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Plague traced back to Bronze Age

<b>Plague has been a scourge on humanity for far longer than previously thought, ancient DNA shows.</b><p>Samples taken from the teeth of seven bodies contained traces of the bacterial infection in the Bronze Age.<p>They also showed it had, at the time, been unable to cause the bubonic form of plague or spread …

Anthropology

8 Things Positive People Do Differently

<i>Co-authored by Elena Nicolaou, writing intern at Avelist</i><p>Some people go through life carried forward on the wings of good vibrations. These people are the chipper, resilient, Leslie Knopes of the world. But not all of us are born with the superpower to be naturally positive. Luckily, you can acquire …

Why schools are adding standing desks to the classroom

Getting kids to sit still in class has been a challenge for years. So some schools are now asking them to stand.<p>And the kids like it!<p>"When I get into school, I like to stand up but after recess I like to sit down, rest my legs," one student told NBC News' Joe Fryer.<p>New standing desks being tested …

Hillary Clinton Says Yoga Helped Her Endure The Benghazi Hearing

It seems a little "om" can make anything more bearable.<p>You've got to have a lot of stamina when you're running for president <i>and</i> testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi for over 11 hours. Such is the case for 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who spent most of …

Yoga

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts.<p>It really is as simple as Henry Ford …

You're More Likely to Be Overweight if a Box of THIS Is Sitting on Your Counter | Women's Health

“It’s your basic see-food diet,” writes lead study author Brian Wansink in a press release about the study. "You eat what you see." Since cereal tends to have a health halo, meaning it's perceived to be better for you than it actually is, Wansink writes that he was surprised that the box was …

Do Carbs Make You Sad?

We all know that a diet full of white bread and pasta is bad for our waistline. It's the reason grown men and women cry out, "No thank you!" and shake their heads like whirling dervishes whenever an innocent waiter approaches with a breadbasket. This may sound like an overreaction but a new study …

Why Some People Poop Way More Than Others | Women's Health

Exactly how often you chill on the porcelain throne is influenced by several factors, the first of which is genetics, says Kumar. For example, your body's internal programming could mean the difference between guzzling your morning coffee without a hitch—or it shooting through you like a laser beam.<p>…

Doing a Food-Mood Journal: Cultivating Awareness

<b>Doing a Food-Mood Journal: Cultivating Awareness</b><p>Food is the first to hurt and the first to help.<p>Fundamental to most everything I treat is how my patients care for themselves. In fact, the longer I am in clinical practice the more convinced I am that lifestyle will always offset even the best …

Wellness

Is #Flawed the New #Flawless? How Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer, and Lena Dunham are Pioneering a New Kind of Girl Speak

Here's to embracing self-doubt and success.<p>Stars, they're just like us.<p>And not because they wear yoga pants to get their coffee or are sometimes snapped stooping and scooping for their beloved pet. But because, as it turns out, they're just as conflicted about success and ambition as the rest of …

15 Ways to Get Rid of Cravings in 15 Minutes or Less

What to do when a candy bar is calling your name...<p>We’ve all been there: An image of a red velvet cupcake pops up on your social media feed, and now you’re desperate for creamy frosting deliciousness. Or you walk by your office vending machine, and suddenly a bag of potato chips is calling your …

5 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating

We were so excited for summer! Time with friends, the themed picnics, fun in the sun, pool time, and a little time away from work with some extra R&R! What is there not to enjoy? Well, for some of us, as we have attended events, festive picnics, holiday gatherings, and extra long vacations, we …

11 Ways to Keep Your Vagina Happy and Healthy

Your vagina really (really) wants you to read this.<p>You might think you know everything about keeping your lady parts in tip-top shape, but you could be wrong. From douching to ditching your annual exam, there are tons of common misconceptions about what you <i>should</i> do to maintain a healthy vagina. …

Women's Health

Study: Teen girls who exercise now reduce cancer risk later

A study of 75,000 women in China found that those who played sports as teens had a 16 percent lower risk of dying from cancer, and the benefit was even greater if they kept up exercise as adults.

Can Healthy Eating Reverse Some Cancers?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Fighting Cancer<p><b>About Dean Ornish's TED Talk</b><p>Dr. Dean Ornish studied how lifestyle changes could help people with chronic heart disease; he wanted to figure out if there was a way to do the same with patients with some types of cancer.<p>Read Dr. Ornish's studies …

Holistic Medicine

Raise a Glass? The Story Behind Alcohol and Breast Cancer

When it comes to alcohol and health, the take-home advice can get confusing. On the one hand, women hear that it's good for the heart: Studies have shown that a moderate amount of alcohol can lower blood pressure levels and protect against heart disease. (1, 2)<p>But research shows that alcohol can …

Cancer

How to Go a Week Without Shampooing—And Still Look Great

...Even when you're hitting the gym<p>Indoor cycling is one seriously drippy workout, so we were impressed that SoulCycle NYC studio manager Chrissie Hooper—who leads classes six days a week—can go a week between washes! Take inspiration from her photo diary of chic, unshampooed locks.<p>Day 1<p>"I keep my …

Can Eating Right Really Prevent Cancer?

<b>Bigger Waistline = Bigger Cancer Risk</b><br>Guest editor of <i>ecancermedicalscience</i>'s special issue, Luca Mazzarella, M.D., Ph.D., of the European Institute of Oncology in Italy, says aiming for a body mass index higher than 18.5 but lower than 25 is your best bet for protecting yourself against cancer. …

25 Inspiring Celebrities Who Prove That Strong Is Sexy

This is some serious #fitspiration.<p>Female celebrities and athletes alike are posting photos of themselves working hard for their bodies and it's seriously empowering.<p>No matter what shape or size these women are, they are embracing their bodies and being active. And that is sexy. Get ready for some …

The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Food that helps you sleep like a baby...without making you bloated in the a.m.<p>Just so you know: While Women's Health editors independently select all products we feature, product links may be from affiliate partners. That means if you buy something, Women's Health gets a portion of the …

Fermentation 101: How to Make Your Own Kimchi, Hot Sauce, and More

Fermenting produces some of the best flavor—and it's a cinch to do at home.<p><i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: Ferment your way to homemade</i> …

Cooking

Fire up the Grill for These Crispy Caramel Chicken Skewers

I'm not sure what the science is behind it, but I can tell you with certainty that food just tastes better when it's served on a stick. Chicken, especially, is a favorite for grilling up skewer-style. While my mind typically jumps straight to barbecue sauce for chicken kebabs, I have a real soft …

BBQ

Tomatoes, Corn, and Eggplant, Oh My! 5 New Weeknight Dishes to Make in August

Summer blazes on, which means we're inviting eggplant, tomatoes, and corn to dinner tonight.<p>Summer, we wish we knew how to quit you. But in the meantime, we'll be feasting on some of the best produce of the season, from tender and sweet grilled Japanese eggplant with fresh hot sauce to a crispy …

Cooking

More Men Need to Talk About Miscarriage

Mark Zuckerberg just told the world about his emotions following his wife’s multiple miscarriages. The world. Nobody asked him to. And that’s a great …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.<p>Sure, you <i>want</i> to reach for a healthy snack—but if you forgot to pack cut-up veggies and the vending machine is <i>right there</i>, then odds are you're going to go with the bag of pretzels. If you …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

The cool factor: Teens report positive feedback to using e-cigarettes

An estimated 40 percent of teen users of e-cigarettes have never smoked tobacco, a new report finds, adding to the worries that the devices are attracting a whole new group of underage user, not just teens trying to quit regular cigarettes. Even more alarming, 91 percent of teens who use …

10 Superfoods That Can Help You Achieve More Restful Sleep

When we think about the main things that keep us healthy, like nutrition, sleep and exercise, it's easy to envision them as parallel highways, with what we do in one lane having little effect on another.<p>But as scientists continue learning about the complex biological processes that keep us running, …