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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You're Heartbroken

The effects are more than just emotional.<p><b>1.</b> In the moments after being blindsided by a breakup, your heart rate might drop, suggests research in Psychological Science that looked at people's heart rates following a social rejection they didn't see coming (researchers we spoke with said romantic …

7 Exercises That Can Improve Your Focus

Try using these seven exercises to gradually increase your ability to focus in almost any situation.<p>Focus is a skill necessary for almost anything important in life, from finishing that term paper, to listening to your boss's instructions, to organizing your schedule for the day. Unfortunately, for …

Time Management

9 Foods That Boost Your Calorie Burn

Hitting the gym isn’t the only way to torch cals.

Exercising more but still gaining weight? Take this quiz

You're running on the treadmill, hitting up every HIIT class on your gym's schedule, and strength training more than you ever thought possible. But your scale hasn't gotten the memo. What gives? This five-question quiz will help you pinpoint your problem — and get your weight moving in the right …

Fitness

12 Exercises for a Better Night's Sleep

12 Exercises for a Better Night's SleepFour people, three young men and a young woman, sleep on a mattress under a pair of open windows in a …

Protein: Your Secret Weight-Loss Weapon

A high protein diet is your key to healthy weight loss. Here, the protein-rich foods you should be eating<p>You'd think that if the low-carb diet craze taught us anything, it's the importance of a high protein diet. But even if you haven't eaten a hamburger bun since the late '90s, it doesn't …

How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no hope of becoming a homeowner.<p>Home prices are on the rise, making it harder for buyers to cobble together a 20% down payment.<p>With the national average listing price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at $302,632, …

Personal Finance

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

The Future

This Is How Much Weight I Lost After Drinking 2 Glasses of Water Before Every Meal for 2 Straight Weeks

You can skip the drumroll.<p><i>This article was written by Marygrace Taylor and provided by our partners at Eat Clean.</i><p>When it comes to weight-loss tips, "drink more water" isn't exactly earth-shattering. But even though most of us have probably heard the advice about a million times, almost zero …

Fitness

Mother jailed after son drowned as she checked Facebook

A woman has been jailed for five years for child cruelty after her two-year-old son drowned while she was checking Facebook on her phone.<p>Joshua Barnett died on 17 March last year after falling into a pond while playing in the garden at his home in Beverley, East Yorkshire.<p>Claire Barnett was …

15 Fall Dinners from the Slow Cooker

With shorter days and crisper temperatures heading our way, having a warm, home-cooked dinner waiting for us when we walk in the door is such a …

Burnout: Tips on How to Overcome the Feelings of Helplessness, Loss of Motivation and Stress at Your Job

Burnout has been described as the erosion of the soul, a cross between helplessness and hopelessness, a severe loss of motivation and/or a mismatch between the requirements of the employer and the capabilities of the employee. Burnout can come about as the result of stress, low morale, poor working …

5 secrets to flying first class, for free | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Think you can't afford a spin in a private jet -- jacuzzi included -- or a night at a lavish, five-star hotel? Think again.<p>A dedicated group of frequent fliers (or "aero-sexuals") have mastered the fine art of scoring travel freebies. They share their top tips on getting that free ride.<p>1. …

Frequent-flyer Programs

10 Fruits to Add to Your Water That Will Totally Benefit Your Body

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock / Bolarkina Marina</i><p>Just add some fruit and you're on your way to fresh flavors and better health.<p>The list of health benefits that come from staying hydrated is endless. Hydration is important, but people drink a wide range of liquids to help with other day-to-day issues, …

16 Secrets Every Nurse Knows (And You Should, Too)

<i>By Elizabeth Jenkins, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Main Photo By: Getty Images)</i><p>No one looks forward to a hospital stay. It means there's something wrong, you'll be poked and prodded, and you'll be eating meals that make airline food taste gourmet. However, it needn't be pure misery. There is a whole staff whose …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

How Exercise Can Fuel Mental 'Time Travel' And Boost Creativity

By: Wendy Suzuki, NYU Center for Neural Science<p>Published: May 19, 2015 09:00am ET on LiveScience.<p><i>Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. A popular speaker, she is a regular presenter at the World Science Festival and</i> …

8 Foods That Will Help You Get Ripped Like a Superhero

Try these surprising foods to help you build muscle—no protein shakes or chicken included.<p>Surely we've all gotten the memo on protein by now, right? At least judging by the insane superhero diets of the Cavill, Pratt, and "The Rock" Johnsons of the world, it's clear that eating a ton of it is now …

12 Reasons Why Dehydration Is Bad for Your Body

It doesn’t take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you’ve reached the …

Wellness

6 Things You Can Do at the Gym to Curb Your Appetite

Make your workout pull double duty with these super simple tips.<p>Most women think of exercise and healthy eating as two totally separate things. But when it comes down to it, one really supports the other. For one, studies show that exercising can curb cravings for unhealthy foods and banish binge …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

June 2015

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

Diet Swap Shows How Junk Food Might Give You Cancer

Just a two-week diet swap shows just how bad a Western diet of junk food is for us.<p>Americans who ate a traditional South African menu for two weeks showed big changes in their digestive system. And, frighteningly, South Africans who ate the foods usually eaten by a group of African-Americans from …

Holistic Medicine

Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …