Wendy Davis before, you certainly know her now. She's the fierce Fort Worth, Texas, Democrat who made it her mission on Tuesday night to filibuster away the restrictive state Senate abortion bill. It would have banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and placed severely crippling restrictions on the Texas's many abortion clinics, effectively closing almost every one.
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In her opening remarks, she said she was "rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans," and called out Republicans for trying to pass the bill, calling their efforts a "raw abuse of power." And that's not the only reason we love her:
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She stood for 11 hours—and didn’t even take a bathroom break. This is actually enough to make her our hero. Did she dehydrate herself for an entire day before beginning the filibuster, we
Wendy Davis before, you certainly know her now. She's the fierce Fort Worth, Texas, Democrat who made it her mission on Tuesday night to filibuster away the restrictive state Senate abortion bill. It would have banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and placed severely crippling restrictions on the Texas's many abortion clinics, effectively closing almost every one.If you didn't know Read More »from Wendy Davis of Texas: Why She's Our New Hero
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Wed, Jun 26, 2013 9:54 AM EDT
To feel full longer, build muscle, and yes, drop pounds, chowing down on lots of protein in the A.M. is key. If you're bored with your morning meal, try these fresh recipes. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.Read More »from Eat These Protein-Packed Breakfasts to Lose Weight
Buckwheat pancakesBuckwheat pancakes
Instead of using a typical pancake mix that includes enriched, bleached white flour and sugar, make healthier flapjacks by following this recipe, which contains 13 grams of protein, from Eating the Alkaline Way by chef Natasha Corrett and nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson.
Eggs, lentils, and spinach
Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Body, lost 25 pounds of fat when he changed his diet. One tenant he stands by: Resting metabolism increases about 20 percent if your breakfast calories are at least 30 percent protein. His favorite consists of eggs, lentils, and spinach. Whether you prefer your eggs hard-boiled and eaten separately or scrambled and mixed with the other ingredients, you'll still absorb the essential nutrients that they contain. To get 31 grams of
Not all bug sprays are created equal.
The weather is warming up, which means mosquitoes and ticks will start biting soon. Some spread nasty illnesses, from West Nile Virus to Lyme Disease. With a preference for natural products on the rise, YouBeauty asks: Do botanical bug sprays really protect you, or should you reach for the DEET?
Insect repellents in the U.S. fall into two broad categories: registered and unregistered. Registered means that the companies that make the repellents have submitted data to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showing the ingredients are safe and that they work, and the EPA has agreed and allowed the product to go to market.
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Registered repellents include synthetics, such as DEET and Picaridin, as well as a few derived from natural ingredients, including lemon eucalyptus oil, PMD and IR3535. The Centers for Disease Control recommend products with these ingredients for protection against biting, disease-spreading mosquitoes, and health experts inRead More »from Do Natural Bug Repellants Work?
- MyYogaWorks | Healthy Living – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 6:09 PM EDT
One of my favorite things about summertime is a road trip! You can leave on a spur of the moment and head out to wherever your heart desires (or at least where your car can take you in a timely manner). You get far enough away to feel like you're on vacation, but not so far that you can't get home quickly. But just because you're traveling doesn't mean you have to leave your healthy lifestyle at home. Take your yoga practice on the road!
When you are sitting for long periods of time behind the wheel, stopping every hour is essential when it comes to keeping your mind and body awake. Yoga, in particular is the perfect way to get moving! According toMyYogaWorks teacher Jesse Schein, "when we sit or are sedentary on a road trip our muscles start to fall asleep and nothing is stimulating our circulation. Everything just kind of slows down and goes into veg mode. Yoga is a great and fun way to make our bodies AND our minds ALERT and more OPEN to everything."Read More »from Road Tripping it This Summer? Bring Your Yoga Practice Along for the Ride!
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 5:05 PM EDT
“Sure you want seconds?” “You’re just big boned,” and “You inherited Grandma's hips” aren’t just annoying things your parents may have said when you were growing up—they can pave the way for teen eating disorders, according to new research.
The study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, included more than 2,000 adolescents of varying weights, many of whom were on the receiving end of such comments. Researchers found that when parents made statements about their kids’ body sizes and weight (couched delicately in “let’s just have a conversation” or mentioning that they should eat differently or exercise to lose weight or prevent weight gain), kids were more likely to engage in unhealthy behavior such as fasting, taking laxatives and diet pills, or binging and purging.
Unsurprisingly when parents talked to their kids about weight in the context of healthy eating and exercise habits, those kids were less likely to develop problems. “Conversations that emphasize health—notRead More »from S*** Our Parents Said: Careful How You Talk to Kids About Weight
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 2:36 PM EDT
Topeka-Capital Journal.A Topeka, Kansas woman was thrilled when the wedding ring she lost at Walmart was returned by a mysterious store employee. She was so grateful that she publicly thanked him in an open letter published in the Sunday edition of the Read More »from Woman's Public Thank-You Note to Mysterious Walmart Employee
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In early June, Kathi Rakestraw, 58, was shopping at Walmart for camping supplies when her wedding ring of 28 years slipped off her finger.
“I first noticed that my ring was missing when I came home from Walmart and was changing out of my office clothes,” Rakestraw, a manager at Hallmark Cards, tells Yahoo! Shine. “My first thought was, ‘It probably slipped off when I was unloading groceries,’ so I started looking everywhere in the kitchen and my purse.”
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The channel-set 12-diamond band no longer fit Rakestraw’s ring finger so she wore it on her pinkie, and it had fallen off
Aside from slathering on sunblock and opting to sit in the shade, your diet can also play an important role in protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays. So read on and stock your kitchen with these!
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- All You Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
Can you really make money by losing weight?
By Ashleigh Schmitz
Last week one of my girlfriends e-mailed me about joining DietBet, a social dieting platform where each person in a group puts $20 in the "pot" with the same goal: to lose 4 percent of your body weight in 4 weeks. At the end of the 4 weeks, winners (those who meet their goal) split the pot. So at the very least, if I make my goal, I'll come out even.
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We talked it over and thought at the very least we'd help keep each other accountable (since that's the whole idea behind social dieting). The next few times we grab lunch during the week we'll be good and eat salads, and when it comes to our weekly Bachelorette viewing parties we'll nix the wine in favor of water and fruit. It sounds manageable.
After registering online, I had to take some photos of myself and the scale (yikes!), but luckily the site doesn't share them with anyone, and noRead More »from My Social Dieting Experiment: Make Money by Losing Weight
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1. Eat fewer processed foods
VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health...For Good
By Mark Bittman
We could definitely take a few tips from food writer Mark Bittman's Vegan Before 6 P.M. diet book. In a successful effort to revitalize his health, Mark follows a strict vegan diet before 6 P.M. every day. This means no meat, no dairy, and no products that were processed in any way that involves animals. The result is eating a LOT less processed foods and way more of the good stuff (bring on the fruits, veggies, and whole grains!). Mark dropped some pounds, as well as his cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Try incorporating more meat-free meals into your menu, and scale back on the salty, sugary, processed foods you're eating. Filling up on fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans will help you meet both goals.Read More »from 10 Healthy Tips You Should Steal from Diet Trends
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Is your workout really working? Here's how to choose the right routine to help you reach your fitness goals.
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So, What's Your Fitness Goal?
If you want to squeeze everything you can out of your jaunt to the gym, you'll first need to establish your long-term objective. We're all motivated by different factors, but trainer and Equinox fitness expert Keli Roberts says there's one pretty common one -- and we bet you can already guess what that is. "The number one reason women come to me is for weight management, or to lose that extra 10 pounds," she says.
But it's not always so black and white -- there's a lot of overlap when it comes to intentions. Some people want to build muscle, but also improve their endurance or flexibility. Either way, it's important to narrow down your intentions as much as possible. So sit down and think about it: Are you interested in weight loss, building and toning muscle, or an overall
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