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Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Dementia

38 Dumbbell Exercises That You’ve Probably Never Seen

These movements will ignite your metabolism<p>Have you seen one of these exercises? Okay, yes.<p>Two? Sure.<p>And 10? Maybe.<p>But what about 20? Or 25? For most people—that may not be you, oh experienced one!—we think it’s doubtful.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout—an Intense Fitness DVD from <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

10 Lessons My Divorce Taught Me About Lasting Love

I've learned a lot of lessons over the last 20 years since my divorce. It dawned on me recently that even though I didn't have a divorce party (just wasn't in the mood) it doesn't mean that I can't mark the 20th anniversary of my divorce in some way. So here it goes, my list of the 10 most …

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

Tips to Get Absolutely Shredded | Men's Health

How’d Montgomery do it? He put together the dream team.<p>The trainer: Alex Viada, a mutant of fitness hailing from North Carolina. He deadlifts 700 pounds, runs ultra marathons, and has coached over 400 athletes, from special forces soldiers to Ironman triathletes.<p>The nutritionist: Trevor Kashey, …

Best Fire Starter: Various Fire Starters for Survivalists

While camping or hiking you will at some point need to build a fire, cook your meal or boil your water. If your matches and lighter can’t help you …

Sea Level

Bodyweight Cardio Workout: Metabolic Jacks

It only involves one exercise: jumping jacks. But we’re not talking about the boring old-school calisthenic you did in gym class. These 4 unique—but intense—versions of the exercise will get your muscles burning and heart pumping in no time.<p>Watch the video above to see Gaddour perform the workout. …

Surf Report: 5 great uses for your old smartphone, tablet

There's one obvious downside to our fascination with gadgets: obsolescence.<p>Just when we start to get used to our new purchase – be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop or television – it seems there's a better one around the corner. To make matters worse, you might find the newer and shinier tech toy …

Apps

Ethicist: Why Jim Carrey is Wrong About Vaccines

California has decided one large epidemic scare is enough. After the frightening outbreak of measles that started at Disneyland and sickened 147 people, Californians rejected the irrationality of anti-vaccine zealots and decided to restrict parents’ ability to exempt their children from school …

Public Health

This College Student Built an Awesome Tiny Home to Avoid Debt

You have to see the inside.<p>University of Texas at Austin junior, Joel Weber, built a tiny house for $20,000 and now he's going to live his post-grad life debt free, thanks to the small mortgage and low utility costs. Even better, he gets to live his life in what looks like the ultimate tree house …

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

How It Works: Car Engine Ethanol Injection

Boosting an engine with ethanol has a longer history than you might think<p>Thanks to the adoption of direct fuel injection, teaming gas and ethanol has the potential to beat diesel efficiency.<p>We can hear your groans already: Our federal government's effort to curb oil imports by lacing gasoline with …

The 9 Best New Apps This Week

This week's highlights include new Google email software, an age-guessing app from Microsoft, and the arrival of MixRadio on iOS.

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …

Why You Need to Encrypt Your Android Phone Before You Wipe It and Sell It

Android's Factory Reset option is broken and it could compromise your security<p>Of course you're going to factory reset your phone before you give it away or sell it. You don't want all your data sitting on there, right? Unfortunately a new study shows even a full factory reset will leave data behind …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They sweat while you sleep — and don't hate their lives.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work …

The 24 Rules for Looking (and Feeling) Better in 2015: Exercise & Workout

Style<p>When you've conquered floral prints and wild patterns like Styles, a tailoring move this NSFW makes a lot of sense.<p>By Megan Gustashaw14 hours …

The Books They Carried onto Omaha Beach

When the American armed forces prepared for the DDay assault, the most in demand item was a book.<p>During World War II, books were one of the few items …

Books

Juice recipes to ward off colds and flu

Kara Rosen, author of a new juice book, shares recipes to help you fight off sickness and make you feel good this winter<p><b>Green Coco recipe</b><p>As the Harry Nilsson and the Baha Men sing, ‘Put the lime in the coconut and drink them both up’.<p>Well, we can’t resist adding some extra greens and a bit of lemon …

Common Cold

Stop Making ‘Workaholics’ a Dirty Word

I’ve been saddened, okay angered, by the change in how we treat our hard workers.<p>When I was growing up in the 1950s, people who worked long hours …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

Would You Live in This 86-Square-Foot Parisian "Cupboard" Apartment?

Everything is hidden in this tiny home.<p>Here's an apartment that's definitely not for the claustrophobic. In this 86-square-foot Parisian space, you'll have to sleep in a cupboard. And the bed is not the only amenity that's tucked away — a dining table, closet, and bookshelves are all found hidden …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Judge: Police Can Use Fake Instagram Accounts to Try to See Your Private Photos

A federal judge has decided that it’s okay for police officers to befriend Instagram users with fake accounts in order to gain access to photos …

7 Peak Performance Must-Dos For Business And Life

“What did you do!” I yelled at my accounts manager. He was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened Hawaiian Tropic, blasting ACDC out of a giant silver boombox. I was on the phone with the WWE about a televised national wrestling match. He’d arranged …

5 Moves to Work Your Abs From All Angles

A perfectly toned tummy is reason enough to add more core moves to your workout routine. Additionally, a strong mid-section is the essential …