The Badass Ballerina Video That Will Seriously Motivate You

Misty Copeland’s new spot for Under Armour is a thing of fitspirational beauty.

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6 Ways to Make Losing Weight Less of a Downer

Let’s face it: Trying to eat healthier and move more can sometimes feel like a drag. Here’s how to change your mindset.

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Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn’t warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Mosquito Bites

Thanks to West Nile virus, mosquitoes have been in the news lately—and likely all over your backyard—but how much do you really know about them and the risks they pose?

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5 Things People Don’t Tell You About Acupuncture

What’s it like to have a bunch of needles stuck in you? Two Health editors describe their experience.

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How Dieting in Your Teens Can Backfire

Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.

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3 Reasons Not to Sleep With Your Phone in the Bed

Nearly half of cell phone owners have snoozed with their phone next to their bed. But snuggling up to your phone could be hazardous to your health—just ask the Texas teen who woke up to find her pillow burning.

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Attention Germaphobes: A Less Icky Alternative to the Handshake

You may think a fist bump is strictly for bromances, but it just may be the new greeting of choice for germaphobes everywhere.

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How the “Love Hormone” Oxytocin Could Help Some With Autism

Treating certain adult autism patients with just a single dose of the hormone oxytocin quickly improved their ability to judge facial expressions and emotions, Japanese researchers report.

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Healthy Habits Can Protect Your Body From Negative Effects of Stress

Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

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