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12 Unexpected Ways To Boost Self-Confidence You Should Try

Don't spend your days wondering if you're good enough or worrying about what people think of you. Boost self-confidence easily in these unexpected …

High Altitude, Low Obesity?

<i>By Morgan Jones</i><p>Breathing the fresh mountain air might not just be good for the psyche; that altitude may also be good for the waistline.<p>A new study, which focused on US military service members, compared overweight service members in high altitudes and low altitudes.<p>The study found that the …

Is Hot Yoga Safe?

Read this before your next sweaty session<p>If your opinion of hot yoga involves hundreds of spandex-clad yogis pushing and twisting their bodies to the point of heat exhaustion and dehydration in some sort of mystical sweat lodge somewhere, you aren’t alone. Hot yoga, usually practiced in a room …

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

How Yoga Can Help You On the Job

A certain kind of yoga may boost your brainpower, according to a new study. Discover the sequence that can help you get ahead.<p>Every time you speak up in front of your boss, your mind zeros in on all the ways you might mess up. Sound familiar? There’s a simple way to keep your cool: Practicing 20 …

Master The Yoga Lunge

Tips from our yoga guru<p><b>I can't hold lunging poses long. What's better: lunging less deeply or taking standing breaks?</b> -Lindsey, Boston, MABack in the day, my thighs used to endure mini earthquakes during deep, long lunges, so I get it. Don't worry about getting your thigh completely parallel to the …

Get Your Guy To Do Yoga

Get him to commit to couples yoga<p><b>I'd love for my guy to take yoga with me, but he thinks it's wimpy. Any suggestions?</b> -Sydney, Atlanta, GAYou're not alone. Many men (and women) have preconceived notions that yoga is just stretching or won't be hard enough. Time it so he sees you when you're all …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

Strong Body, Powerful Mind

Calorie torching, muscle sculpting, and stress reducing—with the right yoga moves, you really can have it all.<p>No one disputes that yoga will make you loose and limber. But there's one misconception we'd like to wrestle to the mat: that bending and stretching and twisting can't work you as hard or …

5 Foods with More Protein Than an Egg

Up your intake by loading up on these protein-rich foods.<p>Eggs are the poster child for protein—you need only watch Sylvester Stallone chugging raw eggs as Rocky Balboa for proof. And the reputation is well-earned: A single hard-boiled egg packs six grams of protein, all in a convenient, portable …

The 4-Move Dynamix Ball Workout

Slam, toss, and catch your way to a more toned body<p>Though you may be after a hard body, going soft can offer some surprising benefits.<p>A Dynamax ball is easier and safer to grip, toss, and catch than its cousin, the medicine ball—but don't equate its softness with wimpiness. Unlike a rubber medicine …

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shampoo

This stuff should really be on the bottle.<p><i>By Molly Carroll for Beauty High</i><p>There are plenty of myths and theories about lathering up your locks—but now it's time to set the record straight. These ten little-known facts about shampooing will leave your hair bouncier and softer than ever before.<p><b>1.</b> …

How I Felt When Mommy Got Sick

The adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer movement advocates for the rights of AYAs, including their need for age-appropriate care, for their psychosocial needs to be met and as for all who access medical care, for the healthcare system to view them as whole people and not just medical …

Your Mind on Social Media

<i>"Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."</i> -- William James<p>Ever post a status update on Facebook and feel distraught when no one "likes" or comments on it? Does the prospect of being misunderstood on Twitter keep you from participating in the digital dialogue? When …

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Desperately Seeking Happiness (It's Easier Than You Think)

What does it mean to be happy? It is the most elusive of questions, and permeates much of our daily lives. While we toil away in our work and personal lives, we secretly pray for happiness. "I just want to be happy," so many people say. But do we even know what happiness is?<p>In the past few years, a …

FDA warns common uterine fibroid surgery can spread undetected cancer | Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that a common surgical procedure used to remove uterine fibroids could spread undetected uterine cancer.<p>A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logo at the lobby of its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. …

Springtime Pairings to Enhance Your Day

A few weeks ago, we talked about four ways to jump-start your spring season, and hopefully your transition to spring has been a smooth one! Maybe you made a conscious effort to prepare your mind, body, and environment for this major change of season. Maybe in your neck of the woods, spring is still …

Free dermatology drug samples come at a cost | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dermatologists tend to prescribe more expensive medications when they also give their patients drug samples, according to a new U.S. study.<p>“If you’re a patient who receives a sample, you may perceive that doctor is giving you better care because they gave you a gift,” …

13 Signs You’re Obsessed with Yoga

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Often It's Not Always About What You Want

<b>More often, it's about what you need.</b><p>This is a lesson that the Universe is hammering into me lately and one that I know to be true to the core of my being. I fret over the options and possibilities, try to will what I envision to life, and work so hard to convince myself that the more comfortable, …

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked With Emotional Issues In Teens

<i>By Liza Baskin</i><p>Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent?<p>A recent study found that teenagers who have had a traumatic brain injury were at a significantly increased risk of being bullied, …