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Olympic Swimming 2016: Results and Highlights from Wednesday's Day 5

Day 5 of swimming at the Rio Olympics is in the books, with four different countries winning gold medals on Wednesday. But four of them went to the United States, as the women's 4x200-meter freestyle relay blew away the competition in the final race of the night.<p>Anchor Katie Ledecky got into the …

Swimming

March Into Your Weight-Loss Goals

March is National Nutrition Month, a great time to share my top 10 eating secrets that will help you lose weight, feel great and get you back on track!<p><b>1. Eat a minimum of 1,200 calories a day. Don't aim to restrict yourself to just 500 to 600 calories per day.</b> Very low-calorie diets are designed to …

Nutrition

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Most of us don't even think about our livers until we're in pain, but it's so important we can only live a day or two if it shuts down.<p>Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, …

Wellness

5 Things That Automatically Make Someone More Attractive

1. A guitar<p>We all know this to be true: An ugly person < An ugly person with a guitar. If you’re unattractive but singing/strumming/banging on drums …

Redefining Wealth

What does it mean to be wealthy? If I asked a few hundred people that question, I'm likely to get a few hundred different responses. Why, because our definition of wealth is very personal and situational.<p>If I ask a homeless man what wealth is, he may say it's having a pair of shoes, a warm coat, …

Happiness

The Truth About Sleep

It’s not often that that the topic of sleep and employee performance makes me laugh out loud. But then I read this line by Harvard School of Medicine sleep medicine professor Charles A. Czeisler in a Harvard Business Review article:<p>“We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all …

Reseeding the Sweet 16 field

The pairings led to another thrilling first weekend and set up an intriguing Sweet 16. This year's field features three teams from both the Big Ten …

March Madness Early Takeaways: Talent Knows No Class Year

The first weekend of March Madness provided three 12-5 upsets, a 1-seed losing its first game of the season and the fall of powerhouses Duke and Kansas. (Congratulations if your bracket remains even remotely intact.) Contests are set up quite nicely for the regionals. Who has impressed and who …

Studies question fatty acids' heart benefits

Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association, recommend eating polyunsaturated fatty acids - particularly those called omega-3s and omega-6s - for heart health. But new research once again casts doubt on whether these fatty acids have any effect on reducing your risk of heart …

Why Being Present Is So Difficult (And What You Can Do About It)

Before we try to answer that question, it's necessary to understand the intrinsic nature of the mind.<p>The basic nature of the mind is to dwell in the …

6 Reasons You Should Keep Doing One of the Easiest, Sexiest, Most Enjoyable Things In the World

<b>We all like a good laugh, don’t we? It releases stress, puts us in a good mood, and generally makes us feel better about life.</b><p>Were you taught in your …

10 Life-Changing Lessons I Wish I Learned Sooner

<b>“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~Albert Einstein</b><p>I recently turned thirty-eight.<p>Birthdays and new years always make me …

Albert Einstein

15 Powerful Beliefs that Will Free You from Negativity

<i>There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is</i> …

Why It’s Okay to Be Self-Centered Sometimes

<b>“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” ~Herman Melville</b><p>I grew up with a faith that encouraged …

Stop Aiming for Perfection: Can You Let Good Enough Be Good Enough?

<b>“Good enough is the new perfect.” ~Becky Beaupre Gillespie</b><p>The music started. Pachelbel’s <i>Canon in D</i> on harp and flute. I was supposed to enter the …

How to Find the Inspiration in Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>In an extract from her just-published book, Inspiration Meditation, (part of the Go Creative! series) Orna Ross, bestselling novelist and poet and</i> …

Creativity

National Geographic Travel

Adventures in Drinking

<b>The Coupe</b> has come up with different themed cocktails for all of the candidates in the D.C. <b>mayoral primary</b>. Visitors can "vote" for their favorite starting tonight, and they'll announce the winner <b>April 2</b>. Cocktails include the Harvard for Muriel Bowser and the Royal Reviver for David Catania. …

What 'House of Cards' Star Sakina Jaffrey Thinks of Binge Watching

For <i>House of Cards'</i> Sakina Jaffrey, binge watching, while exciting, is no way to "savor" the show.<p>Sakina Jaffrey relishes her role as White House …

Fox News legal “expert”: Hobby Lobby case is about “euthanasia and abortion”

Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano comments on the Hobby Lobby case, and is apparently very bad at his job<p>The United States Supreme Court is moments away from hearing oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc., but Fox News seems baffled by even the most basic facts about the closely …

Koch Brothers Invade Tiny Iron County, Wisconsin

A mining town of 6,000 people isn’t too small for billionaires to mess with to get their way. Inside the race bringing in big money.<p>It has all the …

Superstition about travel may be gone—but our respect of it shouldn’t

Mortality is not something we associate with air travel these days. Unlike our ancestors, we aren’t superstitious about planes falling from the sky—until they do. We buy and cancel tickets—even international ones—with a few clicks. We call them trips, not voyages or even journeys. Travel has become …

Frequent-flyer Programs

10 Questions for Anthony Bourdain

By William Frierson, for Where®<p>He's an international man of mystery, knows well how to wield a sharp blade and can order a meal in a myriad of foreign tongues. No, we're not talking James Bond. It's all about Anthony Bourdain. The chef, NYT-best-selling author, television host, culinary connoisseur …

Local Economies

19 Totally Canadian Things That No Other Country Will Ever Have

We hate to tell you this, but you've been underestimating Canada all your life.<p>You've never thought to book a trip there, because you've fallen for more "culturally rich" places like Europe and more "exotic" places like South America.<p>Well you know what? We maple-leaf-lovers like it that way, …

This Cirque de Soleil routine will teach you the meaning of trust

Ze Frank, the longtime internet personality first known for his wonderful dancing GIFs, and now probably best known for his informative and …

10 Trips That Will Make You a Better Person

Skip the self-help books, and let travel transform you. These 10 trips -- from volunteering in an orphanage in Cambodia to learning environmental stewardship on an organic farm in Scotland -- will enlarge your heart, help you live more mindfully, and inspire a better version of you to emerge.<p><b>Hiking</b> …

Fair Trade

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Best retirement advice for many: Never retire

By now, we all know how difficult retirement is — especially the planning part. But there is a group of people who believe they have a solution: Never retire.<p>These folks, both the Boomers and the Greatest Generation, say they will never retire, because they would be bored to death and their brains …