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Women’s Health: The 10 Health Advantages of Women over Men

Women’s Health: The 10 Health Advantages of Women over Men

Women are often called weak sex, but are it so? After all, according to scientists, women have many advantages over men when it comes to health. Let’s find out more about them.

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1. Women Live Much Longer

Statistics argue that the average life expectancy of women significantly exceeds the average life expectancy of men, and so it has always been.

The exact cause of such differences is unknown: scientists say that women less than men suffer from cardiovascular diseases, which are the main cause of death. Also, this may be the result of the fact that women are easier to maintain contact with friends and relatives, and this sociability is very conducive to longevity.

2. Women Much Easier To Tolerate Pain
They say that men can tolerate pain very staunchly, but this is not entirely true. It turns out that women are less sensitive to pain, and this is a scientifically proven fact. Scientists believe that nature has provided women with this gift for a reason: the lower pain threshold helps the beautiful half of humanity to bear labor more easily.

3. Women Are Less Prone To Cancer of the Head and Neck
Statistics do not lie: men suffer from malignant tumors of the head and neck 2-3 times more often than women. Doctors believe that the reason for this selectivity of cancer lies in bad habits because the stronger sex is more likely to use alcohol and tobacco, which is one of the reasons for this ailment.

4. Mature Women Are Less Likely To Have Melanoma
The chances of developing melanoma in women up to 45 years are higher than in men of the same age category, researchers attribute this fact to women’s love for sunburn. But if we look at statistics for the elderly, then the picture is quite the opposite: women over 45 suffer from melanoma much less often.

Health Advantages of Women over Men

5. Women’s Sense of Smell Is Better Than That of Men
Recent studies have convincingly demonstrated that women have 50% more cells in the olfactory bulb, a special area of the brain responsible for sensitivity to odors. Scientists do not know exactly why nature ordered it. Some believe that such a sensitive sense of smell helps women to better distinguish pheromones by choosing a partner. Others are convinced that an acute scent was given to the fair sex to protect their children from infections.

6. Women Have More Good Cholesterol
Good cholesterol plays an important role in supporting heart health, especially in older age.

7. Women’s Memory Is Better Than Men’s
It turns out that the ability to remember in women is higher than that of men. Why is it so far – it is not known, according to one version, this is due to the fact that men are more prone to hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

8. The Beautiful Sex Is Less Inclined To Alcoholism
Many researchers agree that the risk of alcoholism in men is two times higher than that of women. It turns out that this is due to the fact that men develop a “hormone of happiness”, dopamine, in response to alcohol. Women, however, drink alcoholic beverages from time to time to dump the stress, so their chances of becoming an alcoholic are less.

9. With Excess Weight, Women Are Less Likely To Have Fat In The Abdomen
Fat deposits in women often accumulate in the buttocks, on the legs and hands. Why is it important? Because it helps women to be healthier. Fat accumulation in the abdomen is a dangerous accumulation of fat around the internal organs, which leads to disease.

10. And, finally, women are less likely to have a heart attack. The risk of developing heart failure appears in men ten years earlier than in women. Here a big role is played not only by the level of good cholesterol but also by the fact that women are more attentive to their health.

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Harley Pasternak: How to Get a Brazilian Booty!

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Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author, with titles including The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet. Tweet him @harleypasternak.

I must admit that I’m not much of a soccer fan, but (or “butt,” I should say) every four years I get World Cup fever like everyone else. This year, of course, the World Cup is in Brazil, known for beautiful beaches, capoeira and, well, Brazilian booties! That’s right: Brazil takes pride in the fact that its spectacular beaches are thronged with well-toned bottoms.

The following exercises will get you, too, on your way to backside perfection. Try three sets of 20 reps of each. Boa sorte (and sorry about that game last night, Brazil …)

Walking Lunge

Walking Lunge
Start by standing upright, feet together, holding two dumbbells at your sides (optional). Take a large controlled step forward with your right leg and lower your hips toward the floor as you bend both knees (almost at 90-degree angles). The back knee should come close to (but never actually touch) the ground. Your front knee should be directly over the ankle and the back knee should be pointing straight down. Push off with your left foot and bring it forward to the starting position. Next: Step forward and repeat with the left leg and alternate.

Step Across

Step Across
Stand next to a bench and plant your right foot firmly at the center of the bench. Pushing off with your right leg, bring your left up to standing and then crossing over behind you to the other side of the bench. Try not to touch the bench with your left leg when you bring it over. Then reverse the movement back to start. Try to keep your weight through your heel and avoid leaning forward, which puts too much pressure on your knee. Do all reps on one side, and then stand on the opposite side of the bench (or just turn around) to do the other side.

Stiff-Legged Dead Lift

Stiff-Legged Dead Lift
Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, with a dumbbell in each hand in front of you, palms facing in toward the front of your thighs. Inhale and, bending at the waist but keeping your back straight, push your butt backward and slide the dumbbells down the front of your thighs. Push your hips back as far as you can, feeling a stretch in your hamstrings. When you can no longer push your hips any further back, slide your hips forward back to standing. Repeat.

Single-Leg Squat

Single-Leg Squat
Start with all your weight on your left foot, with your right leg slightly bent and your right toe slightly touching the ground. Squat using only the muscles of your left leg, then come back up using only those muscles. Once you’ve done all your reps, switch legs.

Dolphin Extensions

Dolphin Extensions
Lying face-down on a flat bench with your hands securely holding onto the underside of the front of the bench, extend your lower back as you lift your straightened legs up as high as you can, then return them back down again. Try to keep your lower body from resting on the bench between sets.

Source: Harley Pasternak: How to Get a Brazilian Booty!

Savannah Guthrie to L’Wren Scott: See the Week’s Most Emotional Stories

03/22/2014 at 08:00 AM EDT

Savannah Guthrie to L'Wren Scott: See the Week's Most Emotional Stories

Savannah Guthrie and her new husband, Michael Feldman

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Savannah Guthrie’s wedding and baby news warmed readers’ hearts this week. Meanwhile, the tragic news of L’Wren Scott’s death shook the fashion community as well as readers.

Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian tried out some interesting new styles, which got vastly different reactions.

And one man’s crazy 2,800-mile trek on foot from China to Germany produced the week’s wildest viral video.

Below, check out the five stories that got the strongest reactions on this week. And let us know what you think of every story by clicking on the icons at the bottom.

Love Today cohost Savannah Guthrie and her boyfriend of five years, Michael Feldman, were married last weekend outside Tucson, Ariz. And the guests were in for a special surprise, too: Guthrie also revealed that she’s expecting her first child.

Wow A lot happens when a guy walks from China to Germany. He encounters snow, sandstorms and killer bees. He takes 30,000 pictures. He becomes incredibly hairy. And he documents it all in a video that became this week’s craziest viral sensation.

Angry Miley Cyrus has gotten lots of attention for her famous tongue. But the focus shifted to the inside of her lower lip this week – where she tattooed what appears to be an emoji of a sad kitty, much to the dismay of many readers.

Sad The week’s most tragic story, of course, was the death of L’Wren Scott, the fashion designer and girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. Scott, 49, was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide inside her Manhattan apartment.

LOL The comic relief of the week came from Kim Kardashian, who disguised herself in a crazy-curly wig, a full sculpted mask and some stained gap teeth for a prank on Oxygen’s new show Celebrities Undercover. Unrecognizable … and hilarious!

Check back again next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.

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Kristen Stewart Indulges in Grilled Cheese and Spicy Vodka Cocktails in N.Y.C.

Kristen Stewart In NYC
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For Kristen Stewart, there’s nothing like a peppery cocktail or two to chase down dinner.

On Thursday night, the actress — dressed casually in jeans and a tee — was spotted at Beauty & Essex, a popular restaurant on New York City’s Lower East Side. She ordered up house favorites like the grilled cheese, smoked bacon and tomato soup dumplings, made with five different cheeses “for maximum melty cheese goodness,” chef Chris Santos told PEOPLE.

But the Twilight star didn’t eat alone.

“It appeared to be a family night out as Kristen came in with her dad and another woman,” said a source. “She was very laid back and was especially nice and polite to their server.”

After a round of the dining spot’s signature cocktail, the Masterly Touch (made with vodka, lemon-thyme nectar and Campari pearls), the actress requested a different libation that packed some heat. So Beauty & Essex’s mixologist created a custom drink for her, made with vodka, muddled cucumber, jalapeños, lime, simple syrup and a splash of Grand Marnier.

Beauty & Essex Grilled Cheese Dumplings
Courtesy Beauty & Essex

“It was a hit with Stewart and she drank a few of them,” the source added.

Want to try her custom cocktail for yourself? Shake one up tonight:

Kristen Stewart’s Spicy Vodka Cocktail
Makes 1

1½ oz vodka
½ jalapeno, muddled to a pulp
5 cucumber slices, muddled
4 lime wedges, muddled
1½ oz simple syrup
¼ cup lime juice
Splash of Grand Marnier

Add all the contents to a cocktail shaker, and combine. Add ice and shake again. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, and serve.

—Nancy Mattia

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