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Your Routines Might Be Screwing With Your Body. Here’s How To Fix It.

Your Routines Might Be Screwing With Your Body. Here’s How To Fix It.

You might think you’re in control of your schedule, but your body evolved to follow a natural rhythm. Sticking closer to that routine can help keep you in tiptop shape. Drink coffee Sipping caffeine is best done early in the day. Imbibed later, it can reset your body’s clock and prevent sleep. If you’re sure […]

`Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

`Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Aerobic fitness seems to alter the interior workings of cells in ways that may substantially lower the risk of breast cancer. A new study with female rats found that those that were the most fit were much less likely than other animals to develop cancer after exposure to a known carcinogen, even if they did […]

Why Yawns Are So Contagious

Why Yawns Are So Contagious

Next time you’re sitting near someone who yawns, try this: Don’t yawn. Odds are, you’ll find that it’s pretty difficult to hold back. The reason that it’s hard to stifle a yawn — especially when someone nearby is doing it and you’re trying hard not to — appears to reside in the area of the brain that’s […]

To The Person Who Is Secretly Struggling With An Eating Disorder

To The Person Who Is Secretly Struggling With An Eating Disorder

This goes out to the person who is secretly struggling. The one who on the outside appears to have everything together, yet underneath it all, feels trapped. The one who “eats normally” in public, yet binges on a jar of peanut butter, jelly, a loaf of bread, and a bag of tortilla chips, at night. […]

Practicing Self-Care Means Doing The Things That Make You Strong

Practicing Self-Care Means Doing The Things That Make You Strong

In 2007, when my younger brother died suddenly, one piece of advice I received stuck: Now is a time for strength. Do the things that make you strong.  As I’ve watched heartbreaking events unfold this week and this year, that advice continues to resonate.  When so many of us, regardless of political beliefs, are feeling helpless and […]

Healing Superfoods

Healing Superfoods

Have you ever been watching television and the commercials that air are filled with advertisements for prescription drugs? High cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis – it seems that every ailment has a myriad of medications just waiting to be your cure-all. Though after you hear the litany of potential side effects they rattle off at […]

How to Get Rid of a Sore Throat: 10 Simple and Natural Home Remedies

How to Get Rid of a Sore Throat: 10 Simple and Natural Home Remedies

Nobody likes to be sick, but at times it is unavoidable. Whether a sore throat is caused by allergies or a virus, when you experience that pain, all you want is fast relief. A sore throat can be the first sign of a cold, a side effect of strained vocal cords, or an indication of […]

Never Underestimate The Power Of Your Pillow, Learn How to Pick Them Well

Never Underestimate The Power Of Your Pillow, Learn How to Pick Them Well

If you think about the fact that we spend more than one third of our lives asleep, it seems funny that we don’t spend a larger majority of our income on things related to sleep. People have no problem dropping absurd amounts of money on appliances or cars but scrimp too much when it comes […]

Ways To Outsmart A Migraine

Ways To Outsmart A Migraine

Migraines affect up to three times as many women as men and are most prevalent in our 30s and 40s—prime parenting years. In fact, more than one in four women in her 30s experiences migraines. “The big question for many moms with migraines is ‘How can I raise a child when it hurts just to […]

Stress-Reducing Activities to Get You Outside

Stress-Reducing Activities to Get You Outside

Stress is becoming a nearly unavoidable part of life. We stress about work, school, family gatherings and new or old relationships. Thankfully, summer is here and with it comes a plethora of activities that we can do to enjoy the new warmer weather. Outdoor summer activities are also a great way to reduce stress and […]