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Eating Chocolate For Breakfast Could Turn You Into A Morning Person — Seriously!

Eating Chocolate For Breakfast Could Turn You Into A Morning Person — Seriously!

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If you're like me, you definitely aren't a morning person. It takes all my willpower sometimes to force myself to get out of my warm, cozy bed and get going. And like many others, I don't like dealing with anything before I've had my coffee. Up to this point, I've accepted the fact that this is just how I am, but now I know that my general disdain for the morning actually has a lot to do with what I eat for breakfast.According to nutritionist Rob Hobson, starting the day in a great mood is easy -- all you have to do is incorporate these 10 foods and drinks (including chocolate!) into your morning meals. 1. Fortified cereals that are high in fiber aren't only a good source of B vitamins -- they also help prevent seasonal affec...
18 Uses For Baby Oil You Didn’t Know About (And That Have Nothing To Do With Babies)

18 Uses For Baby Oil You Didn’t Know About (And That Have Nothing To Do With Babies)

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Every parent knows that baby oil is a necessity in any home with a newborn. It keeps their skin soft and snuggle-able year-round. But what you might not know is that the infant-friendly oil is great for tons of other things. From removing paint from your skin to getting gum out of your hair, the baby product should actually be thought of more as a bathroom -- or even home -- essential. 1. Put a thin layer of the oil on any exposed skin during the winter -- it will prevent frostbite. Flickr / Sarah 2. Avoid harsh chemicals near your eyes by removing makeup with the oil. Flickr / Courtney Rhodes 3. Rub paint-covered hands with some baby oil to remove it in no time. Flic...
This Disabled CrossFit Athlete Is An Absolute BEAST

This Disabled CrossFit Athlete Is An Absolute BEAST

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CrossFit is one of the fastest-growing group exercise practices in the country, and the results people get from it are astounding. It combines speed, agility, and strength into a crazy-intense cardio workout that also aims to build lean muscle. People all over the U.S. are eager to get in on the action.That includes the handicapped. Lindsay Hilton, a disabled CrossFit athlete, shows that just about anyone can join in on the extreme exercise routines... Watch as she totally crushes a workout. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));"One of o...
11 Health Benefits You Could Be Getting From That Glass Of Whiskey

11 Health Benefits You Could Be Getting From That Glass Of Whiskey

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I know we talk a lot about wine around here, but I love to drink whiskey. It's my airport go-to. A honey whiskey on the rocks while I wait during a layover is one of my favorite things in the world. Little did I know that my guilty pleasure is actually healthy! Here are 11 health benefits to drinking whiskey, but remember to drink responsibly. Without moderation, you won't get these benefits. 1. Improved memory. Flickr / Neil Conway Inside whiskey are antioxidants that can help improve brain function. Alcohol also improves blood circulation, which is related to how our brains work. Read More: Can't Stand The Heat? Get Out Of The Kitchen And Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease 2. Stress relief. ...
This Is The Heartbreaking Reason Why Vets Don’t Want You To Buy Flat-Faced Dogs

This Is The Heartbreaking Reason Why Vets Don’t Want You To Buy Flat-Faced Dogs

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I think we can all agree that pups like French bulldogs and pugs are cute. They're lovable, friendly, funny, and quite a few vets out there really don't want us to buy them. That sounds harsh, but the reason why isn't because they want to rob us of companionship. As it turns out, those precious, squishy faces we all know and love are doing pooches more harm than good. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Because of genetic bottlenecking (which we'll get to in a second), purebred gene pools are teeming with defects and mutations that actually cause our four-legged friends pain. And you know where pain leads? Right to the vet's office, which eventually sends dog owners on the fast track to financial strain. For that reason, organizations li...
This Woman Was Anorexic, But Now She Can Lift Four Times Her Previous Body Weight

This Woman Was Anorexic, But Now She Can Lift Four Times Her Previous Body Weight

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Of the 30 million Americans who suffer from an eating disorder, about 20 percent die without treatment. Another 20 percent of them never fully recover even if they do seek help; they spend their lives stuck in a state of self-loathing and loneliness. This is a heartbreaking reality for many, which is exactly why what 24-year-old Sophie Gajnik accomplished is so amazing.When she was in college, the Melbourne, Australia, native went from a cheerful, social person to a recluse who dropped out of her classes because school became too much for her. Back then, she was obsessed with food and her weight. Now she's a thriving bodybuilder who couldn't be happier with her life. Gajnik is the epitome of health and confidence, but she did...
The Dirtiest, Grimiest Places In Your House That You Never Thought To Clean

The Dirtiest, Grimiest Places In Your House That You Never Thought To Clean

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If you are looking to avoid getting sick this winter, you have tons of obstacles ahead -- most of which you don't even know about! Sure, there's the usual flu or common cold germs, but your home is hiding tons of other dirty secrets.In fact, here are some of the most bacteria-ridden places in your house that you wouldn't even think to clean. Check them out and learn where you are most at risk. 1. Bath mats are wet and usually placed in a dark bathroom, which is the environment that bacteria thrives on. Because of this, they're one of the most contaminated items in your house. Flickr / Jake Gagne Use bleach to launder bath mats and kill bacteria in its tracks. 2. Remote controls are notoriously dirty. This is especially true if you and whoeve...
This Strange Insomnia Disease Forces Its Victims To Stay Awake Until They Die

This Strange Insomnia Disease Forces Its Victims To Stay Awake Until They Die

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If you suffer from any level of insomnia, you know how damaging it can be to your health as well as your personal life. So you can just imagine having a disease that NEVER allows you to sleep, keeping you in a constant state of exhaustion...until your body gives up and dies. That's what fatal familial insomnia (FFI) is. The disease is extremely rare (less than one out of 10 million people have it), but those who do suffer from it live in extreme agony. Sadly, so far there is no cure. The cause of FFI is a mutated protein called PrPSc, which has only been found in 40 families worldwide, affecting around 100 people. Wikipedia The first signs of the disease are just basic symptoms of insomnia, along with panic attacks, paranoia, and pho...
12 Of The Most Contaminated Fruits And Veggies — You Probably Eat These Every Day!

12 Of The Most Contaminated Fruits And Veggies — You Probably Eat These Every Day!

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As kids, we had tons of reasons for not eating our fruits and veggies -- they're yucky, they look funny, they smell... Nowadays, though, we know that there's no excuse. Fruits and vegetables are essential ingredients in a healthy diet, providing a plethora of vitamins and antioxidants that keep us living long and happy lives.But as it turns out, there may be one big reason we didn't realize...some of those fruits and vegetables are pretty dangerous to our health. A recent report published by the Environmental Working Group states that these 12 fruits and veggies are incredibly susceptible to harmful pesticides. The chemicals have been linked to hormone problems, cancers, and various other illnesses. So before you eat these foods, definitely give them a good washing.Here are the fruit...
This Is What You Should Eat When You’re Feeling Sick…Or Hungover.

This Is What You Should Eat When You’re Feeling Sick…Or Hungover.

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Whether you overdid it on the booze the night before or going into battle with a cold or flu, it's always a headache (literally) when you wake up feeling like roadkill. No matter what your grandma or best friend tells you about their own sure fire cure-alls, these items have been proven by science to help take the edge of a sore head, stomach and other common ailments. Stock up on these before cold and flu season starts...or your next bender. 1.) Citrus: Though vitamin C has been ruled out as an old wive's tale for a common cold cure, the pulp of citrus does contain flavanoids which help boost immune systems. Flickr 2.) Spicy Food: If you have a stomach ache, steer clear. But if your sinuses are backed up, s...