Zayn Hamdan

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Video Shows Sensory Overload From A Boy With Autism’s Perspective

Powerful video shows what sensory overload feels like to a person with autism<p>Yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day and in order to spread …

Train Better: 10 Exercise Machines to Avoid

Exercise machines aren't always effective—or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym<p>Seated Leg Extension Machine<p><b>What it's supposed to do:</b> Train the quadriceps. <b>What it actually does:</b> It strengthens a motion your legs aren't actually designed to do, and can put undue strain on …

Workouts

7 Easy Ways To Incorporate Yoga On The Go

While impossible yoga positions in exotic places look cool on Instagram, you don’t need to be a yoga expert (or be on foreign soil) to reap the benefits of the practice.<p>In fact, you don’t even need to be that flexible to strike a pose that can help lead to a clearer mind, stress relief and a …

Yoga

How to Stop Your Body From Attacking Itself

The immune system is your body's first line of defense against illness. It sends out cells to destroy invaders like bacteria and viruses. But for some people, this system turns on them, attacking healthy tissues and organs. This can lead to one of the most common forms of disease: Autoimmune …

Pain

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

“The single greatest risk factor is, by far, the time that people eat dinner,” says Koufman. She recommends having supper no later than three hours before bed. But even if you manage to do that, be aware that late-night snacking can have the same ruinous effect. If you are going to hit the fridge …

Kickstarting Your Longevity Genes -- The Epigenetic Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

It's been 20 years since scientists discovered that putting mice on a super-low-calorie diet extends their lifespans dramatically and combats age-related diseases. But applying that knowledge to humans, who like you and me are reluctant to endure famine, has proven notoriously difficult.<p>Now, …

Facebook creating 'dislike' button to express empathy, Zuckerberg says

Facebook is going beyond the “like” button, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday.<p>The social network is working on something akin to a “dislike” button, Mr. Zuckerberg said during a wide-ranging Q&A at Facebook’s headquarters that was streamed online.<p>But it won’t be simple. Zuckerberg said Facebook …

Mark Zuckerberg

Meet Wileyfox, an 'edgy' new mobile brand powered by Cyanogen

Launching in London today, the new company is set to take on the smartphone market with budget hardware and unusual Android software.<p>LONDON -- Stand by for a new name in the mobile market: Wileyfox is a whole new smartphone brand launching here today, and at the core is an Android rival called …

Mobile

8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day

Just like people aren't born with physical strength, no one is blessed with incredible mental strength at birth. Instead, mental strength is developed over time by individuals who choose to make personal development a priority.<p>In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally …

This Is the Worst Kind of Fat for Your Heart

As confusing as the diet message can be at times, one thing is clear. There are good fats and bad fats in the foods we eat, and some can really wreak …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

<b>Glucose</b><p>It seeps through the walls of your small intestine, triggering your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that grabs glucose from your blood and delivers it to your cells to be used as energy.<br>• But many sweet treats are loaded with so much glucose that it floods your body, lending you a quick …

5 Quick and Delicious Ways to Turn Yogurt into an Actual Meal

Spicy Chickpea<p>Toss 1 cup chickpeas with 1 1/2 tsp sambal oelek chili paste. Stir together yogurt, 2 thinly sliced scallions, and 1 Tbsp lime juice. Top with chickpea mixture.<p><b>Per serving:</b> <i>250 cal, 2 g fat 10 g sat), 44 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 390 mg sodium, 9 g fiber, 10 g protein</i><p>Roasted Red …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Best Swimming Workout: Lose Body Fat in the Pool

And while swimming may not offer the lace-up-your-shoes-and-go convenience of running, all you need are three key items—swimsuit, cap, and goggles—and you're set to hit the water. So go ahead: Make a splash with one of the best workouts for women!<p><b>Why Water Works</b><br>The body-shaping benefits of swimming …

What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you want get your posts seen on Facebook, one of the most common bits of wisdom you’ll hear is this:<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p><b>Pay for reach with</b> …

Facebook Ads

7 Ways To Improve Your Memory

Forget names. These days you can barely remember what you ate for lunch 20 minutes ago. First, you might want to slow down. Then, take a look at these seven tips for boosting your brainpower.<p><b>Jog Your Memory</b><p>Guess what? Your brain benefits from physical activity just as much as your body. <b>Here's</b> …

Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - - People who have better aerobic fitness in middle age may ward off decreases in brain volume later in life, potentially preserving memory and other functions, a U.S. study suggests.<p>“The current findings suggest that maintaining high fitness in midlife may boost brain health on …

The Brain

The Keys to Healthy Digestion

Switching to a whole-food, plant-based approach to eating is an excellent way to enhance your digestion. It is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and health-promoting phytochemicals and avoids hard-to-digest foods such as meat, dairy and food high in fat. You will feel better and can prevent many …

Three changes to Facebook’s algorithm

<i>B&T recently published this article by me about Facebook’s algorithm update and what it means for users and brands. They’ve been kind enough to let</i> …

Marketing

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

Eat for Your Heart's Content

Have you been told by someone to "Eat <i>to</i> your heart's content?" Usually this phrase is used when you are a guest in someone's home and they want you to enjoy the food they've prepared. Or you could be at a restaurant or resort and the owners also want you to enjoy what they offer. Most often, when …

High Blood Pressure

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

This High-Load Squat Exercise Will Help You Build Stronger Leg Muscles, and Make You Faster

The researchers think the drills incites a phenomenon called "post-activation potentiation," which primes your muscles to generate powerful strength.<p>But the move isn't just a boon for swimmers. It can help enhance your performance on any activity that requires fast, powerful moves, like basketball, …

Your Brain on Exercise

I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me. -- Mark Twain<p>Diet and exercise. The importance of both was known to the earliest humans, but today we know much more about how food and exercise affects our minds and bodies through scientific evidence. In this two-part series, I will explore the …

20 Things Every Autistic Kid Wishes teachers, parents and others knew

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental disorder (ICD 10, DSM-IV) that occurs on a spectrum and thankfully is no longer …

Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

The simple act of thinking can accelerate the growth of many brain tumors.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper in <i>Cell</i> published Thursday that showed how activity in the cerebral cortex affected high-grade gliomas, which represent about 80 percent of all malignant brain tumors in people.<p>"This tumor is …

Cancer

The Biggest Mistakes Trainers See in the Gym

Mistakes are a part of life, but when we make them in the gym it can hinder our progress, or worse, put us at risk for injury.<p>For these reasons, it's important that beginner exercisers take precautions and learn the ropes before starting an exercise program.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Biggest Mistakes …

Put Down Your Phone! An Exercise in Happiness

I'm always looking for more ways to be happy. Let's face it -- happiness can be challenging at times. Even expectedly joyous occasions like weddings, holidays or moving to your dream home can have serious side effects of stress. The more I can do to attract happiness in my life, the better, so I'm …

14 Strange-but-True Health Tips

Check out this list to see how easy it can be to cure yourself<p>The major medical studies grab the spotlight in the media, but some of the best solutions to health problems are simple, little, and often unusual things. Check out this list to see how easy it can be to cure yourself.<p><b>Related:</b> The <i>Men’s</i> …

High Blood Pressure

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …