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5 Ways to Use Chia Seeds

You've heard that chia is amazingly healthy, but how can you use it? Health's food director shares her favorite ways.<p>Early one morning recently, I …

Nutrition

11 Habits of People With Healthy Hair

1<p>They get regular haircuts.<p>All of the experts agree—avoiding the salon is counterproductive to growing out your hair. “The ends are drying and …

Hair Care

7 Things Japan Can Teach You About Living A Long, Healthy Life

Want to know where to look to live a long, prosperous, healthy life? It’s simple. Just look east.<p>Japan, the land that gave us such treasures as Hokusai, Mothra and the delicious snack-stick known as Pocky , offers what may be the world’s best blueprint for a healthy life. Not only do Japanese men …

How Often Should You Really Wash Your Hair?

<b>Q:</b> <b>How often should I shampoo my hair? I've heard that washing every day is bad, but my hair falls flat by day two.</b><p><b>A:</b> "You really want to cleanse the scalp about three times per week," says stylist Patrick Melville of Patrick Melville Salon. "Obviously, this depends on the individual. If you tend to …

7 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Zinc

And more importantly, what to do about it<p>You've heard about zinc before, but do you know what it does for your health? Yeah, thought so. According to a new study in <i>Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety</i>, though, it's "one of the most important essential trace metals in human …

5 Weird Ways Stress Can Actually Be Good for You

We hear over and over again that stress is unhealthy. And all that talk makes us, well, stressed. But getting worked up isn’t always a bad thing, …

The Brain

Don't Break These Etiquette Rules

Good manners don't grow on trees. They have to be learned, preferably at an early age from parents who spend time teaching etiquette and reminding …

Infographic: How Much Sugar Is In Your Favorite Foods?

On the heels of our sugar, diabetes and Alzheimer's discussion, is this infographic that shows you just how much sugar is in some of your favorite …

What Causes Tiredness? The Surprising Things That Make You Sleepy

3. Medication<p>Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med and feel more lethargic than usual, see your doctor for an alternative. (If …

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

<b>Fact:</b> No one's sure where the so-called 8-by-8 rule came from, says Heinz Valtin, M.D., a Dartmouth College medical professor and author of two studies on the origin of the theory that the human body works best on eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. The truth is, your daily requirement depends on …

10 Reasons to Work Out

10 Really Great Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With How You Look<p>Your mood, your smarts, your performance at work, your cancer risk—regular sweat sessions pay off in many more ways than you might think<p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best in those adorable gym selfies you …

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

Yoga

11 Amazing Things That Happen When You Don't Wear Makeup

Everyone is always talking about the terrible things that happen when you don't wear makeup. Yes, glamming up can be a lot of fun, and we'd never tell you to stop playing with new makeup trends.<p>But the truth is, going makeup-free every once in a while is not the worst thing in the world. In fact, …

Weird Ways to Lose Weight

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss<p>And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!<p>If you want to shed pounds, you know the best way to do it: healthy eating and exercise. That being said, we’ve learned about some pretty interesting—and, well, seriously strange—weight-loss tricks via research over the …

30 Healthy Choices to Make Before 30

30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30<p>See how many you can check off so far<p>Make healthy behaviors a habit while you're still young, and you're more likely to hold onto them throughout your life. To that end, here are 30 health choices every woman needs to make by time she reaches the big …

Get That Sexy Bedhead Look For Any Hair Type

<b>Try:</b> <b>Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Souffle</b> ($5, at drugstores).<p><b>2.</b> Tilt your head over and rough-dry hair with a blow-dryer.<p><b>3.</b> Once dry, wrap two-inch sections of hair around a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, leaving two inches of your ends unwrapped so they stay straight, and varying the direction of …

Summer Veggies for Gorgeous Skin

New York City dermatologist and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Medical Center Joshua Zeichner shares his favorite farmer's market picks to cure what ails you—and your skin.<p><b>For inflammation...</b>red and yellow peppers. "They're rich in carotenoids, which soothe redness. They …

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

How To Grow Tomatoes and Troubleshoot Common Growing Problems

<b>It’s summer. Your garden is well underway</b> but you notice that something isn’t quite right with your tomatoes. Some are looking yellow on the leaves …

5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Protein

<b>Your Hair is Falling Out</b><br>Protein is the building block of all of your cells—your hair follicles included. "If your hair follicles are strong, they keep your hair on your head, despite the tugging we do all day and the wind going through your hair," says Blatner. But if you're chronically skimping on …

Heal With Colors

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." Colors are therapeutic. They have a direct effect on our mood, and well being. In this post I will discuss how the use of colors can unblock "Chakra" energy and bring peace of mind and good health to all.<p>Our body is made of …

Spirituality

6 Surprising Stress Symptoms

"Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems," says Molitor.<p>What's worse, those physical symptoms you end up with (um, bald patches) …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Top 10

Create Your Own 'Happiness Folder'

Natalie Portman dropped some serious knowledge in her interview with James Lipton on <i>Inside the Actor's Studio</i>. Lipton brought up something Portman had mentioned in a previous interview -- how she had no clear memories from before 12. She elaborated:<p>"I realized that so much of memory is rehearsal. …

Happiness

Warning: These 10 Beliefs Keep You Stuck in Life

Holding onto beliefs that you formed as a child can keep you stuck in your adult life. You may feel that you can't break free of them because of your family; you would be seen as disloyal. If you begin to question long-held family patterns and behaviors, where does this leave them? Where does it …

Self-improvement

7 Things You Must Let Go Of To Be Truly Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everybody wants happiness. It’s too bad that in this life, happiness can be a tricky thing.<p>I think that sometimes, instead of trying to chase …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Keep the Cycle Going

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you …