Kristina Vines

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The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Weight Loss

Associated Press News

Forgotten vials of smallpox virus found

You never know what you're going to find in an unused storage room. Employees at the National Institutes of Health, for example, recently discovered some old vials of variola.<p>You may know variola by its less formal name -- smallpox. Yes, the deadly virus that was the scourge of civilization for …

5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Protein

Find out if your body's telling you it's time to up your intake.<p>The Paleo Diet. Protein powder. Half-pound burgers. In case you haven't noticed, our culture has become obsessed with consuming protein—which means few of us are skimping on the stuff. "We aren't known as a country that's low in …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …

Diabetes

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

The One Thing You Should Eat When You Want to Freshen Your Breath

Fighting mouth odor is as easy as hitting the produce aisle.<p>Next time you go a little overboard with the garlic bread or garlicky salads and sauces, forget the mouthwash and hit the fruit aisle of the supermarket instead. A new study published in the <i>Journal of Food Science</i> found that the breath …

Nutrition

6 Hygiene Products You Should Never Share with ANYONE

No matter how much you love you friend/roommate/partner<p>We've all been there: Your friend forgot deodorant or your roommate is all out of soap and you'd feel super rude if you didn't help them out. But even though your parents taught you it's always nice to share, there are some products that should …

University of Florida

The Common Behavior That Increases Your Risk of Cancer By Up to 66 Percent

And you're probably doing it right now<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from Time.com.</i><p>By now we're pretty familiar with the biggest cancer-triggers in our lives–processed meats, smoking, and tumor-causing pollutants in the air, to name a few. But it turns out there's another hidden cancer …

Cancer

5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Protein

Find out if your body's telling you it's time to up your intake.<p>The Paleo Diet. Protein powder. Half-pound burgers. In case you haven't noticed, our culture has become obsessed with consuming protein—which means few of us are skimping on the stuff. "We aren't known as a country that's low in …

Nutrition

7 Random, Amazing and Funny Things You Didn't Know About Laughter

Consider this your excuse to watch a hilarious YouTube video, stat.<p>Cracking up is pretty much bursting with health benefits. (No joke.) In case you need an excuse to watch a comedy special or giggle with your girlfriends, here are seven reasons to indulge in some light-hearted laughter.<p><b>Laughter</b> …

Yoga

Do Cats Control My Mind?

New neuroscience research says that Toxo—the cysts in our brains from cats—can improve our self-control. For the 30 percent of people who have this infection, it's about more than promiscuity, schizophrenia, and car crashes.<p>“It is definitely not smart to intentionally infect yourself. I’ve already …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Tired? You Might Just Be Permanently, Genetically Jet-Lagged

Ever wonder why it's so darn hard to get yourself up and out of bed in the morning? Well, according to an article in the latest issue of the <i>New York</i> …

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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …