Will Smith and Jada Pinkett's 20-year-old daughter revealed she's not in a conventional relationship.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett's 20-year-old daughter revealed she's not in a conventional relationship.
The singer debuted an unexpectedly glam look today.
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Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 42 percent of American adults are considered obese. "Obesity is a serious chronic disease, and the prevalence of obesity continues to increase in the United States," they explain. While there are ways to treat obesity, there isn't a cure. However, researchers claim that promising new drugs be the most effective treatment ever. Read on to find out what it is—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this special report: I'm a Doctor and Warn You Never Take This Supplement. 1 What Is Obesity? Artur Viana, MD, Clinical Director Yale Medicine Metabolic Health&Weight Loss Program previously explained that obesity is defined as a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial, neurobehavioral disease, wherein an increase in body fat promotes adipose tissue dysfunction and abnormal fat mass physical forces, resulting in adverse metabolic, biomechanical, and psychosocial health consequences. "In obesity there is an increase in fat mass and the fat tissue (which is a tissue that is involved in many important regulatory steps in metabolism) is not working as it should," he said. Health complications can include organ system damage and result in everything from diabetes and joint disease to heart disease, and is even one of the leading causes of death in the United States. 2 How Is Obesity Treated Now? While eating a healthy diet and exercise are effective in helping with weight loss, many people who struggle with obesity can't keep the weight off. Currently, there are prescription medications that suppress appetite. "Most current prescribed treatments are aimed at reducing food intake by targeting the central nervous system," says Dr. Yan-Chuan Shi, head of the neuroendocrinology group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia."However, these can have significant psychiatric or cardiovascular side effects, which have resulted in over 80% of these medications being withdrawn from the market." 3 What the New Research Says Dr. Yan-Chuan Shi and her team wanted to find a way to help people lose weight with their central nervous system being affected. So, they focused their energy on the nerve signaling molecule called neuropeptide Y (NPY) which helps many mammals to survive without eating as much. Basically, it increases food intake while conserving energy stores by decreasing heat generation in brown adipose tissue—aka fat. "The Y1 receptor acts as a 'brake' for heat generation in the body. In our study, we found that blocking this receptor in fat tissues transformed the 'energy-storing' fat into 'energy-burning' fat, which switched on heat production and reduced weight gain," Shi explained."NPY is a metabolism regulator that plays a critical role during states of low energy supply, where it helps store fat as a survival mechanism," Professor Herbert Herzog, head of the Eating Disorders Lab at Garvan, explained in a press release. "Today, however, these advantageous effects can exacerbate existing diet-induced weight gain, leading to obesity and metabolic disease."RELATED: The #1 Cause of Obesity, According to Science 4 What This Means The researchers are confident that their findings could be a game changer in terms of how obesity is treated. "Our study is crucial evidence that blocking Y1 receptors in peripheral tissues without affecting the central nervous system is effective at preventing obesity by increasing energy expenditure. It reveals a new therapeutic approach that is potentially safer than current medications that target appetite," says Professor Herzog."Our team and other groups have revealed further potential benefits in targeting the NPY-Y1 receptor system, including the stimulation of bone cell growth, and improvement in cardiovascular function and insulin resistance," he added. "We hope that the publication of our findings will lead to increased interest for exploring BIBO3304 and related agents as potential treatments for obesity and other health conditions." And to protect your health, don't miss these Signs You're Getting One of the "Most Deadly" Cancers.
Doing the show is "just not a challenge anymore."
Ellen DeGeneres, a staple of daytime American talk show culture, said Wednesday she is ending her show after 19 seasons.
Ellen just revealed the the real season why she's leaving. 😳
According to science, one out of every four Americans develop insomnia every year. Fortunately, 75 percent of them recover, 21 percent experience poor sleeping with bouts of acute insomnia, while the remaining six percent develop chronic insomnia, meaning they struggle to sleep for at least three nights a week for more than three months. Those who struggle with sleep disorders may attempt to treat the condition in a variety of ways, ranging from calming bedtime rituals and hot tea before bed to taking natural or prescription sleeping aids. Now, a new study has determined that one of the most popular treatment methods is ineffective for those dealing with chronic insomnia. Read on to find out what it is—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this special report: I'm a Doctor and Warn You Never Take This Supplement.Sleep Medications Don't Help Chronic Insomnia, Study FindsAccording to research published Tuesday in BMJ Open, while prescription sleep medications can help women who experience acute insomnia, it won't help the chronic version. "Whether caused by stress, illness, medications, or other factors, poor sleep is very common," senior author Michael Perlis, Ph.D., an associate professor of Psychiatry and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine program, explained in a press release. "These findings reveal new insights about the paths that acute insomnia takes and can inform interventions that target poor sleep and help people recover sustained sufficient sleep."Researchers pored through two years of data from almost 700 middle-age women, focusing on their sleep habits. They determined that Ambien, Lunesta and other anti-anxiety meds—all of which can be helpful in the short-term (up to six months)— aren't any more effective to help women sleep than taking nothing at all. "Sleep disturbances are common and increasing in prevalence. The use of sleep medications has grown, and they are often used over a long period, despite the relative lack of evidence from [randomised controlled trials]," the study authors concluded.They added that while the drugs may work well in some people with sleep disturbances over several years, the findings of this study should "give pause for thought to prescribing clinicians and patients thinking about taking prescription meds for sleep disturbances in middle age."RELATED: 5 Ways to Prevent Dementia, Says Dr. Sanjay GuptaThe Right Amount of Sleep Per NightAdults need 7 or more hours of sleep per night for the best health and wellbeing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Short sleep duration is defined as less than 7 hours of sleep per 24-hour period. So practice good sleep hygiene, and to protect your health, don't miss these Signs You're Getting One of the "Most Deadly" Cancers.
She's celebrating four years of her song "Malibu," which she wrote while they were together.
Trevor Noah to Israel: ‘When you have this much power, what is your responsibility?’Late-night hosts discuss the surge in violence between Israel and Palestine, a scandalous report about Trump’s Secret Service and Jeff Bezos’s super-yacht Trevor Noah on the perennial, lopsided conflict between Israel and Palestine: ‘I’m not trying to answer the question, nor do I think I’m smart enough to solve it.’ Photograph: Youtube
Tina Turner and Jay-Z feature among the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, the organization announced Wednesday.
Ellen maintains the decision has nothing to do with allegations of the production being a toxic workplace.
He didn't say much, buuuut he said enough.
Who's in, who's out, who's been promoted and who's been hired from across the footwear and fashion industry.
NBC and CBS tie atop Tuesday, when ABC’s “Pooch Perfect” put its tail between its legs “The Voice” was a welcome addition to NBC’s Tuesday lineup, but the singing competition did not do enough to shake off CBS. ABC tied with Telemundo again, and Fox matched up with Univision — airing “Prodigal Son” one day after announcing its cancellation didn’t work out. Fox’s “The Resident” at 8 p.m. fared a bit better, posting a 0.5 rating/3 share in the advertiser-sought adults 18-49 demographic. The medical drama drew 2.9 million total viewers. At 9, “Prodigal Son” got a 0.4/2 and 1.9 million total viewers. CBS finished No. 1 in total viewers last night. CBS and NBC tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.6/4. CBS was first in total viewers with 7.3 million, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. NBC was second with a primetime average of 4.5 million total viewers. For CBS, “NCIS” at 8 posted a 0.6/5 and 8.6 million total viewers. At 9, “FBI” had a 0.6/4 and 7.4 million total viewers. “FBI: Most Wanted” at 10 got a 0.5/4 and 5.7 million total viewers. For NBC, “The Voice” at 8 received a 0.6/4 and 5.5 million total...Read original story Canceled ‘Prodigal Son’ Places Fox in Ratings Tie With Univision At TheWrap
Big toe sandals are a must-have for spring.
Ellen says doing the show is "just not a challenge anymore."
Everardo Gout directs the movie opening from Universal on July 2 What if the annual Purge didn’t stop at daybreak and instead continued its streak of murderous, lawless mayhem forever? That’s the premise of “The Forever Purge,” in which a sect of marauders conspire to make sure this year’s Purge has no end. “The Forever Purge” is the fifth and potentially final film in the horror franchise, which imagines an America in which crime has largely been eradicated by making all crime, including murder, legal for one day only. Over the years, the franchise has evolved from a simple home invasion movie to a social commentary and satire about elections and American politics. This latest entry aims to continue that streak. Everardo Gout, who has been a director on series including “Mars,” “The Terror” and “Snowpiercer,” is taking over directing duties on “The Forever Purge,” and the franchise’s original writer, James DeMonaco, is returning to write the script based on his characters. “The Forever Purge” picks up after the conclusion of the latest Purge, with all crime back to being illegal. But when an underground movement no longer satisfied with one annual night of anarchy and murder decides to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre, no one is safe. The film follows two families in Texas fighting back against a gang of killers as the rest of the country begins to spiral into chaos around them. Ana de la Reguera stars in the film alongside Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Alejandro Edda and Will Patton. The film’s producers are Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, James DeMonaco and Sébastien K. Lemercier. Executive producers are Marcei A. Brown, Everardo Gout and Jeanette Volturno. “The Forever Purge” was originally meant to open in theaters last July but was pushed back due to the pandemic. Universal will now release the film in theaters on July 2, 2021. Check out the first trailer here and above. Read original story ‘The Forever Purge’ Trailer: Crime Never Ends in Horror Franchise’s 5th Film (Video) At TheWrap
Developing wrinkles is an unfortunate, but inevitable, side effect of aging. The good news is that there are some ways to slow or reduce their development, one of which is focusing on our diet.Before we get into the best foods to eat (and those to avoid) to fight wrinkles, we first have to understand what happens to our skin as we age that causes wrinkle development."As we age, our youthful complexion starts to fade and our collagen and elastin levels decrease. Additionally, free radical damage from the sun, pollutants, smoking, and alcohol can all contribute to fine lines and wrinkles," says Alexis Parcells, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon, owner of Parcells Plastic Surgery, and founder of SUNNIE Wrinkle Reducing Studio."Another key factor? Your diet. Yes, what you eat affects the overall look and tone of your skin, and that includes its youthfulness (or lack thereof)," she adds. (Related: 13 Foods That Make Your Skin Worse, According to Dermatologists)The good news is that there are steps you can take to slow skin aging, Parcells says, including shielding your skin from the sun with SPF 30, leading a smoke-free life, and limiting your wine intake, but "being mindful of what you ingest will also help prevent lines and wrinkles (as well as treat the ones that already exist)," says Parcells."There are a variety of foods that can help boost our immune system and that contain ingredients vital to our skin health," says Parcells.Some of the best foods to promote skin health and reduce wrinkle production include a group of foods that help to promote collagen production, most notably foods rich in vitamin C."Foods that are high in antioxidants and vitamins C, including leafy greens and berries, increase collagen production and help the skin heal or renew itself," says Parcells.Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body—accounting for up to 40% of all types of protein in the body. It's the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in your body.Your body naturally makes its own collagen, but it requires the right building blocks to do so. Vitamin C is one of those building blocks that has been shown to enhance natural collagen production when taken as a supplement, as described in an Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine study. As Parcells notes, foods high in vitamin C include leafy greens, red bell peppers, strawberries, kiwi, and oranges.To reduce the appearance of wrinkles even more, you can take collagen supplements. This powdered supplement has been shown to help the body produce more collagen and reduce signs of wrinkles, according to a Skin Pharmacology and Physiology study.Parcells says you can optimize your skin's ability to fend off wrinkles by adding more than just vitamin C-rich foods to your diet."Foods high in healthy fats, such as avocados and fish, decrease our body's immune response, protect against free radical damage, and attract water to skin cells to reduce wrinkles," says Parcells.When possible, try to get your vitamin C from food sources, which should provide sufficient enough levels of this vitamin to support collagen production. If you opt for a pill, be wary of how much of it your taking. Read more: Dangerous Side Effects of Taking Too Much Vitamin C.For more healthy eating news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!
"As fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore."
Her firefighter struggles to save a young witness from very bad gangsters and a blazing inferno Every student who’s ever taken a creative writing course has heard the phrases “man versus man” and “man versus nature,” but one imagines filmmaker Taylor Sheridan circling them both in his notebook and jotting, “YES. THIS.” in the margin. His work as writer and/or director of films like “Hell or High Water” and “Wind River,” as well as the TV show “Yellowstone,” often sets his characters against nature, both in the compositional and confrontational sense. Sheridan’s very much in his wheelhouse in “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” a tale of a firefighter seeking redemption, a sheriff and his wife fighting for survival, and a young witness trying to elude his captors, and all of them coping with a massive forest fire in Big Sky country. The stakes are high and the danger is always imminent in this straightforward thriller; it never bends the rules of the genre, but it certainly delivers on what it promises. Angelina Jolie stars as Hannah, a hard-partying Montana forest-fire-fighter whose just-one-of-the-guys demeanor hides the fact that she’s haunted by a mission gone wrong, where the wind changed direction and lives were lost despite her best efforts. The only person to see through the façade to her vulnerability is local sheriff Ethan (Jon Bernthal). Meanwhile, in Florida, coolly efficient assassins Jack (Aiden Gillen) and Patrick (Nicholas Hoult) blow up a DA’s house and make it look like an accident. Forensic accountant Mr. Casserly (Jake Weber, “Midway”) realizes he’s going to be the killers’ next target, so he takes off with son Connor (Finn Little, “Reckoning”) to hide out with Ethan and his wife Allison (Medina Senghore, “Happy!”), who’s six-months pregnant. The bad guys figure out the Casserlys’ plan and catch up to them, leaving a now-orphaned Connor to run off into the Montana woods to find help. Connor and Hannah have to cope with the forces of nature — a lightning strike takes out all the radios and other electronic equipment in her fire observation tower, so they can’t call for help — and everyone in this bucolic area of Montana must gear up for battle with the evil interlopers, who aren’t above torturing Allison (who’s not going to be easily victimized by anyone) or even setting the forest on fire in their quest for young Connor. (Jack and Patrick’s even scarier boss is played by Tyler Perry in one intense scene, adding to the filmmaker’s gallery of scene-stealing appearances in other directors’ movies.) The script by Sheridan and Michael Koryta and Charles Leavitt (based on Koryta’s novel) skillfully lays out the characters and relationships before sending everyone into fight-or-flight mode against a night sky that’s become more and more filled with ashes. (One does wonder why none of Hannah’s many fellow firefighters, introduced early in the film, immediately show up when the fire starts raging.) Cinematographer Ben Richardson (“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Mare of Easttown”) puts in a lot of effort to create context for the action, both in the expansive overhead shots of the forest but also right up close, whether it’s a shoot-out next to Ethan’s cabin or a panicked Connor fending for himself before encountering Hannah. “Those Who Wish Me Dead” allows for character development in both word and deed, and the cast achieves as much through their physical presences as through the acting. Jolie never doesn’t look like a movie star, but she’s still convincing as a rough-and-tumble ranger, and Senghore’s seeming proficiency with survival tactics make her a worthy opponent to Gillen and Hoult, whose villains are all the more unsettling due to their lack of sweaty overplaying. As Connor, Little spends much of the movie being traumatized, but he’s equally believable whether he’s in serious danger or having a brief bonding moment with one of the sympathetic older characters. There are a lot of crises going on here, but Sheridan and company have created a roster of characters with the skills to survive — and more importantly, with the kind of depth and humanity that makes viewers care whether or not they do. “Those Who Wish Me Dead” opens in US theaters and on HBO Max May 14. Read original story ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Film Review: Angelina Jolie Finds Redemption in Rescue At TheWrap