Renee Garcia

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A Harvard professor just busted the myth that coconut oil is good for you, calling it 'pure poison'

A 50-minute German lecture becoming a viral hit on YouTube might sound unusual, but the title of the talk by Karin Michels, the director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg and a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, has caused a …

Coconut

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Fat-Loss Pyramid Shows What's Most Important

Experts used to tell us to do hours of cardio to lose weight, but now fitness trainers agree that cardio isn't necessary, and the hunger caused by strenuous cardio could actually cause weight gain. This is great news if you despise cardio, because the pyramid above designed by NASM-certified …

Muscle

If you’re wondering why you’ve lost friends in adulthood, this is probably why

We all do it, and it’s probably doing damage to our friendships.<p>What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the single easiest way to lose friends is to, well, not.<p>That sounds obvious, but a pattern I’ve observed …

Relationships

Report: Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of weed killer

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

Adult Depression Linked to Gene Alteration from Childhood Emotional Trauma

Findings from a new study may have implications in relation to early childhood interventions and later targeted pharmacotherapies for MDD.

The Brain

This Bra-Size Calculator Is a Thing of Genius

Without the help of our bra-size calculator below, finding out (and updating) your bra size can be a time consuming and downright annoying thing. …

Clothing

These Nude Bras Have Off-the-Charts Reviews on Nordstrom

The nude bra is the unsung hero of every wardrobe—a staple you'll wear practically <i>every day</i> with practically <i>everything—</i>particularly handy under white …

Clothing

Why the age you get your period can matter forever

I got my period when I was 15-and-a-half years old, much later than most of the girls I knew. This meant that, until well into my teens, while my …

Puberty

8 CBD products you need to try—even if you’re a skeptic

<i>When it comes to choosing a CBD product, it can feel like the Wild West. With almost no regulation in place, how can a wellness-minded, CBD-curious</i> …

Skin Care

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

How to Lose 20 Pounds as Fast as Possible

Losing weight can be incredibly challenging regardless of whether you’re looking to lose five pounds or 20.<p>Not only does it require diet and …

Weight Loss

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

Everything Cookies

Makes about 48 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<p>1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 cup natural chunky or creamy peanut butter<p>1 cup …

Dessert

WATCH: This Cherry-Pitting Hack Will Save You Time & Clean Up

Fresh, in-season cherries make the most delicious summer desserts. We love to pack them in pies, use them as a base for cobbers, or freeze them into …

Cherries

Frozen Yogurt Pie

Blend fruity low-fat yogurt & whipped topping for this Frozen Yogurt Pie! Use a graham cracker crust for this refreshingly easy, no-bake Frozen …

Dessert

5-Ingredient Quick Frozen Key Lime Pie

Get inspired with our best summer appetizers like crab dip, salsa, nachos and more from Food Network.<p>Round out your perfect picnic or cookout with …

Potatoes

5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

Workouts

I Spent $200 on a Weighted Blanket, and It's Changed My Entire F*cking Life

<i>Editor's note: The author wrote this while curled up under a weighted blanket.</i><p>My Friday nights are typically saved for drinking wine, catching up on my DVR, and surfing the internet. (Do people still say "surfing the internet?") Late last year, during one of these weekly rabbit-hole sessions, I …

Barack Obama

The Hardest Part of the Body to Tone, According to a Victoria's Secret Trainer

Each of our bodies is unique, therefore it's not surprising we gain and lose weight faster (or slower) in different parts of the body more so than …

Nutrition

Fermenting 101: How to Make Homemade Low-Salt Sauerkraut

Making your own sauerkraut may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually easy to prepare and just needs a little bit of babysitting as the …

Here’s a Handy Way to Understand Healthy Serving Sizes

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the full story. In fact, the serving size on a food label is determined by the manufacturer—and not the USDA, who …

Nutrition

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

The tender, terrifying truth about what happened inside the Trader Joe's hostage siege

About halfway through the three-hour siege at Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake, the wounded gunman, Gene Atkins, looked at one of his hostages, MaryLinda Moss, and told her it was all over for him. “I just shot at a cop,” he said.<p>Moss, a 55-year-old artist who exudes calm, feared a suicidal gunman could …

Crime

6 Signs That Your Sadness Is Actually A Sign Of High-Functioning Anxiety

When you're feeling down, it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly you're experiencing. We all go through hard times, but sometimes, when it seems …

Depression

What *actually* causes cracked heels—feet’s biggest summer foe

I spend a lot of time looking at women’s feet. It’s not because I have a foot fetish, per se, but as a style editor, I <i>am</i> fixated on what’s going on …

Skin Care

Traditional Gyro Meat Recipe

"This Greek/Lebanese style meatloaf is sliced and served with pita bread, tzatziki, and tomatoes for a delicious gyro that is the closest I've come …

Recipes

People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.<p>Necrotizing fasciitis (or NF, the clinical term for flesh-eating bacteria) is an infection caused by swimming in infected water—and it’s very rare. Like, a few hundred cases a year rare. And yet, I personally know two people who just barely survived the disease. …

New Jersey

The Summer Bucket List: 25 Recipes We Want to Make Before September Hits

The BA staff sounds out on the recipes we’ve got to make before the clock strikes fall and we all turn into pumpkin bread.<p>OH GOD, IT WENT BY SO FAST. Just yesterday it was Memorial Day and BOOM, suddenly every doctor you try to make an appointment with is on vacation, “back to school” sales shove …

Cooking

Live Worms Slither Out of Half-Eaten Fish Dish, Restaurant Somehow Mad at Customer

A Jersey Shore restaurant is upset with a diner for putting them on blast.<p>Despite the fact that almost every kind of wild fish is infected with worms, people are still grossed-out when they see a few nematodes slither out of their fish and onto their dinner plate. (Shocking, right?) Well, if I saw …

New Jersey