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Researchers Just Found The Easiest Way To Help You Lose Weight, And It's Something You Already Do Every Day

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water. Aside from its benefits to your skin, muscles, organs, and digestion, it detoxifies, prevents certain cancers, and can improve your post-workout mood. Heck, when you're a baby, you're 75 …

Fitness

Dear backpackers, please stop stinking. Here’s your honest review of natural deodorants.

How deodorant works<p>If you don’t know how traditional antiperspirants work, let me give you the low down: little pieces of aluminum plug up your …

Time I

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise | Women's Health

Dell Farrell/@becauseglutes<p>The Workouts<p>I started lifting heavy weights four days a week and giving my body extra time to recover. And when I wasn't strength training with my coach, I did cardio I actually enjoyed, like hiking or walking my dog.<p>I also started tracking every workout I did and changed …

Fake Doctors Mutilate Man's Penis With Botched Enlargement, Cops Say

Two unlicensed doctors are facing charges for performing botched surgeries on a man's penis, leaving it mutilated.<p>A Miami judge has charged Nery Carvajal-Gonzalez, 48, for unlicensed health care causing serious injury, CBS Miami reports. She was picked up this week after landing at Miami …

Crime

Man who lost both arms feeds bedridden mother by mouth in rural China

A man who lost his arms has overcome his injuries to care for his elderly mother<p>A man who lost his arms at the age of seven has refused to stop caring for his elderly mother – despite also running a small farm.<p>Chen Xinyin, from a poor village in Chongqing, south-west China, won the admiration of …

Bon Jovi

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Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family<p>Feeding an active family a nutritious menu is never easy, especially when time is short and picky eaters …

Healthy Eating

Divers recover $4.5M in gold coin off Florida beach

A team of treasure hunters scouring the waters off Florida last month recovered a $4.5 million bounty of gold coins – including several made for the king of Spain, Philip V, in the early 1700s, Florida Today reported.<p>The find – made July 30 and 31 off the coast of Vero Beach -- was announced …

Have scientists at Harvard and MIT found a cure for obesity?

Snipping out bad DNA code could prevent or even cure obesity in those people with a faulty gene, say scientists from two top US universities<p>A cure for obesity could be just an injection away after scientists at Harvard and MIT discovered that a tiny DNA tweak causes the metabolism to burn up excess …

'Super Lice' Are Now In 25 States

Head lice have become literal superbugs, and the news is taking the Internet by storm.<p>Lice have developed a high level of resistance to the most common over-the-counter treatments in 25 states, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society.<p>"If you overuse a product, …

Biomedicine

Brittany Maynard's Husband and Mom Continue to Fight for Her Right-to-Die Bill: 'I Feel Her Presence,' Her Mom Says

California lawmakers today reintroduced the End of Life Option Act, inspired by the late Brittany Maynard, saying it will be one of a handful of …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

3 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Successful Life

It's pretty much a universal rule: Parents want their children have a better life than they did.<p>One of the best ways to give your child a head start on success is to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. We all know that wellness-focused children often grow up to become healthier, happier, more …

Success

Why I'm So Happy It Took Me Four Years to Lose 50 Pounds

Besides being visibly overweight, I was constantly reminded during my yearly checkups that I was at risk for diabetes and had crazy-high cholesterol levels for someone my age. I knew I needed to lose weight, but it just seemed too hard. Sometimes, I would get frustrated about being the biggest girl …

What a Nutritionist Eats to De-Bloat All Day Long

Hey, R.D.s get bloated, too.<p>As a nutritionist, I give advice all day long about how to stay healthy, slash calories, and lose weight. But that doesn’t mean I never eat way too much over the weekend or get so bloated I appear to be four months preggo. However, when this happens, I've got a ton of …

Ellen DeGeneres's Powerful Speech at the Teen Choice Awards: "Be Proud of Being Different"

"Embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important and fitting in is not all that matters."<p>Ellen DeGeneres delivered a moving speech at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, which also happened to be the same day as the seven-year anniversary of her marriage to Portia de Rossi.<p>Ellen was …

This Is the Worst Kind of Fat for Your Heart

As confusing as the diet message can be at times, one thing is clear. There are good fats and bad fats in the foods we eat, and some can really wreak …

Holistic Medicine

Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say

Walter Palmer, the wealthy big-game hunter who killed a famous lion, could be headed back to Africa — if the Zimbabwe government has its way.<p>On Friday, officials in Zimbabwe said they intended to press ahead with a request to extradite Palmer for killing a lion known as Cecil just outside a …

Wildlife

This Is How Many Animals Were Killed in Zimbabwe in the Last 20 Years

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of pilloried dentist Walter Palmer has sparked worldwide outrage, with virtual mobs tanking Palmer’s Yelp …

Wildlife

These 2 Things Are Anchoring You to Mediocrity

You keep coming up with excuses.<p>Yeah, you know they're excuses, but you can't stop yourself.<p>Because if you don't try, you can't fail, right?<p>And perhaps unsurprisingly to you, you know that these excuses are anchoring you to mediocrity. But don't worry, it's not just you.<p>I struggle with them too, …

Motivation

I've Been There For Hundreds Of Dying People -- Here's What I've Learned

<i>By Erin Coriell</i><p>ALL PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ERIN CORIELL.<p>Over the past six years, I have watched hundreds of people transition from life to death ­-- sitting with them in hospice care or in the comfort of their own homes as they sometimes peacefully, sometimes painfully, drew their last breaths. This …

Empathy

Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Solanezumab blocks memory loss in patients with mild version of the disease, making it the first medicine ever to slow pace of damage to patients’ brains<p>Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first …

Dementia

The Good Listener: Where Are All The Great Lullabies?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the shipment of cat sedatives that have us pondering just how often we order shipments of cat sedatives is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. This time around: thoughts on sedating children (not cats) via music.<p><b>Sara M.</b> …

Love Songs

Which Teas You Should Drink to Improve Your Skin

“The free radicals that develop in the body as a result of excessive UV exposure can wreck havoc on healthy skin cells,” says Adina Grigore, author of <i>The Skin Cleanse</i> and founder of S. W. Basics, an all-natural, sustainable skin-care line. Polyphenols [in tea] are anti-inflammatory and have DNA …

The Food Swaps I Made to Lose Over 90 Pounds and Feel Healthier Than Ever

<b>The Lifestyle</b><br>Most of my adult life, I've weighed somewhere around 170 pounds. For someone who is 5'9", that's not the ideal weight, but I felt okay about myself. For the most part, I was eating things like cheeseburgers, fries, pizza, and pasta in Alfredo sauce, and I didn't really think about what …

Could Taking Painkillers Mess with Your Heart?

The most common forms of over-the-counter NSAIDs are ibuprofen and naproxen, and they’re usually taken for pain relief.<p>But heart attack? Stroke? That’s kind of terrifying.<p>Don’t panic, says women’s health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D.—just be smart about it. “People who are taking these meds should …