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Avoid the afternoon stress-eating bingeupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 09:55:00

That foods can soothe, reduce anxiety and boost your mood is well known to anyone who has kept a vise grip on a pint of Chunky Monkey at midnight or dived into the deep end of a party pack of chips at the end of a day gone awry.

How much vitamin D do I need?updated: Fri Jul 22 2011 08:26:00

I have some 2,000 IU vitamin D capsules that I am about to take. I'm a 60-year-old male, in pretty good health and not overweight or underweight. I'm also active. I've read that 2,000 is the upper limit for daily dosage, and I don't think I need to take that much anyway. The capsules I have cannot be split, so could I use them every other day and be OK? Thank you very much, and have a great week. I appreciate your site and the info.

One in 5 restaurant calorie listings is offupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 11:27:00

You think you're being smart when, in an effort to eat more healthfully, you check a restaurant's website to see how many calories are in a dish you plan to order.

Are fast food calorie counts accurate?updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 11:27:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on one researcher who says fast food calorie counts are off, sometimes by 100 calories or more.

Food aid report targets improvementsupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 19:12:00

A report on the quality of food handed out during world disasters and famine has identified improvements experts hope will make relief campaigns more effective at fighting hunger.

Why the day after Christmas is hazardous to your heartupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 08:24:00

December 26 is historically one of the most dangerous days of the year for people vulnerable to cardiac problems, including heart attacks, arrhythmias, and heart failure.

Fortune: Death to the SAT!!!updated: Thu Oct 21 2010 07:02:00

Early on, in the 1950s, Robert Sternberg flubbed IQ tests, and his elementary school branded him a loser. "As a result of my low scores, my teachers thought I was stupid, and I did too," he writes in his passionate new book, College Admissions for the 21st Century. "They never came out and told us our IQ scores, but one could tell from the way the teachers acted I was a mediocre student, which made my teachers happy because they got what they expected." In a "self-fulfilling prophecy," Sternberg performed a little bit worse each year. But he lucked out in fourth grade when a teacher "had high expectations for me." He got A's and altered his "entire future trajectory."

Why your job is making you depressedupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 08:14:00

Dr. Greg Couser, M.D., is the medical director of the employee assistance program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also holds a handful of other titles, including two that begin with director or assistant director. Needless to say, his job is demanding, but he typically doesn't get too stressed out. Why?

The superfoods you need nowupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 08:32:00

When it comes to getting healthy -- and staying that way -- there's no better place to start than your plate. All of the foods here are great for you at any age, but eat the right ones at the right times, and you'll have a natural defense against any problems facing your body through the years.

10 foods to help boost your brain powerupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 08:55:00

Just like the right diet can prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer, health experts are finding that certain foods may boost your mind.

America's oldest famliy farm for saleupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 10:31:00

After 375 years of business, the longest-run family farm in America is nearing its end. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Can I do effective strength training with small weights?updated: Fri Jun 04 2010 14:12:00

I know that weight training is crucial to losing weight. What are good home exercises to do that fall under "weight training" when you don't have any weights besides 5/10/15-pound hand weights?

People.com: Five Things You Didn't Know About Mass. Senator-Elect Scott Brownupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 09:12:00

His daughter was on season five of American Idol - and she's single

People.com: Jay Sean Throws Sing-Off Champs Nota Off-Key - Almostupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 10:07:00

The elated Puerto Rican a cappella group also gets a congratulatory text from native son Ricky Martin

The carbon capture experimentupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 18:54:00

A coal-fired plant in West Virginia looks to capture and store carbon. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.

10 offbeat college essay topicsupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 10:25:00

As high school seniors across the country are hard at work polishing their college applications, let's take a look at some of the stranger questions those wacky admissions officers have asked.

Tufts University: No sex in room while roommate is presentupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 20:03:00

A new policy at Tufts University prohibits students in dorms from having sex while their roommate is in the room, according to the university's 2009-2010 student handbook.

No sex with roommate presentupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 20:03:00

Tufts University bans sex in a dorm room while one's roommate is present. WHDH's Michelle Relerford reports.

Child tobacco farmers 'exposed to toxic levels of nicotine'updated: Fri Sep 25 2009 07:42:00

Hundreds of thousands of children worldwide are thought to be working full-time on tobacco farms, suffering from toxic levels of nicotine exposure and abusive labor conditions.

Some fats help, some harm your heartupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:36:00

Many people with heart disease try to banish fats, but they're missing out on lots of foods that can protect the heart.

Get the biggest bang for your calorie with nutrient-dense foodupdated: Tue May 05 2009 10:41:00

In 2005, the government's revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans introduced the term "nutrient density," which sounds complicated but simply refers to how much nutrition a food provides.

What you eat can improve your health, mind, and appearanceupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 09:22:00

For many, springtime means revamping exercise regimens, improving appearance, reading more books, taking on a new hobby, and improving dietary habits.

How fabrics are re-fashioning medicineupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 07:34:00

What do Spiderman, Al Capone's silk boxer shorts and a waterproof hiking jacket have in common?

Good nutrition is always in seasonupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 09:07:00

It's no secret that cold and flu season peaks in winter. And if you're looking for ways to stay well, one priority, say experts, is simple: Follow a wholesome diet, just as you should any time of year. But that can be a tall order during the busy holiday season, when hectic social schedules and family commitments often interfere with regular meals.

Supplements: Toss 'em or pop 'em?updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:45:00

Americans spend billions of dollars a year on supplements in hopes of making up for the lack of nutrients in our diets, staying healthy, looking young and extending our lifespan. But do they actually work? The National Institutes of Health doesn't specifically recommend any daily supplements because there is no research or studies that show unequivocally that a specific supplement works. However, there have been studies that prove certain supplements do not work, such as ginko (to help memory) and echinacea (to ward off a cold). There are a few dietary supplements that show some benefits: calcium supplements and vitamin D (to reduce the risk of osteoporosis), omega 3 supplements (to reduce the risk of heart disease) and folic acid supplements (to prevent major birth defects).

Why the day after Christmas is a health hazardupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 22:16:00

December 26 could be one of the most dangerous days of the year for people vulnerable to cardiac problems, including heart attacks, arrhythmias, and heart failure. And many of these so-called Merry Christmas coronaries will hit people who didn't even realize they were at risk when they unwrapped their gifts the night before.

Time.com: Scientists Try to Stop Hunger with Retooled Foodsupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 13:00:00

Want to lose weight? Try eating. That's one of the strategies being developed by scientists experimenting with foods that trick the body into feeling full

Man's best friend being phased into dorm life updated: Fri Sep 26 2008 11:15:00

As university residence halls seek to transition into more homey environments -- with additions like full kitchens and single-stall bathrooms -- pet ownership is still forbidden for the majority of dorm residents.

How to satisfy your cravings, healthilyupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 09:19:00

It's been another one of those days: places to go, deadlines to meet, meals to cook. You find yourself daydreaming about crisp, salty potato chips. Pretty soon it's an insistent, must-have-it-now craving, and before you know it, your hand is deep in the bag.

Time.com: Univ. Presidents: Lower Drinking Ageupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 16:00:00

College presidents from about 100 of the nation's best-known universities are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws actually encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus

Electronic nose could spark end of sniffer dogsupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 06:41:00

Sniffer dogs have long been a useful tool in the search for hidden drugs and explosives, but the future looks bleak for man's best friend as scientists seek to develop a new ultra-sensitive electronic nose device.

Time.com: The War Against Beer Pongupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 23:15:00

A campaign to outlaw rowdy drinking games at colleges and in towns is growing, even targeting the video-game industry

Time.com: Study: Vitamin D Could Save Livesupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 17:00:00

New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in good health

Money Magazine: Your kid's in college! So... how will you pay?updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 04:31:00

Patrick and Laura Matheny began saving early for their children's college education. After stashing some $50,000 in college savings accounts for their son Daniel, now 20, and their daughter Natalie, 18, they began paying down their mortgage in earnest with the intention of tapping their home equity once the bills began rolling in.

Smart tips to pack extra nutrition into every biteupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 10:06:00

In 2005, the government's revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans introduced the term "nutrient density," which sounds complicated but simply refers to how much nutrition a food provides. For example, a slice of 100 percent whole-grain bread is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while a slice of regular white bread is lower in all three.

Taking the kids: Exploring the heart of college countryupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 10:58:00

Secretly, I'm congratulating myself.

Elephant among odd college donationsupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 15:17:00

Universities are always looking for cash from their alumni (or anyone else with a big enough checkbook). But sometimes colleges are offered donations of another variety. Here are stories of six rather unusual gifts given to universities across the world.

Time.com: Can Looks Predict a Successful CEO?updated: Fri Jan 11 2008 12:00:00

A new study finds that corporate top executives who look powerful tend to be more successful than those who appear likable and trustworthy

The best multivitamin for you -- and 11 to steer clear ofupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 18:58:00

You've been told for years that popping a multivitamin every day might help you live longer. But the daily multi habit has been getting a bit of bad press lately.

Facebook eases freshmen fears, fosters friendshipupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 21:35:00

Sang-Hee Min and her college roommate met each other this July and began planning for their year together. During the summer, they chatted about shared interests, discussed ground rules for living together, and agreed on what to pack.

Boost your nutrition with healthy recipe additionsupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 06:16:00

Slipping in healthful nutrients here and there can transform an ordinary diet into a nutritional all-star. We polled experts for tips on giving family meals nutritional oomph and good flavor.

SI.com: Lost 101: How the hit show became a full-credit class at Tuftsupdated: Fri May 25 2007 04:09:00

In the middle of April, I sat around a wobbly Tufts University conference table with 20 of my peers, staring at a triangular plastic speaker. On the other side of a fiber optic connection were the two men who breathe creative life into the most innovative franchise on television. Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, the Executive Producers of Lost, were talking to 20 students via speakerphone about the show they created. I, along with a friend, just happened to be teaching the course that brought them to the table.

Pack extra nutrition into every bite with these expert tipsupdated: Tue May 15 2007 11:44:00

In 2005, the government's revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans introduced the term "nutrient density," which sounds complicated but simply refers to how much nutrition a food provides. For example, a slice of 100 percent whole-grain bread is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while a slice of regular white bread is lower in all three.

Fishing for fast, easy nutrition? Consider cannedupdated: Mon Apr 30 2007 18:23:00

We love fish. Americans are eating more than ever. And there are compelling reasons why. In light of the positive health benefits associated with fish, we're looking for creative ways to incorporate it into our diets.

No scientific evidence diet supplements slow agingupdated: Mon Apr 09 2007 10:11:00

Every morning, Dr. Frank Pinto pops not one or two vitamins, not just a handful, but more than two dozen dietary supplements, washing each one down with a sip of water.

No scientific evidence diet supplements workupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 11:18:00

Every morning, Dr. Frank Pinto pops not one or two vitamins, not just a handful, but more than two dozen dietary supplements, washing each one down with a sip of water.

FSB: The risks of running an ethical businessupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 13:14:00

Running a Web site that publishes reviews of camcorders sounds like a tame line of work. But I had a moment of terror when an executive at a major electronics manufacturer accused me of hacking into the corporation's computer system to get information about a new product.

Money Magazine: Maximize financial aidupdated: Wed Mar 21 2007 15:48:00

Back when the members of the upcoming crop of college freshmen were smearing their high chairs with strained peas, no sane parents could have predicted that paying for their kids' education would cost as much as a fleet of new cars.

FSB: The Ethical Edgeupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00

RUNNING A WEBSITE THAT PUBLISHES REVIEWS of camcorders sounds like a tame line of work. But I had a moment of terror when an executive at a major electronics manufacturer accused me of hacking into...

Soak up tea's nutritional benefitsupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 15:10:00

Can you drink your vegetables? We're not talking smoothies here. We're talking tea. It might seem an exaggeration to compare a cup of tea to a serving of veggies, but there are some similarities.

CNNMoney: Harvard leads billion-dollar endowment clubupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 11:33:00

Harvard has a bigger endowment fund than any other school and Tufts' fund posted the biggest increase in 2006, according to a survey released Monday.

Fighting the fitness battle as you ageupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 16:47:00

Turning 40 is a milestone in most people's lives. Among the rewards: Your kids are more independent; your career is more stable and you have more free time to pursue the things you love to do.

Chocolate can do good things for your heart, skin and brainupdated: Wed Dec 20 2006 15:21:00

Listen to the way people malign chocolate: Sinful! Decadent! To die for! There's even that popular restaurant dessert known as "Death by Chocolate." But is this any way to talk about a loved one -- especially during the season of comfort and joy?

Experts: Despite their energy, kids still at risk of burnoutupdated: Wed Aug 30 2006 14:33:00

It's graduation day at VT's American Freestyle Karate school in Marietta, Georgia, and the studio's junior instructor, Austin Leake, impresses students and parents with a perfectly executed flying sidekick.

CNNMoney: Dorms of the futureupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 10:16:00

Solar-powered showers, biometric root beer dispensers and waterless urinals. The dorms of the future are already here.

Fortune: EBAY'S FOUNDER STARTS GIVINGupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 00:01:00

Pierre Omidyar, 38, is one of the world's richest idealists. With stock in eBay worth $8.4 billion, the founder of the auction giant and his wife, Pam, are starting to give money away. In early Nov...

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 14:27:00

Better than a spoonful of sugar

CNNMoney: Identity theftupdated: Tue Jun 07 2005 16:01:00

On a sunny may morning on Capitol Hill, power suits were hard at work spinning members of Congress. There to testify were representatives of the financial giant Visa and of data brokers Acxiom and Thomson West.

CNNMoney: College sticker shock: $40K and risingupdated: Thu Apr 28 2005 14:21:00

Remember the good old days when private college was "only" $20,000 a year? Tuition and room and board at many private schools will likely be twice that in the coming academic year.

Fortune: The Big Gap at the FDA The agency has no head. That may be bad for our health.updated: Mon Jul 22 2002 00:01:00

No government body touches us where we live more than the Food and Drug Administration does. Whenever we eat, drink, take medicine, apply deodorant, fire up the microwave, feed the cat, take a preg...

Money Magazine: State Parks: America's secret treasuresupdated: Thu Jul 11 2002 17:09:00

Unless you live in Minnesota or maybe one of its neighboring states, you've probably never heard of Itasca State Park, which is located in a fairly remote area of Minnesota's northwest quadrant.

Money Magazine: Best-Kept Secrets Spectacular scenery and storied pasts make state parks true national treasures.updated: Mon Jul 01 2002 00:01:00

Unless you live in Minnesota or maybe one of its neighboring states, you've probably never heard of Itasca State Park, which is located in a fairly remote area of Minnesota's northwest quadrant. An...

Fortune: HOW YOU CAN LIVE WELL AND LONGupdated: Mon Feb 21 1994 00:01:00

FIRST, a brief disclaimer from one of the country's top experts on aging. ''Life's a crapshoot,'' says the NIA's Dick Sprott. ''There aren't any guarantees.'' The odds get better, though, the longe...

Fortune: KEEPING STRESS UNDER CONTROL updated: Mon Dec 27 1993 00:01:00

More than ever, the upper middle class is synonymous with the stressed-out class. Their bosses are overloading them with work, their subordinates are grousing, and the manager down the hall just go...

Fortune: COLLEGE CAMPUSES ARE HEATING UPupdated: Mon Jun 18 1990 00:01:00

Forget those familiar complaints about college students being a bunch of conservative, careerist stick-in-the-muds. Campuses are turning downright activist again. The biggest issue: the environment...

Money Magazine: What It Costs Superapplicantitisupdated: Mon May 01 1989 00:01:00

So far, Alison Greenwald's parents have spent $4,675.50 on her college expenses. Not surprising, you say? But Alison is still a senior at Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. Like tens of th...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Dec 08 1986 00:01:00

HENRY A. LAMBERT, 51, entrepreneur, on how he started the Pasta & Cheese chain, which he just sold to Carnation for $56.3 million: ''I hired an out-of-work Italian mime and a Phi Beta Kappa from Tu...

Fortune: Ted Turner Loves Trees, Treachery in the Dairy Queen, Liver at Harvard, and Other Matters. Compassion and Liver on Graduation Daupdated: Mon Jul 08 1985 00:01:00

We have been meaning to write about the college commencement scene for several Junes now and to register this funny feeling that some will doubtless diagnose as neoconservative paranoia but that ha...

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