Helen Bates

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The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

Nutrition

My kids are taking a school sabbatical - CNN.com

Kristin Hussey's family is about to begin the last leg of a school sabbatical that has taken them on learning adventures in Florida, Washington, D.C., and next in the western United States. Here, Hussey's son examined historical documents at the National Archives during a visit to Washington, D.C. …

Building Your Kit Part 24: Getting Grunge Beauty Right

In the ’90s, the easy sexiness of the flannel-wearers of the Pacific Northwest captured the collective imagination of both men and women. As voices …

Makeup

ODC's Electrifying boulders and bones

Dancers from ODC Dance (l to r): Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Josie G. Sadan, Zoe Keating, Dennis Adams, Anne Zivolich perform in the world premiere of <i>boulders and bones</i>. (Photo: Marie-Pier Frigon)<p>... I would walk alone,In storm and tempest, or in starlight nightsBeneath the quiet heavens; and, at that …

Scientists revive giant Neanderthal virus entombed in ice

French scientists bring back to life a giant, still-infectuous virus lying dormant from the Siberian tundra for 30,000 years, raising fears that global warming could unleash other ancient viruses deadly to man.<p>French scientists have awakened a giant, Stone Age virus - the world’s biggest - locked …

Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>We now have evidence they’re some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity?<p>Ferris Jabr<p>March 1, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the …

If physicists are smarter than social scientists, are religious people dumb?

A recent study in the <i>Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion</i> by Edward Dutton (University of Oulu, Finland) and Richard Lynn (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland) proclaims that physicists are more intelligent than social scientists.<p>Why, you ask? Because, of course, they have higher …

Juice Your Way to ... Fighting Bloat!

You know what’s a gross word? <i>Bloating</i>. I picture Harry Potter’s Aunt Marge, when Harry loses his temper and makes her to swell like a balloon. The …

I Got My Dream Job As An Actress On A Disney Cruise — Here's What It Was Really Like

It was her dream job, and one of her first professional acting gigs.<p>Now a newly minted equity actress embarking on the national tour of Seussical: The Musical, Raye (disclosure: a friend of mine from college at Penn State University) dished to Business Insider about what it was like to live and …

Learn Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Classical Greek & Other Ancient Languages in 10 Lessons

I receive weekly reminders of my linguistic ignorance whenever I read anything by authors fluent in Latin. How could I not, whenever Clive James …

Perfect Skincare Straight from Your Pantry! 25 Homemade Skincare Hacks

Ah, winter. For our skin, it can only mean one thing: chaos. Yep, it’s that time of year when the weather wreaks havoc on our skin… dryness, irritation, breakouts. If ever our skin needs a little extra lovin’, it’s now! Today we’re helping you step up your skincare game with basic, nutrient-rich …

Skin Care

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

16 of the 'Must-have' Items in a Woman's Wardrobe

You won't likely want to wear a backless, see-through sequined mini dress 10 years from now, but you will always want to wear a beautifully tailored blazer, whether you are 15 or 50.<p><i>This answer originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Carolyn Cho, works in fashion</i><p>Every woman is different, but I do …

Clothing

16 Little Books To Read On Long Journeys

Short enough to finish in one plane, train, or car ride. Meaningful enough to stick with you throughout your travels.

Books

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Recipes

Who's to blame when Rwanda's exiled spy chief is found dead in South Africa?

Rwanda's former intelligence chief has turned up dead in a Johannesburg hotel room.<p>Details are few, but South African police say they've begun a murder investigation. They found a rope and a bloody towel in a safe in the Michelangelo Towers hotel room of Patrick Karegeya and the former spymaster's …

McDonald's Japan Announces Bizarre 'American Vintage' Menu

Americans are occasionally suggested to be loud, boorish and, well, just plain gluttonous. McDonald's Japan has just announced a rather strange new …

The top memes and viral videos of 2013

<b>A lot has changed since last year's round-up of the biggest viral hits, in which we met Grumpy Cat, the "overly attached girlfriend" and the One Pound Fish man.</b><p>As we begin to think back to this year, it's less "come and have a look, one pound fish..." and more "come and have a look... at our …

7 Things a Sex Therapist Says You Must Know Before Tying the Knot

When people fall in love they usually want to jump in and make the marriage commitment. They generally believe wholeheartedly that what they feel now will never change and they don't anticipate what will happen after a few years of marriage.<p>When people fall in love, they usually want to jump in and …

30 Cozy Circle Scarves, Cowls, and Snoods

As the briskness of November settles right in, we’re pulling out all of our favorite wooly hats and scarves, but whose to say we don’t need a little re-up as we near winter? The circle scarf (or cowl or snood or infinity) scarf is here to stay. We turned a few of our sweaters into a DIY circle …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your health and happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally and physically.<p>I'm fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are …

Immune System

Beautifully detailed artificial cadaver: like a 3D jigsaw puzzle that pumps heated blood

A mere $40K gets you Syndaver's full-body practice cadaver, a beautifully detailed surgical simulator, with "skin with fat and fascia planes, every …

5 Things You Already Did Wrong Before 9 a.m.

Society has somehow accepted that it's okay to grunt, stumble and bitch our way through the start of every day. And so we do. What we don't realize is it's not just our bodies but our souls as well that need sustenance for a long day ahead.<p><i>Image credit: edu1971 / 123RF Stock Photo</i><p>You roll over and …

The thigh-gap obsession is not new but it's the most extreme body fixation yet

<b>I read a piece in the Observer about young women's latest obsession:</b> <b>having a gap between their thighs</b><b>. Surely this must be the harbinger of the apocalypse.</b><p><i>Rita, by email</i><p>Come come, Rita. To intimate the apocalypse you're going to have to do better than citing an obsession with one's legs. As all …

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 …

Fitness

7 Diet Habits You Should Drop Now

We get it: With so much contradictory advice floating around about the best diets for weight loss, it's no wonder many of us end up confused about what we should eat for optimal well-being and a healthy weight.<p>Read on for seven things you might <i>think</i> are helping you shed pounds, but could actually …

The Biggest Cookies You'll Ever Make (PHOTOS)

Dessert will never be the same.<p>Let's face it: the gooey, soft center is pretty undisputedly the best part of any cookie. So if there was a way to get your cookies even softer, chewier, and thicker, you'd do it -- wouldn't you? If so, the skillet cookie may just be the answer to your dessert-loving …

How to Start Your Own Cult in 7 Easy Steps

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Human Beings are social animals that have been banding together for hundreds of thousands of years. Archeological evidence shows that when a group got too large, a smaller group would break …