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Waist Warriors Unite! 4 Tips and Tools for Minimizing Belly Fat

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition</i><p>Here is a wake-up call to everyone who thinks that risk for disease and early death is determined by weight and BMI alone. It's not. The latest news is that you need to pay attention to your …

5 Ways I Stay Happily Married to a Husband With Chronic Anxiety

We’re not perfect, but this is how we make it work.<p>A few weeks ago, as I went through the mail, my heart dropped to my feet. I received a letter from …

These are the top 30 songs college students are going nuts for, according to Spotify

Now Spotify has tried to capture some of that magic using the brute force of machine learning, and put together a playlist of the top songs for college students.<p>Spotify data "alchemist" Glenn McDonald looked at the difference between what songs college students like versus the average population. …

College & University

This illustrator is raising mental health awareness by drawing conditions as monsters

LONDON – A UK-based illustrator is creating a series of drawings that aim to raise mental health awareness – by depicting different disorders and …

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4 Ways To Psychologically Manipulate Someone

Ever thought about using psychology to your benefit your everyday interactions with others? You don’t need a psych degree, nor do you need any …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

Self-improvement

3 Two-Ingredient Treats Anyone Can Make

Cooking tasty food can be time consuming, but it doesn't have to be. Check out some of our favorite recipes that only require two ingredients. That's right, TWO.<p>It doesn't get much easier than this.<p><b>Bacon Egg Cups</b><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>5 slices of bacon<p>5 eggs<p><b>Directions:</b><p>1. Preheat oven to 400°F.<p>2. Wrap a strip …

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Grilling Veggies

Grilled vegetables are so easy, you could make 'em with your eyes closed…right? Wrong. Here are the most common mistakes people make when grilling veggies.<p>Grilled vegetables are one of summer's simplest pleasures. From hearty mains to simple sides, a good batch of grilled veg is the answer to …

BBQ

Ten must-read YA novels you've probably never heard of

Just like adult fiction, popular YA books such as The Hunger Games or Divergent are not representative of the sheer diversity of titles and authors out there. John Hansen, creator of #VeryRealisticYA, explores some of the totally unique YA books you’ve probably not come across but really ought to …

8 Things You Never Knew About Your Butt

There's a reason why your butt is bigger than your boyfriend's.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Your butt muscles are the largest muscles in your whole body.</b> Think about it, your butt has to keep your whole torso up (and the stronger your butt muscles are, the higher you can jump, if that's a thing you need to do). So you can do …

University of Oxford

19 Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Life

You are actually really tiny.

The Proper Method to Resurrect a Wet Phone With Rice

Even if a wet cell phone seems dead, there's a good chance it can be resuscitated as long as you act fast. This is a DIY moment: Your phone's warranty probably doesn't cover water damage.<p><b>Q: If I get my phone wet, what's the best way to bring it back to life?</b><p><b>A:</b> Even if a wet cell phone seems dead, …

Mobile Technology

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Bertrand Russell

How the Simple ‘1-2-3 Method’ Can Make You Stronger Than Ever

Maximize your strength and blast through plateaus with this easy-to-follow rep scheme<p>Some things are too complicated to possibly understand: taxes, space travel, women. But building <b>strength</b> doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be as easy as 1-2-3.<p>A long-time favorite of coaches and trainers, the …

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

Hinduism

Endometriosis 'risks miscarriage'

<b>Women with endometriosis are more likely to lose the baby and need extra care, say fertility doctors.</b><p>It is caused by the lining of the uterus being found elsewhere in the body including the ovaries or vagina.<p>A study, on nearly 15,000 people in Scotland, found the condition increased the risk of …

Pregnancy

Pregnancy food: what you eat can affect your child for life

You might think it’s a time to put your feet up and inhale a tub of ice-cream, but eating healthily during those all-important nine months can stop your child becoming obese, and avoid mental-health and social issues<p>“Listen to your body,” is one of the most overused phrases in the pregnancy-advice …

8 Tips For Women To Lose Weight After Pregnancy

Post pregnancy is a period of gaining weight, and frustration. These tips will help women to lose weight will unable them to enjoy life after …

Fitness

Insurance Still Doesn't Cover Childbirth For Some Young Women

Although the federal government recently clarified that most insurance plans must cover prenatal care as a preventive service without charging women anything out of pocket, it didn't address a crucial and much pricier gap in some young women's coverage: labor and delivery costs.<p>Perhaps that …

Health Care

The Mesh Underwear and Other Things Your Friends Forget to Tell You About Childbirth

I was about eight months pregnant when I asked a girlfriend of mine to share a list of things she found to be essential for her delivery hospital bag. She was on her third pregnancy and seemed to be a pro at that point. She and I would meet at the gym once or twice a week to chat and waddle on …

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Here's why you won’t miss it.<p><i>This article was written by Jordan Davidson and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You've decided to give up diet soda—good idea! Maybe you weren't hitting your weight-loss goals or couldn't stomach that long list of ingredients anymore. Or perhaps you heard one too …

Harvard Obstetrician Speaks on Safety of Giving Birth at Hospitals

There is a good chance that your grandparents were born at home. I am going to go ahead and assume they turned out fine, or at least fine enough, …

Poor Lifestyle Choices Can Be Passed Onto Future Generations Through DNA

Well, that’s unfortunate.<p>New research has shown for the first time that traces of our poor lifestyles, environmental stressors and trauma can be …

Photographer Carolyn L. Sherer Documents 'Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South'

Carolyn L. Sherer began photographing lesbians and their families in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011.<p>Still one year before President Barack Obama even announced his support for same-sex marriage, the risks for these queers in the south — which could (and still can) range from intimidation to physical …

These Illustrations Celebrate the Beauty of Parenthood

Naava Katz is a mother and artist whose illustrations capture the "beauty in the details" of life as a new parent. Though she's been drawing all her life, it wasn't until after she had her children that she discovered a new love for illustrating the journey of parenthood.<p>As new mothers, we are …

7 Fat Burning Exercises You Can Do At Home For Weight Loss

With only seven exercises you can do a complete, at home, fat burning workout. And no, you don't need a big, lunky piece of cardio equipment to do …