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Fats or carbs: What causes obesity?

Too many carbohydrates or too much fat? Opinions as to which parts of our diets are likely to cause obesity are split. A recent study takes a closer …

Diabetes

Minimalism isn’t for me but here’s how I’m getting rid of clutter, one shelf at a time

For the past eight years, I’ve moved at least once or twice a year to a new address. I lived in a perpetual state of boxing my belongings up and …

Minimalism

5 things all women need to know about menopause—even if you think it’s decades away

Hot flashes. Night sweats. Mood swings. If the entirety of your menopause knowledge can be summed up by those six little words (or even fewer), …

Women's Health

It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Skin Tags Without Having To Go To The Dermatologist’s Office

<b>* Skin tags are caused by skin rubbing against itself</b> <b><br>* While harmless, the growths can be unsightly</b> <b><br>* Removal of skin tags can be accomplished using</b> …

Skin Care

Do you suffer from secret social anxiety? Here's how to conquer it

A few weeks ago I found myself walking into the sort of party that isn’t in fact a party at all, but an event, with paparazzi and girls checking guest lists as though it were the last judgement. It was a launch party for a fancy product and I was attending under the (shaky) auspices of work; I am a …

Depression

Here's What We Actually Want to Buy on Amazon Prime Day

The countdown is on until Prime Day, the mega-shopping holiday engineered by the gods of Amazon. As much as we like to pretend we aren't slaves to …

Shopping

A Trainer Says This Is How Long You Need to Lift Weights to See "Noticeable Results"

Now that you've realized that you need to do a combination of strength training and cardio to strengthen and tone, you may be wondering how long until you begin to see any visible changes in your body. Turns out, it doesn't take as long as you might expect with the right tips. We reached out to …

Exercise

Make Any of These 50+ Healthy, No-Bake Desserts and Everyone Will Ask, "Can I Have the Recipe?"

When turning on your oven is just not happening, whip up one of these healthy no-bake desserts. From vegan to low-carb to low-sugar to gluten-free, we have a recipe for everyone! The no-bake brownies (that taste like chocolate caramel!), low-calorie chocolate cherry ice cream, and frozen chocolate …

Healthy Eating

Self-harm & teens: signs, causes, help

It isn’t uncommon for young people to self-harm. Sometimes self-harming is temporary – but it’s still a sign of deep distress. There can be lasting …

Parents are flocking to Snapchat

First parents invaded Facebook. Now they're coming for Snapchat.<p>While Snapchat's popularity with teens and 20-somethings is still strong, people 35 and older are flocking to the ephemeral social network too.<p>A new report from comScore, which was highlighted in The Wall Street Journal Tuesday, says …

The 12 Apps That Every Parent Of A Teen Should Know About

Some apps just enable bad choices.<p>Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door -- frustrating, futile and something bound to make you …

What It’s Like to Fight the Urge to Self-Harm

"All the blood in your veins heats up."<p><i>This story was published on The Mighty by Ebonie Smith, a platform for people facing health challenges to share their stories and connect.</i><p><i>Trigger Warning: If you struggle with self-harm, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the</i> …

Website Keeps Parents in the Loop on Latest Teen Trends

"Sure, parents can Google anything and find information, but what if you don't know what to look for?" website creator says.<p>Shutterstock<p>A new website …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew — From a Therapist Who Hears It All

As a therapist, I hear the most common complaints that teens have about their parents. I have to say, they have some really good points. Take some …

I Started Eating For My Gut Health & Here's How My Life Changed

Learning to eat for my gut health has been a long road, filled with welcome changes that were easy to institute, some that I was reluctant about, and …

Wellness

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – Thick and Chewy

<i>About this post: Recipe for a Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies that uses zero refined flour, zero sugar and only 3 tbsp butter for the entire …

Dessert

8 Healthy Rules to Steal from the Keto Diet—Even If You'd Never Actually Follow It

Keto isn't for everyone, but there are some good habits that you can steal from the popular diet to use on your own.<p>The ketogenic diet is crazy …

Nutrition

Top tips for beginners going vegan: Easy ways to make a switch

<i>Hey Ecophiles, I’ve been considering a switch to the vegan lifestyle. I’ve been inching towards a plant-based diet for the past couple of months and</i> …

Blue Cheese

How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets so They Shine Like New

If you have dirty kitchen anxiety, wondering how to clean kitchen cabinets so they sparkle like new is something you think about often. You know that …

Cleaning

The Best Volumizing Conditioners

Va Va Volume!<p>Unless you’ve been naturally blessed by the hair gods with natural volume for days, odds are you’re always on the hunt for ways to add …

Hair Care

Easy Grilled Eggplant Salad With Lentils Is a Healthy Party Side Dish

This salad can be made ahead and put together at the last minute. If you're short on time, omit grilling the eggplant and buy some from a good …

Food

People with “Maladaptive Daydreaming” spend an average of four hours a day lost in their imagination

"Daydreaming can evolve into an extreme and maladaptive behaviour, up to the point where it turns into a clinically significant condition," …

Mental Health

13 Signs He Wants a Relationship but Is Scared

Sometimes, it’s hard to read the signs he wants a relationship but is scared to ask you out, or if he’s just not into you. Here’s how to tell the …

Relationships

Recipe: A simple, spicy spread to put on everything

If you’re a healthy eater who visits Washington DC often, you’ve likely created your own greens and grains bowl with spicy lamb meatballs and roasted …

Food

8 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practices That Seem Strange But Work

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on traditions that’ve been around for thousands of years. The thinking behind TCM is this: Health issues …

Qigong

Take The Edge Off The Cold Tonight With This Easy Mulled Wine Recipe

Image: baguggi<p>It's the thick of winter and the last thing you want to do is drink a <i>cold</i> bottle of red. The problem is: you <i>love</i> red wine. As does any …

Recipes

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Salads

Salad is one of the most basic components of a meal: toss some greens together with a light vinaigrette and you’ve got the basis for a healthy and …

Healthy Eating

I Gave Up Coffee For Matcha 2 Months Ago, and Here's What Happened

Dear coffee, I love you. I love your taste, your aroma — but I can't see you as often anymore. After two months of giving up my regular cup of joe, I can say that I feel better than ever. I still have the occasional coffee here and there, but only because I crave the flavor and smell, not because I …

Coffee