• by Annie Daly

    Alexandre WeinbergerAlexandre Weinberger A long, dramatic vent feels so good in the moment, but has one ever solved your problem? Why experts say these tirades are hurting you, and what to do instead.

    Ten bucks says you've had at least one major blowup this week. Your morning commute was horrific or your boss set you off, so naturally you took to Facebook or Twitter to bitch about it, watching the validating likes and comments roll in.

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    Whatever the specifics, experts say that ranting is on the rise -- in many ways because of social media. In fact, people tweeted the hashtags #Rant and #TwitterRant 33 percent more in 2013 than they did in 2012, a recent search from Topsy Data Services found. "But using social media to have a public tantrum triggers others to join in with more negativity, which only adds to the frustration and contributes to an inability to face your issues head-on -- and that's a skill you need to navigate your career and life," warns

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  • by Casey Lewis

    Cory MonteithCory Monteith

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    Something a lot of people never knew about Cory Monteith was that when he wasn't acting on one of the most popular TV shows in forever, he was jamming out with his band. Bonnie Dune was an indie-pop group he joined years ago, right around the time Glee took off. He'd met frontman Justin Wilczynski when they both starred on a short-lived MTV series and they played music together ever since.

    The band was hard at work on their debut album when news broke of Cory's tragic death. It wasn't just Lea Michele, his castmates, his family, and his fans who were devastated-now we know it was his bandmates, too.

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    This week, the three remaining members of Bonnie Dune gave us something new to remember Cory by: They've pulled together to release Miramar, an EP of six sun-soaked jams that were recorded with Cory early last summer in Los Angeles. The tracks,

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  • by Sarah-Jane Bedwell, R.D.

    Courtesy of 7-ElevenCourtesy of 7-Eleven Healthy food at a convenience store may sound like an oxymoron, but no longer thanks to the recently-expanded 7-Eleven's Fresh Foods line. In addition to fresh-cut fruit, yogurt parfaits, and snack trays with hummus, mini pitas, veggies, grapes, and cheese cubes, they also offer salads and portion-controlled versions of favorite 7-Eleven treats, mini tacos and mini donuts. The newest offerings include two hearty sandwiches, the Steakhouse Roast Beef Sandwich and the Bistro Deluxe Sandwich with under 450 calories each. Take a look below for the scoop on some of our favorite Fresh Foods options.

    Bistro Snack Protein Pack: This fresh selection of snack items helps you power you through your day with carbohydrates, protein and nutrient-packed fruits and veggies from the mini pitas, cheddar cheese cubes, red grapes, celery, baby carrots and hummus. With 390 calories and 21 grams of fat, this snack pack is the perfect light meal.

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  • by Jenny Bailly

    Delphine AchardDelphine AchardRecently, after a five-day stretch without shampooing (hey, I had a great blowout--and there was a polar vortex on), my hair was painfully dirty. Literally. My scalp hurt.

    The cure was simple: I washed my hair, combed it out, and left it loose. Pain gone. But I was curious about how my greasy roots could actually cause me physical discomfort. I called Jennifer Chwalek, a New York City dermatologist who has done research in hair biology. Her first possible explanation: seborrheic dermatitis, or dandruff, a condition aggravated by oil buildup. But I didn't experience itching or notice flakes--could it still be dandruff? "Sometimes seborrheic dermatitis manifests only as scalp inflammation and tenderness," countered Chwalek. But not usually. A more likely explanation: the dirty-hair ponytail. "When your hair starts to get greasy, do you pull it back?" asked Chwalek. But of course. "Well, just a couple days of tight ponytails or buns can create enough traction on the Read More »from Hair so Dirty it Hurts
  • What's the 411 on green juices?What's the 411 on green juices?

    Q: I'm seeing green juice everywhere. Is it a good way to get my nutrients?

    A: Not really. You'd think that a drink boasting spinach, kale, and romaine would be loaded with the vitamins and other good stuff these veggies provide, but one brand I checked had just 10% of your daily vitamin A needs. Most juices also lack fiber -- a key reason to eat produce. If you still want to sip, check labels first for sneaky sweet stuff: One bottle I picked up had an astonishing 180 calories and 39 grams of sugar, thanks to its abundance of fruit juices.

    Samantha Cassetty, M.S., R.D., is the nutrition director of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. She reports on nutrition news and trends, noteworthy products, weight-loss tips, and healthy-eating advice.

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  • This mom made some important and healthy life changes.This mom made some important and healthy life changes.

    There's a saying, "When Mama's not happy, nobody's happy." That was my family when I weighed almost 300 pounds. I was miserable and always snapping at my husband, Rick, and our kids, RJ, now 11, and Heidi, 9.

    I'd grown up overweight, but became obese after having children and starting a photography business. As Rick and I got busier -- some weeks I worked more than 100 hours -- our habits got worse. We ordered pizza twice a week and snacked through late nights on chips and soda. By my 30th birthday in November 2010, I weighed 291 pounds, and my waist (five feet around) almost matched my height (5' 3"). I also had lots of health problems: prediabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma.

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    A holiday "gift"
    About a month later, as my sister was showing me the photos she'd taken at our family holiday celebration the day before, she flipped past one quickly. When I made her go back, I saw myself -- in size 28 pants and

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  • By The Editors

    Find a doctor who will lie to you. It's a little shady, sure. But find a doctor who will lie to you and get his or her number. Then call them up every morning and ask them how well you slept. This is where the lie comes in. Have them tell you, through the guise of scientific data-something you can't understand and therefore can't second-guess-that you slept great. Then, believe it. Because if you can truly believe it, then you will feel great, regardless of how well you slept.

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    That's the takeaway of a recent study, summarized over at Smithsonian.com, which proved that there is something of a placebo effect that applies to sleep. In short, researchers lied to people about the quality of slept they got-the scientific lingo was REM percentage-and then tested the subjects who they told got great sleep against those the scientists told did not get great sleep. Then they made them do a test. And, yes, those who

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  • By Rebecca Brown, Refinery29

    For many, exercising alone is far from ideal - yup, it can be completely lackluster. But, thanks to the ingenious tech community, the sheer volume of health-based smartphone apps available means you never have to feel directionless (or alone!) during a sweat session again.

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    From running programs with coach-like audio cues to tracking tools that charge you cash money for skipping workouts (we're talking serious accountability here), we've tested some of the most popular fitness and nutritional apps around. So, if you're ready to stay focused and hit your wellness goals, whip out your smartphone and start downloading.

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  • Olive oil is a superfood, but only in moderation.

    It's no secret that restaurant dishes are loaded with hidden ingredients and calories. That's why home-cooked meals are a good idea for anyone watching their weight. Conquering the kitchen is a great first step, but if you haven't eaten out in months and the scale still won't budge, it might be time to take a closer look at your cooking habits. Below, a few mistakes that could be derailing your weight-loss plans.

    Using too much oil
    Yes, olive oil is a 'good' fat. But the kitchen staple is also crazy-dense calorie wise - a single tablespoon clocks in at 120 calories. That may not sound like a lot, but if you're not paying attention, it's easy to use as much as three times that amount. Sticking to that single tablespoon allowance can be especially hard with vegetables, since they tend to absorb oil quickly. A helpful trick? Lightly steam your veggies (or protein) to cook them through before adding them to a stir-fry.


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  • Celebrate Wear Red Day and protect your heart with these five red heart-healthy foods.

    By: Beth Carson

    It's not quite Valentine's Day yet, but it is the time of year for flowers, candy and hearts. And we're not just talking about the chocolate variety. February is also American Heart Month, and this Friday, February 7 is the American Heart Association's (AHA) National Wear Red Day, celebrated over the past 10 years to bring continued awareness to what is still the #1 killer of women today -- heart disease.

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    Once thought to be an "old man's disease," this silent killer is to blame for the deaths of almost 1,100 women a day. That's nearly one per minute, taking the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease doesn't discriminate based on age or race either, affecting women as early as their 20s and across ethnicities.

    The good news, though, is that cardiovascular disease is preventable. And one of the easiest ways to guard your heart is by loading up on whole, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables.

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