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How Left-Handed People Think And Feel Differently

Being a leftie is far from a disadvantage.<p>Lefties historically have had a tendency to get left behind. Until relatively recently, being left-handed was stigmatized, sometimes as an abnormality or sign of weakness. Left-handed children were forced to learn to write with their right hands, often to …

The Brain

Whoa: Lack of Sleep Affects Kids' Brains Differently Than Adults

Here's one more reason to make sure your kids are getting enough sleep.<p>Do your kids get enough sleep? I know mine don't. Because even though my husband and I know establishing healthy bedtime routines is key, when you factor in after-school activities and sports and homework, there are probably …

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

By Megan McDonough<p>, Editorial aide<p>It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a …

Plants

This Amazing Spice is the Secret Weapon to Weight Loss

This article was republished with permission from yourhealthtube.com<p>Most of you are aware that an exercise and a well-balanced diet is the key to controlling out body weight. Many people might turn to some herbal products to promote weight loss, health, and well-being. And what if we told you that …

7 Ways Dads Can (And Should) Help With Breastfeeding In Public

It's often assumed that breastfeeding is strictly between a mother and her child. And though it is in a literal sense, dads have a huge role to play …

Music May Be Especially Stimulating During Pregnancy

Music causes strong reactions in pregnant women, according to research conducted at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. The study found that …

7 TEDTalks to guide you from pregnancy to parenthood

By Molly England<p>Admit it, the last time you attended class was in a lecture hall — decades ago. But you’re so not done with that whole learning thing, and if you’re like many of us, you’re yearning for a little intellectual stimulation between the diaper changes and late-night feedings. Of course, …

4 Ways To Prevent Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

<i>Leg cramps are a common side effect of pregnancy, but there are ways to find relief. Nutritionists Stephanie Clarke, R.D., and Willow Jarosh, R.D.,</i> …

The Truths (and Myths) About Avoiding Foods While Breastfeeding

For nine months, you carefully avoided deli meat, hot dogs and unpasteurized cheese (and all the other non-pregnancy-friendly foods) to keep baby …

How To Know What Beauty Products Are Safe To Use When You’re Pregnant

In a world where so many new products are being marketed to us every single day, it’s hard to keep up with what’s really useful and safe sometimes. …

Eating Fruit While Pregnant May Boost Your Baby’s Intelligence

Infants whose mothers ate more fruit were smarter one year after birth, a preliminary study shows<p>New research raises the intriguing possibility that eating more fruit during pregnancy could boost the intelligence of a normal, healthy baby.<p>Researchers found that each additional daily serving of …

University of Alberta

11 foods that can make you look younger

However, the foods you eat can help you age better, both inside and out.<p>Here are 11 foods that can help you look younger.

Nutrition

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Libraries

20 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Scientists

The great science minds of history have provided inspirational quotes on their findings, philosophy, and understanding of the world around us. These quotes have inspired generations of young explorers, eager to learn more about the world and motivated toward betterment.<p>When you need a bit more …

The Weird Way Your Makeup Could Be Messing With Your Eyes

Being a makeup lover with sensitive eyes is one of the great dilemmas of the beauty world. You want to create a flawless cat eye, but liquid liner leaves your eyelids stinging and your on-point smoky-eye skills don't really show when the rest of your eye has turned red and puffy. What's a beauty …

Six tips that could make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years scientists have been looking for ways to enhance our intelligence -- from eating fish oil tablets to playing the latest video games.<p>The jury is out on whether these techniques are truly effective in improving intelligence, but studies have shown that your IQ can change -- so why …

Little People of Ecuador: Laron Syndrome May Unlock Cancer, Diabetes Cure

In the remote villages of Ecuador, 100 very small people may hold the key to a huge medical breakthrough.<p>They all suffer from Laron Syndrome, an incredibly rare genetic disorder that stops them from growing taller than 4 feet but also seems to protect them against cancer and diabetes and maybe even …

If You See This Label On A Fruit, DO NOT Buy It At Any Cost! Here's Why...

Have you ever wondered what’s the meaning of the numbers that you see on those little stickers affixed to fruits and veggies? These numbers are …

Agriculture

Is coconut oil really a miracle food? Surprising facts about this saturated fat

Wondering about all the hoopla surrounding coconut oil? Is it really a miracle “super fat,” as many natural health bloggers claim? Coconut oil's champions say it works as a treatment against everything from Alzheimer’s disease to thyroid issues. So, what's the truth?<p>No miracle fats<p>Despite what some …

Nutrition

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

The Mascara Hacks Makeup Artists Think You Should Know

<i>By Dana Burke, Allure</i><p>Photo: Robert Mitra/WWD<p>If only applying mascara was as simple as swipe, swipe, swipe. Truth be told, there's an art to coating your lashes just right. (FYI: There's actually a perfect number of strokes that yields a perfect no-clump effect. Who knew?) While we apply it …

Makeup

Dietitians, nutritionists, and food psychologists got together and ranked the best diets of 2016 — here's their top 10

Some of the diets are designed to help you lose weight, while others focus on lowering blood pressure, improving heart health, and even bettering your chances of conceiving. But one not-so-surprising thing resonates with each plan: They're all meant to improve health.<p>After months of combing through …

Diets

32 Healthy High-Fiber Breakfast Ideas That Will Keep You Full

By now it’s not news that breakfast does a body good, replenishing energy, kick-starting your insulin response, and even preventing heart disease.<p>But …

Healthy Eating

25 Websites That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolution

For those who don’t know, a New Year’s resolution is a tradition, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement beginning from …

What Is The 20/20 Diet And Will It Help You Lose Weight?

Dr. Phil's weight-loss plan was the top diet trend on Google in 2015.<p>When we heard that the 20/20 Diet, a weight-loss plan created by Dr. Phil (yes, <i>that</i> Dr. Phil), was the top trending diet search on Google in 2015, we were, well, kinda shocked. The last time we checked, Phil McGraw, Ph.D., wasn't …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

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