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A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …

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These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

How to Talk to Little Girls

511 comments<p>I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.<p>Little Maya was all curly …

The New World Of Firefighting: Politics, Climate And Humans

Writer and photojournalist Michael Kodas has been documenting firefighting and firefighters for more than a decade. His current book project, <i>Megafire</i>, an examination of the new world faced by firefighters, will be released in 2014. Kodas, also the author of <i>High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age</i> …

Protein: The Best Sources

The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for protein is .8 grams per kilogram of body weight, says Lisa Young, PhD, RD, a nutritionist in New York City, and author of <i>The Portion Teller</i>. If you’re trying to lose weight, she recommends upping your intake to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight (that comes to …

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

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Yoga For Energy: 10 Uplifting Poses To Fight Fatigue (PHOTOS)

When you're stuck in an afternoon slump or waking up bleary-eyed after a late night, yoga may not be the first thing you turn to for a jolt of energy. But an invigorating Sun Salutation or <i>Virabhadrasana</i> (Warrior II) could be exactly what your body needs to fight fatigue.<p>Turns out, in addition to …

17 Incredible Houseplants You Need Right Now

Nature is freaking magical.<p>Make sure you know what houseplants are dangerous to animals. More info here.

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Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

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Composting On The Way Up In New York City High-Rises

High-rise apartment buildings might not seem like fertile ground for making compost.<p>But officials in New York want to capture and recycle more of the city's food waste — even in some of the nation's most vertical neighborhoods. They're expanding a pilot program that's also trying to encourage …