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5 reasons you're tired of working out

Some guys can spend hours in the gym. You know the feeling: It doesn't matter what the weather's like, or how you're feeling, or even what you do …

National Parks

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

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The Real Meaning of Putin's Press Conference

The Russian leader tries to claim the role of senior partner in his relationship with the U.S.<p>You have to feel bad for the Moldovan president. The newly elected Igor Dodon had traveled to Moscow to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin for the first Russian-Moldovan bilateral meeting in nine years. …

Russia

10 Scientifically Proven Ways Exercise Is Good for Your Brain

<b>Anyone that has even a cursory interest in exercise science, including weekend warriors who want little more than beach abs, knows that the nervous</b> …

Here's What Medicare Part A Costs and Covers in 2017

If you're nearing retirement age or you're retired and simply haven't used your Medicare benefits yet, you may be confused about the different "parts" of Medicare and what each one covers. Medicare Part A is also known as Hospital Insurance, which obviously covers hospital stays but also includes …

A Cleveland Clinic doctor spread anti-vaccine views. He's not alone among MDs.

The medical community needs to figure out how to deal with its anti-vaccine faction.<p>Over the weekend, a Cleveland Clinic doctor’s anti-vaccine blog post sparked a social media furor, prompting the prestigious medical center to issue a statement reaffirming its trust in vaccines.<p>In an op-ed on …

Public Health

Nine Easy Ways to Gain Control of Your Health in Your Forties

<i>What lifestyle changes should you make to stay healthy through your 40s? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic</b> …

Elasticity

Thanks, Liberals! You Applauded Obama’s Imperial Presidency, and Now We’ve Got Trump Rex

If Trump makes good on his promise to ‘bomb the shit out’ of ISIS without even token approval from Congress, we’ll know where he got the idea.<p>On Jan. …

If you care about cost control, don’t mess with Medicare

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is proposing a big change to Medicare as part of the broad-ranging Better Way plan. Under the current Medicare …

Health Care

Warren letter to Trump education pick highlights 'lack of experience'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a scathing 16-page letter addressed to Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a preview Monday of the questioning that Democrats plan to engage in during cabinet confirmation hearings that are set to begin this week.<p>Warren slams US …

Donald Trump

Want more cash in 2017? Try this holistic “money cleanse”

If there’s one thing that will instantly kill your New Year’s buzz, it’s looking at your credit card bills from the holiday season. (Maybe splurging …

The amount of money Britain spends on the EU is actually really small

LONDON — The government is sending out one of the most interesting mass-mail letters of the year: The annual breakdown of how much tax you paid, and what the government spent it on.<p>Everyone in the UK who pays tax receives a personalised copy, so that you can see how much the government took from …

United Kingdom

How Much Good Does Not Drinking for a Month Actually Do?

January seems like the perfect month to lay off the booze for a bit, but why would you? Why?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Netherlands</i><p>The realisation that you've spent a year making a toxic wasteland of your body came on January 2nd, when you stumbled out of some house party coughing up …

Alcohol

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Cleveland Clinic Doctor Fuels Vaccine Debate — Again

The Cleveland Clinic went into damage control mode Monday after the director of its Wellness Institute questioned the safety of vaccines in a blog post that blew up on social media.<p>Dr. Daniel Neides questioned whether preservatives in childhood vaccines are safe for infants—despite decades of …

Public Health

12 Powerful Gratitude Practices That Bring Joy

<b>“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~A. A. Milne</b><p>Gratitude didn’t come …

What Is True Happiness?

For more than three decades, scholar and contemplative B. Alan Wallace has considered the perennial question <i>What is happiness?</i> from the dual …

Are You Solving the Right Problems?

How good is your company at problem solving? Probably quite good, if your managers are like those at the companies I’ve studied. What they struggle with, it turns out, is not solving problems but figuring out what the problems are. In surveys of 106 C-suite executives who represented 91 private and …

Management

Why You Don’t Have to Exercise Every Day

Exercise is one of the best ways to avoid chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer, as well as an early death. But it can be tough to squeeze into a …

Exercise

US intel report: Risk of conflicts between nations will increase over the next 5 years to levels not seen since the Cold War

The risk of conflicts between and within nations will increase over the next five years to levels not seen since the Cold War as global growth slows, the post-World War Two order erodes and anti-globalization fuels nationalism, said a U.S. intelligence report released on Monday.<p>"These trends will …

Geopolitics

The days of the European Union are already over

<b>No Commitment to Union</b><p>Between Italy's banking crisis and Germany's lagging export growth, Europe's problems look mostly economic to some observers. Friedman disagrees. Speaking in a recent Mauldin Economics video about his 2017 forecast, he said the continent's greatest challenges are political.<p>The …

Europe

Bob Dylan songs that changed the course of history (an incomplete list)

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Bruce Springsteen inducted Bob Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said: "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body. He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual."<p>Dylan's influence on music cannot be overstated: …

Black History

3 Ways Gratitude Can Boost Your Satisfaction

Source/Credit: oprah.com<p><i>Are you searching to reach the next phase in life -- a new job, a new house, a life partner, starting a family? Certainly, we all have that list of things we hope to get or have. As life passes by, the road we are on, however, will not look exactly like a friend's path or a</i> …

Happiness

11 Happy Skills Everyone Should Learn Before They Turn 50

1. How to count to 10.<p>Anger isn't your friend. In fact, learning to control it could add years to your life. A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health in 2014 found that angry, argumentative people lived shorter lives. Besides, nobody really likes that guy who screams at …

Happiness

11 TED Talks that will teach you how be happier

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>Thankfully, several TED speakers have researched how humans can achieve ultimate happiness and shared their findings with us.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and some are surprisingly simple, but regardless, each of these talks will bring …

TED Talks

8 Things Science Says We Can Do To Become A Little Happier

Happiness can be fleeting under the best of circumstances. Even people who are basically happy have periods when they’re not, and for those who are prone to depression, it’s always a struggle. The core issue with depression (or one of them) is that it hijacks your urge to <i>want</i> to fix things, which …

Depression

6 Tips for Exercising When You Don't Have Time

The biggest complaint I hear as a weight-loss coach is, "I don't have enough time."<p>Trust me -- I get it! As a full-time working mom with four small children, I'm plagued with not enough hours in the day. So here are six simple tips to keep you consistently working out.<p><b>1. Schedule it.</b><p>Busy people …

Weight Loss

How to start running if you've never been a runner

Stick with it and those runs will start to get easier.<p>It's time to forget the past. You may have bad memories of how hard it was the last time you …

Marathons