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10 Survival Tips for When You're Naked and Afraid

10 Survival Tips for When You're Naked and Afraid. Planning to take a relaxing boat ride soon? For the sake of safety, let's just say things go sideways and the engine stalls in the middle of a freak ocean storm. Would you be able to survive? While you may have the skills to draw an imaginary friend out of a volleyball, it turns out that there are actual necessary steps that must be followed in order to survive the wilderness. Let's get started with the essentials. Mykel Hawke, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces captain and survivalist, author of “Hawke’s Special Forces Survival Handbook” shares tips from real-life combat and other dire situations which could save your life. “The best answer is to make a mini survival and medical kit and carry them with you at all times and have a bigger pack in your vehicle and office,” says Hawke. Just in case of emergency, read on for more life-saving tips.

Alanis Morrisette Did a Funny Re-Write of "Ironic" for the Digital Age

Twenty years after her 1995 hit "Ironic," Alanis Morissette and James Corden created some updated lyrics to it for the digital age...

9 Ways Virtual Reality Is a Game Changer for Wellness in 2017

Virtual reality isn't all fun and games -- medical experts and scientists are using it to help people exercise, overcome phobias a...

Swimming & Life Saving Skills

Despite the fact that an American Red Cross survey found 50 percent of those asked had experienced a drowning scare, almost two-th...

Practice Typing Exercises

If you’re tired of hunting and pecking on the keyboard, it’s probably time to practice your typing skills. Whe...

9 Things Only Type B People Will Understand

9 Things Only Type B People Will Understand . Type Bs might not get as much spotlight as Type As, but that’s kind of the point, right? In the 1950s, two cardiologists developed the Type A personality model based on people with a higher incidence of heart disease. Now the concept is so ingrained in the field of health and wellness, we talk about the Type A personality profile as a predictor of wellness, says Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology. Hence the rise of Type B. One type is not better than the other because there are certainly things both types can learn from the other. “You might not fit in a box; you might be an emotional Type B but still want to take charge,” says Michael Sanger, manager, Asia Pacific for Hogan Assessments, a company that provides personality assessments to businesses. How much of a Type B person are you? Let’s find out.

9 Things Only Type A People Will Understand

“He’s so Type A!” It’s something that we’ve all heard used to describe someone that is hardworking, demanding or extremely organized -- and not always in a positive way. Now a fixture in pop-culture psychology, the concept has been around since the 1950s, when cardiologists Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman found a link between heart disease and what’s now identified as Type A personality. And while the stereotypes about this kind of person are easy to recognize, concrete criteria for who is and who isn’t Type A isn’t as clear-cut, especially for someone who is, let’s say, on the compulsive side. “You realize you’re a Type A person when you work with Type Bs -- and vice versa,” says Michael Sanger, manager for Hogan Assessments, a company that provides personality assessments to businesses. “And true growth happens when you appreciate and learn from the other personality type.” Don’t know if you’re a Type A? Keep reading to see how many of these traits you identify with.

10 Ways to Keep Your Cool During Election Season

It starts with a few political tweets and a couple of Facebook posts. It might creep into casual conversation on a Tinder date. But it soon spreads. You see trending candidate stories pop up in your newsfeed. Political links and memes are sprinkled throughout your Instagram. Finally, election chatter is everywhere -- at happy hours, in texts, on flyers under your windshield wipers and around doorknobs. You can’t turn on a cable channel without seeing debate coverage or a “Paid for by the we’re-just-concerned-folks blah-blah-blah committee” ad. It all piles up until you want to scream, “Make it stop!” When election season becomes downright dizzying, here are 10 ways to keep your cool so you can get by without blowing your lid.

The 5 States That Get the Most (and Least!) Sleep

The 5 States That Get the Most (and Least!) Sleep. Does everyone you know brag about getting by on less than five hours of sleep? If so, there’s a good chance you live in Hawaii, Kentucky or Maryland. IN 2016, the CDC released data about Americans’ self-reported average hours of sleep per night. It turns out that 35 percent of Americans are getting less than seven hours of snooze time, which is toeing the line on an unhealthy habit. Read on to find out which states are most sleep-deprived and which states have absolutely no trouble catching their ZZZs.

13 Weird Health Gadgets From the World's Biggest Tech Show

13 Weird Health Gadgets From the World's Biggest Tech Show. From fitness trackers to virtual-reality bikes, technology continues to improve and modify our health in innovative and often unexpected ways. The annual International Consumer Electronics Show, currently underway in Las Vegas, features the latest in wacky and wonderful technology from more than 3,800 companies. Here are some of the most out-of-the-ordinary health and lifestyle products being showcased at this year’s CES.
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