Sushi' children defy Sunni-Shia divide

<b>It is a storyline of an episode of a satirical Saudi TV series which has sparked wide debate on social media.</b><p>The plot: two babies switched at birth by mistake in a Saudi hospital and raised by two radical families - one Sunni, the other Shia.<p>Years later, the hospital discovers the error and each …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity & How to Break the Habit

<b>“Spending today complaining about yesterday won't make tomorrow any better.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I was about sixteen or so, one of my parent’s friends got …

Happiness

Elimination Diet Can Change Your Life

Elimination diet generally involves completely eliminating a suspected food from your diet for a period of time usually from 2 weeks to 2 months and …

The Internet Is In Love With This Bride And Her Bridesmaids Flaunting Their Natural Hair

Respect the fro.

Hair

Medical marijuana clinics open across Minnesota

Medical marijuana is legal in Minnesota, but for many outstate patients, it’s been out of reach.<p>For most of the program’s first year, there were only …

Cannabis

Eyeless catfish discovered in Texas cave may have come from Mexico

Blind fish were first documented in Mexico in 1954, but have never been seen this far north – suggesting underground caverns link the US to Mexico<p>Eyeless catfish have been discovered deep inside a cave in Texas, an entirely new area for a rare species and a finding scientists say could mean …

National Parks

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 …

Playing An Instrument Is Like Training Your Brain Tremendously, Science Says

The Brain