Steven Edwards

69 Flips | 18 Magazines | 1 Follower | @s11edwards | Keep up with Steven Edwards on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Steven Edwards”

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Holistic Medicine

5 'Forgotten' Tourist Destinations in the U.S. Everyone Should Visit

Sure, social media may make it seem like every corner of the world is now a tourism hot spot, but there are still a few forgotten destinations in our …

15 Ways to Calm Yourself Down

We all worry and get upset from time to time. It’s a normal part of life, right? But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you …

Mindfulness

Wildlife photographer captures osprey carrying shark, carrying fish in 'one-in-a-trillion photograph'

A wildlife photographer in Florida captured a stunning photo of an osprey carrying what appeared at first to be a fish in its talons. But after taking a closer look, the photographer realized that the bird’s next meal was in fact a small shark.<p>"It was very far away so I couldn't see it through my …

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Every Morning

There are <i>so</i> many ways to take better care of ourselves — from integrating a balanced physical and mental mindset, to regularly cooking healthy recipes at home (even if you’re on a budget!), and intentionally boosting our metabolic rates to burn more calories each day. Since we’ve read a lot of …

Simple blood test points doctors towards best drug to treat depression

Due to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. …

Medicine

12 Pup Photos for National Puppy Day

Nothing is cuter than a puppy. But did you know that dogs aren’t the only animals with pups? Other species (even some that are not members of the …

​16 Natural Ways to Relieve Your Anxiety

​These simple tricks can help settle your nerves without medication<p>Anxiety is uncomfortable: Even if you don’t deal with full-blown panic disorder, your nerves have probably crept up on you at some point—and it’s a pain to deal with. Your palms may get sweaty, your breathing becomes shallow, and …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Poison arrow frogs, a Steller sea lion and a chameleon are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Money Mistakes That'll Make it Hard to Buy a Home One Day

The real estate process begins well before you make your short list of dream homes and start attending open houses — and it can end there, too, if …

Why Having a Roth IRA and 401(k) Makes Sense | Investopedia

Assuming you are under the income threshold and thus are able, contributing to a Roth IRA in addition to your 401(k) might be a great idea. You begin …

Just 63 amazing animal photos from the Department of the Interior's archives

Nature is wild<p>The Department of the Interior covers the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Mangement and the United States Geological Survey, all of which have employees that spend a significant amount of time enjoying public lands. Many of them have captured …

7 Ways Earth Would Change If Our Moon Were Destroyed

For nearly the entire 4.5 billion year history of our Solar System, the Earth hasn’t been alone while we revolve around the Sun. Our giant lunar companion is larger and more massive than any other moon when compared to the planet it orbits. When it’s in its full phase, it brightly illuminates the …

Astronomy

Increase Retirement Wealth With the Right Withdrawal Order | Investopedia

Getting money out of your portfolio is important, but just as important is knowing from which account to pull the funds, as most retirees are going …

Heartburn pills tied to serious bacterial infections

(Reuters Health) - People who take popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to develop intestinal infections than people who don’t take these medications, a Scottish study suggests.<p>The pills work by stopping cells in the stomach lining from producing too …

Biomedicine

Call and Ask to Have the Interest Rate Reduced On Your Credit Cards

Late fees can eat into your debt repayment plan, but having a high interest rate is even worse. Yet, most of us are more likely to call and ask to …

A Giant Flock of Birds Perch Atop Snow Covered Trees After a Winter Storm in Portland, Oregon

During the severe winter storm that hit the Pacific Northwest, Officer Walker Berg, a criminalist with the Portland Police Bureau, used his trusty …

Birds

10 bad habits holding you back in your career

Banish these behav.iors to make 2017 the year you finally move up the ladder<p><b>1. YOUR EMAIL ETIQUETTE SUCKS.</b><p>Think an emoticon-filled message is the only email mistake you can make? A terse message can be just as bad, says career expert J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Work It Daily.<p>Emails that get …

An analysis of 10,000 scientific studies on marijuana concretely supports only three medical benefits

More than half the states in the US now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, as well as at least 16 other countries. Yet of the hundreds of purported medical benefits, only three are concretely supported by scientific evidence: treating chronic pain, nausea after chemotherapy, and …

Multiple Sclerosis

Here's every piece of land Obama has put under protection during his presidency

On January 12, President Barack Obama created five new national monuments, bringing his total to 34 — more than any other president.<p>In total, the new monuments cover about 55,000 acres. Two of the protected areas — the California Coastal National Monument and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument — …

These picture postcards capture the monumental scale of America in the early 20th century

A look back at the future in progress<p>Imagine a time when photographs were still precious. Before television or picture magazines. Before Insta. A …

Map: Obama established more national monuments than any other president

In his final public address as the US president on Tuesday, Barack Obama ticked off a number of accomplishments from his eight years in office. Obamacare, the Iran nuclear deal, and the death of Osama Bin Laden were among them. But one unsung aspect of Obama’s legacy is the millions of acres of …

Forests

Weekend-Only Exercise Is Almost As Beneficial As Doing It Every Day

Any physical activity is better for your longevity than none, so just do something.<p>In order to get the benefit of exercise, you’re supposed to do it regularly. But what if you just don’t have time? “Well then, you should <i>make</i> time,” the fitness freaks will tell you, as they return from their …

Get Your Finances in Order With This Month-by-Month Guide

You don’t learn everything about money at once. Most of us take a series of steps in the right direction until we finally feel in control of our …

Find out How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

It may sound crazy, but even if you only earn $30,000 per year, if you invest (and save) wisely and prudently you can you become a millionaire. …

Retirement

Why You Don’t Have to Exercise Every Day

Exercise is one of the best ways to avoid chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer, as well as an early death. But it can be tough to squeeze into a …

Exercise

Here’s How to Use Your Roth IRA for Estate Planning | Investopedia

While you’ve probably heard plenty about the retirement planning benefits of a Roth IRA, you might not be familiar with the concept of Roth IRA …

Millennials may need to double how much they save for retirement

The projections are in and Wall Street analysts have pretty low expectations for how the stock market will perform this year.<p>A roundup of the figures shows that strategists project the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index will gain 4 percent on average in 2017 — the lowest expected annual gain for the …

Retirement

The 6 most terrifying weapons of World War I

World War I saw the first widespread use of armed aircraft and tanks as well as the machine gun. But some of the weapons devised during the war were truly terrifying.