Health

The Scary Health Condition Sleeping Too Long Can Signal

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And transitioning to longer sleep was even more telling: People who slept less than 9 hours previously, but changed to more than 9 hours over a 13-year period were about 2.5 times as likely to develop any kind of dementia than those who continually slept more than 9 hours. (Find out what it’s like to Read More

​How to Clean Up Your Speech Habits And Sound Like An Adult

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The easiest way to sound nervous or, even worse, stupid and silly is to lean on what communications experts call “verbal fillers”—words in the vein of “like”, “um”, or “you know.” Everyone uses verbal fillers in some form or another, because they give us room to think about what we want to say next, especially Read More

​Here’s How Hospitals Are Actually Making Us Sicker

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Nearly a third of ICU patients in high-income countries get new infections while hospitalized, mainly because they’re all squished in together—which also makes it harder to sleep amid already unsafe noise levels. In fact, hospitals could save money by offering private rooms, since they’d have fewer illnesses to treat, Dr. Khullar writes. Lack of private Read More

​4 Smart Ways to Kill Sugar Cravings

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If you were rewarded with sweets as a child, or if sweets were withheld as a form of punishment, you may have grown up associating “forbidden sweets” with pleasure, says clinical psychologist Carla Marie Manly, Ph.D. “To further complicate matters, the brain comes to associate sweets with comfort, nurturing, and love,” Manly says. “On a Read More

​Make This Meat Lover’s Pasta Tonight

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4 oz. cavatappi pasta ½ cup sun dried tomatoes in olive oil 1 garlic clove ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp. basil leaves, chopped 2 tsp. red wine vinegar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 oz. flank steak Parmesan cheese for garnish How to make it: 1. Cook pasta according to Read More

Surprise! Your Smartphone Addiction Is Ruining Your Life

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Cell phone addiction is real, folks. More than 8 in 10 Americans are attached to their smartphones and gadgets—and 86 percent of them say they’re constantly checking their emails, texts, or social media accounts on a typical day, according to a new American Psychological Association (APA) report. While Americans are more plugged in than ever, Read More

​Ever Cry From a TV Show? Research Says It’s Good For You

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We’ve cried at the TV before. Remember in Friday Night Lights when Tim Riggins goes back onto the field after his final football game and he leaves his cleats in the grass? Remember how he set them down and looked at them and then looked up at the stands and lights, and then walked away Read More