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Global Poverty Drops Sharply, With China Making Big Strides, U.N. Report Says

2 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The conclusion came in a final report on the successes and failures of the Millennium Development Goals, a set of targets established 15 years ago to improve the lives of the poor.

The best modern meditation spots in New York City

2 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

Whether you keep meaning to try it or are a solo meditator looking for a crowd, finding calm in the city that never sits still is now easier than ever.

The 13 Types of People You Meet in Yoga Class

For me, yoga is the perfect exercise: a respite and refuge from stressful days with the added bonus of physical fitness. And it's better as a group activity - the energy of a room full of like-minded people can add positivity and a sense of community to your practice. Show More Summary

Comic-Con must-see panels include 'Supergirl,' 'Hunger Games' and more

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

We've entered the final countdown until Comic-Con opens its doors for Wednesday's preview night and our detailed scan at the programming schedule reveals highlights such as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Supergirl," "Doctor Who," "Agent Carter" and more.

For first time with Angels, Albert Pujols in All-Star game

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Angels will send their dynamic duo to the All-Star game. Albert Pujols was selected by his peers to the American League team on Monday, one day after fans elected Mike Trout to the starting lineup.

Jerry Weintraub dies: For longtime producer, a zeal buttressed by swagger

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

In a town that was once filled with colorful characters, Jerry Weintraub was downright iridescent.

Greeks philosophical about uncertain future after rejecting bailout deal

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the end, Greek voters preferred ambiguity about their future to the certainty of more economic hardships.

Embracing the Darkness and Difficulties in Your Relationship

I have spent two decades in and out of relationships. And I have spent countless hours listening, counseling and helping friends navigate through their own relationship issues. God knows they are hard. It's so easy in the beginning when you are in the honeymoon period where the person can seem to do no wrong. Show More Summary

3 tips from a top trainer for committing to a fitness routine you’ll love

3 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

Star trainer Natalie Uhling has taught dance cardio, Megaformer, and HIIT—and her most motivated students across the board all share these fitness habits.

What we’re reading now: Women’s World Cup victory photos, Americans eat less meat, and more

3 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

We share the buzzy food, fitness, beauty, and wellness news from our friends around the web that you shouldn’t miss this week.

Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing + Weekly Menu

You guysssssssss, I’m thiiiiiirrrty. I feel 30 80 when I walk down the stairs in the morning, however. Snap. Crackle. Pop. It just isn’t right. By the time I get on the floor to give the dog her morning snuggle and get down a few gulps of coffee, my joints seem greased and ready for... Read More »

Dame Anne Begg: 'What do I do now?'

Former Aberdeen South MP on how being disabled was an advantage to her.

Motivational Monday #114

Happy Motivational Monday! I hope everyone had a great Independence Day weekend. I had a really fun day with Jerry and the kids yesterday, which I'll write about tomorrow. I had another good week on Weight Watchers (today marks 47 days binge-free!). Show More Summary

More on Beta-2 Microglobulin Blood Levels and Aging, Resulting From Parabiosis Research

3 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Over the past couple of years, researchers have been involved in cataloging differences in signaling molecules in the blood when comparing old and young mice. This is an outgrowth of heterochronic parabiosis studies, in which an old and a young individual have their circulatory systems joined and the results observed. Show More Summary

1 in 4 Patients at Risk of Opioid Painkiller Addiction

Opioid painkiller addiction and accidental overdoses are serious problems across the United States, affecting people of all races, ages, and income levels. To try to identify who is most at risk, Mayo Clinic researchers studied how many patients prescribed an opioid painkiller for the first time progressed to long-term prescriptions. The answer: 1 in 4. People […]


This picture is from my day 2 of this backpacking adventure! In March the weather went from misty foggy spring to an icey slushy wintery mix and I was fucked. Like completely fucked. My sleeping bag was soaked, my feather down jacket was soaked, I was convulsing shivering in FreeChild’s sleeping bag when Nurse...

Learning from Colorado's Contraception Success

There is a lot to celebrate about the stunning reduction in teen pregnancy and abortion rates as a result of Colorado's initiative to reduce unintended pregnancy described in the New York Times. Among other things, the initiative ensured that women in Colorado got access to the most effective forms of contraception, the new IUDs and implants. Show More Summary

Life Lessons From Being a TEDx Speaker

You may have had being a TED speaker on your "bucket list." It's been on mine for the past few years. So you can imagine my delight and excitement when I was asked to speak at TEDxFargo on July 23, 2015. While you may not be scheduled...Show More Summary

What My Pointer Dog Taught Me About Life and Happiness

Photo by Paulo Silva I have the tiniest German Shorthaired Pointer anyone knows of. Her name is Embry, and she is about thirty pounds (where the breed standard is about forty-five to sixty pounds for females) of pure love and snuggles. Show More Summary

Global Health: Study Shows Diseases Like Plague Can Perilously Evolve

4 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The bacterium responsible for the Black Death probably caused small outbreaks of lung disease for thousands of years before it evolved.

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