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9/24/2017

Driving the New 2016 Honda Pilot Elite Is Like Living in the Future


Driving the New 2016 Honda Pilot Elite Is Like Living in the FutureIt feels like it's about to take off and fly at any minute!



PangeaBed Queen Copper Pillow Giveaway


PangeaBed Queen Copper Pillow GiveawayEnter to win this durable, cushioning queen-sized PangeaBed Copper Pillow!



TruSelf Organics $50 Gift Giveaway


TruSelf Organics $50 Gift GiveawayEnter to win a TruSelf Organics $50 gift card to use towards a purchase of the company's vegan skincare products!



15 Signs You're In an Unhappy Marriage


15 Signs You're In an Unhappy MarriageIs your relationship on the fringe?



Should You Get a Mumps Booster?


Should You Get a Mumps Booster?Mumps is on the rise in some parts of the U.S. And that has left some public-health professionals wondering whether the current two-dose vaccine works as well as it needs to—and whether a mumps b...



Should You Get a Mumps Booster?


Should You Get a Mumps Booster?Mumps is on the rise in some parts of the U.S. And that has left some public-health professionals wondering whether the current two-dose vaccine works as well as it needs to—and whether a mumps b...



How to Make a Healthier Falafel Pita with Tahini Sauce


How to Make a Healthier Falafel Pita with Tahini SauceThis healthier take on falafel will have even the meat-eaters swooning, because of the high protein content in chickpeas. Watch the video to find out how to make it.



4 Things Psychologists Do Everyday to Feel Happier


4 Things Psychologists Do Everyday to Feel HappierWhat better way to feel happier than copy mental health experts? We consulted with psychologists to learn the top four things they do everyday to up their joy quotient. Watch the video to follow their lead.



Having a September Birthday Can Set Your Child Up for Success


Having a September Birthday Can Set Your Child Up for SuccessStarting school at a later age gives your kid a leg up.



Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural Disaster


Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural DisasterTwo major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, hit the continental U.S. in recent days, and hurricane season is far from over. Meanwhile, wildfires rage across California, Idaho, Montana, and other Weste...



Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff Just Gave Birth to Her First Child


Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff Just Gave Birth to Her First ChildIt's a girl!



15 Cute and Cozy Slippers You'll Want to Wear All Winter Long


15 Cute and Cozy Slippers You'll Want to Wear All Winter Long



America's Got Talent Contestant Evie Clair Loses Her Dad to Cancer Just Before Finals


America's Got Talent Contestant Evie Clair Loses Her Dad to Cancer Just Before FinalsOur hearts go out to Clair and her family.



How to Make 3 Gingery Desserts


How to Make 3 Gingery DessertsThese treats are a healthy solution when your sweet tooth is calling, and they’ll give your immune system a boost. Watch the video to learn how to make them.



"I Ain't Raising No Princesses" — And You Shouldn't Be, Either


"I Ain't Raising No Princesses" — And You Shouldn't Be, EitherI don't have the right to decide what my daughters' lives should look like.



George Clooney: My Kids Ignore Me Because I Don't Have Boobs


George Clooney: My Kids Ignore Me Because I Don't Have BoobsThere's a reason Ella and Alexander prefer Amal.



How to Get the Glowy Skin You've Always Wanted


How to Get the Glowy Skin You've Always WantedAbsolutely no makeup required.



Best Portable Gas Grills for Tailgating


Best Portable Gas Grills for TailgatingA good portable grill is just the ticket if you’re into tailgating, assuming you’re happy sticking to the basics, like hamburgers and hot dogs. That’s because most portable models have only one b...



Best Portable Gas Grills for Tailgating


Best Portable Gas Grills for TailgatingA good portable grill is just the ticket if you’re into tailgating, assuming you’re happy sticking to the basics, like hamburgers and hot dogs. That’s because most portable models have only one b...



5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPen


5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPenThe Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter this week to a Pfizer-owned facility that manufactures EpiPens for the drugmaker Mylan, citing "significant violations of current good manuf...



5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPen


5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPenThe Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter this week to a Pfizer-owned facility that manufactures EpiPens for the drugmaker Mylan, citing "significant violations of current good manuf...



4 Things You Must Know About Hearing Aids


4 Things You Must Know About Hearing AidsA bout 38 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 have age-related hearing loss—and this climbs to 54 percent in the years after that. Although there’s generally no way to restore your he...



4 Things You Must Know About Hearing Aids


4 Things You Must Know About Hearing AidsA bout 38 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 have age-related hearing loss—and this climbs to 54 percent in the years after that. Although there’s generally no way to restore your he...



Stop Shaming Lara Trump's Baby Bump — It's None of Your Business


Stop Shaming Lara Trump's Baby Bump — It's None of Your BusinessShe's still hitting the gym at eight months pregnant, and haters have it out for her. I can relate.



Michelle Pfeiffer Opens Up About Why She 'Disappeared' from Hollywood


Michelle Pfeiffer Opens Up About Why She 'Disappeared' from HollywoodAnd why she's making a comeback at age 59.



Gap Is Closing 200 Stores to Focus on Old Navy


Gap Is Closing 200 Stores to Focus on Old NavyThe closures will affect Banana Republic, too.



Halloween 2017 Templates


Halloween 2017 Templates



Seriously Awesome Dad Has a Genius Solution for Getting His Son to Brush His Teeth


Seriously Awesome Dad Has a Genius Solution for Getting His Son to Brush His TeethHis brilliant note from the "tooth fairy" is going viral.



15 Insanely Sexy Lingerie Brands For Women With Curves


15 Insanely Sexy Lingerie Brands For Women With CurvesYour size: sexy. 



What to Feed Your Family When the Power Is Out


What to Feed Your Family When the Power Is OutThere's always a run on grocery stores in advance of a hurricane or blizzard—and with good reason. If you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a...



What to Feed Your Family When the Power Is Out


What to Feed Your Family When the Power Is OutThere's always a run on grocery stores in advance of a hurricane or blizzard—and with good reason. If you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a...



3 Walking Workouts That Burn Serious Calories


3 Walking Workouts That Burn Serious Calories



Delta Is Now Accepting Applications for Its Highly Coveted Flight Attendant Jobs


Delta Is Now Accepting Applications for Its Highly Coveted Flight Attendant JobsApply now before 100,000 other people do.



New Survey: Many Older Adults Can't Afford Dental Care


New Survey: Many Older Adults Can't Afford Dental CareFifty-one percent of adults age 50 to 64 don’t know how they’ll get dental insurance once they reach age 65, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Michigan. The survey asked a ...



New Survey: Many Older Adults Can't Afford Dental Care


New Survey: Many Older Adults Can't Afford Dental CareFifty-one percent of adults age 50 to 64 don’t know how they’ll get dental insurance once they reach age 65, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Michigan. The survey asked a ...



Don't You Dare Call Yourself a Single Mother, Kristin Cavallari


Don't You Dare Call Yourself a Single Mother, Kristin CavallariFive months flying solo does not a single mother make.



44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts


44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts



Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'


Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend of Schultz’s to gain some perspective on what happened and why.



These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017


These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017



22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash


22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash



25+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas


25+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas



2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements


2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements



How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey Tacos


How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey TacosThese tacos get a healthy makeover by using turkey as the main lean protein. It all comes together with some beans, avocado, and a little cheese. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy weeknight dinner.



34 Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween


34 Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween



4 Common Kid Health Concerns


4 Common Kid Health ConcernsRunny noses. Sore throats. Stomachaches. All are ubiquitous in households with children, and in fact, more than three out of four U.S. kids miss at least one day of school a year because they’re ...



4 Common Kid Health Concerns


4 Common Kid Health ConcernsRunny noses. Sore throats. Stomachaches. All are ubiquitous in households with children, and in fact, more than three out of four U.S. kids miss at least one day of school a year because they’re ...



When to Consider Hospice Care


When to Consider Hospice CareMany patients near the end of their lives wait too long to enter hospice care, reports a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. People who put off hospice care—in ...



A Thirtysomething Newlywed Was Diagnosed With a Rare Form of Dementia


A Thirtysomething Newlywed Was Diagnosed With a Rare Form of Dementia"There is nothing behind her eyes. It's this glazed look."



5 Healthy Foods You Can Overdo


5 Healthy Foods You Can OverdoGet more fiber. Eat fish for omega-3s. While following diet advice like this can improve your health, some folks get carried away. "The belief that if some is good, more must be better is pretty ...



Stop Telling My Son He Can't Wear Pearls and Pink Dresses


Stop Telling My Son He Can't Wear Pearls and Pink DressesOscar isn't defined by the shirt on his back or the baby doll tucked under his arm at night.



The most common pre-existing medical conditions


By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could therefore have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes.

Why is health care in the US so expensive?


As Congress debates a new health care bill, Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks: Why is health care in the United States so expensive in the first place?

Why today's teens are taking longer to grow up


Teens aren't what they used to be.

This is what happens when gender roles are forced on kids


A new study suggests that across countries and income levels boys and girls enter their teens ingrained with damaging gender stereotypes that could have lasting impacts.

When you and your partner have mismatched libidos


When one partner has more interest in sex than the other, it's easy for the person with the higher sex drive to feel rejected, bruised, and undesirable and for the partner who avoids sex to feel pressure, anxiety, and guilt.

The reason Frida, the trapped little girl, gripped our imagination



CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days


In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy.

Attorney: Tests show Aaron Hernandez had CTE


Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jose Baez said Thursday.

Las Vegas performer defies gravity on one leg



Gene editing of human embryos in UK reveals new fertility clue


The DNA of human embryos has been altered and studied for the first time in the UK, offering new insight into the early stages of human development.

Gatorade punished for dissing water in video game


The Gatorade Company will no longer be able to make disparaging comments about water, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death


Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it?

Eleventh death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without A/C


Eleven people have died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department.

Disaster survivors rescued from rubble -- in Mexico and beyond


Somewhere beneath the rubble of a collapsed elementary school in Mexico City, rescuers believe a 12-year-old girl is alive.

Ivanka Trump reveals struggle with postpartum depression


Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, revealed that she had postpartum depression after the births of her children in an interview for "The Dr. Oz Show." The program, filmed Monday, will air Thursday.

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says


Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process.

The psychological aftermath of hurricanes


The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas and Florida continue to feel the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in unseen though dramatic ways.

Dental checkups urged for babies -- but many dentists are wary


Allen Barron scrunches up his tiny face and wails as his mother gently tips him backward onto the lap of Jean Calvo, a pediatric dental resident at the University of California-San Francisco.

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months


Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according to a new analysis published in the medical journal JAMA.

The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away


It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade.

If I Were a Parent: Teaching kids to be good sports


"That teams stinks."

When caring for a sick pet becomes burdensome


Caring for a chronically or terminally ill pet could be putting your own mental health at risk, a new paper suggests. Here are strategies that might help alleviate pet caregiver burden.

41 state attorneys general subpoena opioid manufacturers and distributors


A coalition of 41 states' attorneys general have served five major opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors with subpoenas seeking information about how these companies marketed and distributed prescription opioids.

Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says


Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.

Students swim with sharks, explore space through VR


Imagine instead of viewing a shark-infested shipwreck or a space station in photos, technology meant you actually swam and floated right through them.

Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn


Just about everyone who's played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning "You'll shoot your eye out!"

Your kids want a tattoo or piercing? Here's what doctors recommend



Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis


Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient.

Mother of disabled child: Cassidy 'should know better'


Jessica Michot's voice breaks, and her eyes fill with tears.

Mother: Sen. Cassidy should know better


Mothers of children with disabilities say the latest GOP health care bill would ruin their children's care. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise


Fourteen unions write to the chancellor following the lifting of the pay cap for police and prison officers.

Beware of social media during terror events, NHS guidelines warn


Recounting events can make people "relive the worst parts", and may open themselves up to trolling.

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds


The technology could help surgeons ensure they remove all of a tumour.

'My baby is allergic to milk'


Tammy worries that her baby's allergy to milk protein damaged their bond.

Cedric Anselin: Ex Norwich City player on his fight against depression


Ex-Norwich City player Cedric Anselin said he considered taking his life.

Dear Cancer: What would you say?


Three people who have experienced cancer on what they would write to the disease.

Mum's regret after taking epilepsy drug


Three of Julie Marjot's children have been affected by sodium valproate.

Brain surgery revolution


A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.

Do you know blood cancer symptoms?


Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer.

BBC reporter Satnam Rana films her breast cancer diary


The 40-year-old says she hopes to persuade more women to check themselves after she found a lump.

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'


Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later.

Girl's donated organs help a record eight people


The parents of Jemima Layzell, 13, said they were very proud of her legacy.

Tenth of men aged 50 'have heart age 10 years older'


Public Health England predicts 7,400 people will die from heart disease or stroke this month alone.

Hell in a bottle: I survived an acid attack


Acid attacks are on the rise. BBC Stories meets four survivors who have suffered as a result of this growing trend.

Living with pain


Alison Morton was 25 when she was diagnosed with an illness that leaves her with constant pain and profound fatigue.

Red alert


Many women don't go for cervical screening, so scientists found another way to test for abnormal cells.

Diabetes designs


Designer Poppy Nash weaves her blood sugar results into the fabric she designs to help manage her diabetes

Learning the lingo


For doctors who fled to the UK, training to work in the NHS means having to learn the local dialect.

Suicidal 'look'?


A mum has shared striking photos to raise awareness that people with mental illness do not look a specific way

Race to stop disease


A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides.

Walking again


A family holiday to Paris ends in a nun believing she has performed a miracle on a surly teenager.

Asperger's syndrome


When an old colleague returns to work. Maura's Asperger's syndrome means she doesn't hold back her thoughts about her friend's new hair style.

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia


The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains


It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows


Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but some women haven't received the latest safety warnings.

Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says


But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos


Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale


Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.

Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'


Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn


Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision.

Eye worm infection 'could spread to UK'


Pet owners are being warned about a disease carried by flies that can infect dogs, cats and people.

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer


Researchers discover that there are seven types of most common malignant child brain cancer.

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?


It doesn't mean you have a split personality or that you always become violent, a charity campaign says.

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor


The US singer says she had a kidney transplant this summer, which was linked to her lupus.

Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab


US scientists say their technology could have a "significant impact" around the world.

Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'


A lack of emotional closeness affects both men and women's desire for sex, a study suggests.

Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt over Connor Sparrowhawk's death


Southern Health admits breaching health and safety law over the death of patient Connor Sparrowhawk.

More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment


Using antibiotics to protect against infection will save more babies' lives, say experts.

'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms


Mothers-to-be are still advised to avoid all alcohol "just in case", because it may not be completely safe.

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