Fittest Loser contestants take new health habits into the future
Confidence, hope, energy … these are all things the Fittest Loser contestants found by the end of the competition, in addition to losing weight and builidng muscle.
Soak up some sun at a local beachThe Polar Vortex made this winter particularly miserable. And now that summer is finally in sight, why not plan on making the most of the warm weather at one of these local beaches, which offer activities for the whole family.
Smelling junk food long enough may quash a cravingQ: I read about a study that said smelling junk food you want to quit eating -- hello, pizza and donuts! -- will stop your craving. Is that really true? I want to eat healthier, but some foods are so hard to resist.
Tips for talking to your kids about collegeParents and caregivers have the opportunity to step in and help their children cope during one of the most stressful times of the year when they accept or decline college offers. Here's some tips for talking about college with your kids
Google makes new push to bolster travel-related searchesGoogle wants to be a go-to destination in the online travel world like Expedia, Priceline and TripAdvisor.
Book review: How to protect women from domestic violence -- before it's too lateRachel Louise Snyder got so deeply immersed in researching domestic abuse that she had a breakdown and sobbed uncontrollably for 10 days. Diagnosed with vicarious trauma, she took a year off from the project. But she had to come back to it. The result is her compulsively readable new book, "No Visible Bruises."
Establishing habits and routine may help with griefPersonal habits can be soothing in coping with grief, especially long-term grief. "Good" habits of course!
How to protect your health in polluted placesYou're double-checking to make sure you have everything before you leave on a trip: phone . . . wallet . . . respirator mask? Even if you don't have asthma or another pulmonary condition, it's something to consider if you're going to an area with high levels of air pollution.
Medical mystery: First he was hoarse; Then he couldn't chewA string of seemingly unrelated problems dogged Larry Weller, a retired agronomist from Bloomington, Illinois, for more than a year. The journey to finding a correct diagnosis was long and frustrating.
Robot aims to keep the peace between drivers, police officersFor years, Reuben Brewer had been reading tragic news reports about police officers and motorists being killed and injured during traffic stops gone awry. After 16 months of research and development, Brewer -- a senior robotics researcher at the nonprofit SRI International in Menlo Park, California -- has unveiled his solution: a robot that allows police officers to conduct traffic stops without leaving the safety of their vehicle.
Redecorating on a budget, bit by bitSometimes you look around your apartment and groan. Most people don't have the luxury of making over a space all at once, much less hiring an interior designer to do so. When money is tight, you might have to upgrade your place bit by bit.