Alyssa Garner

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7 Weight Loss Shortcuts That ACTUALLY Work

7 Weight Loss Shortcuts That ACTUALLY Work<p>We would never tell you that take weight-loss supplements or to trying something super sketch like the …

The Outrageous Dessert You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

We've heard about all kinds of techniques for getting fudgy brownies, from simply using less flour to baking them for a short amount of time at a …

Slow Cookers

My Husband and I Barely Have Sex Anymore

I am seriously considering cheating.<p><b>I've been married for four years, and as many people are going at it like rabbits in this stage, my husband and I are having sex maybe once every three months. I'm going crazy! He has no sex drive and never really has, but I am constantly fantasizing and am</b> …

Relationships

20 Things Your Baby Is Desperately Trying to Tell You

1. I don't care how cute it is. This outfit itches worse than poison ivy.<p>2. Oh no! My pacifier has fallen right beside my face. I'll never be able to reach it now. Help!<p>3. Maybe if you stopped rubbing my head so much, you wouldn't still be wondering why I'm bald. It's not going to bring you good …

White House says Obamacare website 'will work smoothly' after fixes

The White House tried to draw a line under its biggest domestic policy crisis on Sunday, declaring that two months of frantic computer upgrades had succeeded in largely fixing the online health insurance marketplace which is a key part of reforms implemented under the Affordable Care Act. The …

Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Parents, does your 18-month-old seem wise beyond her years? Science says you're not fooling yourself.<p>Very small children can reason abstractly, researchers say, and are able to infer the relationships between objects that elude older children who get caught up on the concreteness of things.<p>In …

Connections Between Brain's Left And Right Hemispheres Strengthened As Children Sleep, Study Finds

Here's a good reason to make sure your child gets adequate sleep each night.<p>A new study in the journal Brain Sciences shows that connections are strengthened between the right and left hemispheres of the brain during sleep, as much as 20 percent in just one night. Connections are strengthened by …

The REAL Reason Your Skin Is So Oily

Plus, how to tame the slip 'n' slide that is your forehead<p>Oily skin can be super frustrating. Unfortunately, here’s some not-so-fair news about your complexion: The oiliness of it is determined by genetics, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research …

3 Ways to Train Harder on a Treadmill

Upgrade your indoor workout with these expert tips<p>It might be best known as a warm-up, a cool down, or a last resort when all of the ellipticals are taken, but the treadmill is making a comeback: In fact, the machines account for nearly 60 percent of annual home fitness equipment sales, according …

You Need to Wake Up!

Many of you know my story. Before my current incarnation as a therapist/coach/speaker/author/etc., I was a bicoastal talent agent, running on adrenalin, nicotine and caffeine. Your basic workaholic, zipping back and forth from New York to L.A., chasing something or running from it -- I am still …

Create Your Personal Power

Here we are in the throes of the holiday season. For many of us, life is full throttle on a routine day, and along with the accelerated pace of the holidays comes the accelerated stress level. There's no controlling it: We don't add the holidays to our personal calendars -- they are cultural norms …

One Time You SHOULDN’T Have Sex

You might want to make a date with your Netflix instead<p>When you're having a super-stressful day, it's normal to turn to chocolate, a glass of wine, or a friend you can vent to. But if you happen to turn to sex (hey, we all cope differently!), you might want to be careful. Women who tend to have …

Your Weekly Fitness Checklist: November 24–30

7 ways to be fitter and healthier this week<p>Here is your Fit List of 7 tricks to be healthier and fitter this week. (For the uninitiated, check out What’s a Fit List?). How many challenges did you complete last week?<p>Keep us posted on your progress and successes throughout the week. Use the hashtag …

25 Signs You're Crazy About Running

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>Sorry, But Vaping Is Probably Bad For Your Heart<p>2<p>QUIZ: Do You Ignore These Skin-Care Habits?<p>3<p>The 5 Best Bikini Trimmers And Shavers<p>4<p>Is Oatmeal Healthy?<p>5<p>Anna Victoria's Fave Abs and Glute Moves<p>Sign #1: You just got REALLY excited to read this<p>NextThe Best Moments from RUN 10 FEED …

Europeans Warn Plan B Is Not Effective in Heavier Women: 5 Things You Need to Know

Plan B’s European version, Norlevo, is getting an alert that warns the emergency contraceptive may not be as effective in heavier women.<p>The decision …

Kicking the Night Owl Habit

I've always been intrigued by the concept of willpower. When there's a will, there's a way, right? So where does this will come from? Any why do some people seem to have more of it than others? What allows people the self-control to consciously craft the life they desire? And how does one bypass …

Giving Time

As a member of online communities, you invest in the success of others and they in turn invest in you and everyone feels happy inside.<p>But this holiday season offers us a special opportunity to channel all of the positive support we use to help one another with goals like running to also include …

2009 Flu Pandemic Was 10 Times More Deadly Than Previously Thought

Estimates of death rates from swine flu in 2009-10. The value is the upper limit for the rate in each country. Data from <i>PLOS Medicine</i>; map by Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR<p>By the World Health Organization's official tally, the flu pandemic of 2009-10 killed 18,449 people around the world. Those are deaths …

10 Things Grateful People Do Differently

More gratitude = Better life.<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.”<p>Turns out Emerson ― who explored the meaning of a good life in much of his work …

4 Happy Feelings That Are Contagious

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

This Is What Happens To Your Body After The Thanksgiving Meal

We've made countless jokes about our "Thanksgiving pants" and planned belt unbuckling as we prepare to indulge in a big meal on Thursday. And, in case you missed it, we've also done our best to calculate the number of calories we might consume if we don't rein it in a little bit. But what <i>actually</i> …

Skip the Sippy Cup? Parents Love Them, Pediatricians Don't

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

A Brief Medical History Of The Cranberry

Is there a less alluring fruit than this impenetrably tart berry? From its inelegant bog origins to its dowdy association with Pilgrims, there's nothing sexy about cranberries. But that's okay, because the jewel-colored berry is actually a health powerhouse -- even early colonists knew it.<p>We now …

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Homespun cures for coughs and colds

What food or drink makes you feel better when you have a cold, and does it matter if it actually works as a cure or whether it's all in the mind?<p>You've got to love this time of year, with its constant cacophony of coughs and sneezes. Don't go thinking you can just nip to the chemist for something …

Caffeine compared: from coke and coffee to aspirin and chocolate

There’s a drug whose appeal shows no sign of slowing. It’s a stimulant for the central nervous system and it was an ingredient in 136 million bags exported around the world in 2012.<p>Those bags were coffee and the drug was caffeine - but there’s a lot more to it than just the one beverage. Tea, …

Pope Francis understands economics better than most politicians

Pope Francis is a pontiff who has constructively broken all the rules of popery – so far to widespread acclaim. He's faulted the Catholic church for its negative obsession with gays and birth control, and now he has expanded his mandate to economics with a groundbreaking screed denouncing "the new …

Continuing the Poverty Eradication Work of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Introducing Project 5117

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s civil rights movement was not limited to "saving Black Americans," nor was it limited to halting Black oppression of the 20th century. The civil rights movement as seen through Dr. King's eyes, was about <i>"redeeming the soul of America from the triple evils of war,</i> …