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The Perplexing Psychology Of Saving For Health Care

Spending your own money on health care might mean that you'll be more frugal with it. That's the theory behind health savings accounts, a decades-old GOP concept that's sparking renewed interest on Capitol Hill as Republican lawmakers look for ways to replace the Affordable Care Act.<p>HSAs are like …

Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns

It became clear in the last election that a stark division existed between urban and rural areas. In places such as north Idaho, people with similar political stripes have begun seeking each other out.<p>When Adrien Koch retired last summer from her job with FEMA in the Bay Area, she and her husband …

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

How Sleep Affects Your Weight

Actress Blake Lively's trainer is emphasizing an essential component for healthy living that's so easy to underestimate: sleep. Don Saladino, who has …

Ryan Reynolds

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Skip Meals

Raise your hand if you’ve ever glanced at the clock after powering through your to-do list only to realize you can barely remember when you last had …

It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even coffins.<p>According to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American man now stands at …

The Overview Effect: How To Get Unstuck And Shake Up Your Professional Perspective

Something strange happens when astronauts see Earth from space for the first time.<p>The view made Apollo 15’s Jim Irwin an evangelist and Al Worden a poet. Apollo 16’s Charlie Duke became a born-again Christian. And Apollo 14’s Edgar Mitchell left NASA to form the Institute of Noetic Sciences, an …

Chemicals in food wrappings could harm human and dog fertility

Chemicals found in plastic wrappings and the environment could be behind the drop in sperm counts, scientists have suggested, after discovering that dogs are also losing their fertility because they live alongside humans.<p>Last year research showed that just 25 per cent of young men now produce good …

Gabby Douglas (and her grandma) have figured out how to make ACV delicious

It’s common knowledge that apple cider vinegar is good for you, doing everything from curing bloating, keeping acne away, and even helping you fall …

Gabby Douglas

16 ridiculous 'facts' about animals you should really stop repeating

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to these myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies about animals passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the more popular myths we keep hearing repeated.<p>Have any favorites we missed? Send them to</i> …

Amphibians

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a …

7 Ways To Eat Healthy For Just $4 a Day

Loading up on the good stuff doesn’t have to strain your wallet<p>If you’re not careful, eating healthy <i>can</i> cost more than eating junk.<p>In fact, a recent study in the journal <i>Preventive Medicine</i> found that people who picked more nutrient-rich foods ended up shelling out more at the grocery store on …

How to Turn IKEA Bookshelves into CUSTOM BUILT-INS

How to Turn IKEA Bookshelves into CUSTOM BUILT-INSWhen we moved into our home here in Oklahoma (a little over a year ago), we had to make a few …

The 4 Foods That Are Aging You -- And What To Eat Instead

Make these food swaps for a healthier life.<p>While none of us can turn back the clock and prevent aging, it can be a much more pleasant experience if we make changes early on to prevent illnesses and deterioration. With that in mind, we spoke to internal medicine specialist Erika Schwartz ― who has …

Wellness

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe

Here are nine things you were told about innovation and creativity. None of them are true--here's what the reality is.<p>The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation …

Best apps and devices for 2016, so far

It’s time for a midyear status update on cool new gadgets and tech for the year.<p>What wowed you in 2016, so far?<p>Warning: Most of the really cool stuff for 2016 hasn’t come out yet. We’ll have to wait for the fall. Last year at this time, we already had the Apple Watch, the Google Pixel laptop and …

Apps

The 6 Talks a Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Unless your Facebook feed is very different from mine, you must have noticed that wedding and engagement season is in full swing. Looking at the …

Laissez-Faire

Why Regular Mealtimes And A Big Breakfast Are So Important To Keeping You Healthy

The answer is that eating at irregular times interrupts our circadian rhythms, which in turn upsets everything else. And best of all, there’s a new …

Nutrition

The top five interstates to plan a great US road trip around

The old adage that you cannot please all of the people all of the time has a definite ring of truth to it – but, Dwight D Eisenhower must have wondered why he bothered. Exactly 60 years ago, the 34th President of the United States ushered the Interstate Highway System into being via the Federal Aid …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Go Ahead, Cheat on Your Goals

Research actually endorses the occasional naughty indulgence.<p>You've vowed to improve your diet, but then one day you can't help yourself. You start staring at the luscious slice of chocolate cake in the pastry case of your local café. You've been so good, but it just looks so tasty.<p>Will cracking …

How Experiencing Beautiful Architecture Can Make You a Better Person

Gaudí's Parque Güell is a great example of beautiful, intricate architecture.<p>(Image credit: Luciano Mortula/Shutterstock)<p>You probably won't be …

Manhattan

Science Says You Should Be Eating These Top Foods to Stay Sharp

Add these superfoods to your next grocery list right now.<p>Watching your diet can have an enormously positive influence on physical, mental, and emotional functioning when you're on the job. Now, the right food isn't going to make you an overnight success, but science does back the idea that …

Nutrition

Build This DIY Tailgate Table and Utensil Holder for Your Next Camping Trip

Keep your car camping essentials organized and in one place with this tailgate table.<p>Car camping is a lot of fun, but even better when you can get away from it all in a Jeep or 4x4 truck. And the secret to making it a really great experience is staying organized. This DIY camping table and utensil …

29 Habits You Need to Break Before Turning 30

Most of us spend our 20s figuring sh*t out: our careers, our relationships, ourselves. And we're going to make plenty of mistakes along the …

Siblings

You Asked: How Do I Improve My Posture?

Experts call it “the turtle.” It’s that neck-bent, shoulders-forward, hunched-over position many people assume when sitting all day at work on their …

Associated Press News

11 Things to Know When Filling Out Your Tax Return This Year

Tax season news you can use.<p>Tax season is almost here, and with it comes all the usual issues of paperwork and confusion. But this year might be …