Brian A Jackson

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11 Exercises Top Trainers Do Every Time They Work Out

Trainers spend hours every day helping other people work toward their fitness goals. And while it's cool to learn what they typically recommend for …

The 14 biggest announcements from Amazon’s surprise hardware event

Today Amazon held a hardware event that was loaded with new product announcements. We got new Echo speakers, a new Echo Show, and even a microwave.<p>In many ways, the sprawling event was a showcase of how far Alexa has come in the four years since Amazon’s voice assistant was first introduced in …

11 Air-Purifying Plants for a Healthy Home

According to NASA’s Clean Air Study, these air-purifying plants—all of them very common and easy to find—are great at getting rid of the dangerous, …

Air Purifiers

How to Find Good Private Channels on Roku

One benefit of the streaming player Roku is that it allows users to create their own private channels, sort of like how people can make playlists on …

Free-to-air

How Drinking Baking Soda Could Ease Sore Muscles (Yes, You Read That Right)

If you pop ibuprofen for post-workout soreness several times a week, there may be a better way to soothe your aches and pains. New research from …

Muscle

The Easy Meal Prep Plan That Lets Me Cook Once and Eat All Week — Power Hour Meal Prep

Do you want to know the best feeling in the world? Gazing into a fridge of prepped food on Sunday night, knowing you are all set for lunches and even …

Breakfast

10 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure Without Medication

If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down.<p>Lifestyle plays an …

High Blood Pressure

Heavy-Duty Viking Bench

A brawny companion to our Viking table.<p>This heavy-duty Viking bench looks right at home with the massive built-to-last Viking long table. And rightly …

Woodworking

10 habits of people who lose weight and keep it off

Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three …

Weight Loss

10 products people swear by to fade acne scars and dark marks

We've all been there: Your breakout has finally vanished, but a dark mark or acne scar has been left in its place. It might seem like there's no fix to this annoying problem, but thankfully there are plenty of products on the market that will help fade these blemishes into oblivion.<p>So, if you're …

Skin Care

29 Foods the World’s Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Want to keep running until you’re 90? These longevity-boosting foods can help.<p>1 of 29<p>Almonds<p>Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, these nuts are made for more than snacking. Use slivered almonds as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, add them to muffin recipes, or use almond flour in place of …

Air-Purifying Plants So Good, Nasa Used Them in the Space Station

Plus, they’ll make your home feel like a tropical paradise.<p>You have to admit, there is something sweet and crisp in the air of a home that’s filled …

15 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes For People Who Hate Salad

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Lemon Lime Cucumber Water

<i>Quench your thirst with this lemon lime cucumber water! It’s healthy, sugar-fee and tastes better than pure water. Also perfect for detox & weight</i> …

Recipes

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

The Brain

5 Foods to Eat for Better Sex — and 3 You Should Really Avoid

Out of 17 million users in six countries, these are the foods people eat before and after sex. But are there better options?<p>Lifesum, a popular health …

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War on Solar Power

After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more …

How Control Is Killing Your Relationship

Don't let control take over your internal steering wheel. If you are worried that your own anger, frustration, or desperation for something to change in your relationship is manifesting itself as control, do something about it now. Reach out, seek help, and find a REAL solution for the issues at …

eBooks

How to Make a One-Night Stand a Little Less Awkward

What Emily Post would do if she didn’t want her hookup to spend the night.<p>Your ideal casual-sex scenario probably goes a little something like this: you and a seriously hot stranger or friend with benefits rip each other’s clothes off, bang out a couple orgasms each, then part with good feelings …

Relationships

You've Been Throwing Out the Healthiest Part of Avocados This Entire Time

You'll never see the fruit the same way again.<p>Besides being creamy and delicious, avocados are often hailed as a superfood for their healthy fats. Experts are now saying, though, that the most nutritious part of the fruit might just be in your trashcan.<p>Whether you're preparing an avocado salad or …

The Simple Cure to Fatigue and Burnout

Returning home emotionally exhausted at the end of the day is a common phenomenon in modern life. I'm not referring to the rare medical condition called chronic fatigue syndrome, but rather to the exhaustion many people feel at day's end caused by a hard day at work.<p>Returning home emotionally …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The skinny on how teeth whitening works and which treatments are bogus

Millions of people will dive into the anxifying world of self-improvement—through diet, exercise and whatnot. One thing that's sure to be flying off drug store shelves: teeth whitening treatments.<p>Bleaching and scrubbing our pearly whites (so they become pearlier and whiter), has become an $11 …

The first 15 apps you should download for your new iPhone

1/<p>Google Photos is the best app for managing and backing up your camera roll.<p>iTunes<p>Google Photos is an overall better solution to Apple's built-in …

Apps

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

"A person's ability to savor experiences predicts their degree of happiness."<p>Whenever someone tells me that money can’t buy happiness, I am often …

14 Crazy New Sex Toys You Probably Haven’t Tried—But You Really Should

Did someone say "crazy sex toys"? Yes. Yes, they did.<p>You’ve got a lot of options when you’re looking to buy a sex toy. How many spots do you want to target? One? Two? <i>Three</i>? Do you want it to be something you hide away in the bottom drawer of your night stand, can easily toss in your carry on bag, …

Shades of Grey

5 Ways to Lose Weight Without Trying

Enough of the guilt and yo-yo dieting. It's time for you to love yourself, and cut yourself a little slack. It's time for you to slow down and start enjoying food again.<p>All too often I talk to women who have had some success with diets, cleanses and detoxes. Yet inevitably, they all fell off the …

Weight Loss

Eyewitness Accounts From Recent Defectors From Islamic State: Why they Joined, What they Saw, Why they Quit

by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D.<p>The Islamic State (IS) is the most powerful, ruthless, horrific and well-funded terrorist group in recent history. Not only has ISIS managed to take and control a significant swathe of territory, it has become a de-facto state. Since their 2014 …

Terrorism

Security chiefs block release of report on 1983 Soviet nuclear scare

US has released several documents relating to Able Archer crisis but Cabinet Office has released just the title page of joint intelligence committee report<p>Security chiefs are trying to block the release of documents that would shed fresh light on how Britain and the US came close to provoking a …