Ah, technology. What would we do without it? We can schedule appointments, Instagram our lunch and FaceTime with someone across the country in just a few swipes. Our smart phones, laptops and stylish totes (large enough to fit our iPad, of course) may seem like lifesavers, but our don't-go-anywhere-without-them mentality comes at a price. These modern-day conveniences can lead to once-unheard-of modern-day health issues. read more
Coveting celebrities' body parts is nothing new. We pine for Zooey Deschanel's big blue eyes, and Sofia Vergara's dangerous curves, but there's one body part that perhaps we need to be more envious of: the gut. Or, more specifically, the contents of it. read more
How many stories or headlines have you read this month about the millions of Americans suffering from chronic sleep disorders? Every week, it's the same old story: we're all sleep deprived -- 40 million of us, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Hell, we even posted a sleep story a few weeks ago (but we had the smarts to serve it up as The Best Anti-Aging Remedy Ever -- because lack of sleep doesn't just make you cranky ... it hits your face with the old and ugly stick.) read more
Our money is on the appearance of a wee lass for the Royal couple, based on word from researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K., who are touting studies that show stress during the pregnancy and morning sickness point to the likelihood of having a girl. For those who have been tracking royal baby news, you may recall the Duchess was hit with a serious bout of morning sickness early in her pregnancy, and being the most-watched mom-to-be in the world right now is surely stressful. Source read more
A new study found that eating high-glycemic foods (think: white bread, potatoes, and corn syrup) can trigger cravings and tweak the parts of your brain linked to addiction, according to a research team led by David Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. read more
This is the age of Instagram. Where there's a meal/animal/sunset/skyline, there's a person whipping out a smartphone to snap, filter, and share it with friends. read more
Unhealthy things that can't actually kill you: loaded chili cheese fries, whiskey and ginger on the rocks, a 72-hour Netflix binge. read more
So, this is what it looks like to take candy from a baby.
Award-winning photographer Jill Greenberg captured some serious emotion when she recently gave her little portrait subjects candy -- and then snatched it away from them to capture their reactions. Not surprisingly, the images are causing some controversy. read more
When you hear "Victoria Beckham," what do you think? "Posh Spice," "David Beckham," "designer handbags," "heels?" Apparently, the latter two are also on the minds of health professionals, and not for good reason. read more
Haven't exactly been sticking to your workouts like you vowed you'd do on January 1? Fake it with one of these cute suits read more
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