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Stop rinsing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, experts say

If you regularly use the dishwasher, you probably have a pretty simple routine that you follow: Wash plates and utensils to remove chunks of food …

Dishwashing

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

7 Ways Your Body Changes As You Get Older That You Wouldn’t Expect

Aging is inevitable for everybody. And most of the effects of aging have to do with how our bodies work. But beyond the obvious symptoms of aging …

Immune System

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Self-help

Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, one candidate famously claimed that drug companies were …

Pharma

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Motivation

This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State

The differences are startling.<p>Location, location, location. It’s the battle hymn for buying real estate and – it turns out – a huge factor for …

Retirement

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Psychology

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Michael Cohen

Benzodiazepines: America's 'other prescription drug problem'

Drew was in his early 30s. His medical history included alcohol abuse, but he had been sober for several months when he became my patient.<p>His …

Medicine

The Side Effects of Nexium After Years of Use

Esomeprazole, sold under the brand name Nexium, belongs to a group of drugs called proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). These medications reduce the …

Medicine

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly …

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Seem to Have Their Genetics Changed For Years Afterwards

Touch can be powerful.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved.<p>A 2017 study …

32 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

Cancer

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

Steve Jobs Used a Remarkably Powerful Decision-Making Strategy That Will Transform Your Business

Steve Jobs was one of the most successful business leaders of our time, and he knew how to make great decisions.<p>You know him as the man behind Apple, and the reason why you may be reading this sentence on an iPhone or MacBook. If you know much about Steve Jobs--and at this point, who doesn't--then …

Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps

<b>To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.</b><p><b>Buddha</b><p>You …

Mindfulness

Antibiotic use skyrockets globally, stoking fears of tough 'superbugs'

Antibiotics made their big debut during World War II, when the U.S. pumped out increasingly potent doses of penicillin to successfully combat …

Two Studies Highlight Opioid Alternatives

The United States has been grappling with a growing opioid epidemic that is forcing doctors, policymakers and patients to come up with alternative …

Want to Raise Happy Kids? Science Says Limit Screen Time to Exactly This Amount Per Day

Researchers looked at data from 1 million teenagers. Here's the sweet spot for smartphone use and happiness.<p>Every parent I know wants to raise kids who are at least as successful and happy as we are--more so, if we can pull it off. But something disturbing has happened in the last few years to …

Why Mindfulness for Kids Is So Important (and How to Teach Your Little One)

In a brief period of time, mindfulness and meditation have gone from the social fringes to the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine, says Susan Kaiser Greenland, a …

Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made the World Sick and Fat

Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense.<p>The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are the top …

CNN Exclusive: The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or …

Medicine

JAMA study: Opioids are not better than non-opioids for chronic pain

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A recent study on fighting pain has some surprising results when it comes to painkillers.<p>The Journal of the American Medical …

Judgment calls: Who really needs a painkiller?

Brittany was a drug-seeker I knew by name, and I was not surprised when she rolled into the ER for the third time that month. As she lay on a wheeled paramedic bed pushed by an ambulance crew through big bay doors, her shrieks resounded down the hall and into the waiting area. She howled and swore …

7 Plantar Fasciitis Exercises That Will Provide Sweet, Sweet Relief

Stretch. It. Out.<p>Ever felt a shooting, throbbing ache near your heel when you wake up in the morning and take your first steps? It hurts like a b*tch, and often seems inexplicable—like, what could you have possibly done to make your feet feel like that?<p>One probable diagnosis: plantar fasciitis, or …