Alan Lichter

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How to Stay Fit With a 24/7 Work Week

(Photo by Haber Photography)<p>One of the hardest things to balance when you're striving for success in the workplace is fitting in time to work out. In fact, when the work begins to pile up, fitness is usually the first to go. It's much easier to focus our attention on work during the day and …

How Big Is The Universe? Fun New Video Gives Easy-To-Understand Explanation

The universe is really, really big. How big? Well, if you sent a text message to the nearest galaxy, Andromeda, it would take 2.5 million years to get there. Mind. Blown.<p>And that's just one of many mind-boggling facts in a new Vimeo video from Beakus, an animation studio on a mission to explain …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

Consciousness

From Intent.com: Why Wait

So the month of December is officially the month of “Why Wait” here at Intent.<p>In our newsletter last week, we wrote that there is nothing special …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

10 Things To Stop Doing Today to Be Happier, Backed by Science

I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, …

11 Little Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

<i>Focus on what you don’t have and you will never have enough. Be thankful for what you do have and you will end up having even more.</i><p>It’s a vague …

Complaints about doctors 'double in five years'

<b>The number of complaints against doctors in the UK has doubled in the past five years, figures show.</b><p>The data from the General Medical Council showed there were more than 8,100 complaints in 2012, compared with just under 4,000 in 2007.<p>About a third of complaints led to a full investigation by the …

How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

Photo: Pond5<p>The word meditation can immediately conjure images of Buddhist monks in saffron robes or new-age beatniks in clouds of incense — which …

Table of Iatrogenic Deaths in the United States

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Connecting to Our Inner Source of Power & Strength. ~ Abby Wynne

We are spiritual essence in a physical body.<p>Words do not do it justice when explaining what this spiritual essence is made of—the closest word that …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Internet of Things

TV Drug Ad Claims Are Often Misleading, Study Finds

Those drug ads you see on primetime TV might not be giving you an accurate picture of the medications' benefits and downsides, according to a new study.<p>Researchers examined 168 TV commercials for pharmaceuticals that aired at 6:30 p.m. ET on ABC, CBS and NBC between 2008 and 2010, and found that …

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Might Reverse Cell Aging, Study Suggests

Eat whole foods. Exercise. Meditate. Rely on supportive family and friends. All of these things have been linked, whether independently or together, with better health. And now, a new study shows it's never too late to start reaping the benefits of changing to healthy lifestyle -- and that those …

Ask A Scientist: Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

<i>By YouBeauty editors</i><p><b>The Scientist:</b> John Indalecio, a hand therapist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York<p><b>The Answer:</b> There is no compelling scientific evidence that cracking your knuckles causes arthritis. But a long-standing habit could affect joint function down the road. Here’s what’s …

Wisdom From the Dalai Lama: 'Keep Working on It'

No, I did not go to Tibet.<p>That's the first question that people ask when I tell them that I got to see the Dalai Lama recently. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in the U.S. for several appearances, including a couple of days in Madison, Wisconsin, where I got to see him.<p>The second question is …

Sleep 'boosts brain cell numbers'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.</b><p>Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material known as myelin which protects our brain's circuitry.<p>The findings, so far in mice, could lead to insights …

How Much Will Your Next Hospital Visit Cost? [Infographic]

Depends on where you are. Like, a lot.<p>It's no secret healthcare procedures often cost way more in the U.S. than they do in other countries. Healthcare costs also vary incredibly across different regions within the U.S. How much?<p>Well, according to this interactive infographic of hospital pricing …

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Why weight gain in middle age is not inevitable

<b>It makes men and women despair. A bulging waistline and a protruding belly are often the first signs that middle age has taken over.</b><p>Somehow, that flabby spare tyre around the middle is almost guaranteed to form in our 40s, stretching our clothes to previously unknown limits and sending us scurrying …

The Scary Truth About Cancer Diagnoses

Cancer researchers say the disease is being over-diagnosed and that patients are being subjected to unnecessary treatment<p>Few words trigger as much fear and anxiety as "cancer." But if a group of medical researchers have their way, your odds of receiving a big C diagnosis from your doctor are set to …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

Eating Well: The Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat these ultimate workout foods for a better workout and better results<p>Whole Grain Bagels<p>Bagels are one of the best foods to eat before a workout. Never mind Dr. Atkins—carbs deliver a steady flow of energy over time rather than one big burst. "Not the simple ones, because they wind you up and …

This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

Choices

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>What do you stand for? Who do you choose to be? Why are you here? I understand that it can be very difficult today to answer these questions given all the different voices around. There are parents, …

7 One-Minute Weight-Loss Ideas

You know how that $4 latte that you get every morning doesn't seem <i>that</i> extravagant at the time—but when you add up how many $4 lattes you've had over the course of a month, you realize that you've had $100 worth of caffeine? The same thing can happen when you want to lose weight—well, in the good, …

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