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The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.<p>The truth is, despite the popularity of …

Nutrition

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

Apple's ex-CEO John Sculley is on a mission: "The US healthcare system is totally fixable.”

<i>John Sculley will take part in a TNW Answers session soon. If you’ve got a burning question for the former Apple CEO, you ask it here.</i><p>Ten years as Apple’s CEO left John Sculley with an insatiable appetite for tackling big problems. Now, the septuagenarian tech icon is the head of RXAdvance, which …

This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

We thinking less about diets as being for rapid weight loss and more about for creating lifestyle changes that stick.<p>To help people sift through the noise and find science-backed plans that work for years rather than weeks, US News & World Report ranked 38 eating plans.<p>The rankings considered …

High Blood Pressure

A financial planner shares her personal system for managing money

But we also ring up debt because we simply don't understand the flow of our income and expenses, so we can't accurately estimate how much money we have available to spend.<p>I've struggled with this myself. A few years ago, I put in place a "Money Flow" system to help my family track our spending.<p>You …

Personal Finance

Gwyneth Paltrow's New Skincare Line Is Actually Good, Sorry

I'm one step closer to becoming Gwyneth.<p>But here it is: when my Bikram yoga instructor tells me to "kiss the mat" during class, the drought-dry skin on my face accrues such a potent mix of toe jam and body sweat that I break out before final savasana. Then, when I step outside into the freezing …

I Used Anna Victoria's Fit Body Guides for 6 Weeks

There are tons of trainers on Instagram, but Anna Victoria stood out to me right away because of her approachable take on shifting into a healthier lifestyle. And her ab situation didn't hurt, either. Victoria's own journey started after <i>six years</i> of eating fast food three times a day. Yep: Every. …

Scientists Find the Exercise and Diet Sweet Spot for Gaining Muscle, Losing Fat

Holy GrailThe exercise and diet sweet spot to build muscle, lose fat.Scientists have found the perfect balance of exercise and diet to achieve one of …

Exercise

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

Holistic Medicine

9 American habits I lost when I moved to Germany

1. Idle chit chat<p>During my first days of work in Germany, I made sure to be super friendly to all of my coworkers. Whenever anyone passed me in the …

13 Mistakes People Make in Their 20s

Most people use their 20s to figure out what it means to be an adult, and the process is certainly not easy for everyone.<p>Whether you’re finishing up …

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More pro than a GoPro? This camera claims to edit video for you

GoPro has made a killing making the everyday person into a hero, but this camera wants to take that a step further — Graava wants to give the …

Online wine club uses an algorithm to find you the perfect wines

This is a new concept for a wine club — a pair of MIT grads launched a subscription service that seems to be the equivalent of a digital …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Libraries

12 Under-The-Radar TV Shows To Watch This Summer

Bored with all of this summer's blockbuster shows and films? Here are the TV series to try instead.

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Laser Hair Removal

I took the plunge into Laser Hair Removal four years ago, when a friend that finished her treatments lifted her arm to show me the smooth softness that lay underneath. This was an underarm that had been to Laserland and come back rejuvenated, hairless and content. I needed to go to there.<p>As a …

CIO John Halamka in intriguing EHR venture with athenahealth

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's CIO John Halamka leads the hospital system into an unusual joint venture with EHR vendor athenahealth Inc.

10 more tech innovations changing medicine

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. If they hit us unprepared (which we are now), they will wash away the medical system we know, leaving a purely technology–based service without personal interaction.<p>By preparing and planning, we have the opportunity to …

Innovation

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Health insurance companies aren't gouging us take a look

news Wednesday, June 24, 2015<p>Health insurance companies aren't gouging us take a look<p>Health insurance companies aren't gouging us take a look at the …

Personalized Technology Will Upend the Doctor-Patient Relationship

In a few years, the idea of receiving medical treatment exclusively at a doctor’s office or hospital will seem quaint. Wearable technologies, implanted devices, and smartphone apps allow continuous monitoring and create a ubiquitous, 24/7, digitized picture of your health that can be accessed and …

ICYMI: The Rise Of Trigger Warnings And What An Empty Inbox Says About Your Personality

<i>ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.</i><p>This week, we read everything we could get our hands on about human behavior, including an essay on what the rise of trigger warnings and safe spaces say about us as a society, and a piece on the psychological advantages of strongly identifying …

Why Doctors Are Frustrated With Digital Healthcare

A large-scale survey of U.S. doctors conducted by Decision Resources Group tells us that doctors are using digital tools and willing to receive data feeds from their customers, but they are quite frustrated by poor usability of digital healthcare tools and difficulty getting measurable …

Digital Health

15 Old Computer Sounds That Will Take You Right Back

Those of us who were really hip in the '90s got online, usually via a dialup modem (or your college's awesome network...if you could afford a network …

The 1 Time-Management Trick That Actually Works

All the time-management seminars in the world are wasted effort unless you take this one simple step.<p>Everybody I know has tried some type of time management, yet most are still stressed out. Despite all the books and seminars on time management, none of the techniques seem to be working in real …