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50 Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You
50 Secrets Your Surgeon Won’t Tell You

Surgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair… >>

Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting
Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting

Straight from the files of “what’s wrong with our health care system” comes this gem: An… >>

Uniting a City, One Chalk Square at a Time
Uniting a City, One Chalk Square at a Time

Scientific research tells us that channeling our inner 5-year-old can improve health and boost… >>

Are TV Reruns the Perfect Energy Booster?
Are TV Reruns the Perfect Energy Booster?

Indulging in an episode or two (okay, a marathon) of Wife Swap before I go to sleep might not sound… >>

Drink Too Much Last Night? Blame the Glass
Drink Too Much Last Night? Blame the Glass

Over-imbibers take note: It turns out your beer glass may be responsible for how fast you down your… >>

5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill
5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill

As RD's health editor, I'm always on the lookout for clever home cures for everyday aches and… >>

Amazing Tricks for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Amazing Tricks for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Beauty is only skin-deep, but the importance of healthy skin goes a lot deeper. Here are easy ways… >>

Power Food Pairings for Incredible Health
Power Food Pairings for Incredible Health

New research shows that by combining these nutritional superheroes together, you'll pack an even… >>

Dare to Try a ‘Mirror Fast’?
Dare to Try a ‘Mirror Fast’?

Could you go a month—or even a year—without looking at yourself in the mirror? It’s a new… >>

13+ Things You Never Knew About Your Brain
13+ Things You Never Knew About Your Brain

I'm the engine that keeps you running all day long, and I'm here to share the mysteries of how I… >>

One Thing Anyone Can Do to Get Instantly Happier
One Thing Anyone Can Do to Get Instantly Happier

There are quirky New York City moments—for example, commuting on a crowded subway next to a… >>

Will a Trip to the Beach Boost (or Bust) Your Health?
Will a Trip to the Beach Boost (or Bust) Your Health?

As if you needed justification to head to the shore some time this summer, a new British study… >>

The 5 Best Ways to Deal With Anger
The 5 Best Ways to Deal With Anger

Did you know angry people are three times more likely than calmer ones to have a heart attack?… >>

5 Surprising Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies
5 Surprising Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies

Taking an antihistamine isn't the only way to battle seasonal allergies: Here's what else you… >>

New Research: Which Herbs and Spices Improve Your Health
New Research: Which Herbs and Spices Improve Your Health

Some spices are much more than just flavor enhancers; they may help you live a healthier life as… >>

How Gen Y Stays #Healthy
How Gen Y Stays #Healthy

Being a functional adult is, more than anything else, time-consuming. You have to hold down a… >>

Vice Advice: The Dangers of Never Taking Vacation
Vice Advice: The Dangers of Never Taking Vacation

Think you deserve a pat on the back for your workaholic ways? Ample research suggests that… >>

Check Your Brain: What's Normal, What's Not?
Check Your Brain: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

Here's how to tell if your healthy brain's forgetfulness is fine ... or kind of funny. >>

Fast Fitness Quiz: What Works Best to Get You Moving?
Fast Fitness Quiz: What Works Best to Get You Moving?

Convincing you to walk more, even if you are already a regular walker, takes more than just… >>

One Simple Change: Stop Saying ‘I’m So Busy’
One Simple Change: Stop Saying ‘I’m So Busy’

Just as I was stressing about how I was too busy to write this blog post during a short holiday… >>