• Boyfriend: Kristen Tavares 'went into cardiac arrest'(Newser) - A Hawaii woman went in for routine dental work on Monday but ... didn't wake up. Kristen Tavares, 23, was to have four wisdom teeth removed; during the procedure "she went into cardiac arrest and they had to use a defibrillator and shocked her, stunned her heart," her boyfriend tells Hawaii News Now. The mother of a three-month-old baby and a son, 4, is now in a coma, and a CT scan shows some swelling in the brain, a separate Hawaii News Now story notes. What went wrong still remains a mystery.

    "Statistically it's usually an airway issue," a doctor not related to Tavares' care explains. "Perhaps a foreign body drops into the airway like a tooth, or a piece of gauze or perhaps the patient might vomit and get fluid up their airway and then down into their lungs. That's why we have them don't eat or drink before a general anesthetic or any anesthetic."

    Cosmetic surgeon John Stover treated Tavares; he has both medical and dental licenses. While he's in currently good

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  • by Anna Maltby

    Getty ImagesGetty Images OK, maybe we need to get some new Facebook friends, but when we think about people expressing emotions on social media, what immediately comes to mind is, simply, whining. You know, negative Nancies complaining about the weather, their lukewarm coffee, little Timmy having an "accident" and anything you could ever possibly groan about. And doesn't it kind of seem like that stuff gets in your head and makes you want to bitch, too?

    Turns out, that's totally a thing: Just as emotions can be contagious in real life (ever get upset when a friend cries, or find yourself grinning when a stranger smiles?), they spread on Facebook, too, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS One.

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    Researchers wanted to see what happened when an independent, emotion-triggering variable popped up in the world, so they tracked negative and positive emotions expressed in Facebook statuses in cities where it was raining. No huge surprise, but they Read More »from Facebook Feelings Are Contagious (and Not Necessarily How You'd Think)
  • by Marissa Stephenson

    Alexandra FergusonAlexandra Ferguson
    You know how sometimes the only thing keeping you from the gym is a liiitle voice telling you to go? We found it, and it's screaming at you in all caps from a fluffy-soft throw cushion.

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    We loved Alexandra Ferguson's original mojo-saying fitness pillows, and the new line available on her site now (with prices starting at $69) just makes us want to stack piles on our beds for instant fitspo. When we're doubting whether we can muster the strength for a 8-mile run? MAKE YOURSELF PROUD. When we swear that watching Scandal while holding plank is just as effective as going to bootcamp, there's NO EXCUSES. And when we wonder if our quads look big in those jeans, we clutch STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY. (Our fave, duh.)

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    No IKEA couch should be without one.

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  • 3 Awesome Healthy Pasta Sauces (and Tips to Pick a Good Jar)Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., Associate Nutrition Editor, EatingWell Magazine

    It's hard to beat the ease of opening a jar (unless, of course, it's screwed on super-tight) to help bring pasta night together in a flash. Different flavors by the same brand can have very different ingredients and nutrition stats, so check the labels even when choosing between almost identical-looking sauces. And when it comes to buying a healthy sauce, you get what you pay for. The premium brands ($7-9) we tested had cleaner ingredient lists and tasted better than the $3-4 sauces. To find a sauce that's good for you, here's what you need to know.

    1. Calorie counts
    Who knew something that's predominantly tomatoes could vary so greatly? Sauces on the shelf have anywhere from 40 to 110 calories per ½-cup serving, depending on how much oil is added and how thick the sauce is.

    2. Watch the salt
    Many sauces clock in at 500 mg or more per ½-cup serving (about 20% of your daily limit).

    3. Not too

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  • couple going out for a runMany couples belong to the same gym but go their separate ways as soon as they enter the building. Even if both people enjoy the same type of workouts, they don't always--or even often--choose to break a sweat together. Be that as it may, there is a cool way to spend time with your sweetie while also getting a dose of adrenaline--outside the bedroom, that is!

    When it comes to joining an adult sports league, you might be excited about sharing something unique with your partner and adding to your weekly quality time. At least that's how Jessica Chesnutt, a 30-year-old Manhattanite who works in publishing, saw it when she asked her partner of nearly ten years to join her on a Brooklyn kickball team with Zog Sports, the co-ed, social sports organization for young professionals with outposts all over the U.S. Natalie Sauro, 29-year-old nurse practitioner, wasn't initially thrilled, but then Chesnutt convinced her that it was about spending more time together. "I was going to play

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  • Divergent's fight coordinator, J.J. Perry, was given a mission: whip six Hollywood actors into kickass shape, so they don't huff-and-puff while sprinting, punching, and throwing knives onscreen. His deadline? Five weeks. Here's how he did it--and how you can steal his fitness tricks.
    by Jacqueline Risser

    Theo James as Four (center), with Shailene Woodley (left), in 'Divergent' (Summit)

    "We needed three months to train [the actors], but we only had five weeks," said J.J. Perry, the man charged with sculpting the bods of the film's cast. Operating on a tight schedule, Perry went to work-- training the actors three hours daily for five weeks straight. The good news: You can use Perry's unique tactics to hone a fight scene-worthy physique. Just follow his four simple steps and you'll pass your own initiation test into Dauntless.

    Step 1: Be Realistic About Your Abilities
    Perry, who typically trains bad boy action heroes like Sly Stallone, Jet Li, and Jason Statham (but rarely works with pretty-as-pie actresses), said, "I evaluated everybody right off the bat. I needed

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  • Fresh herbs for cooking.

    Having fresh herbs at your fingertips will revolutionize your cooking. We can hardly come up with a dish that doesn't taste better when prepared with fresh--versus dried--herbs. Yet while we might hold this knowledge to be true and believe it without reservation, we're often guilty of reaching for the packaged spices.

    It's tricky to stock the fridge with the herbs we'll need for a week's worth of cooking in advance, and often it feels like too much trouble to make another stop at the store when we know our spice cabinet has a full jar of oregano. We've tried the moist paper towel method for coercing longevity out of our mint and thyme, but it never works as well as we'd like it to.

    Instead of relying on your grocer's produce section, get with the DIY program and grow your own herb garden.

    Before you dismiss a windowsill garden because your kitchen is too small or because your thumb is not green, take comfort that growing and maintaining a garden of fresh herbs is

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  • At Shred415, we advocate for healthy joints and bodies. It's important to incorporate flexibility into your workout routines to promote full mobility and to avoid stiffness and soreness post-workout. You have put so much effort into your fitness regimen, don't let it be undermined by bad habits. Focus on maintaining your stretching exercises as well.

    Be sure to take the time to stretch after your workout, once your body has warmed up, rather than before you exercise (when muscles are cold and you could injure yourself). If you can't stay for the cool-down portion of your favorite workout, be sure to stretch at home before you go to bed that night.

    Check out our slideshow for tips on a few of our favorite stretches and work them into your regular routine.

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  • Need some tunes that'll optimize your workout?The promise of warmer weather (somewhere) on the horizon has given new vigor to what were once half-hearted New Year's resolutions to get fit. We all know exercise can be a bore and sticking to a workout regimen requires the patience and devotion of a patron saint. Yes, studies constantly tout the mental, physical and emotional benefits of hitting the treadmill, but what ultimately gets us through a workout is a stellar playlist.

    With this is mind, researchers have been racking their brains to come up with a scientifically proven "ultimate workout music playlist." Sports psychologist Dr. Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University conducted one such study in conjunction with Spotify. Karageorghis and his team analyzed approximately 6.7 Spotify playlists containing the word "workout" in the title and in a nutshell, found that rap music is most conducive to keeping pace while running or jogging. Furthermore, "dance music is best suited to strength and weight training because it's fast,

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  • Josh Duboff

    Prince HarryPrince HarryWe have had only positive feelings about Prince Harry's month-long Antarctic trek as it was the impetus for the Majestic Beard that single-handedly helped us get through the cold winter. (Oh, and it also brought about this nude Alexander Skarsgard picture-seriously, who would have thought a journey to the South Pole would provide so many desktop background options?)

    The trip did not go exactly as planned, as the competition aspect of the expedition was cancelled midway through due to inclement weather. And now, in an advance clip of an ITV documentary set to air Sunday night, it appears Prince Harry had a quite serious bout of altitude sickness during the trek. Yes, while he may have looked like a red-haired Jon Snow in the pictures and video clips we were privy to back in November, this footage paints a very different picture. Harry is seen groaning, in visible pain due to a headache, telling a medic, "It feels as though it's expanding. It's getting worse and worse." He

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