- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:09 AM ESTEven if you're not remotely interested in fitness, I'd find it hard to believe if you hadn't heard of Crossfit. Though not new by any means, this branded form of intense functional fitness workouts has skyrocketed in popularity over the past year or two. If you're into fitness, there's a good chance you've noticed boxes (the term for a gym in Crossfit lingo) opening near you, or your regular gym starting to offer Crossfit-inspired group fitness classes so they don't lose you to that new local box. If you're not into fitness, you've probably unwillingly been subject to a friend or acquaintances' social media updates on how much they lifted,or how fast they did a workout, or at least seen a bunch of crazy abbreviations that don't make any sense until you've been a crash course in Crossfit talk. Regardless of any of the above, Crossfit is an "in" thing, so get used to hearing about it, wanting to try it, or already doing it. Whether you're into the craze or not, there's no denying that Read More »from 7 Crossfit-Inspired Workouts That'll Kick Your Butt
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:26 AM ESTBirth control could harm eyesightI was on birth control for only a few months when I first got married - basically until I gained 15 pounds and had a series of emotional breakdowns which I attributed directly to the hormones I was letting into my body. And once I got off it (and regained emotional control of my life or some semblance of it), I pledged to myself that I would never go back to hormonal contraception. Soon after I went off birth control (I was using the patch, if you're curious), I realized that some of the risks included blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks. Eeek. I mean really? That's what I was risking just to remain childless for a little longer? Good riddance!
I've stayed true to my pledge to remain as free of artificial hormones - including the ones in birth control - as I can. It's worked out just fine for me (though if you are someone who thinks that having 3 kids is too many, you may disagree about that). And while I know that hormonal birth control also works fine for other people rightRead More »from New Study Says Birth Control Could Harm Your Eyesight
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From olive to coconut to flax, it's no secret that oils are having a major culinary moment. Good thing, too, since most of them are rich in unsaturated fats that'll help keep your heart in tip-top shape, says Stephanie Hoban, RD, a Houston-based natural foods chef. But what's the smartest way to fit all of these different lipids into your kitchen repertoire? And which oils hold up to each kind of cooking? Read on to learn the best (and worst) oils for eight everyday cooking methods.
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You can't go wrong with safflower or canola oil. But if you're looking to add an Asian-inspired flavor, try toasted sesame oil. All stand up to stir-frying's hot temperatures because of their high smoke point, the temperature at which an oil starts to burn and emit (you guessed it!) smoke. "When oil smokes, it's actually oxidizing and turning rancid, and oxidized
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The Walk Score rankings look at factors such as walking routes, the number of amenities citizens can walk to, the average block length and the density of traffic at intersections. Rankings were calculated by scoring more than two billion walking routes in 10,000 neighborhoods or 2,500 U.S. cities. The organization said its algorithms to calculate the "most walkable" neighborhoods are significantly improved over past years. More than 10 million individual locations were examined and ranked.
Walkable neighborhoods offer numerous advantages for the people who live in them. "Being able to walk out your door and be at your destination - whether
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Pat yourself on the back, you've made it through the Uranus/Pluto synodic square, the toughest or most life-defining of the 7 change bringing aspects between these two bodies over a 3 year period. Now to the week ahead...it is looking pretty darn good overall! Here's how it breaks down:
The week ahead for ARIES: The talks, meetings, agreements, sales, or decisions you come to on MONDAY are serious and important with long term ramifications. Choose well. If you are on the receiving end of this via news or offers, again, it is defining a long term commitment, ending, 'no', or responsibility. This focuses in on...(read more)
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 22, 2013 8:19 PM EST
Miley Cyrus turns 21 years old on Saturday. And as a birthday gift, the world should cut her some much-deserved slack. Read More »from Happy 21st Birthday, Miley Cyrus! Here's Why Everyone Should Give You Break
Why? Cyrus is a bonafide superstar who has come a long way since her Disney days, when she was best known for her portrayal of Hannah Montana, the lovable pop star pretending to be an average teen, and for having a father who once sported a voluminous mullet and sang "Achy Breaky Heart." By the time Cyrus turned 18, she had built a global empire on her "Hannah Montana" character, had numerous films and albums under her belt, and was poised for world domination.
Cyrus is a savvy businesswoman who relies on outrageous fashion, headline-grabbing stage antics, and in-your-face confidence. Her strategy is the reason why, the morning after she twerked at the MTV Music Video Awards in August, no one talked about that thong Lady Gaga wore, and CNN made Cyrus its top news story while tensions in Syria were escalating and the NSA was under fire for mass surveillance. However,
- StyleCaster News | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 22, 2013 5:37 PM EST
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Most people think they're doing themselves a healthy favor when they opt for "wheat bread" on their deli sandwiches, or pick up a pre-packaged loaf of 7-grain at the supermarket , but the Read More »from 10 'Healthy' Foods that Are Actually Really Bad for You
- Gretchen Rubin | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 22, 2013 4:36 PM EST
I'm deep into Before and After, my book about habit-formation. One of the sixteen strategies that I've identified is the Strategy of Treats (which will probably be the favorite strategy of many people). By "treat," I mean something that you give yourself as a…well, treat.
I've been thinking a lot about treats, and of course, I continued to be obsessed by the four Rubin Tendencies. In a nutshell:
The Rubin Tendencies describe how people tend to respond to expectations: outer expectations (a deadline, a "request" from a sweetheart) and inner expectations (write a novel in your free time, keep a New Year's resolution).
Your response to expectations may sound slightly obscure, but it turns out to be very, very important.
In a nutshell:
- Upholders respond readily to outer and inner expectations (I'm an Upholder, 100%)
- Questioners question all expectations; they'll meet an expectation if they think it makes sense (my husband is a Questioner)
- Rebels resist all
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 22, 2013 4:20 PM EST
The human brain is a mysterious organ that scientists don't fully understand. One Denver teen has proved just how complex it is by becoming a musical prodigy after having sustained two concussions in childhood.Read More »from Teenager Sustains Concussion, Becomes Musical Genius
“Music is the thing that gets me up in the morning,” Lachlan Connors, a 17-year-old junior at Kent Denver High School, told Denver news station CBS4.
However, that wasn’t always the case. While Lachlan was growing up, his first love was sports — he even dreamed of becoming a professional lacrosse player — but in sixth grade, he fell and sustained a concussion during a lacrosse game. Though he felt a bit dazed at the time, a doctor gave him the go-ahead to continue playing. A short time later, Lachlan took yet another hit, and after being hospitalized for weeks and experiencing epileptic seizures and hallucinations, doctors advised him to discontinue contact sports.
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Lachlan was crushed. However he suddenly found himself with
- The Editors of EatingWell Magazine | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 22, 2013 4:06 PM EST
The holiday season can be nutty. Between all the holiday concerts, parties, decorating and entertaining, you may not be quite as in tune with what, and how much, you're eating. Arm yourself with these stay-healthy strategies to maintain--not gain--weight during the holiday season.
Challenge #1: Hard-to-resist homemade holiday treats.
Stay-healthy strategy: If decadent holiday treats are your downfall, make room in your diet to eat them. Allow yourself one small treat per day--but plan for it by eliminating something else and be sure to account for the calories. If it's too tempting to keep treats in your house, say "no thanks" next time or, if you do give in, share some with a friend.
Challenge #2: A decadent buffet spread at your friend's annual holiday party.Read More »from How to Stay in Your Skinny Jeans During the Holidays
Stay-healthy strategy: Don't graze. With all the nuts, crackers and cheese, veggies and dip, mindless picking can easily add up to
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