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Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

Places Where People Live the Longest and Their Secrets to a Longer Life

What's one of the biggest differences between an average American's day and a typical day in the life of someone who lives in one of the world's Blue Zones?<p>According to Dan Buettner, a National Geographic explorer whose work and research has identified five locations around the world -- the Blue …

What Is the European Union, Exactly?

The question is at the center of the Greek crisis.<p>In 1961, the economist Robert Mundell published a paper laying out, per the title, “A Theory of Optimum Currency Areas.” In it, he inquired about the appropriate geographic extent of a shared unit of money. Was it the world? A country? Part of a …

Your tea addiction may actually be strengthening your bones

People drink tea for many reasons. Sometimes you need a caffeine boost, an appetite suppressor, or a reminder of being British.<p>A new study offers yet another compelling reason: bone health.<p>Tea consumption correlates to higher bone mineral density (BMD) in women, and especially premenopausal women, …

Wellness

Google wants you to use your fingers to take photos on the next Google Glass

If you’ve ever pretended you were a director, framing shots with your fingers, the next version of Google Glass might be able to make your directorial dreams become reality—sort of. A future Google wearable may let users take photos using just their fingers.<p>In a patent awarded to the company today, …

Google Glass