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7 Dirtiest Things In Your House

Toothbrush holder<p>BARRACUDADESIGNS/SHUTTERSTOCK<p>We all know the rule—cover up your toothbrush in your bathroom, especially if it's within close proximity to your toilet. But what about your toothbrush holder? If you're anything like me, you wipe it down occasionally when it starts to look gross, but …

Beef Cuts to Know—and How to Ask for and Cook Them

<i>A butcher's case of beef is made up of more than just a few recognizable cuts, so we teamed up with the Beef Checkoff to chart every section, identify cuts, and share how to use them in everyday cooking.</i><p>What's the first cut of beef that you usually go for on a visit to the butcher? Is it Skirt or …

7 Signs You're Having Vitamin Deficiency

A vitamin deficiency can lead to a variety of signs and symptoms, some of so vague you might not be aware there is problem. Read on to find out more.

9 Signs Your Body Is Not Liking the Food You’re Eating

<i> By Jason Christoff, Healing the Body</i>There are many signs that the food you are putting in your body is not agreeing with you. Here are nine distinct …

What Happened When One Man Ate 40 Teaspoons of Sugar a Day for 60 Days

It wasn't pretty.<p>Sugar is everywhere and it's in so much of the food that makes up a Western diet, but for the past six years, Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau has managed to steer relatively clear of added sugars. He then voluntarily decided to consume 40 teaspoons of sugar a day (or the amount …

6 Foods That Will Wreck Your Metabolism

There is nothing worse than starting an exercise program to burn fat, making some good diet changes, but still not seeing the results you want to …

Nutrition

Worried About Zika? Here Are The Best Mosquito Repellents

The first baby born in the continental U.S. with a Zika virus-related birth defect, microcephaly, was delivered in New Jersey on Tuesday. According to the CDC, 591 cases of Zika have been diagnosed in the U.S. so far -- all travel related. While there are currently no cures, you may be able prevent …

Want To Lose Weight? Train The Brain, Not The Body

The Brain Photo credit: Want help to lose weight? Train your brain. Scale image via shutterstock.comDespite massive government, medical and …

16 Diet Tips for Losing Weight

You know the drill: To lose weight you have to burn off more calories than you take in. In a perfect world, with no job, kids or stress, that would …

The Right Way to Measure Your Waist Size and Check Your Health

Doctors often use BMI, or Body Mass Index, to quickly screen patients for more tests. But having a normal or low BMI doesn’t mean you’re healthy, nor …

CDC

How do I know if I'm dehydrated? The symptoms you should never ignore

Baby, it's hot outside. Parts of the country are bracing for a heat wave ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, with meteorologists predicting temperatures throughout the Northeast to reach the low to mid-90s, peaking on Sunday.<p>Heat can sometimes be very subtle in how it affects the body. If someone …

Heatstroke

4 ways to turn on your weight-loss hormones

Though you might blame intense period cravings on your hormones, those little guys also have the power to make you put down the Rocky Road, build more muscle during every workout, and rev your metabolism. So yeah, you might owe them an apology.<p>Here’s how to naturally boost your hormone levels and …

5 Foods That Lower Inflammation + Fight Spring Allergies

Spring ushers in blue skies, blooming flowers and trees, birds chirping and bright green grass. But there are also other things that come along with …

Why Going Gluten-Free Isn't Always The Answer: A Doctor & Celiac Expert Explains

<i>Peter H.R. Green, M.D., a gastroenterologist and the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and his co-author Rory Jones, a</i> …

A Former Transgender Person’s Take on Obama’s Bathroom Directive

President Barack Obama, the titular head of the LGBT movement, has added to the firestorm of confusion, misunderstanding, and fury surrounding the …

LGBTQI

5 Things You Can Do Today to Keep Stress From Getting You Down

If you're on a hike and a bear comes crashing out of the bushes you better believe that stress is the perfect response. If though, on an on-going basis, you're dealing with a miserable situation like an unhappy relationship, money worries or a crazy, unpredictable boss, you're depleting your mental …

Study suggests why common heartburn drugs increase risk for dementia, heart disease

Previous studies have linked regular, long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to an increased risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease and renal failure, but until now, scientists haven’t known exactly why. Results published Tuesday in the journal Circulation Research signal a plausible …

Medical Research

What your snot can tell you about your health

We don’t usually spend much time thinking about our snot—until it starts coming out of our noses. Then we blow it, and wipe it, and, yes, look at it, all the while trying to figure out what’s really going on. Some of us have definitely spent more time than we’d like to admit analyzing the contents …

16 ‘Pro-LGBT’ Businesses That Operate in Countries With Poor Human Rights Records

Big corporations have come out to criticize state religious liberty measures in Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina as discriminating against …

3 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Chances of Living to 100

More Americans than ever, especially women, are celebrating the big 1-0-0. The number of centenarians has spiked by nearly 44 percent in recent …

Alzheimer's Disease

Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

When I was a kid, the milkman came right to our back door. He brought us bright glass bottles of rich whole milk and thick sweet cream. We drank a lot of milk. Nobody had heard of skim. On weekends my dad cooked up breakfasts of eggs fried in butter, piles of bacon, delicious German sausages. For …

Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan

AT 51, THE last thing my client expected was to be sitting across from me in the therapy room. His marriage on the rocks, he was aware of the need to …

5 disturbing facts the food industry doesn’t want you to know

Maybe take a pass on that morning bacon. You could be exposing yourself to epidemic diarrhea virus and worse<p>Martha Rosenberg<p>April 6, 2016 7:34pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>From mercury in tuna and wood pulp in parmesan cheese to ground beef treated with ammonia to retard E. …

Social Security: 3 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retirees, and countless seniors depend on those payments to cover their basic needs. If you want to get the most out of your benefits, here are a few key moves to make during your working years.<p>The amount you collect in Social …

4 Foods Shown to Reverse Artery Disease

I was taught in medical school that coronary artery disease (CAD) progresses from minor "fatty streaks" in youth, to plaques in early adulthood, to complicated plaques causing heart attacks and death later in life. The arrows always pointed to the disease advancing and never reversing. This …

Avoid Being Pushed Into Higher Tax Brackets In Retirement

My new book, <i>The Overtaxed Investor – Slash Your Tax Bill & Be A Tax Alpha Dog</i>, underscores the key tax challenge facing retirees: being helplessly catapulted into rising tax brackets. Our tax code is progressive. It’s not just that we pay more just because we earn more – that would be true even if …

3 Awful Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 67

Image source: Steven Depolo via Flickr.<p>More than 3 million Americans will turn 67 this year, and a lot of them are planning to start getting Social Security. But at the same time, 67 may<i>not</i>be the right age to start getting Social Security, for a variety of reasons. Here's a closer look at three …

A guide to drawing down your savings in retirement

The approach of retirement should be an exciting time for 50- and 60-somethings. But when the issue is your finances — and whether you've saved enough to last the rest of your life — excitement can quickly be overridden by anxiety.<p>One of the first decisions retirees must make is how much of their …

Why I’m Not a Minimalist

<b>A few “things” keep me from being a minimalist, and it’s not just my curtains or my junk drawer</b>. I’ve been so inspired by minimalists over the years …

Minimalism