The New Condom You Haven’t Head of Yet, but Need to Know About

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Every few years or so, some condom company claims to have ‘revolutionized’ the condom, but they always turn out the same – thick, desensitizing, and flimsy. So why bother? Well, STI and unintended pregnancies rates are skyrocketing, so if you don’t want a red, itchy sidekick, or don’t feel like buying $1000 in diapers any time soon, then you should maybe rethink your take on condoms, or at least the new Hex condom. RELATED: Condom Use Still Necessary with HIV Prevention Drug   The new Hex condom has been released …
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Your New Cheat Sheet to Protein Powder

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How many times have you stood in the protein powder aisle, or looked at different proteins online, and said something like, “…what the?” There are so many different brands, blends, flavors, etc. that it can be difficult to figure out which one YOU personally should be drinking. Fear no more – because here you will find the best ‘protein powder 101’ cheat sheet. Deconstructing the Label The first thing you need to understand is the protein powder label. The very first ingredient that is listed will always tell you the …
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How to Personalize Your Diet Plan

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With a slew of trendy diets floating around the internet and spreading by word of mouth now-a-days – low fat, low carb, Mediterranean, Keto, Paleo, just to name a few – it can be hard to tell which one is best, especially when different websites will tell you very different things. Everyone seems to have a very strong opinion on the different kinds of diets, and that might be because dieting is very personalized. Just because someone did Keto and lost 70 lbs and made a website about it, doesn’t …
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Why Men Should DEFINITELY Do Yoga

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“Don’t be afraid to be that guy in the yoga class. It just might be the best decision you ever made for your muscles and overall athletic development!” Want to know Jay Cutler’s, A.K.A. Mr. Olympia’s, secret to his training regimen? No, it is not dead lifting, cardio, or circuit training…it is yoga! Yup, you read that right, yoga. Jay Cutler is just one of the many professional, successful athletes who swear by the benefits of yoga, such as improved flexibility, ability to train more efficiently, and, most importantly, avoid …
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Time-Delayed Eating Could Be the Answer to Dieting Failures

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Traditional diets have a tendency to be nothing more than short-lived ‘fads’ that you may or may not stick to for a couple of weeks. They are often restricting, hard to manage, and require calorie counting and other tedious tracking methods. Luckily, Carnegie Mellon University may have found a new way to shed some pounds as well as eating more health conscious foods, in a simple, unexpected way: time-delayed eating. RELATED: Why Calorie Counting Can Be Wildly Inaccurate   What is time-delayed eating you ask? It is simply, “when there …
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6-Pack Abs or a 6-Pack of Cola?

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Do you suffer from excess belly fat? Unfortunately, you are not alone – 54% of adults in the U.S. now have abdominal obesity. That is over half of the American adult population. The Western diet and lifestyle is largely to blame. Of course processed foods and a lack of exercise at large are the biggest issues at hand, but studies done at universities across the country have pinpointed several food culprits specifically that could be contributing excessively to the belly fat epidemic. If you are trying to get rid of …
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How to Care for and Protect Your Erection

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Many men, being the tough men that they are, tend to wait until an issue arises with their health to fix it, instead of using preventative care methods. As Charles Walker, M.D., an assistant professor of urology at Yale University, stated, “A lot of guys know their lifestyle is harming their health, but it isn’t until it begins to affect their sex life that they start to listen.” So, instead of dealing with an injury to your chicksicle, you may want to be proactive and prevent any future issues from …
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Heart Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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In the United States, 1-in-4 deaths is due to heart disease. If that doesn’t get your attention, I’m not sure what will… Since roughly 25% of people die from poor heart health, a surge of new research has just been done and released to the public. Liana Del Gobbo lead this new research at Stanford University School of Medicine, and it includes data from over 45,000 participants and 16 countries, including the United States, Europe, Costa Rica, Israel, and Singapore. RELATED: Half of All Heart Disease Deaths Are Preventable All …
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Cupping: The Ancient Healing Method That Olympic Athletes Swear By

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What has over 20 gold medals and is covered in purple circles? If you have been watching the 2016 Olympics at all, you probably guessed Michael Phelps, and you guessed right. Michael Phelps, the world’s most decorated Olympian of all time, as well as many of the athletes on the US Swimming and Gymnastics teams, have been seen with large purple ‘spots’ or bruises all over their bodies during this years games. While it may look like these bruises came from a bar fight instead of a doctor, these markings …
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How Future Technology Will Shape Our Lives

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Technology has completely revolutionized how we humans live and operate in our daily lives. Technology continues to evolve rapidly and spread ceaselessly throughout the world. In just the past two generations alone, we have gone from our Grandparent’s receiving their very first color television sets to our smart phones being capable of utilizing augmented reality. “It has been said that in all our technological glory, we only know 5 percent of what we will know in the next 50 years. In other words, 50 years from now – 95 percent …
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New Brain-Mapping Study Finds Nearly 100 New Regions of the Brain

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Although the brain may look like a featureless grey blob, it is one of the most mysterious and complex organs in our bodies. Within all of those strange folds and wrinkles are actually dozens and dozens of highly-specialized, invisible territories – each with a specific job that allows you to live your life as you know it. Each specialized territory is made up of groups of neurons that are activated when we do certain tasks, such as read, raise our hand, or recognize faces. For nearly 100 years, we were …
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Lighter Weights VS Heavier Weights

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Traditional strength training conventions hold that the more weight you lift, the more muscle you gain. That is, lifting heavier weights makes you jacked. If you want those Gerard Butler abs or Zac Efron’s arms, then you’d better load that machine with as much weight as you can possibly bear. Conventional strength training has touted this heavy weight lifting propaganda for quite some time, instructing that lifters “first find the heaviest amount of weight that you can possibly lift at one time. This is your one-repetition maximum weight. You then …
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Sage: The Newest Must-Have Nutrition App

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You have heard of plenty of different food and nutrition apps that track eating habits and count calories, such as FitBit, RunKeeper, and MyFitnessPal, as well as dozens of other similar apps available in the app store. But have you heard of Sage? If not, it’s about time you did. Sage goes beyond the traditional food labels to give you a better understanding of what you are eating, and where it came from. Ever wondered how many miles you’d have to run to burn off the calories of that yummy …
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Lyft VS Uber – What’s the Difference?

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Buh-bye taxis – hello ride share. The new form of transportation is here – and it is here to stay. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two years, ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber have completely taken over the taxi industry by providing people with a quicker, cheaper, more convenient alternative to private driving. As opposed to a public transportation service, such as the bus or taxis, ride-sharing is just as it sounds – a means for people to share rides with one another. …
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If You Want Your Days to be Successful and Productive, Change Your Nighttime Routine

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Oftentimes when we think of ultra-successful people, we envision them as being glued to the cell phones, working late nights, and missing family dinners. However, that really is an inaccurate depiction of the average successful person. While successful days are generally quite busy, successful people tend to utilize their nighttime as a means of relaxation, self-care, and reflection. If you find yourself feeling scattered at night, or wanting to better your lifestyle in general, give some of these techniques a try before you hit the sack for the night: Meditate …
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Are GMO’s Really That Bad? Yep.

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I am sure you have heard of GMO’s, but do you know what they are or what that name even stands for? If you don’t, you really should. GMO foods are the product of a particular kind of biotechnology called genetic engineering. This genetic engineering has been applied to common food crops, especially soybeans and corn, which are now primarily all GMO crops in the United States. The purpose of modifying the genetics of our crops is primarily to: increase crop yields by making these crops resistant to mold, making …
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You Exercise Your Body, But What About Your Brain?

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When we think of working out and exercising, we generally think of physical activities like running, swimming, jumping, etc. However, it is crucial to include the brain in your workout routine as well, especially as we age. This is because, as we get older, we become more susceptible to degenerative brain diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. RELATED: Exercise Slows Down Brain Aging By 10 Years Many retirement homes are now including ‘brain fitness’ classes in their schedules in an effort to help combat the onset of memory related illnesses, …
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Tips to Make Exercising More Comfortable

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Exercise is not always the easiest; otherwise we wouldn’t call it ‘working’ out. So, when we do actually make it to the gym or go for that long over-due run, we would like to ideally make the experience as comfortable and enjoyable as it can possibly be. Sure, once we get our blood pumping and some endorphins released, it can feel really great to be working out, but there are other affects of working out that are less joyous, such as chafing, aching muscles, foot soreness, blisters, smelly clothes, and …
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Decrease Risk of Prostate Cancer by 40%

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‘Cancer’ is a pretty scary and far too-commonly used word now-a-days. With cancer rates of all kinds consistently increasing, we have to ask ourselves what the source of this epidemic is. As it turns out, a HUGE part of the problem is our new, sedentary, gluttonous lifestyles that many westernized people have adopted as ‘normal’. However, no one likes to hear this kind of information because it tends to place the blame on the individual, while also putting the power in the hands of the individual, without giving them a …
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The Artificial Sweetener Debacle

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There has been a ton of hype recently about the health concerns of eating artificial sugar, but what’s the big deal? Well, the big deal is that there are a variety of different kinds of artificial sugars, all of which are chemicals that people have only recently started eating, and therefore their long-term health consequences are still somewhat unforeseen. This uncertainty is what causes most of the confusion. Different studies each say that different artificial sweeteners are better than others, while other studies say the opposite, so how are we …
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