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There's a Good Chance You're Wasting Money on That Filtered-Water Pitcher
Published: May 20, 2016 at 5:29pm EST
Your filtered water pitcher, whether it's a Brita or another brand, might not…
How Not to Die, According to Harvard Researchers
Published: May 20, 2016 at 5:19pm EST
Harvard researchers have spent 75 years studying a group of people for their healthy habits, diet, exercise, happiness, and longevity.
How to Give Yourself Vivid, Crazy Dreams
Published: May 3, 2016 at 12:05am EST
Dreams are seemingly totally out of your control, but a few techniques can help you have better, more interesting nighttime experiences.
Choking Dogs and Horror Films: The Strange Case of Dr. Heimlich and His Maneuver
Published: April 24, 2016 at 12:05am EST
When Dr. Henry Heimlich developed his famous maneuver in the 1970s, it was hailed…
How to Know if You're Addicted to Facebook
Published: March 24, 2016 at 5:57pm EST
Facebook and other forms of social media have become so ubiquitous that they might qualify as a verifiable disorder. But why does…
Think Twice Before Buying That Plastic Water Bottle
Published: March 18, 2016 at 11:06am EST
You've probably heard vague warnings about not reusing disposable plastic water bottles, but are they really so bad? And what…
11 Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe
Published: February 9, 2016 at 12:05am EST
Alcohol is one of the most popular, and therefore most mythologized, substances on Earth. Some of these myths, including the ones…
The 7 Steps to Stopping a Cold in Its Tracks
Published: January 28, 2016 at 11:19am EST
It's impossible to avoid catching a cold at some point in your life, so when you do, follow these steps to return to health in no time.
Myths About Metabolism You Really Shouldn’t Believe
Published: January 22, 2016 at 12:49pm EST
Weight and metabolism are closely linked in popular mythology, but is there a scientific basis for this belief? And if not, what…
Your First Addiction: The Science Behind How TV Rots Your Brain
Published: January 7, 2016 at 10:45am EST
Your parents have probably told you that television rots your brain, but just how bad for you is TV? We turned to the research…
All the Reasons Your Hot Sauce Obsession Is Good for You
Published: January 7, 2016 at 12:05am EST
Most foods you love turn out to be bad for you, but in the case of hot sauce, your affinity for spice may make you healthier,…
The Complete Scientific Guide to Getting Over Your Hangover
Published: December 31, 2015 at 12:05am EST
Virtually everyone who drinks alcohol has experienced a hangover. While scientists still aren't sure exactly what causes them,…
Why It's Time to Stop Believing Salt Is the Devil
Published: December 18, 2015 at 11:27am EST
For years, it was taken as a given that excessive salt consumption led to high blood pressure and stroke. But new science…
The Case Against the Calorie
Published: December 15, 2015 at 12:05am EST
Every packaged food in the United States has a calorie count on it, but is that a useful piece of nutritional information? A large body of scientific evidence suggests that…
Health Mistakes From Your 20s That You'll Pay for Later
Published: December 9, 2015 at 10:37am EST
You may feel invincible when you’re in your 20s, but these common health mistakes could lead to more serious problems when you’re older.
What to Do When You Can’t Poop
Published: November 30, 2015 at 1:49pm EST
When you’re in gastrointestinal distress, it can feel like there’s no solution. With these science-backed tips, though, you can find relief for constipation.
Secretly Dangerous Foods You’re Probably Eating Anyway
Published: November 16, 2015 at 11:12am EST
Food is supposed to nourish you, but these foods actually come with a big danger sign.
Signs You’re Stressed and Don’t Even Know It
Published: November 11, 2015 at 2:54pm EST
Being stressed seems pretty straightforward, but these signs of stress are less-obvious ways stress wreaks havoc on your body.