Whenever a young woman meets a tragic end, Pat Brown’s phone starts to ring. She spends the next few days on the national TV circuit making appearances on The Today Show, CNN, Nancy Grace, and more. She talks about what kind of person would commit the crime in question whether it’s a rape, murder, or some other horrific violation. Her hope is that by sharing some thoughts that may not have occurred to some of the viewers, she might save some lives.
In her book, How To Save Your Daughter’s Life:…Read full post
Did you know that certain foods eaten before a workout can either limit or enhance your body’s fat-burning capabilities? Believe it or not, something as simple as eating a few cashews or a bowl of Fruit Loops can make a big difference in how effective your workout is – at least as far as fat-burning is concerned!
Research shows that eating low-glycemic index snacks, such as a small handful of nuts (which have the ideal combination of unsaturated fat,…Read full post
(PCM) The usual resolutions we tend to make year after year – lose weight, save money, get a new job – are great resolutions if we can actually stick to them past February, but the fact is, less than 10 percent of us will be successful. So, why not try something a little different this year: Resolve to spend more time with friends and loved ones in the new year! Studies show that friendships make aging more enjoyable, lessen grief,…Read full post
(PCM) When the weather turns chilly, it’s tempting to banish the outdoors and curl up by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa, but that won’t last long with a house full of energetic kids. Instead of attempting to keep the family indoors, embrace the wintry weather! Make the most of it by getting everyone bundled up and heading outdoors; take a family trip to the slopes or ice skating rink – or even just your own backyard! Not…Read full post
Online dating can be frightening. You think you know someone based on a profile picture and a few weeks worth of charming, seemingly perfect conversation, but then you meet for your first date and suddenly, your whole world is turned upside down. Who’s this short, bald guy and what happened to the tall, attractive man with great hair you were suppose to be meeting? Okay, maybe it’s not the scariest situation you could run in to (yes, it could be…Read full post
(PCM) As if you needed another reason to keep your kids healthy and active, a new study suggests that obese children develop risk factors for heart disease that usually aren’t seen until adulthood. That’s pretty scary. The risk factors – including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar levels and even thickening of the heart muscle – can boost a child’s risk of heart disease by up to 40 percent, say British researchers.
Lead researcher Claire…Read full post
Want your kids to eat more vegetables? Try giving veggies a fun new name! Believe it or not, it can make a BIG difference in intake consumption among young children, according to new research.
A new study from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab found that when carrots were labeled and presented as “X-ray Vision Carrots” instead of “Food of the Day,” school lunchroom intake more than doubled among elementary school children.
“This research suggests that schools have…Read full post
Research from Penn State finds heavily spiced meals, like those rich in cinnamon, turmeric, and cloves, may do the heart good! Researchers found that a spicy meal helps cut levels of triglycerides, even when the meal is high in fat. Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood, and elevated levels are a risk factor for heart disease.
Did you know that the vitamin C content of fresh green beans drops by nearly half just six days after purchase date? Ideally, you would want to shop regularly for produce to get the most nutritional bang for your buck, picking up fresh fruits and vegetables every couple of days. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible.
So, what about canned and frozen fruits and vegetables? According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the heat processing used in canning fruits and vegetables…Read full post
Hollyscoop Exclusive: The best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century has taken up a new cause.
Madonna used the Los Angeles leg of her MDNA world tour to express outrage over the Taliban’s attempt to kill a 14-year-old girl who had spoken out against militants’ attempts to ban education for girls in northwestern Pakistan.
The Material Girl used the platform of the Staples Center stage to harness the outrage sweeping across the world about the attack on schoolgirl…Read full post