Competitive tiredness is a sport familiar to most couples. Men and women frequently disagree about who gets the most sleep, who finds it the least exhausting to tend to a crying child in the night and who has the most energy left for chores. Indeed, Arianna Huffington, a leading U.S....
This might sound a little naughty, but bear with us here. You need to ditch your pajamas and start sleeping in your birthday suit. Whats that, you say? According to numerous scientific studies, the health benefits of sleeping naked are too many and far-reaching to ignore. From improved hormonal balance...
Researchers from the University of Iowa’s (UI’s) National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) have published their new study that analyzed the effects that inhaling cannabis has on driving. The results may be able to help law enforcement shape rules on how to handle drivers who are under the influence of...
Dr. Kat Van Kirk, a clinical sexologist and marriage therapist, wants men to know just how much drinking beer can help with performance in the bedroom. Van Kirk, who recently published “The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life,” reviewed multiple studies to reveal four ways men...
A MAN who extended his life span by avoiding processed meats bitterly regrets having done so, it has emerged. 103-year-old Roy Hobbs never ate sausages, bacon or black pudding apart from a one-off fried breakfast which he admits was mind-bendingly delicious. He said: “I am over a century old, partly because...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – Since last November an Escazú restaurant offers a new option in the healthy foods market. RAW Company serves up “raw food”, prepared with fresh ingredients, which have not gone through the cooking process or whose temperature does not exceed 45 degrees Celsius to avoid their nutrients...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – High blood pressure is a problem for many people; in fact, in America around 76.4 million adults suffer from high blood pressure, the American Heart Association notes. High blood pressure can greatly increase your risk for a life-threatening stroke or heart attack. So what do you...
COSTA RICA EXTRA (Elite Daily) — If you’re afraid of growing old and sickly, you better start lacing up those sneakers. It turns out elderly men and women who run for 30 minutes, three times per week only use about as much energy walking as a 20-something. In contrast, older people who exclusively walked...
Lizeth Castro (centre) poses with Johanna Solano, Miss Costa Rica 2011 (left ) and Yenory, mother, grandmother and entrepreneur who has been diagnosed with cancer four times in her life. COSTA RICA EXTRA — Three celebrity Ticas (Costa Rican women) put aside their make-up for one day, pose “au naturel”,...
Some people are night owls, and others are morning larks.  What makes the difference may be their levels of general intelligence. Virtually all species in nature, from single-cell organisms to mammals, including humans, exhibit a daily cycle of activity called circadian rhythm. According to ”Psychology Today,” intelligent people are more likely...
Yellow shows regions of increased sensation while blue areas represent decreased feeling in these composite images. Image courtesy of Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen. COSTA RICA EXTRA – Chests puffing up with pride — and happiness felt head to toe — are sensations as real as...
Ice cream is pleasurable enough on its own. Succulent strawberries, pricey oysters, and decadent chocolate probably come to mind when you think of aphrodisiacs. But the traditionally "sexy" foods don't stand a chance against a sensual new ice cream. Yes, ice cream. But your favourite flavour may seem boring compared to...
Walking into the pharmacy and heading down what seems to be an endless aisle of condoms, lubricants, and pregnancy tests could be uncomfortable and overwhelming. The rows and shelves of limitless condoms could leave you feeling confused in which brand, size, and texture is the right one for you. Instead...
People tend to reach for the warm beverages in the morning like tea and coffee, but try and start your day with some warm lemon water. The water does not have to be always warm, but it should be purified. Simply use a half fresh lemon per large glass...