Chaimae El Fakir

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The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Immune System

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

<i>Photo credits Susanne Menge</i><p>Write your own book.<p>What? You twist up your face and wonder if I've lost my mind. Stay with me here.<p>Write your own book. I'm not kidding.<p>Right now, start, this moment with a clean slate and nothing but blank pages to fill with expert advice to yourself.<p>You are The Only …

The 13 Biggest Fitness Myths

Clear up these common misconceptions ASAP for a more effective workout<p>What you don't know about fitness can hurt you—and interfere with your fitness goals. For a safer workout with awesome results, forget everything you think you know about exercise, and read on to get your fitness facts …

7 Reasons Your Boobs Hurt

And how to deal with this super-annoying soreness.<p>When your girls get tender and don't-touch-me sore, yes, it's annoying, but it's generally no cause for concern. Here's a look at several common (read normal) reasons your girls may be screaming out, and how to give them some much-needed TLC.<p><b>You're</b> …

Women's Health

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You Something Important About Your Health

You can learn a lot just by opening your mouth.<p>Pain, itching, funky spots and odors—your body is always dropping you clues about what’s going on with your health. But there's one body part you probably don't consider when you're trying to get a hold on your overall wellbeing: your tongue. …

What Your Heart Looks Like

Do you work out? Are you a couch potato or smoker? Your heart reveals the truth<p>Your heart is a muscular mass that can literally change shape as a result of the lifestyle choices you make every day. Some prime examples:<p><b>Inactivity</b>Be wary of how often you're parked on your butt: Too much sitting …

The 9 Best Soups for Weight Loss

Because science says it’s great for dropping pounds

6 Qualities That Lead to Living a Meaningful Life

Now that science is showing that meditation is valuable to our sense of well being, more and more people are beginning to practice it. Meditation can be just one more thing on our todo list, or it has the potential to totally transform our lives. It all depends on how much prominence we give it in …

Meditation