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Barbie commemorates Women's Day

Toy company Mattel decided to commemorate International Women’s Day, March 8, by honoring 17 historical and modern-day role models from around the world with stylized Barbie dolls. Meet the honorary she-roes!  Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author....

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:55 PM

Weight training expands your mind and muscle

It turns out that exercise builds brain as well as brawn. At least that’s the case if you’re suffering from dementia or mild cognitive decline, which are precursors to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Sydney University in Australia, who recently completed a study confirming that weight training...

Monday, October 31, 2016, 10:56 PM

The dangers of hyper-parenting

Excellence in playing the piano, swimming and academics are just some of the requirements that many pushy parents ask of their children. It’s a phenomenon that experts are calling "hyper-parenting."Related: Should your kids be taking probiotics?"Hyper-parenting is a phenomenon characterized by...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:10 AM

Listening to live music lowers stress levels

Many people love to let their hair down at a concert and now science has proved that listening to live music is the miracle cure for stress.Researchers from the Centre for Performance Science, a partnership between the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London, revealed that attending...

Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:58 PM

Scientists can now predict when you’re going to die

Scientists have collaborated with insurance companies to create a “death clock” that predicts when customers are going to die. The University of East Anglia, UK, is spending the next four years examining databases of medical data to determine life expectancy and long-term illness.Related:...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 3:00 PM

Masculinity is killing men

Have you ever wondered why men have a harder time expressing their feelings? We spoke to Juan Guillermo Figueroa Pereda, doctor in sociology and researcher at Colegio de Mexico, who explained the role of men in society and why movements such as feminism are an essential part of everyday life for...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:00 PM

These foods have all the vitamins you need

Vitamins are vital nutrients that keep the body functioning properly. They’re essential for maintaining a healthy immune system and fight diseases. The problem is that we don’t naturally generate them. The good news: we can get them from food. Here are the vitamins that’ll keep you feeling fighting...

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 3:00 PM

Jet lag could become a thing of the past

Long-distance travel can leave people feeling sluggish and somewhat crotchety. But Stanford University scientists reckon they’ve put an end to this unpleasant problem through body clock “hacking.”Related: What is the best beach in the U.S.?Researchers, who published their findings in the Journal of...

Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:48 PM

Foods you definitely shouldn't microwave

Heating meals in the zapper helps retain more vitamins than almost any other cooking method. But, as nutritionist Marcela Cosentino explains, there are some foods that should never be left to the mercy of the microwave.Related: What you need to know about endometriosisMeat.After six minutes of...

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:56 PM

Rid your fridge of bad food

If you want to shed the pounds, you’ve got wage war on the unhealthy foods in your fridge.Nutritionist Julia Salinas Ducker advises that the best place to start your weight loss campaign is by organizing your refrigerator or pantry.Related: How a junk food vegan fought food addiction and won“The...

Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:08 AM

Tips to stay sun safe

Overexposure to the sun causes an array of health problems, including skin cancer. Ronny Muñoz, Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), has issued preventative measures to stem the rapid rise in cases of sun damage.Related: How your mood affects your workout — and what to do about...

Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:56 AM

Apps to lose weight: do they really work?

If you’re trying to shed some pounds, you’ve probably already tried some calorie counter or diet tracking apps.There are more than 100 of these kind of apps available for users in the app stores, like the famous MyFitnessPal, which has 100 million registered users worldwide, but just a few have...

Monday, February 1, 2016, 10:26 PM

Expert on the Zika virus outbreak: 'Situation will become much worse in the coming weeks'

The World Health Organization has warned that the Zika virus is likely to spread across almost all of the Americas. The infection, which causes symptoms such as headaches, conjunctivitis and mild fewer, has been found in 21 countries in the region.Related: What expectant moms need to know about the...

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:40 PM

Should we be doing the Atkins diet like Kim Kardashian?

Since announcing that she’s on the Atkins diet, Kim Kardashian has had everyone trying to keep up with her weight loss. The 36-year-old reality star shed 30 pounds of baby weight in just one month after giving birth using this method.Related: What is the right time for weight loss surgery?The...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7:30 PM

Why anxiety makes people veer left

Anxiety is driving sufferers around the (left-hand) bend, according to a new British study.Study leader Mario Weick, senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent, found that feeling anxious makes people veer to the left because the right-hand side of the brain is so active.Related: The...

Friday, January 22, 2016, 5:30 PM

How many lives do your clothes cost?

Fast fashion is killing people and the planet at a staggering rate and yet demand from the Western world for the latest looks hasn’t slowed.Even after the Rana Plaza disaster, which killed 1127 people when the Bangladesh garment factory collapsed in April 2013, the industry hasn’t improved working...

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:47 PM

8 TV series premieres you can’t miss in 2016

1."X-Files" Considered one of the great series of the 1990s, “The X-Files” is back after 13 years. This new season will continue with investigations into cases about aliens and paranormal activities, but current issues, such as problems in the government and surveillance videos are also included....

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:30 AM

Your personality according to your month of birth

JANUARY - You get angry easily.- You're brave and bold.- You make friends easily.- You're unpredictable.- Friends are important to you.- You can be hurt easily, but with the same ease manage to recover.- You're very sensual and passionate. - You love to talk and be the center of attention.Related:...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 9:33 PM

The colorful way to eat yourself healthy

The Color Diet might sound like a parent’s cunning plan to get a difficult child to eat their fruit and vegetables but it also helps adults reap the nutritional benefits of healthy foods. This whole rainbow of flavor, which is rich in antioxidants, provides nutrients that regulate sugar levels in...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 9:50 AM

8 Cool tech toys for kids

What’s got the cuddliness of a plush toy and the cleverness of a smartphone? It’s Ubooly! This Furby-looking interactive, iPhone/Android-powered toy can converse with a child, play games and tell bedtime stories. An accompanying app can help parents personalize the device so it can know the son’s...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 8:18 PM