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Following the success of the Richard III excavation, is it time to dig up other famous skeletons?

Rarely, in recent weeks, has archaeology been out of the history headlines: the coffin-within-a-coffin in Leicester that was found to contain a …

Archaeology

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

How Not To Raise a Narcissist

If you can’t figure out where your uber-beautiful, ultra-exceptional 7-year-old’s selfie obsession came from, maybe it’s time for some …

Move It: Why a Clean Gut and Home Determine Your Level of Success

One of the most overlooked ways of optimizing your health and success is to flush anything, <i>anything</i>, out of your home that doesn't serve a purpose. The purpose can be beauty, a sweet memory. Unless the object elevates you, though, eliminate it from your experience. Donate. Dispose.<p>Your gut is a …

Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?

When a kid does something amazing, you want to tell her so. You might tell her that she's very smart. You might tell her that she's a very special kid. Or you might say that she must have worked really hard.<p>On the surface, they all sound like the same compliments. But according to Brad Bushman, a …

This Yogi's Instagram Account Will Make You Want To Do Handstands All Over The World

Scroll through Kino MacGregor's Instagram account for a few seconds, and you'll probably feel a little intimidated: It seems like MacGregor is constantly -- and effortlessly! -- upside down.<p>Her mission?<p>"I want to inspire people to practice, to become true spiritual seekers along the inner journey," …

22 Workout Excuses Everyone Makes

It's a wonder anyone gets to the gym.<p><b>1. "I don't have time."</b> Work <i>out</i>? You would, but you're too busing work<i>ing.</i><p><b>2. "I don't have enough time."</b> If you could squeeze in a workout after work and <i>before</i> happy hour ends? <i>Of course</i> you'd hit gym. But then you'd have to shower and wash your hair and redo …

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

<b>Before (1999)</b> <b><br>I Always Skipped Breakfast</b><br>I knew I needed to eat less, so I would hold off on eating until I was absolutely famished, which meant nothing until lunchtime. Not only did this slow down my metabolism, but I also ended up feeling so hungry that I ate a much bigger lunch than I normally …

Hormones May Help Younger Women With Hot Flashes, Study Finds

There’s more evidence that hormone therapy might not be so bad for women just starting menopause.<p>The latest Cochrane review supports the evidence that taking hormones does not lower the risk of heart disease for women past menopause. Cochrane reviews are meant to be authoritative, top-line …

3 ways to find workout motivation when you'd rather give up

It’s hard enough to make time to exercise, so it’s frustrating when you feel yourself losing your mojo halfway through your workout.<p>Maybe you’re tired from a long day at work. the gym’s super crowded or you’re hungry. Whatever the reason, you want to get the most out of your workout so it’s to your …

HRT linked to clots - and possibly stroke - study finds

<b>Women on HRT pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, according to a study.</b><p>The link was made by the international Cochrane group, which looked at medical trials involving some 40,000 women.<p>While HRT pills can ease menopausal …

9 Weird Vagina Issues—Solved!

Because your nether regions can’t exactly tell you what's wrong<p>Let's face it—there's a lot that can go wrong below the belt. From itches and odors to bumps and bleeding, sometimes it seems like you need a manual. So we consulted the experts for nine common vagina problems and how to deal—fast!<p><b>You</b> …

Women's Health

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

We've long known about the master clock in our brains that helps us maintain a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle.<p>But in recent years, scientists have made a cool discovery: We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies — from our pancreas to our stomach to our fat cells.<p>"Yes, there are …

Ambulance Wish Foundation Fulfills Hopes of the Dying

A charity helped fulfill the wish of a terminally ill woman to see Rembrandt's paintings, bringing her in a hospital bed to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum for the in-demand exhibit — just one of the 6,000 wishes granted since 2007.<p>Stichting Ambulance Wens (Ambulance Wish Foundation) brought three …

Menopausal women 'need more support' in the workplace

The menopause can cause hot flushes, mood swings and even depression, and for some women it can last for more than a decade.<p>The government's Business Champion for Older Workers, Ros Altmann, says it can also have an economic impact, as a lack of support is forcing some women out of their jobs.<p>She …

Report: Hormone therapy helps menopause symptoms

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>March 10th, 2015<p>Dr. Natalie Azar joins TODAY to discuss a new medical review revealing that hormone replacement therapy may be safe in the first 5-10 years after menopause.<p>More video<p>TRENDING<p>LIFESTYLE

11 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up The Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

The only shameful thing about mental illness is the stigma attached to it.<p>A lack of understanding when it comes to these disorders can leave sufferers feeling isolated and hopeless. Only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that people are caring and sympathetic toward their …

Everything You Should Know About Picking The Right Over-The-Counter Painkiller

Just about anyone who has ever had a headache or some knee pain has probably wondered: "How can I make this go away?"<p>Over-the-counter pain relievers are a pretty popular choice. In any given week, about 20 percent of the American population will use an OTC painkiller, according to a report from the …

How To Raise Kids Who Aren't Narcissists

<i>By Francie Diep</i><p>The guy right in front of you on the plane just stood up before the plane finished taxiing. He's taking out his luggage, forcing a flight attendant to intervene. He keeps saying he has a very important meeting to go to -- did he just use the phrase "C-suite"? -- and he has to get off …

Stress Tip: Pay A Compliment

<i>For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.</i><p>Generosity literally makes you happier and healthier. That can mean volunteering, donating to a charity or lending your children's sleds …

A Simple Guide To Joy

<i>Tui Anderson is a spiritual writer and traveler. In her GPS guide below, she shares her simple steps to joy.</i><p>As an optimist, I was shocked to learn that for some people, a positive thought is not only impossible, the idea of having a positive thought actually makes them feel even worse. Sometimes, a …