Mario Lacayo

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A Harvard professor just busted the myth that coconut oil is good for you, calling it 'pure poison'

A 50-minute German lecture becoming a viral hit on YouTube might sound unusual, but the title of the talk by Karin Michels, the director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg and a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, has caused a …

Coconut

3 stocks I believe could double your money

Investing would be a lot simpler if it was easy to pick the stocks with potential to double or triple in price. Unfortunately, there is no way of …

Investing

Consider this investment strategy to generate income in retirement

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>In recent years, extremely low interest rates on government bonds and high-quality …

Investing

How to Protect Yourself Against a SIM Swap Attack

A spate of hacked Instagram accounts. A $220 million lawsuit against AT&T. A bustling underground crime ring. They all have roots in an old problem …

Security

See Inside: Selena Gomez Drops Asking Price of Texas Mansion

Pop star Selena Gomez has dropped the asking price of her luxurious mansion in Fort Worth, Texas, from $2.99 million to $2.7 million, according to …

5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Is Probably Keeping from You

Buying a home—especially for the first time—can be an overwhelming and confusing ordeal, and your real estate agent is your guide through that …

Real Estate

“White-Boxing” Is the Hot New Real Estate Strategy for Selling Your Home

For a long time, the popular strategy behind preparing a home to go on the market has been to put the home’s best foot forward. Any realtor would …

Real Estate

Trulia Neighborhoods lets you see crowdsourced local reviews of an area before you move in

It can be overwhelming to get a sense of what a neighborhood is like before moving there just by consulting multiple websites to piece together general information. To help, real estate website Trulia is launching Neighborhoods as a guide for buyers and renters. The tool features crowdsourced local …

Real Estate

12 Science-Backed Ways to Get People to Like You (Infographic)

Check out these quick tips to help you get more friends and allies.<p>The bigger your network is, the better off you are in every aspect of your life. At work, among friends or with family, the more people like you, the more they want to help you. Whether you’re trying to get a promotion or trying to …

Infographics

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

5 Things You Always Forget to Check at an Apartment Viewing

It's easy to get caught up in square footage or closet space when looking for an apartment, but there are some other less obvious things that are …

Real Estate

Pediatricians Warn Against Plastic Numbers 3, 6, 7

The next time you use a plastic container or bottle, you might want to look at the little number inside the triangle recycling symbol.<p>In a report …

Pollution

18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow

During my 20-plus years of recruiting, I have reviewed roughly over 480,000 résumés and LinkedIn profiles. I’m not too handy with numbers (which is why I’m a recruiter rather than an accountant), but making an educated guess based on my meager math skills, I have searched—at the very least—50 …

Employment

This new guide shows you how to protect your smartphone at the U.S.-Canada border

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has released a handbook to help travellers between Canada and the U.S. protect their personal data from being viewed, used or stored by border agencies in either country.<p>At the moment, Meghan McDermott, staff counsel with BCCLA, says border …

Privacy

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, …

Medical Research

5 tricks for making a perfect smoothie, every single time

Whether you have your smoothie recipe down to a science, or can’t quite get the right proportions to make it more superfood and less sludge, there’s …

14 Diabetes-Friendly Snacks for People On the Go

Grab-and-go snacking is part of our busy, modern life. But just because it’s quick and convenient doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy. Make sure your …

Nutrition

Is The Herpes Virus A Key To Curing Alzheimer's Disease?

A new study has found a connection between Alzheimer's disease and the herpes virus.<p>Alzheimer's peels away a person layer by layer. The short-term …

Dementia

The 9 Most Important Vitamins for Eye Health

Your eyes are complex organs that need many different vitamins and nutrients to function properly.<p>Common conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, …

Holistic Medicine

Welcome to the Next Deadly AIDS Pandemic

The world’s experts on HIV/AIDS are gathered this week in Amsterdam for the 22nd International AIDS Conference as a collective anxiousness has set …

Public Health

Eating dinner before this time can dramatically lower your risk of getting cancer

Europeans are cool and all with their late hour dinners, but you may want to start looking into early bird specials if you want to live longer. …

Breast Cancer

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

The magnesium-vitamin D connection you need to know about

When it comes to the long list of supplements out there, magnesium and vitamin D both top the list as ones doctors most recommend. (Probiotics are up …

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

What sugar does to your brain

To tell the story of what sugar does to your brain, you have to start with the thought that triggers your need for a hit of sweetness.<p>It often …

I cut back on sugar, and this is the best advice I can give you if you want to do the same

My overly-active sweet tooth has been an issue since I was a kid. Sugar is what I turned to when things in my world just didn't seem right. It's the crutch I used when my anxiety took over. And it's the substance I devoured when during times of celebration.<p>At a routine check-up eight years ago, I …

Glucose-monitoring patch could mean no more finger-pricking for diabetics

For millions of diabetics, performing finger-prick blood tests to monitor blood glucose levels is an unpleasant part of daily life. If a new …

What Is Normal Blood Sugar in People Over 60?

Glucose, derived from foods and body stores, is a main source of energy to the body. Some health conditions, most notably prediabetes and diabetes, …

5 Supplements That Help Fight Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and 31 percent of them use complimentary or alternative medicines, including supplements to manage their …

4 Keys to Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes

T ype 2 diabetes is both common and on the rise. The disease—which occurs when your body is unable to use insulin to adequately control levels of …