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Marijuana Could Be the Answer to Curing Alzheimer's Disease, Study Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The statistics associated with Alzheimer's disease are downright depressing.<p>The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer's Association …

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Here's How Much Exercise You Need to Protect Against Disease

There’s a strong connection between physical activity and the risk of five common diseases, according to a recent study published in <i>The BMJ</i>. The …

World Health Organization

How do I lose weight but maintain – and gain – muscle?

<b>Question</b><p>I'm a 40-year-old male who needs to lose 20 pounds. I've cut my calorie intake and I am working out five days a week – a mix of cardio and free weights. How much protein do I need to eat to maintain muscle – even gain a little – while I lose body fat?<p><b>Answer</b><p>To lose body fat and maintain …

Nutrition

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

How probiotics may help ease depression

Probiotics have long been hailed for promoting “good” bacteria in the gut— aiding digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and antibiotic-related diarrhea. They’ve also been used to regulate urinary tract issues and skin woes like eczema. Although those benefits have been well known …

Wellness

Three ways to eat healthy from the new U.S. dietary guidelines

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the long-awaited 2015 dietary guidelines arrived, they came with three recommended diets, each designed to make sure you get all the nutrients you need, but don't overdo it with calories.<p>If you enjoy typical American fare but want to make sure you're eating right, the healthy American …

Nutrition

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

7 Ways To Learn a Foreign Language (Backed by Science)

I was raised bilingual and started learning a third language when I was about three years old, which means I am really fluent in three languages as …

Language Learning

7 Simple Chicken Recipes That Are Super Tasty

We spend a lot of time scouring the Web for tasty, trendy, and healthy recipes. It's one of the many perks of working at Greatist. In the process, we …

A New Path to Intimacy (Inside and Outside the Bedroom)

Dobino via Adobe Stock<p>We all want intimacy.<p>We all want to feel close and connected to someone. To feel seen, appreciated and held.<p>But the way most of us have been taught to go about intimacy is actually causing a lot of struggle in our relationships. And it may be holding us back from the deeper, …

Relationships

The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity. Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can …

Workouts

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation

If you think Mexican food is unhealthy, then you need to read this cookbook

Living in Los Angeles means having to keep up with all the diets: Atkins diet, the Whole 30, the Paleo diet. There's no shortage of advice on what you should be eating.<p>Now there's finally a cookbook for the politically aware Chicano activist. "Decolonize Your Diet" serves up Mexican food recipes …

Prince autopsy completed, ‘no obvious signs of trauma,’ sheriff says

New details surrounding the circumstances of Prince’s death were released by authorities on Friday, but it could be several days before the iconic musician’s cause of death is determined.<p>Staff members who worked at Prince’s suburban Minnesota complex had been unable to reach him on Thursday …

USDOT

6 Relationship Habits All Really Happy Couples Have

We all tend to fall into a routine in long-term relationships.<p>We make habits and rituals as a couple that help shape and define our lives together. Perhaps it's going to breakfast on a Saturday morning, one partner making the bed while the other makes coffee, or a particular way of celebrating a …

Self-confidence

Lakers teammates 'ticked off' at D'Angelo Russell because of secretly recorded video

Some<p>Lakersplayers have distanced themselves from rookie D’Angelo Russell after a video surfaced a few days ago in which he secretly recorded teammateNick Youngtalking about women other than his fiancee, Iggy Azalea.<p>Russell and Young are friends but the video, which was surreptitiously shot a couple …

How to Stop Thinking During Meditation: 10 Tips to Calm in 10 Minutes

Have you tried meditation only to get frustrated because you can't stop thinking or worrying?<p>Maybe you worry so much that you feel more stressed after meditation than when you began! If you struggle with constant thoughts during meditation, don't give up yet!<p><b>With these 10 tips, you'll get calm,</b> …

Meditation

This one diet can sharpen your brain and help you live longer

Intermittent fasting offers a plethora of health benefits — and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s<p>The new year is a popular time to contemplate our relationship to calories, usually with the goal to reduce caloric intake. But in the last decade, our understanding of how the body …

Holistic Medicine

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

37 Whole30 Recipes That Everyone Will Love

A variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks to keep you going all month.<p>But what does that mean, exactly? In a nutshell, it's a 30-day elimination diet, during which you eat meat, seafood, lots of vegetables, some fruit, and healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds and unrefined oils. …

Detox Water Recipes to Kick off Summer Right

Summer is almost here and that means swimsuit season. On top of that, you will be wearing clothing that most likely will be showing more skin. Don’t …

Alternative Medicine

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

• In a 6 quart slow cooker, add all ingredients.<br>• Cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 4-5 hours until chicken is cooked through.<br>• Remove chicken and cut into …

Mariah Carey Slams 'American Idol' As 'Fake,' Calls It The 'Worst Experience' Of Her Life

Mariah Carey isn't the kind of person who worries about burning bridges, clearly.<p>On Thursday, the singer told us all how she really feels about "American Idol" during an interview on the "Kyle and Jackie O” radio show in Australia -- and she didn't hold back. Carey was a judge for a single season …

Nicki Minaj

Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

Cognition