Sarah Ellerkamp DiPietro

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Sitting At Work Is Deadly, So We Tried A Treadmill Desk

Ever since we found out that sitting at work is killing us, a bunch of my co-workers at Business Insider have gone all-in on standing desks. (Some moreso than others.)<p>Standing all day gets boring, though, and it makes people restless. So, in our search for a better work desk that won't kill you, we …

Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of<p>chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

Cancer

16 ways to use citrus to clean your house

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the urge to scrub away the stale residues of winter. If you’ve got a bowl of citrus fruit in the …

Lemon Juice

I Play a Game With My Kids Called Meditation

"I'm thankful for my grandparents, because they help put me to bed," said my 4-year-old.<p>I don't usually feel emotional about statements like this, but her statement hit a chord. You see, as a working parent, my parents and my in-laws have been instrumental in the upbringing of my young kids. I'm …

Nature's Blueprint for Raising Confident and Independent Kids

I was pained to read a recent cover of NEW YORK magazine: THE PROBLEM WITH TEENAGERS IS THEIR PARENTS. It says to me we are not learning nature's parenting wisdom.<p>There is a natural flow for raising children: Nature establishes how children grow and we parents are given the job of managing the …

Take Charge of Your Parenting

Do you ever find yourself shocked by the audacity of your own children? Have you ever thought, "I NEVER would have gotten away with that in MY parents' house!"<p>Research shows that kids today exude entitlement; back-talk shockingly; negotiate endlessly; worship celebrity; and are intimately familiar …

Mom Sets the Tone {5 Ways to Reset Your Mood When Anger Strikes}

Make-Ahead Meals For Easy Family Dinners

The key to making weeknight dinners a breeze is finding recipes that allow you to prep components in advance. Taking an hour on Sunday to tackle some preliminary chopping and cooking will save you precious time during the week.<p>It's 5:45 and you've just walked in the door. The kids are starving and …

3 Ways to Raise Secure Children

One of the most important qualities you want to instill in your children is a deep sense of security in themselves and the world. There are three messages you want your children to get to nurture their developing sense of security:<p><b>Others:</b> There are people in my world who will protect me when …

Are You a Victim or a Leader? Your Choice!

Recently to my great surprise, I found out that the show <i>24</i> was coming back to television for a new season.<p>This is my favorite TV show of all times. It is filled with well-developed characters, intriguing story lines and suspenseful cliffhangers that end each episode.<p>If you are not familiar with the …

9 Ways Families Can Waste Less Food and Stash More Cash in 2014

Everyone knows that eating well and staying on budget is important. The problem is, any busy family who has tried to make it a priority knows it can be an uphill battle. The dizzying number of activities in a family's schedule can wreak havoc on meal planning and your wallet. When one kid has …

Why Forgiving Yourself Can Be So Hard (But How to Do It Anyway)

Somehow, even in a culture that values forgiveness, guilt isn't so easy to erase. If you have done something you are deeply ashamed of or guilty …

6 Secrets of Successful Women

Want to run the world? Start taking notes on these work traits<p>Despite the fact that women hold a paltry 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions, and nationwide only 24.2 percent of chief executives are female, you don't need a pin-striped suit (or a penis) to get ahead in the work world.<p><i>not</i><p>1. When …

Wall Street

Eight Small Financial Changes That Yield Huge Results

Saving a lot of money is like trying to run a marathon. If you dwell on how long the race is, you might not even get off the couch. But if, instead, …

Personal Finance

4 Things (About Marriage) You Can Learn from Your Friend's Divorce

1. Know your Z.<p>There's a children's book out there in the world called <i>Chicka Chicka Boom Boom</i>, which, like most children's books, is also for adults. …

6 Secrets to Getting Up for Morning Workouts

How to rise and shine…then rock that a.m. sweat session<p>We concede: throwing off your warm, cozy covers on bone-chilling winter mornings so you can hit the treadmill or sweat through Zumba class can be torturous. But it's totally worth the pain. That's because research suggests the early morning …

Fitness

Forget About Resolutions! 5 Things to Remove Instead of Resolve

<b>Ready for a Change?</b><p>Everyone talks about resolutions this time of year. Making changes, setting goals, remembering dreams we once had, and wanting to live better. But the only thing I see happening with resolutions is "adding" to the already secret mess that is my life. Secret because only I know …

52 Tips to Get Unstuck in 2014

Sometimes I dread the new year for this uneasy feeling of making resolutions that may not stick.<p>The problem with resolutions is the follow through.<p>I would get lazy, lost or overwhelmed by something "more important."<p>Each time I would gain some momentum in my life, my mind would create these negative …

Brain Connectivity Problems May Be At Root Of Dyslexia

By: Tanya Lewis<p>Published: 12/06/2013 08:35 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Dyslexia, the learning disability that makes reading and processing speech a challenge, may result from problems with brain connectivity, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists estimate that dyslexia affects more than 10 percent of the …

Should I Work Out Even If I'm Exhausted?

In which we pit sweat against sleep<p><b>The question:</b> If I’m exhausted, is it healthy to still hit the gym, or should I skip it?<p><b>The expert:</b> Robert Reames, CSCS, *D, CN, CPT/CES, Gold's Gym Fitness Institute trainer and official trainer for the <i>Dr. Phil</i> show<p><b>The answer:</b> Generally speaking, skip it—and use …

Exercise

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

Stop Bloating: 11 Tips from Acupuncturists

The holiday season is upon us. First up: Thanksgiving. Extremely common problem in its wake: bloating.<p>Often, the meals we share on Thanksgiving are memorable for more than just good times with family and friends. Bloating and indigestion can be epic on Thanksgiving, and they can put a major damper …

Jack Osbourne On His Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: 'You Can't Take Good Health For Granted'

Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy, was just 26 -- and his daughter just weeks old -- when he was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.<p>"I had about four days of like, 'Pity party, woe is me, it's all over,'" he says in the clip above of his recent HuffPost Live appearance. "Then I did …

Is Sleeping in Your Makeup Really THAT Bad?

An expert weighs in<p><b>The question:</b> Is not washing your face before bed every once in a while really that bad?<p><b>The expert:</b> Dennis Gross M.D., founder of 900 5th Dermatology in New York City and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare<p><b>The answer:</b> The quick answer: yes, it really is <i>that</i> bad.<p>A survey over the …

Skin Care

My Kids Don't Make Me Happy

<i>"Kids won't make me happy."</i> I've heard that statement, or statements to that effect, thousands of times. Enough that I should, by now, have a response prepared. But when a guy said it to me a few days ago, I fumbled the answer. I failed him.<p><i>"I don't know, man. Don't get me wrong: I think it's cool</i> …

15 Really Cool Kitchen Gadgets and Accessories

Even if you’re not especially a cook, we all spend more time in our kitchens than we’d like. We prepare our food, our drinks, we sit and eat in it. …