Jennie Still Monteith

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A microbiologist explains why he hasn't slept without this on his bed in 25 years

New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno hasn't slept a night in 25 years without something on his mattress that few people even think of buying.<p>It's a super-thin, largely invisible cover that slips over the mattress. And it protects him from what he calls a "zoologic park" of bacteria and …

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10-Minute Fat-Burning Treadmill Exercises

If you're trying to make the most of a 10-minute cardio session, treadmill exercises that utilize intervals are an excellent way to get it done. By …

4 Exercise Machines That Help Burn Fat And Build Muscle

If you’re a fan of the exercise machines at your gym, you might put more thought into how to time your visit so there’s actually one free than to …

Exercise ... It does a body good: 20 minutes can act as anti-inflammatory: One moderate exercise session has a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the body

One moderate exercise session has a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the body<p>It's well known that regular physical activity …

5 new fitness research findings that will change the way you work out

There are many challenging aspects of a workout routine. Getting strong enough to do your first pull-up, for example, or finding the time in your …

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The 10 game-changing wellness tips that you’ll definitely want to follow come 2017

Even if you’re not a resolutions person, the end of the year inevitably heralds in some serious self-reflection—along with a few ideas about what you …

Benefits of heart rate zone training

Most people who exercise will tell you they want to lose weight or simply get fitter. Not many people, however, know what their heart rate is, or …

Embrace - Official Trailer

Embrace review – Australian body-image doc takes hold of the issues

Taryn Brumfitt fronts a worthy documentary about women’s relationships with their bodies – but seems afraid to use the word ‘feminism’<p>Cannily scheduled for release at the time of year when gym applications and feelings of self-disgust reach their peak, this Australian documentary examines …

Thank you all for not making me do this parenting thing alone

By Denise Schipani<p>The other night, I squeezed myself into a child-sized chair in an elementary-school library at the annual parent meeting for my 13-year-old’s Boy Scout troop. After the run-through of the agenda’s items (fund raising chief among them – anyone want popcorn?), the woman running the …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

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