Kevin Tugano Ordoñez

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Could a Smile Make Your Meds Work Better?

A new study confirms the effects of positive thinking<p>You know you should heed the glass-half-full mentality—it’s been linked to a longer, happier, and healthier life. But now, Harvard Medical School researchers say that following the old adage could even make you think a drug works better than it …

7 Things That Are Secretly Stressing You Out

Keep calm and read this article

10 Tips To Lighten Up And Laugh More

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Some research indicates that the benefits of laughter go well beyond the ever-important fun factor. Laughter may be a blood-pressure reducer, an immune-system booster, a stress buster and a friend maker. But because we're serious adults with jobs (or without jobs) and …

8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism

A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

Keep these healthy staples around at all times, and you’ll never have to resort to ordering crap for dinner<p>It’s a dieting duh that holiday bashes can be pretty terrible for your waistline. But the fatty party food isn’t the only scale offender. Party hopping also makes it harder than ever to stay …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

The Trick That'll Help You Eat Healthier

Changing the number on the scale could be as simple as changing your frame of mind<p>Food-lovers, rejoice! Enjoying the food you eat can actually help you stick with your diet. According to a new review in <i>Trends in Cognitive Sciences</i>, the trick is focusing in on the things you love about healthy fare, …

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do I Wake Up Minutes Before My Alarm Goes Off?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

Nobody Says It, But This Is the Greatest Weightlifting Lesson I've Learned

You'll never walk into the gym and hear someone say, "You should do something easy today."<p>But after 10 years of training, I think embracing slow and easy gains is one of the most important lessons I've learned.<p>In fact, this lesson applies to most things in life. And it comes down to the difference …

7 Places That Will Delight Your Inner Child

Being a grown-up can be hard, and sometimes you just want to escape and indulge your inner child. We all have a bit of Peter Pan Syndrome, so why not use vacation to harken back to simpler times?<p>These seven spots are carefree destinations or activities where you can feel like a kid again, in the …