Tricia Kern

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Big Pharma And Meth Cooks Agree: Keep Cold Meds Over The Counter

Millions of Americans have seen the fictional world of meth use and production in AMC's <i>Breaking Bad</i>, but journalist Jonah Engle has spent a lot of time in the real world of meth.<p>In a recent piece in <i>Mother Jones</i>, Engle looks at the explosion in the number of meth addicts who cook their own drugs …

8 Dreamy Wedding Dresses From Our “Elegance Is…” Photo Shoot

It doesn't get much prettier than this! We went to the gorgeous Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami with the incredibly talented photographer …

AT&T Plans to Make Customers Wait a Full Two Years to Get That Phone Upgrade

AT&T decided the Sunday before Apple’s developer conference was the right time to announce that it is going to make customers wait longer to get a …

Mobile

An 8-Wheeled Skateboard That Can Glide Down Stairs

Riding a skateboard is one thing. Kickflipping down a flight of stairs is another. But what if there was a skateboard that could cruise down …

Dead Dragon Washes Ashore On Spanish Beach

These are a couple of shots of the no f***ing clue that washed ashore on a Spanish beach earlier this week. The beast measures 13-feet long and …

Decoded: New $100 Bill

• <b>1. Note Number Position :</b> (*H3) Indicates which section of the plate the bill was printed on.• <b><br>2. FW Indicator:</b> If an “F.W.” is present, it indicates …

Half of Existing iPhone Owners Say They’ll Buy a New Model Immediately

A survey of Ask.com users shows that almost half of existing iPhone owners plan to upgrade to the new iPhone immediately. And they plan on going for …

10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks you should know.

Clean Stubborn Stains Off Your Hands with Shaving Cream

You probably already knew that you could clean up various food stains or carpet with shaving cream, but WonderHowTo notes that it's surprisingly good …

Shaving

Quickly Test If It's Time to Buy a New Pillow

Pillows have a limited lifespan. If you can't remember the last time you replaced yours and want to quickly see if it's time for a new one, try this …

Decorations

A Medicaid Expansion In Pennsylvania May Take Time

In Pennsylvania, more than a half-million people who don't have insurance are waiting to hear whether the state will take advantage of a Medicaid expansion that's part of the Affordable Care Act.<p>The federal law would allow people earning up to 138 percent of federal poverty guidelines to sign up …

For Middle-Aged Women, Stress May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Like most middle-aged women, I am stressed out. The work, the family, the aging parents — all things that jolt me awake at 3 a.m.<p>Does this mean I'm setting myself up for Alzheimer's in old age? Well, maybe.<p>Researchers in Sweden say that women who reported stress in midlife from experiences like …

Why Eye Contact Can Fail To Win People Over

Pop psychology holds that to connect with someone, you should look deep into their eyes. The more you look, the more persuasive you'll be. But that may work only when your audience already agrees with you.<p>Researchers in Germany tested the power of the eye lock by polling university students about …

7 Flat Belly Food Tricks

7 super easy tips for how to slim down stat<p>Image Source/Thinkstock<p>1. Eat Dessert<p>Yes, always. "A small amount can signal that the meal is over," says Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan. She ends her meals with a piece of high-quality chocolate.<p>Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X …

Have Better Sex: 8 Ways to Make Sex More Fun

Take your sex life from <i>meh</i> to amazing with these tips from the experts:<p><b>Stop Faking It Immediately</b> <br>You probably wouldn’t say you had a blast on your date if it was actually a bore, so why lie in the bedroom? If you want more exciting sex, don’t pretend to like something that doesn’t actually excite …

The Best Jeans for Women: Find Ones That Fit Your Shape Perfectly!

The Best Jeans for Your Shape<p>These jeans will flatter every figure<p>Munetaka Tokuyama<p>Pocket Details<p>U-shaped stitching echoes your contours—shaping your backside like squats do.<p><b>True Religion Heritage Addison</b> jeans, $216, truereligionbrandjeans.com for stores<p>Munetaka Tokuyama<p>Darts<p>Darts above the …

Does Birth Control Cause Depression?

These results totally contradict the idea that hormonal birth control can lead to mental health issues, says lead study author Katherine Keyes, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University. So where does that link come from? In the past, some clinical trial research pointed to …

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

<b>Fact:</b> No one's sure where the so-called 8-by-8 rule came from, says Heinz Valtin, M.D., a Dartmouth College medical professor and author of two studies on the origin of the theory that the human body works best on eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. The truth is, your daily requirement depends on …

The Best Wedding Advice I Wish I’d Gotten

“The Biggest Wedding Tip I Wish I’d Gotten”<p>20 former brides dish out the advice they totally could have used on their big day<p>No doubt you’ll get tons of unsolicited advice about your wedding, but sometimes the best input comes from those who lived and learned. So we asked women on Facebook to give …

How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Health

<i>By Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for YouBeauty</i><p>Sometimes it can be hard to look on the bright side of life -- and those are the times when it might be most important to do so.<p>The study, which looked at 607 patients in a hospital in Denmark, found that patients whose moods were overall more positive were 58 …

Texting Linked With Sleep Problems For College Students

College students, you might want to give your phones a rest for the sake of your sleep.<p>A small new study from Washington and Lee University researchers shows an association between more texting among college freshmen, and worse sleep.<p>The findings, published in the journal Psychology of Popular …

21 Golden Wisdoms From My Grandmother

Wisdom is perhaps the scarcest resource in our world today. And while Google has become our answer to every inquiry, back in the Old World, Grandma was that fountain of wisdom to whom we'd pour forth our every problem.<p>My own grandmother lived to be 103. While not particularly educated or …

The One Thing Not to Say to Someone With OCD

I get it -- knowing how to respond to someone's disorder or disease can be tough. I'm one of those people who gets uncomfortable extremely easily, so I have sympathy for people that look similarly awkward when it comes up that I have obsessive compulsive disorder.<p>I also get the desire to not only …

Mental Health

How Daydreaming Can Actually Make You Smarter

Daydreaming gets a pretty bad rap. It's often equated with laziness, and we tend to write off people with wandering minds as being absent-minded "space cadets" who can't get their heads out of the clouds.<p>Though we all spend close to 50 percent of our waking lives in a state of mind-wandering, …

Dad quits job to find disease cure for two sons

A father who gave up his job three years ago to find a cure for the world's first genetic disease - which affects both his sons - has discovered a treatment for it.<p>Nick Sireau, 40, discovered his sons Julien and Daniel had alkaptonuria, known as black bone disease, when they were babies. The …

Disease

Corporate Stress on Young Hearts: A Reflection

At 42, she has no business showing up here. Why are we trying to rule out a heart attack on an otherwise seemingly-healthy 42-year-old woman?<p>The admission questionnaire prompts me to ask, "Do you presently or have you in the past had any stressors in your life?" In my many years of being a nurse …

Bank of America

Deleted genes 'offer autism clues'

<b>The discovery of "missing" genes could help scientists understand how autism develops, a study suggests.</b><p>US researchers looked at the genetic profiles of more than 431 people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and 379 without.<p>They found those with an ASD were more likely to have just one copy …

Autism

How I Broke My Own Heart

Working with my one-on-one clients and the awesome people in my Foundations program, relationships have been a <b>hot</b> topic these past few months. I recently shared something with a client that may help you whether you're in a relationship that's good or struggling, or even if you're single.<p><b>When I</b> …

Positive Thinking

Do You Have a Sexual Obsession?

<b>Do You Control It...Or Does It Control You?</b><p>Everyone seems to have some sort of obsession in life, from a need for dark chocolate, to a need for something much darker.<p>When Pluto transits your 8th or 12th House, your unconscious motivations rise to the surface to help you understand the ways they …