We admit that in times of desperation, we too have gone looking for a quick-fix diet, but these six ill-advised tips are certifiably crazy. Avoid at all costs! By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.
Eat only fruit before noon
"This one of the worst dieting tips I've ever heard, because it actually sounds like a healthy thing to do," says registered dietitian and NutritionBabes cofounder Lauren Harris-Pincus. This gem originated from Fit for Life, a popular '80s diet book that claimed taking in only fruit or fruit juice in the morning would positively affect calorie burn. Not so, explains Harris-Pincus. "Balancing meals and snacks with protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber will help delay a rise in blood sugar and prevent spikes and crashes while giving you a sustained source of energy. Eating only fruit, however, causes quick digestion and absorption of sugars, meaning hunger will return very quickly. The whole idea of not combining nutrients is ridiculous based on what science tells us about
We admit that in times of desperation, we too have gone looking for a quick-fix diet, but these six ill-advised tips are certifiably crazy. Avoid at all costs! By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Worst Weight-Loss Advice We've Ever Heard
Can the vaccine make you sick? What should you do if your coworker (or co-sleeper) is a walking germ? Are natural cures worth the cash? These are the flu answers you'd get from a top doctor if she were your bestie. By Lisa Mulcahy, REDBOOK.Read More »from 8 Ways to Avoid Getting the Dreaded Flu This Year
You can't get the flu from the flu shot
"One of the most common questions I'm asked by my friends is whether you can get the flu from the vaccine. I always answer no, but even my husband is convinced that the head cold he often gets after the flu vaccine was caused by the shot. My own husband! The truth is that the flu shot contains inactive virus that cannot cause the flu. But it can take a couple of weeks to build immunity, so you might still get sick if you were exposed to the virus before or right after going in for the shot. Also, the flu vaccine is not 100 percent effective, so even if you get it, there's still a chance you can become sick. All that said, the absolute best way to protect yourself is to be vaccinated. And the more people who
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Alright, so Saturn has been testing you through Scorpio themes for over a year now, you've had to grow up where death or birth are concerned, face financial scenarios that called for responsibility and leadership, dealt with divorce, sexual attractions or dysfunctions, triangles, control issues, and any limits, losses or ambitions you may have in these areas. Yeah, it's been fun, hasn't it? Well, it does just happen once every 29 years for a 3 year period so you are one third of the way through and soon it will all be behind you.
The week ahead for ARIES: It's time to ask yourself 'what's left undone?' when it comes to your financial circumstances, divorce, sex life, dealing with someone's passing, a birth, or third party situation. Mercury Retrogrades over these themes starting MONDAY so you need to revisit loans, debt, bankruptcy, inheritance, alimony, child support, taxes, insurance, settlements,Read More »from ZOE MOON ASTROLOGY WEEKLY FORECAST Oct 21-27
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 8:08 PM EDT
Hard to believe it's been 25 years since the ABC hit television show Roseanne debuted on October 18th, 1988 (don't you feel old?). The show centered on the Connors, a working-class family of five that loved tie-dye, flannel, and most importantly, each other. As a family, they coped with the hard stuff - teen sex, obesity, masturbation, poverty, alcoholism - with humor and tough love, and taught us a few things about life, in the process. -By Elise Sole
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- rape case has been growing louder by the day. And while some of it has been hopeful — the reopening of the case, the second victim coming forward, vigilante group Anonymous mobilizing online support — much of it, predictably, has come from slut-shaming victim blamers.The din over the Maryville, Missouri,
“Nobody forced her to drink,” chided a slick-haired criminal defense attorney during a guest stint on Fox News Thursday. “What did she expect to happen at 1 a.m. in the morning, after sneaking out?”
But on Friday, a single voice rang out strong and clear enough to silence all the noise, at least momentarily: that of alleged victim Daisy Coleman, 15, who shared an astonishingly brave first-person essay about her ordeal with online magazine xoJane:
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“Since this happened, I've been in hospitals too many times to count. I've found it impossible to love at times. I've gained and lost friends. I no longer dance or compete in pageants. I'm different now, and I can't ever go back to the person
Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to tryIt's easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you'd never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.Read More »from 11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Tried
1 Pepperidge Farm English Muffin and 1 oz of Lox
This small dish has 15 grams of protein to keep you feeling full and energized for longer.
Per serving: 160 cal, 15 g protein, 2 g fat, 1 g sugar, 740 mg sodium, 1 g fiber
1 1/2 Cups of Sliced Cucumbers and 1 oz of Kraft Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese
Because it contains more air, whipped cream cheese has fewer calories per scoop than the regular stuff. What's more: Cucumbers are a great source of water, so they can help you de-bloat.
Per serving: 100 cal, 2 g protein, 8 g fat (5 g sat), 4 g sugar, 125 mg sodium, 1 g fiber
1 Cup of Kale Chips
Kale is an awesome source of vitamins A, C, and K--plus calcium and fiber. So skip the high-fat chips, and munch this homemade veggie
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 2:53 PM EDT
grandmother of eight (and great-grandmother of two), going back to school has been more like a life-affirming dream.For some adults, the idea of suddenly being back in a classroom, with facts to retain and tests to take, is the stuff of recurring nightmares. But for one 82-year-old Kansas
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Since enrolling in classes at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, this year as a way to refocus her life after the death of her husband of 59 years, Frances Wood has become something of a campus celebrity. She’s struck up friendships with people more than six decades her junior and was just named honorary homecoming queen by her fellow students. "That was fun!" she told Yahoo Shine. And she’s been learning plenty about finance and history along the way.
Wood says she broke the ice with classmates early by handing out business cards with her contact info — and the name “Granny Franny.”Read More »from Why 'Granny Franny' Is the Most Popular Gal on Campus
“My grandson calls me that, and I
A live-in bestie who could help out with my big kid (not to mention my hubs) while I'm on boob lockdown? Yes, please.I'm rocking the 6-week-old baby scene over here, which is to say little Otto is glued to the boob 24/7, growth-spurt style. I'm a full-service breastaurant, doing hard time on the sofa in the first part of the day before picking up my 3-year-old from preschool and then juggling my way through to bedtime. I've never multitasked so much in my life. And, oddly enough, I've never watched so much TV. I'm "chain smoking"--as a friend of mine has dubbed it (watch the next episode? Sure!)--Sister Wives on Netflix, because that's about all my brain can handle at the moment. (I also watched the Katy Perry documentary.) I'm fascinated… and, maybe, just a little bit jealous.Read More »from Why I Want a Sister Wife
Granted, it's a known fact, at least in my marriage, that I have terrible taste in television. And Sister Wives is, at first glance, a pretty terrible show. It's boring-but that's what makes it so interesting to me. The Brown family--one husband, four wives and 17 kids between them--is, except for the whole polygamy thing, as
- Claudine Zap | Healthy Living – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 2:37 PM EDTShe was living what many would consider to be a dream life: Raised in Beverly Hills, living in a beachfront home along the California coast, lots of kids and grandkids nearby.
And then she left it all to live in a Mexican prison.
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After making headlines for her decision to become a nun and tend to prisoners in Tijuana, Mexico, more than three decades ago, Sister Antonia Brenner has died at age 86, the Los Angeles Times reported. Brenner died in the convent she founded in Mexico, according to Channel 8 in San Diego, She had been suffering from a weak heart and a neuromuscular condition.
The wife and mother who became a sister at the age of 50 raised seven children and had married (and divorced) twice.
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Born Mary Clarke in 1926 to Irish immigrants, she led a busy life in Southern California, raising her children and doing charity work, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 1:42 PM EDT
,A cancer diagnosis is a game-changer. It impacts your life, your spirit, and your body. It touches your friends, your family, and pretty much every single aspect of your life. Breast cancer is, sadly, a battle that many women will be forced to face. According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer. That means that in our lifetime, most of us will be touched, in some way, by the disease.
But breast cancer isn't a death sentence. With proper treatment and detection, it is a war that can be won. And those who survive often come out of the battle stronger, fiercer, and with a new determination to not just change their own lives, but the lives of others - especially other women going through their own breast cancer journeys.
In celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've collected 5 amazing, inspirational stories about breast cancer survivors inspiring each other and helping to save lives. Check out these wonderful storiesRead More »from Learning from the Battle: 5 Breast Cancer Survivors Making an Impact
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