10 Most Expensive Yoga Retreats in the World

The hustle and bustle of urban life can be exhausting. Looking to unplug and get away? While a relaxing deep tissue massage, sauna, or facial might make a fabulous spa day, a week-long yoga retreat can provide intensive, personalized healing. These 10 yoga retreats — made for accomplished yogis and eager newcomers alike — are carefully crafted to nourish the body, mind, and soul. But a …

Top 10 Richest Personal Development and Wellness Gurus

The personal development and self-improvement industry is a highly profitable one, pulling in over $12 billion in proceeds per year, in the United States alone. With women as the target audience, there is no shortage of books, podcasts, training programs, and coaching services to get you on track to living your best life. Some of the industry’s top dogs have …

10 Most Expensive Surgeries In The USA

A simple trip to the doctor can be costly without insurance, and it’s even worse when you have to go under the knife. It can be a life or death choice. These procedures are tough on patients physically and can affect their mental health as well. Some surgeries are outrageously priced and amount to more than a person makes in …

Woman Got Her Tubes Tied in Her 20s — After Years of Fighting With Doctors

She opens up about her battle to get the permanent birth control she knew she wouldn’t regret. Some teenage girls fantasize about growing up and starting a family. They make lists of their favorite baby names and imagine whether their firstborn will be a girl or a boy. Kelsey Silverstein, on the other hand, was different. At 16, she decided …

Study: E-cigarette Beat Patches, Gums in Helping Smokers Quit

WASHINGTON – A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the debate in the U.S., where the Food and Drug Administration has …

Can Hard-Boiled Eggs Cause High Cholesterol, How Much Fat Have?

If you exceed dietary cholesterol guidelines, you’re at risk for developing high blood cholesterol – and heart disease. Therefore, limiting your egg consumption – regardless of how you cook your eggs – is a good idea. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database, one large hard-boiled egg contains just as much dietary cholesterol as a large raw …

Standard Autism Screening Is Missing a Lot of Kids

A new study found the standard screening tool found just 39 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder. A large health system–used tool to screen almost all children for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) only identifies less than half with the condition. Just 39 percent of children who went on to get a diagnosis of ASD screened positive on their earlier …

Here’s What Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night Can Do to You

Sleep deprivation can have a serious negative impact on your health. New research found when healthy men in their 20s got only 5 hours of sleep per night, the way their bodies metabolized fat shifted. Rather than evaporating triglyceride-rich lipoproteins that have been linked to the formation of clogging and dangerous fatty plaques in the arteries, their bodies began storing …

7 Ways to Increase Optimism and Reduce Anxiety Every Day

1 in 5 Americans are currently living with anxiety, but experts say practicing optimism in small ways can make a big difference. Anxiety disorders currently affect approximately 40 million adult Americans. Experts say people have negativity bias, which means we’re hardwired to pay more attention to threatening and scary information than positive, assuring information. This can increase feelings of stress …