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Never Accidentally Scorch Roasted Vegetables Again

Consider accidentally blackened bottoms on your roasted vegetables a thing of the past.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Amy Stephens confesses to scorching roasted vegetables to</i> …

The Surprising Way to Keep Avocados Fresh That Will Blow Your Mind

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed withhealthy fats and potassium—but who hasn't put an unused avocado half in the fridge, only to find the fruit turned a totally unappetizing brown the next day? It's one of the most frustrating things about loading up on avocadoes—but …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

How to Make Your Own Almond Milk at Home

The DIY version really isn't difficult—we promise!<p>You know your friend who looks good in pretty much everything she tries on? Well, almonds <i>taste</i> good in pretty much everything you put them in—including, of course, milk! Plus, almond milk's got calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, and the antioxidant …

4 Delicious Ways to Detox

No juicing required<p>The anything-goes extravaganza known as the holiday season can leave you feeling run-down, sluggish, and bloated come January. And no wonder, since your poor liver's been working overtime for the past few months, flushing excess toxins out of your body.<p>Luckily, the cure is as …

Man with a new, healthy heart says Obamacare saved his life

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An Olathe man says the health care law saved his life. Once Mike O'Dell was able to get health insurance on January 1, he was …

Associated Press News

Obama: 4 million have signed up for insurance under Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that some 4 million people had signed up for health insurance through exchanges provided by his signature healthcare law known as Obamacare.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama is reflected in a mirror as he shakes hands with activists at an …

Oops: GOP Bill Would Strip 1 Million Workers Of Health Coverage

A Republican-led bill designed to “save American workers” would cause 1 million workers to lose their health care coverage and increase the deficit …

Health Care

Dreams and nightmares: What are they?

Dreams are stories and images that our minds create while we sleep. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening, and sometimes …

We often blame fate when we face a hard decision

Life is full of decisions. Some, like what to eat for breakfast, are relatively easy. Others, like whether to move cities for a new job, are quite a …

Couch Potato Today, Wheelchair Tomorrow? Study Links Sitting, Disability

Here's another reason desk jockeys need to get up and move. Researchers are finding that sedentary behaviors like sitting even just an hour extra per day can up your risk for disabilities in later life — even if you are a moderately active gym rat.<p>The study published Wednesday in the Journal of …

5 Myths About Introverts and Extraverts at Work

“Raise your hand if you’re an introvert.”<p>During two different years, I made this request to more than 200 MBA students at Wharton. In 2011, only a …

Is Casual Sex Hazardous to Your Mental Health?

Casual sex gets a bad rep. Although most young people have at least one hookup under their belts, many fear this is detrimental to their …

Never Good Enough

<i>I never seem to be happy with myself, neither mentally nor physically. I can't walk past a mirror without thinking "Why do I have to be so ugly and</i> …

The Belief Inventory

Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, …

3 Pilates Moves for Super Flat Abs

Add these calorie-torching "afterburner" abs moves to your workout<p>Want an extra challenge. . .and an even sleeker stomach? Add these calorie-torching "afterburner" ab moves to your workout. And then check out Brooke Siler's incredible book, <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i>, for even more …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

Should you do more reps or lift heavier weights?<p><b>The question:</b> If I want to build more muscle, should I lift heavier weights or do more reps with lighter weights?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems in Toronto<p><b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see …

What Happens When You Don’t Use Shampoo for 5 Years

She didn't wash her hair for 5 YEARS. See how it turned out!<p>You’ve heard that you don’t have to wash your hair every single day and that suds-ing up too much may even strip the healthy oils from your scalp. But, um: What about not shampooing your hair for almost <i>five years</i>?<p><b>MORE:</b> 7 Ways You’re …

UAE law requires mothers to breastfeed for first two years

The United Arab Emirates has passed a law requiring mothers to breastfeed their children until they are two years old. The clause was added to a children's rights law, but the social affairs minister, Mariam al-Roumi, said it raised the prospect of husbands suing wives who did not breastfeed.<p>"This …

Girls with mental health issues at greater risk of pregnancy: study

At a time when teenage pregnancies worldwide are declining, a new Canadian study has found girls with mental health issues are three times more likely to get pregnant than young women outside the mental health spectrum.<p>Researchers at Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical …

Males and females differ in specific brain structures

Reviewing over 20 years of neuroscience research into sex differences in brain structure, researchers have conducted the first meta-analysis of the …

Suicidal at 4: Young and mentally ill

His mother is direct and matter-of-fact about her son over the phone.<p>Severe anxiety. Depression. Voices and visions in his head. Suicidal at age 4.<p>I, too, have a 4-year-old child. I wonder, is that even possible?<p>Jennifer Cristini is calm and methodical in our first phone conversation. She says it's …

Schizophrenia enters the molecular diagnostics era

With a drop of blood and some laboratory analyses, doctors have been able to tell patients whether they suffer from diabetes or some sort of cancer. …

Male sexual orientation influenced by genes, study shows

A study of gay men in the US has found fresh evidence that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 gay men and found that genes on at least two chromosomes affected whether a man was gay or straight.<p>A region of the X chromosome called Xq28 had some impact on …

Understanding basic biology of bipolar disorder

Instead of only using a standard clinical interview to determine whether individuals met the criteria for a clinical diagnosis of bipolar disorder, …

FitFood: Paleo take on “devils on horseback” a tasty Super Bowl snack

There will be plenty of chicken wings, cheese dips and other fat-laden, carb-loaded snacks on the table during the Big Game this Sunday, so here’s a …

Food

Why Setting an Intention Every Morning Will Change Your Life

Here is a typical morning that I know so many face...<p>Hit the snooze button. Make and proceed to gulp down 1+ coffee/tea. Shower. Check phone while eating breakfast on autopilot. Get dressed. Head out the door amongst the bustling crowds, traffic, etc. or in your home office, where you get down to …