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A Guide To Mosquito Repellents, From DEET To ... Gin And Tonic?

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story was originally published in 2016 and has been updated.</i><p>People do the darnedest things in hopes of avoiding mosquito bites. They burn cow dung, coconut shells or coffee. They drink gin and tonic. They eat bananas. They spray themselves with mouthwash or slather themselves in …

Mosquitoes

Make your own probiotic yogurt and save money | Dr. William Davis

Probiotics are essential in your Wheat Belly lifestyle, especially in the initial weeks and months of engaging in the program (longer if you have …

Yogurt

Making L. reuteri yogurt

Here is a summary on the <i>Lactobacillus reuteri</i> yogurt that I have been talking about over several blog posts, all put together for ease.<p>I’ve been …

Oxytocin and L. reuteri: Turning the clock back 10 or 20 years

I’ve been talking an awful lot about our <i>Lactobacillus reuteri</i> yogurt lately. If you are just joining the discussion, see this last post for a …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

• <b>Showing curiosity in someone is the fastest way to establish a connection with them while conversing.</b>• <b><br>To skip past the small talk and have a meaningful interaction, asking pointed, unique questions.</b>• <b><br>"What excites you right now?" and "What's the most important thing I should know about you?" are two</b> …

Small Business

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

Diet & Fitness<p>These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive …

Workouts

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

No fancy equipment required.<p>Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of …

Exercise

The Best Albums Of 2017 – The Uncut Top 50

Our albums of the year revealed!<p><b>50<br>THE XX</b> <i><br>I See You</i> <br>YOUNG TURKS<br>The XX might have patented a shy, minimalist take on dance music that became a …

Eliminate Stress Using the 'Tapping' Technique

Everyone gets stressed, be it from their job, their partner, or even just reading the news. For me, my typical solution to a stressful situation is …

Cancer: pilot's revolutionary survival 'secret' takes wings

Posted in Cancer<p><b>By Marika Sboros</b><p>Air France captain Jean-Jacques Trochon<p>Can you eat to starve cancer? What about not eating – in other words, fasting? …

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

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How drug use changes the brain — and makes relapse all too common

A dance with the devil. That’s how 33-year-old Elizabeth Mooney describes her struggle with drug addiction, recalling the “little voice” that repeatedly overpowered her mind after she had been in recovery, once for as long as three years. She knows the consequences of using again, yet she’s …

How a Bike With Infinite Gears Changed The Way I Commute

For the past three months, I’ve been riding the Priority Bicycles Continuum, a commuter bike outfitted with a handful of low-maintenance components …

8 ways you can be a kinder human in 2017

For many of us, 2017 is going to be rough. Getting through it will require peak kindness.<p>If you're looking to treat others better in 2017 (uh, we …

Service Industry

The best games for your new iPhone, iPad, or Android phone

I won’t pretend to know what holidays mean for you, but for most, there’s a singularly shared experience: long flights and being far away from your PlayStation or Xbox. If you aren’t already an active mobile gamer, even at this point, you’re missing out on quite a bit of both simple and even deeply …

Blood sugar Managements

We know that eating tasty (aka: high-sugar, high-fat) foods in response to stress can activate the reward system in the READ MORE<p>If you’re interested …

The Advanced Pilates Workout That Takes Classic Moves to the Next Level

Want to change up your fitness routine? Look no further.<p>Practicing Pilates has benefits beyond flexibility (see: 7 Things You Didn't Know About …

7 YouTube Workouts You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Some mornings you just can’t drag yourself out of bed when that 7am workout alarm goes off. Maybe you were out later than planned on a fun first date, lost track of time following bloggers on Snapchat or spent the night researching how to land your dream job. Whatever the reason for feeling like a …

Exercise

A new paradigm of insulin resistance

Our current paradigm of insulin resistance is that of a lock and key, and it’s simply wrong.<p>Insulin is a hormone that acts upon a hormonal receptor …

‘It was like being buried alive’: battle to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome

Is it physical or mental – or a combination of the two? And why are treatments for CFS hotly disputed? In an extract from her book Cure, Jo Marchant tells the story of Samantha Miller, one sufferer of the controversial condition<p>‘It was like being buried alive,” Samantha Miller says …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This Breathing Trick Will Put You to Sleep in Seconds

Yes—sweet, sweet slumber can be yours.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep—we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing technique was …

This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss

Dragging ass lately? Blast through this five-minute pump-you-up plan before you hit the shower.<p>Two in-laws. 54 deadlines. 245 parties. Convinced there's zero percent chance you'll be able to stay sculpted...and sane? We've got the mood-lifting, fat-torching routine you need this time of year.<p>"You …

Workouts

Best Apps for Pain Management

Chronic pain is an enormous personal burden, but a slew of new smartphone apps aim to make life a little easier for those affected.<p>Pain-tracking apps …

Vietnam, heroin and the lesson of disrupting any addiction

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the U.S. military launched Operation Golden Flow nearly 45 years ago, no one could have anticipated the impact it would have on the study of addiction, behavior and your brain.<p>It was 1971 and U.S. Reps. Robert Steele and Morgan Murphy had just returned from an official visit to Vietnam …

11 Great Family Board Games To Get The Kids (And You) Off Of The iPad

We all pretend to love board games but when it comes to sitting down and playing them most of us are remiss. The solution? Pick up any of these fun games for the family and see eyes light up, spirits rise, and iPads get shunted to the side. While we can’t promise there won’t be fights, you will be …

Autism's Microbiome

Researchers believe that gut bacteria may be to blame for some of the condition’s physical and emotional symptoms.<p>Around the time that Sam was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he began to throw hour-long crying fits. When he wasn’t plagued by lengthy spells of constipation, the Michigan toddler …

Enable This Setting to Make Windows 10 Boot Up Faster

Windows 10 came with no shortage of performance improvements, but one of the neatest is its fast boot times. If your machine is taking too long to …

From Friends to The Crown: the 50 best TV shows on Netflix UK