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How To Tell If It's Time For A Nap In One Simple Chart

(7) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Naps are usually seen as one of two things: a glorious yet supremely rare luxury or a pastime fitting only of those under the age of three.

But when 40 percent of people get less than seven hours of sleep a night, napping becomes something else entirely: a...

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5 Things Movies Get Wrong About Weight

(12) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Hollywood certainly has a way of glossing over the milestones in life. First dates are always enrapturing, weddings never cost money, childbirth happens in minutes, and stretch marks simply don't exist.

Weight -- both losing and gaining it -- is no exception. Actors grow and shrink, often drastically, sometimes between...

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9 Things You're Doing That Drive Your Doctor Crazy

(53) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 8:19 AM

Type just about any medical symptom you're experiencing into your browser of choice and you'll find a wealth of potential causes, cures and complications, ranging from the mundane to the catastrophic.

But calling your doctor because you suspect a brain tumor or stroke every time you have a headache only...

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The Best (And Worst) Fro-Yo Toppings

(32) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 4:19 PM

In this scorching heat, everyone’s looking for just about any way to cool off. Ice cream trucks beckon from every corner, but the health-conscious among us are more likely to turn to frozen yogurt. While the lighter-than-ice-cream treat does have some health benefits, it's not entirely guilt-free.
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This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Clean Your Ears Again

(292) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 8:25 AM

The question: Is it true that I shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean my ears?

The answer: Whether it was mom or grandma who said it first, she was definitely right: You probably shouldn't put anything in your ear that's smaller than your elbow.

But in order to understand why...

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7 Lessons I Learned During My First Triathlon

(7) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 8:21 AM

Nearly two years ago, I put "complete sprint triathlon" at the very top of my fitness bucket list. In December 2012, I told everyone I could that it was my New Year's resolution, thinking the more I talked about it, the more convinced I would become that it...

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10 Natural Ways To Avoid The Cold And Flu

(381) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 2:08 PM

Once you feel that telltale tickle in your throat or the first sniffle of congestion, it's too late. Symptoms for the flu rear their ugly head about a day to four days after you've been exposed to the virus. Then you're left debating the pros and cons of...

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The Worst Diet Mistakes For Hair And Nails

(208) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 1:24 PM

Just like your skin, your hair and nails are affected by the foods you choose to eat. And we're not talking about the sheen of those lustrous waves or a hangnail. Both hair and nails can become brittle and dry, and hair can thin or fall out without the right...

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5 Myths About Soy You Probably Still Believe

(82) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 7:06 AM

You certainly don't have to eat soy products, even as a vegetarian or vegan. But for many, options like veggie burgers, soy milk and miso soup make for convenient and tasty meat- or dairy-free dishes.

Despite how ubiquitous soy and its derivatives have become in our diets, confusion persists: Is...

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7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Blueberries

(79) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 9:43 AM

It's a classic in summery fruit salads (not to mention one of our favorite year-round yogurt and oatmeal toppers), well known for its antioxidant prowess and low calorie count. But some of the blueberry's health benefits and fun facts aren't exactly common knowledge. Here are a few things...

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6 Reasons To Lose Weight That Have Nothing To Do With Fitting Into Your Skinny Jeans

(32) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 8:23 AM

If you're carrying a little extra weight, you probably already know there are a host of health-related reasons to slim down. Even small changes on the scale can improve blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, diabetes and heart health.

But those aren't always the benefits that are the easiest...

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How To Catch More Zzs When You Just Can't Sleep

(3) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 12:08 PM

It's happened to all of us: Your head hits the pillow, and your brain seems to think it's time to go through everything on tomorrow's to-do list.

So how can you catch more Zzs when your racing mind just won't let you sleep? Monica Mallampalli, Ph.D., MSc, of the Society...

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This Sleep Condition Is More Common Than Depression

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 8:25 AM

Just about everyone can name someone who snores like a chainsaw -- but a cloud of mystery and denial still swirls around the condition often confused for regular old snoring, sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is marked by pauses in breathing -- up to hundreds a night -- that...

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These 10 Meals Reveal One Thing Fast Food Restaurants Still Get Wrong

(29) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM

The average chain restaurant is cutting back on sodium -- very. slowly.

According to a new report from the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the most prominent national chains slashed sodium by just six percent from 2009 to 2013, which amounts to about 1.5...

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5 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Hypnosis

(21) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 8:19 AM

It sounds like the work of sorcerers and scam artists, but hypnosis can play a very real role in protecting and promoting health.

This isn't the “You are getting very sleepy..." hypnosis you're used to seeing in pop culture references, but a clinical procedure used in conjunction with...

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La guía de las mejores (y las peores) posturas para dormir

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 8:30 AM

Seguro que, independientemente de la postura que elijas para dormir, ya sea de lado, boca arriba o boca abajo, eres de ideas fijas y te cuesta cambiar de posición.

Según un estudio realizado en 2012 por 'Anna’s Linens', una empresa de decoración interior, la mayoría de los estadounidenses (el...

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What's Really In Those Energy Gels And Chews For Athletes

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 8:28 AM

Evaporated cane juice, fructose, sea salt, tapioca syrup, unsweetened chocolate, invert sugar syrup, cocoa powder, sucrose, confectioner's glaze.

The ingredients in some of the most popular energy gels and chews for endurance athletes may seem surprisingly familiar (and perhaps not in a good way): They're awfully similar to candy, with...

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あなたに一番ピッタリな睡眠時の姿勢はどれ?(インフォグラフィック)

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2014 | 4:32 AM

あなたの眠るときの姿勢は、横向き、仰向け、それともうつ伏せ? どれにしても、睡眠時の姿勢にこだわりがある人も多いはずだ。

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食品パッケージに使われていたら要注意 「科学的根拠が乏しい」言葉 ワースト8

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 9:27 PM

食品パッケージに使われていたら要注意 「科学的根拠が乏しい」言葉 ワースト8

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Guia das melhores e piores posições para dormir (INFOGRÁFICO)

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 8:37 PM

Não importa se você é um dorminhoco que se deita de lado, de barriga para cima ou de bruços: você certamente tem um jeito preferido, que te deixa mais confortável na cama.

Uma pesquisa de 2012 revelou que 74% dos norte-americanos dormem de lado, enquanto 16% se deitam...

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