Michelle DiCianni

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Fast and Furious Abs and Booty Workout

This is a full-body workout, but we have to be honest, your abs and butt will be sore tomorrow since all the moves target those areas a little bit more. And sore in the best way possible, since that means you're building muscle and strength. So just press play and get ready to work!

25 Profound Quotes from Aristotle On Happiness, Self-Mastery and Mindful Living

Aristotle is one of the top thinkers in history. Though he is often defined as a philosopher, he covered many topics such as biology, zoology, …

Happiness

The Promise of 3-D Printing Body Parts

Cheap, easy-made prosthetics could address a major need in developing nations.<p>He was barely a teenager when he was grabbed by a Sudanese guerrilla army and forced to become a child soldier. He was made to endure weeks of walking with so little food and water that some of his fellow captives died. …

3D Printing

Trump admin sets stage for mass deportations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.<p>But the Trump administration also emphasizes that it is …

Immigration

Why So Many Young Doctors Work Such Awful Hours

Neither truck drivers nor bankers would put up with a system like the one that influences medical residents’ schedules.<p>The path to becoming a doctor is notoriously difficult. Following pre-med studies and four years of medical school, freshly minted M.D.s must spend anywhere from three to seven …

Health Care

Multiple sclerosis: New stem cell transplantation may 'freeze' disease progression

A multiple sclerosis treatment which "resets" the immune system has been found to "freeze" progression of the disease in nearly half of patients, according to scientists.<p>A study led by Imperial College London found that 46 per cent of patients who underwent the treatment did not suffer a worsening …

Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

Most of us suffer back pain at some point in our lives. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Many of us also probably reach for medication. Now, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians say try exercise, yoga, or massage first.<p>That's a pretty big …

Pain

Gene Editing: The Next Step In Self-Evolution?

With humans on the cusp self-evolution, a new report emphasizes the need for a societal conversation that we’re not likely to have.<p>Last week, two …

How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)

Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?<p><b>Donald Trump’s political brand is about fighting</b> and winning, and he has promised to fight and win a war on big government. As a …

Mississippi River

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

Donald Trump

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Cannabis

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Mindfulness

Research Says It's Healthier To Breakfast Like A King, Lunch Like A Prince And Dine Like A Beggar

Many of us are rushing to get to work in the morning, or to start with our daily chores, so we tend just to grab something to eat on the go, and eat …

Nutrition

Yoga Poses to Prevent Back Pain By Improving Flexibility

This series of four poses was designed in collaboration with Back Pain Expert Anne Asher to prevent back pain by improving basic spinal flexibility, …

The Tricks Online Stores Use to Make You Spend More Money, and How to Avoid Them

We all know that brick-and-mortar stores use all sorts of tricks to get you to spend more, but online stores like Amazon are guilty of many of the …

Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease

A team of Cambridge researchers led by scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered the hidden connections in our genomes that contribute to …

CRISPR Gene Editing Used to Treat Patient for the First Time

For the first time, researchers at West China Hospital in the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province have injected a patient with cells modified through …

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, heart and liver

Gene-editing technology has been used to restore partial vision to blind rats, paving the way for revolutionary new treatments that alter DNA in damaged parts of the body.<p>It is the first time scientists have precisely modified DNA in non-dividing cells of the sort that make up most adult organs and …