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Is it Better to Sleep With or Without a Pillow?

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Is it better to sleep with or without a pillow? Since ancient Mesopotamia, people have been using stones, wood and ceramics to raise their heads while they sleep. And while a stone pillow doesn't seem like the best idea, what do professionals say about using two or even three pillows when you go to sleep? Click here to read Dr. Weil's take on the pillow vs. no pillow debate.

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Calf-Strengthening Exercises

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Our calves are the muscles we rely on the most when we climb an incline or go down steps. They help propel us forward and keep us from falling on our faces. The calf muscle is on the back of the lower leg. It consists of two muscles: the gastrocnemius and the soleus. The gastrocnemius is the larger muscle of the calf that forms a visible bulge beneath the skin - the "heads," which create the rounded/diamond shape. The soleus is the smaller, flat muscle that lies underneath the gastrocnemius muscle. Whether you're improving your fitness or appeasing your vanity,...

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How to Stay Calm when You're Stressed

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Prospective Hindsight: the process of looking ahead to anticipate things that could go wrong, and subsequently developing actions ahead of time in order to prevent negative experiences or minimize the damage. Daniel Levitin explains tips and tricks on how to stay calm when you'll be stressed. Watch the video below to learn more:

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Veggie Burger Recipe

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Feeling hungry, but want to skip out from eating beef? Try this meatless Monday carrot & chickpea veggie burger. Add some zucchini and some extra spices to add an extra kick to the mix. For a full list of ingredients and instructions, click here. Bon appetit!

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10 BOSU Ball workouts

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Have you ever gone to the gym and wondered what that half ball, half platform thing was called? They're called BOSU balls and as it turns out, they are extremely effective when training your balance, control and strength. Watch the video below to learn 10 different BOSU ball workouts that will kick your butt (in a good way). Happy workout!

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