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This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

Holistic Medicine

A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert

Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the duo behind two wildly popular New York City bakeries, put their distinctive spin — part all-American retro, part punk-rock renegade — on seasonal and holiday desserts. Take a look at this delicious recipe from their new cookbook, Baked Occasions.<p><i>Serves 16 to …

Dessert

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

8 Disgusting Facts About Thanksgiving Food

What you need to know before you hit the grocery store pre-feast<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>Back when the Native Americans and Pilgrims broke bread over their first Thanksgiving dinner, they were celebrating their first …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

Interior Design

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long

Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says you have to settle for the same bowl of oatmeal or egg white omelet …

Camille Styles On How To Get The Perfect Party Ready Pantry

The lifestyle blogger's book "Camille Styles Entertaining" comes out October 28. Here, she shares what to have on hand for entertaining.<p>Camille Styles is known for her impeccable taste and popular blog, and now her new book "Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style" …

The Unexpected Tool That Will Solve Life's Tiny Messes

Besides on your clothes, of course.<p><i>This story originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.</i><p>Ah, the humble lint roller. It's lightweight. It's sticky. You always have one handy in your sock drawer. And it makes quick work of picking up life's tiny messes when you don't feel like getting the vacuum …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Fitness

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of construction lumber and …

Make Kris Jenner's comfort food dishes: Chicken soup, pumpkin bread and more

Ever wondered what meals Kris Jenner makes for her family? Now, you'll no longer have to worry because she's got a cookbook, titled "In the Kitchen With Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites" and she's sharing recipes: Hearty chicken soup, pumpkin bread, macaroni and cheese and …

Recipes

Nigeria Is Ebola-Free: Here's What They Did Right

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday, a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries’ …

Disease

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

Ebola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreaction - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- This is getting ridiculous.<p>While the threat of Ebola is very real in Africa, the paranoia it's generated in the United States is <i>unreal</i>.<p>You can count the number of documented cases in America on two hands -- and still have fingers to spare.<p>There are eight confirmed cases. And in each one, …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

University of Pennsylvania

Ebola outbreak in the West: Why some survive, some don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died ?<p>Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia -- and all survived.<p>Spanish nurse's aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

6 Foods That Help Fight the Flu

They're the next best thing to getting your flu shot<p>Getting your flu shot isn't the only way you can help prevent the flu. What you eat can also help lower your odds of coming down with a nasty bug, says Rachel Berman, R.D., health content manager for About.com. Check out her favorite …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

Senior Republicans criticize Ebola 'czar' choice for lack of medical background

Senior Republicans on Capitol Hill Friday criticized Ron Klain, President Obama’s choice to be “Ebola czar,” as a figurehead with no health background.<p>“Given the mounting failings in the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak, it is right that the president has sought to task a …

8 Diet Changes Real Women Made to Lose More Than 50 Pounds

You're definitely going to want to steal at least one.<p><b>Related:</b> What Nutritionists Eat When They Go Out to Restaurants<p><b>Related:</b> 10 Genius Ways to Use Up the Last Bit of Greek Yogurt

It's Time to Start Ignoring Pope Francis

The Vatican recently released a document asking for Catholics to stop condemning homosexuals and instead embrace them with love and acceptance.<p>Whether you are a devout believer or a militant atheist, I think we can all agree that the Hippie in a Holy Hat that rules over these bleeding heart bishops …

Sugary drinks warning signs change habits of US teens

<b>Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off calories in sugary drinks can encourage healthier choices, US research suggests.</b><p>A study of teenagers' purchasing habits found they bought fewer sugary drinks and more water when the signs were up.<p>The most effective sign said it …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …