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9 Amazing Benefits of Coffee

Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Just about every nutrition-related professional I know has that quote displayed somewhere in their office, probably to convince reluctant patients that a really smart guy a really long time ago predicted that food could actually …

Boost Your Mood: Simple Movements To Make You Happier

<i>By Rachel Nuwer for YouBeauty</i><p>Do you ever find yourself slouching in your chair or walking with hunched shoulders and a droopy neck? We're all guilty of these posture no-nos from time to time, but new research reveals that poise is not the only thing lost when we give in to the temptation to slump. …

Fecal Contamination Found In 58% Of Public Pool Samples, CDC Finds

There's a <i>lot</i> of grossness going on in public pools.<p>A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that more than half of public pool samples contain E. Coli bacteria -- a sign of fecal contamination. That's right, poop bacteria.<p>How exactly does this bacteria get in the pool? Well, …

Top 10 Posture Mistakes and 17 Tips to Get Better Posture

Growing up, many of our parents would demand that we sit up and stop slouching, for no other reason than it might make us look bad. But there are so many other elements to the importance of posture, elements that are affecting millions of us every day. From neck and back pain to blood flow and …

10 Unexpected Ways to Meditate Every Day

Ready to get Zen? Meditation can do <i>way</i> more than people think—and it’s not just for hippies. Practicing meditation regularly has legitimate health …

The world's first emergency face transplant a success, say Polish surgeons

A 33-year-old Polish man whose face was brutally maimed during a workplace accident has become the first patient in the world to undergo a life-saving face transplant procedure. Surgeons today announced the successful results of the emergency undertaking, which occurred a mere three weeks after the …

Alzheimer's drug was too good to be true, studies find

It sounded too good to be true and unfortunately it was. Three research studies out Thursday severely diminish the hope that a cancer drug already on the market could be an Alzheimer’s treatment.<p>In February 2012 scientists at Case Western University Medical Center reported that a drug approved to …

Balancing Act: Creating Harmony at Home and Work

One of the most frequent, burning questions I get asked by my clients is how to effectively balance their career and family. We are constantly searching for the magic answer as to how much we should work versus how much time we should give back to the family at home. Unfortunately, there is no …

To maintain good eyesight, make healthy vision a priority - Scope

Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month? To be honest, I didn’t really know about this until recently, and I’m a full-time eye doctor who …

Napping Tips: 7 Expert Strategies For Maximizing Your Naptime

If you're dragging this first day back to work after the holiday weekend, think again before heading for the coffee machine: Taking a short mid-day snooze could actually be a more effective way to give yourself a mental boost. Naps have been shown to counter the effects of sleep deprivation, boost …

'The Physical Attraction' -- Why Americans Should Have an Annual Medical Exam

A debate is quietly raging in the medical community on the value of having an annual physical, most likely because next year millions of soon-to-be-insured Americans will be required under Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, to receive annual checkups.<p>Today, I am sitting on an examination table …

Could the Secret to Happiness Be...Yogurt?

I have wanted to share this video with you for weeks, but it's only now that I think it might actually fit into a post:<p>Obviously, the whole thing is to make fun of diets and diet products with exaggerated (and funny!) cliches. But do you see that one girl, dancing around euphorically while she eats …

Melanoma drugs extend life for some patients

Researchers will present studies of three promising new melanoma therapies today in Chicago.<p>Researchers will present studies of three promising melanoma therapies today, part of a wave of new treatments for the most aggressive forms of the disease.<p>None of the new therapies are cures for …

Late Night Eating: Weight Gain Facts And Myths

“Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince and eat dinner like a pauper.” This maxim can be attributed to nutrition writer Adelle Davis, and …

Drug shrinks tumors in metastatic thyroid cancer

Until now, there had been little that doctors could do to help patients with metastatic disease.<p>There has never been an effective drug for advanced thyroid cancer.<p>Until now.<p>The drug, called Nexavar, doesn't cure cancer.<p>Still, it shrank tumors in 12% of patients randomly assigned to take it. By …

The Science Of Sleep: What the Research Actually Says – Written By Sol Orwell

1K<p>Shares 1K<p>There are few topics as well accepted as “sleep” – every week someone influential will tweet “get your sleep! It’s as important as …

How to Get Better Posture

Your mother may have always told you to “sit up straight” for good reason; poor posture not only signals a lack of confidence, but can also be bad …

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

World-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne …

6 Weekend Health Mistakes To Avoid

Many of us spend the entire workweek looking forward to the weekend, but when Saturday and Sunday actually roll around, we're not necessarily making the most of those precious 48 hours off.<p>The way we spend our weekends -- the two days of the week theoretically devoted to rest -- is often …

Fearless Living: 4 Ways To Run Your Life With A Little Less Fear

If "fear" didn't exist, what risks would you take?<p>The question may inspire endless fantasies (and please, spend some time relfecting), but it also points to some obstacles. Namely, that fear is actually a necessity. "Fear is a survival skill," says Susan Schorn, a self-defense and karate …

Your New Handmade Heart - The Fox Is Black

Earlier this month, I watched a team of medical professionals crowd around a table and perform a lung biopsy. When that was finished, the team …

How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings

Leveraging a biological swarm of silkworms, MIT has constructed a beautiful pavilion that questions the very nature of 3-D printing.<p>Editor’s Note<p>12/26/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>We think of 3-D printers as …

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How to Capture the Perfect Photograph

As artists, we see the beauty in the everyday. It isn’t easy to portray that beauty in an image. Getting what we see in our mind’s eye into the final …

Golden Star – Sunny Silhouette Pictures by Josh Hedge

Photographers tend to avoid direct pictures of the sun because the light is so powerful, it overwhelms the rest of the picture. However, you can …

Photography Project Exposes Wonders of Backyard Biology

You may never take local birds and weeds for granted again after spending some time with Meet Your Neighbors, a photo project aimed at documenting …

89 Photographs and Stories That You Will Love

Another terrific week in the world of photography has just passed us by and Toad Hollow Photography has been active all week looking for the very …

Suspended Motion – Fashion Photography by Mike Mellia

About a month ago, we featured Mike Mellia’s collection of Rembrandt-inspired portraits called ‘Glimpses of Darkness‘. Another one of his recent …

Rescue efforts for Australia asylum boat called off

<b>Australian authorities have called off rescue efforts for a boat carrying asylum seekers that sank north of Christmas Island.</b><p>The search for survivors was abandoned late on Sunday, two days after the submerged vessel was first spotted in the sea.<p>At least 55 people were thought to have been on the …