Melissa Slessman

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Le Louvre

The Atlas Fitness Trackers Can Differentiate Between Bicep Curls and Push-Ups

The market for fitness trackers seems to be filled with lots of pedometers disguised as fitness trackers. Sure they can count steps, calories burned …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

7 questions to ask your employer about wellness privacy

If your company hasn't launched a wellness program, this might be the year.<p>As benefits enrollment for 2016 approaches, more employers than ever are expected to nudge workers toward plans that screen them for risks, monitor their activity and encourage them to take the right pills, food and exercise.<p>…

Privacy

The repugnant myth of the poor’s unhealthy eating habits

We are told — over and over again — the lower class is our greatest consumer of fast food. It simply isn’t true<p>In a country where it is a national pastime to find new ways to blame poor people for the crime of being poor, even food choice becomes a site of class warfare. Consider the popularized …

Here's the obesity rate in every state

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new data from their annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) program, which surveys hundreds of thousands of Americans every year about their health habits and characteristics.<p>One of the many things included in the …

Weight of the union: Obesity by state

<b>(CNN) —</b> New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control find that while adult obesity rates remain steady, they are still high around the country.<p>In a state-by-state analysis, Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi were states with the highest adult obesity rates. Hawaii, the District of Columbia …

Holistic Medicine

Here's What Happens When You Binge on Pizza, Burgers, and Cookies for a Week Straight

People have done a lot of crazy sh*t in the name of scientific research. Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia were interested in how …

Portion size key in tackling obesity, says study

<b>Reducing the portion sizes offered in supermarkets, restaurants and at home would help reverse the obesity epidemic, say researchers.</b><p>They say their review of 61 studies provides the "most conclusive evidence to date" that portion size affects how much we unwittingly eat.<p>The team at the University …

Here’s The Best Online Calorie Calculator, According To Science

But it still might not work for you.<p>Want to lose weight, but don't know where to start? A free online calorie calculator -- the Body Weight Planner -- is now available to the public after several years as a research tool for scientists at the National Institutes of Health.<p>There are plenty of free …

Fitness

6 Tips for Exercising When You Don't Have Time

The biggest complaint I hear as a weight-loss coach is, "I don't have enough time."<p>Trust me -- I get it! As a full-time working mom with four small children, I'm plagued with not enough hours in the day. So here are six simple tips to keep you consistently working out.<p><b>1. Schedule it.</b><p>Busy people …

10 Honest Marriage Vows You Never Hear At Weddings

Love is patient, love is kind, love endures, blah blah blah, isn't it all wonderful? Vowing to persevere through sickness and health and in wealth and poverty is tradition, and it's comfortable when associated with lace and roses. But hasn't it proven to be fairly useless when it comes to forging …

Three questions that can change your finances…and your life

If your New Year’s resolution to save more already is in tatters, maybe you need extra motivation. My advice: Get yourself excited about your …

First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale University

Munitions workers exposed to the chemical DNP lost weight. Now Yale University scientists think it could be used to fight diabetes<p>A chemical which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes, scientists at Yale University believe.<p>DNP …

Diabetes

Marketing Is Dead, and Loyalty Killed It

So, you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder to become Chief Marketing Officer. Pat yourself on the back – you deserve it! All done? Good. Now, please accept my condolences. Your job is obsolete, and unless you turn yourself into a Chief Loyalty Officer, you’re sure to eventually be replaced …

Should You Have The Right Not To Know Genetic Information?

Affordable genome sequencing has brought with it a host of ethical debates. Who owns the data? Who can access the data? Should we sequence children? But the debate most likely to directly affect you in the next few years is this: what happens if your physician has your genome sequenced and finds …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells found in bone fragments – the oldest human remains ever to yield their genetic code.<p>The …

Research Says Parents And Kids Should Play Video Games Together

Two studies look at the benefits of intergenerational video game play. Both found that playing video games with your kids has a positive impact on adolescent development and long-term family outcomes.<p>Of course I like these studies. They validate what I’ve been writing about for a while.<p>A little …

Don't Waste Money - Make Your Social Media Advertising Smarter, More Original, More Effective

<b>#5 of 10 More Don’ts of Corporate Social Media</b><p><b>“Advertising is the price companies pay for being un-original,” designer Yves Behar has said.</b><p>But on social media, originality in advertising actually has found a new canvas, a new playground to explore. And the profession itself is being redesigned in …

The Beginner's Guide to Google+

When Google+ entered the social space in 2011, it was met largely with skepticism. Joining a crowded field with platforms such as Facebook and …

Making Money | Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of Inc.com | Inc.com

<b>A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn</b> to play the drums. I've always loved the drums. Whenever I listen to music, I hear the drums first. I can listen to a great jazz drummer like Art Blakey for hours on end. I'd give up almost anything to be as good as Glenn Kotche of Wilco.<p>The path to …

Business Strategy

10 Ways to Use Your Personal Facebook Profile for Business

Shares 6K<p>Are you wondering how to use your personal Facebook profile for your business?<p>One of the reasons Facebook is effective is the personal …

Social Media Marketing

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How to Integrate Google+ Into Your Online Marketing Initiative

Google+ is Google’s social network and was launched in mid 2011. Although it took awhile to catch on in the social media marketing world, it’s …

Infographics

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

This story appears in the September 2013 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already feeling the pressure. But what really pushed her over the edge was …

Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Prominent VCs and angel investors may dominate the headlines with their big sticker investments, but personal loans and credit – along with investments from friends and family – make up the lion's share of funding for startups in the …

5 Ways to Get Out of Startup Mode And Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs stay in startup mode way too long. Keeping a small business in startup mode requires you to stand on the brake. If you keep telling people you're "just a startup," you will never take actions for real growth.<p>It's time to …