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'Biggest Loser' Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg On The Best Ways To Lose Weight In 2014 (VIDEO)

As the nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser," Cheryl Forberg, RD, knows dieters are looking for a quick fix. But she also knows that the limited ingredients, very small number of calories and strange fads marketed to people looking to shed pounds just aren't going to cut it.<p>In a recent appearance on …

Jumping Genes May Be Linked To Schizophrenia

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/02/2014 12:21 PM EST on LiveScience<p>Some so-called jumping genes that copy and paste themselves throughout the genome may be linked to schizophrenia, new research suggests.<p>The new study, published today (Jan. 2) in the journal Neuron, suggests these jumping …

The Shift That Will Make 2014 Sensational for You

Here we stand, in the new year, 2014. We all know what that means, right?<p>It's time to set New Year's resolutions.<p>Ugh! Really? Who wants to write a bland list of resolutions?<p>Not me. If we're at all like me, the idea of setting resolutions lands for you like a lead balloon. For example, perhaps you …

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

Eliminating the Not-So-Nice People in Your Life for 2014

I couldn't help but re read the column I wrote last year about eliminating the toxic people in your life for a healthier 2013. Well, I'm back with an additional list, but unlike last year's list which was centered primarily around the alcoholic/addict in your life, this time I'm going to focus on …

The F**k It List

Yep, this is the time of year when everyone has stated their resolutions, hopes and other long lists of <i>to-dos.</i><p>Perhaps, you may have even assembled a "bucket list"? <i>Well... welcome to my "f**k it list."</i><p>Taking life too seriously leaves little space for any new, exciting adventures to make their way …

Obesity in developing world quadruples

The number of overweight and obese adults in developing countries has almost quadrupled since 1980, a report from a UK think tank says.<p>The Overseas Development Institute says almost one billion people in developing nations are overweight, urging governments to do more to influence diets.<p>The report …

8 Reasons to Develop Your Spiritual Connection

I grew up in a household with a very religious grandmother and atheist parents. My grandmother's judgmental God didn't appeal to me, nor did my parents' atheism. I didn't see any of them being happy in their lives. They all tried to impose their views on me, but fortunately I decided to find my own …

Self-Forgiveness at Work

I was in NYC once, trying to hail a cab to take me uptown to a lecture by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. It was right at the time shifts were changing, when it's typically difficult to find a free taxi. Some do stop, however, ask where you are going, and if your destination matches the …

Want To Make Your Life Better? Keep Track Of It

The Quantified Self movement promotes something called life logging. That means tracking all kinds of details of your life in order to improve it. To find out more about the topic, David Greene talks to two people involved with life logging: Kitty Ireland, who works for a life logging app called …

Heart disease could be tied to dementia for older women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women with a history of heart trouble were more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than those without heart disease, it was found in a new study.<p>A woman walks past a closed down business in Madrid March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Juan Medina<p>Women who’d had a …

Sparkling Jungle Bird Recipe

The Jungle Bird, a classic tiki drink, gets a sparkling makeover with Prosecco and tropical fruit-infused rum. Roasting the pineapple first adds rich, concentrated flavor to the infusion.<p><b>Notes:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, …