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How Long It Really Takes to Form a New Habit

We’ve all heard the oft-repeated myth that it takes 21 days to form a habit. But it’s just that—a myth, started when plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz first noticed that it took his patients a minimum of …


Can Your Yawn Say Something About Your Relationships?

You're sitting across from your significant other at dinner and let a huge yawn escape. A few seconds later … nothing. They don't yawn back. Is that a red flag? We've all heard that yawning is cont…


9 Crazy New Food Concoctions

Hey, you can't eat healthy 24/7, right? These strange food hybrids and inventions are not for the faint of heart (or the tight of pants).   Wine Milkshake Your favorite childhood treat and…


Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk (For Everyone!)

Good news: a recent study found that exercise cuts breast cancer risk for women. Even better news? You can reap the benefits regardless of what kind of exercise you do, no matter how much you weigh…


Should You Get Health Insurance for Your Pet?

Anyone who has pets has probably been on the receiving end of a huge vet bill, often unforeseen, that has them questioning whether pet health insurance would have softened the blow. In my case, it …


Could Climate Change Kill Guacamole?

Bad news, people with taste buds: it seems guacamole may be climate change's next victim. Chipotle, Inc. warned in its recent annual report that "Increasing weather volatility or other long-term ch…


3 Major Changes to Nutrition Labels

The nutrition label may be getting a makeover…but will its new look help you make healthier choices? That's what the FDA is hoping. The new proposed nutrition labels will includes three major changes:…


Are Vitamin D Supplements a Waste of Money?

It seems we may have to start getting our vitamin D the old fashioned way — sun exposure and foods like fatty fish, fortified milk, and mushrooms — a new report shows that supplements don't offer sign…


Cutting Off the Moldy Part? Not So Fast

Imagine this: It's 9pm, you're home from a long day at the office, and all that's left in your fridge is the leftovers of a sandwich. You're already in your sweats, so there's literally nothing th…


Got Milk? Make Sure It’s Whole, Research Says

Think whole, full-fat milk leads to a full-fat waistline? Think again. Recent research concludes that consuming whole-fat dairy is actually linked to reduced body fat. One study, published in the S…


about Diana Vilibert

Diana Vilibert is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. You can be blog-friends with her at, or tweet her at @dianavilibert.

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people are talking

More proof that we have more in common with each other than we think. Everyone want to be loved, and…

I say, thankfully, they're only sold once a year. (Offering 2 or 3 new cookies which are more healt…

I'll stick to water

One more hint while I'm on the subject. Letting your coffee sit on the warmer until the pot shuts…