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Why Health Care May Finally Be Ready for Big Data

There has been a lot of buzz about “big data” over the last few years. This is hardly surprising, given the sheer scale of the data sets that are being produced daily. A total of 2.5 quintillion terabytes of data were generated every day in 2012 alone, and it is estimated that as much data is now …

How Analytics Can Guide Patient Care and Health Policy

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most important health care legislation in the U.S. since the introduction of the Medicare program nearly 50 years ago. The effects of the ACA on medical practice and the consumer experience of care are likely to be profound, although difficult to forecast. …

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique

20 Spa-Like Bathrooms To Clean Your Mind, Body And Spirit

What if we told you that you can have your own private spa…in your bathroom? We all know that we cannot go to a spa every day for various reasons: …

Rock Garden Design Ideas – To Create A Natural And Organic Landscape

How to design a <b>rock garden</b>? A beautiful garden can be the detail that puts your house over the top. But planting a few colorful flowers and having …

Facebook’s Menlo Park Campus Interiors

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The old stuffy offices were blown wide open and given a buzzing downtown vibe. Within the cool urban environment employees have access to …

24 Cool Scandinavian Porch Designs To Get Inspired

We continue the Scandinavian series, and today it’s all about Scandinavian porch décor ideas. I love Nordic beauty, calm, severe and simple, it’s …

Interior Design

28 Airy Scandinavian Sunroom Designs

A sunroom is a cool space in case you have one, there you can enjoy the sunlight, relax, read and just have a nap. Scandinavian style is one of those …

Top Pin of the Day: A Red, White, and Blue Library With a Bohemian Twist

Today's top pin is a library in red, white, and blue. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Red, white, and blue gets a bohemian twist in the library of a Georgetown house, designed by Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln, with lacquered walls, a silver ceiling, and ethnic textiles.<p>…

5 Foods That Can Help Extend Your Fertility

Granted, your ability to get preggers depends largely on your genes. But you can start making conception-friendly diet choices to up your odds<p>The first step toward a healthier reproductive system is balancing your hormones through diet, says holistic health counselor Alisa Vitti, founder of the …

7 Ways to Sneak a Bit More Health and Fitness Into Your Weekly Routine

You can totally make these small upgrades<p>Need a little extra motivation this week? We’ve got you covered. Try these seven tips and tricks to be healthier and fitter.<p><b>Check your weight</b>The weight you’re lifting, that is. A simple test to determine if you’re getting all the calorie-burning and …

3 Healthier Mac and Cheese Recipes

This usually indulgent dish gets a better-for-you makeover<p>Whether it comes from a stovetop or a microwave container, mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. So we weren't exactly surprised to see this latest ode to mac and cheese: the new cookbook <i>Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese</i> by …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

The Quick Workout That Will Boost Your Fat Burn

Slim down fast with these calorie-blasting metabolic moves<p>Tossing a single match on a pile of wood won't ignite a strong flame. An entire box of matches, however? That's the start of a kick-ass bonfire.<p>This is the sort of fiery result that your internal fat burners will get from the fast-paced …

3 Tricks to Look Slimmer ASAP

These fixes work crazy-fast<p><b>Lose the Water Weight</b>Replace refined carbs with one-cup servings of natural diuretics such as artichokes, asparagus, or watercress to flush your system, says Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D., author of Eating in Color.<p><b>De-Puff Your Stuff</b>"Cucumbers contain caffeic acid, which …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

11 Weight Loss Tricks for Newbies

Beginners, here's your guide to shedding pounds<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>The jeans don't lie. You knew you let yourself go a little bit, and after throwing the stupid bathroom scale away because it said you were (insert red-flag number here), you went for the true test — slipping on last …

How to Stick to Your Workout—for Good!

Steal these secrets from super consistent exercisers<p>You load up on cute workout clothes. Sign up for the most fun-sounding fitness class. Spend an astronomical amount on <i>the</i> must-join gym. And what happens? You go every day for two weeks then—BAM!—you fall off the workout wagon.<p>It doesn’t have to be …

30 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

Mind = blown.<p>Getting through a day without a snack is like getting through a day without checking your phone—impossible and boring AF. That's why you need an arsenal of snacks to grab when you need a fix—go-to mini meals that will satisfy your cravings, keep you full, and clock in at 200 calories …

The 5-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout

Resize your thighs, flatten your belly, and firm your butt—in record time<p>Here's the thing about the relationship between time and exercise: Even if we could all find five free minutes each day (and it's safe to assume most of us can), we likely wouldn't use it to work out.<p>That's because many women …

10 Best Fitness Foods For Women

Add these super foods to your diet for a better workout and even better results<p><b>Avocados</b>The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. University of Buffalo researchers found that competitive women runners who ate less than 20 …

Obamacare explained: Questions answered about how and why to sign up and does it affect me.

<b>1.</b> <b>I heard that Obamacare starts on Tuesday. What is Obamacare, anyway?</b><p>Passed in 2010, Obamacare is a national law with two goals: making health …

The New Weight-Loss Strategy: Just Don’t Gain Weight

Your current approach to slimming down may be all wrong<p>Tried losing weight a million times but never had much success? You might be going at it the wrong way: Learning how to maintain your current weight helps women stick to healthier lifestyles <i>and</i> lose weight, according to a new study published in …

Preserve Your Fresh Herbs

I almost don’t want to even write it. As if that will finally make it true. Fall is on its way (sigh), and sadly, the garden is coming to an end. My …

How to use Greek Yogurt in Baking

Over one third of the yogurts sold in most grocery stores are Greek or Greek-style yogurt, taking over shelf space where “traditional” yogurts once …

Even Super-Short Workouts Keep Your Weight Down

A couple minutes of brisk walking here and there can really add up to lost inches on your waistline<p>Some days, it feels like you can't make it to the gym for 20 minutes, let alone a full hour. Don't sweat it: Even very short bouts of higher-intensity physical activity—we're talking brisk …