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Revealed: The Most Germ Infested Places On A Plane (NOT the Lavatory!)

Have you ever noticed that you regularly pick up bugs, maybe a cold or worse, after flying? In a study by travel calculator in 2015, microbiologists …

How To Take The Perfect Instagram Travel Photo

Taking the Perfect Instagram when traveling isn’t always easy but I am here to show you how! This post is a little bit of a mix of tongue in cheek …

Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet

Leslie Beck, a registered dietitian, is based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto.<p>You may not have heard of fatty liver disease, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to be specific. But chances are, you know someone who has it.<p>As a dietitian in private practice, it's becoming increasingly common for …

15 recipes that are easy on the stomach

Maybe the flu's not letting go, or you've just lost your appetite — for one reason or another, your stomach's doing somersaults. Mine, too.<p>Here's my …

Scientists Discover a Vulnerability in HIV's Protective Shell

The discovery offers a new target for future treatments.<p>A team of researchers from the UK's Medical Research Council (MRC) has discovered a key feature used by the HIV virus to infect healthy cells without giving itself away and triggering a corresponding immune response. The work, which is …

Biology

This New Image of Jupiter Looks like a Van Gogh Masterpiece

NASA's Juno probe does it again.<p>With their sweeping hues of blue and red creating a stunning portrait of spiraling curves, the whirling clouds of …

Astronomy

Free stuff from NASA! Robots, drones, satellites!

Well, not exactly, but the space agency is offering free software code that relates to all these things, so other agencies can tap its knowledge base.<p>Just because you don't work for NASA doesn't mean you can't use its code.<p>On Wednesday, the space agency released its latest online software catalog …

Freebies

Exclusive: Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.<p>Part of the reason for the proposal is to deter …

Immigration

Star party fun

An astronomer’s red headlamp leaves a streak on this time-exposure photo of the northern sky.

Echoes of Watergate resurface as Trump-Russia links probed

<b>The row over the US attorney general's denial that he met a Russian official when he had in fact done so is leading to comparisons with the most notorious political scandal in US history - Watergate.</b><p>The events of 1972 led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon, who resigned after a web of …

Donald Trump

An emergency room doctor's experience informing people Trump is president

Just by the math of it, several times per week, a patient of mine answers the POTUS question incorrectly. Jimmy Carter seems to be a favorite. Last week I had a patient tell me that Obama was the president. When I told him that Obama's term was up, he wanted another guess. He went backward to …

Donald Trump

Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist Wants You to Stop Doing This to Your Brows in 2017

"Don't draw boxy lines, it's time for something new."<p>If you've never attended one of Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic's master classes, (1) you're missing out, (2) even if you think you know it all about makeup, he still knows more than you, so sign up for his next one!<p>Not only did …

Rogue One is now a reality after cosmic Death Star discovered by researchers

Researchers have discovered a Death Star similar to the Sun that is believed to have "eaten" most of its planets.<p>Just like the Death Star in the …

7 Healthy Hot Drinks to Sip on a Cold Day

Wintertime calls for comforting, soothing hot drinks like cocoa and tea — but they don't have to be unhealthy! With these recipes, you can sip on your favorites all season long, without any worry about your diet.

How to Do a Burpee (the Right Way)

Burpees have a reputation for a reason. They're one of the most effective—and crazy challenging—exercises out there. And fitness buffs everywhere …

Trending Instagram Hashtag #30SecondTransformation Shows How Fitness Selfies Are Often Misleading

brightcove.createExperiences(); Instagram is filled with inspiring before-and-after weight loss selfies from celebrities and casual users alike – but …

The Best Workout Pants for Every Type of Exercise

One style does not fit all.<p>Shutterstock<p>Those tight-in-a-good-way pants that keep your badonk secure during a run might be too constrictive for a barre class. Yep, you heard us right—one style does not fit all types of workouts.<p>Whether you’re hitting the pavement, the dance floor, or a yoga mat, you …

Effects of Single Bouts of Walking Exercise and Yoga on Acute Mood Symptoms in People with Multiple Sclerosis. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Little is known about the acute or immediate effects of walking exercise and yoga on mood in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Such an …

Neurology

High intensity interval training improves liver and adipose tissue insulin sensitivity. - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>Endurance exercise training reduces insulin resistance, adipose tissue inflammation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an …

Effective Yoga Stretches For Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

Jessica Alba's Honest-to-goodness stress relievers: meditation, hot yoga, spin class with friends

Jessica Albais a one busy woman. The Golden Globe-nominated actress is co-founder of the Honest Co., a billion-dollar personal care and home goods business. She recently launched Honest Beauty, a collection of skin care and beauty products. We're more than a little curious about how she juggles it …

Feeling sick but still want to exercise? Let the 'neck rule' be your guide

It's that time of year again — the time for sore throats and sniffles, body aches and fevers.<p>It's also the time for throat lozenges, hot tea with lemon, chicken soup and long naps.<p>But what about sweating it out? What's a fitness fanatic to do when the gym emits its siren call? Will some …

7 Motivational Ways To Boost Your Productivity Without Burning Out

Motivation is something we tend to lose very quickly. Whether it’s the motivation to chase our ultimate dream or a usual task at work, we either tend …

9 Motivational Habits To Get More Work Done In A Day

We often keep complaining about the lack of time for completing a project and always keep asking for an extension. Since it’s practically impossible …

15 Chrome Extensions that will boost your productivity

Chrome extensions brought a lot of innovation into the browser market, every Chrome user knows and loves at least a few. Very often, you know what …

Rolled Egg White Omelet with Wild Mushrooms

Like whole egg omelets, those made with the whites alone dry out when they cook for too long at too high a heat. Or they can get rubbery if you don't …

Breakfast

15 Recipes that Prove Cardamom Makes Everything Taste Better

Cardamom may be expensive, so put the spice to good use in these 15 recipes.<p>Cardamom is wonderfully strong and fragrant, and using fresh pods makes a world of difference in flavor. Just keep in mind that 10 pods equals 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom when you're out shopping, because you'll soon be …

Cooking

Jennifer Lopez Revives One of Her Most Iconic Beauty Looks

She hasn't aged a bit.<p>It's official: Jennifer Lopez is a cyborg—or else she must have the fountain of youth flowing in her backyard because this woman does 👏 not 👏 age 👏.<p>Gearing up for the Academy Awards this weekend, Lopez pulled a beauty look from the archives for a pre-Oscar party last night: …