The 15 Best Body-Weight Exercises

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Gym memberships come with ongoing expense, and you’ll have to pay a hefty price up front for home gym equipment, including weight sets, benches, and more. The good news is, neither is required for sculpting your physique. You might be surprised by what you can accomplish with exercises that use your own body weight. Here

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10 Things You Need To Throw Away Immediately For Better Health

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We consume a lot of products that damage us, significantly impacting on our health and longevity. Still, we continue buying them, in spite of knowing beyond a doubt just how harmful they are. In some cases, however, we may assume that something is safe just because it is popular—this leads to us regularly putting ourselves

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10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

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Cervical cancer is often dubbed ‘the silent killer.’ The American Cancer Society predicts that cervical cancer will strike almost 13,000 women in 2016, killing around a third of those women. It mainly affects those aged 20-50, although women of all ages can get it. Recognizing cervical cancer can also be difficult, because many symptoms don’t

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8 Common Myths About Skincare

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While you may think you have a pretty good idea of how to take care of your skin, most of us believe at least some falsehoods that can take a real toll on the complexion. Here are eight of the most common skincare myths, along with advice that dermatologists wish you would follow. 1. Coconut

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10 Signs of a Heart Attack

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A heart attack is one of the most frightening events you can imagine, and it can happen to anyone. It is the top killer in the United States, and (according to the American Heart Association) an American individual has a heart attack every 43 seconds. Most are preceded by a gradual process that involves a

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Does My Child Have Pediatric Bipolar Disorder?

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Mood swings, temper tantrums, impulsive behavior—these are normal signs of childhood, right? Well, it’s true that most kids display these traits from time to time, but if they’re extreme or persistent then your child may be suffering from pediatric bipolar disorder. When we think about bipolar disorder, we generally think of older teenagers and adults,

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7 Things You Do Alone that Are More Normal Than You Think

7 Things You Do Alone that Are Normal

If you’ve ever wondered if it’s normal that you engage in certain behaviors whenever you’re by yourself, you’re not alone. But rest assured, unless you’re engaging in something truly bizarre or highly inappropriate, your actions when you’re alone are likely more normal than you think. Looking into these seven common behaviors will make you realize

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7 Personal Hygiene Habits You Should Break Immediately

7 Personal Hygiene Habits You Should Break Immediately

As you go about your day, you’re likely engaging in some personal hygiene habits that could disrupt your health. Whether you’re in a rush or are simply used to repeating certain habits without reflection, it’s important to consider making some changes. Here are seven habits of the most common habits that you should consider dropping

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10 Reasons to Adopt a Dog

10 Reasons to Adopt a Dog

Dogs can bring more to your life than you ever thought possible. If you’ve been mulling over the idea of joining the ranks and becoming a dog owner, consider visiting your local animal shelter instead of going to your nearest breeder or pet store. Every year, shelters across the country take in nearly four million

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Learning to Live With Someone Else

Learning to Live With Someone Else

Given that each human being is unique, living with another person will require some sacrifices and considerations from both parties—whether you move in with a sibling, roommate, or significant other. Your childhood environments and personal values will influence how you each manage your own lives and space, so it can be challenging to bring two

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7 Reasons Why You’re Always Clearing Your Throat

Reasons Clearing Your Throat

Do you find that you’re clearing your throat almost constantly? If so, you’re probably frustrated, and causing those around you to feel the same way. After all, clearing your throat can be disruptive to conversations, get in the way of your ability to fall asleep, or lead to embarrassment in places that typically require some

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6 Amazing Uses for Castor Oil

6 Amazing Uses for Castor Oil

Castor oil comes from a process of pressing the castor oil plant, which contains small seeds. It’s also considered a vegetable oil. While it’s great for cooking, castor oil also has a host of other, less predictable powers. If you’ve got castor oil lying around the pantry from a past recipe, check out these eight

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Inside and Out: 8 Tips for Keeping Your Ears in Good Shape

8 Tips for Keeping Your Ears in Good Shape

Have you ever looked closely at a baby’s ears? The miraculous folds and crevices are perfectly designed to let us hear clearly—and if you could peek inside at the incredible interior, you would be even more amazed. Day after day, we expect our ears to go on working with very little attention, but we soon

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6 Anti-Aging Oils for Your Skin

6 Anti-Aging Oils for Your Skin

As you age, your skin produces less collagen and fewer vitamins. This causes it to lose elasticity and develop wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, and age spots. The process occurs early for some people, and it can be exacerbated by environmental factors such as dryness, pollution, poor diet, smoking, and excessive sun exposure. There’s an entire

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10 Incredible Uses for Coffee

10 Incredible Uses for Coffee

Everybody loves coffee when it comes to their morning ritual. However, nature’s most popular bean is good for more than just giving you a morning jolt. Check out these 10 creative ways that you can put coffee to use. 1. Hair coloring If you’re combating sneaky grays that just keep inviting more to the party,

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To Detox or Not to Detox?

To Detox or Not to Detox

If you actively follow health enthusiasts on social media, you’ve likely heard of the word “detox.” Detoxification has become a major topic in mainstream health, and popular methods that social media influencers endorse include special teas, juice cleanses, and detoxification plans. The idea of a cleansed body and the ability to start afresh sounds appealing,

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Menopausal Weight Gain: Is it Inevitable?

Menopausal Weight Gain Is it Inevitable

When my waistline began to bulge a bit a very years ago, I simply I ate a bit more carefully for a few weeks and the bulge disappeared. However, I’ve recently realized that it’s much harder than it used to be to shift that “spare tyre”—just cutting back a bit doesn’t work so well any

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Cold Medicines: Liquids vs. Pills

Cold Medicines Liquids vs. Pills

When you have a cold, nothing sounds better than immediate relief. Thankfully, there are dozens of cold medicines on drug store shelves—but which form is best? Research has shown that the different forms offer similar (if not exactly identical amounts) of the same medicine per dosage. This means that the greatest difference when you compare

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6 Health Dangers to Watch for During Menopause

6 Health Dangers to Watch for During Menopause

When you think of menopause, you probably associate it with hot flashes and mood swing—symptoms that are uncomfortable and irritating, but not life threatening. But did you know there are also a number of serious health conditions associated with menopause? These health dangers are less well-known, but just as common as hormonal symptoms, and can

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Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

10 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency aches and pains

Vitamin D is vital for our health—it ensures our bodies can absorb calcium, which in turn is needed for strong bones. Consequently, a lack of vitamin D can cause soft, misshapen or easily fractured bones. There is also increasing evidence that vitamin D deficiency may be connected to a whole host of chronic and dangerous

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