Kris Hartz

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This Photographer Taught 1,500 Puppies How To Swim. These Are The Impossibly Adorable Results.

Ever wondered what your puppy's expression looks like when he or she takes that running leap into the water?<p>Odds are, a little something like this:<p>New York Times best-selling author Seth Casteel is back with a second photography book full of our doggy paddling pals, but this time the stars are …

Retirement: When Is Enough, Enough?

Thinking about retirement can be overwhelming. The idea of planning for something that won't happen for years, might last 30 years, and could cost millions is enough to make you leave it all to chance. But that's the worst possible retirement plan. Would you be willing to substitute something much …

How Minnesota's First Sons Are Going into Food

The Dayton brothers—who own The Bachelor Farmer, a New Nordic restaurant in Minneapolis—host a Fourth of July cookout at their family’s lakeside …

Dr. Oz: 4 Big Benefits Of Soaking Up Some Sun

By Dr. Mehmet Oz<p>If you're like me, you can't wait to get outside once the weather turns warm. In summer, you're likely to find me fishing with my son or relaxing with my wife, Lisa, on our deck. But it might surprise you to learn that I spend a few minutes outside enjoying the sun before I put on …

How to Choose Sunscreen: Part 2

Baby Boomers come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, constitutions, muscularity, complexions, skin tones and levels of hardiness.<p>Some of you do well in the sun and may even flourish in it.<p>Others can be strongly affected by the UV rays after only a short stay outside.<p>Yesterday, we talked a little about</b> …

Workout Nutrition Illustrated: What to Eat Before, During and After Exercise

We all know that what you eat is important, but so is when you eat, especially if you're active. That's why, in this infographic, I'll share what to eat before, during and after exercise.<p><b>Notes:</b><p>1. Click here for a fully printable version of this infographic.<p>2. For a complete explanation of this …

Nutrition

These 4 ‘Heart Healthy’ Foods Are Actually Not Healthy At All

Many foods that people believe to be healthy are actually seriously harmful.<p>Here are 4 common "heart healthy" foods that are more likely to clog your arteries.<p>1. "Healthy" Breakfast Cereals<p>The way foods are labeled is a disgrace.<p>This is particularly true of so-called "healthy" breakfast …

Nutrition

11 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat

Getting rid of your belly bulge is important for more than just vanity's sake. Excess abdominal fat—particularly visceral fat, the kind that …

Nutrition

Don't use aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, FDA warns

Going against years of widely dispensed advice, the FDA warned the public in a statement yesterday that most people shouldn't take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, Bloomberg reports.<p>In the statement, the FDA explained that ingesting aspirin on a regular basis isn't recommended to people who have …

Using Pilates Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Pilates exercises are commonplace at physical therapy centers, chiropractors are recommending Pilates, and "My back used to hurt all the time and now …

Pain

14 Habits Of People With A Healthy Relationship To Food

There's a fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously.<p>Whether our particular issue is emotional eating, binge eating, disordered eating or we just can't seem to get a handle on the whole nutrition thing, we can all stand …

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The Breaking Point

As some of you already know, I’ve been on a mission this year to simplify my family’s life and rid ourselves of excess. Over the course of the past …

Prime time for a potty break during a movie? There's an app for that.

I'm at<p>"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"the other day, cradling a drink the size of Marlon Brando, 40 corpulent ounces of sugar water priced higher than Texas crude. If this thing capsizes, I may well drown.<p>This 40-ounce Coke is considered a "medium." Presumably, the next size up is Lake Powell.<p>Why …

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

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Shark Photobombs 2 Boys At California Beach

Two young snacks surfers were photobombed by what appeared to be a shark, and everyone lived to tell the tale.<p>June Emerson, who took the photo, said she didn't realize she caught the shark in the photo, which features her 12-year-old son Quinn and his friend in the water at California's Manhattan …

Cell-phones' link to health problems debated

Some convinced devices cause harm, but conclusive evidence still lacking<p>Every weekday morning, Bret Bocook sits in a cozy Starbucks in downtown Los Altos. He sips coffee and reads the paper. But mostly, he watches people as they chat on their cell phones.<p>Then he walks over to deliver a message.<p>"I …

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