Cris O'Brien

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Coconut Oil Can Miraculously Fix All Your Teeth Problems, And Save You A Ton Of Money Too

Everyone has encountered coconut oil in all its wonder in some capacity by now. I mean, it's essentially considered the elixir of life nowadays (it's …

How Gut Bacteria Affects Basically Every Aspect of Your Health

You want to hear about a messed-up study? Of course you do.<p>Here’s how scientists measure the will to live: Separate a young rat from his mother, …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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Your vitamins are lying to you: Why Big Herba is out of control

We often hear about the evils of Big Pharma, but it’s not the only medicine industry putting your health at risk<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>December 11, 2014 7:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If you’re reading this, I bet you have a favorite herbal remedy. Mine is peppermint oil for …

Why the Smartest Business Leaders Raise Prices Instead of Lowering Them

Think higher prices will send your customers to less expensive competitors? Not necessarily.<p>Raising prices is one of the best things you can do if you want to build a successful business. This counterintuitive bit of advice comes from Chris Luo, VP of marketing at FiveStars, a loyalty program …

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Could better soil management reverse global warming?

Last week I attended the 3rd Annual Climate Adaptation for Farmers conference, hosted by Abundance North Carolina. The main focus, as the conference …

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Air pollution messes with our DNA

Researchers discover small but significant changes in the genetic makeup of study participants.<p>Could exposure to air pollution change your genetic …

6 "Unhealthy" Foods That Help With Weight Loss

No one will ever forget when Justin Bieber egged his neighbor’s house and caused $20,000 worth of damage. It’s no surprise, really. After someone (or …

Healthy Crock Pot Recipes and Slow Cooker Recipes

For folks on low-glycemic diet plans, vegetarians, or anyone who would like to eat healthier, there are a variety of different vegetarian and other …

About Your Boss' Lack Of Emotional Intelligence...

My recent post, Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence, really struck a nerve here on Forbes. Many of the messages I received came from people who had experienced first hand what our data set shows—emotional intelligence diminishes as you move up the corporate ladder.<p>We analyzed the score …

A 5,000-Mile Journey to the Last Frontier

North to Alaska, The Second Leg: Dawson City, Yukon Territory, to Homer, Alaska Alaska, here we come! After 10 days on the road (from Mile 0 of the …

Faking Murders And Stealing Bitcoin: Why The Silk Road Is The Strangest Crime Story Of The Decade

To his family, he was former Eagle Scout Ross Ulbricht. To his housemates, he was “Joshua Terrey.” To the U.S. government, he’s “The Dread Pirate Roberts” – the criminal mastermind who created and operated the billion dollar black market website Silk Road. His trial began on January 13.<p>The …

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How Organic 'Micro-Farms' Are Changing Our Food Supply

Bigger isn’t always better, and the techniques of Big Ag have taken the romance out of farming for many who grow our food. Not to say that farming …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

High blood pressure? Go Nordic: Eating like a Viking can reduce the damaging effects of being overweight - and stave off type 2 diabetes

A Nordic diet, full of fish, vegetables, berries and rapeseed oil can reduce the damaging effects of being overweight, a study found.<p>Nordic …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Is This the Most Dangerous Food For Men?

There may be a hidden dark side to soy, one that has the power to undermine everything it means to be male<p>James Price’s breasts had been painful and swollen. It looked as if gum balls were implanted underneath each nipple. The slightest touch triggered throbs.<p>For Price, a retired U.S. Army …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Eat And Run: Are Organic Foods Really Better For You? | Triathlete

Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food

<i>By Amanda Woerner for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Butter is making a comeback—and it has nothing to do with Paula Deen. Once maligned as a high-calorie, …

Artist Uses Power Of The Sun And A Magnifying Glass To Create Stunning Drawings

The award wining Filipino artist, Jordan Mang-osan does not use traditional tools to create his works of art. Instead, he utilizes the power of the …

10 Habits of Remarkably Powerful Networkers

Business is all about relationships. When you build your network, you build your business--and your bottom line.<p>Your network of business connections may very well be your most valuable and important asset. As the old saying goes, "No man [or woman, for that matter] is an island"--we all gain …

A Passion for Now: How 10 Minutes Will Improve Your Work and Your Life

It can be difficult to slow down and focus on the present moment, but more companies are making it a priority for their employees. Here's why you should too.<p>There's only one thing that we all have in common: No matter our social status, job, emotional state, or geographical location, we are all …