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Robin Williams Talks Sex and Comedy In Newly-Unearthed Recordings

It’s been four months since comedic titan Robin Williams tragically took his own life, and just as he will always be remembered for his legendary acting roles, he’ll also be remembered as someone who was emotionally attuned to the world–something PBS’s <i>Blank On Blank</i>, a web series that animates …

Twelve of the most unusual requests Australians make for help abroad

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says it wants to put an end to unnecessary requests for help from travellers and expats.<p>And it wants those who do go abroad to become more self reliant.<p>Here are 12 of the more unusual queries that have been directed at embassies and consulates …

Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

Stephen Hawking

5 Can't-Miss iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found five apps …

5 Tips For Big Weight Loss

See you never, extra pounds!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>Whether you recently had a baby or the scale has slowly been creeping up over the years, when you have 50, 100, or more pounds to lose, the task can seem so daunting that you're …

Weight Loss

Health boards spend £82m on locum doctors

<b>The NHS in Scotland spent a record £82m on locum doctors last year, an increase of £18m on the previous year, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.</b><p>Although NHS Greater Glasgow spent the most on cover staff, it was the smaller boards which spent the largest proportion of their budget on locums.<p>…

10 Gifts for Every Guy You Know

Dad, bro, handsome S.O.: These rugged man gifts crush it.

Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

You can lead a child to vegetables, but can you make her eat them?<p>A child, for instance, like Salem Tesfaye, a first-grader at Walker-Jones Educational Campus in Washington, D.C. Tesfaye picked up a lunch today that's full of nutrition: chicken in a whole-wheat wrap, chopped tomatoes and lettuce …

The Exponential Benefits of Eating Less

There’s one T-shirt in my drawer that I don’t wear, mainly because I think it’s sort of offensive. It reads: <i>Eat Less You Pig</i>.<p>A nutritionist gave it to me. She had the shirts made because she was tired of the endless hand wringing over what it meant to eat ethically, eat environmentally, eat to …

Cameron Diaz Hasn't Used Antiperspirant in Almost 20 Years

Why she says she doesn't believe in it<p>Cameron Diaz thinks antiperspirant is the pits: "I don't believe in antiperspirant," she told <i>E! Online</i>'s Marc Malkin at the premiere of <i>The Other Woman</i> last week. "It's really bad for you. I haven't used it for almost 20 years."<p><b>MORE:</b> Cameron Diaz's Easy …

Cameron Diaz

How One Woman Lost 40 Pounds of Fat and Saved Her Life

After a big health scare, Jeanenne Darden managed to lose an amazing 22 percent of her body weight. Find out how she did it.<p><b>Before:</b> 187 pounds <b>After:</b> 146 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Jeanenne Darden, a strong swimmer, had been making her way out to a sandbar in Aruba with her six-year-old daughter riding on …

Body Fat

5 Reasons Your Diet Is Not Working

If you are trying to lose weight or know that a diet will be calling your name in the near future, below you will find some tips to keep in your fat shredding tool box so that you can get the most out of your diet and stop the madness without having to start over.<p>The holiday season in full swing …

Weight Loss

Revisiting Vulnerability

Those of us interested in meaningfully supporting our personal growth seem to be increasingly aware of the importance of vulnerability. What exactly should the role of vulnerability be in our emotional and spiritual lives? How does it become so challenging to feel vulnerable, even in the absence of …

12 Reasons Why You Just Can't Poop

😖😖 😖<p>Let's not tiptoe around this: Being constipated is <i>miserable—</i>the pain, the bloating, the feeling that you can't possibly fit anything else into your stomach.<p>Luckily, you're not alone (misery loves company, right?). About 16 percent of adults have symptoms of constipation—and women are more …

Digestion

Feds Say Circumcision Best for Boys

The benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks of the procedure, U.S. health officials said Tuesday, in the first federal guidelines about …

How to Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

Because touchups, highlights, and dye jobs are expensive enough!<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.</i><p>We regularly spend a good chunk of money to get perfect hair color—and then it fades before we get to enjoy it! The most budget-friendly hair …

Hair Color

Demystifying Calories: Already There and Miles to Go

Yes, of course, a calorie is a calorie just as a gallon is a gallon. But fuels vary, and engines vary -- and they matter, too.<p>There are three good reasons to write about calories right now. First, the FDA just took action to regulate calorie labeling in chain restaurants. Second, colleagues just …

Engines

3D Mammograms Are Better For Dense Breasts

No option is perfect when it comes to mammography. That’s particularly true for women with dense breasts, who are burdened with a greater risk for …

The Best Products to Avoid Bunion Surgery

Those wishing to avoid bunion surgery often search for the best product to get rid of the boney prominence at the base of the big toe. Because a bunion is a structural malalignment problem at the big toe joint, a majority of products are aimed at alleviating the symptoms.<p>Those wishing to avoid …

Want to Live Forever? These Men Say They Can Help

It’s not always easy to tell whether the new documentary titled <i>The Immortalists</i> is sympathetic to its two primary characters or whether it’s making …

What Men REALLY Notice On a First Date

Hint: You can skip shelling out cash on a fresh mani.<p>First dates can be fun, and first dates can be torture. But no matter what, they usually make for at least a little bit of excitement: What are you going to wear? What are you going to think of him? And what's going on in his head, anyway? We …

Male circumcision benefits outweigh risks, U.S. CDC says

(Reuters) - The benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks, according a long awaited draft of federal guidelines from U.S. health officials released on Tuesday, which indicate that scientific evidence supports recommending the procedure.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Top 5 Questions to Ask a MAN Before You Say "Yes" to a Date

Dating can be emotionally draining and disappointing. How would you like to find a great way to quickly tell whether or not someone is worth dating and having a love relationship?<p>This is a 2-part article. <i>Part I</i> is on the questions to ask a man. <i>Part II</i> will discuss the questions to ask a woman.<p>______<p>…

Relationships

An NBA Dancer Explains How She Looks So Amazing Post-Workout

Sweat and head-thrashing are no match for these genius tips.<p>I’m at an event to preview a new Crunch Live class, one in which dancers for the Brooklyn Nets (called the Brooklynettes—so clever!) lead a series of dance-cardio routines. The video we're all watching features the dancers doing moves …

Workouts

How Brain Scans Can Diagnose Autism With 97% Accuracy

Right now, diagnosing disorders like autism relies heavily on interviews and behavioral observations. But new research published in <i>PLoS One</i> shows …

The Drink That Kills One Person Every 10 Seconds

A new report might make you think twice before you pour.<p><i>By Alexandra Sifferlin for Time.com</i><p>Dangerous alcohol consumption was responsible for 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2012, according to a new World Health Organization report Monday.<p>Harmful alcohol use not only leads to addiction, but it can …

Alcohol

13 Great Gifts to Stock Up on So You Never Get Stuck Without One

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Habitats

This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

36 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

Repeat after me: no more takeout.<p>The weeknight hustle is real.<p>After getting home from work or a workout, it’s can feel damn near torturous to spend more energy scrounging up a meal, especially a healthy and still tasty one. (That’s probably why clicking through a delivery app seems so …

Recipes

Mediterranean diet keeps people 'genetically young'

<b>Following a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep people genetically younger, say US researchers.</b><p>Its mix of vegetables, olive oil, fresh fish and fruits may stop our DNA code from scrambling as we age, according to a study in the British Medical …