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Tight blood pressure control can cut memory loss, study finds

Health news<p>Lowering blood pressure to recommended levels can prevent dementia and the memory and thinking problems that often show up first, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>People whose top blood pressure reading was taken down to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, …

Dementia

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

The Surprising Link Between Belly Fat and Vitamin D

Fast foods, potato chips, and diet soda all lead to obesity, but now a new analysis shows a surprising link between vitamin D and and belly fat. …

Ghee will be the superfood ingredient of 2018, and we are here for it

It may appear that ghee is currently having a moment in food bloggers' newsfeeds and Brooklyn eateries alike, but the truth is that ghee has been around for thousands of years and is not just another foodie trend.<p>Ghee, the Hindi word for "fat," has been a staple of Indian cuisine for centuries. It …

These Are the 6 "Golden Rules" of a Fast Metabolism (Says J.Lo's Nutritionist)

Many see their metabolism as a fixed, pre-determined aspect of their health. But as celebrity nutritionist Haylie Pomroy argues, your ability to lose …

6 Must-Have Fridge Staples for Dieters

Broccoli Cole Slaw<p>If you're not familiar with broccoli slaw, here's the deal: It's a mix of shredded broccoli stems, carrots, and cabbage, and it's …

There's not a single US state where a minimum wage worker can afford a 2-bedroom rental, a report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's not a single state, county or metropolitan area in the entire United States where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour can afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment.<p>And if those workers wanted to? They'd have to work 122 hours a week. Every week. All …

Housing

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

Want to Live a Longer Life? Science Says You Should Change the Way You Walk

It seems it's wise to walk on the wild side.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Health advice is everywhere.<p>Why, you probably have a Fitbit or an Apple Watch permanently attached to you, so that it can nag you into your optimal …

All You Need Are 2 Towels to Carve Chiseled Arms and Abs

Elbow plank is already hard, but hold on to your leggings because it's about to get even harder. Grab a pair of hand towels (or paper plates on carpet) and try this sliding elbow plank.<p>Begin in an elbow plank position with a small, folded towel under each elbow. Keep your elbows directly under your …

Your Apple Watch workout is about to get way better

Apple announced some great new features for the Apple Watch with WatchOS 5: a Walkie Talkie app, Siri shortcuts and Podcast support. But as someone who uses her Apple Watch mostly for its fitness and workout features, those are the improvements I'm most looking forward to with the new update.<p>Here …

The Best Spring Makeup Priced at $10 and Under

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Makeup

30 Things To Make Every Room In Your House More Comfortable

It's about to get cozy up in here!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

5 Carbs That Will Never Cause Weight Gain, According To Nutritionists

We are super conscious about eating healthy. Sure we have a square of dark chocolate each night after dinner, but that’s a necessity and not an …

The Best Wireless and Bluetooth Speakers of 2018

Whether you're looking for a rugged, take-anywhere speaker for the beach or a multi-room sound system, here are some of the best Bluetooth and Wi-Fi …

Liquid Eyeshadows That Will Stay Put Through Absolutely Anything

That includes Southern summer heat.<p>If you’ve never tried a liquid eyeshadow, summer is the ideal time to do so. These creamy formulas are easy to …

When Jazz Ruled The World: The Rise And Reign Of America’s One True Art

Nowadays, in the second decade of the 21st Century, jazz may seem to many a marginalised music. Of course, it goes without saying that there are …

The truth about almond, soy, rice and flax: Decoding dairy and vegan milks

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just thinking about creamy beverages, it's impossible to avoid the many new milks (or "mylks") popping up in or near the dairy aisle these days.<p>Buying soy and rice milks once meant venturing to a hole-in-the-wall health food store, but now, milk shelves in large …

Nutrition

What Do 'A.M.' And 'P.M.' Stand For Anyway?

Many people don't know what the abbreviations stand for -- or how we should refer to noon and midnight.<p>Americans use many abbreviations in everyday speech and writing. Shorthands like “yd” for yard and “a/c” for air conditioning are pretty straightforward, but there are some misconceptions about …

Language

The dethroning of the dollar

Is the dollar in danger?<p>On Thursday, President Trump finally followed through on his threats to impose tariffs on most steel and aluminum imports. He …

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?<p>When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a …

Mental Health

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Why do dieters succeed or fail? The answers have little to do with food.

We asked participants in a big diet study about being on a low-fat or low-carb diet. Their responses surprised us.<p>As a longtime health reporter, I see new diet studies just about every week, and I’ve noticed a few patterns emerge from the data. In even the most rigorous scientific experiments, …

Holistic Medicine

‘Lean In’: Five Years Later

When Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” — a 228-page manifesto on what women need to do to triumph in the male-dominated workplace — was published five years ago this month, it became a cultural phenomenon.<p>It rode the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year, …

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve your …

One million users sign Snapchat update petition, here's how to delete your Snapchat account for good

Had enough of freaky filters? Here’s how to delete Snapchat<p>If you want to see how teens revolt when they don’t get their way, all you need to do is …

Report: Facebook releasing its own smart speakers in July

Facebook is reportedly releasing two smart speakers later this year to compete with the Amazon Echo. The two devices, apparently codenamed “Fiona” and “Aloha,” could be released as early as July.<p>Reports about the speakers first surfaced last year, with <i>Business Insider</i> naming Aloha. <i>Bloomberg</i> later …

This Is What Your Body Is Busy Doing While You're Asleep

Everything that's happening in a handy chart.<p>In our increasingly busy lives, sleep can feel pretty unproductive. But just because you're not awake, …

Sleep

This Is What It's Like to Have Sleep Paralysis And What Science Says About It

Literally the stuff of nightmares.<p>The first time sleep paralysis struck me was in the winter of 2012.<p>My grandfather had recently died, and I was …