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10 Magnesium-Rich Foods for a Healthier Heart

Magnesium tends to get overlooked when the spotlight shines on better-known minerals such as calcium and potassium, but it plays a crucial role in …

Nutrition

Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

The widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence.<p>Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for years. The belief that it protects the heart has …

Omega 3

If You're Trying to Lose Weight, You Should Probably Stay Away From These Fruits

Fruit is probably one of nature's best snacks: it's portable, it's tasty, it's full of fiber and essential micronutrients, and there are so many options to choose from. However, fruit is still high in sugar, and while it's natural sugar, it can still add up if you are trying to lose weight. We are …

Nutrition

The #1 Account All Wealthy People Have (That You Probably Don't)

Can you imagine your little old traditional or Roth IRA is worth millions of dollars?<p>It happens for some people.<p>According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 791 individuals have IRA balances between $10 million and $25 million, while 314 are worth over $25 million.<p>That was in 2011. …

Retirement

7 Of Italy's Most Spectacular Beaches To Visit Now

Italy’s riches extend to its 7600-kilometer coastline where you can find dozens of beaches with such lavish beauty it’s hard to decide which one to choose. Here are seven of these spectacular coastal havens—ranging from north to south and to the islands of Sicily and Sardinia— that offer …

Italy

Can Eating The Right Foods Help Boost Your Mental Health?

<b><br>Photo Credit: Thinkstock</b><p><b>(CBS) —</b> Sticking to certain foods and a healthy diet isn’t just good for your physical health, it may also have a positive …

Mental Health

The 25 Best Diet Tricks of All Time

We asked doctors, dietitians, and other experts how to diet, and really keep the weight off.

Nutrition

Eating fat is the only cause of weight gain, study says

Many studies have shown that carbohydrates, sugar and fat are the causes of weight gain. However, a new report reveals that fat is the only …

Nutrition

What Is Your Next Travel Goal?

As you’ve probably noticed, I like to post every once in a while with a direct question to you all. These are actually my favorite posts to write …

Travel

7 Grammatical Mistakes You Might Be Making

If grammatical mistakes send you into a fit, fury, or frenzy, we feel your pain. At the very least, misused and ill-chosen words make us want to …

Language

6 herbs a doctor recommends for your most dreaded PMS symptoms

There’s no delicate way to put this: PMS sucks. A lot. Starting one or two weeks before your period arrives, premenstrual syndrome brings with it a …

Women's Health

Beaches and Seaside Towns of Calabria

Located at the southernmost point of Italy's mainland (the toe of the boot), Calabria boasts some of the most pristine beaches and sun-drenched …

Beaches

7 Health Issues You Didn't Know Came From Dehydration

A few months ago, when I was misdiagnosed with a UTI, I began drinking a ton of water to flush out the bacteria. I was surprised to find that this …

Wellness

Yes, You Can Lose Belly Fat Without Working Out — Here's How

Losing belly fat is no easy feat. It requires you to work hard and pay close attention to your daily habits. You might think that working out for hours on end is the best way to shed excess fat around your midsection, but that's not true. You can lose belly fat without exercising at all, in fact, …

Nutrition

10 Important Things Every Traveler Should Know Before Visiting Jamaica

Offering stunning beaches, jaw-dropping waterfalls, and warm locals, Jamaica is unsurprisingly a favorite Caribbean destination for many travelers. …

Caribbean

61 Brilliant & Shockingly Affordable Products Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

Think back to second grade, when your best friend in class got one of those stacking point crayons, and you just <i>had</i> to have one, too. The best random …

Shopping

The 10 Best Things About Being a 'Confirmed Black Racist'

Over the weekend, I received a quite kind email from a man named “Jake” with a series of screenshots from articles I’ve written about white people …

Cook Out

Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp.<p>The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce …

Dementia

Fat Intake Alone Decides Whether You Gain Weight, Claims A New Study

For the longest time, the dietary advice was simple, and more than a little judgemental. If you’re big, it’s because of your diet, so eat less fat. Except we’ve learned it’s not that simple: Low-fat diets can, ironically, expand your waistline, and we’ve learned our own bodies fight fat loss, and …

Nutrition

A Dietitian Says This Is the Best Carb to Help You Burn Belly Fat

If you're trying to lose stubborn belly fat, you've probably heard that you should cut carbs to banish the bloat and trim your waistline. And while limiting certain types of carbs, such as sugar, can help you lose weight, there is a carbohydrate that will actually help you achieve your weight-loss …

Nutrition

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

This Unexpected Country Has Europe’s Most Flat-Out Stunning Coasts

If you feel like people are all of a sudden hyped about Croatia -- a gorgeous country in southern Europe you hadn’t heard much about until the past …

European Travel

The Sneaky Salt Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Frozen Shrimp

Unless you’re within driving distance to the Gulf of Mexico, odds are the shrimp you’re eating were frozen at one point. Unfortunately, that means …

Seafood

Best Classes for Couples in NYC

They say one of the keys to a lasting romance is learning and growing together—what better way to embody that wisdom than by taking a class together? …

New York City

Best-Ever Succotash Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place lima beans in a medium saucepan, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce to medium-low, and simmer …

Recipes

It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

An Aspirin A Day? Not So Fast

I thought we’d put this one to bed. A large-scale study showed that low-dose aspirin (one quarter of a standard 325 mg pill, or about 81 mg) taken once a day can prevent heart attacks and some common types of cancer, including colon cancer.<p>I wrote about this topic just over a year ago, and I’ve …

Biomedicine

The One Question You Should Always Ask Your Hotel Before You Arrive

You've booked your hotel room. You've booked your airfare. You've spent hours carefully crafting an itinerary for your week's adventures. Now …

Hospitality

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

Tone Your Behind and Abs With This 20-Minute Victoria Sport Low-Impact Workout

Get ready to multitask and tone your booty and abs with one workout. It's low-impact — so you won't bother your downstairs neighbors — and equipment-free. Led by Victoria Sport ambassador and celebrity trainer Megan Roup, these moves are designed to keep you long, lean, and strong. Yep! You can …

Fitness