Stephanie Mendoza

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Does Gun Control Reduce Murder? Let’s Run The Numbers Across The World

Watching the recent emotional speeches and marches supporting gun control, I can’t shake a question that nags me: Would we be safer with fewer …

8 Lean Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight and are frustrated with eating the same foods day in and day out, it’s time to spice up your life (and your plate). …

Fascinating images reveal how people with autism see the world

In the study, people with autism tended to focus on the center of images, even when other objects were in a photo.<p>People with autism also looked at …

Your Tight Lower Back Needs This 4-Minute Stretch Session STAT!

If you've been sitting hunched over your computer for hours and just realized that your lower back is so tight, it even hurts to straighten up your torso. Your lower back needs some love! Slowly move onto the floor and do this four-minute stretching routine. It not only targets the lower back, but …

Yoga

Nadia Hamilton was inspired to launch MagnusCards by her brother with autism

This tech designer’s new app is a video game for individuals with cognitive needs<p>When 30-year-old app designer Nadia Hamilton was growing up, she …

Where pain lives

Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine<i>By Cathryn Jakobson Ramin</i>Read …

Pain

What is a ketogenic diet?

These low-carb, high-fat diets put your body into a metabolic state of ketosis, which can help you lose weight.<p>You've heard of low-carbohydrate, …

The 2-Kettlebell Front Squat: The Best Exercise You're Not Doing

<b>“Well, that sucked.”</b> My client un-racked the kettlebells and put them on the ground, still contemplating how in the world he got crushed by such …

What Happens To Your Body When You Always Lift The Same Amount Of Weight

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>Much like our breakfast of choice or how we wear our hair, most of us tend to gravitate to routine when it comes to our lifting workouts: We often use the same amount of weight, over and over. No shame—it’s particularly comforting to select a weight size you know you …

Hypertrophy

Chisel Your Shoulders and Abs In Just 9 Minutes

This 3-move workout will shred your entire upper body<p><b>Trainer:</b> Alexia Clark, personal trainer at Alexia Fitness in Scottsdale, Arizona.<p><b>Benefits:</b> This workout emphasizes the rear deltoids and upper back, giving you muscular shoulders that will bust through any T-shirt or tank top. Beyond aesthetic …

Workouts

Best Bites: Crock pot Hawaiian chicken

<i>Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!</i><p>Say goodbye to bland grilled chicken and boring chicken roast. Instead, up …

The Bird Dog Is an Abdominal Exercise that Reduces Lower Back Pain

Bird dogs are not like crunches: They’re not agonizing to do and you might wonder if you’re working out at all. But you are. You work on those little …

Back Pain

Rutgers neuroscientist identifies 'ignored' symptom of autism

The bodies of people with autism typically have many more "micro movements" - signals that end up overwhelming the brain, according to new research …

10 Short Daily Drills to Combat Back Pain

The discs that make up our spine are super-hydrated and fat when we wake in the morning. Sounds good, right?<p>But as we sit through the day, our hip …

Heal Your Lower Back Pain With These 5 Yoga Poses

<b>In the United States lower back pain is one of most common complaints.</b> The Mayo Clinic states that most people will experience low back pain at some …

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.<p><i>Donald Trump’s newly named chief strategist and</i> …

In California, 220,000 Public Employees Earn Six-Figure Salaries

California’s liberals are infamous for railing against the top 1 percent and the income inequality that has supposedly plagued our economic system. …

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7 Simple Exercises That Will Transform Your Body in Just Four Weeks

Staying fit is a lifelong commitment to eating healthy and being active.When you have a busy lifestyle, nothing is more beneficial than a full body …

15 Super-Lazy Dump Desserts That Are Delicious As Hell

All you need is a Crock-Pot and an appetite.

3 Cardio Workouts That Are Way More Interesting Than Running

Does your treadmill workout make you feel like a rat on a wheel? Then it's probably time to change up your routine. And not just because you're bored.<p>"The human body wasn't designed for conveyor-belt training or repetitive, one-dimensional movement," says Dan John, a fitness coach in Burlingame, …

Exercise

The 30-Minute Rowing Workout That'll Crank Up Your Cardio

It's a major calorie blaster.<p>What cardio machine gives you the ability to burn more than 500 calories in an hour—and isn’t the treadmill? If you guessed the rowing machine, gold star for you. That's why this fat-blaster has made a major comeback in the cardio world, says Deirdre Clute, an …

New York City

Six Ways To Achieve A Metabolic Advantage For Sustainable Fat Loss | Poliquin Article

For most people, sustaining fat loss is nearly impossible. They’re able to follow a diet for a few weeks and lose weight, but once they go back to …

Eleven Myths and Facts About How the Body Burns Fat | Poliquin Article

A common myth in the casual fitness world is that there is a “fat-burning” zone that will allow you to burn the most body fat.<p>The reality is that …

Exercise