Thomas Rex Ruswick

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Can Cold Weather Really Make You Sick?

3 surprising health effects of chilling temps<p>We survived one polar vortex already. So before the next round of glacial temperatures approaches, take steps to protect yourself against these three lesser-known dangers.<p><b>YOUR BRAIN CAN FREEZE.</b> Sure, you’ve heard of people dying of hypothermia. But know …

The Right Time for Your Cup of Joe

Coffee's brain-boosting effects peak after you’ve learned new information—not before—says new research<p>If you swear by knocking back a cup of coffee before that big meeting, presentation, or study session, you could be drinking it all wrong. Swallowing a couple hundred milligrams of caffeine <i>after</i> …

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The Truth about Tequila and Your Hangover

You swear the morning is rougher after tequila. But is that the liquor's fault, or yours?<p>There are certain types of alcohol you learn to treat with respect. For a lot of men, tequila is at or near the top of that list. But is your hangover worse because of the stuff in your glass, or because of the …

What You Can Learn from Your Sweat

Perspiration can be more telling than you think<p>Your sweat signals more than the intensity of your workout. Everything from your mood to your diet—and even the way women react to your presence—is literally leaking from your body, according to a slew of recent research. Surprised perspiration can say …

Sleep Better with This Simple Trick

You'll need to get wet first<p>Can't fall asleep to save your life? On the latest episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Christopher Winter, M.D., director of the Martha Jefferson Sleep Medicine Center, reveals how a temperature-controlled bed can help you and your partner sleep better. But if you can't spring …

Why Fat Ruins Your Sleep

Yes, the number on your scale can mess with your pillow time<p>Drop pounds, pick up sleep: Troubled sleepers who shed roughly 10 pounds reported snoozing more soundly than their heavier counterparts, reports new Finnish research.<p>Moderately obese people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, a …

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9 Reasons Why Fit Women Have Much Better Sex

The time you spend working out can have unexpected payoffs when you're tangling the sheets. And understanding the link can help you achieve more explosive results—in the bedroom and the weight room.