hot flash or a dream about the hot flash (and chin hairs and memory lapses and a particularly disturbing dryness) you’re sure to suffer through eventually—don’t curse your womanhood. Curse men. And not just for the fun of it.
You’d actually be justified in blaming them completely, according to a new scientific hypothesis that puts the onus of menopause squarely on men’s collective preference for younger ladies.
In the study, “Mate Choice and the Origin of Menopause,” published Thursday in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, researchers posit that, over many thousands of years, a lack of reproduction among older women has led to menopause, now an accidental result of evolution and natural selection.
“It’s a very simple theory. What it does is it demystifies menopause. ... It becomes a simple age-related disease, if you can call it that,” researcher Rama Singh told CTV News in Canada. “That’s just like all the mutations that affect
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Jun 14, 2013 5:18 PM EDT
hot flash or a dream about the hot flash (and chin hairs and memory lapses and a particularly disturbing dryness) you’re sure to suffer through eventually—don’t curse your womanhood. Curse men. And not just for the fun of it.Next time you wake up in a sea of sweat—either from a Read More »from Guys Gave Us Menopause, Says Study. We're Not Mad, Just Hurt.
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Healthy Living – Fri, Jun 14, 2013 4:58 PM EDT
Now their crimes are being played out on the big screen. Directed by Sofia Coppolla, "The Bling Ring" hit theaters on Friday. Of the seven youths involved in the burglary ring, only one -- Rachel Lee, who has been labeled as the ring leader -- has so far refused to talk about the film. But her prison coach is speaking out.
"If somebody is really trying to change their life and not looking for their 15 minutes of fame, what good does it do to talk right now?" Lee's prison coach, Wendy Feldman, told the LA Times. Lee was sentenced to four years in state prison for breaking into Partridge's home; she was released to a fire camp, where she and other inmates helped fight brush fires, after a little more than a year.
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You wear sunscreen to protect your skin, right? So it makes sense that you should give the same amount of care and concern to your eyes, especially in the summer months when we spend more time in the sun. This seems intuitive, but only 12 percent of Americans say protecting their eyes is their top priority when purchasing a pair of sunglasses, according to a new report from The Vision Council.
The same study shows that Americans are lying about their sunglass use: While 72 percent of adults reported wearing sunglasses outside, an observational study confirmed that only 60 percent don them. What's more, 77 percent of adults say they wear them when they drive, but in reality, only 52 percent actually do!
The Vision Council shares their DOs and DON'Ts to finding the perfect summer sunnies, and why you need to wear them:
DO wear them in the early morning and in the late afternoon. Think 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. The most damaging rays for your eyes and exposing your
Stuart Edge isn’t pulling rabbits out of his hat—he’s pulling $100 bills and giving them to homeless people and others in need.Magician Read More »from Magician Turns $1 Into $100 for People in Need
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Earlier this week, the Utah-based magician withdrew $1,000 from his own savings account, combed his neighborhood for people in need, and offered to show them a magic trick. It works like this: Edge shows the person a $1 bill, folds it, and places it inside his or her hand. Then, he takes out a $100 bill, folds it, and asks the person to hold it in the same hand and make a fist. Then, Edge reaches into his or her hand hand to pull out a bill, which is somehow always the $1 bill. Watch the video below.
Now, for the hocus-pocus: Edge said, “If you believe that you can make the bills switch, if you want it bad enough, I’ll let you keep whatever is in your hand. Just believe. Ready?” Both parties first-bump and open their hands. Edge is now holding the $1 bill, and the other
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Scientists, nutritionists, dietitians, experts, gurus and other annoying, opinionated people who are into health and nutrition love to dish out all kinds of crazy advice about healthy eating. The problem is that it becomes nearly impossible to keep up with the flood of information and actually turn that into something simple and practical, that you can follow daily. Does it have to be this hard? We don't think so! That's why, we've pulled together the real secrets to eating healthy. This won't guarantee you good health, but trust us, if you keep these simple secrets in mind, you'll have a fighting chance of not only becoming a healthy eater, but also capable of dishing out some monster (hopefully not annoying) healthy eating advice yourself!
1. BECOME A BLACK-BELT SALAD MASTER
Salads don't have to be a handful of tasteless lettuce mixed with all other kinds of boring ingredients, saved by some fat creamy dressing that ruins the whole point of eating a salad in the first
Women are hitting the weight room in record numbers, and a new study found that weight-training injuries among women have jumped a whopping 63 percent. Here are the most common slipups and how to fix them, so you leave the gym strutting--not limping.Read More »from Top Strength Training Mistakes Women Make
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Skipping Your Warm-up
You wouldn't launch into an all-out sprint the second you stepped onto a treadmill, so you shouldn't jump right into deadlifts the instant you hit the weight room. "Working cold, stiff muscles can lead to sprains and tears," says Morey Kolber, Ph.D., a professor of physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. "Warming up increases circulation and improves range of motion, which preps your muscles and joints for action."
The fix: "While opinions about static stretching may differ, a dynamic warm-up can decrease your risk for injury," says exercise physiologist Marco Borges, author of Power Moves. After five to 10 minutes of walking or jogging, do 10 to
Our nutritionist analyzes the health benefits of chia seeds
A quick Google, Bing, or Yahoo search on chia might have you convinced that chia seeds - infamous for forming an impressive green coat of fur on Chia Pets - have some seriously awesome health benefits. The seeds are credited with everything from improving cardiovascular health and stabilizing blood sugar to aiding with weight loss, making it ever more tempting to delve into the growing market of foods made with chia. But is it worth it? I asked my intern, Ann Lokuta, Masters of Public Health degree candidate from the University of Michigan School of Public Health (who is also studying to become a registered dietitian) to wade through the claims. Here's what she found.Read More »from The Real Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Weight loss: Chia is loaded with fiber (1 oz. has 11g!) and contains more veggie protein than an equivalent serving size of soybeans. Fiber- and protein-rich foods take longer to digest, giving your brain time to register that you've eaten-potentially before you've overeaten. Still, studies on the weight loss benefits
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Jun 14, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
simmonsRemember fitness guru Richard Simmons? Yes, he's still around. He's older now, (63,) has less hair than in the 80s, but is still a sparkplug. I began attending his Saturday aerobics classes aptly called "Sweat" in Beverly Hills about three years ago. His classes are quite a wild experience.
Basically, the class is half workout, half comedy show starring Mr. Simmons. Richard is famous for wearing costumes - one week, he's a Roman gladiator, the next, he's dressed as a pink French poodle. The one thing he always wears are tights. White tights, pink tights, tights with skulls or zebra print, Richard never dares to expose a bare leg. I think this is a thing from the 1970s. The actresses playing Janet and Terry on "Three's Company" always wore nude nylons under their shorts, against the producer's wishes. But that was before a quickie spray tan was available on every corner.
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