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Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

5 ways drinking enough water changes your body

Drinking enough water affects everything from our skin to our mood to our poop — and since our bodies are about 60 percent water, failing to stay hydrated can really mess us up. We should all make drinking lots of water part of our daily routine, because drinking water changes our bodies for the …

What 9 common drugs including caffeine, weed, and booze do to your brain

We know different drugs make us experience the world around us in very different ways — and their after-effects are often nowhere near as pleasant as the immediate results they produce.<p>So what exactly are these drugs doing to the brain to prompt these feelings?

10 dating tips from the religious right that are so bad they border on self-parody

Who’d have thought Pat Robertson’s ideas about sex and relationships are totally backward. Oh right, everyone<p>We may have survived yet another war on Christmas. But we must remain vigilant. For the very same secularist, Muslim, homosexualist, communist, atheist freedom-haters who try to take the …

Why exercise is important— even if you don’t need to lose weight

The promise of a smaller waistline may get you into the gym, but all of your sweating and panting is delivering far more than aesthetic changes. An active lifestyle isn’t all about weight loss. Regular exercise can help prevent some of the most common diseases of the day, including heart disease, …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. It is a choice. What do you need to remember if you want to be TRULY happy?

Newly Released Footage Shows Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán Moments Before His Escape

CCTV footage showing fugitive drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán moments before he escaped from his prison cell was released by the Mexican …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

How to Lose Belly Fat Overnight

If I buy something online, I want it delivered immediately. If I order at the drive through, I don’t want to idle while it’s being whipped up.<p><b>And if</b> …

'Economy Is Always Cheaper Than First Class' And Other Air Travel Myths

At least once a year, I like to bust some air travel myths. Here are some of my latest and some of my oldies but goodies from the past.<p>It's true; …

World's 50 Best Restaurants list and the changing geography of food

Is France no longer the centre of global cuisine?<p>2015 marks the fourth straight year that no restaurants from the country that (probably) views itself as the capital of superior dining feature in the top 10 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.<p>What makes this so galling is that in 2004 five of the …

Top 10

Sweat It Out with the Tone It Up Girls for a Bombshell Bod

This routine from Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn's new book will help you sculpt every inch (fast!) and gain the swagger to wear that 'kini with confidence.<p>Summer's here, which should be reason to celebrate (flip-flops! barbecues! rosé!). Yet for many women, the season is often overshadowed by two …

Workouts

Here's how your iPhone home screen has changed through the years

Most people remember the polarizing flat design of iOS 7, but it can be tough to remember all the little changes that happened throughout the entire evolution of Apple's iPhone software.<p>From the first time Apple announced the App Store to the unveiling of Siri, here's how the iPhone's homescreen …

3 Mistakes You Are Making in Storing Fruits and Vegetables

It's the unofficial start of summer! It's a time of year when many of us consume more fruits and vegetables. After all, who doesn't enjoy watermelon, cantaloupe and the proverbial corn on the cob? And we are more likely to drink fruit smoothies over the next few months than we are at any other time …

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Grab a stiff grill brush, canola oil, a bowl and tongs and roll up an old kitchen towel. Then start the fire. Once the grill is warm but not so hot …

Critics: Women's Sex Pill Approval Vote Driven By PR, Not Science

On Thursday, June 4, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 18-6 to recommend that the agency approve flibanserin (<i>fluh-BANCE-uh-rin</i>), a non-hormonal drug acting on brain chemistry that would be the first medicine specifically approved for low sexual desire in …

50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

There are so many life-changing documentaries out there that it can be hard to decide which ones to watch first. We've narrowed it down to the top 50.

The 14 Best Small Beach Towns In America

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small beach towns (as in, small towns with beaches; not small beaches with towns). Here are 14 of the country's finest.<p>…

An Open Secret review – damning documentary takes aim at sexual abuse in Hollywood

It’s been salaciously described as “the movie Hollywood doesn’t want you to see”, and while this sounds like marketing hyperbole, An Open Secret’s rocky road to the big screen suggests it might not be too far from the truth.<p>The film, a documentary about the sexual abuse of child actors in the …

Child Actors

How to Sculpt Sleeve-Busting Muscle Like the Rock

Build massive arms with these 8 expert-approved tips<p>Look at Dwayne Johnson’s arms and one thing becomes obvious: “He has some very special genetics working in his favor,” says Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., a former natural bodybuilding champion and author of <i>The M.A.X. Muscle Plan.</i><p>But even if …

Health

6 Spiritual Practices To Balance Your Emotions

Up and down ... up and down. Isn’t this how we feel <i>most</i> of the time? We fluctuate between feeling good and bad, happy and sad. We like this and …

Barbecue secrets from the nation’s preeminent pitmaster-geek

Aaron Franklin’s is the most anticipated barbecue book in years.<p>Franklin owns a tiny Austin joint with a gargantuan reputation: three-to-five-hour waits, a Bon Appétit honorific as the nation’s best barbecue eatery and a James Beard Foundation award this year naming him best chef in the Southwest …

Fitness 101: The 8 Core Principles to Start Strength Training

Photo Credit: brucewill03 via Compfight cc<p>Over the last few months, I've been trying to learn German. In my head, I have fantasies of walking the streets of Berlin speaking fluently with citizens and fitting in seamlessly.<p>Unfortunately, fluency on day seven of a new language isn't likely. In fact, …

Los Prietos Campground is a pleasant place to rough it

Los Prietos Campground, nestled among the massive old oaks of the Santa Ynez Mountains, feels worlds away from city life. It's about 19 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, off California Highway 154 along Paradise Road in Los Padres National Forest, one of a few campgrounds near the Santa Ynez River. …

50 of the world's most unusual hotels

From quirky to downright weird, a guide to the most unusual places to stay around the world, featuring the world's best spaceship treehouses, ice suites, underwater hotels and glass igloos.<p>Treehotel, Harads, Sweden<p>Located in the pine forest around Harads are seven unique ‘treerooms’ (more are …

CDC Report Shows Vibrio, A Deadly Type Of Food Poisoning, Is On The Rise

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention issued a new report on food safety this week that had a little good news, and quite a bit of bad news, for American consumers.<p>The report, which is based on data collected by the CDC's FoodNet program, compared food poisoning rates in two three-year …

Winehouse documentary reveals 'inflammatory' relationship with her father, drugs and fame

An explosive documentary has laid bare the intimate details of Amy Winehouse's rise and fall, with an inflammatory investigation into her relationship with her father, drugs and fame.<p>The film, entitled Amy, has premiered at Cannes Film Festival despite criticism from the singer's father, and left …

Film Festivals

The iPhone can be a parent's best friend with these apps

Your iPhone can be an incredible resource for everything, from keeping little ones entertained to providing information that parents need. The iPhone …

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Eat For Lunch

In case you're looking for a healthy and tasty alternative to that sad desk salad.<p>When you eat the right kind of food at lunch, it'll help you stay full and alert throughout the afternoon. You won't be as tempted to snack, and you'll feel more energized. But healthy lunch can sometimes be a little …

Healthy Eating

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

Self-improvement