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Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic

For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly derailed efforts to curb U.S. consumption of the …

Prosthetics

10 Times Actors Had Real Sex In Mainstream Movies or On-Screen

With world cinema getting bolder and bolder day by day, actors have to push hard to their limits. Some actors get so much indulged in their roles …

Is This Breathing Practice the Antidote to Stress and Anxiety?

Ask yourself this: When was the last time you spent an hour alone to reflect? When Michelle D’Avella, a breathwork teacher and self-care coach, posed …

Is Organic Food Healthier than Conventional Food? New Science Spills the Beans

Does organic food actually contain more nutrition than conventionally grown monocrops? Recent science is showing that organic food may be worth the …

Nutrition

The Push-Up Home Workout For Big Arms

Sculpting the guns? You might as well aim to get the maximum possible bang for your buck. That means thinking triceps, not biceps – curls are fun and …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Tool Pound Out Classics, Cover Zeppelin at Intense Tour Opener

Band airs new song "Descending" midway through set of fan favorites in San Francisco<p>Given how long Tool fans have been waiting for new music — it's …

4 ways your workout should change after 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you can be as strong as <i>ever</i>. This is the message behind <i>Fitness After 40</i> ($19; amazon.com), a practical guide by orthopedic surgeon and mobility …

Exercise

Working the refs on nutrition science

Have you heard? The GOP is declaring war on science again.<p>In February, a government-appointed nutrition advisory panel said Americans should eat less sugar and red meat. It also suggested that environmental considerations should factor into a healthy diet, which livestock producers understood as an …

Easy Tips To Make Her Horny

The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

When Anne Biklé and David Montgomery fed their failing soil with organic matter, they were astonished by the results. Stimulating the microbes that live beneath the surface led the garden to flourish. Then, when Biklé was diagnosed with cancer, the couple had an idea…<p>Juicy is the best word to …

Farming

Fitness Friday: Relieve elbow pain with these simple steps

Tendons connect muscles to bones, and when you do things like put a death grip on a golf club and hit an entire pyramid of range balls, the muscles around your elbows often become bruised or torn. The acute pain you feel on the inside (golfer’s elbow) or outside (tennis elbow) of the joint “is a …

Pain

7 Ways to Save Money on Organic Food

Many people who want to eat organic food think they can't afford it. They know that organic food costs more than standard grocery store fare, so they assume that an organic diet is out of their price range. That's what I used to think, but a recent experiment showed me that my family can eat a lot …

Personal Finance

85 Percent of What We Worry About Never Happens

Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: "My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened." Now there's a study that proves it. This study looked into how many of our imagined calamities never materialize. In this study, subjects were asked to write down …

Self-help

10 Disturbing Facts Most Americans Are Too Fearful To Face

Sometimes you have to put out information in hopes that those who haven’t heard this will at least absorb a fraction of it. If you haven’t heard this …

How to choose the healthiest foods at the grocery store for the least amount of money

You just have to know what to look for.<p>We turned to two experts — registered and licensed dietitian at Urban Nutrition, Nicole Chase, and nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet," Rania Batayneh— and asked them about the cheapest, high-nutrient foods out there.<p>If you're looking to cut down …

Nutrition

From Meat to Muscle

<b>3. Creating Usable Parts</b><br>From your stomach, the chyme passes into your small intestines. Here, additional enzymes--trypsin and chymotrypsin—act on the amino acid strands to break them into even smaller parts, until only single and double amino acids remain.<p><b>4. Preparing for Delivery</b><br>The amino acids …

Healthy French Toast? OH YEAH

2 cups almond milk<br>1 tsp sea salt<br>1 tsp nutmeg<br>2 tsp cinnamon<br>2 tsp vanilla extract<br>2 cups kefir<br>4 sprouted whole-grain English muffins, halved<br>2 bananas, sliced<br>4 Tbsp shredded coconut<br>8 tsp maple syrup<p><b>1.</b> Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, whisk together almond milk, sea salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla …

Is Your Metabolism Working Against You? 6 Simple Ways to Boost It

Throughout my years counseling clients I’ve seen many achieve fantastic weight loss results, including those who had not had success with other …

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

1. <b>Sprouts</b><p>Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don't need a whole lot of space either; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

The 20 Most Weight Loss Friendly Foods on the Planet

Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body.<p>They can have vastly different effects on hunger, hormones and how many calories …

Nutrition

6 Healthy and Flavorful Spring Slow Cooker Recipes

With its frigid temperatures and dismal weather conditions, winter is the perfect time to indulge in comfort foods and hearty dishes. Spring, on the …

Slow Cookers

Exercise Can't Save Us: Our Sugar Intake Is The Real Culprit, Say Experts

In a fascinating and scorching editorial in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, three authors argue that the myth that exercise is the key to weight loss – and to health – is erroneous and pervasive, and that it must end. The evidence that diet matters more than exercise is now overwhelming, …

Diabetes
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A Practical Guide To Start Meditating Every Day

When we think of changing or taking on a new challenge, we think about preparing our bodies and making external physical changes. But a very powerful …

11 Questions You Might Secretly Have About Anxiety

Are you worried that you worry too much?<p>Many of us know what it feels like to feel anxiety. But how much anxiety is too much? What's normal? What's healthy? What's something to actually, you know, worry about?<p>BuzzFeed Life spoke to John M. Hettema, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at …

Mental Health