Nicole Alarcon

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How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

This one diet can sharpen your brain and help you live longer

Intermittent fasting offers a plethora of health benefits — and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s<p>The new year is a popular time to contemplate our relationship to calories, usually with the goal to reduce caloric intake. But in the last decade, our understanding of how the body …

Psychologists Find 5 Keys To A Lasting Relationship

Apple iOS 9.3 'Night Shift' Mode Might Improve Your Health

A feature in the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system will improve health by helping you sleep better.<p>Night Shift for iOS 9.3 prevents light from electronic displays from disrupting your body clock. Based on time and location, an iPhone or iPad will shift on-screen color away from blue …

5 Essential Tips for Finding a Work-Life Balance

It's a new year, and that means that many of us have pegged some New Year's resolutions.<p>Having a better work-life balance is probably on many people's resolutions list. Finding and maintaining this balance can be an uphill battle with all of the demands that both have on our time and energy. But …

How My Life Improved After 14 Days of Saying 'No'

I had always been a "yes" woman. You know, that woman who wants to make everyone happy, not ruffle any feathers and above all, lend a helping hand.<p>Perhaps you can relate.<p>Well, at the beginning of this year, I decided it was time to become a "no" woman... unless the things or opportunities being …

Meditation Reduces Emotional Pain by 44%: Study

Open any magazine (this one, for example) and you’ll find that mindfulness has gone mainstream. You’ll also notice there are studies that purport to …

Gratitude Physically Changes Your Brain, New Study Says

New research reveals the biology of why gratitude is such a powerful happiness booster.<p>Fad diets aside, we all know the basic formula for greater physical health -- eat less junk and exercise more. The same can be said for greater happiness. Sure mental health is hugely complex, but the research on …