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USWNT Abby Wambach speaks up on artificial turf

US star Abby Wambach has been vocal in her criticism of artificial turf being used for the first time at the Women's World Cup in Canada.<p>But heading into the knockout rounds on Saturday the thorny question that led to a lawsuit ahead of the tournament seems to have lost steam.<p>"This question about …

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The Life You Want

Imagine waking up everyday ready to conquer the world. Looking great and feeling great. No headaches, backaches or the medication to prevent them. Full of energy and drive. Ready to get better at the things you know, and learn more about the things you don't. Excited to see your family because they …

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Your Greatest Barrier to Attracting Love

<i>This one problem is responsible for causing singles to stay single... and for keeping them stuck in unhealthy relationships.</i><p>After working with more than 20,000 people, the question we often hear most from singles is this:<p>"How can I attract a great relationship into my life?"<p>These people have …

The Power of Sleep

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How to Work Your Back When You Don't Have Gym Equipment

<b>No-Bar Rows</b><br>You’ll need to use your home’s architecture for some of these moves. Rows option number one entails a pillar or pole and a towel. Thread the towel around the poll, and grip the ends of the towel in your hands. Walk your feet forward to lean back with arms extended; the further the lean, …

Enjoy 4 Kinds of Peace

<b>What's your sense of peace?</b><p><b>The Practice: Enjoy four kinds of peace.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>"Peace" can sound merely sentimental or clichéd ("visualize whirled peas"). But deep down, it's what most of us long for. Consider the proverb: <i>The highest happiness is peace.</i><p>Not a peace inside that ignores pain in oneself or …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated<p>Time to drink up—and we don’t mean heading to the nearest happy hour. First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced her latest stay-healthy initiative with a Partnership for a Healthier America: Drink just one more glass of water a day. Sounds easy …

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Is It Better to Run for Miles or Time?

<b>Timed Runs</b> <b><br>The perks:</b> “When running with a time goal [e.g., 50 minutes] there is more opportunity to run at an even pace than in distance-based runs [e.g., five miles],” says Jenny Hadfield, running coach and co-author of <i>Running for Mortals and Marathoning for Mortals</i>. Why? You won’t be tempted to …

How Besties Bust Stress: 4 Ways to Strengthen and Expand Your Circle of Friends

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>Can you imagine a public health campaign... for friendship? Billboards to remind you to take a walk with your best friend. Morning talk shows covering research on how social connections can decrease morbidity and mortality rates by 50 percent (like this Brigham Young University study). …

7 Things Drill Sergeants Taught Me About Life

Four years ago, I began a professional journey that profoundly changed me. Having burned out after spending seven years as a commercial real estate lawyer, I decided to change careers and study stress, burnout and how people can build their own resilience reserves. I never in a million years …

4 Ways to Make Your Child Love to Write Thank-You Notes

If you've ever tried to learn a second language in your 20s or beyond then there is a good chance you've added your two cents to the common complaint: "I wish I had learned this language when I was younger! It would have been so much easier!" There is scientific research to support the refrain -- a …

Be Mind Full of Good

<b>What's in your mind?</b><p><b>The Practice:</b><p><b>Be mind full of good.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>It's kind of amazing: Right now, what you think and feel, enjoy and suffer, is changing your brain. The brain is the organ that learns, designed by evolution to be changed by our experiences: what scientists call experience-dependent …

Changes I Am Making To Enjoy Life And Redefine Success

Saying no even when yes is a good option, or perhaps even the better option, is my personal motto. This inspiration came from a book written by Pastor Doug Fields, entitled <i>What Matters Most: When No Is Better Than Yes</i>. I have begun to employ my motto in phases, which means instead of agreeing to do …

3 Amazing Juices for Weight Loss

<b>Collard Cooler</b><br>Using apples eliminates the need for added sugar, says Cavuto.<p>2 leaves collard greens<br>2 1/2 medium apples<br>1/2 medium cucumber<br>2 stalks celery<br>1/2 medium lemon, peeled<br>1/2 medium lime, peeled<p>Combine all ingredients in a juicer. Alternatively, you could also combine them in a blender and add …

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

Clean Energy

Make the Most of Your PTO Days

<b>Be creative</b><br>First, place your request as early as possible so you can accommodate holidays and schedules, thereby extending your vacation via three-day-weekends and whatnot. That’s basic—but also give yourself periodic booster-shots via your own three- and four-day weekends. In fact, if your …

7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

<i>Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.</i><p><b>1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes</b><p>This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 15 Items That Will Keep Your Old Man Dapper

<i>Image Source: Holiday Wallpaper</i><p>If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your dad on June 15, then we’re here to help. While you could get him …

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Apple’s latest acquisition could make Maps more social

Apple could be looking to make the Maps app more of a social experience. TechCrunch reports that Apple has bought Spotsetter, a service that let users search for places based on recommendations from friends.<p>Spotsetter worked kind of like Foursquare, expect that it pulled from a host of other social …

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Great Legs, Gross Teeth: Endurance Runners and Tooth Decay

Runners are sexy people. They have a contagious energy, an unusually positive outlook on life, and let's face it -- they look good in their spandex shorts. But, according to dentists and health professionals, runners and other endurance athletes are more prone to tooth decay and dental problems …

How to Watch the World Cup Like a True Soccer Nerd

Understanding the brainy side of the beautiful game<p>There is a point of view among some soccer fans that the sport is unassailably <i>other</i>. I assume that …