Brittany MurphySeveral years after Brittany Murphy's 2009 death-the cause of which had been ruled at the time the result of pneumonia and a melange of legal medications (prescription and over-the-counter)-the case has resurfaced this week in the headlines after a toxicology report ordered by Murphy's father discovered high levels of toxins on her hair. This led to his claim that his daughter was poisoned by a third party (these toxins can be found in rat poison), and he is now suing the L.A.P.D. for negligence in its investigation of her death.Read More »from Was Brittany Murphy Poisoned?
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Lose weight quickly and safely with these tips!Whether it's a big event, a vacation that involves bikinis, or something else entirely, women often want to lose 10 pounds-and do so fast. Good news: The secret to quick weight loss doesn't mean you need to spend more time in the gym.
Losing weight is a 24-hour-a-day lifestyle that consists of proper sleep, nutrition, hydration, and fitness. In fact, in my opinion, 80 percent of all fitness success happens with what you eat. We all know that if you're trying to slim down, the most important formula is calories in versus calories out. However, sticking to a deprivation-style, low-calorie diet will only do one thing: make you crash. Instead aim for 1,200 to 1,600 calories daily, and be sure to keep a food journal to know exactly how many calories you're ingesting.
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For the fitness part of your plan, use these tips:
1. Do compound exercises. The best bodyweight exercises for weight loss workRead More »from How to Lose 10 Pounds--Fast
- YouBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Nov 21, 2013 9:50 AM ESTThey're being touted as a healthy alternative—but is that just Big Tobacco speaking?It goes without saying that we know smoking is a bad idea. But we'll say it again anyway. Smoking cigarettes damages your arteries, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease (stroke and heart attack), it makes you more susceptible to many other disabling conditions like bronchitis, emphysema, cancer of the mouth and lungs, and dementia, not to mention erectile dysfunction, decreased orgasm pleasure and wrinkling. And it makes your RealAge eight years older, by the damage it causes to your energy level and the havoc it wreaks on your skin; that makes you feel and look older than you are. We think that's a pretty solid argument against ever starting this nasty and addictive habit.
As more and more people in this country are getting the message to never start or to quit tobacco, a new force has entered the market: electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs. E-cigs look like regular cigarettes, but they are actually battery-powered cartridges thatRead More »from Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen Weigh In
- Get Astrology Tips to stop smoking in time for the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21, 2013.
There's no dispute about the fact that cigarette smoking is risky business. Almost every smoker out there has tried to quit, is trying to quit or plans to quit in either the near or distant future. But with the American Cancer Society's 37th annual Great American Smokeout this Thursday, Nov. 21, the future of your health takes precedence right now.
The only question that remains is: What is best way to go about quitting smoking? Nicotine patch? Hypnosis? Cold turkey? There isn't just one right answer. But did you know Astrology can also help you stop smoking?
Look up your sign below to see how your zodiac sign can best kick butt!
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Cold turkey is the only way for an impulsive Ram to kick the nicotine habit. Once they make the decision to quit, they're ready to follow through with it right then and there. That doesn't mean they won't change their mind once the withdrawalRead More »from Kick Butt! Get Astrology Tips to Stop Smoking
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 7:31 PM EST
(Warning: This video contains strong language.)
Boyfriends of the world take note: It’s a bad idea to prank your girlfriend by confessing to cheating unless you're comfortable with karmic payback.
A guy named Roman Atwood of Columbus, Ohio, didn’t get that memo. On Wednesday, he uploaded a video of his girlfriend, Britney, when he “confessed” to cheating during a trip to Aruba to celebrate their five-year anniversary.
Atwood, 30, begins by telling Britney, 23, the mother of their 2-year-old son, that she’s about to hear the “worst thing you’ve ever heard in your life” (a jerkier version of “We need to talk”). Then he says that he cheated with “a stupid girl [he] met in L.A.” As Britney dissolves into tears, he begs for her forgiveness, promising never to stray again. Through her tears, she cries, “I cheated on you too!” and Atwood promptly flips out, punching a lamp and the bed while cursing. But before he loses complete control, she yells, “I saw you setting up the camera, you idiot!”Read More »from Boyfriend's Cheating Prank Takes Amazing, Unexpected Turn
- The Editors of WOMEN'S HEALTH | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 4:54 PM ESTQuick fixes for the most common nutritional errors athletes makeBy Caitlin Carlson, Women's Health
What you eat before, during, and after a workout is called "fuel" for a reason. Just like gas for a car, it gives your body the energy it needs to get through a tough sweat sesh or endurance event. And you'll want to stick to the premium stuff when it comes to long workouts: Fueling your body properly (with easy-to-digest fats, carbs, and proteins) makes a huge difference in your performance, says Ben Greenfield, C.S.C.S, sports nutritionist, and author of Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life, (Greenfield is also an accomplished athlete: he recently competed in the IRONMAN World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.)
But fueling isn't as simple as sticking to healthy foods and eating when you're hungry, and so many athletes unwittingly make big nutritional mistakes that can ruin their workout--or even cost them a personal record during a race. Here, Greenfield outlines five of the most common fueling errors he sees enduranceRead More »from The 5 Biggest Workout Fueling Mistakes You’re Making
- Hitting the buffet table without a plan isn't going to end well. Keep your holiday feast between 600 and 800 calories of goodness by following these guidelines. Think you'd nix corn bread before sweet potatoes? Or would you skip stuffing to have some potatoes? Tell us below!
by Sara Angle
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- Snacking can be a total diet bomb--if you let it. Here's how to do it right.By Jessica Girdwain, Prevention
Attacking the snacks
From the Cheerio-toting toddler to the vending machine-loving employee, we're a nation obsessed with snacks. How obsessed? Most of us eat nearly 600 calories a day--that's roughly a third of our food--in snacks rather than meals, according to a 2010 study from the University of North Carolina.
That's a lot of snacking, something that can make or break your weight loss efforts. "There is a right way and a wrong way to snack," says Katie Ferraro, MPH, a San Diego-based registered dietitian at Ingrain Health . Done right, snacking can keep your appetite in check, fuel your workout, and give you valuable nutrients. Done wrong, and you're downing gut-busting snacks loaded with sugar and fat, says Ferraro.
And here's where it gets tricky--it's all too easy to be fooled into thinking seemingly healthy snacks are good for your waistline. Here are 15 weight loss-sabotaging snacks to avoid, and the tasty swaps to make instead.
Instead of:Read More »from 15 Worst Snacks for Weight Loss
- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 4:08 PM EST
by Sarah-Jane Bedwell
Lisa HubbardNot only are sweet potatoes a superfood since they are high in fiber and important antioxidants, they are also a fall classic (and no, not the baseball kind) on the Thanksgiving table. Whether served up casserole style, in a pie or even just mashed and topped with marshmallows (YUM!), they're pretty much a guarantee. Perhaps it's because their slightly sweet yet earthy texture is so versatile, or perhaps it's because of their vibrant color; either way, we love this superfood. So skip the yams next Thursday and try one of these inventive recipes instead.
* Sweet Potato Biscuits: Biscuits make everything better, and sweet potato-based ones are no exception. The orange root veggie is added to the biscuit dough to give it a slightly sweet flavor (think cornbread) but with a wealth of health benefits. These babies will pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving turkey and turn into a treat when you top 'em just outta the oven with cranberry sauce.
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- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 3:45 PM EST
by Anna Maltby
Eric Mcnatt You may have heard the stat that asmoker's risk of cardiovascular-related disease and death drops to that of a never-smoker within 15 years of quitting. (Pretty sweet, right?) Well, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham decided to look deeper into that connection -- and they found that for some folks, that "recovery" time might actually be even shorter than 15 years.
In a paper to be presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, the researchers note that people who quit smoking less than 15 years ago -- with a median quitting time of 8 years -- return to never-smoker levels of cardio health if they smoked less than 32 "pack years." (FYI: Pack years is a term that scientists use to measure smoking. For example, smoking one pack a day for 20 years equals 20 pack years; so does two packs a day for 10 years, or four packs a day for five years.) That means that some people who quit less than eight years ago may already have
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