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9 Scary Ways Too Much Alcohol Affects Your Body

It might be time to cut back on the cocktails, ladies.<p>We get it: Watching <i>Scandal</i> with a glass (or two) of wine somehow makes it a little bit better. And really, what's a beach vacation without a few frozen margaritas? But while there are always tons of opportunities to enjoy a cocktail, there are …

Cocktails

Health leaders call for emergency taskforce on obesity

<b>Health leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.</b><p>In an open letter to the chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, they say "an entire generation is being destroyed by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks".<p>They want an …

18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try

<i>“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ --Rodney Yee</i><p>While pounding on a treadmill, lifting free weights and swimming a few laps are all well and good, yoga exercises the mind and body in a completely unique way. In fact, yoga changes both your …

7 Strategies Healthy, Lean People Employ for Lasting Fat Loss

You have that one friend, and I do too. She enjoys delicious food but stays lean and healthy. She ages gracefully, with glowing skin and a vibrant smile. She radiates confidence and turn heads in her little black dress, yet she could do the same thing in a simple cami and pair of skinny jeans.<p>Once …

9 Ways to Experience More Joy in Life

Easy tips that will score you almost instant bliss<p>"No, I don’t want to feel happier," said no one, ever. So we reached out to Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of <i>Raising Happiness</i>, for her best tips on how you can add more joy to your everyday life. Read on to start smiling.<p>Call a Friend<p>"The best …

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

Fitness

U.S. FDA approves Vanda's circadian rhythm drug Hetlioz | Reuters

(Reuters) - Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday that U.S. health regulators have approved its experimental drug to regulate the internal body clocks of blind patients and help normalize sleep patterns.<p>The drug, Hetlioz, is designed to treat Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder, or Non-24, a …

Game Changer: One Simple Thing You Can Stop to Improve Your Life

Complaining is one of the ego's favorite strategies for strengthening itself. Every complaint is a little story the mind makes up that you completely believe in. Whether you complain aloud or only in thought makes no difference. Some egos that perhaps don't have much else to identify with easily …

Peanut allergy treatment 'a success'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1048000/1048287_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524624688_c5425d6473754caca8ac468a2e5773c0<p><b>Doctors say a potential treatment for peanut allergy has transformed the lives of children taking part in a large clinical trial.</b><p>The 85 children had …

The Challenge of Equality

Recently, the United States celebrated the birth and legacy of one of the most notable leaders in the history of human rights, Martin Luther King Jr. Although I was very young and did not understand the concept of racial bigotry, I remember watching his "I've got a dream..." speech vividly as I was …

Sitting Tall: Letting Go of Ego to Get Ahead

We have altogether too much ego in our world these days. And before you nod sagely about that colleague or neighbor who is such a diva, let me point out that I'm including you. And me. In fact, the problem is fairly widespread: most people think too much about themselves. Whether it's the …

4 Foods For Better Skin This Winter

Don't worry, you don't have to apply them directly to your face<p>So you're spending an extra 10 minutes moisturizing every morning and still dealing with dry, flaky skin—what gives? It's not just your beauty routine that needs adjusting this time of year, it's also your diet. Check out the best foods …

Skin Care

American Eagle Stops Photoshopping Models for New Lingerie Campaign

American Eagle has said goodbye to PhotoShop in its latest campaign. In ads for its young women's lingerie line, Aerie, models strip down and bare …

Why Choose Empathy? (Part 1 of 3)

<b>First, A Story</b><p>About 10 years ago, I had a close friend who was suffering from bipolar disorder.<p>She was someone who was generally outgoing, optimistic, and cheerful. But from time to time, she would suddenly become depressed, pessimistic, and sometimes even suicidal.<p>I really wanted to help her.<p>I had …

A Field Guide To Anti-Technology Movements, Past And Present

"Major anti-technology movements will be active in the U.S. and elsewhere by 2030," Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, predicted back in 2001.<p>Whether his premonition will prove right is yet to be seen, but we don't need to look to the future to find movements of people acting on …

7 Proven Tips To Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals In 2014 | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

With the new year’s right around the corner, many of us start to ambitiously muster up a new list of goals. One study of people trying to quit …

11 Healthier Ways to Do Brunch

Your weekend just got even better

Breakfast

Kiwi: Superfood for Sleep?

Kiwi is a standard presence in fruit salad. But does it have a place in your own kitchen's fruit bowl? Loaded with Vitamin C, kiwi has potent antioxidant properties, which help boost immune system function and enhance cell protection and repair. Studies point to the high-fiber, potassium-rich kiwi …

7 Ways You’re Brushing Your Hair Wrong | Women's Health

<b>Brushing from the root to the tip.</b><br>Starting at the root and pulling the hair down to the tip pulls the hair out of the follicle, snapping it. Instead, work your way up by starting to comb a few inches up from the bottom, taking out tangles, then moving up a few inches, removing more tangles and …

Anxiety Could Increase Stroke Risk

Severe anxiety leads to an increased likelihood of suffering a stroke for both men and women, according to a new study from the University of …

What Happens When You Get a Knee Injury

Why it's super unwise to ignore this type of injury<p>The clock starts ticking the moment you injure your knee. Ignore it and here's what happens.<p><b>Month One:</b> Once cartilage has been damaged, knee cells become inflamed.<p><b>Months One to Six:</b> Without treatment, the inflammation spreads, and cartilage …

Inflammation

10 Unexpected Things That Can Ruin Your Sleep

<i>By Karen Borsari for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You've heard it all before: Don't watch TV or use the computer in bed. Have your last cup of coffee at noon. Don't work out in the evening... and yet you're still not sleeping! If you struggle with snoozing check out this list of unexpected sleep snatchers. …

Reverse Guest Blogging Will be Huge in 2014: How it Works

As Google moves toward a semantic approach, focusing more on the big picture of a search as opposed to keywords, producing creative content is going …

From Toddler to Tycoon

Money is the most common stressor in America. So why aren't we teaching kids how to handle it? Time to break out the lesson plan, Pops.<p>Here's what we know about kids who understand finances: they tend to be less materialistic, and they usually feel better about themselves. "We've seen young …

Kids

7 Habits That Make You Learn Languages On Auto-pilot

No one likes the traditional form of studying, face down in a textbook taking notes. At least very few of us do. So if you’re interested in learning …

7 Creative And Effective Ways To Make Money On Twitter

There are plenty of ways to make money online, though not all of them are created equal. With Twitter, however, there are more opportunities than …

Blame Me

My hunch is that, at some point in your career, your reliance on someone else to get a job done has left you angry, confused, frustrated, and maybe even deeply concerned for your own professional standing. Especially when the stakes are high in a complex, troubling situation, depending on …

Be Less Stupid: Don't Die While Driving

For the first time since 2005, the number of highway deaths rose year over year, according to the Dept. of Transportation. In 2012, there were 33,561 deaths as a result of accidents on U.S. highways. That's a rise of 3.3 percent over the previous year. Also in 2012, the number of injuries as the …