Linda Samson

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Explosive Bluecut Wildfire Challenges California Crews

For a second day, extreme heat and erratic winds are making things especially dicey for crews battling a 30,000-acre wildfire that's racing through rugged canyons and bone-dry high desert land near San Bernardino, Calif.<p>The Bluecut Fire, sparked Tuesday morning, is threatening tens of thousands of …

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

By Paul Farhi<p>Paul Farhi<p>Media reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>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 …

Physiotherapy

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 …

42 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

Kayla Matthews<p>Productivity and self-improvement blogger Read full profile<p>Some things in life are hard to describe, yet we can recognize them when we …

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 …

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 …

IQ

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 …

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.

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> …

Neuroscience

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>We've been to enough houses to know what we do and don't like in other people's living rooms. While some have …

Living Rooms

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Books

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 …

Net Neutrality

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

<b>Kate Moss (AP)</b><p>When my daughter was at her sickest, her impossibly thin body looked normal to me. Larger bodies looked grotesque<p>Harriet Brown<p>April 18, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—and What We Can Do About It”<p><i>“I</i> …

Feminism

Healthy Food House

It happens to most of us, you raise up your arms and just look at them jiggle. Perhaps you clap your hands and the muscles of your arms are still …

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 …

Cuddling Cat and Dog

What You Can Learn From Jeff Bezos's Sleep Habits

Losing sleep because you're burning the midnight oil? You're doing it wrong. Listen to how one top entrepreneur kept his mind sharp by fine-tuning his sleep habits.<p>Jeff Bezos is considered one of the top minds in business today, having grown Amazon from an online bookseller to the top online …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

Weight Loss

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

New research helps morning workout fiends to lose weight faster. Tips on how to join them<p>Put down the banana, rise-and-grinders: According to a new study published online in the British Journal of Nutrition, people who exercise early in the morning on an empty stomach burn more fat than those who …

Fitness

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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 …

Nutrition

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 …

Kristen Bell