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5 truths about gluten everyone should know

Scientists say many people avoid gluten when they don't have to.<p>Gluten is a hot topic. You'll hear it dropped in reference to celiac disease, …

Get better skin by next week with these 9 beauty foods

There’s a good chance that the increase in temperatures and rise in pollen count this month have already taken a toll on your skin. And while …

Skin Care

50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

All the sweetness, without all that extra junk.<p>There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy …

The 40 Most Significant Tools and Toys Ever Designed

For 40 years, <i>Outside</i> has tested and ranked gear that allows us to venture farther, go faster, and do both more comfortably. The following products are the ones that truly stood out for their sheer inventiveness and impact.<p><b>DJI Phantom 1 Drone</b><p>Good consumer drones really didn’t exist until the 2013 …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>By<p>Shirley S. Wang<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination …

Procrastination

UN peacekeepers regularly 'swap jewellery and dresses for sex', finds report

Draft investigation, including surveys of women in Haiti and Liberia, concludes the practice is underreported - despite 51 allegations of abuse last year<p>United Nations peacekeepers working in some of the world’s most troubled countries routinely trade money and resources for sex with desperate …

How Your Gut Controls Your Brain

More and more, researchers are finding that the health of bodily microbe populations could be deeply connected to conditions like depression, anxiety, and even autism.<p>Mental health issues are notoriously complicated, with a huge number of variables, from genetic predispositions to environmental …

After a Disaster, What You Find When You are First to Arrive

Usually, it takes Dr. Mohammed Ainnul Haque three hours to travel from Kathmandu to Arughat, the village where he was raised and his parents still live. But landslides from the powerful April 25 earthquake had closed the main highway and, five days after the quake, Dr. Haque and a medical team from …

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

University of California

Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle.<p>UC Berkeley scientists have found compelling evidence that poor sleep — particularly a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories — is a channel through which the beta-amyloid protein believed to …

Average U.S. Diet May Kill Prostate Cancer Survivors

Prostate cancer survivors who eat a typical American diet loaded with red meat, cheese and white bread are far more likely to see their cancer come back and kill them, and they’re more likely to die sooner of any disease than patients who eat a healthier diet, researchers reported Monday.<p>It’s yet …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley19 hours …

New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria

How do you help a country struggling to provide quality health care, particularly to its rural citizens?<p>More doctors would be great. New and better clinics would help. But in some places, community health workers are an important part of the solution.<p>Community health workers live where they work. …

How Partitioned Grocery Carts Can Help Shoppers Buy Healthier Foods

Eating healthy is easier said than done. Same with buying healthy food. Research finds that putting in partitions in grocery carts can increase the likelihood shoppers buy healthy fruits and veggies.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>Eating in a healthy way can be time-consuming or expensive. It's …

Every State in the USA, Ranked by Its Fast Food

By: Rachel Freeman<p>Fast food is about as American as apple pie (from McDonald's, of course). Seriously, recent Pew Research Center data showed that 50 million Americans are served fast food every day. And since we spend a damn good chunk of our time here at Thrillist writing about and tasting fast …

13 Beauty Products That Have Stood the Test of Time

Go back to basics with these cult classics that are still going strong decadeseven centurieslater.<p>A healthy sense of skepticism is recommended when it comes to the cult followings of tween boy bands and Catskills communes. Not so for beauty products. Generations of women have given these classics …

Beauty

Bury Lenin's Body: The Symbol of Communism Should No Longer Mock Humanity

MOSCOW -- Red Square remains one of the globe's most iconic locales. Enter by walking past the statue of World War II general Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov on horseback. The Kremlin dominates on the right, GUM Department Store on the left, and St. Basil's Cathedral looms in front. Before the …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

Hair

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

The 25 Best Museums In The World, According To Travelers

To celebrate some of the most incredible museums in the world, we have rounded up the winners of the TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards for 2014.<p>From Bogota to Chicago, here are the top 25 museums in the world.

19 Worst Things About Woodstock ’99

Woodstock ’99 was supposed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “peace, love and happiness.” Instead, the Rome, New York festival earned the infamous …

What Type of Photographer Are You?

Before we go any further, let’s just say that as my somewhat podgy fingers pound the keyboard of my laptop, my tongue remains planted firmly in …

6 Fascinating Food Facts You Never Saw Coming (PHOTOS)

Bona fide chef? Cooking novice? Die hard food lover or a budding culinary enthusiast? The following six facts, courtesy of the wonderfully titled book "1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off," are exactly what you need to impress at the next dinner conversation:<p><i>Want to read more from</i> …

Go nuts! A handful a day may help you live longer, docs say

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but if you want to live longer, a handful of nuts may be a better bet, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The biggest study yet into whether nuts can add years to your life shows that people who ate nuts every day were 20 percent less likely to die from heart …

Holistic Medicine

Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

To make the filling, place all dry ingredients in a saucepan and whisk to combine. Then add pumpkin puree and whisk again. Slowly pour in milk and …

Baking

23 Gorgeous Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Some are vegan, some are not. All are highly likely to make people happy.

The Persistence of Glamour

Forget the Kardashians: Glamour is more persistent, pervasive, and powerful than we realize.<p>When Kim Kardashian posts Instagram photos of her nearly …