In their new iGoPINK campaign, the Breast Cancer Charities of America has completely missed the mark, exploited women and offended some breast cancer survivors in the process.
It’s the not-so-mastermind creation of the BCCA and Real Housewives star Gretchen Christine who teamed up to create yet another “pink” promotion to raise awareness about breast cancer (and, of course, sell some product in the process). More
What’s better on a cold winter day than a cup of hot soup, right? Namely, clam chowder (or as the true Bostonian says, chowda). It’s warm, filling, satisfying and an all-around perfect comfort food. But, it can also be pretty unhealthy if we’re not careful (think: butter, heavy cream and bacon). So this week on Health Hack, we’re going to make over your clam chowder and give you a few tips to make it healthier (without losing its famous taste or texture). Take a look: More
Yesterday was a day of celebration for Paul Mason, the British man who used to be called “The world’s fattest man.” After years of struggling with his weight, Mason has now dropped nearly 650 pounds. It’s an amazing success story, but one that has cost taxpayers $1.6 million, according to Fox News. And now he’s suing for more money. More
Just because marijuana is becoming legal in more states doesn’t mean parents should take it upon themselves to teach their kids how to get high. But that’s not what rap star, Snoop Dogg things. In fact, he said he’d love to show them how to do so.
The Editor-in-Chief at Men’s Health, David Zinczenko, has written new weight loss book called The 8-Hour Diet: Watch the Pounds Disappear Without Watching What You Eat! In it, he states that losing weight is easy–all you have to do is limit your eating window to eight hours a day. Oh, and during that time, eat as much as you want. More
As millions of people across the U.S. vow to lose weight once and for all this year, some may be resorting to such tactics as taping up photos of skinny models to their refrigerators and mirrors as a motivator and reminder of what they are striving for. But, according to a new study, this is a really bad idea. Here’s why. More
In an effort to curb those in the U.S. Navy from using bath salts–a drug the military apparently has trouble controlling among its sailors, the Navy has released a bizarre and disturbing new Public Service Announcement designed to make anyone in the military–and those at home–swear off this drug for life. More
Vowing to hit the gym in 2013? Start lifting weights? Train for a marathon? There’s an app for all of that. In fact, roughly 38% of the health apps that smartphone users download are related to fitness. And this is an industry that is projected to keep growing throughout 2013, so what are the best and most efficient fitness apps? Before you start downloading, here’s our take on the top 10: More
In a controversial new study, researchers are claiming that being overweight can actually help you live longer. When comparing body mass index (BMI) to thin people, they found being overweight or slightly obese was linked to about a 6% lower risk of dying, compared to those who are considered “normal weight.” Intrigued? So were we. Here’s what we know… More
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, weight loss is at the top of the list. In fact, nearly one in five Americans say they want to drop a few pounds this year. So does that mean we have to practically starve ourselves with the latest crazy diet fad? Of course not. By developing healthy eating habits, you may find ditching those unwanted pounds is not as hard as it seems–no diet required! Take a look at these suggestions and make some small eating changes this year: More
It’s no secret that most of us don’t get enough sleep. Even if we have good intentions by climbing into bed at 10pm and getting up at 6am, those eight hours of continuous, deep slumber may not always happen. So while the rest of the world is debating what their New Year’s Resolutions will be, we’d like to offer a suggestion: Get more sleep. Your mood will improve, your energy will skyrocket, and more than likely, everyone around you will be thankful. Here are seven secrets to help you get more shut-eye in 2013: More
Each week on That Girl we celebrate inspirational female athletes. This week, we are proud to feature Wendy Mader–the co-founder and owner of t2coaching. Wendy has made a lifelong commitment to fitness and has gone from being a competitive collegiate swimmer to 20 years of experience competing in triathlon, including 13 Ironmans. Oh, and did we mention that she was the overall Amateur Winner at the prestigious Ironman Hawaii in Kona in 2008? Take a look at her story and be inspired! More
Ah, New Year’s Eve….the parties, the food, the champagne…the hangover.
While there are no sure-fire ways to cure that nasty headache, nausea, fatigue and general yuckiness, there are a few things you can do to help your body recover from too much alcohol last night–namely, select yoga poses. More
Despite the fact that cow’s milk has been proven time and time again to be detrimental to our health, the so-called “milk cliff” may be avoided after all. State lawmakers have agreed to a one-year extension of the expiring U.S. farm bill making it unlikely that the price of milk will double in 2013. That is, if the House and Senate leaders agree. More