Nicole Gamache Allee

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Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

This Best-Selling TED Speaker Told Oprah the 5-Step Secret to Happiness

Is it possible to increase your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

The “modern” workplace doesn’t just make us lonely, it can make us physically ill

Who are the people we think of as lonely? At one time, they were the outcasts—the mentally ill, the poor, the elderly, the isolated—anyone considered <i>outside</i> of society. But today, extreme loneliness has become much more pervasive, fueled by new technology and the rise of the freelance economy.<p>As …

Psychology

5 Phrases Depressed People Don't Want To Hear

<i>By Nanea Hoffman</i><p>There are some kind words I just can't hear. It's as if they're being broadcast on an inaudible frequency that affects me the way sonic fences affect dogs. Suddenly, I'm a teeth-gritting, fist clenching, curled up ball of prickly defense.<p><b>The hard truth I've had to face is this: a</b> …

Relationships

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

10 Dirty Secrets of Car Rental Companies

When you step up to a rental car counter, do you automatically anticipate an adversarial relationship with the agent? Lots of us do, and with some good reason: The fear that the agent will try to get us to pay for something we don't need -- or gouge us for something we do need -- is real and rental …

How I Get Enough Sleep to Maintain a Healthy, Productive Life

I am an ophthalmologist, not a professional sleep expert, but sleep has always been very important to me and I've thought about it a great deal.<p>Sleep is the wonder drug for the feeling of well-being. The CDC reports that insufficient sleep has been linked to the development of chronic diseases …

Sleep

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

I Copied Kim Kardashian's Exact Makeup Routine

Am I #blessed yet?<p>Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but you can't deny her makeup game is strong. As a fellow makeup addict, I'm fascinated by her look, so when her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic revealed all the products he uses on her, I thought, <i>Why not slap them on my face and see what</i> …

Eye Makeup

Why Walking Is Better Than Running

<i>By Paige Greenfield, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>James O'Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. A self-proclaimed "exercise enthusiast," O'Keefe says there was a time -- decades, in fact -- when he would routinely spend two to three …

Weight Loss

Ostracised, sacked … and even arrested: the fate of whistleblowers at the UN

Photograph: Reuters<p>French soldiers on patrol in the Central African Republic. A report into sexual abuse of children by some French peacekeepers was leaked by a UN aid …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Emily Browning: ‘Hollywood movies are made for white men’

The Australian star explains why playing Reggie Kray’s defiant wife Frances in crime biopic Legend makes a happy change from playing the ‘the hot babe’

Trump can't actually win, can he?

I talked with<p>Republicanwise men last week — sober establishment strategists who have seen many presidential campaigns come and go — to ask them how long the improbable popularity ofDonald Trumpcan last. Reassure me, I said: He can't actually win, right?<p>Their answers surprised me.<p>"It's not …

Government

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kim Davis Is Not a Patriot

The martyr business in America is booming. It’s a growth industry, like yoga pants, prisons and celebrity nip-slip sites. Caterers, cake-makers, …

2015 Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech final score, with 3 things to know from the Buckeyes' win

Ohio State hammered the Hokies Monday night, strolling out of Blacksburg with a 42-24 win.<p>After a first-half scare that left them trailing by three, the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes scored 28 unanswered points on Virginia Tech <i>en route</i> to a 42-24 win Monday night in Blacksburg. The Buckeyes, with new …

Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary Is Important for Public Health

One key difference between low-income and affluent babies: the number of words to which they’re exposed.<p>Air­on Pate is boun­cing off the walls.<p>The not-quite-2-year-old is wait­ing with his mom Domi­n­ique and broth­er Aiden, 4, to be seen at a fed­er­ally sub­sid­ized clin­ic for low-in­come wo­men …

Public Health

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Woman Finds Her Exact Twin on the Internet but They Aren't Related at All

Plus, they are ten years apart in age!<p>The Twin Strangers project found yet another bizarre set of Internet twins who have absolutely no relation to each other at all. In fact, the two women are 10 years apart in age, Mashable reports.<p>The bizarre story is part of Twin Strangers, which was launched …

North Carolina

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Common Misfortune Can Be Good Fortune

A month ago, I was on my way home and I got a blowout; I heard a "bang," and the left front tire of my car went flat. This misfortune happened in a neighborhood setting, so I was able to pull off the road easily. That was fortunate, but I didn't see it that way. What I did notice was that I did not …

8 Sex Toys for the Chic Woman

The accessories every woman should have in their underwear drawer or red room.<p>Women of style never settle for purely utilitarian, from their clothes to their bags to their sex toys. Here, the accessories every woman should have in their underwear drawer or red room.

18 Perfect Gifts For The World Traveler

Getting patted down at security, dealing with flight delays, waiting in endless lines, and fighting over power outlets — sometimes it can be a bit too much to handle.<p>Whether traveling for business or pleasure, these fun gifts are sure to make any trip a bit nicer.<p>From NASA-designed products made to …

Shopping

Is Freedom Just An Illusion? Maybe We Don't Want To Know

The possibility that machines will be able to simulate the human brain is all over the news these days. In the United States, President Obama's Brain Initiative promises $100 million to fund research into "how we think, learn, and remember." In Europe, the Blue Brain Project, headed by Henry …

What We Mean When We Say We Need a Break

As a stay-at-home mom of two small children, when I say that I need a break, I'm not talking about wanting a vacation or a treat as a reward for doing my job. Needing a break doesn't mean that I'm seeking a respite from my responsibilities or that I want to put my feet up. It means that I need a …

Parenting