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Fasting Isn’t Better for You Than Regular Dieting

Losing weight is hard, which is why weight loss experts have long searched for different approaches to make it easier for people. One strategy gaining steam is intermittent fasting, where people fast or lower their calories substantially for a short period of time. (This diet plan also has potential lifespan-extending benefits.) But new research published…

The Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer Is Stronger

The latest research extends the risk to black women as well as white women

How to Wake Up To Your Creativity

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. Sleep is, as ancient maps once labeled uncharted territories, where the dragons be. To go to sleep is to enter a world entirely like our own and entirely unlike it, too. You can board a plane that’s…

5 Ways Sleep Can Help You Get Slim

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. When you want to slim down, the plan probably looks a bit like this: Step one, toss out the junk food; step two, pull out the running shoes; and step three, renew that gym membership (and actually…

How Dream Therapy Can Change Your Life

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. The first time I dialed up my dream therapist, I didn’t realize how personal it would get. It’s just dreaming, I told myself. What could I learn that a dream dictionary couldn’t decode? Underestimating my own dreams…

How to Improve Your Sleep Routine in 3 Weeks

People who don’t keep a consistent bedtime routine are the ones who tend to have the most difficulty with sleep, says Dr. Neomi Shah, associate professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Sound familiar? Use this pre-bed plan to hit reset and start getting five-star snoozes. Week 1: Lay…

The 9 New Sleep Rules

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. Anyone who has nodded off on the subway, faked alertness in a meeting at work or skipped a workout because of drowsiness understands the consequences of insufficient sleep. Aside from being unpleasant, however, it can result in…

5 Things Sleep Experts Do for Better Sleep

No matter what doctors say about needing sleep to stay healthy and live longer, everyone knows it’s not that easy. The office is only a click away, the kids require attention and all of those “friends” on social media are constantly beckoning. So what do the experts do to shut down and get some shut…

6 Science-Backed Sleep Remedies

Sleeping pills are big business: About 1 in 25 adults has taken a prescription sleep medicine in the last month, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. And according to Consumer Reports, Americans spent $41 billion on sleep aids and remedies in 2015—a number that’s expected to reach $52 billion by 2020. But…

5 Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

If your goal is sounder sleep, it’s a good idea to try tiring yourself out during the day. Any exercise can do this, of course. But yoga may be the best type for the job. Not only does yoga offer (often intense) physical activity, but it imparts an extra mind-body benefit. “Yoga helps elicit what…

This Quick Meditation Helps You Let Go of Stress and Sleep

Meditation has been shown to be an effective way to wind down and get to sleep—something that’s especially useful after a harried day of work. Mindfulness techniques have been shown to improve sleep quality, fatigue and insomnia in people who have trouble sleeping—possibly by helping them relax more and let go of stress. A body-scan…

Why Eating More Protein Isn’t Always Better

Protein is an important part of a healthy diet, but where it comes from matters. A new study suggests that a diet high in animal protein may increase the risk of fatty liver disease, especially for people who are elderly and overweight. The new study, which has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal,…

Here’s Why It Feels Like You Always Have Room for Dessert

How many times have you eaten a well-balanced meal, declared yourself full, and then skimmed the dessert menu? Or considered digging into the pint of mint chocolate chip in your freezer? Turns out there’s a scientific reason for this phenomenon. It’s called sensory-specific satiety. Translation: When you eat one type of food, you develop a…

Why Tai Chi Is As Good For You As CrossFit

You’ve probably seen groups of people practicing tai chi in a park, so you have some idea what it’s all about. Slow, mindful movements. No weights. Low intensity. The practice combines aspects of ancient Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, and it’s the antithesis of most modern exercise programs that emphasize fast, vigorous activity. Indeed,…

The Ridiculously Easy Way to Boost Your Metabolism

If you keep your home at a comfortable 70 degrees year-round, you might want to switch it up a bit: Fluctuating indoor temperatures are good for your metabolism, suggests a new scientific report, and may even be an important way to fight obesity and diabetes. The authors don’t suggest dramatic changes in comfort level, but…

Coca-Cola Is Adding Fiber to Coke. Does That Make It Healthy?

When I heard about Plus, a zero-calorie Coke with added fiber, I thought it was an April Fool’s joke I somehow missed. Especially when the company claimed this ridiculous product is meant for a “health-conscious consumer.” No sugarcoating here: Adding fiber to soda of any kind, regular or diet, doesn’t make it healthy. According to…

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