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The Best Workouts Before, During, and After Your Period

There are days when we approach workouts like champs—nothing can keep us down! And then...well, then there are the days when we'd rather just curl up with a bag of cheese puffs and/or a pint of ice cream. Yay, hormones!<p>Rob Kominiarek, D.O., FACOFP, an Ohio physician specializing in fitness and …

Chicken Kiev - Crispy Chicken Breast Stuffed with Garlic Butter Sauce - How to Make Chicken Kiev

A Skin-Boosting Healthy Salad Recipe (You Won't Believe What's In It)

Who's up for a tasty salad recipe—that <i>also</i> helps make your skin all nice and glowy? (Um, me?)<p>This little beaut contains essential vitamins A, E, C, and B complex, all of which have been shown to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fight free radicals, and stimulate the production of collagen. And …

5 Health Goals to Check Off Your List (or at Least Attempt to) by Age 30

I have a bunch of friends who are turning 30 this year, and they're—well, let's just say they're a little freaked out by it. I totally get it. I felt that way too. But I'm here to tell you—from the other side—that 30 was one of my favorites. And you know what? If you get some of these health habits …

4 Yummy Ways to Get More Omega-3s (A New Study Shows They Help Preserve Brain Health)

Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked with lower risk of heart disease and maybe even Alzheimer's. A new study just found that older women who consumed the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids had better preservation of their brain as they got older.<p>And, sure, you can eat servings of fish such as …

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8 Reasons Guys Love it When You Orgasm

Your big O is pretty much the highlight of his night<p>You're familiar with the fortune cookie game, right? The one where you say "in bed" after you read your fortune? Well I once cracked open a cookie to find this: "You need to dedicate more time to others." … <i>in bed</i>.<p>Needless to say, I was offended. …

Research

The Fascinating Difference Between Men's and Women's Nightmares

Find out what's keeping you both up at night—and why it isn't the same thing<p>Whatever has you tossing and turning at night may depend on your gender. Bad dreams and nightmares differ between men and women, according to a recent study published in the journal <i>Sleep</i>.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Sleep

Why Eating Too Much Sugar is Dangerous—No Matter What You Weigh

You'll be surprised by how little sugar qualifies as "too much"<p>We hope this doesn't ruin your Valentine's Day plans, but there's some alarming news about sugar: Consuming too much of the sweet stuff has been linked to a higher risk of dying of heart disease, according to a new Centers for Disease …

Holistic Medicine

The Week In Numbers: Tuition For Space School, New Peanut Allergy Treatment, And More

<b>$45,000</b>: the cost to enroll in this FAA-approved spaceflight training program (that's only 18 percent of the price of a ticket on Virgin Galactic)<p><b>12 days</b>: the time this fruit fly spent in space. Back on Earth, something's not quite right…<p><b>7 years</b>: the age at which humans begin to forget their early …

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space

Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth<p>Low gravity may inhibit the growth and spread of thyroid cancer cells. In newly published research, experimental biologists describe the responses of thyroid cancer cell cultures to 22 seconds of simulated microgravity …

Red Velvet Chocolate-Swirled Brownie Bars

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>Red velvet fever has begun in advance of Valentine’s Day. It’s everywhere.<p>Here’s my contribution.<p>They’re in between a …

'World's oldest flamingo' dies in Australian zoo at 83

<b>A flamingo believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world has died at the age of 83 in Australia.</b><p>Greater the flamingo was put to sleep on Friday due to complications brought about by arthritis and old age, officials at Adelaide Zoo said.<p>The flamingo, named after its species, arrived at the zoo …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Hair Products We Love

Timmy, my pet rabbit, was super pleased when I wrote an article about cruelty-free makeup. Like me, Timmy thinks it’s important to get the word out …

Yellow Split Pea Dal

272<p>SHARES<p>You can easily master this classic Indian dish in a rice cooker. If your cooker comes with a steamer basket, try steaming fresh cauliflower …

Coconut

PEAR AND HAZELNUT MUFFINS

Preheat the oven to 425'. Butter a standard 12-cup miffin tin (or line with papers. I wish I'd done the former).<p>In a bowl, combine the oats, flours, …

Gingery Carrot and Tomato Soup

Last week my husband came home with a 5-pound bag of organic carrots. “Kroger was out of the smaller bags,” he said. “So I thought you could make …

Tortilla Soup

Natural Beauty: Lip Color

2<p>SHARES<p>Did you know that the average woman ingests up to four pounds of lipstick and gloss over her lifetime? That’s a lot of lipstick! It's pretty …

These stars are so fast they can escape the Milky Way - Futurity

Astronomers have discovered a surprising new class of solitary stars moving fast enough to escape the gravitational grasp of the Milky Way galaxy.

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

Should you do more reps or lift heavier weights?<p><b>The question:</b> If I want to build more muscle, should I lift heavier weights or do more reps with lighter weights?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems in Toronto<p><b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see …

Exercise

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

Climbing

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Almonds

They're a waistline-friendly snack known to boost heart health, and loaded with enough other health benefits to land them a coveted spot on our list of the 50 healthiest foods of all time.<p>But before you get carried away with a heaping handful, consider a few of the lesser-known facts about this …

4 Steps to Release Self-Doubt

Use this advice to shut down "imposter syndrome" and reclaim your confidence<p><i>"Hasn't anybody else noticed that I don't belong here?"</i> Impostor syndrome, or feeling like a fraud at work, at home, or anywhere else in your life, will probably affect you at some point. A lack of trust in one's abilities …

Self-confidence

The Weight-Room Cardio Workout

Hit the gym to get your cardio fix—without stepping foot onto a treadmill<p>Think lifting weights can't get your blood pumping? Try this two-for-one circuit created by Brett Hoebel, 20-Minute Body creator and former trainer on NBC's <i>The Biggest Loser</i>. It utilizes total-body resistance moves that …

Workouts

5 Meals That Make You Feel Amazing

5 meals that'll soothe your mind and body<p>When I was younger, I relied on chocolate and sugar to give me boosts throughout the day. Sure, I had some dips in my energy level, but I didn't see a huge downside.<p>Then I started eating more vegetables, protein, and whole grains, and a lot less sweet stuff. …

Food

The Top 3 Excuses for Not Meditating and How to Avoid Them

Life on any given day can be stressful in general, but the hustle and bustle of the holidays add emphasis to that stress, making us short-fused and unreasonable. I find that most people who come to me during this time are not clear thinking. Most of what transpires around them is a disconnection …