Battle ropes become popular go-to fitness tools in U.S. gyms + MORE

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Have you achieved your diet and exercise goal for the week?  Or Month? Not to worry if you have not. The updates for this week can be used to easily get you back on track. And if you are sticking with your plan the following will provide additional motivation and information to stick to it.  Either way, we hope you will be served.

Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at BayStudy suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function

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Sierra Leone marks grim Ebola anniversaryOn May 24 last year a pregnant woman and an older housewife staggered into Kenema hospital in eastern Sierra Leone and were diagnosed within a day as the country's first Ebola cases. Both women had attended the funeral of a widely-respected faith healer known as Mendinor, whose "powers" were renowned on both sides of Sierra Leone's border with Guinea…

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Living With Cancer: Patients on Our Own

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Living With Cancer: Patients on Our OwnGreat medical care doesn’t matter if doctors and hospitals fail to adequately advise and care for patients once they leave the hospital, writes Susan Gubar in Living with Cancer.

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Apply it like a pro.

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Bright blush is the simplest way to transition your makeup look to a spring- and summer-appropriate version of sultry in a flash. But because it’s easy to be too heavy-handed with it—or worse, look like a time-traveling Dynasty extra as a result of sweeping it all the way up to the ears—we scored the scoop from some of our favorite makeup artists on how to make it breezy-beautiful…

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A British pastor took the brave step of telling her congregation that she was HIV-positive — and got what she called a “humbling” response from her loving flock.

Rev. Hayley Young, a 28-year-old minister at Hayling Island Baptist Church, told HuffPost she contracted HIV during an attack. It was a shock for her, but she believed that God would give her the strength to deal with it…

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Documenting My Patients’ Next of Kin

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Documenting My Patients’ Next of KinWhat if a patient dies and nobody is there to mourn? Is it like a tree falling soundlessly in the forest?

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The Kitchen Garden Goes High Tech

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The Kitchen Garden Goes High TechSmart new products offer ways to grow food indoors without without soil, or a green thumb.

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How Congress Guts Our Food Safety Laws

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How Congress Guts Our Food Safety LawsUnited States government work
If you’re fairly itching to send your Congressperson an angry email just on principle (the principle being the current unwillingness of Congress to accomplish absolutely anything), but you need a specific issue to use as a hook, let me humbly suggest something along the lines of the following…

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Stop Being a Hangry Monster: Smart Ways to Combat Cravings
Smart Ways to Combat Cravings
Let’s face it, getting hangry is something we’re becoming more and more aware of and it’s not fun when that monster comes out in you and cravings get out of control Whether it’s sweet or salty your stomach begs for, cravings are the biggest roadblock to your healthy eating goals…

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Your shopping cart is probably filled with crap: Most of the food we purchase is heavily processed, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found.In the study, 61 percent of the calories purchased each year were considered “heavily processed,” meaning that they contained multiple ingredients and were commercially packaged, canned, frozen, or otherwise modified so they were no longer recognizable…

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Walk, But Don’t Sing: Karen Collins’s Guide to Moderate ExerciseWikipedia
So you’ve decided to finally meet the recommended 30 minutes of moderate daily activity, and you want to accomplish that the simplest way, by walking. How fast do you need to walk for it to be considered “moderate”?

You can find reputable sources with lists of activities that identify your activity’s intensity – labeled as light, moderate or vigorous…

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Your sunscreen might have a dark secret: Unless you're slathering liberal amounts of the lotion on your face, arms, and neck this summer, you could be leaving your skin more exposed than you think.Both the Centers for Disease Control and Britain's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15…

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“High-intensity interval training” (HIIT) is a fitness term that gets thrown around a lot these days. HIIT workouts vary from bodyweight-only circuits to treadmill sprints to far less intense variations. But here, when we say high-intensity, we’re not kidding. This 15-minute workout, led by certified trainer and Grokker expert Kelly Lee, gets your heart pumping and targets every major muscle group, from your chest to your legs…

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Find out if it led to uncontrollable desire.

I’ve always been a little curious about aphrodisiacs. I mean, food that can enhance your libido? It sounds kind of amazing.
But while I’ve had aphrodisiac foods like raw oysters, champagne, and chocolate here and there, I’ve never noticed a difference…

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3 Healthy And Quick Barbecue Recipes

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3 Healthy And Quick Barbecue RecipesCelebrate the holiday weekend by firing up the grill and making these mouth-watering recipes from best-selling author and food blogger Danielle Walker. As Danielle explains in the video above from The Doctors, these recipes are full of fresh ingredients, take only about 30 minutes to prepare and will keep your waistline in check…

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Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds

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Your Best Body Ever: How to Gain Lean Muscle

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Your Best Body Ever: How to Gain Lean Muscle
The Fun and Not-Fun Factors of Gaining Lean Muscle
On your path to getting your best body ever you really need to get down to the nitty gritty and work on gaining lean muscle mass, but easier said than done right?
We all already know that building lean muscle is a process that depends on a number of factors…

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Turn Your Fruit Into Ice

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Turn Your Fruit Into IceFruit ices, including these from Martha Rose Shulman, are a delicious rite of summer.

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Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With AutismPlaying with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

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Battle ropes become popular go-to fitness tools in U.S. gymsBy Dorene Intenicola NEW YORK (Reuters) – Battle ropes, the thick and heavy ropes that look as if they could tether a ship to shore, have become go-to fitness tools in gyms for people seeking a tough workout that is also engaging and fun. Whipping, slamming, dragging and drumming the long, anchored ropes have long been used in training for sports like football, but fitness experts said they have now gone mainstream in gyms as an efficient workout routine…

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‘$5 Insanity': What You Should Know About FlakkaFlakka, a new designer drug, is surging in popularity. Poison control centers in states including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas are responding to an increasing number of incidents involving the drug.

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Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain GlutenMore than half of the 22 top-selling probiotic supplements that researchers analyzed contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that is harmful to people with celiac disease.

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Loose Skin After Weight LossWebMD knows that a large weight loss can lead to loose, extra skin. Find out what you can do about it.

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This Is Your Body on Booze

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Just one sip of beer, wine, or whisky hangs out in your body for about 2 hours. Once it quickly enters your bloodstream, it touches down on nearly every organ and system in your body.Thanks to its job breaking down toxins, your liver bears the brunt of heavy drinking. But even if you don't imbibe enough to cause cirrhosis–the dangerous liver scarring that marks the final stage of alcohol-induced liver disease–your bar nights may start taking their toll on your health…

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How To Get A Full Body Workout Using A Kettlebell

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Between that dusty old treadmill, inflatable exercise ball and clunky set of weights, our homes can quickly turn into gym junkyards. But to get a true full-body workout, fitness expert Amy Dixon says all you need is one piece of equipment: the kettlebell. This compact, cannonball-shaped weight can work your entire body in one session, when used properly…

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A relaxed dress code may seem like a gift from the corner office gods. Careful: It could be a test–or even a trap, one that prevents you from joining their ranks. “Business casual allows you to exude your brand, personality, and style, and that's why it's so risky,” says Joseph Rosenfeld, a brand consultant based in Silicon Valley…

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Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDCAt least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

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(Fixes headline) MONACO, May 24 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg took a surprise hat-trick of Monaco Grand Prix victories on Sunday after Mercedes blew championship-leading team mate Lewis Hamilton’s chances with a late pitstop while he was leading. The result, with Hamilton third after leading for 64 of the 78 laps after starting on pole, slashed the Briton’s lead over German rival Rosberg to 10 points after six of 19 races…

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By Chris Arsenault VATICAN CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain’s anti-slavery commissioner received the backing of the Catholic Church on Saturday for a campaign to push for a global pact vowing to eradicate slavery in the next 15 years. Kevin Hyland, who took up the new role last year, is lobbying world leaders to support a commitment to end forced labor and slavery of all forms in a set of global development goals to be adopted at the United Nations in September…

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Probiotics, Belly Fat and Pot EdiblesTest your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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‘Sweaty, Sloppy’ Dad Bods Are Sexy — But Not Mom Bods + MORE

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And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

Look at Dwayne Johnson's arms and one thing becomes obvious: “He has some very special genetics working in his favor,” says Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., a former natural bodybuilding champion and author of The M.A.X. Muscle Plan. But even if tree-trunk sized arms aren't written into your DNA, you can still optimize what is…

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Science Confirms Your Company Should Pay You To Stop Smoking

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Is money even more enticing to smokers than cigarettes?

This was the question at the heart of a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. In an effort to evaluate financial-incentive smoking-cessation programs, researchers looked at four different models of such initiatives in a clinical trial of more than 2,500 randomly assigned CVS Caremark employees and their relatives and friends…

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6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

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6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

I’m a happiness research junkie. I love reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, science shows you can also eat your way happier!

If you’re in need of a little more glee, here are six research-backed “better mood foods” to build into your eating repertoire…

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A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of SittingEven a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the risk of premature death.

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Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate CancerStudy found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

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How to Have the Best Sex of Your Life with Someone New

It doesn’t have to be awkward the first time.

That first roll in the hay with a new guy can be mind-blowingly hot…if you’re in a movie. But in reality, there’s usually something that doesn’t quite click and you’re left wondering what you could have done to minimize the fumbling…

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Title: ‘Thrifty’ Metabolism Might Sabotage Weight Loss EffortsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/11/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

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This Controversial Magazine Article Says Bingeing and Purging Is a Legit Yoga Exercise

Naturally, it has some people wondering if yoga isn't as zen and body-loving as they thought.

Yoga Magazine, which calls itself the “number one yoga, health, and fitness brand in the U.K. and U.S.A.,” came under fire after publishing an article in its May 2015 issue detailing how to do a controversial yoga exercise that sounds an awful lot like promoting bulimia…

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OK, I'll admit it, I'm depressed. As a former Madison Avenue executive, Mad Men was more than a TV show to me – and I am going to miss it dearly.But having spent the last 15 years of my life immersed in the even-more-maddening business of trying to reduce the number of gun deaths and injuries in our nation, I have also come to appreciate Mad…

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Are You a Risk Taker? Take the Quiz

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Are You a Risk Taker? Take the QuizUnderstanding your tolerance for loss may help you navigate high-pressure situations. So how much of a risk-taker are you?

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Doctors call it benign fasciculation, that annoying, rippling feeling in your eyes that… what, signals a heart attack? Tells you a storm's a-comin'? That you should bet that eight or put it all on Paint the Town Red in the fourth? Unfortunately, none of the above.According to Dr. Wayne T…

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Merkel urges tighter WHO management after 'Ebola catastrophe'By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the World Health Organization must streamline its management to respond quickly to crises like West Africa's "Ebola catastrophe" that has killed more than 11,000 people. The WHO and its director-general Margaret Chan have come under heavy fire for their slow response to the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 but was not declared an international public health emergency until August 2014…

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By Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese rebels killed “many” government soldiers in three days of fighting in Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile State, a rebel military spokesman said on Monday. The rebel forces brought down a government helicopter gunship that had been sent to attack rebel positions in the town on Sunday, Lony Ngundeng told Reuters…

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Because I didn't go to law school like my parents hoped, even a trip back to my hometown is now too rich for my family's blood. (Thanks, Obama!)So I made a joke on Facebook that I'd need a Kickstarter campaign just to afford the $2,000 ($1,200 plane fare for my wife, daughter and me, plus a couple of hotel nights and a rental car)…

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Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More HappinessA study published this week found that prestigious jobs were not linked to more well-being and that public-service work correlated with less alcohol consumption.

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SyncStudio's tunes will have you leaving the gym totally amped.

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, SyncStudio shares one of its recent playlists…

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The Psychology of Choking Under Pressure

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The Psychology of Choking Under PressureOur performance in the clutch might hinge on how we think about winning and losing.

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Time to break out the strappy sandals!

Join the Women’s Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!
Farmer’s Walk on Toes: If you think walking around with some heavy dumbbells in your hands isn’t a workout, you haven’t tried this killer exercise yet…

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AstraZeneca to invest $285 million in Swedish biotech drug factoryAstraZeneca is investing $285 million to expand biotech drug manufacturing in Sweden as the company bets on the future of high-tech medicine for future growth. The new facility for biological medicines in Sodertalje will supply medicines for clinical trial programs from the end of 2018 and will deliver finished products for commercial use once fully operational by 2019…

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This Boosts Survival With Implanted DefibrillatorsThis Boosts Survival With Implanted Defibrillators

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‘Sweaty, Sloppy’ Dad Bods Are Sexy — But Not Mom Bods

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'Sweaty, Sloppy' Dad Bods Are Sexy -- But Not Mom BodsAs popular culture celebrates the sex appeal of the “dad bod” — a conversation kicked off by an essay on college news website The Odyssey — comedian Akilah Hughes pointed out starkly different standards for men’s and women’s bodies on Wednesday’s episode of “Come Here and Say That” on the Fusion network…

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South Africa's Netcare lifts H1 profit by nearly 20 pctJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa's second-biggest private hospital operator Netcare posted a 19.6 percent rise in half-year profit on Monday, helped by strong demand at its home market and favourable currency swings. Netcare, which also runs Britain' largest private hospital network, BMI Healthcare, said adjusted headline earnings per share totalled 91 cents in the six months to the end of March compared with 76 cents a year earlier…

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The U.S. is the ONLY country in the world without some form of it.

Happy National Women’s Health Week! The initiative, now in its 16th year, is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health in an effort to empower women to make smart choices to improve their health…

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You'll lol when you see what your grandma wore to the beach.

Remember how you swore that you would never wear high-waisted “mom jeans,” but somehow they became cool, and now you and Beyoncé both have a pair?
Yep, styles are always changing—and that’s especially true for swimsuits…

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How to Lose those Last 5 Pounds Forever

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How to Lose those Last 5 Pounds Forever
New Rules for Keeping it Off
You’ve probably been there. You start a new diet or fitness plan, you lose a bunch of weight in the beginning, and then in a matter of time you find yourself stuck. Hitting a weight loss plateau (as they call it) is pretty common, so let’s take some of that pressure off of us and focus on the positive info gained from this article…

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Botox Lowers AFib Risk After Cardiac Surgery?Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

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Cured From Cancer, Almost

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Cured From Cancer, AlmostA leukemia specialist wrestles with using the word “cured,” and chooses to tone it down.

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Drug combo helps people with common cystic fibrosisA combination of two drugs has shown promise toward improving the health of people with the most common form of the incurable lung disease known as cystic fibrosis, researchers said Sunday. Patients treated with two medications — lumacaftor and ivacaftor — saw "significant" gains in their ability to breathe and fewer lung infections than those taking a placebo, according to the results of two international clinical trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine…

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Remember when a curved spine or a “dowager's hump” were signs of old age? A new study by the New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine suggests that this affliction might just indicate that you're too popular on social media.Slumping and texting, slouching while Facebooking, and hunching over a Tablet can all lead to spinal issues…

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The self-portraits will truly take your breath away.

This article was written by Hayley MacMillen and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
“Trying to explain a mental illness to someone who’s never experienced it is like trying to explain color to a blind person,” photographer Katie Crawford tells me…

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Biking, Walking to Work Can Help Shed Pounds + MORE

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And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

Great news: She checks you out just as much as you gaze at her. But you might be surprised at what really catches her eye. We asked Women's Health readers to reveal the first thing they notice about a guy. Surprisingly, not a single woman among more than 200 respondents mentioned “abs.”Also absent from the women's comments: “wallet,” “money,” “rich,” “status,” or other wealth-denoting words we could think to Control+F for…

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Dr. Leo Galland Visits Mondays with Marlo (VIDEO)

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Dr. Leo Galland Visits Mondays with Marlo (VIDEO)It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important topics trending today in health, including questions from viewers about fasting, the importance of iron in your diet, and some very interesting information on eastern vs…

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Ask Well: Is 99 Degrees a Fever?

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Ask Well: Is 99 Degrees a Fever?Since body temperature varies based on a range of factors, one person’s sign of illness might be another’s sweat.

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By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fitness vacations have ventured far from the fat farm. Today’s fit-focused travelers want to pair exercise with escapades and fitness with fun, whether it’s yoga among the sea turtles, bootcamp on the beach or a zumba cruise. “Fitness retreat used to mean go away and lose weight,” said Melisse Gelula, co-founder of the wellness media company Well+Good…

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The 10 Most-Prescribed and Top-Selling MedicationsThe thyroid drug Synthroid continues to be the nation’s most-prescribed medication. But Humira, which treats a variety of conditions, had the highest sales, according to the research firm IMS Health.

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Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study ContendsFindings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

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Title: Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Think Like a Doctor: Taking a Stand

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Think Like a Doctor: Taking a StandA 23-year-old woman slowly becomes so weak that she has difficulty getting up out of a chair. Strangely so does her twin. Can you figure out why?

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10 Tips for Eating Healthy at Parties

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In my work as a health coach, many of my clients are busy professionals who are often required to attend social functions as part of their jobs. Many of these folks are diligent about what they eat when they are home on their own turf, but find it hard to navigate the endless buffets and open bars at various events…

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Living With Cancer: Becoming a Caregiver

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Living With Cancer: Becoming a CaregiverA supreme privilege: to care for this resolute man who cared for me.

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New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer careA new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

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Here’s What You’re Really Getting Yourself Into When You Walk Into A Spin Class

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Hopping on a stationary bike has always been a popular way to get exercise, but over the past few years it seems like boutique spin studios have been popping up all over the place.

Despite their popularity and cult-like like reputations — yep, Soul Cycle birthday parties actually exist — plenty of people are intimidated by the idea of stepping foot inside spin studios…

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Ever hear the one about the farmer who got his penis mangled in a hay bailer, then had doctors build him a brand-new penis using parts of his forearm?No? Then you don't hang out with Brian Steixner, M.D., Director of the Institute of Men's Health at Jersey Urology Group in Atlantic City. Dr…

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Title: Vitamin D Supplements Might Help Some Lose WeightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

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For Breech Births, C-Sections May Be the Safest ChoiceFor babies in the breech position, cesarean delivery may be a safer choice.

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Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian CancerWomen diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

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Watch How You Can Heal And Cover Up Your Sunburn At The Same Time

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There is no shortage of information warning against sun damage or products to prevent it from happening. Still, no matter how cautious you are about skincare, getting a sunburn is a reality of summer.

Aloe and other treatments are helpful in making us feel better, but what about looking better? Hearing people tell you over and over again how burned you are can get pretty old…

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5 Reasons to Avoid the Gluten-Free Aisle

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5 Reasons to Avoid the Gluten-Free Aisle
The Truth about Gluten-Free Foods You May Not Know
Gluten-free foods are all the rage. And although going gluten-free is an important diet choice for some people, it’s not a fad that everyone should be jumping on.
In fact there are a lot of reasons to avoid a gluten-free diet. If you don’t have celiac disease or some kind of gluten intolerance, you might want to think twice before you hit the gluten-free aisle…

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And what it means when he starts letting you buy his underwear and spoon-feed him chicken soup

I used to grind my teeth at night. It was years ago—my job situation was shaky, and I’d recently moved across the country. The girl I was living with at the time used to wake up to the sound of bone scraping against bone as I unconsciously gnawed away at some mental stress knot in my brain…

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You'll never look at Aunt Flo the same way again.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought of your period—and everything that comes along with it—as gross. You have, right? Jen Lewis—a menstrual designer, as she calls herself—is working to change that very perception in her photo series, Beauty in Blood…

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Biking, Walking to Work Can Help Shed PoundsU.K. study found a switch away from cars helped folks with 30-minute commutes drop 15 lbs in 2 years

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Think Like a Doctor: Taking a Stand Solved

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Think Like a Doctor: Taking a Stand SolvedReaders solve the case of twin sisters who, in the prime of youth, developed a weakness that forced them to use their arms to rise from a chair.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s public health system has suspended infant vaccines and mounted an investigation after two babies died and 29 were sickened in an impoverished community in southern Mexico.

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Good luck.

Happy Mother’s Day! To celebrate, we teamed up with the nonprofit Bright Pink to talk to daughters young and adult about what they love most about their moms—and then got their mamas to share how motherhood has changed their lives for the better…

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This Hotel Offers "Crying Rooms" for Women Who Need to Let It All Out

Finally, a girl can just sob in peace.

After the occasional rough day, it’s nice to come home, uncork a bottle of wine, and have good, solid cry. Unfortunately, things like roommates, neighbors, and even the mental well being of your cat can keep you from really letting those tears rip as much as you’d like…

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In the season finale of Broad City, Abbi Abrams reflected on her proudest accomplishments of the year: “When I figured out my eyebrows,” she finally decided. “They're sisters, they're not twins. They need to be treated as such.”Eyebrow maintenance is a challenge that many women struggle with…

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Measles May Increase Susceptibility to Other InfectionsMeasles vaccination not only protects against measles, but reduces childhood deaths from other infections as well.

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A healthy, protein-packed breakfast fills your belly, fuels your muscles, and energizes your body. But who has time to cook one before work? Heck, you barely have time to grab a granola bar as you sprint out the door.(Are you burning the candle at both ends? Take This Quiz and Find Out If You're Working Too Hard…

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage? Not according to this woman.

Find the one, get married, have kids. That’s the way the story goes. But I’ve never really been one to worry about following the traditional path…

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Why You Should Be Eating Carbs For Breakfast + MORE

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Below is the next collection of great topics for beginners and seasoned weight loss and fitness action takers.  Information is of no value if it does not result in positive action towards your goals.  For that reason each update we strive to bring you variety so that there is something for everyone. So, let’s get starter…


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Title: Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect link

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Commentary: author Steven Brill says big firms are making it harder to cut costs.

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Your strength training routine makes you feel like Superman–bigger, stronger, more invincible. You steadily make progress. You add weight, up the intensity, and look and feel better.And then your back suddenly hurts, sidelining you and stalling your headway.It probably wasn't one glaringly obvious error you made, but a collection of minor mistakes made over time that led to your back pain, says Andy Speer, Men's Health Next Top Trainer and creator of The Anarchy Workout…

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The 7.8 magnitude quake brought down thousands of buildings in the densely-populated Kathmandu Valley, which includes the capital, severely damaged telecommunications, tore apart roads and snapped bridges. Survival in a crisis is often based on the person’s ability to connect and share information – to call for help and find comfort from others facing the same challenges, say experts in disaster communication.

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“I Meant To . . . “Translation: “I thought of you, and then immediately thought of something better.” It's not always the thought that counts. “I'm Sorry You Feel That Way”An apology doesn't need to be long or repetitious. You just need to mean it, and to acknowledge that you were wrong–not that someone thought you were wrong…

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Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: StudyNo differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

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We're going to take a wild guess here and say you aren't taking enough vacations.  In a study conducted last year by Oxford Economics, they found that U.S. workers are taking less vacation time than at any point in the past four decades. Seriously, guys? According to a statement from the U…

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Burn Fat without Exercising: The Fast Metabolism Diet
Look at Fat Burning in a New Light
Sometimes it’s good to flip everything you know on it’s head and look at how to approach your challenges in a different light. In this particular case, I think it’s healthy to challenge that exercise is not the single only solution to boost your fat burning metabolism engine…

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Doctors and Nurses, Not Learning Together

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Doctors and Nurses, Not Learning TogetherThere are few group projects in medical school — which is strange when you consider that there are few solo practitioners in the real world.

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We kid you not.

Cassandra Bankson is known best as a YouTube star who regularly offers up beauty tips to her legion of fans.  Now, she’s sharing something way more personal. After experiencing ongoing kidney pain, Cassandra went to the doctor last year and discovered that she has two vaginas…

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Putting her money where her mouth is helped Sara Lugger drop over 100 pounds.

Before: 342 
After:195 
The Lifestyle
Most of my adult life, I’ve weighed around 200 pounds. In high school, I ate pretty much whatever I wanted—especially when I started driving and could go to any fast-food restaurant my heart desired…

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Why You Should Be Eating Carbs For Breakfast

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Carbs get a bad rap. Thanks to fad diets like South Beach, Atkins and Paleo, not to mention a national gluten-free obsession, skipping grains has become a popular move over the past few decades.

But grain-free meals don’t necessarily make for healthier meals. When you’re doing it right, eating some types carbs — especially for breakfast — can be a surefire way to stay full and energized throughout the day…

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New Shingles Vaccine May Offer Improved ProtectionAn investigational shingles vaccine may be more effective, particularly in older people.

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When "one and done" is the most accurate description of your dating history

Finding the person you’re meant to spend rest of your life with usually isn’t easy, but for a select few, “the one” happens to be their very first boyfriend or girlfriend…

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One writer tried going in for a routine check-up—and here’s what happened.

My husband, Chris, and I recently went to couples therapy on a whim—and it was nothing like I expected.
It all started after I read an interview where Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard talked about how regular therapy is the secret to their happy marriage…

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Missed the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Saturday? Consider yourself lucky. Here's the short (and cheaper) version: Mayweather won.The rest of the so-called fight of the century was, as USA Today summed up pretty perfectly, “pay-per-snooze.” Even Mike Tyson tweeted after the fight that he was “#underwhelmed…

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Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular CigarettesBut expectant moms shouldn’t use nicotine in any form, experts say

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Title: Scientists Pinpoint Brain’s ‘Hunger Circuit’ in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/28/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

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What life is like for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus post-trauma

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escaped the home of Ariel Castro on May 16, 2013—10 years after he’d abducted them. Just four months later, they connected with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan to see if the pair (who are married) were the right people to help them share their harrowing story with the world…

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Dropping One Sugary Soda a Day Could Cut Diabetes Risk: StudyDrinking water, unsweetened tea or coffee instead lowered chances of blood sugar disease by 25 percent

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2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of SittingStudy found short bouts of light activity seem to boost longevity

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Concealer's about to become your new BFF.

This article was written by Megan Cahn and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
Concealer is one of life’s little helpers: It hides our skin imperfections from the rest of the world. It’s a seemingly straightforward job, yet a big one, and we can’t thank it enough…

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Title: Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of SightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Title: Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

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"No room" for gays in Kenya, says deputy presidentKenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, the latest comments from an African government to anger activists and likely also to annoy Western donors who say gays are targeted on the continent. William Ruto made the remarks at a church service on Sunday, the day U…

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Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap SmearFor women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer, getting screened once every 3 years should suffice, according to advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP).

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8 Badass Women Who Give Your Mom a Run for Her Money

Celebrating the big-hearted matriarchs of the small screen

No matter how awesome your mom is, you’ll always have a soft spot for certain fictional matriarchs. Let’s be clear: Your IRL mother trumps all, given that she, you know, gave birth to you…

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Enchiladas, Tostadas and Tacos

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Enchiladas, Tostadas and TacosA healthy approach to Mexican favorites.

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Calories, Gluten and a Fat-Melting DrugTest your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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Dr. Christiane Northrup Explains Why Surrounding Yourself With Positive People Is ‘Crucial’ To Your Health + MORE

Welcome,

Have you achieved your diet and exercise goal for the week?  Or Month? Not to worry if you have not. The updates for this week can be used to easily get you back on track. And if you are sticking with your plan the following will provide additional motivation and information to stick to it.  Either way, we hope you will be served.

Keep Moving, Even if in New Ways, to Stay a Step Ahead of ArthritisA key to fighting off debilitation is to find activities you can do when ones you have done become difficult or impossible. Weight loss helps, too.

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Take a good look at the people you surround yourself with every day. Are they happy, positive people who make healthy life choices? Or naysayers who drain the energy from the room and drag you down? Not only is it good for our mental health to surround ourselves with positive people, but it’s also vital to our physical health, according to progressive women’s health expert Dr…

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Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to TreatStudy found tinnitus activates much larger area of brain than normal sounds do

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The Modern American Kitchen Makes Us Fat(CC BY-ND 2.0) Nancy Hugo, CKD/Flickr
The American kitchen is a key contributor to America’s lofty obesity rate according to many dietitians and other healthy eating experts. You may very well respond, “Well, duh! Of course. The kitchen is where the food is! You want to lose weight, stay the heck out of your kitchen…

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By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) – Men who crave the benefits of yoga but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women are turning to Broga, a rugged take on the 3,000-year-old practice of movement and breath. Broga celebrates the physical over the spiritual, and strength over flexibility…

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Title: Health Tip: Manage Weight-Loss GoalsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Parkour for Beginners

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Parkour for BeginnersLearning parkour, an instructor says, is all about challenging yourself by continually finding creative ways to make things just a bit more difficult.

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Thousands May Have Been Shorted On Insurance Subsidies After Calculation ErrorSome families likely received lower subsidies than they were entitled to, or were denied Medicaid coverage, because of faulty calculations related to children who receive Social Security income.

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Screw Destination Weddings, Destination Divorces Are Now a Thing

Check in married, check out divorced.

Taking a three-day resort getaway with your husband, complete with spa treatments, champagne, and picturesque walks through the grounds sounds like the perfect way to turn up the romance—or, you know, the perfect way to get divorced…

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Travelogue of Love

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This week I'm doing something a little different, and I call it travelogue of love. It's been absolutely magnificent to see nature blossom into splendor, and I wanted to capture these precious moments to share with you. Such abundance! If you're ever feeling lack, take a good look at the beautiful life force that's surrounding you…

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Here’s What Your Yoga Instructor Wishes You Would Stop Doing

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The benefits of yoga are endless. With a little downward dogging, you can lower your stress levels, decrease your risk of heart disease, maintain a healthy weight and so much more.

So if you’re getting your butt to yoga class every week, good for you! But if you’re texting between sun salutations, your instructor might say you’re robbing yourself of yoga’s many perks…

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By now, everyone knows it's foolish to bet against Apple. Recently, the company posted the best quarter in history, profiting $18 billion–largely from the sales of nearly 75 million iPhones. So when Apple unveiled its new Apple Watch, touting its robust health and fitness tracking capabilities, we knew we had to pay attention…

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Ask Well: Do Microwaves Degrade Food Nutrients?Heating your food in a microwave can have varying effects on the nutritional content.

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The Rise of Yoga Pants All Day, Every Day

Even scientific research is on board with the athleisure wear trend.

There’s no end to the splendor of wearing yoga pants. All. The. Time. They’re as comfy as all get out. They don’t cut into your belly or leave seam marks down your thighs…

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F.D.A. Warns Supplement Makers of Stimulant DangersThe Food and Drug Administration sent letters to the makers of eight dietary supplements on Thursday warning them that their products contain a synthetic, amphetaminelike stimulant that medical experts say is potentially dangerous.

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My toxic situation at work was turning into a toxic situation with my husband.

About a month ago, I left a job that had great pay, full benefits, and normal working hours. And it was the best thing I ever could have done for my relationship.
I first took the job when my husband Chris and I moved from New York City to Delaware to be closer to family…

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Fitness Blogger Photoshops Her Body In Real-Time In Response To Hateful Comments

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Fitness blogger and personal trainer Cassey Ho is tired of receiving negative comments about her appearance.

In a poignant YouTube video titled “The Perfect Body,” Ho alters herself in response to online criticism of her body.

“In this video, you will experience what it feels like to be constantly bombarded with outrageous negativity,” Ho wrote in a blog post introducing the video…

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Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito BaitStudy found DNA-linked body odor attracts or repels biting insects

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100-Minute-Old Baby Saves an Adult Stranger's Life

He was the youngest organ donor ever.

It’s tragic news no parent wants to hear: At 12 weeks pregnant, Jess Evans learned that one of the twins she was carrying was terminally ill and wouldn’t survive more than a day or two.
The baby, who was named Teddy, had anencephaly, a rare and fatal condition that prevents the normal development of the brain and the bones of the skull…

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59 Healthy, One-Pot Meals

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There are fast meals, and then there are one-dish meals. Most people love eating, quite a few enjoy cooking, but almost nobody gets their kicks from washing a tower of dirty dishes. To make prioritizing healthy eating at home that much easier easier, here are a whole slew of healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and side dishes that only use one pot…

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Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: StudyOverwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say

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9 Of The Best Stability Ball Exercises You’re Probably Not Doing

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With just a wall, a ball and a yoga mat, you can build a low-impact, total-body strength and toning workout like the one below (not to mention work up a serious sweat as you do it).

Far too many people associate stability balls with boring crunches, goofy stretches and childlike bouncing, but this versatile piece of exercise equipment provides some of the best ways to test your balance and work up your core strength…

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Tokyo Airport Running Track Gets Rat Race Ready For 2020 Olympics

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On your mark … get set … catch your flight!

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, which will welcome the world during the 2020 Olympics, has equipped its new terminal with a running track.

According to design firm PARTY, the color-coded and symbol-stenciled track is a low-cost alternative to automated walkways and illuminated signage…

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The Obituary This Woman Wrote for Herself Before Dying Will Move You to Tears

“Grace and love win, not cancer."

We’ve all known someone who’s died from cancer—and we all know how frustratingly unfair the whole experience is. It’s even more heartbreaking when the person who had cancer was young.
That’s why Beth O’Rourke’s story is making us tear up so much…

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Governments, aid agencies and celebrities on Monday intensified a push for funding to help survivors of a deadly earthquake in Nepal as the risks posed by a lack of food, water and shelter escalated hourly. More than 3,700 people were killed and at least 6,500 injured when the 7.9 magnitude quake rocked Nepal on Saturday, toppling houses and triggering avalanches in the Himalayas.

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U.S. News’s fourth annual conference will take place June 29 – July 1, 2015 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

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Steal the strategies that helped Amanda Brown get her health in check.

Before: 293
After: 164
The Lifestyle
Throughout high school and college, I stayed at an average weight. Though I wasn’t super active, I’d sporadically ride a stationary bike and use the elliptical once or twice a week…

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Commentary: The Better Medicare Alliance is for better profits, not better Medicare.

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Sugar as a Stress Reliever

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Sugar as a Stress RelieverSugar appears to reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, a new study has found.

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Inducing Labor at Full Term May Have BenefitsInducing labor in normal full-term pregnancies has generally been frowned upon, but a new study suggests that induction causes no apparent harm, and may have advantages.

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs + MORE

Welcome,

Below is the next collection of great topics for beginners and seasoned weight loss and fitness action takers.  Information is of no value if it does not result in positive action towards your goals.  For that reason each update we strive to bring you variety so that there is something for everyone. So, let’s get starter…


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You have three options in an emergency: Freeze, freak out, or act. Acting quickly and wisely requires knowledge. And somewhere between the basic knowledge provided by public-service announcements and the extreme knowledge provided by publications like The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook lies a collection of lifesaving tips you can use to help yourself in common emergency situations…

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Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

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Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get ThemDrug-resistant bacteria, dubbed “superbugs,” pose an enormous threat to our health. Learn about the biggest threats and how you might get infected, from WebMD.

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs

No, not <i>those</i> herbs.

Want to add a delicious, flavorful twist to your favorite dishes with some tasty fresh herbs? GIY! And by that, we mean: Grow It Yourself! Got a sun-filled indoor windowsill? Then you can cultivate low-maintenance leafy herbs like basil, oregano, and parsley…

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It Only Takes 5 Days of Indulging in Fatty Foods to Mess with Your Muscle Function

Well, this is terrifying.

No matter how much you try to eat healthy, things happen—you indulge in daily bacon cheeseburgers with a side of piña colada on vacation or end up ordering takeout a lot in one week.
We’ve all been there, which is why we’re filing this news under “terrifying”: A new study from Virginia Tech has discovered that eating a high-fat diet for just five days can change the way your body’s muscles processes nutrients…

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Italian researchers found that having a resting heart rate above 70 beats per minute (bpm) increases your risk of dying of heart disease by at least 78 percent. Follow the tips below to help drop your bpm and improve your odds. Attack Your CardioRun hard, don't just jog. “Exercise increases your heart's efficiency, reducing the number of heartbeats you need to achieve bloodflow,” says John Elefteriades, M…

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You are your own man, right? Maybe not. New research shows that your friends' traits may be rubbing off on you–and vice versa. Here's how to catch the good stuff and avoid the bad. Absorb HappinessGood feelings can jump three degrees of separation, according to a 2008 study in the British Medical Journal…

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Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer SurvivorsStudy found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

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Divorce May Be Bad for the Heart, Especially for WomenDivorce was linked to a higher risk for heart attack, especially in women, even those who remarry.

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Ask Well: Do I Need an Annual Physical?

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Ask Well: Do I Need an Annual Physical?An annual physicals is routine for about 45 million Americans. Should it be?

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DailyBurn Black Fire We’ve come up with every excuse in the book to skip a workout. We don’t have enough time. The gym is annoyingly crowded after work. We’d rather catch up on Netflix. But then a friend introduced us to Black Fire, a new DailyBurn program of streaming workouts you can do at home (or really anywhere)…

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Yoga is Popular, and it May Also be Healthy(CC BY 2.0) Espen Klem/Flickr
There are many forms of yoga, and any effects on health likely vary with the type and amount. Some forms of yoga place more emphasis on physical postures and stretching or flexibility, others on breathing or meditation. Other forms of yoga include faster-moving series of movements…

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Vegetables and Cheese Meet Bread

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Vegetables and Cheese Meet BreadVegetables and cheese, hot or cold, always make a great sandwich combination.

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It’s not pretty.

You know you’ve done it—we’re talking about using a makeup product that’s way past its expiration date. After all, you shelled out major dough for that mascara, so why would you want to toss it once the date on the tube has come and gone?
But expiration dates serve a bigger purpose than merely getting you to buy another product…

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This Is What Your Salad Bar Would Look Like Without Bees (And Other Pollinators)

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This Is What Your Salad Bar Would Look Like Without Bees (And Other Pollinators)By now, you probably have your salad bar game down to a science. Arugula, beets, feta, sunflower seeds and a touch of balsamic vinaigrette? A little bit of falafel if you want to feel fancy? Well, without bees, butterflies, beetles and their pollinating brethren, tough luck.

For the past two years, Whole Foods Market has temporarily removed all of the produce and dairy dependent on pollinators from one of its supermarkets to showcase the drastically different selections shoppers would have if the tiny animals disappeared…

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Football idols Zidane and Ronaldo team up in UN Ebola fundraiser - TRFNBy Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Football idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will lead a star-studded team in a friendly match on Monday aimed at raising money to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The 12th annual 'Match Against Poverty', organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will be contested in France between French club AS Saint-Étienne and a team of past and present international players…

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I Finally Learned That Fad Diets Don't Work and Lost Over 100 Pounds

The simple strategies that helped Kelly Sorah get into the best shape of her life

Before: 280
After: 152
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I’ve always been big. I remember when I was little, my grandma took my sister and me Easter dress shopping, and she told the sales lady that her granddaughters were in the dressing rooms…

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The Look of Love Is in the Dog’s Eyes

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The Look of Love Is in the Dog’s EyesDogs who trained a long gaze on their owners had elevated levels of oxytocin, a hormone produced in the brain that is associated with nurturing and attachment. After receiving those long gazes, the owners’ levels of oxytocin increased, too.

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An Australian rugby player has died from a head injury sustained in a tackle during a club match in New South Wales at the weekend, local media reported on Monday. Nicholas Tooth was visiting his home town in the New England region of the state for the weekend and accepted an offer to turn out for the Quirindi Lions on Saturday.

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There May Still Be Time To Save On Health Law’s Tax PenaltiesSome consumers who face a 2014 tax bill can make adjustments to improve their liability.

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Can You Hold Your Breath As Long As This Guy?

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Take a breath. Hold it. Count to 30.

That’s the average amount of time most of us can hold our breaths — 60 seconds if we practice. But why would you want to?

For Mark Healey, a Hawaii-based big wave surfer, freediver and spear fisherman, it’s about feeling alive.

Filmmaker Kyle Thiermann interviews Healey about his athleticism and philosophy in the video above, noting that Healey’s “ability to keep himself calm in all kinds of really intense situations is incredible…

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Out of all the cardio machines, the elliptical probably gets the most side-eye. People tend to think it’s boring and ineffective (research even says so!)1 , and the go-to source for an easy, mindless workout, if even that. But it turns out there are plenty of science-backed benefits to the elliptical, like raising your heart rate even more than the treadmill and improving fitness just as efficiently as the treadmill or Stairmaster…

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College Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep. These Universities Are Trying To Change That

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The University of California-Los Angeles recently hosted a series of events on campus to raise awareness about the importance of sleep, reports the student newspaper the Daily Bruin.

“There’s a weird pride in certain students when they pull all nighters,” Kendra Knudsen, a coordinator with the UCLA Mind Well initiative, told the Daily Bruin earlier this month…

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Soccer idols Zidane and Ronaldo team up in U.N. Ebola fundraiserBy Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Soccer idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will lead a star-studded team in a friendly match on Monday aimed at raising money to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The 12th annual 'Match Against Poverty', organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will be contested in France between French club AS Saint-Étienne and a team of past and present international players…

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Little gestures can have a big payoff.Making an effort to mark a significant moment shows her that you value her. And research finds that when she feels appreciated, the two of you are happier and more likely to stick together, says Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., author of Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship…

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Why the FDA Can't Be Totally Sure Your Food Is Safe

And whether that's cause for a freak-out

You read all food labels and stay away from artificial ingredients. You nosh on plenty of whole fruits and vegetables daily and squeeze in some lean protein at every meal. But what about the ingredients lurking in that gluten-free pasta you’re about to cook? You may be putting yourself at risk without even knowing it…

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Take A Look At These Retro Nike Ads For Women

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Take A Look At These Retro Nike Ads For WomenEarlier this week, Nike released its #betterforit ad spot, which said what we’re all pretty much thinking when we work out or go to the gym: What the hell am I doing? Nike has been empowering women for over 40 years and to show where the company has come from, the company also published some of its ads from the past decades this week…

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Living With Cancer: In and Out of the ClosetWhile coping with cancer, I often feel like an impersonator of my former self.

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Women and the Love of DogsTest your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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Commentary: insurers have played all sides of the street on the Affordable Care Act

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Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society’s Idealized Images + MORE

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Fasting Diets

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Title: Fasting DietsCategory: Health and LivingCreated: 9/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

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The Fountain of Youth may be fiction, but there really is a magic gene pool in northern Italy. Thirty years ago, researchers discovered that, despite unhealthy cholesterol levels, 40 inhabitants of the village of Limone sul Garda were seemingly immune to heart disease. Turns out it wasn't the famed Mediterranean diet at work, but rather a variation of a protein in HDL cholesterol (the good kind) called ApoA-1 Milano…

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This $22 Standing Desk Is The Ultimate Ikea Hack

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This $22 Standing Desk Is The Ultimate Ikea HackInterested in trying a standing desk but put off by the price? Check this out.

Colin Nederkoorn, founder and CEO of Customer.io, has designed a simple base that can raise a monitor and keyboard up to standing desk height. Even better, it’s constructed out of Ikea furniture that’ll only run you $22…

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Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

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Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With AutismBut research is still preliminary, expert says

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Obnoxious Study Finds Yet Another Reason Why Single Life Sucks

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Obnoxious Study Finds Yet Another Reason Why Single Life SucksAs if single life wasn’t soul-sucking enough, a new study finds that nabbing yourself a health-conscious spouse not only makes life unambiguously more amazing and fun, but can also help get your ass back in shape, too.

Researchers dug into something called the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, which began tracking thousands of middle-aged adults in 1987…

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Being a Night Owl May Be Bad for Your HealthCompared with morning people, men who were night owls were significantly more likely to have diabetes, and women night owls were more than twice as likely to have metabolic syndrome.

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Jamie Mendell's inspiring story is proof that you have to transform your outlook before you can transform your body.

Before: 160
After: 120
The Lifestyle
I went on my first diet when I was 17. Although I had a perfectly healthy body, I started to notice it changing—my boobs getting bigger, my arms getting softer, and my hips getting wider—and I got really scared…

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It’s easier than ever to get glowing while you sleep.

This article was written by Taylor Bryant and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
Sleeping masks aren’t anything new. They were first introduced by our always ahead-of-the-curve South Korean friends a few years back…

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One mom says she would have lost her s**t if she’d been the one at Heathrow Airport.

After my son was born, I was obsessed with having a milk stash in a way that maybe wasn’t healthy.
I’d pump right before I went to bed and would hook myself up right after he went down for a nap to squeeze out a few extra ounces…

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Mothers’ Exercise May Lower Heart Risks in NewbornsExercise in mice substantially lessened the risk that a pregnant mother-to-be will give birth to offspring with serious heart defects.

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Federal Marketplace More Adept Than States At Enrolling Customers, Study FindsThe research by Avelere Health shows that the exchange the federal government runs in three dozen states had a higher percentage of new and returning enrollees than the other marketplaces run by individual states.

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We’re proud to say, EzineArticles.com has provided 100% responsive web design for over a year. In other words, regardless of what device is used to open your articles published on our site, the screen size and display is automatically adjusted to create an optimal viewing experience for the reader…

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By Mohammed Mukashaf ADEN (Reuters) – Bodies are piling up in the streets of Aden and some of the wounded are stranded in agony. There are dead and wounded left in the street whom we cannot reach,” said Abdullah Radman, a doctor with the International Committee of the Red Cross. Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Arab allies have been bombing Yemen for over two weeks, aiming to halt the advance of Iranian-allied Shi’ite Houthi fighters on Aden in the south…

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Exercise: the Luminous, Latent Potential of a Little Action

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Mechanistically, exercise is entirely dependent on action potentials, while its incredible benefits may be characterized as the potential of action to enhance our lives. Ironically, perhaps, the luminous potential of action to promote our health is in a very fundamental way the exact opposite of the action potentials from which it derives…

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Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society’s Idealized Images

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Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society's Idealized ImagesYoga, very literally, saved me. For a long time the yoga mat was the only place I felt not only alive, but also willing do what I needed to do to keep living. As my body got stronger, and my mind clearer, I could, for the first time in my life hear the whispers of a calling that had previously eluded me…

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For weeks, Nathan Suver had a serious pain in the neck. It was a recurring problem, related to a back injury, and nothing made it go away. Until, that is, his doctor jabbed him with pins. “He did it as part of a routine visit,” recalls Suver, a 35-year-old software developer from Southington, Connecticut…

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Fifteen killed in wildfires in RussiaWildfires in the Russian region of Khakassia in southern Siberia have killed 15 people and caused damage worth at least $96 million, the region's leader said on Monday. In a video link with Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov broadcast on television, Viktor Zimin, head of the Khakassia Republic's government, said 78 people had also been taken to hospital during several days of fires raging through grasslands in dry and windy weather…

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In 1980, the citizens of Arlington, Texas, voted down a ballot initiative to create the city's first public transportation system. After two more initiatives failed, someone finally got the hint: Arlingtonians don't want a public transportation system, because they think they already have the perfect transportation system–their cars…

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These days, turning on the nightly news is enough to make your heart race–or self-diagnose yourself with the latest health plague. The media's not intentionally trying to scare you, but a little shock value really livens up a regular broadcast. The problem is that viewers are much more likely to remember the shock and ignore the real science…

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Many wounded Iraq veterans have a tragedy in common: Their chronic pain led to pill dependency. It's a common side effect of pain potions. Plus, as many as 41 percent of chronic-pain sufferers abuse their meds, according to a 2007 health-policy review published in the journal Pain Physician…

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Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insuranceWASHINGTON (AP) — Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday.

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Aetna, Cigna balk as Angelina effect spurs genetic cancer testingThe insurers say that the tests are unproven and may lead patients to seek out medical care they don't need. While they acknowledge that multi-gene tests produce data that may not be useful from a diagnostic standpoint, they say that by refusing or delaying coverage, insurance companies are endangering patients who could be undergoing screenings or changing their diets if they knew about the possible risks.

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How to (and Should You?) Avoid Processed Foods(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Bookchen/Flickr
Eating less processed food targets two related goals: maximizing your consumption of health-promoting nutrients and phytochemicals and minimizing unhealthy additions to your diet.
So you’ve decided that you want to eat foods that are less processed: What should you look for when shopping? Examples of foods with little or no processing include:

Whole grains
Plain vegetables and fruits, fresh or frozen
Cooked beans
Fresh poultry, seafood, and meats

By choosing whole grains instead of refined grains, you gain extra fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, and protective natural compounds called polyphenols…

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How to Make a Delish Chickpea Salad That Will Fill You Up

This chef-approved dish is perfect if you've got swimsuit season on the brain.

The whole idea behind eating healthy is to make you feel good—but Edible Schoolyard NYC (ESYNYC) takes that concept to a whole new level. The nonprofit helps local public schools plant organic gardens and then use the fruits of their labor to cook healthy dishes—and it’s having its third-annual spring benefit Monday night in New York City…

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It’s a lot more stressful than you might imagine.

There’s no manual for popping the question. Not that guys would read it, anyway—it’s more fun to go off-script. Of course, it’s more challenging, too. Just ask any guy who’s been through it…

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No man is invincible, especially when it comes to health. Learn to detect and defend against the cancers most likely to attack men, and you'll be able to take the disease head-on if it strikes–and increase your chances of beating it. ProstateEarly signs: Usually there are none. A digital rectal exam can tell if your prostate is hard or irregular, and cancer is suspected with a high PSA (prostate specific antigen) level…

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Retailers to Stop Sales of Controversial SupplementsSome leading vitamin stores announced that they were pulling from their shelves a group of controversial supplements that may contain the amphetamine-like stimulant BMPEA.

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Your Smoothie Bowl Is Probably Full Of Sugar, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

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Obsessed with those pretty smoothie bowls blowing up your Instagram feed?

Hey, we don’t blame you — but you might want to read this first.

If you’re blending up kale and frozen fruit and adorning those homemade creations with granola, fruit and flowers, or stopping by that local smoothie joint to get your fix, know those picture-perfect concoctions can be giant sugar bombs…

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Get Ready for Spring Allergy Season + MORE

Greetings,

And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

Rethink Your Lunch and Snacks to Avoid Afternoon Junk Food Binges(CC BY-NC-SA 2.) slworking2/Flickr
When you’re on a weight loss diet you may find that you hit the four o’clock wall where your energy slumps and you end up eating junk food. Here’s how you can remedy this bad habit.
If you’re running out of fuel in the late afternoon it’s often the case that your lunch was too small to keep you satisfied through to dinner…


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Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski Says He’d Rather Suffer A Concussion Than A Knee Injury

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Despite some high-profile injuries and former 49ers player Chris Borland’s departure from the league over health concerns, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski believes that he would still prefer a concussion to a torn ACL.

Appearing on Showtime’s Jim Rome Show on Wednesday, the football player made some jokes about whether he would prefer a concussion or knee injury…


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A European regulator has found “issues” with Germany’s aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said. Separately, the aviation authority, the Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA), told Reuters on Sunday that it did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s medical background prior to the crash…


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Researchers Can Permanently Embed Vibrators In Women

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German researchers have developed what may be the Holy Grail of sex toys: A vibrator that is permanently embedded inside a woman’s vagina.


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Make Her Fantasies Come True

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Most women aren't very good at asking for what they want, especially in the beginning of a relationship. And by “beginning,” I mean anywhere from the first night to the first 2 years. For one thing, we're hopelessly romantic. We imagine that the right guy will instinctively grant us every sexual favor we've ever fantasized about, without our having to say anything…


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Your complexion will thank you.

This article was written by Maria Del Russo and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
The calendar may say it’s spring, but few of us are actually enjoying warm weather. Once the temperature does start to creep up, though, it’ll likely be fabulous news for your skin…


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The Weekly Health Quiz: Joni Mitchell, Fish Oil and Pain ReliefHow well do you know this week’s health news.


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14 Reasons You Still Can’t Sleep

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14 Reasons You Still Can't SleepYou follow all the sleep rules to the letter, but you’re still not getting the rest you need. Here’s why you’re so tired.

By Corrie Pikul

1. All Your Clean Socks Are In The Wash

If you’re like many women, you’ve probably noticed that your hands and feet are colder than your husband’s when you climb into bed…


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How Two Women Motivate To Exercise And Eat Healthy (And They’re 75 Pounds Lighter) (VIDEO)

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Candi and Lyndsey, both teachers, say their friendship began when they met at a table of decadent treats at their school — and then they continued to pack on the pounds together. Watch their story here. When they were finally ready to stop sabotaging each other’s weight loss efforts and start making permanent change, Dr…


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India's Modi blames changing lifestyles for rising pollutionNEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday blamed the changing lifestyles that have come with India's economic development for rising pollution levels that have given the country some of the world's dirtiest air.


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Israel-based DreaMed Diabetes said on Monday it had licensed its artificial pancreas technology for integration into insulin pumps made by Medtronic. DreaMed will receive undisclosed royalties from future sales of each device using its technology. Medtronic will be responsible for the development and marketing of the pumps…


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An expert weighs in on what types of compromises are—and aren’t—healthy.

About a year ago, my husband Chris and I made one of the biggest decisions of our lives. We decided to leave our super-awesome (yet incredibly expensive) life in Brooklyn to move to a small beach town in Delaware…


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Air Pollution Takes Early Toll on Children

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Air Pollution Takes Early Toll on ChildrenPrenatal exposure to pollution caused by burning gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil and coal may damage children’s brains.


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The 3 Simple Steps That Helped One Woman Lose 80 Pounds

They're so steal-able.

Before: 200 lbs.
After: 120 lbs.
As a kid, Sarah DeArmond, now 28, was teased about her weight—for being too skinny. But during college, a lack of physical activity and her devotion to fast food took its toll…


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Reading any food blog makes it seem like the writer eats amazing, how-did-they-come-up-with-that meals all day long. Easy or intricate, it’s hard not to lick the screen thanks to the food porn, and the recipes make us wish we were besties and could come over to taste test their creations. Yet most recipe bloggers don’t post everything they whip up in the kitchen…


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The Limits of Tylenol for Pain Relief

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The Limits of Tylenol for Pain ReliefAcetaminophen (Tylenol) is widely recommended for the relief of back pain and the pain of knee and hip arthritis. But a systematic review of randomized trials has found that it works no better than a placebo.


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This mix is perfect for routines with zero rest time.

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Stoked 360 at BFX Studio shares a recent playlist…


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For Older Adults, a Rising Risk of Subdural HematomaIt can develop from insidious bleeding caused by an indirect trauma so trivial that a patient had long forgotten it.


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The variation that'll max out your results

Join the Women’s Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!
RELATED: 5 Weight-Lifting Moves That’ll Help You Drop a Size (Or More)
Pushup with Feet on Swiss Ball: You know that pushups are an awesome upper-body strengthener…


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Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?European study shows ‘modest’ effect, but cause-and-effect not clear


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Plus other freaky sleep disorders that make insomnia sound like a cakewalk

Imagine waking up to the sound of an explosive noise inside your skull—like a bomb going off or super loud gunshots. Terrified, you go to investigate, but you quickly realize the explosion never happened…


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Seduce Her in 10 Minutes

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Many things run through a woman's mind when you meet. Here's how to go from “hello” to “oh my.” Your ApproachHer brain quickly vets your height and facial symmetry the moment you meet. Now convince her of your character. Approach confidently; don't pretend to bump into her. “Men tend to talk to each other at angles to avoid confrontation,” says Rutgers University anthropologist Helen Fisher, Ph…


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Yemen's Aden suffers amid clashes, aid deliveries delayedBy Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) – Explosions shook the suburbs of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday as residents reported a foreign warship shelling Houthi positions on the outskirts of the city. Relief from outside appeared distant as the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters that it had yet to arrange a flight to deliver 48 tons of medical supplies despite gaining Saudi approval for the aid on Saturday night…


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Pets: Bathe & Groom

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Pets: Bathe & GroomRegular grooming is good for your pet’s coat, your pet’s skin, and your pet’s bond with you.


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Get Ready for Spring Allergy SeasonIf you or your child has allergies, it’s important to prepare for a rise in pollen, bees, and even trigger foods in the spring.


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How Strong is Your Marriage?

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Cars are easy: Change the oil, check the belts, rotate the tires, done. Relationship maintenance is a bit more difficult. So after consulting the experts, we developed this diagnostic check to help you assess the wear and tear on your marital vows. Instead of taking your marriage into the shop and having someone else look at it, these tools are about learning to listen to the important cues in your relationship, says professor William Doherty, Ph…


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My Q and A With Rakesh Bhattacharjee, an Expert in Children’s Sleep Medicine

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Rakesh Bhattacharjee is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago’s Divisions of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the link between breathing and sleep health, social factors that can affect children’s sleep, and the importance of teaching your children healthy sleep habits…


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Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'Findings suggest putting similar device in canes that blind people use might improve mobility


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How to Find Your Perfect Sports Bra (in Flowchart Form)

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How to Find Your Perfect Sports Bra (in Flowchart Form)By Bari Lieberman, SELF

It’s not a science. It’s an art.

Finding your perfect sports bra is not a science. Rather, it’s an art form that takes your size, workout, hopes, desires and fitness dreams into account. (Okay, maybe not the dreams…one day.)

Do you need support and straps that don’t dig into your shoulders, or are you looking for a comfy option that doesn’t feel restrictive? Either way, use our flowchart below to find tips tailored to your preferences and workouts…


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The Passover story is a pretty dramatic affair. According to the Bible, Jews were slaves to the Egyptian Pharaoh until the prophet Moses came to set them free, and God sent 10 horrendous plagues to punish the Egyptian taskmasters. There were frogs, vicious hailstorms, and locusts that destroyed all the crops…


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How to Poop Politely at Work, on Planes, and at a Guy’s Place + MORE

Welcome,

Have you achieved your diet and exercise goal for the week?  Or Month? Not to worry if you have not. The updates for this week can be used to easily get you back on track. And if you are sticking with your plan the following will provide additional motivation and information to stick to it.  Either way, we hope you will be served.

The case for and against hiding your big, fat mistake

Fact: Cheating really sucks. Whether you’re being cheated on or having the affair, infidelity puts your relationship in danger. And, if you’re the one coloring outside the lines, you risk breaking your S…

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The Weekly Health Quiz: Upbeat Emotions, Male Nurses and Whiter TeethTest your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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What Michael Pollan Wants You To Think About When You Cook Dinner Tonight (VIDEO)

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We do it three times a day, every day. But how often do you stop to think about how your meal got to your plate? Michael Pollan, bestselling author and voice of a growing food revolution (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules) says that there is one thing we can all do to end our mindless consumption and become more conscious eaters…

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LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

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How to Poop Politely at Work, on Planes, and at a Guy's Place

Your ultimate guide to number two etiquette.

Going number two outside of the comfort of your own home shouldn’t be a big deal: do your business, flush, wash up, done. But that leaves so many awkward or embarrassing issues unaddressed. How do you handle loud noises during a bowel movement in a cramped office rest room? What if you’ve made a stank in an airport lavatory, and the line of passengers waiting will forever know it was you? And what should you do if you’re at a new guy’s place and you feel something brewing? We consulted etiquette expert Patricia Rossi, author of Everyday Etiquette, on the right way to navigate tricky poop situations…

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Do You Fear Losing Weight?

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I get that going for what you really want can be terrifying… (including with your weight loss).I understand that going for what you really want can be terrifying sometimes and thoughts can run through your mind, such as "What if it doesn't happen for me?" "What if I can't handle it?" "What if my dream never comes true and then I feel…

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Sex is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and natural aspects of our humanity. But like any power, it can be used in cheap and sleazy ways that don’t truly honor its awesomeness. So I have a question for you: Does your personal trainer or fitness coach have to be hyper-sexualized in order to motivate you? These days—if the Internet is any indication—it’s not enough to be strong, intelligent, healthy, educated, and a great coach…

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When Exactly Does Your Memory Start Declining?

Oh, so <em>this</em> is why you’re “so bad at names.”

You’ve got until 35 until your memory starts heading downhill, suggests recent research published in Psychological Science. (Sorry if you’ve already celebrated your 35th birthday…

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Take the Habit Personality Quiz

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Take the Habit Personality QuizWhat’s your habit personality? Take a quiz to find out the factors that influence how you form habits, both good and bad.

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We've got a two-for coming your way.

Join the Women’s Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!
Weighted Hip Raise: If you haven’t already discovered the toning power of the weighted hip raise, allow us to introduce you…

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Multiple Sclerosis: Planning for Your FuturePlanning ahead, including for insurance and finances, is key when you have a chronic condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). Get tips to get started from WebMD.

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Sometimes you have a moment of clarity about a woman–like when you find her indexed, 7-year collection of Brides magazines. Other times, the signals are harder to read. Here's help. 1. She Hand-Feeds Free-Range Chicken to Her Dog Stay or Go: Stay She may seem like a coddler, but dogs can lower stress and blood pressure, making her a healthier and more stable person…

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Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-UpsEmergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

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One of the great signifiers of this moment in time is the smart phone. But really, it's the smart phone's chief offering: the camera. In two seconds or less, you are equipped with the ability to document your life and post it up on social media.But what happens when that freedom escapes your grasp, when you're no longer the exhibitor to your exhibition?In 2003, Barbra Streisand inadvertently drew national attention when she attempted to slap a professional aerial photographer with a $50 million lawsuit, citing privacy concerns…

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There are certain types of alcohol you learn to treat with respect. For a lot of men, tequila is at or near the top of that list. But is your hangover worse because of the stuff in your glass, or because of the way you drank it? As it turns out, it's a combo of both. Blame it on the EthanolWhen it comes to the severity of your headache, your principal nemesis is ethanol–a…

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Spring Pasta Night!

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Spring Pasta Night!Martha Rose Shulman offers a new simple pasta dish for spring that is packed with flavor and elegance.

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The Doctor’s Rituals

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The Doctor’s RitualsEvery night when I put my 6-year-old son to sleep, we go through the same routine. I do the same with my patients.

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Michigan Football Player Denies Leaving Program Due To Head Injury Concerns (UPDATE)

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UPDATE — March 27: After an interview with ESPN published earlier this week, former Michigan center Jack Miller has clarified that he did not leave the school’s football program over head injury concerns.

“Concussions were not really a factor in this decision,” Miller has since told The Detroit News in an interview published on Thursday, adding that he was just “burned out…

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If you're not careful, donating blood frequently might be bleeding your body of some of its vital nutrients. But popping an iron supplement can help you recover faster, new research from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute found.In the study, adults who swallowed a daily, 38-milligram (mg) iron supplement after donating blood took about 11 weeks for their body to bounce back to their normal levels of iron and hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen throughout the body…

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Are You A Stressed-Out, Balding Fraternity Brother? Try Brogaine!

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What with all the hazing and the racism, fraternity life can be a hairy experience.

Thankfully, stress from those experiences need not prematurely cost you your own hair! For that, there’s “Brogaine,” a hair-regrowth formula specially made for stressed frat brothers.

According to “Saturday Night Live,” the proprietary blend reverses the ravages of stress brought on by things like “midterms, nerds …

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The Best Foods To Eat When You’re Feeling Bloated

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Here are six foods and drinks that help you bring your belly back down to size.

By Jessica Migala

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You’ve committed to eating healthy. You want to look and feel great, and you’ve stuck to your diet an entire week already. You feel good about how you’ve done and think you deserve a gold star… or that cupcake that’s calling your name (especially the one with the extra layer of frosting on top)…

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The action comes after the New York State attorney general’s office accused GNC and three other major retailers of selling herbal supplements that were fraudulent or contaminated with unlisted ingredients that could pose health risks to consumers.

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A series of studies found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, across classes and ethnic groups.

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Can Your Penis Make Her Sick?

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A healthy hump can do wonders for your well-being: Sex can boost your immunity, relieve stress, dull pain, and even help you sleep better. But a cure-all roll in the hay can actually cause some women to come down with ailments far worse than just being lovesick. Your penis can do serious damage to her–and not in the good way…

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I could be wrong, but if I had to guess, I'd say Goldilocks would not have been a happy runner. Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too windy. Too tired. Too long. Too short. Too hilly.A few weekends ago I laced up for an 18-mile run. Two weeks before I had just run the Austin Marathon — pacing my husband for the first time…

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The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.While weight loss and blood sugar control are two reasons for these benefits, there's another one that most people don't know about: When you move, your muscles release hormones…

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Hope to Live to 100? Check Your GenesDNA’s role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

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Los Angeles Church Hosts ‘Multi-Sensory’ Stations Of The Cross Using Yoga

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Anne Kelley, a Seattle-based attorney, was looking for a way to engage with the stations of the cross on a deeper level when she stumbled upon the idea of incorporating yoga into the practice.

Traditionally observed on Good Friday, the stations of the cross are a series of 14 moments in the final hours of Jesus Christ’s life, before his crucifixion…

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How To Spring Clean Your Kitchen (And Your Diet)

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By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn

Even if you haven’t been indulging in rich, comforting meals all winter, chances are you’ve accumulated more unhealthy foods in your freezer, fridge and cupboard than you realize. To start off the new season on the right foot, a little spring cleaning for your food supply might be in order…

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Other Factors Keeping You From Losing Weight + MORE

Greetings,And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

 

10 Foods to Enjoy Without Added Sugar

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The problems with consuming too much added sugar seem to be getting lots of attention these days. From contributing to inflammation, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, sugar has been recently singled out as a cause for concern.The recently released report from the Dietary Guideline Committee (DGAC) suggests, for the first time, that Americans limit sugar to 10 percent of calories…

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The OTHER Factor That Might Be Keeping You From Losing Weight (VIDEO)

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Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies. From fatigue and insomnia to digestive problems and heart disease, chronic stress is a serious issue for many Americans who are running on empty. But even if your stress levels aren’t at a chronic level, the small daily anxieties we all face every day could be causing some unwanted side effects — like those extra pounds that won’t come off…

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Trainers Share the Worst Fitness Advice They’ve Ever Heard

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It’s a familiar scenario for many: you’re at the gym when you unintentionally overhear the two nice women on the treadmills next to you discussing the parameters of their exercise routines, or a trainer doling out a piece of fitness advice to their client.Click Here to see the Complete List of The Worst Fitness AdviceYou catch something they say and to yourself think one of two things: “Wait, is that really true?” or “I’m pretty sure that’s definitely wrong…

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How to Get Your Spouse to Exercise

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How to Get Your Spouse to ExerciseChanges in one married partner’s exercise routine tend to be echoed in the other’s, highlighting the extent to which our exercise behavior is shaped by the people around us.

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Try This Heart-Opening Partner Yoga Sequence From 2 Fit Moms

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Try This Heart-Opening Partner Yoga Sequence From 2 Fit MomsBy Yoga JournalGrab a partner and try this chest-opening sequence from Two Fit Moms.NOTE These poses require blocks, a strap, and a partner.

Reclining Heart Opener With Blocks

Lie down on your mat with one block (at its lowest height) under your head like a pillow and a second block (at a higher height) between your shoulder blades…

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Timelines can suck it.

Oh, the timeline. It’s something women know all too well. And now, Daily Mail has created yet another timeline for women to measure themselves against. The headline says it all: “The ages that define the life of every woman: She has her first kiss at 15, finds ‘the one’ at 27, earns most at 39—and gives up bikinis at 48…

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It’s not pool weather yet, but you’ll be ready when it gets here.

Join the Women’s Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!
Offset Dumbbell Lunge: You know lunges strengthen your quads, calves, and glutes, but this version also packs an abs-sculpting punch…

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An electro-shocker belt hawked on a late-night infomercial won’t give you six-pack abs. At least not unless you can clip it to your tongue and use it to zap your taste buds. (Rendering all food as flavorless as rice cakes.)Achieving a visible six-pack is about work and sacrifice, not gimmicks and crunches…

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Dietitians, Food and Truth: Winds of Change?

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In what became a notorious move before ever the ink had time to dry on the hermetic plastic wrappers, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — until recently, the American Dietetic Association — conferred its “Kids Eat Right” seal of approval on Kraft American Cheese Singles. Blessed, indeed, are the cheese makers! But even they aren’t entirely sure this stuff qualifies entirely as cheese, its somewhat dubious pedigree having been parsed for public consideration before now…

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The disease is on the rise—but these foods may help you decrease your odds of getting it.

Research has long shown that a plant-based diet has cancer-fighting powers. Now, a new study offers even more proof that giving up animal products can lower your risk of one specific type of cancer that happens to be showing up more in younger people: colorectal cancer…

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