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Adorable Portraits of Different Dog Breeds at 6 Weeks Old

UK-based pet photographer J. Nichole Smith's book <i>Puppyhood: Life-size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old</i> is the epitome of cuteness, featuring page after page of the most adorable puppy photos. Smith, who recently opened the pet boutique Little & Large in London, photographed 25 breeds of dogs …

Pets

Strengthen your back with these simple exercises

<b>The Question</b><p>My lower back has been sore most of the summer. I try to stay active, but the pain is now making that difficult. This morning I even needed help getting dressed. What are my treatment options?<p>Susan, age 48<p><b>The Answer</b><p>Back and neck pain affect people of all ages, with studies showing that …

Sleep Apnea Test - Research & Treatments | American Sleep Assoc

What is a Home Sleep Test or HST (Sleep Apnea Test Sleep Stu<b>dy)?</b><p>A home sleep apnea test is a sleep study tool that is used for the diagnosis of …

6 Things That Are Seriously Screwing With Your Sleep

The habits to avoid so you can actually get some shuteye tonight<p>You know most of the major offenders—a late-afternoon latte, your neighbor's yappy dog, allergies that won't quit—but there are a few other sneaky obstacles that can make it harder to get a good night's sleep. We rounded up the top …

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

9 Simple Habits to Start Now for a More Energetic Day Tomorrow

Let’s just accept the fact that most of us don’t cook healthy meals every night, hit the gym every morning or have the best sleep habits. However, there are some simple ways to start working on healthy habits that don’t require you to have the discipline of a drill sergeant. Pick and choose which …

Mayo Clinic

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

Humanity

What's New on Netflix Streaming in December 2014

Netflix streaming is upping the ante this December, adding enough high-profile TV shows and movies to more than make up for last month's lackluster offerings.<p>On the movie side, highlights include Will Ferrell and gang in "Anchorman 2," the Heath Ledger-starring "A Knight's Tale," Cameron Crowe …

5 Myths About Going Gluten-Free

Time to set the record straight.<p>Gluten-free diets are all the rage right now, but how much do people really understand about what amounts to a major lifestyle change? Researchers at the University of Florida set out to get to the bottom of the public's misconceptions about the buzzy protein that's …

Xmas Preparations Around the World

The Dangers of HCG Injections

This potential "quick fix" is so not worth it.<p>Shoot up, slim down: That's the premise behind HCG injections, hormone-containing syringes that stick dieters to help them lose weight—and they're becoming increasingly popular.<p>Proponents claim regular injection of human chorionic gonadotropin—a hormone …

21 Ways to Melt Your Gut

Shrink your flab in no time flat with these expert-approved waist reducers<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>RIVERS CUT CANYONS. CONTINENTS DRIFT. THE GUY IN SEAT 23F</b> hogs the armrest. Before we even notice, subtle shifts can add up to big changes. Social scientists call this phenomenon "creeping normalcy." It's bad news …

Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes

These tips for drifting off will help you sleep soundly and wake up ready to ride<p>You wake up in the middle of the night, relieved it's only 3 a.m. and that you still have a few hours of solid shuteye before you clip into your pedals. Only, you can't fall back to sleep. You toss and turn and check …

5 Safaris That Help Save Wildlife | Fodor's

It may not make the front pages of newspapers, but the reality is that elephant and rhino poaching have reached an all-time high. Between 2010 and …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

I Overhauled My Eating Habits and Lost More Than 150 Pounds

Mother Jessica Welch took control of her eating habits—and her life.<p><b>Before:</b> 326 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 172 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b><br>I was about nine years old when I really started to gain weight, but I've been heavy my entire life. By age 10, I was wearing a <i>women's</i> size 10 pant. When I reached my preteens, I …

Once Thought Extinct, North America's Rarest Mammal May Bounce Back

The black-footed ferret is returning to prairies, but it still faces steep challenges.<p>The black-footed ferret, North America's rarest mammal, is returning to the western prairie 35 years after being declared extinct.<p>The comeback trail for Mustela nigripes began in 1981, when a ranch dog with a dead …

Wildlife

4 Ways to Burn More Fat

It’ll be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Boosting your metabolism and torching fat doesn't have to be a struggle. We tapped nutrition and fitness experts for their top straightforward tips to help you see real …