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Could walking barefoot on grass improve your health? Some science suggests it can.

It is not a secret that spending time in nature is good for you. For years, researchers have been detailing how people who live near green spaces — parks, greenbelts, tree-lined streets, rural landscapes — have better physical and mental health, and practices such as Japanese forest bathing and …

Wellness

10 trendy foods you’ll soon be seeing everywhere

Every year, thousands of food brands head to New York to show off their wares and entice buyers from grocery stores to stock their products. It’s a trade show called the Fancy Foods Show, and it’s one of the best places to catch trends before they hit grocery store shelves: New products make their …

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9 Promising Non-Antidepressant Therapies for Depression

The Latest in Depression<p>The culinary icon’s death follows the passing of designer Kate Spade and a CDC report on rising suicide rates.<p>The death of …

The Home Studio, Part 1: Creating Space and Using Backgrounds

As a new studio photographer, you may have found your niche in fashion, portraits, or headshots. Perhaps you like macro photography or shooting food …

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How Apple Watch saved one man’s life — and how it’s empowering him after his heart attack

<i>Apple and Stanford are currently conducting a heart study with Apple Watch</i><p>Scott Killian never imagined his Apple Watch might save his life, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when he had a heart attack in the middle of the night. Killian recently shared his personal experience with</i> …

Mindfulness Is Out, Sophrology Is In

The house is a mess, social media is no longer relaxing and your BFF just asked you to plan her baby shower. In other words? You’re stressed AF. But …

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Breakthrough Pain Treatment Or Snake Oil? You Decide.

Let's say you're a scientist, and you've invented what you think is a useful treatment for pain. But you have a problem. You don't have the money to go through the regulatory approval process. Should you try to sell it to consumers anyway, and run the risk of being accused of selling …

University of California

Medical Mysteries - The Washington Post

A woman was diagnosed with bad acid reflux until a family link revealed something much more unusual.<p>Then a physical therapist recalled an odd condition that afflicts concert pianists.<p>The cause of the paralysis was found just in time, but it has changed his life forever.<p>It took his mother a long …

Medicine

She’d lost a lot of weight and had trouble swallowing. Was she dying?

Jill Sherrill stepped on the scale at her gym and blanched. Her weight had slipped, again. In the previous 10 months, Sherrill, who is 5-foot-5, had lost 22 pounds without trying.<p>Her friends had urged her to consult her doctor about worsening digestive problems, but for a variety of reasons …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Top seven safe, effective natural antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them?<p>Prescription antibiotics, such …

Microbiology

Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Whether for weight loss, muscle building, or simply as a convenient quick meal on the go, many Americans turn to protein powders and drinks.<p>But a new …

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.<p>A study …

Exercise

The Down and Dirty DIY Lighting Kit

If you follow some basic lighting principles, you can get impressive results from even the cheapest of lighting kits. This is great news for …

5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health

If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate.<p>That’s because love …

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Why are the soles of my feet so sore?

Do you hobble out of bed every day because your feet hurt so much to step on first thing in the morning? Or are your feet too painful to walk on if …

Inside the Home of Instant Pot, the Kitchen Gadget That Spawned a Religion

KANATA, Ontario — Truth be told, the headquarters of Instant Pot don’t look much like a church.<p>But inside this sterile, gray office building on the outskirts of Ottawa, behind a door marked only by a small metal sign, a new religion has been born.<p>Its deity is the Instant Pot, a line of electric …

Proactive Holistic Approach to Cat Health

<b>An Ounce of Prevention</b><p>It is said that an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nowhere is that more evident than in providing preventative …

Wellness

If You Have Anxiety, Stop Drinking This ASAP

You’ve had a long day, and you’re stressed and frazzled from work, kids, your partner—life! You can’t wait to get home and pour a glass of red wine, …

Air Purifier

Lifesaving!<p>I have fallen in love with my little MO! I know it sounds kooky. But, I haven't had relief like this in years. No more waking up to …

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cornbread

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray an 8 or 9-inch square pan with nonstick spray.<p>2. Sift flours, baking powder, salt and spices into a large …

An inventory of the meaningful life.

<i>“Love is the quality of attention we pay to things,”</i> poet J.D. McClatchy wrote in his beautiful meditation on the contrast and complementarity of love and desire. And what we choose to attend to — our fear or our faith, our woundedness or our devotion to healing — determines the quality of our …

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