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Healthy and hopeful Nadal, after loss: 'I cannot say that I am sad'

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has become used to making comebacks in an injury-ravaged career. This last one, though, may be the most …

Tennis

15 Super Simple One-Pot Pastas

You only need one dish to make a game-changing dinner—minimum cleanup, maximum flavor. We combine some of the best dinner flavors—creamy pasta, …

Printable Full-Body Stretch Routine For Chill Days

You work your body to get strong, but remember a strong muscle is a flexible one. Adding stretching into your weekly workout schedule is a must and key to keeping your muscles and joints healthy. Here's a full-body stretching routine to try after a workout or on your rest day.<p>Get a detailed …

Exercise

Practicing mindfulness meditation

<b>UC Davis Occupational Health Services seeks to improve wellbeing</b><p>Since the beginning of February, Occupational Health Services (OHS) has been focusing …

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

A Retired Soda Lover on Embracing Clean Eating

I used to rarely reveal how much I knew about health and wellness. Perhaps, I didn't want to sound too preachy. Or maybe I was afraid of sounding hypocritical, given my Diet Dr. Pepper addiction (it was once my biggest vice.) Regardless, years of nutrition electives in college and part-time jobs as …

The Best and Worst Yoga Poses for Bad Knees

Going weak in the knees before a first date is a good thing. Going weak in the knees mid-run? Not so much. Sadly, most of us deal with the second …

Yoga

Lower Back Pain Eased by Simple Yoga Poses

Remember the days when we were able to sleep on a rock or a fluffy marshmallow mattress and wake up fresh and ready to play for the rest of the day? Childhood knew nothing about waking up with a strained lower back, because I forgot to put a pillow between my legs and stacked my legs wrong, further …

Yoga

The last 58 days at the University of Missouri

<b>Someone called the student body president the N-word.</b><p>As the Missourian notes, the outcry at Mizzou can be traced back to Sept. 12, when Missouri Students Assn. President Payton Head posted a note on his Facebook page about how a man on a pickup truck repeatedly called him a racial epithet while he …

Justice

How to Accommodate Vegetarian Guests This Thanksgiving

Are you expecting vegetarian guests at this year's Thanksgiving dinner?<p>Here's how to prepare a Thanksgiving meal both omnivores and vegetarians will enjoy.<p><b>Understand the vegetarian diet</b><p>Vegetarians don't eat beef, pork, chicken, fish, or the flesh of any animal.<p>A pescatarian follows a vegetarian …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Breakfast Choices: What Healthy People Who Maintain Their Weight Eat

It's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and your choices at this meal may be key to maintaining a healthy body weight. A new study conducted at VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland by researchers from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab studied a group of …

Most celebrity diets are bogus, but here are the ones you should consider

No matter which diet we pick, the problem remains the same: Eventually, it ends. And when it does, research shows that we often go back to where we started.<p>So is the concept of healthy eating a farce? Are we forever doomed to swing between extremes of meticulous, measured nibbling and glutinous …

Fried Smashed Potatoes

Unbelievable 5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites

<i>5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites are so easy, you won't believe it. You just need four ingredients and five minutes for this silly easy breakfast!</i><p>This recipe is almost embarrassing. But it was too amazing not to share. Because WHO doesn’t have 5 minutes?! I have 5 minutes to spare almost every …

These Are The Foods We'd Lose If Honeybees Die Off

Honeybees are responsible for about a third of all the food we eat.<p>They arrive in the morning, having traveled miles to work all day. They move from one workstation to the next to gather supplies for their commute back to the office and repeat the trip 40 times a day. The newest staff members often …

Turns Out You Can Make Pretty Much Any Recipe In The Slow Cooker. Here's How.

Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it's off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes -- because they can be adapted for a slow cooker. Don't believe us? …

5 Foolproof Muffins to Kick Off Baking Season

Break out the apron (and the jeggings): baking season is upon us! You don't even need to be a "baker" to whip up these easy fall muffins. The recipes have all been fine tuned in my kitchen, so they come out perfect for you every time.<p><b>1. Oat Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping</b><p>These muffins are …

Cookies for breakfast?! These power-packed snacks are a healthy start

Pssst… hey… wanna make your kids' day? Tell them they're getting cookies for breakfast! Baking up a batch of these nut- and fruit-filled goodies is easier than mixing and scooping out morning muffins, and more fun than sending everyone off to school with a packaged bar. Salty, sweet and chewy, …

Breakfast

4 Ways to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

Now that Halloween is over I'm sure you're stuck with a ton of leftover candy. Here are four delicious recipes to help you use it up in a yummy and unique way!<p><b>1. Milky Way Brownies</b><p><b>2. Halloween Candy Apple Salad</b><p><b>3. Oreo Ice Cream Pie</b><p><b>4. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake</b><p><b>You May Also Like:</b><p>Cookies and Cream Martini<p>…

Yoga Recipes You'll Need for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching and many of us will be tempted to overindulge in holiday treats and cheer.<p>Instead of facing a weight gain by the New Year, take a break from the pumpkin pie, egg nog and Christmas cookies with yoga-inspired dishes and mindful eating.<p>Practice a state of awareness …

The 8 Things You Should Always Pack in Your Carry-On

Whether your travels will take you 90 or 9,000 miles, three days or three months, these eight small wonders will improve any travel situation.<p>Notebook & pen<p>Pack a small notebook like the Moleskine pocket notebook in grid (best for adding little drawings to your notes), which features a pocket in …

6 Things I Learned From My Traveling Mishaps

I love to travel, so it's inevitable that I've had my share of mishaps. I've had my luggage lost many times -- even on my honeymoon! But the worst travel experience I had by far is when I went on a Mediterranean cruise a couple of years ago. I was traveling with my family (10 of us!), and the …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear

Margee Kerr is a sociologist and professor specializing in the science of fears. Here's what she can tell you about overcoming yours.<p>Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary …

Self-improvement

Lose Up To 13 Pounds In 6 Weeks With This Yoga Plan

If you'd like to slim your belly and brighten your mood, look no further: This Yoga for Weight Loss and Inner Happiness Plan does both in less than 30 minutes a day. The secret to its success: a <b>Power Yoga routine</b> and <b>Joy-Boosting Journaling assignments</b> created by certified yoga instructor and …