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Apple's cheaper and not so cheap iPhone explained (FAQ)

The release date of a cheaper iPhone and of the iPhone 5S is all but certain. So what's the big deal? And a champagne color? Really?! CNET explains.<p>For all its talk of doubling down on secrecy, Apple's efforts to keep its upcoming iPhones under wraps seems all for naught. Over the past few weeks …

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Newsflash: Weight Is Not A Measurement of Health, So Let’s Get Over It

Obesity undeniably exists. People are fat, and they’re not just fat in America. Strategies such as ad campaigns and straight up ostracism have been …

5 Surprising Ways Brooding Damages Your Health

It's natural to reflect on distressing or angering thoughts such as upsetting confrontations or conversations that lead to romantic breakups. We usually think about such things for a while, process them and eventually move on. But some thoughts can get stuck in our heads such that we find ourselves …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real, and it's not a phone

Samsung is widely expected to reveal a smartwatch coined Galaxy Gear in the coming months, possibly as soon as Germany's IFA trade show in early September. A Bloomberg report last week ambiguously identified the Gear as being able to "make phone calls," but <i>The Verge</i> has learned today that the …

Why Apple is eyeing gold for the new iPhone

If you've noticed #iphonegold showing up all over Twitter, there's a good reason.<p>The Internet on Monday lit up over reports that the next iPhone, set for unveiling on Sept. 10, could be available in black, white and gold. If Apple does indeed launch a gold iPhone, it would be the first color added …

Mexico: No. 1 Country for Obesity

Google Shares Details Of Futuristic New Office Park At NASA

It’s no secret Google’s building a high-tech portfolio beyond search, from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence. But they’re also quietly building something else entirely—a futuristic new campus at NASA Moffett Field. Though the firm has been rather reserved about their new Bay View campus, …

Types of Yoga: The Best One for You

But also like sex, the endless options mean you never have to settle for a lackluster session or the same variety every week. After all, sometimes you want it fast, other times slow, sometimes you want a lot of talking, sometimes you want silence. Here, we help you find the right practice for your …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

Night Eating: Why Staying Up Late Makes You Eat More

For the study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine followed a control group of 27 participants who went to bed at 10 p.m. and another group of 198 who went to bed at 4 a.m. They found that the sleep-restricted subjects consumed about 550 calories—a good …

Women's Health

Yoga for Pain Relief<p>Relieve all your aches and pains with these soothing yoga poses<p>Pain Killers<p>Most people start hitting the mat because they want the famous yoga body: toned arms, tight abs, gravity-defying glutes. And it doesn't take long to discover how great yoga can make you feel on the …

Quiet

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Cain<p><b>The book that started the Quiet Revolution</b><br>At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa …

Autism May Start In The Gut, Study Finds

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>An autism breakthrough may be sitting in your gut, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. The gut bacteria of autistic children is vastly different than that of typical children, and researchers say that bringing their gut bacteria into line with a typical child …

Gut Bacteria We Pick Up As Kids Stick With Us For Decades

Most of the microbes in our guts appear to remain stable for years, perhaps even most of our lives, researchers reported Thursday.<p>An analysis of the bacteria in the digestive systems of 37 healthy women over a period of about five years found, for the most part, little variation over time, says …

Do You Know How to Relax? Survey

Women’s Health and The Doctors want to see if you have what it takes to unwind. Your answers will appear on a future episode of The Doctors.

Sleep Help: 15 Tricks to Sleep Better

15 Tricks to Sleep Better<p>Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks<p>Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock<p>Lose Control<p>Of all the things you have power over in your life, sleep isn't one of them. No amount of wishing, hoping or willing can make it happen. As soon as you …

Are humans that different from animals?

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the “world’s weirdest languages”, preventing cancer and why it is good to be wrong.<p>Are humans just animals?<p>John Wilkins | Evolving Thoughts | 2 July 2013<p>Yes, and to argue otherwise is to underestimate other species. “Humans are special …

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White Blood Cells May Play Role In Spread Of Cancer

White blood cells, the body's defense against infection, could actually play a role in <i>spreading</i> cancer, according to a new study in animals.<p>Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre found that an infection defense "web" called the Neutrophils Extracellular Traps, …

The Daily Habit Of These Outrageously Successful People

"Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I've had." That's what Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates -- the world's largest hedge fund firm -- explained in 2012.<p>Dalio is in good company. More and more leaders in the corporate …

GPS Guide: 7 Quotes From Classic Bedtime Stories To Help You Unwind

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated<p>Time to drink up—and we don’t mean heading to the nearest happy hour. First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced her latest stay-healthy initiative with a Partnership for a Healthier America: Drink just one more glass of water a day. Sounds easy …

Women's Health

"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold our own body weight. If the gym feels like a prison, then …

The Perfect Skin Diet

<b>Almonds:</b> Hey, guess what? Almonds are seeds, not nuts, and they're stuffed with vitamin E, a potent sun blocker. Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day (about 20 almonds) and then were exposed to UV light sunburned less than those who took none. "Vitamin E acts as an …

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

If you believe the phrase <i>you are what you think</i>, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to …

Managing Empty-Nester Stress

<i>by Deborah Rozman</i><p>Young adult kids leaving the nest: What is usually a great adventure for the young person is often a source of stress and grief for a parent. Moms, who are often the primary child caregiver, commonly find the transition harder to forge. You've devoted so much of your heart, energy …

Exercise And Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Scientists Find New Clues

Researchers are a step closer to understanding the relationship between exercise and inflammatory bowel disease symptoms.<p>In a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, University of Illinois researchers found that mice with colitis had fewer symptoms when they were allowed to …

9 Ways to Curb Food Cravings

Tips to Curb Food Cravings<p><b>Plan on Giving In</b><p>"Depriving a sweet tooth is a recipe for disaster. Don't cut things out so you binge later. Instead, try …

Issues and Discussions Regarding When to Have Children and When to Start Removing Parts of My Body

When you know that a mutation increases the likelihood of your developing cancer, it puts a lot of pressure on you to think about the timeframe in which you should have children and then preventatively remove certain organs and other parts of your body. From day one of learning of my mutation, I …

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The Problem With (Too Much) Encouragement

<i>Photograph taken by Paul Johnson and used with his permission</i>.<p>"You're the best!"<p>"You are right on track!"<p>"You can do anything!"<p>"Your resume is perfect!"<p>I really like encouragement. Like most people, I like to receive it and share it with the people in my life. The positive aspects of encouragement …