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Cramming for an Exam? Take a Nap!

No Comments 22 April 2014

It may seem counterintuitive, but after an interval of sleep, we improve our memory and our abilities to perform tasks, while sleep deprivation impairs learning and memory. Researchers have even prompted students to take naps while studying. From The Secret Life of Sleep.

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Conquering Jet Lag… with an App?

No Comments 18 April 2014

Travel is one of life's great experiences, but the accompanying jet lag is not. We all know the drill: desperately trying to sleep on the plane with a stiff neck pillow, unsatisfying naps, and lots of melatonin. But nothing ever really seems to work. Enter Entrain, a new iPhone app to help you get your body on a fast track to the circadian rhythm of your new environment. It aims to predict a cycle of light exposure and wakefulness vs. sleeping in the dark that will get you walking tour-ready after just a few days.

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E-Cigarettes: Healthy Alternative or Toxic Fire Hazard?

No Comments 31 March 2014

Are e-cigarettes the answer to every smoker's quitting dreams? Or are they just as bad as their non-electronic counterparts? No one seems to know for sure at this point, as the unregulated product has federal agencies, lawmakers and corporations debating its pros and cons.

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Rest Areas at Work: The New Perk?

No Comments 24 March 2014

A few employers have woken up to the fact that sleep deprivation takes a physical toll on your body that, in turn, can cost society in terms of lost productivity and increased medical expenses.

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Is the Cry-It-Out Method Detrimental to Babies?

No Comments 21 March 2014

How to handle a baby's night cries is a hotly debated issue. Some say that letting a baby cry at night helps him learn how to self-soothe, but a new study shows otherwise. From The Secret Life of Sleep.

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Have a Cold? Doctor’s Orders: Try Zinc, Stay Mobile

No Comments 03 March 2014

It seems counterintuitive, but sleeping all day actually won't help you get better faster. Plus, reduce the length of your cold with zinc, but learn what kind to take and how to take it–it matters. From A Short Guide to a Long Life.

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40 and Not Feeling Fabulous?

No Comments 28 February 2014

Heavy periods, hair loss, fatigue, oh my! If you're in your 40s and are experiencing these grin-and-bear-it symptoms, here is what may (or may not) be ailing you. (Hint: It's not just your age.) From Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, "Thyroid Sexy" Life.

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National Wear Red Day: Look Gorgeous and Support Women’s Health

No Comments 07 February 2014

Oh, to be The Lady in Red. We admit it—we have a soft spot for the totally '80s Chris De Burgh hit. We thought it would be oh-so romantic if it were the first dance at our wedding... when we were eight years old. Here's your chance to be a real Lady in Red on Feb. 7, for National Wear Red Day.

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How to Keep a Clear, Focused Mind when You’re Freaking Out

No Comments 06 February 2014

Know someone taking the SAT, MCAT, bar exam, or some other nerve-wracking, life-deciding test? In The Working Memory Advantage, we share the foods and habits that instantly improve your "working memory"–your ability to process information.

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8 Great Stress Busters That Don’t Involve Yoga

No Comments 04 February 2014

Not into downward dog? Try these alternatives to combat stress. You won't burn calories, but lowering your cortisol (a stress hormone) will help you shed fat more easily and effectively. From Cavewomen Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results.

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The Best Dry Skin Products and Tips

No Comments 03 February 2014

Whether your tight, flaky skin is a casualty of winter or something more serious like a thyroid condition, soothe it with these effective products and helpful tips. From Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, "Thyroid Sexy" Life.

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5 Ways to Create Om in the Office

No Comments 16 January 2014

If you're sitting while reading this (and chances are strong that you are), you will instantly benefit from these tips for reducing stress and busting up a sedentary day—and your in box will feel lighter instantly. Namaste.

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5 Easy Ways to Feel Great in the New Year

No Comments 05 January 2014

If you want to kick off 2014 with energy to spare, it's time to set some simple but powerful health goals that can quickly benefit your overall energy levels.

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Why You Need a Flu Shot Right Now

No Comments 26 December 2013

Did you know the flu creates an inflammatory storm that can potentially increase your lifetime risk for obesity, heart attack, strokes, or cancer? This doctor's advice: Get your flu shot! From A Short Guide to a Long Life.

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