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Hairdresser shares horrifying images of how her job impacts on her body

You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a picture of someone who’d gone 10 rounds with Anthony Joshua.<p>Or someone who’s been backpacking with …

The Computerized Lettuce Factory Of The Future

High-tech farms in urban warehouses can grow 100 times more food using 95% less water than old-fashioned operations depending on soil and sunshine.<p>Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It's all a …

15 Supplement Ingredients to Always Avoid

With the help of an expert panel of independent doctors and dietary-supplement researchers, Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients …

Weight Loss

5 Yoga Moves That Will Improve Your Life

It's time to breathe and reboot — yoga style.<p>Top Latina yogi instructor, <b>Yudy Arias</b>, is showing us her favorite go-to moves to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. As part of the Simplemente Saludable initiative by Colgate Total, Arias is offering her most useful tips to empower Latinas to …

10 Yoga moves to put your body in fat-burning mode

1/17<p>1<p>Here are some simple poses for you to try while you wait. Just remember to check out Zoe Bray-Cotton’s instructions on Yoga Burn to make sure …

Midlife physical activity is associated with better cognition in old age

A long-term follow-up study of 3050 twins from the Finnish Twin Cohort has shown that midlife, moderately vigorous physical activity is associated …

Watch: 5 Bodyweight Exercises You Should Never Do

We all love bodyweight training, but despite its many benefits, there are a few equipment-free moves that you should make sure you never do<i>.</i> …

Trump's Latest Accusation: Obama 'Founded ISIS'

Was the Republican nominee just speaking metaphorically? He insists he meant exactly what he said.<p>In his latest outburst, Donald Trump has pinned blame for ISIS on Barack Obama.<p>“In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,” Trump said Wednesday in Florida. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s …

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7 gentle yoga poses to help ease neck and back tension - Health - ABC News

With historic roots stretching back thousands of years to ancient India, yoga is a practice that has stood the test of time.<p>Devotees will tell you: …

Withings Body Cardio Scale

No one wants to go to the doctor's office every morning. With the Withings Body Cardio Scale, you get a lot of the same benefits without the hassle. …

This 6-Letter Word Is The Secret To Achieving Your Toughest Goals

<i>It's not "effort", "habits" or "belief" -- it's something far simpler. Isn't it fascinating what some of the world's best have achieved in their fields? Us mere mortals look at what they do and think, "heck, that's never going to be me."</i><p>As easy it is to sell yourself short, a part of you does …

This Alabama Abortion Doctor Is so Badass There's a Documentary About Her

At 8:30 A.M., the ob-gyn office of Yashica Robinson, M.D., in Huntsville, Alabama, is already crowded. Under portraits of sleepy newborns on the lilac-painted walls, pregnant women wait on comfortable couches, flipping though magazines; some keep an eye on their young children. Despite the warm …

Medicaid Fraud

9 More Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Hip and Lower Back Pain

After we saw how helpful our first blog post on this topic was, we decided to create another blog with nine more yoga moves to ease hip and low back …

Change Your Life (For Less Than $5) With These Brilliant Meditation Apps

Meditation and mindfulness have been gaining exponential popularity over the past year thanks to incredible benefits: combatting stress, fighting depression and anxiety, improving sleep, boosting energy, and even helping the immune system are just a few powerful reasons to start. If you're feeling …

7 Yogic Mudras You Need For Love & Mental Clarity

Meditation can be challenging, especially for people with busy minds and exhausting lifestyles, but mudras can help lend focus to your practice by …

The 8-Minute Circuit To Avoid Winter Bod

Get rid of that extra layer of insulation we all seem to put on this time of year.<p>Winter bod: The softer shape we take on when daylight feels in short supply and the weather calls for comfy layers. You haven't stopped working out; it's just that you have a little less motivation than you did …

Workouts

Get Toned Arms for 2016 With These 3 Exercises from Kayla Itsines

All you need are 7 minutes.<p>This week, we continue our series with Insta-famous trainer and creator of the Bikini Body Guide, Kayla Itsines, to kick-start those inevitable New Year's fitness resolutions. Kayla's workout for ELLE.com is made up of four circuits–full body/cardio, arms, abs, and …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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The Best New Science for Weight Loss in 2016

We scoured through hundreds of weight loss studies published in the past year and identified the top five most surprising, helpful, and actionable tips that could help you reach or maintain your healthiest weight in 2016. The main message boils down to this: Small changes to your lifestyle don't …

Weight Loss

60-second health tests: 6 important screenings you can do at home

But, remember, positive results are just a symptom and don't necessarily mean you are sick.<p>Will you be paying closer attention to your health? You can start right in your own home.<p>NBC News medical contributor offers six do-it-yourself health tests that take just 1 minute each.<p>Remember, a positive …

Dementia

The Fastest Way to Get Rid of a Zit

It’s so easy you can do it in your sleep<p>It’s tempting to squeeze the world’s biggest, reddest, angriest zit on your face.<p>But don’t do it. You’ll cause scarring that will last longer than the pimple itself, says Adnan Nasir, M.D., Ph.D., director of dermatology at Wake Research Associates and the …

These 3 charts show how America's spending habits have changed over the past 50 years

Americans don't spend money the way they used to.<p>In a recent note to clients, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch team led by Beijia Ma shared a chart showing US consumption broken down by age in 1960, 1981, and 2007.<p>The most notable thing is the huge spike in spending on both public and private …

Demographics

Study: Sugar Is Worse Than Salt for Blood Pressure

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>One out of every three US adults has high blood pressure (hypertension).1 If you're among them, one of the first recommendations your …

A 20-Minute Daily Exercise Plan for People Too Busy to Work Out

You lead busy a life, and finding time to stay healthy is tough. Fortunately, all you need is 20 minutes of exercise per day to get fit. If you don't …

5 Diet-Friendly Recipes for the New Year

James RansomOlivia LangdonThe New DietShed your belly fat by mastering these five healthy recipes.We know, you’ve seen this movie before: Right out …

Food

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

Make these changes now, and you'll be as strong as ever at 40, 50, and beyond.<p>There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all …

Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life

I'm often asked for medical advice by friends, family members, even new acquaintances: What about this diet? What should I do about this symptom? What about <i>this</i> medication?<p>People are usually disappointed when I don't share their enthusiasm about the latest health fads. Members of my family, in …

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Top 10 Ways to Fix Your Terrible Posture

Good posture isn’t just about looks. How we sit, stand, and walk affect both our health and our moods. So stop slouching and get centered with these …

5 weird signs you're vitamin deficient

When your body is trying to tell you something— for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins— it may go to some strange lengths. "With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due …