• Foods That Fill You Up FastFoods That Fill You Up Fast

    Eat more and still lose weight-seriously!-by shopping from this list of hunger-busting items that are sure to curb cravings.

    Baked Potato
    The tater has been unfairly demonized. It's actually a potent hunger tamer. In a study that measured the satiating index of 38 foods, including brown rice and whole-wheat bread, people ranked boiled potatoes higher, reporting that they felt fuller and ate less two hours after consuming them. Although potatoes are often shunned because they're considered high in carbohydrates, they shouldn't be. Whether baked or boiled, they're loaded with vitamins, fiber and other nutrients. Result? You get steady energy and a lasting satisfied feeling after eating them.
    Feel Even Fuller: Eat baked and boiled potatoes skin-on to get more fiber for just 160 calories a pop.

    Bean Soup
    Soups have a high water content, meaning they fill your stomach but don't have a lot of calories. Broth-based bean soups contain a hefty dose of fiber and resistant starch-a

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  • 60 seconds can go a long way toward improving your mental and physical health.60 seconds can go a long way toward improving your mental and physical health.

    By Brianna Steinhilber, Everyday Health

    When it comes to living a healthier life, we all know what we should be doing: eating better, exercising daily, and sleeping more. But when hectic schedules get in the way, living by these mantras can feel close to impossible - who has time to think about these things, let alone ensure you're sticking to them every single day? What you'll be happy to hear is that you can boost your health each day without having to constantly think about it. "The One-Minute Wellness Coach" to the rescue! Certified nutritionist Deborah Enos shares her simple tricks that will only add a minute to your daily routine but result in some major health perks.

    1. Beat Your Sugar Addiction: Swap Your Sugary Snack

    Does your sweet tooth ache around mid-afternoon or after dinner? You may be battling an addiction: According to a Princeton University study, rats who were allowed to binge on sugar and then had it taken away showed signs of withdrawal. "That may very well be why

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  • Up the serenity in your own garden room with these easy-care, low-water plants.

    Everything is magicEverything is magic
    Magical outdoor room

    "Everything about this garden is magical," says designer Vera Gates of Liz and Chris Dressel's hillside hideaway in Woodside, California. "The light is magical. So are the plantings around the native oak." Thoughts of yard work won't break the spell here: These plants are all low-water and easy-care. A decomposed-granite patio means no lawn to mow. And the chairs around the portable firepit? Bewitching. "Guests just want to recline in them and enjoy the view. No one ever wants to leave. Design: Vera Gates and Scott Yarnell, Arterra Landscape Architects, San Francisco (arterrallp.com).
    More on creating outdoor rooms

    Read on to get info on the 9 beautiful plants on display, and then plant your own magical outdoor sanctuary.

    A great border accentA great border accent
    Santa Barbara daisy

    (Erigeron karvinskianus)
    The tiny white and pink flowers make a great border accent when planted in the forefront of tall grasses.

    Adds lightness and motionAdds lightness and motion
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  • Vogue's 'Prison Chic' Trend Commits a Fashion Offense

    Photo: Netflix
    Have you heard? Prisoners are totally chic, according to British Vogue, which in its current issue ran a fashion story featuring “Orange Is The New Black” protagonist Piper Chapman’s jailhouse-inspired clothing.

    The story caption reads, “Orange Is the New Black Piper Chapman’s utility basics stand the test of time — quite literally. A zingy anorak and trousers have stylish staying power.” Those items, which sell for $414 and $545 respectively. There's also a $565 sweater featured. Total cost: $1,524.

    British VogueHadley Friedman, a columnist for British publication The Guardian, spotted the story on Monday and tweeted a photo to her 55,000 followers. It eventually reached OITNB author Piper Kerman (whose memoir the Netflix series is based on) who made her feelings on the story clear.

    The feature is not only insensitive, but

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  • 25 Things I've Leanred (the Hard Way) About Running Injuries25 Things I've Leanred (the Hard Way) About Running Injuries1. Even if you're the most careful person in the entire world, it can still happen to you.

    2. You are not invincible.

    3. Even if you have friends with superhuman running powers that do all the things you're not "supposed" to, it doesn't mean it won't happen to you.

    4. Doctors don't know everything.

    5. What's best for person x may not be best for you.

    6. It doesn't matter what any doctor says - only you know if you're getting better and when it's time to get back into action.

    Related: 10 surprising benefits of taking a walk

    7. Rest is evil.

    8. Rest is oh-so-necessary.

    9. You will not spontaneously combust if you do not exercise for a week. Or a month. Or FIVE.

    10. Not all doctors are created equal.

    11. When all else fails, keep finding something else to try.

    12. Don't give up. Don't ever give up.

    Got anything to add to the list?

    Photo source: Heather Neal

    -By Heather Neal

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  • Health Feng Shui

    Feng Shui practitioners treat the home as symbolic of its owner's health -- mental, spiritual, emotional and physical. Whether you're dealing with nagging aches or a serious health problem, you can find relief through this ancient practice. Just a few simple adjustments can boost your energy, improve your spirits and ease your pain.

    In times of change or worry, the time-tested I Ching provides sound wisdom and advice to move forward with health and hope.

    Clean up your act

    One of the best ways to strengthen your health is to clean your home from top to bottom. If this job is too daunting for you, begin with a single closet. The more progress you make, the more energized you will feel. As soon as one job is finished, you'll take on another. After you've removed the clutter from one space, cleanse it with soap, water and any other agents that will leave your place fresh and sparkling. Keep in mind that dust and dirt are manifestations of poor health. Once you clear them away,

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  • Should you be concerned even if you've been vaccinated?You're not alone if you're a bit freaked out about the outbreaks of measles that cropped up in New York in February and March, along with the March outbreak in Los Angeles. There's valid reason to be concerned: "Measles is extremely contagious-think airborne, respiratory droplets," explains Beth Ricanati, M.D., YouBeauty Wellness Expert. "While a healthy adult might be able to handle an exposure easily, [an infected person] could easily pass it along to a more susceptible individual, such as a small child or an elderly or immunocompromised individual."

    MORE: 5 Reasons You Should Eat Eggs

    On average, 90 percent of those exposed to someone infected with measles will contract the disease unless they've been vaccinated or had measles themselves in the past.

    The only way to protect yourself against infection is through vaccination with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The first dose of the MMR vaccine is given at 12 to 15 months of age, while the second dose is

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  • Getty Images

    Being a parent of an obese child is worrisome enough, but it’s expensive, too. Over a lifetime, the medical costs for someone who was obese as a child amounts to $19,000 compared with $12,900 per person for someone who was of normal weight as a kid, according to a new study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

    According to the research, nearly one-fifth of children ages 6 to 19 are obese — defined by the Centers for Disease Control as a BMI at or above the 95th percentile for children of the same age and sex. And the effects of obesity continue into adulthood. The study also noted that more than three-quarters of obese teens remain that way as adults and two-thirds of normal-weight children eventually become obese. 

    What could possibly account for the $19,000 in medical bills? For one thing, obese kids are more likely to visit the doctor. Yahoo Shine could not reach the study authors for comment, but, according to the CDC, obesity causes all sorts of health problems ranging

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  • Lose weight and feel amazing with these global health traditions that work wherever you call home
    By: K. Aleisha Fetters, Fitbie.com

    From antioxidant-stuffed spices to midday Zs, every country has its own unique brand of staying healthy, happy, and fit. And it looks like we could learn a thing or two. The life expectancy of the average American lags behind every industrialized nation on Earth except Qatar. North America is home to only 6 percent of the world's population, but accounts for 34 percent of the world's weight due to obesity, contributing to mounting stateside rates of diabetes and heart disease, according to research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. So how does the rest of the world keep their health in check? With simple, totally doable lifestyle habits. Here are 10 imports that will boost your health big time.

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    Want more manageable ways to get healthy? Check out these 6 Mini Weight-Loss Moves That Lead to Major Results.

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  • Give Your Fridge Some Love! 6 Trouble Spots to TargetBy Gretel H. Schueller, Contributing Writer for EatingWell

    Think you know it all when it comes to the hardest-working appliance in your kitchen? Exposed to spills, smells and overloading, fridges don't often get much appreciation. Most Americans only clean their refrigerators once or twice a year. Yet a clean, organized fridge helps keep food fresh for longer, reduces food waste and minimizes the threat of food contamination. Take a few minutes to spring clean your fridge this month and make sure to address these 6 trouble spots.

    Don't Miss: 5 Risky Refrigerator Mistakes You're Probably Making

    1. Blast Odors Naturally
    The best way to prevent odors is to regularly clean shelves and to store leftovers in airtight containers. In fact, food should always be covered to keep it from drying out and absorbing odors. To clean and fight smells in one go: Wipe the fridge interior with a mix of 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 quart hot water. Rinse with a damp cloth, then dry with a

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