1. Feeling CHEERFUL? Make yourself a colorful RAW FRUIT TARTLET!
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I was a card-carrying skinny-latte-drinking low-fat girl. I ordered frozen yogurt instead of ice cream, grilled chicken instead of steak, and I snacked on low-fat cheese and reduced-fat crackers. With a family history of high cholesterol (my own number hovered slightly beyond the healthy range), I figured that limiting saturated fat was smart.
But in the past couple of years I've made some changes. Inspired by the movement to eat locally, I started shopping at my farmers' market: I bought a quarter of a grass-fed cow and stocked my basement freezer with the beef, which I ate once a week. I also splurged on local bacon sometimes. When my store was out of skim milk, I discovered I preferred creamier 1
- Lizbeth Scordo, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 1:53 PM EDTAnne Geddes calendars and increasingly creative birth announcements, it's almost easy to become immune to adorable baby photos. But a new series of pics – taken for a Milwaukee Health Department ad campaign to raise awareness about the importance of having a healthy pregnancy – is amping up the cute factor in a truly original way.In the age of
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Taking the shots was no simple task. Sahrmann started with a casting call for babies between 3 and 18 months old. Of the 30 he saw, he selected 15, and photographed 5Read More »from Adorable Babies Do Karate and One-Handed Push-Ups — 'Nuf Said
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More on Yahoo Shine: Heart Attack Survivor Meets Mystery Hero Who Saved His LifeLarry's wife, Jimmie Sue Swilling, 76, first learned she was born with only one kidney when they tried to have children. Despite doctor's doubts that she would be able to conceive, Jimmie Sue gave birth to three children. But the possibility of needing a future transplant was never far from her mind.
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How afraid should she be?Sound like a crazy question? Turns out, it's not so crazy. If you've ever been a teenager (and I'll go out on a limb and say that most of you were), you're all too familiar with the following scenario: You start to notice a bump forming just above your lip. Or maybe it's on your chin. Or your nose. Then you start to feel a pus-filled whitehead forming and you can't wait to get to a mirror (let's hope at home) to pop that sucker. Chances are that you've popped a pimple or two in your day, but dermatologists say you should resist the urge. That's because popping pimples can leave you with scars, or worse, an infection. When you pop a pimple, you're actually tearing open your skin in the process. You're also introducing bacteria from your hands into the open wound, which can become infected, leave a permanent scar, or make you very ill. In fact, there's something called "the triangle of death" on your face -- so called because getting an infection in this area can cause you to die. HowRead More »from Can Popping Pimples Kill You?
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.The government can graph and chart its way to "normal" BMI rates, weights all it wants, but from adolescence on, most women (and increasingly, science) know that when it comes to our bodies, there's no such thing as "normal." Just ask the 30-year-old women facing the elusive 50 shades of perimenopause, flat-chested 15-year-olds, or anyone who gets a period. Sure, we're taught from early on that a so-called normal period will inconvenience us every 28 days. Or, that we will bleed up to seven days a month. It turns out, there's a far greater range for what doctors consider okay when it comes to how often, how much, or how long we bleed.
So, how are we to know when skipping a few periods is medically sound vs. a sign that something bigger, like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) - in which the ovaries go overboard on testosterone and other androgen production - is kicking in? The first step is to ditch any idea of "normal" and figure out what's normal for you
Do you really need to stop cracking?We Asked: John Indalecio, a hand therapist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York
The Answer: There is no compelling scientific evidence that cracking your knuckles causes arthritis. But a long-standing habit could affect joint function down the road. Here's what's going on.
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A joint is the point at which two (or more) bones meet. Ligaments connect the bones to one another, and a joint capsule surrounds the whole thing. It is filled with a natural lubricant called synovial fluid that helps the joint move smoothly. When you make the motion to crack your knuckles, the joint is pulled apart, expanding the capsule. This decreases the pressure inside the capsule, forcing gasses dissolved in the synovial fluid to release into the space to equalize it. That rush of gas causes the pop! sound-so satisfying to you, so annoying to everyone else in the room. It's like popping the top on a can of soda.Read More »from Will Cracking Your Knuckles Give You Arthritis?
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I faced plenty of challenges after the birth of each of my sons - dressing them appropriately, finding baby-friendly songs to sing, not getting attacked by seagulls while feeding them…
But one thing that happened to come easily, postpartum, was losing weight.
I had no trouble slimming down after both pregnancies. I like to think I earned my weight loss after the birth of baby no. 1: I was religious about taking long, daily walks. I had large breakfasts and ate reasonably sized meals otherwise. I know that's not a recipe for weight loss for every mom, but it worked for me.
What happened after baby no. 2, however, I can't take credit for. Because Scrunchy Face was a winter baby, daily walks were out of the question. We were lucky to get outside for fifteen minutes at a time, and even then, most of the time I just hovered over him shivering instead of actually going anywhere. And with two little kids to worry about now, I'm not exactly killing it in the self-care department:Read More »from Breastfeeding and Losing Weight: I'm Getting Skinny as My Baby Gets Fat!
I'll be the first to admit I wasn't a fan of the Paleo diet when I first heard of it. Not because the science behind it isn't strong but because it was so largely misinterpreted by people just looking for the next quick fix. Hey, don't eat grains, beans, sugar, or dairy, and you'll lose weight! Well, yes. If you cut out that many food groups I'm pretty sure you will lose weight. But the Paleo diet in its intended form is not about weight loss or quick fixes. It's about improving our health. It's about highlighting ingredients that cause many of us digestive ailments and autoimmune disorders. It's about feeling better and fueling your body adequately.
I tend to cringe when I hear yet another person jumping aboard the caveman diet bandwagon because I fear they haven't educated themselves about it. I have several friends who follow a Paleo diet, and while I won't call any of them out by name (cough, cough, wink), I will say they use it as an excuse to eat more meat and "manly"Read More »from Paleo Diet Trend on the Rise: Here’s What to Know
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