Oleta Creighton McHenry

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The 'Eye Of Sauron' Was Spotted By A New Planet Hunter, And It Looks A Little Bloodshot

An astronomical camera's "first light" is kind of a big deal.<p>It's when a new imaging instrument "opens its eyes" and snaps its very first images of the sky. Astronomers hold their breath and cross their fingers, hoping every single mirror and lens is perfectly in place, and the images don't turn …

Workout Secrets To Get Your Best. Sleep. Ever.

Illustrated By Ammiel Mendoza.<p>No matter the frequency or type of sweat session, we feel better when we workout. And, while it’s been touted that …

Does Working Out Make You Eat More?

The counterintuitive way your body responds to a sweat session<p>Considering that you torch mucho calories when you totally kill it in a cycling class, you’d expect your body to respond with crazy-intense hunger pangs that lead you directly to the refrigerator (or nearest drive-thru). But actually, …

Fitness

12 Yoga Poses For People Who Aren't Flexible

Gentle poses and helpful modifications that are perfect for beginners and those who lack flexibility.

12 Pilates Moves That Will Redefine Fitness for You This Year

<i>by guest blogger</i> <i>Brooke Siler, celebrity Pilates instructor, owner of re:AB Pilates Studio and author of the recently launched</i> <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i><p>What does being fit look and feel like to your innermost informant? Is it limited to shape, tone, and size, or is it based on quality of …

7 Major Pilates Moves for All-Over Toning

Brooke Siler, author of The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, created this genius do-anywhere routine<p>Brooke Siler, renowned instructor and author of <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i>, created this genius Pilates-at-home routine using workout bands to mimic machines found in top studios. The …

Yoga

Stretch Your Potential Through Stretching

Shockingly, back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old. More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain (1). The main cause? Lack of flexibility and too much sitting. When I ask the question, "How long do you sit in a day?" …

Why You Need to Start Boxing ASAP

For an all-encompassing mind and body workout, look no further than boxing.<p>There's a reason why boxing is the workout of choice for so many celebs …

10 Yoga Poses for a Strong Back

With New Year's Eve parties and winter vacations to warm destinations right around the corner, who doesn’t want a stronger, more sculpted back to …

15-Minute Workout: Get a Lean Pilates Body

No machines, no weights, no sweat!<p>When it comes to middle-whittling, Pilates can't be beat, but doing the same exercises over and over can get dull …

Cardio Fast Lane: 30-Minute Rowing Routine

Blast nearly 300 calories and sculpt every inch with this quick workout plan<p>When you only have half an hour at the gym, grab a pair of dumbbells and …

15 Minute Kettlebells Workout

Earn a balanced—and bangin'—physique with this killer kettlebells workout<p>No disrespect, dumbbells—you're great and we heart you—but the kettlebell is kind of stealing our adoration. To be honest, this isn't a new crush: We've always been fond of the kettlebell's shape, which creates an uneven …

Workouts

It's Not Just How Many Steps You Take, It's How You Take Your Steps

You've heard it from your doctor, from your pedometer-toting pal -- maybe even your mother: You need your 10,000 steps a day!<p>Accumulating steps over the course of the day (no matter how brief each isolated walk may be) is certainly better than nothing. But, according to recent research, merely …

FCC app taps masses for mobile broadband speed research

The commission this week will discuss an app that could allow consumers to determine whether they are getting the mobile data speeds they're paying for.<p>Mobile broadband speeds can vary widely, but now the Federal Communications Commission is turning to the smartphone community to get a more …

Nine Jaw-Dropping Hotel-Room Views Around the World (Photos)

Stunning<p>The sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you get back to your hotel room. Check out these fabulous hotels that are even better looking out …

50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

<i>“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”<br>―Abraham Lincoln</i><p>It usually isn’t what you have, where you are, or what you’ve been …

The One Simple Technique to Keep Your Worries from Driving You Insane

As a psychiatrist, I’ve treated many people with very severe anxiety problems. There are many of us, though, without a clinical anxiety disorder who …

How to Keep Going When Self-Doubt Creeps in: 3 Rules | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Having been a self-doubt sufferer for many years, it’s easy to imagine my life always being the same, doing the same old things and getting the same …

Self-confidence

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

The 15-Minute "Work Out Any Time "Workout

Exercise 1 Leg Curl<p>Lie faceup on the floor, knees bent and both heels on a towel; lift your hips until your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Slide your heels away from you as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …

5 Kettlebell Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The secret is out: Training with kettlebells is a great way to increase power and strength while burning fat. Thanks to the growing popularity of these bowling bell-shaped weights, more people than ever are banging out reps of kettlebell swings, rows, snatches and …

7 Pushup Variations You NEED to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn<p>Pushups give you so much bang for your buck. They not only work your chest, but you’ll also feel the burn in your shoulders, triceps, and your entire core. But doing the same exercise all the time gets boring. Want to change things up? Then click through …

Workouts

Why Effort Will Beat Skill Any Day Of The Week

<i>“Effort will beat skill any day of the week.”</i><p>I found this quote awhile back and it really resonated with me. It sums up my parenting philosophy. I …

Here Are The Five Big Reasons Obamacare Is Changing People's Insurance Premiums

The fight we've been having for the last week over the president's broken "If you like your health plan, you can keep it" promise has not been very informative.<p>To hear liberals tell it, this is mostly a story of people losing their grip on "junk insurance." If people are paying more, it's because …

If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes