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5 Tips for Finding and Dating a Fit Girl

Nick Savoy

Dating Rules for the Digital Age

Nick Savoy

3 Signs You Could Be Eating Too Much Protein

With recent launches of Lunchables Protein Packs and Cheerios Protein, it seems food companies are trying to sell us on more protein in just about every aisle of the grocery store.<p>The average adult needs about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight a day, which comes out to roughly 56 …

How Your Cell Phone Might Be Hurting Your Sperm

Men may want to reconsider how closely they store their mobile phone to the family jewels.<p>A meta-analysis of ten past studies, led by researchers at University of Exeter, U.K., found a small but consistent drop in sperm quality if the men (or their, uh, samples) had been exposed to mobile phone …

The Truth About Fat

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Nutrition

The Power of Prevention

<i>By Susan Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A and Laura McCulloch</i><p>Benjamin Franklin once said that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," yet 279 years later his words still have not been successfully put into medical practice. It is estimated that 70 percent of deaths in America are linked to …

How to Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship: An Open Letter to Future Physicians

Dear Future Physicians,<p>You will be the most important person in the world to her.<p>You will be the last thing she thinks about when she goes to sleep and the first thing she thinks about when she wakes up. She will cry about what you tell her, and dream about what she wanted you to say instead. She …

Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Keys to Weight Loss and Health

What if getting healthy had very little to do with obsessing over what you eat or worrying about how much you exercise? What if you could make weight loss and health automatic? In fact, research shows that is the best way to lose weight and get healthy. You can design a life where health and weight …

The Power of Prevention

As a doctor and a public official committed to improving the health of Americans, I am concerned that men often have poorer health outcomes than women. As men, we can do a better job taking care of ourselves. Unfortunately, we are living sicker lives and dying younger than American women. Men are …

Why People With Meaningful Lives Paint Their Faces Blue

Every muscle longs for comfort and security, except one: the heart. While the rest of us looks for the easy way out, the heart beats for meaning and purpose. It's a ruthless, open and yet deceptive war.<p>Perhaps no story demonstrates this tension better than <i>Braveheart</i>. William Wallace lives into his …

U.S. goes into battle against deadly orange disease | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday a total of $31.5 million in funding to combat a plant disease that threatens to devastate Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry and has driven up the cost of a glass of orange juice.<p>As many as 70 percent of Florida’s …

5 Daily Habits to Help Blast Belly Fat Right Now

America's toddlers are currently our biggest losers. Recent federal data shows a dramatic 43 percent drop in obesity rates among 2- to 5-year-old children during the past decade. But don't break out the celebratory cupcakes just yet. America still has a major weight problem, and now, it turns out, …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …

Diabetes

17 Weird, Uncomfortable, Awkward, Kind of Hilarious Things That Can Happen During Sex

Don't even pretend you can't relate.<p>Sometimes sex can be mind-blowingly hot. And other times...it's the complete opposite. You know a few of these have happened to you.<p><b>You Realize You Haven't Shaved</b>...And you seriously debate not having sex because of it. You had big plans to take care of it …

Ariana Grande

Mosquito-borne virus chikungunya worries CDC

A debilitating, mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya has made its way to North Carolina, health officials say. It's the state's first reported case of the virus.<p>The patient was likely infected in the Caribbean, according to the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. Chikungunya is primarily …

Why Polio is Doomed and Gun Violence Isn't

A century ago, the quickest way to diagnose polio was with the belly button test. A doctor would ask a suddenly feverish, bedridden child to lift her …

Public Health

Chinese PM demands audience with Queen on visit to Britain

Chinese officials threatened to cancel a senior leader’s visit to the UK next week unless the prime minister was granted an audience with the Queen<p>The <b>Chinese</b> prime minister threatened to scrap an upcoming visit to the UK unless he was granted an audience with the Queen, it has been claimed.<p>Li …

The Golden Era of Innovation is Upon Us

Every piece of technology we own or online service we consume has Gordon Moore's 1965 law as a common denominator (Moore's Law = number of transistors doubling in microchips about every two years). Even though the law is nearly half a<p>century old, it's still valid and impacting our future.<p>Realize …

FBI testing face recognition for finding suspects

The NSA may claim it's <i>not</i> collecting photos of American citizens for a facial recognition database, but the FBI most certainly is. The feds has been building what it calls the "Next Generation Identification database," primarily by gathering mug shots from local law enforcement agencies. The …

US will auction bitcoins seized from Silk Road, bidders must deposit $200,000

The United States government announced Thursday that it will sell the nearly 30,000 bitcoins it seized last year from Silk Road, a notorious online …

Happiness Is A Cyber Gun – How We Can “Do Something” About Mass Shootings With Technology

We incessantly discuss gun control, argue on social media, and try to grasp why this keeps happening — why our children continue to get shot in what seems like a weekly occurrence. And yet, even with major technological strides that could solve several issues here, gun culture still hasn’t …

PulseOn

The last 12 months may be remembered for many things, but in the tech realm, the surge of wrist-mounted activity-trackers will surely be one of them. Some might say there’s been too much choice.<p>The latest entrant to the busy space is PulseOn, a Finnish company spun out of Nokia back in 2012. …

Ex-Microsoft employee who leaked company secrets sentenced to three months in prison

Remember that time Microsoft rifled through someone's Hotmail account and then claimed it was totally OK? The incident -- and Microsoft's response -- was disturbing enough that it was easy to forget why the company accessed someone's account in the first place. The reason: That inbox belonged to a …