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The truth about fasting: Does the 72-hour water fast really work? We tried it and the results were surprising

W hat it would be like if you had no food for three days? No coffee, no juice, no supplements. Just plain old water. Well, let me tell you...<p>First of …

Wellness

How to naturally lose weight fast

While there are endless diets, supplements, and meal replacement plans claiming to ensure rapid weight loss, most lack any scientific evidence. There …

Nutrition

11 lessons learned from 4 years of intermittent fasting: The good and bad

<i>“It’s a scientific fact that you need to eat breakfast every morning to lose weight.”</i><p><i>“You shouldn’t skip meals, it’s not healthy. You have to eat six</i> …

Holistic Medicine

4 Useless Negative Emotions That You Should Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy and Successful

Not giving in to these feelings can make all the difference.<p>Sometimes the emotions and bad mental habits that you set aside have more to do with your success than the things you do. At least, that's how it was for my stepfather, one of the great role models of my life.<p>William Allen Brobston passed …

Happiness

9 subtle signs that you're lonely — even if it doesn't feel like it

Loneliness is proven to have a detrimental effect on your body and wellbeing. It can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, reduced immunity, and depression — loneliness was even declared a public health issue.<p>In order to keep yourself as healthy as possible, maintaining relationships …

12 Research-Backed Practices for Enjoying Life Regardless of How Much You're Stressed at Work

Trust the science. You can stay unruffled despite all the hassles.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research shows most of us are feeling more overwhelmed and stressed out than ever before. Stress affects us not only psychologically but also physically. Feeling …

Wellness

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Why Weight Loss Routines Stop Working in Your 40s — and 8 Fixes That’ll Help

Most women aren't aware of the real changes that come after 40.<p>It sneaks up on you. You feel like your normal self and then, one day, you notice that …

Women's Health

10 Anti-Aging Foods to Support Your 40s-and-Beyond Body

Beautiful, glowing skin starts with how we eat, but these anti-aging foods can also help with more than that.<p>When we pack our diet with vibrant foods …

Do These 3 Things to Speed Up Your Metabolism (Not These 3)

Experts love to talk about effective ways to increase our metabolism in order to burn more calories and lose weight. But have you been getting the wrong advice? This comparison photo from fitness and lifestyle coach Marci Nevin illustrates three things you absolutely can do to speed up your …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

14 Reasons You're Always Tired

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can …

9 silent signs you're not taking good care of yourself

Even if you're determined to live a healthy life, your body can suffer. Doctors share the silent clues that your body needs more — and what to do about it.<p>The demands of parenting can drive down desire; so can decades of marriage, for some couples. While your libido will ebb and flow, if you never …

15 habits of extremely boring people

We'll start with the good news: Absolutely everyone has the capacity to be interesting.<p>And now for the bad news: At some point, you will wind up in that awkward situation where you and your conversation partner run out of things to say to each other. Let's make sure that particular scenario happens …

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give …

Self-help

10 amazing foods to help you get younger-looking skin - from coconut oil to turmeric

You are what you eat, so snack your way to more youthful, healthier skin with this guide…<p>1. Celery - To prevent dry skin<p>It’s a classic diet food, but …

Skin Care

9 subtle signs you might have cancer

Cancer can occur anywhere in the body and cause "almost any" symptom, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Sometimes these symptoms are impossible to ignore. But sometimes they're vague and all too easy to brush aside or miss completely.<p>But noticing cancer symptoms is important, since …

A mental health expert explains how she overcomes the tricks her mind plays on her when she's feeling anxious

If you're anxiety-prone like I am, you'll have some specific anxiety-driven thinking patterns that hold you back and cause you unnecessary distress.<p>There are lots of generic lists of the thinking errors that people with anxiety and/or depression make. While it's good to start with these, you can …

Do you feel tired at office? You should do these to activate your mind and brain - IBTimes India

To keep yourself perky during the day, you should try any of these science-based remedies.<p>Are you struggling to stay awake at work even after a good …

The 6 Best Brain Foods to Eat as You Age

A growing body of research shows that certain foods may help maintain mental sharpness.<p>Food has a powerful effect on our brains, especially as we age. “However, we sometimes think the brain is a separate system from the rest of our body,” says Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs …

Nutrition

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

Harvard

A couples therapist says 'the one' doesn't exist — and convincing ourselves otherwise leads to trouble

If you want to understand the science of relationships, you need to start with the phrase "cognitive dissonance."<p>It's psychologists' term for that uncomfortable feeling you get when your behavior doesn't match up with your beliefs. Usually when this happens, you take steps to realign them. For …

6 of the biggest misconceptions about happiness, according to science

Scientists tend to view it another way, namely, as an ongoing state of being that ebbs and flows — but can be controlled based on how people live their lives.<p>Some of the biggest findings about the science of happiness contradict many people's understandings of how to find joy.<p>Here are just a …

Is Your Office Job Killing You?

Office jobs may be the silent killer of millions of Americans. What can we do about it?<p>When you think about health crises in America, things like obesity, heart disease, and drug abuse come to mind, but what if your 9-to-5 job is the biggest threat you face?<p>When you study today's business …

Mental Health

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

There’s mounting evidence that some of the best things you can do for your brain are also some of the best for your body.<p>A new scientific advisory …

1 easy way to prevent memory loss - TODAY.com

Memory loss can be a frustrating and frightening issue as we age. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to stop cognitive decline and clear the fog.<p>One key tip: Stay socially active and mentally stimulated as you get older.<p>“This is kind of important,” said NBC News medical contributor Dr. …

Memory Loss

A personal trainer who eats only 2 meals a day reveals why he won't touch a protein shake

As summer kicks off, many people will be well into a healthy regime, whether that's following a new diet or a fitness plan.<p>With the rise in popularity of gruelling, high-intensity workouts, protein shakes have become a post-workout go-to for many. We're constantly promised they'll repair destroyed …

Nutrition

How to lose weight: Make these 7 simple swaps - TODAY.com

It’s a fair statement to say that at any one time, a large percentage of us are trying to lose weight. As a registered dietitian, I see this in my own practice — at least 50 percent or more of the individuals who come in to see me are doing so with the hopes of dropping at least 20 pounds.<p>It’s not …

Nutrition

If You Have Back Pain, This Is The Squat For You

Don't worry, your muscles will still see all the benefits.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Split squat</b>: This move puts all the focus on your upper legs and booty without the strain …

Both DNA and upbringing can determine whether a child will grow up to be a psychopath — here's how

Psychopaths are thought to make up about 1% of the population, and an even higher percentage of people have psychopathic, narcissistic, and sociopathic traits, such as an inflated sense of self or a lack of emotion.<p>Whether psychopaths are born or made over time, though, is a grey area.<p>Some …