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‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams<p>When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor …

Medicine

Eat and Drink Your Way Through The Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge — a designated National Scenic Area — lies a half an hour east of Portland, and in addition to offering one of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, it has orchards, vineyards, and fields full of berries, fruits, and produce. Living among these farms, most local …

Texas

These Motivational Tips Will Take Your Life To Next Level

It is human nature to aim higher, to always want to be better, to strive for success and most importantly to own the joy and happiness that comes …

Motivation

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

10 delicious green smoothies that fight weight gain

Toby Amidor, M.S., R.D.Jarren VinkAccording to the 2015 USDA dietary guidelines, 90% of Americans aren’t getting the recommended daily amount of …

Nutrition

Targeted Exercises Burn Fat Faster

Does your workout plan include full body, targeted exercises to burn fat? All workouts help you slim down, but with a little bit of careful planning …

Recipe: Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie

For a punch of protein that tastes like dessert, try this Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie. For only 98 calories and 8 grams of sugar, you can start your day or finish your workout with a bang! To keep that sweet tooth satisfied, try this Cake Batter Protein Shake next.<p>Prep time: 5 minutes<p>Cook time: …

Nutrition

1.3 Million People Wanna Know: How Do These Girls Work Out?

Let the Tone It Up Girls show you the way...<p>Tone It Up founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott know exactly what they're wearing for July Fourth: "stars and stripes and abs and booty." When you're in the trainers-slash-BFFs' world, as their 1.3 million loyal followers are, a beach workout is just as …

New study shows chronic fatigue syndrome may have to do with gut microbes

Chronic fatigue syndrome, perhaps more than any other disease, has a bad rap. It makes you debilitatingly tired from normal tasks but no amount of rest can help. There's no blood test or other easily read biomarkers, so many doctors are reluctant to diagnose the condition no matter how bad things …

Research

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

Exercise

Here's How to Know Your Gut Type

You know your blood type and your skin type—but what about your gut type?<p>According to natural medicine doctor and nutritionist Josh Axe, nearly all of us are prone to one of five distinct digestive imbalances, which he presents in his new book <i>Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your</i> …

Wellness

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

Welcome to The Kitchn Baking School! Here's Your Syllabus and Shopping List

Have you ever dreamed of going to pastry school — in Paris, perhaps? Do you lust after show-stopping layer cakes? Do you desire the secrets of …

Baking

Hearst Magazines

30-Minute Strength Circuit Workout

(For more workouts that rev your metabolism, check out <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners</i>, a cutting-edge fitness program that packs three intense 20-minute equipment-free workouts into one DVD.)<p><b>How it works</b><br>Grab a pair of 25-pound dumbbells and perform the following 5 exercises in a row: dumbbell front …

Tough Fitness Challenges That Test Your Strength and Mobility

But I also like physical trials that have additional benefits beyond just kicking your ass. Below are two such challenges: the z-press test and the bodyweight squat test.<p>They not only challenge you physically and mentally, but they also improve your mobility and shoulders and hips, and increase …

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Health

The 10 Airlines With the Best Economy Class Seats

With ever-rising airfare rates, along with taxes and baggage fees to contend with, flying economy is the only possible option for the vast majority of travelers. That doesn't necessarily have to mean skimping on comfort and amenities, though -- by doing a bit of research before booking, it's easy …

Flying

Protein In The Clutch: 7 Tasty Treats

For those who aren't Clutch, the holidays always present an unappetizing dilemma. You can go with the flow and be like everyone else, backsliding for …

Dessert

The Perfect Kettlebell Swing

Why lift using a kettlebell? Exercises performed with kettlebells are a great way to shock your muscles into growth while improving power and …

Workouts

Get the Most Out Of Farmer Carries

If you haven't tried carries yet, you're missing out. They’re awesome for a number of reasons.<p>1. Without question, they’re a fantastic core training exercise. When performed unilaterally (one-sided), you have to fight to stay upright and to resist rotation and lateral flexion. And when performed …

Kettlebell Workout: Total Body Toning Fitness Routine

Exercise 1 Around-the-Body Pass<p>Hold the kettlebell with both hands in front of your torso and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Release the kettlebell into your right hand and move both arms behind your back. Grab the bell with your left hand and bring it back to the front (completing a full …

Workouts

Kettlebell Workouts: Total Body Exercises

A kettlebell is one of the most effective tools for getting a bomb body. The secret behind this Russian fitness import? Its weight is centered below the handle, so when you swing it, nearly every muscle in your body has to work hard to counteract the momentum.<p>Though you've probably seen kettlebells …

Creative Ways to Use Dumbbells

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells<p>Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try …

Slow Cookers

Foods For Clear Skin

To keep blemishes at bay, try incorporating the following seven foods, recommended by nationally recognized dietitian and nutritionist Elisa Zied, author of <i>YOUNGER NEXT WEEK: Your Ultimate Rx to Reverse the Clock, Boost Energy and Look and Feel Younger in 7 Days</i>, and internationally renowned …

Nutrition

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm2 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The California native's debut album <i>Expectations</i> is …

Fitness

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm5 days agoView More<p>Hair<p>A slightly more nuanced guide to a very simple haircut.<p>By Adam …

Lifestyle

The Four-Week Workout to Thigh-High Skirt Worthy Legs

Photo: IMAXtree<p>It all started with Angelina Jolie's infamous thigh-baring 2012 Oscar gown (and the memes that followed). Now high-slit skirts and dresses have flooded the market and we're all about showing off some leg (sorry crop tops, your moment is up).<p><i>Related: The Four Week Workout to Crop Top</i> …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …