• First there were blue pills. Now there's green juice.


    By: K. Aleisha Fetters


    Getty ImagesGetty ImagesIN A RECENT Cool Hunting video that goes behind the scenes at Juice Press' New York City headquarters, company founder and CEO Marcus Antebi shows off the postcards he's used to promote his business over the years. The one that gets a lot of attention features a frowning, slouched-over stick-figure penis with the tagline "What makes penis happy?"

    According to Antebi, it's cold-pressed juice. And while researchers have yet to put his precise better-boner formula to the test, drinking green juice might actually get the job done.

    Case in point: Men who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits and vegetables are significantly less likely to have erectile dysfunction, says nutritionist Jim White, R.D., owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' spokesperson. The connection probably has something to do with the cardiovascular benefits of the produce, not

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  • Diana King/FITNESS MagazineDiana King/FITNESS MagazineBy Stephanie Dolgoff

    It's a no-brainer that you need plenty of water, especially after soaking through your sports bra during a workout. But you may not be guzzling enough. In fact, on average, Americans drink a little more than four glasses a day, which is a drop in the bucket. Shortchanging yourself can affect your workout, your weight -- even your brainpower. Here's how to make sure you're getting your fill to stay healthy and revved up for anything.

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    The Sipping Point
    Virtually every system in the body relies on H2O, says Lawrence Armstrong, PhD, a professor of exercise and environmental physiology at the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut. Water protects and hydrates our organs, transports nutrients to our cells and helps us stay energized and mentally sharp. It also balances the level of electrolytes -- minerals such as sodium and potassium -- in our bodies to keep our muscles functioning

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  • CorbisAt the age of 37, New York City writer Sarah Richards found herself in the midst of a breakup with her long-term boyfriend. “Having children was an ongoing issue that once we resolved — I wanted children, he didn’t — we decided to part ways,” Richards tells Yahoo Shine. That was back in 2006 and shortly after the breakup she decided to freeze her eggs. “I was almost 40 and figured that by the time I met and married someone, I would be paying for fertility treatments anyway, so why not freeze my younger, healthier eggs now?” says Richards.

    So, Richards pulled $20,000 from her savings, borrowed another $20,000 from her parents, and charged the rest to her credit card, in order to undergo eight rounds of egg freezing, an experience she wrote about in her book Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It (2013). “My anxiety lifted because I was taking control of my future,” she says. “And the men I dated felt relaxed, knowing the pressure to progress

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  • 8 Ways to Get Calcium Besides Drinking Milk8 Ways to Get Calcium Besides Drinking Milk"You don't eat dairy? But how do you get your calcium?!"


    I hear this refrain all the time, along with the old adage, "Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong!" I'm pretty sure all kids are told relentlessly by their parents to gulp down glass after glass of the creamy white stuff. I know I sure drank my fair share of milk growing up. My mom and I easily made a gallon of milk disappear in less than a week between the two of us.

    I eventually stopped chugging milk like there was no tomorrow when I figured out how much it was upsetting my stomach. It wasn't until later down the road that I started learning about some of the health problems dairy is linked to, like joint pain, autoimmune disease, disrupted hormone regulation, and even some cancers. As a dietitian, my recommendation to clients to cut down their milk consumption when they're having stomach issues or other health concerns is often met with protests of "but how will I get the calcium I need?!"

    It's a good

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  • Amy Schlinger

    Courtesy of AdidasCourtesy of AdidasWe're not surprised that we're jonesing to go on a run right now -- after all, we just watched both Rita Jeptoo and Meb Keflezighi break personal records along the 26.2-mile course at today's running of the Boston Marathon. (Check out all the photo highlights from the race here.) While we won't be racking up sub-five-minute miles anytime soon -- or even qualify to run Boston -- we feel the need to get in on the action. Here, three sneaks that celebrate today's 118th Boston Marathon -- so you can celebrate your next 500 miles on the road, too.

    - adidas Energy Boost: An official sponsor of today's race, Adidas not only created the official apparel for race day, but also launched the #weallrunboston campaign -- a program which we totally support in advance of the Boston Marathon. And this pair of adidas Energy Boosts, pictured above, don the Twitter handles of those who participated and were worn exclusively by TODAY show host Natalie Morales for the race. While you

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  • by SELF Staffers

    Romulo YanesRomulo Yanes

    Warm weather's around the corner, and with that, the thought of soaking up the vitamin D with a cold, creamy treat in hand. (Can't you just hear the ice cream man's jingle?) Well, here's news for you sweet tooths: a couple wacky new flavors are coming out soon that might pique your interest. Because after all, Plain Jane vanilla's just boring, right?


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    Haagen-Dazs is taking the idea of "eating your veggies" to a whole new level with a line of quirky veggie ice cream flavors, including tomato-cherry and carrot-orange. They'll contain about half the milk fat (8.5%) as their traditional ice cream flavors, so you could say it's marginally healthier?? Sadly for you adventurous eaters, they're not out till May -- and only in Japan.

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    In other cool-treat news, TCBY will launch a new coconutmilk fro-yo this Thursday at locations nationwide. It's a flavor anyone -- even those with dietary

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  • If you blow, pick, or pluck your nose, you're not doing yourself any favors. And that's just one body part!
    By Markham Heid, Men's Health

    You're blowing it! Every time you shoot snot into a tissue when you're sick, you're generating loads of "intranasal pressure" that pushes oozy fluid into the sinus pockets located below your eyes, reveals research from the University of Virginia.

    Forcing mucous back into your sinuses creates pressure, messes with nasal ventilation and drainage, and could lead to infections, the study authors say. So instead of actively trying to force all that junk out of your sick nose, you're better off just wiping away the snot as it runs out, the study suggests.

    Here are seven more health flubs you didn't realize you were making.

    PLUS: Don't think getting a physical is worth it? It's just one of the 7 Nagging Health Problems You Shouldn't Ignore.

    You hold in your farts.

    Suppressing gas may increase the pressure in your colon, which pushes out

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  • Find out which seasonal fruits and vegetables need to be on your plate this spring.


  • Every horoscope sign has a unique way of helping the environment!

    Going green has moved way beyond recycling cans and getting your car smog-checked! As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, ecological movement is sweeping the land, fueled by alarming statistics on global warming. Unless a paradigm shift happens in the next few years, we may end up like the dinosaurs.

    Get Earth Day insight with a FREE Celtic Cross Tarot Reading now »

    Are you doing all you can to be part of this vital change? It's not as difficult as you may think. Maybe you're not able to move back to the land, but you can shop at a local farmer's market. Or, drive a hybrid car, "green" your home with super-insulation or get politically active. What comes naturally to your horoscope sign?

    Aries (March 21 - April 19)

    Use that fiery, red nature of yours to go green, Aries. Bicycle instead of drive whenever possible; it reduces carbon dioxide emissions and does your body a world of good. Be a warrior for change -- plant trees along a traffic-choked street to soak up CO2, run

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  • Mother Nature offers powerful, safer cleaners in the form of germ-killing essential oils
    By Leah Zerbe, Rodalenews.com

    Here's a dirty little secret: The standard way of cleaning your home has a pretty murky health record. The majority of cleaners on store shelves contain hazardous materials you won't always find on the label, which is probably why more and more people are opting for DIY cleaning recipes.

    The ironic twist of modern-day cleaning is that when we use most store-bought cleaners, we're unknowingly polluting our indoor air--oftentimes creating indoor air quality worse than that around a polluted highway! It's not just our lungs at risk, either. Using the antibacterial chemicals found in soaps and sprays can actually encourage pathogens to colonize in our noses, according to a recent study published in the journal mBio.

    RELATED: 8 Must-Haves For Your Nontoxic Cleaning Kit

    Forget all of the bleach, ammonia, triclosan, and harsh solvents. For most households, Mother

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