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Comic-Con trailer roundup: Star Wars, Superman, and a whole lot of zombies

This past week San Diego Comic-Con attendees got a look at some of the biggest projects Hollywood is working on — and that meant a whole lot of trailers. The behind-the-scenes reel for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and the new <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> trailer were no doubt the biggest hits, …

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How Fit Are You? A Fitness Test for Adults

You owe it to yourself to make fitness a priority. Physical fitness can help prevent more than 40 chronic diseases including potential killers such …

The Best Healthy Recipes That Won’t Break the Bank

Eating well on a budget can be challenging. Many people think “budget food,” and the first things that come to mind are ramen noodles and cereal–not …

4 Things You Can Do This Week to Be a Happier Person

There’s more to leading a healthy lifestyle than following an eating and exercise plan. Finding happiness in your everyday life can also make a …

Why It's OK to Be a 'Difficult' Patient

One of my favorite Seinfeld episodes is the one where Elaine snoops inside her medical chart and reads “patient is difficult.”<p>The doctor takes a look …

What Finger Length May Say About Your Mental Health

If your eyes are the windows to your soul, can your hands offer a peek into your mind? Possibly so, according to a recent study.<p>Scientists in Turkey …

Mental Health

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Minimize Heart Attack Risk

When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you have a greater risk of dying from heart disease. Fatal heart attacks and stroke — another common …

7 Powerful Food Combos to Control Diabetes

Shutterstock<p>The Need-to-Know Nutrient Combo<p>It's important for all of us to eat a diet that supports and controls blood sugar, whether we have …

What a Good Depression Treatment Plan Looks Like

<b>Therapy.</b> Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral activation, psychodynamic, and interpersonal therapies have been shown to be effective …

5 Healthy Food Swaps That Save Money

Eat Well on a Budget<p>Eating healthily on a budget may sound like mission impossible, but it’s definitely doable. With a plan, a little extra work, and …

7 Top Antioxidant-Rich Foods for Osteoarthritis

Thinkstock Photos; Pavel Gramatikov/Stocksy ; Thinkstock Photos(2)<p>Colorful Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts for Your Shopping List<p>Simply performing its …

11 Tricks for Waking Up Earlier in the Morning

Andrey Pavlov/Stocksy<p>When 'Rise and Shine' Is Easier Said Than Done<p>Lots of people set the alarm with the best of intentions, knowing that's the time …

Sleep