How to Release Stress

How to Release Stress

Your mile-long shopping list has yet to be addressed; houseguests are imminent and you’re nowhere near prepared; coordinating the family calendar has been impossible, and you’re supposed to be in three places at one time. Whatever the source, a spike in stress can make you feel agitated, angry, drained, weepy, or unable to sleep—or, let’s […]

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5 Simple Swaps for a Healthier Diet

5 Simple Swaps for a Healthier Diet

Five women share the tweak that tilted the scale in the right direction. These are the 5 simple swaps for a healthier diet. Eat With an Audience “I have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, and I cook pretty healthy meals. But I realized that whenever my kids would go down for bedtime or naps, I […]

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7 Habits of People Who Age Well

7 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no place for sissies.” But that doesn’t mean you need to chicken out. Sure, growing older affects nearly every part of your body—including your hair, skin, heart, muscles, and more—but aging well […]

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3 Ways to Recover From Sleep Deprivation

3 Ways to Recover From Sleep Deprivation

3 ways to recover from sleep deprivation. “Missing out on sleep deprives your brain synapses, muscles, ligaments, and joints of the chance to reset and renew,” says Matthew Edlund, M.D., the director of the Center for Circadian Medicine, in Sarasota, Florida. This could compromise your reaction time, coordination, strength, balance, judgment, and mood. Research published […]

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You’d Never Guess These 7 Dehydration Symptoms

You’d Never Guess These 7 Dehydration Symptoms

You’d never guess these 7 dehydration symptoms. You probably know you need to drink water (and most likely, more of it). After all, it’s your life force, making up approximately 60 percent of your body and keeping everything flowing smoothly. It helps with digestion and nutrient absorption, as well as regulating body temperature. Better yet, […]

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Here’s What to Eat to Help You De-Stress

Here’s What to Eat to Help You De-Stress

Here’s what to eat to help you de-stress. Whether it’s a looming deadline, overflowing inbox or the anticipation of heading home for the holidays, stress can strike at any time. And when it hits, sometimes comfort food and high-fat, high-sugar treats seem like the best way to find relief. (Hi, cookies and chips!) In fact, […]

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The Creepy Truth About Humidifiers

The Creepy Truth About Humidifiers

This is the creepy truth about humidifiers. Your skin cracks and bleeds, your lips shrivel to prunes and your nose feels stuffy and inflamed. Not only is dry winter air uncomfortable, but experts say those skin changes weaken your body’s defenses against sickness-causing germs. It’s no wonder Americans buy roughly 10 million humidifiers each year. […]

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What Does It Really Mean to Be Double-Jointed?

What Does It Really Mean to Be Double-Jointed?

What does it really mean to be double-jointed? Everyone knows someone who can bend their fingers backward, put their legs behind their head, or easily twist themselves into the most difficult positions in yoga class. But what’s does it really mean when someone is “double-jointed”? For the scoop on the good, the bad, and the […]

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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

We all know to go easy on the sweet stuff, but what actually happens to your system when you indulge? Here, eight ways sugar affects your body. Your brain suffers Fructose—the sugar that naturally occurs in fruit and is a component, with glucose, of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar—lights up the brain’s […]

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