8 Tips to Boost Your Personal Energy

As Tony Schwartz of The Energy Project remarked, “The way we are working isn’t working.” It’s as true for the C-suite business executive and high-powered lawyer as it is for the tireless teacher and caring nurse.Think about the nurse who often skips her lunch to care for a patient, or the teacher who spends his free time helping students, leaving very little time for...

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New strategies to improve quality of life for cancer patients, caregivers

Key studies released at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) identify new strategies for easing the short- and long-term effects of cancer therapy and improving the quality of life of patients with cancer, as well as their caregivers."We've made incredible strides in cancer treatment, and more cancer survivors are alive today than ever before. But...

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Women With Diabetes Face Greater Heart Risks Than Men

Type 2 diabetes substantially increases the risk for heart disease, but a large review of studies has found that women with diabetes are at much higher risk than men.The meta-analysis, published in Diabetologia, included 64 studies with 858,507 subjects and 28,203 heart attacks and other coronary events.The studies adjusted for various other cardiovascular risk factors, including age, blood...

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A Desk Designed for Sleeping on the Job

If you're anything like me, chances are there's been a point in your life that you've fallen asleep at your desk. And that's not to mention the countless hours spent not exactly sleeping, but day dreaming, with thoughts drifting anywhere and everywhere but the task at hand.Artist Nick DeMarco sought to embrace—and even encourage—these mind wandering moments by creating...

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The Lazy Person's Guide to Exercise: Seven Ways To Get Moving

We’ve all heard the common (and sometimes conflicting) prescriptions when it comes to getting exercise: Get into a routine, do it with a friend, mix it up, keep it the same, make it convenient, take the stairs, bike to work! But only some 30 percent percent of us are actually getting to the gym or pounding the pavement with any regularity.That’s a problem, and here’s why: Not...

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8 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years. Most people in wealthy nations are hovering around the 80–year mark. Women in Japan has the longest, with an average life expectancy of 86 years.If we use these average life expectancy...

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Which Naturals Are Backed By Serious Science?

Ever met a grandmother who swears her still-youthful glow is thanks to a lifetime of shea butter? Depending what part of the world you or your ancestors hail from, you may have grown up with some promise or other about the powers of natural beauty.Of course, the personal-care business has figured this out. When researching the book, we spoke to an industry toxicologist who explained how it works...

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Blueberries for All - Superfood

I’ve been saving up blueberry recipes. I know that blueberries won’t show up in farmers’ markets in northern states until mid-June, but there are plenty now available in supermarkets from places like Georgia, which grows 10 percent of the nation’s crop. In California, where blueberry production is a recent thing, begun successfully only in the 1990s, the harvest started in...

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