When the Portland Thorns' star player, Tobin Heath, isn't scoring goals for the U.S. World Cup Champion Women's Soccer League team, she and other women soccer players across the U.S. and Canada are trying to figure out how to supplement their income. While playing on the national team, you earn a living wage, but back on a local team, salaries ...Read more
Roald Dahl, who wrote "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," was buried with a good supply of chocolate and red wine, along with snooker cues, pencils and a power saw. Apparently, he knew chocolate and red wine are two healthful choices. (We're not sure what to make of the other supplies!)
Red wine in moderation has long been touted as heart-...Read more
In the 1960s, the Detroit Lions' Roger Brown was the NFL's first regular player to weigh 300 pounds. In 2014, when 256 players entered the league, 57 weighed in at 300 pounds or more! That trend mirrors the ever-increasing weight of all Americans. This year for the first time, according to a new study published in JAMA, there are more obese ...Read more
"Good Lovin'," "Love Me Tender," "Love Me Do" (the Rascals, Elvis, the Beatles): Those classic songs of love and desire might steam up your glasses and put a smile on your face, but we bet you never thought of them as anthems for good health!
The verdict is in -- a new study that tracked the lovin' and lives of more than 31,000 men since the ...Read more
On March 31, 1973, Muhammad Ali lost more than just a fight with Ken Norton. Ali fought 10 rounds with a broken jaw! Today, research shows that the average kid in the U.S. has gone through 10 rounds of antibiotics by the age of 10 -- and that's a losing battle, too!
Scientists from New York University Langone Medical Center have extended their ...Read more
Alanis Morissette, the Canadian songstress who penned the tune "Mary Jane," admits to using pot in the past to juice up her creativity. But when she became pregnant -- her son Ever is 4 now -- she gave up the weed.
"You Oughta Know" what she knows: Smoking pot while you're pregnant or breastfeeding is dangerous for your fetus and your child. ...Read more
Missing a 3-foot putt on the 18th hole at the U.S. Open surely caused golfer Dustin Johnson some anxiety. But he's not the only one. According to recent Australian research, anxiety also could affect the millions of golf fans who never miss a putt watching from their living-room couch: Too much sitting is associated with anxiety.
According to ...Read more
Jim Carrey (Lloyd) and Jeff Daniels (Harry) were "Dumb and Dumber" (or maybe it was the other way around) in the 1994 movie that showcased how ignorance could be bliss -- and mildly amusing.
While it was a hit, it left moviegoers wondering how two characters could be so half-witted. Well, researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute have the ...Read more
Loosed: You Can Live AgainMarlene Tucker
Marlene was nominated most likely to succeed amongst her peers as a young adult. Marlene was ready to trail blaze the world, setting the foundation for others in her family to follow. Marlene tells her story, the way she lived it. Marlene is the daughter of a successful African American ...
"Short Cuts," the 1993 movie with Jack Lemmon, Tom Waits, Lily Tomlin and Jennifer Jason Leigh about the intersecting lives of 22 Los Angelenos, squeezes in enough plotlines to make your hectic day look like an afternoon snooze at the beach, and we know how busy you are with work, child care and other responsibilities!
That's why (you say) you...Read more
Some words are universally hard to pronounce: the Irish girl's name Siobhan (Shivone), as in Siobhan Dervan, a four-time Irish National Road Race champion; Worcestershire (worster-sheer) sauce, which left New Jersey chef Pasquale Sciarappa tongue-tied in a cooking video viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube; and the latest trendy pseudo-...Read more
There's one swing that'll melt down faster than Tiger Woods' at the 2015 U.S. Open, and that's the swing on your child's playground.
Back in the day when playground swings and slides were made of metal, we all knew when they could become just too hot to handle. Today those playground fryers are made from brightly colored, space-age, heat-...Read more
If the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) had been taking any of the three common NSAIDs mentioned below for any of the aches and pains that accompany long days of globetrotting with Prince William, the chances of their being a little Prince George and little Princess Charlotte would have been greatly reduced.
New research revealed at the ...Read more
When Arnold ("You've got to help me remembuh!") Schwarzenegger confronts his altered memories in the 1990 movie "Total Recall," what he thinks about his wife, his job, even his name, is wildly off-base. Most of you like to think you have total recall of your daily events, including how much you eat; think again. Self-reported dietary info turns ...Read more
Madonna admits: "I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia." Seems the lady who crooned "Bedtime Story" ("Let's get unconscious, honey") hasn't discovered how to get 40 winks. And then there's 21-year-old golfer Jordan Spieth, who rented two houses in Augusta, Georgia, last spring -- one was just for sleeping -- but still had a restless night before the...Read more
When it's bakin' hot out there, marathon runner Ryan Hall (in 2014 he helped rival runner Meb Keflezighi become the first American to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years) starts his day with 20 ounces of water and drinks at least eight ounces before and after meals. But many famous performers aren't so smart: Since 2010 Gene Simmons, Lady Gaga (...Read more
The World Championship of Watermelon Seed Spitting is held at the Annual Watermelon Thump in Luling, Texas: The world record is 68 feet, 9 1/8 inches! Clearly, the folks in Luling take their watermelon seriously, but what we're about to tell you is something even those watermeloners might not be aware of.
Watermelon is a super food. It has ...Read more
Apple recently announced that the update of iOS 9 will allow its HealthKit app -- in a new category called "Reproductive" Health -- to track your sex life (frequency and what contraceptive you used) on your iPhone or Apple Watch.
Women will be able to monitor their menstrual cycle and record info on basal body temperature, cervical mucus ...Read more
Diva and "The Voice" judge Christina Aguilera scheduled an elective cesarean procedure during her 37th week of pregnancy in 2008, when she gave birth to her first child Max. She's not alone. Almost 27 percent of all births in the U.S. are C-sections in low-risk situations such as Aguilera's. ("Low risk" is defined as single births, with babies ...Read more
Norman "Chubby" Chaney seemed amusing in the "Our Gang" comedies of the 1930s and '40s as an overweight child (he was 3 feet, 11 inches tall and weighed 113 pounds). In part, it was because there just weren't many. Today nearly 18 percent of kids ages 6-11 are obese, as are 21 percent of those 12-19! Obesity is common and not funny, especially ...Read more
The father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud once asked, "What does a woman want?" The pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey puzzled over women's desires. Well, lately, if online bloggers are to be believed, one possible answer to both is: "A version of men's little blue pill to help ease sexual dysfunction!"
There are no medications approved ...Read more