A Pre-Op Flash Mob? One Woman's Amazing Double Mastectomy Dance Party

Facing surgery has got to be terrifying. The risks, the what-ifs, the pain, the recuperation. All the things that run through your mind over and over again as you prepare to go under the knife. Most patients sit in their rooms quietly waiting (praying, crying, pacing) to be rolled into the operating room.   read more

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November 7, 2013  |   8:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Master the Art of Napping

I don't have many regrets, but the most glaring one is not embracing the scheduled, mandatory pre-school and kindergarten naps. Now, the ridiculous sleep deficit I carry (thanks to years of late-night cramming, poor life choices, and an early morning commute with no end in sight) won't let me forget it.   read more

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October 29, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
A Manicure Spot, Just For Men

Are nail salons weird and hostile places for guys? Michael Elliot thinks so. That's why he launched Hammer & Nails, a guy-centered nail salon where dudes can go to get their fingers and toes buffed and polished to perfection.   read more

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October 25, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  COMMENT
Feeling Blah? Your Snooze Button May Be to Blame

Answer: Chocolate. New York pizza. A good Rioja. My snooze button.

Question: What are four of your most favorite things?   read more

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October 24, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  COMMENT
Inside Scoop: What You Should (And Shouldn't) Buy at Whole Foods

For almost four years, a woman -- who's (wisely?) chosen to remain anonymous -- worked in the produce, prepared foods, meat and bakery sections of a Chicago area Whole Foods Market.   read more

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October 14, 2013  |   8:10 AM  |  COMMENT
Is Your Gut Bacteria Making You Fat?

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

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October 10, 2013  |  11:10 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Got the Insomniac Blues? 8 Playlists That Will Knock You Out

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

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September 26, 2013  |  10:09 AM  |  COMMENT
Sleep Deprived? A New Line Is Looking to Lull You Into a Night of Super Slumber

Tranquillity, a new line from British company Neom (one that Kate Moss swears by), has but one thing on its agenda -- to help you catch some much needed Zzzs.   read more

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September 17, 2013  |   8:09 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Wait, Pot Can Reduce Skin Cancer Risk?

Marijuana has long been heralded as a medical miracle. Chemotherapy, chronic pain, eye troubles, you name it, Mr. Weed is said to help cure what ails you. Now, the miracle plant is poised to be used for yet another medicinal purpose -- and this time it'll be a preventative one.   read more

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August 27, 2013  |   9:08 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Would You Rather Be Fat or Poor? These Poll Results May Shock You

A finance company called Credit Karma recently polled 2,021 Americans about their weight versus their debt.   read more

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August 16, 2013  |   8:08 AM  |  4 COMMENTS

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