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Why Eating Slowly Really Does Make Food Taste Better

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science

It turns out that taking our time to enjoy a meal actually does make it taste better, and a new study reveals how. A team of researchers has found th...

Yoga: Chaturanga, Do It Better!

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

There are a number of common problems that we, as yoga teachers, see in this movement pattern and it explains why many yogis experience repetitive motion injuries in their shoulders and low back pain. It's in large part because their hip and shoulder girdles fall out of alignment.

5 Fabulous Stretches for Runners!

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

As NJ and NYC-based yoga teachers, we meet a lot of pavement-pounding runners looking for relief from a wide range of symptoms from overall tightness and pain due to shortened muscles and strained tendons.

The Muscle You've Never Heard of But Need to Know | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

When it comes to a tight core, most people picture six-pack abs. But a truly toned core is much more than what you see on the surface. Deep within your loins, the psoas (pronounced SO-az) muscle group partners with other muscles to stabilize and girdle the lower spine, promoting proper body alignment.

Move Your Pelvis Like Elvis!

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

Too often in exercise and yoga classes students are most concerned with keeping the legs straight and locked while trying to get the hands on the floor in a forward fold. Accomplishing this move does not matter for general function and can be injurious if done incorrectly.

25 Photos That Reveal Just How Amazing The Human Body Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living

As a culture, we can be so wrapped up in technological advances, it's easy to forget that one essential, most incredible machine: The human body. ...

Touching Your Toes Is So '90s! Stretch Your Hamstrings in Style

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

It's an urban myth that bending down and touching your toes means that your hamstrings are healthy and flexible.

Top 6 Sex Ed Lessons from 'The Bachelorette'

Em & Lo | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

As sex writers, what horrified us the most last night was the group date in which the guys tried -- and spectacularly failed -- to teach a sex ed class to adolescents. Their embarrassment about the topic, their ignorance of basic anatomical and reproductive knowledge, their narrow-minded views of what constitutes sex -- these were all glaring examples of how far we have to go in terms of educating not only kids, but adults about sexuality.

Why Does My Vulva Look Like It Is Falling Apart?

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

You pushed a human out of your body. It's not likely to look the same. And guess what? Mine doesn't either. Or my Ferrari neighbor's. Or your best friend's. Or your sister's. All the vulvas look different after babies and also they look different from each other. That not just OK, it's normal.

3 Easy Moves To Counteract A Day At Your Desk

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

In our sedentary office culture, we spend an inordinate amount of time sitting with both the knee and hip bent; this position directly impacts the length of the hamstrings.

Alexandria Crow: Why You Should Teach Anatomy and Alignment in Yoga

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Patanjali never said anything about anatomy or alignment, though. So why bother? I actually have two very specific reasons for teaching alignment and anatomy; one is practical and one is embedded within the philosophy of the Yoga Sutra.

Here Are The Amazing Things Your Body Will Do In The Minute You Spend Reading This

Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

300: that’s how many words the average human reads per minute. But in the minute or two it’ll take you to get through this roughly 600-word articl...

9 Euphemisms for 'Vagina' I Just Don't Understand

In the Powder Room | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
In the Powder Room

There are so many pet names we give our vagina (and its environs) that it's often hard to know if a woman is talking about her vulva or her miniature poodle. I'm not talking about the grown-up slang we like to throw out to make each other blush.

Permission and Prohibition

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Re-examining our behaviors regarding permission and prohibitions in the realm of body, mind (belief systems), feelings and socio-cultural practices can be beneficial to our health and well-being.

Raising the Dead: Horror and Haunting in Tessa Harris's The Lazarus Curse

Brandy L. Schillace | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Brandy L. Schillace

The figures of open wombs, many with the child still inside, offer mute revelations about birth's darker side -- and Tessa Harris expertly explores just such grim shadows.

What Makes Us Human?

Rob Brooks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

What separates humans from other animals, including our closest relatives? It's one of those big questions perennially posed by the evo-curious public. But until recently I seldom gave it much thought, mostly because the answers tend to get hung up on one trait or another.

The Science of Anatomy Is Undergoing a Major Revival

Dr. John R. Hutchinson | Posted 06.15.2014 | Science
Dr. John R. Hutchinson

Anatomy is for everyone. It is easy to relate to, because we all live in fleshy anatomical bodies that rouse our curiosity from an early age, and everywhere in nature there are surprising parallels with -- as well as bizarre differences from -- our anatomical body-plans.

Simple Lifestyle Change Linked To Improved Moods

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science

Are sunny skies overhead the key to a sunny disposition? New research from the United Arab Emirates shows a strong link between positive moods and tim...

Katie Scott - Body of Work (VIDEO) | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

Katie Scott came to fore by way of a cover art and poster commission by British band Bombay Bicycle Club. As a result, her work - strongly influence...

REVEALED: Weird Way Odd Mammal Keeps Its Sex Organs Hot

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science

An unusual mammal in Madagascar has gobs of a special type of fat called brown fat packed around its sex organs, according to a new study. Brown fa...

FREAKY: Head Transplants Could Become Reality, Scientist Says

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

In a provocative new paper, an Italian neuroscientist outlines how to perform a complete human head transplant, arguing that such a surgical procedure...

Fat Cell Surprise Points To New Treatments For Obesity, Diabetes

| Elizabeth Norton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science

Transforming fat cells into calorie-burning machines may sound like the ultimate form of weight control, but the idea is not as far-fetched as it sou...

Scientist Discovers New Structure Inside Human Body

Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 06/12/2013 07:13 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientists have discovered a previously unknown layer lurking in the huma...

Bizarre Anatomy Explains Woman's Painful Spasms, Doctors Say

Posted 05.10.2013 | Science

By: Lauren Cahoon Roberts, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor Published: 05/08/2013 05:05 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily An 87-year-old Swiss woman who suf...

WATCH: 'Stupendous' Brain Technique Hailed By Scientists

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.29.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- Talk about clearing your head: Stanford University scientists have found a way to make see-through mouse brains. You take the brain out o...