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18 Genuinely Fascinating True Crime Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Prepare to be fascinated.<p>Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Here's How To Watch The Marvel Movies In Chronological Order

Keep this handy for all future MCU marathons.<p>The MCU can be challenging in this regard, because typically the release order has little to do with the actual timeline of events. Plus the plots of some movies overlap, while others move back and forth through time, making it hard to nail down one …

Marvel Universe

There's a Type of Brain Exercise That Could Reduce Dementia Risk by Nearly 30%

But scientists say we need to proceed with caution.<p>Researchers say they have the first scientific evidence that brain training can help ward off …

Can Certain Foods Actually Help You Get Pregnant?

Sorry, cheese lovers.<p>When you decide that you’re ready to have a baby, you usually want to get pregnant, like, yesterday.<p>Now, a new Harvard review published in the <i>American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology</i> says that the foods you eat might actually make a difference in how fast you see that posi …

Women's Health

Here's a new reason why eating out might be bad for your health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dining out frequently is known to increase one's intake of unhealthy sugars and fats. But a new study suggests that there's another reason to eat at home more often: phthalates.<p>Phthalates are potentially harmful chemicals found in hundreds of consumer products, including perfumes, hair …

Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain in new study

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health.<p>The study, published Monday in the journal BMJ Open, found that …

Research

Maintaining a daily rhythm is important for mental health, study suggests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sticking to a normal daily rhythm -- being active during the day and sleeping at night -- can have more benefits than you might expect.<p>A new study found that it is linked to improvements in mood and cognitive functioning as well as a decreased likelihood of developing major depression and …

Sleep

6 Good Reasons to Consider Probiotic Supplements

Go with your gut.<p>Bacteria get a bad rap, and it's easy to understand why. After all, they can lead to strep and food poisoning, among other serious ailments. But all bacteria are not created equal—in fact, only 1 percent of the different types of bacteria have the potential to make you sick.<p>And …

To prevent recurrent strokes, should aspirin have a wingman? Maybe not

When it comes to preventing the formation of potentially deadly blood clots in people at elevated risk for them, there are no easy answers.<p>That's the upshot of a clinical trial involving patients who suffered a stroke that resolved quickly and caused no lasting damage.<p>For these patients, adding the …

New Research Says This Type Of Workout May Be Best For People With Depression

If you struggle with depression, then you may have noticed that some of the symptoms can be easier to manage when you focus on certain healthy habits …

Filthy Dishwasher? How to Naturally Clean It

Yes, your dishwasher is made for washing dishes, but what happens to all the bits of food and other grime that get washed away? Sadly, they don't magically disappear. Just like the sink, giving your dishwasher a good cleaning keeps it from being a deceptively dirty spot. And this cleaning solution …

32 Signs You're an Introvert

People are great — in small doses. I value my loved ones just like everyone else, but there are (a lot of) times when I need to retreat and recharge my energy. I'm a true introvert at heart. Introverts value their alone time, their comfort zones, and their way of doing things. They are great …

These Gorgeous Braided Rose Hairstyles Are Easier to DIY Than You May Think

Guys, it's April, and I'm somehow <i>still</i> wearing cable-knit sweaters, jeans, and a beanie to work. By now, I should be frolicking down the streets of New York City in a sundress and blinding tourists with my pale skin, but alas, Mother Nature has decided to curse us with more weeks of frigid weather. …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

Don't Eat Another Bagel Without This (Dairy-Free) Chive Cream Cheese

People ask me all the time what kinds of food I miss eating since I became vegan. There are only two answers that come to mind: sourdough bread with butter and an everything bagel with chive cream cheese. My craving for the former has recently been answered since I discovered a creamy, cultured …

Spooky Healthy Halloween Appetizers to Scare Away Hunger

Partying down on Halloween isn't just for the kiddos! Adults dig ghostly decorations, clever costumes, and spookily inspired munchies, too. And the party doesn't need to be all about candy, either! If you're hosting a Halloween gathering, here are some healthy and fun appetizers you can create that …

This Easy DIY Proves Anyone Can Do Pin Curls Like a Pro

While I adore my curling iron (and wouldn't go on a vacation without it!), there is something to be said for being able to travel light. That's why pin curls are such an awesome solution. All you need is a bit of hair balm to create hold, bobby pins, and a blow dryer (though you can also just rely …

50 Heart-Pounding Historical Novels to Read Right Now

You can always count on historical fiction to transport you.<p>While actual time travel isn’t always the most appealing prospect, one way we can sate …

27 Gift Ideas For People Who Still Aren't Over Friends

<b>Friends</b> may no longer be on the air, but that doesn't mean Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Joey, and Chanandler aren't in our lives anymore. It's quite the opposite, actually. When we're not streaming the series on Netflix, we're quoting its famous one-liners, and chances are you or your loved ones …

Handbags

'I Bought Super-Cheap Prescription Glasses Online—Here's What Happened'

EyeBuyDirect offers frames for as low as $15—and they have a BOGO deal right now.<p>Like most people, I've bought tons of random things online—swim caps, fitness watches, combination locks, lots of food, and even a new mattress. But one thing I've never been able to order and have shipped to my door …

Bristol-Myers NASH drug reduces liver fat in midstage study

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its lead experimental drug for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, significantly reduced liver fat versus placebo, according to data from a mid-stage trial presented at a medical meeting on Saturday.<p>NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease tied to obesity …

Diabetes

17 True Crime Documentaries That'll Make You Poop Your Pants

They're even scarier because they're real...<p>Correction: An earlier version of this post stated in #4 that Diane Schuler crashed her car and killed seven kids. It was actually seven people, including three kids. Thanks to everyone who commented to let me know!

5 Moves For Strong and Toned Legs

Ready to work your legs? Here are five highly effective moves to tone, sculpt, and strengthen your gams. Just press play to learn the exercises, then add them into your leg-day routine.

31 Ways To Make Your Home Cozy AF

~Blanket~ your life in awesomeness. The products in this post were updated in May 2018.

18 Insanely Creepy Documentaries That'll Make You Want To Hide Under Your Bed

Be warned: A majority of these documentaries contain disturbing subject matter.<p>To find out where these shows are available in your region check out JustWatch.

In a place of need, an unhealthy contradiction

Northfork, W.Va. — Another morning, another list of patients and problems in the hands of 35-year-old Keisha Saunders. Diabetes, depression, heart disease. Robert needs lower blood pressure. Buffy needs prescriptions filled. Mary needs to lose 50 pounds, so she can get what she really needs, a new …

Exactly How to Get a Strength-Training Workout on Your Treadmill

Just add these three moves to your usual running routine.<p>Treadmill = a personal mini gym? Why, yes, this piece of cardio is pretty damn versatile. Take this clever treadmill-based strength circuit designed by Alexia Clark, a personal trainer in Scottsdale, Arizona, which uses the side handles of …

California hires Justin Wilcox as new head coach

BERKELEY, Calif. — California changed directions with its football program Saturday, hiring longtime college defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox as head coach to replace the offensive-minded Sonny Dykes.<p>Dykes was fired last Sunday after four seasons of sometimes dynamic offense combined with one of …

An American Life, With or Without the Affordable Care Act

This is just one story of the millions of Americans whose lives have been changed by the Affordable Care Act. This kind of change has been a long time in the making.<p>After nearly 100 years of talk, and decades of trying, President Obama finally made affordable, quality health care for all a reality …