Madi Whitmore

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Sleep and the Teenage Brain

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> Debbie Millman asserted in her advice on breaking through your creative block. <i>“Sleep deprivation will profoundly affect your creativity, your productivity, and your decision-making,”</i> Arianna Huffington cautioned graduating seniors in her Smith College …

This Is Your Brain On The Ocean

Your body is comprised of roughly 57 percent water, so it isn't all that surprising that we're drawn to even larger bodies of the stuff -- the ocean. Though scientists haven't been able to pinpoint the exact reason behind why the ocean gets our synapses firing so feverishly, it's a universal truth …

Health Blog Roundup: Navigate A Thai Menu, Everything You Should Know About Yoga And More

<i>There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.</i><p>So you're craving Thai food, but don't want to overdo it -- what do you order? Well + Good has the lowdown on how to navigate a Thai …

How Can Colors and Their Meanings Enhance Your Fashion IQ

Colors have meaning.<p>Have you notice that you attract more attention when you wear a certain color compared to when you’re wearing a different one? …

Have a Moment? You Can Meditate

Okay, admit it: Sometimes just the word meditate makes you anxious. One more thing for my to do list, I can't do it, it doesn't work, maybe when I have more time I will learn. Just the tension around the word defeats its blissful purpose.<p>That's why I spent the day with a meditation teacher who …

Start Your Day In The Mindfulness Zone

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations<p>From the second we open our eyes in the morning, we have an opportunity to set the tone of our entire day mindfully, but most of us wake …

Reduce Stress: Practice the 5-Minute Favor

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>No one has time -- for anything. Or so it seems. Me, you and everyone we know have played the busy card to get out of doing something that didn't seem worthwhile. That's because time isn't money. You can't earn more of it and with only a few waking hours every day to get so much done, …

What (Most) Schools Fail to Teach

What if there was something schools could do that was scientifically shown to promote emotional resilience, physical health and academic performance? But what if only a few schools had started to incorporate it into their curriculum?<p>As a physician-in-training, I'm passionate about finding ways to …

Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

What Your Donut Selection Says About You

You already know what your morning eggs say about you, but what about your choice of donut? As a jelly-filled donut fan, I find the description …

Charting the Most Common Birth Dates

Using <i>data from The New York Times</i>, Matt Stiles of <i>The Daily Viz</i> created an interesting infographic that charts which birth dates are the most common. …

Cosmology

Slap, Flip, Shake —Then Get Out of Bed with the Wake Alarm App

Yes, we know there are about 8 million alarm clock apps out there, to say nothing of the actual alarm clocks you could buy. But our new favorite app this week is the Wake Alarm from Tiny Hearts Limited. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it gives you a bit of a challenge to make sure you get …

Meyer Lemon Cream Pie with Nilla Wafer Crust

What’s a barbecue without the proper dessert? A cool whipped cream topping mellows the tangy sweetness of this refreshing summer pie. Yum!<p><b>Ingredients for the pie filling:</b> – 4 large egg yolks<p>– 4 tsp grated lemon zest plus 1/2 cup juice (use Meyer lemons if possible)<p>– 1 (14-oz) can sweetened …

SHOWERS VS. NAPS

In the dead of an August night, one young woman experienced the personal mental quarrel that had reigned supreme over anything else she had ever …

Bungee Jumping

Watch @TheEllenShow Play "Nail Polish or Adult Movie?"

OPI is known for their unusual and unique polish names. They are entertaining and topical and… well, I guess some sound like Adult Movies 🙂<p>Watch …

Nails

Extreme Powerbuilding: The Hepburn Method

You want muscle, but you also want strength. And you want them as quickly as possible.<p>Maybe you’re a hardgainer with little strength. Or possibly …

Extreme Sports

Cardio For Fat Loss: High Intensity Interval Training Cardio Vs Low Intensity Steady State Cardio

5K<p>Shares 5K<p>Why is it that cardio is always the hot topic of fitness discussion and seems to be the fix all solution to burning fat?<p>As we have all …

7 Exercises for Fitter Feet

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Muscles<p>1 of 9<p>First, it's important to know that there are two kinds of musculature in your feet: extrinsic and …

Exercise

Don’t let injuries ruin your tennis season

<b>Orthopaedic specialist Dr. Stuart Elkowitz Emphasizes Conditioning and Technique to Prevent Tennis Injuries</b><p>On any given day on the all-year-round pro …

The Best Time To Do Almost Anything

Great quotes | #581

Here’s a new collection of <b>great quotes</b> by some of the most inspirational men and women that ever walked this earth. If you do like them and find them …

(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

Now and then when we <i>need a little Inspiration</i> we often reach for a <i>daily quote or motivational video</i>.<p>So I decided to share 56 of my <i>favorite picture</i> …

Google Maps Helps People Find Families They Lost Decades Ago

Among those of us who grew up with the Internet, some have found unexpected, outsize benefits.<p>If you moved away from a place soon after starting kindergarten and never went back—how much would you remember about the town? Just a corner of a distinctive building, perhaps, or a stand of trees under …

Got A Wound? Science Says Rub Some Dirt In It

Antibacterial clays can kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli and MRSA, researchers found.<p>The colloquial medical advice "rub some dirt in it" appears to have some merit. Researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have been experimenting with different clays, and it appears in …

Scientists Find One Gene Responsible For All White Tigers

And it's our fault that they're super inbred.<p>Science may not be totally sure how the tiger got its stripes, but at least they've got this figured out. One team of biologists says it has uncovered the genetic mutation responsible for white tigers.<p>White tigers have black or brown stripes, white fur, …