Making Sense of Kate Spade’s Tragic Death

It just doesn’t make sense. Highly successful, married, a mother to a beautiful 13-year-old girl, found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in New York City’s Upper East Side, where she reportedly hanged herself with a scarf. A note was found at the scene, but details of this note have not been shared.

Men Need Progesterone Too

If you are a woman trying to get pregnant and are reading online about fertility, you have likely come across several articles about progesterone.

If You See Me, Ask Me If I Am Happy Before You Ask Me What I Do For A Living

Have you noticed that among the first two or three questions someone asks when they meet you is what you do?

Reverse Aging By Doing This To Prevent Stiff Arteries

As you age, stiffening of the joints is not the only thing you have to worry about. You also have to be concerned about stiffening of the arteries.

Quit Smoking Through Nutrition and Exercise

In shocking news, a disturbing video recently surfaced of a father teaching his baby girl how to smoke cigarettes. He actually held a cigarette up to her mouth and tried to get her to inhale. And this may be a rare incident, but today is World No Tobacco Day. And what better time to really explore the nutritional toll smoking tobacco takes on our bodies and be proactive about quitting smoking?

How to Run Away from Addiction (Literally)

Probably one of the biggest misconceptions about addiction is that it is not really a disease. Some prefer to refer to it as just a loss of self control.

The Benefits of Basil Are Mind Blowing

If you like Thai cuisine, you have probably tried basil chicken. Basil is an aromatic herb that adds great flavor to practically anything -- scrambled eggs, salads, sandwiches, pastas, cocktails, iced teas - the list goes on. Basil even serves as a natural bug repellent in gardens.

Celebrate Older American´s Month by Taking Steps to Stay Mentally Sharp

May is Older American’s Month. Since this year’s focus is on activities that will enhance seniors’ physical, mental and emotional well-being, there is no better time to talk about what psychologists like to call “executive functioning,” what it is and why it’s important to protect it.

Poor Nutrition Might be Killing Our Kids, Not Ritalin!

The nation suffered yet again another tragic school shooting! And, as with previous shootings, amid the expressions of sympathy and solidarity, the pundits took to the media to share their opinions on the cause of an epidemic that continues unabated. One of the most recent was given by Oliver North, the new head of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Of course, it’s human nature to look for ways to make sense of out of something as tragic as school shootings by looking for a simple explanation that leads to an equally simple solution.

Is It Time To Embrace That Belly Fat?

Losing fat - and even some muscle – in the thighs, hips and buttocks is associated with beneficial changes in heart disease risk markers. In other words, it means that any weight loss – whether from your backside, belly or legs – may reduce your cardiovascular risk factors. And for lowering your cholesterol, losing fat in your legs may just be as important as losing it around your belly.

Let’s Get to the Root of Why Jicama is So Good

Many people love savory, salty foods like French fries. But we all know this is not the healthiest way to eat potatoes. One great alternative to standard fries is making oven-baked sweet potato fries at home. But if you want to get more adventurous in the kitchen, perhaps you should consider making jicama fries.

The Autoimmune Disease That Venus Williams Has Been Battling Since 2011

You wouldn’t know by her superstar powers on the tennis court that Venus Williams has an autoimmune disease and has been battling it for years. This disease, which Williams was diagnosed with in 2011, is called Sjögren’s syndrome, and it almost ended her tennis career.

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