Linda Samson

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He had a terrible pain in his back. Here’s what he did.

The pain started to percolate up and down my lower body with each stride along the sand of Miami Beach. A cramp? A strain? I’m running, I thought, it’s supposed to hurt. Shake it off.<p>But the pain didn’t stop when my run did, nor when my vacation ended. It lingered, long into that first night and …

Pain

5 Unique Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

While our brains do lose volume over time, the good news is that your brain is a machine -- capable of regrowth and the ability to learn new things throughout your lifetime. But exercising your brain and whole body are crucial. Here are some unique ways you can ensure your brain stays sharp as you …

Humanity

42 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

Love can be hard to define, and it comes in many different forms. Here are 42 beautiful pictures that show us what true love means, in all of its …

The 10 Worst Foods That Make You Gain Weight

While exercise plays a role in good health, the quality of your diet has the biggest impact on your weight. The foods that make you gain weight …

This 12-minute workout plan will make intense exercise fun and easy to do

Short bursts of high-intensity training can provide results similar to or even better than a longer, lower-intensity gym session. Small amounts of vigorous exercise can add years to your life, all while providing the mental well-being and cardiovascular benefits that come from working out.<p>The …

Exercise

We asked a dog behavior scientist which breed is the smartest

But are those really the smartest breeds? Is there a valid canine IQ test? And can it actually help you understand how smart your dog is?<p>To answer these questions we talked to Julie Hecht, who studies dog behavior and psychology as a PhD candidate at City University of New York. She also writes for …

Pets

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.<p>I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but …

A psychologist reveals the best ways to maximize your sleep — and the No. 1 mistake everyone makes

Everyone wants to get better sleep. But sleep trouble is incredibly common.<p>And feeling tired the next day isn't the half of it. By not getting enough sleep you're reducing your IQ.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>And losing "beauty sleep" really …

Jet Lag

The Surprising Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression

When you think about strategies to achieve optimal brain performance, you may think about doing crossword puzzles or learning a new language… adding …

How to Look Good Naked

Want to adjust your "Privacy Settings"? Get ready for your close-up with these 10 body exfoliators, sunless tanners, and skin treatments.

Skin

Specific Calcium Channel Plays a Crucial Role in Healthy Sleep

<b>Sleep seems simple enough, a state of rest and restoration that almost every vertebrate creature must enter regularly in order to survive. But the</b> …

The 8 Most Common Living Room Mistakes

We've been to enough houses to know what we do and don't like in other people's living rooms. While some have good taste, there are a few design mistakes we see folks making again and again.<p>Here's a list of the eight most egregious blunders and what you can do to fix them.<p><b>MISTAKE #1: Not Using Color</b><p>…

Home Decorating

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5 Surprising Weight-Loss Foods

<b>Red Wine</b><p>Thinkstock<p>Research published in <i>The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry</i> found that ingesting dark-color grapes, either eating them whole or …

Here's why Facebook's Internet.org is crumbling in India

A group of Internet companies have withdrawn support from Internet.org, the buzzy Facebook-backed service that aims to bring people in developing …

“No living woman actually looks like Kate Moss”: The unattainable thin ideal

When my daughter was at her sickest, her impossibly thin body looked normal to me. Larger bodies looked grotesque<p><i>“I wondered if I could truly see myself at all. One day I found myself all-right-looking and relatively slim . . . and the next day I saw a sagging, bulbous grotesque. How could one</i> …

Alice In Wonderland

Healthy Food House

These simple exercises if you do them at least once a day, will deliver you from unnecessary calories. The famous American fitness coach Jim Saret, …

Toni Morrison interview: on racism, her new novel and Marlon Brando

Toni Morrison is, without a doubt, a world-class novelist. Her work as an editor, however, has received much less attention. Morrison worked at Random House for 20 years, leaving in 1983, just before she set out to write her <b>Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved.</b><p>At her apartment in lower Manhattan, I …

Literature

Cuddling Cat and Dog

What You Can Learn From Jeff Bezos's Sleep Habits | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos is considered one of the top minds in business today, having grown Amazon from an online bookseller to the top online marketplace in the world for everything from shoes to electronics. His deep focus on customer service has become legendary, but if you think Bezos is a workaholic, think …

Sleep

Which Is More Effective: Anger, Calm Or Happiness?

Which of these three do you think is more effective at creating Commitment: Anger, Calm or Happiness? In reading Eyal Winter’s book, <i>Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Than We Think</i> (PublicAffairs, Dec 2014), I came across an interesting research in psychology that describes the human …

Psychology

Learning while you sleep isn't impossible, as long as you're a mouse

Findings could bring hope to people suffering from PTSD<p>Fake memories have been created in sleeping mice, according to a study published today. The findings suggest that similar techniques could one day be used to treat conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in humans, though major …

The Brain

Coyote finds old dog toy, acts like a puppy

A photographer spotted a coyote as it trotted into her yard and explored a toy left in the snow. What she managed to capture on camera is the beauty …

Pets

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

"<b>Nuts</b>—they're high in fiber, and nut eaters are generally healthier." <i>—Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute</i><p>"<b>Cauliflower</b>. At just 25 calories per cup, it's a calorie bargain. Plus, it's super versatile, so you can use it as a low-carb …

Morning Workout: Motivation and Tips

This news may be easy enough for early birds to swallow, but what if you’re the type of person who has a profound relationship with your snooze button? Here, seven tips to learn how to tackle exercise first thing in the AM—so you can take advantage of a study like this, too.<p><b>Sleep in your gym gear</b> …

Cut your sugar intake to 25 grams a day if you can, says UN

If you've got a sweet tooth, you're not going to like this — even if you've already cut back significantly on your sugar intake.<p>The World Health …

You Can Buy Kristen Bell’s Go-to Skincare Product for Less Than $20

It’s no surprise that Kristen Bell has been an ambassador for Neutrogena since 2011. We’ve been tweaking our skincare routine forever just so we can get glowing skin like hers. We’ve been big fans of Kristen’s well before she and hubby Dax named their baby girl the cutest name ever, and now that we …

Skin Care