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3 juice recipes that pack a punch

Burn fat: The cinnamon beet<p>This unique drink packs a one-two punch. Beets contain a diuretic compound that helps flush fat from the body, while …

Fit Fix: Gluten-Free Foods Are Taking Over the World

<b>But are they really healthy?</b><p>According to the Mayo Clinic, about 1.8 million Americans have the autoimmune disorder celiac disease (aka gluten …

10 Great Ways Mindfulness Turns Fear Into an Ally

At first glance you might not put mindfulness and fear together or think that one can counterbalance the other. But while mindfulness invites us to be present with fear rather than run from it, it also frees us from being stuck in fearful thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness allows fear to be, just …

Mindfulness

How to Love an Empath

<i>I've battled my bleeding heart my entire life.</i><p><i>"Mommy, what's wrong?"</i> My back was turned. <i>"How does she know I'm upset?"</i> I thought, even though I knew the answer. She sensed my sadness. She always does.<p>I don't lie to my children. When I'm sad, happy, angry or frustrated, I show it. I tell them the …

Time I

The ABCs of Stress Reduction

Stress. We see it in others. It can affect our appetite. We talk about it. Heck, we even smell it. But for all these physical symptoms, stress is still lumped into the category of the psychological instead of the physical. Combating something internal, something you think you can't see or touch, …

New York City

One Mother Challenges the Stages of Grief and Concept of 'Moving On'

Like most of us, I have always been taught that there are stages of grief, stages that provide an orderly process that one will follow as one embarks upon their journey of grief after the loss of a loved one. I have also been taught that people die and we must learn to "move on" after their …

Grieving

Keeping on Track: Being 'Mission-Minded'

Now that we are just over a month into the new year, let's all take a moment to reflect on the progress of our "New Year's resolutions," or -- as I like to call them -- our "2014 Missions."<p>Are you still training for that first marathon? Have you taken those first steps towards becoming an …

Winter Olympics

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Relapse: Not a Choice But a Consequence

I recently read an article that said Philip Seymour Hoffman made a "choice" by relapsing on heroin -- the fateful choice that lead to his death and reportedly ending up on his bathroom floor with a needle in his arm. The article also went on to say that since he passed away, the treatment and …

Drug Addiction

This Is Your Life, Are You Who You Want to Be?

Since losing my husband in the war in Afghanistan when I was just 25, I have learned so much in my short 28 years of life. Fighting my way through the challenges and hardship has caused my thought process to completely change. I am in a constant state of remembrance of the brevity of life. We only …

Motivation

Should I Do Cardio or Strength First in My Workout?

<b>The answer:</b> Strength training. "Either order is technically fine, but if you do strength training first, your workout will be much more effective overall," Burke explains.<p>Why? It all comes down to the science of how your body uses energy. When you exercise, your body first uses anaerobic energy, …

How To Do The Perfect Deadlift

<i>By Nicole McDermott</i><p>Considered by many to be one of the body's most primal movements, deadlifting has been around ever since we hauled dinner back to the cave. At first glance, it doesn't look like a super-complicated move, but deadlifts use nearly every muscle group in the body. It's a hip-dominant …

Why You Should Never Peel An Apple

Part of what makes an apple the ultimate healthy snack is the ease with which you can wolf one down. The only thing between you and digging in is basically a careful wash.<p>But a picky eater or two have certainly been known to require a little more fussing before the first bite of an apple, namely …

7 Ways to Love Yourself

How committed are you to your own happiness? If you were dating yourself, would you be blissful or ready to break out of the relationship? Self-love is an active process of becoming aware of who you are and appreciating all aspects of what makes you unique. It is a practice of self-care and …

Happiness

Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies

10 Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies<p>Power up and slim down with these simple smoothie mix-ins<p>Smoothies are great, that's no secret. But when they pack protein, they're nothing short of magical. Why? Protein does it all: it keeps cravings at bay, boosts energy, revs your metabolism, …

Scientists query health risk of food package chemicals

<b>Scientists say "far too little" is known about the health risks of chemicals used in food packaging, and some could cause cancer.</b><p>Research is needed to understand the effect on the human body and embryonic development of at least 4,000 chemicals used in packaging, they said.<p>Links between packaging …

Australian Universities

17 Brief Thoughts About Marcus Smart and Fans

1. So, this happened:<p>2. Marcus Smart was in the wrong. No doubt about it. You can’t shove a fan who calls you a name. You just can’t. He got a three-game suspension and that sounds about right.<p>3. The fan was also in the wrong. No doubt about it. His name is Jeff Orr, and he has hollered at Texas …