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This Is The Truth: Only You Can Make Yourself Happy

This Is The Truth: Only You Can Make Yourself Happy

There are some things that, as adults, we can only rely on ourselves for. Nobody is going to put food into our mouths. Nobody is going to bathe us. And I’m pretty sure that next time I’m on the toilet, I can yell, “I’m finished! Wipe my butt!” until out of breath — but I’ll […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Taking Vitamins

7 Things You Need to Know About Taking Vitamins

Half of you reading this probably take a dietary supplement—a recent study found that more than 50 percent of Americans (and more than two-thirds of seniors) do. Although multivitamins are falling out of favor (possibly a consequence of research suggesting they’re ineffective at preventing disease), the popularity of certain nutrients has skyrocketed: Between 1999 and […]

Ways to Improve Your Bedroom

Ways to Improve Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is kind of like your sacred place right? Well, if it isn’t, maybe it should be. Amongst all of your other goal setting this year, improving your bedroom should be on the list. As with all places, our environment has a huge effect on our mood and wellbeing and since you probably spend […]

Your Brain Actually Shrinks While You Sleep To Help You Learn

Your Brain Actually Shrinks While You Sleep To Help You Learn

Ah, to sleep, perchance … to shrink your neural connections? That’s the conclusion of new research that examined subtle changes in the brain during sleep. The researchers found that sleep provides a time when the brain’s synapses — the connections among neurons — shrink back by nearly 20 percent. During this time, the synapses rest […]

Ways Your Bedroom Decor Could Be Sabotaging Your Sleep

Ways Your Bedroom Decor Could Be Sabotaging Your Sleep

You probably know that you shouldn’t drink caffeinated beverages close to bedtime, or use your electronic devices when you’re trying to drift off to sleep. But even if you diligently follow those rules, there are a host of ways your bedroom ― yes, the way you set up your room decor ― could be keeping […]

Skipping Breakfast Could Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Skipping Breakfast Could Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Planning meals and snacks in advance and eating breakfast every day may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, new guidelines from U.S. doctors say. Eating more calories earlier in the day and consuming less food at night may also reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel diseases, […]

7 Warning Signs Of Lung Cancer Not To Ignore

7 Warning Signs Of Lung Cancer Not To Ignore

  Lung cancer – just the name of it sounds ominous. We may reason it could never happen to us ― I don’t smoke or am even around others who do. Yet lung cancer can and does affect all different types of people and is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in […]

The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables

The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables

The other day, my mother asked if we should have waffles for breakfast, and my response shocked even me: “What if we had a salad?” In the weeks since Allure asked me to write about leafy greens, I’ve changed. Once a kale agnostic, I’m now a Devout Kale Orthodox. The kind of person who eats […]

9 Surprising Reasons You Have A Headache

9 Surprising Reasons You Have A Headache

Headaches have a special kind of way of ruining even the best of days. And it seems just about anything (those super elegant candles you just splurged on, your aunt’s voice, that third glass of wine…) can cause finicky little beasts to start banging tambourines in your brain. If you feel like you have specific […]

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” and his colleagues have been road-testing weighted blankets to induce a […]

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