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Getting Motivated to Make Change Happen

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When David Bowie penned the song "Changes" ("Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes/Turn and face the strange"), he was commenting on how challenging change can be. And if you're like most folks, you, too, have a hard time making changes, even when you know you should.

For example, while 51 percent of Americans say they'd like to lose weight and get healthier, ...Read more

How Dad's May Increase Their Offspring's Health Risks

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Mila Kunis couldn't contain herself after late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel said, "My wife and I are pregnant." "Oh," she said to him, "you're both having a baby? ... You're not pregnant! ... Are you crying alone in your car listening to a stupid Bette Midler song? No."

But, Jimmy, that doesn't mean you have nothing to do with the ...Read more

The Healthy Power of Making Art

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Presidents, it seems, are as inclined to doodle as the rest of us. During one meeting with legislative leaders, President Dwight D. Eisenhower drew himself as a bold nude (from the waist up) in front of gunboats. Lyndon Johnson often doodled three-faced figures, perhaps in recognition of the complexities of political loyalties.

And it seems ...Read more

Why Texting and Driving is So Dangerous

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In Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," the good doctor's monster was brought to life by high-voltage electric shocks that jump-started the creature's organs and brainwaves. According to a new study, these days all Dr. Frankenstein might need to get the monster going would be a smartphone!

Recent epilepsy research from the Mayo Clinic used an ...Read more

Park It

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One hundred years ago, on Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, providing protection for 35 established parks. Today, there are 407, from the most-visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with 10 million visitors a year, to the least-visited Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve ...Read more

The 'Where, Who, When' Weight-Loss Trick

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As the Golden State Warriors saw the last four-plus minutes tick off the clock in game seven of the NBA championship without scoring a point, Steph Curry couldn't get where he needed to be, with whom he needed to be or when he needed to be there! LeBron, Kyrie, Kevin, J.R. and Tristan did. (Forgive Dr. Mike, a Clevelander and fanatic Cavs backer...Read more

No Grain, No Gain

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This June, when the DIY Network launched "Against the Grain" with Clint Harp and his wife Kelly, we wondered why a guy who made his career based on his love of reclaimed wooden furniture and all its glorious grain would opt for such a grain-bashing name. Why not "Go with the Grain" or "No Grain, No Gain"? Those titles sum up his woodworking ...Read more

What's Smoking in That Cigarette

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When Adele wanted to quit smoking, she went to a celebrity hypnotist in London who charged her around $700 for a three-hour session -- and that worked! But for the 40 million U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes, that doesn't seem a viable quit-smoking plan.

Fortunately, University of North Carolina researchers came come up with an idea to help ...Read more

Be Confident in Your Memory

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Ever forget why you went into a room or step out of the shower with shampoo or conditioner still in your hair? Whether you call it a brain fart or a senior moment, it happens to everyone. But when you're older, those episodes can be disconcerting. Relax. If you're healthy, don't smoke and don't eat much processed or fried food, such lapses ...Read more

Women Must Protect Their Health When Working Long Hours

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Mia Hamm dominated women's soccer between 1987 and 2004. Then in 2007 she had twin girls, and in 2012, a son. "Life off the field has been just as demanding and hectic as training for the Olympics or world titles," she's confessed. Mia is lucky she didn't have to juggle both at the same time! Turns out that the one-two combination of kids and ...Read more

Turn On Your Appetite Controlling Hormones

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The "Hunger Games" series dished up a movie annually from 2012 to 2015 to satisfy its fans' craving for yet another dystopian story of girl power (Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen). But Lawrence seems to know when enough is enough. She's declared time off for a year (at least).

If you have a hard time knowing when enough is enough -- and ...Read more

Don't Let Your Teens Vape

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The Hackademy Awards (now called Breathe Teen Choice Awards) are given for smoking in films. In 2015, Bill Murray won for the PG-13 rated "St. Vincent," in which he puffed and puffed around kids. Seems 38 percent of PG-13 movies feature smoking (often, a lot!).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that making an R-rating ...Read more

Your Parenting Style is Important

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Iman Shumpert, the Cleveland Cavaliers' interestingly coifed forward, has his own playing style. And he uses it to help create a smooth-working offense. Noah "Thor" Syndergaard throws smokin' fastballs for the Mets and seems to think that some of this strength (like Goliath) comes from his flowing tresses. Both (hair) styles make for good team ...Read more

Power Nap for Better Memory

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President John F. Kennedy did it. Winston Churchill and Lyndon Johnson planned it for a specific time daily. We're talkin' about The Nap.

We've long advocated the benefits of the 10-minute nap (less stress, more energy and focus), but now the National Sleep Foundation says a 20- to 30-minute nap will do even more to improve your mental and ...Read more

Teenage Weight a Predictor of Heart Disease Later

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When you think of Sweden, you might think of Steig Larsson's books ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), the music of ABBA ("Dancing Queen"), or the films of Ingmar Bergman ("The Seventh Seal"). Well, we think you should add the researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenberg to that list.

They've discovered a very important fact: How much...Read more

Stop the Yo-You Lose-Gain, Lose Gain Cycle

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In their own way, classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma and feminist hip-hop innovator Yo-Yo make inspiring, gut-grabbing music. That's a lot more than can be said for yo-yo dieting! Although it grabs your guts and stirs up the trillions of bacteria living there, it's more likely to make heart-stopping deposits of fat around your waistline, so you ...Read more

Fat Greases the Skids for Cancer Cells

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\In the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, it was unseasonably warm, and repeated losses by the usually gold-medal-draped Norwegian cross-country ski team prompted Norwegian newspapers to rant about smoerebom -- loosely translated, it means "waxing failure"! Seems if you don't "grease the skids" just right for snow conditions (there are 500 waxing ...Read more

Time to Quit Smoking, Period

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The Roman scholar Pliny wrote in "Natural History": "Contact with the monthly flux of women turns new wine sour, makes crops wither, kills grafts, dries seeds in gardens, causes the fruit of trees to fall off, dims the bright surface of mirrors"... and it goes on and on. But while we're able to dismiss such unscientific hogwash, modern science ...Read more

Do Weight Management Apps Really Helps?

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When we say LeBron James and Stephen Curry are super-great basketball players, the stats back us up! In Game 1 of the 2016 NBA playoffs, James became the first player to rank in the top 10 in points, assists, rebounds and wins in NBA playoff history. Curry? His career total of three pointers as of June 2, 2016, was 1,593, surpassing James' total...Read more

Help Your Child Avoid Cheese Molars

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The WBA heavyweight title fight in June 1997 always will be referred to as "The Bite Fight": It's when Mike Tyson bit off part of Evander Holyfield's ear. These days, kids are having a much tougher bite fight, as they develop so-called cheese molars -- that is, permanent teeth with a pale-yellow color and a compromised enamel coating. Also known...Read more

 
 

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