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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Skipping blood pressure pills may raise heart failure risk | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Patients who frequently fail to take prescribed blood pressure-lowering medications may be more likely to wind up hospitalized for heart failure than people who only miss pills occasionally, an Italian study suggests.<p>While plenty of previous experiments have proven that daily …

Medical Research

An aspirin a day – for years – may keep colon cancer away | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Taking one or two baby aspirins a day for at least five years was tied to a lower risk of colorectal cancer in a study from Denmark.<p>Bayer brand aspirin is seen on display at the Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron<p>Earlier studies had …

13 Types of Sex Everyone Should Have at Least Once

And maybe a dozen more times. Or never again.<p>Throughout your life, you're probably going to have a lot of different types of sex. There will likely be Nicolas Sparks-worthy passion, a few regrettable decisions, experiments that don't turn out as planned, and all of the good, bad, and ugly in …

Lifestyle

8 glasses of water a day? The common recommendation isn't recommended at all

If you find the common recommendation of eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day hard to swallow, don't worry. As it turns out, drinking that much H2O isn't really recommended after all.<p>Although the advice is often repeated, that much water is not needed, says Aaron E. Carroll, a pediatrics professor …

Should You Be Counting Macronutrients Instead of Calories to Lose Weight?

The first step of the diet is figuring out your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). “Your BMR is the amount of energy your body would use if you were lying around all day,” says Lauren Thomas, R.D. You can use a BMR calculator to get the number, although Antonucci says you're probably better off leaving it …

5 Habits of Women Who Orgasm Every Single Time

We'll have what she's having.<p>While it may seem the stuff of mythical legends and daytime TV, there are women who do, indeed, reach that magical climax every time they have sex. And no, they're not faking it. We turned to two top experts to find out just what everyone else can learn from the women …

Lifestyle

Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS

<b>People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.</b><p>The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.<p>Scientists are …

How Physical Therapy Can Help Ease Painful Sex—and Improve Pregnancy Chances

The 1,392 female patients in the study underwent whole-body, patient-centered manual therapies over a period of 10 years. Researchers worked with women who suffered from a variety of causes of infertility, including endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, and polycystic ovary syndrome. In addition …

10 Healthy Foods That Will Help You Sleep Like A Baby Tonight

Never go to bed hungry again.<p>Go ahead and give in to that pre-bedtime snack craving.<p>Science has shown that proper diet and sleep quality go hand in hand, but hitting the hay with a satisfied stomach can also be crucial to a truly restful night. Experts recommend eating a small meal rich in …

Sleep

17 Foods That Can Help You Live Longer

The fountain of youth is located in the produce aisle.<p>The world's oldest person, 116-year old Susannah Mushatt Jones, enjoys a hearty meal of bacon, eggs and grits most mornings. The breakfast sounds delicious, but unless Jones has upended decades of nutritional science, it is unlikely the secret …

Nutrition

17 Women of Different Shapes and Sizes Proudly Display Their Body Weight

<i>Additional reporting by Alison Goldman</i>

Drinking Water Helps You Lose More Weight, Study Finds

Chug a couple glasses of water before eating a meal, and you may eat less without even trying.<p>Those are the results from a new study published in the …

9 Fast Ways to Lose Thigh Fat

9 Quick Ways to Lose Your Thigh Fat<p>Those skinny jeans are calling your name.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Full disclosure: There's no one exercise or food that specifically helps you lose weight in your legs—spot reducing fat doesn't …

15 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied<p>Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods<p>We’re about to totally bust through the notion that healthy foods can’t be filling. You see, naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients <i>and</i> …

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations<p>Sick of your go-to veggie dishes? It’s time to switch it up! Get the spring back in your step the next time you hit the produce aisle with these crazy-smart ways to eat vegetables.<p>Roast The Whole Darn Thing<p>This whole-roasted cauliflower …

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

One year ago, I was at a point in my life when everything seemed negative. I had just lost my job after nearly a decade. I was facing the prospect of a career change in my mid-40s, or doing the same type of work that had been making me miserable for past several years.<p>I'd been neglecting my health …

Happiness

3 Lifestyle Friendly Principles for Better Health

As a Libra, people often say that I must be so well balanced. The truth is that I sometimes fall into the land of extremes and can find myself in a place of <i>all or nothing</i>. While this usually works fairly well, it can also lead to some extra worrying and stress.<p>I've noticed that this is ringing true …

Best. Sex. EVER. 27 Women Share the Details of the Hottest Sex They've Ever Had

Try their tips tonight!<p>Every woman has one or two tricks up her sleeve that get her and her partner going every time. But knowledge is power, so by interviewing 27 real women and asking for theirs, we’re giving you 27 new tricks to try. Add them to your arsenal, and get ready for an amazing between …

The Best Sex Positions for Your Pleasure

The 9 Best Sex Positions That Practically Guarantee an Orgasm<p>You're going to want to bookmark this page<p>Any athlete can tell you that the proper form is crucial to performance. Slightly changing up your technique can mean shaving a few seconds off of your race time or scoring a few extra points. Sex …

Great Oral Sex

8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex<p>Going down is about to get even better<p>You probably have a ton of favorite positions when it comes to sex, but what about foreplay? If your pre-sex routine is feeling, well, routine, it’s time to get creative with your mouth moves. Take a page (or eight!) out of the <i>Men’s</i> …

Weird Facts About Boobs

11 Weird Facts About Your Breasts<p>Mounds of fascinating, bizarre, and pretty neat factoids about your girls<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Women Are Buying Bigger Bras<p>The average woman says she now wears a 34DD-sized bra, according to data from lingerie retailer Intimacy. That's up from a 34B 20 years ago! (To put …

The 2-minute daily task that can change your life

A new book called “The Power of Habit” says that there is one little task you can do daily that can make you happier, healthier and more effective.

6 Everyday Habits That Are Making You Bloated

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for Life by DailyBurn</i><p><i>"I swear my pants weren't this tight earlier today."</i> We've all said it at one time or another. That's because bloating is one of the most common -- and obvious -- stomach complaints around, says David T. Rubin, M.D., fellow of the American …

New test could predict recurrence of breast cancer

British scientists say a DNA test on breast cancer survivors could save lives by detecting a recurrence months earlier than previously possible. But the caution the study was very small and the test could take years to be widely used.

The 5 Fruits with the Highest—and Lowest—Sugar Counts

No, they don't have added sugar—but you should still have a rough idea of how much of the sweet stuff you're taking in.<p>Let’s start with this: Naturally occurring sugar is definitely preferable to the added kind. Still, you should have a general idea of how much you’re taking in each time you chow …

Antibiotics Are Linked To Type-2 Diabetes

A new study published in the <i>Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism</i> finds that people who develop type-2 diabetes used significantly more …

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

8 Fascinating Things All Women Should Know About Orgasms

<b>by Camille Noe Pagan</b><p>When you're deep in the throws of "Yes... YESSS!" passion, you're probably not giving all that much thought to watch mysterious and wonderful things orgasms are. But when you're less, well, preoccupied, you might be interested to know that there's some pretty amazing stuff going …

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