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Is Social Media Hurting You?

Is Social Media Hurting You?

Social media is evolving, with the major platforms constantly offering new tools and features to attract and retain their users. Facebook has a live-streaming feature. Instagram has Stories. Twitter has the President’s tweets. Well, maybe that last one isn’t part of the evolution. But it’s certainly one of the aspects of social media that keeps […]

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

Do you find yourself quietly seething at your desk when things don’t go your way at work? Have you shouted at colleagues, or said things that you thought were acceptable but turned out to be hurtful? Do you often find yourself stranded by your emotions, full of unnamable energy but too agitated to use it? […]

Will Eating Meat Give You Cancer?

Will Eating Meat Give You Cancer?

When the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this October linking processed meats and red meats to an increased risk of cancer, the nation stood divided. As a long-time vegan, my mind was already made up — I stood on the side of the fence that felt validated by the WHO’s findings. Humanitarian issues […]

The Skinny On “Good” Fats

The Skinny On “Good” Fats

    When you hear the word “fat,” what do you think? It can definitely have a negative connotation, and we have been taught not to consume too much because of the impact it has on our health. But as we’ve been slowly starting to realize through recent health studies and articles, fat is not […]

The Annoying Medical Condition Nearly Every Woman Will Have

The Annoying Medical Condition Nearly Every Woman Will Have

For most of my teens and early-20s, my cycle ran like clockwork. Every 28 days. Minimal cramping. Moderate flow. Run-of-the mill moodiness. Then all of a sudden, in my mid- to late-20s, shit hit the fan. I started bleeding for two weeks at a time. The flow was something closer to a crime scene than […]

Watch Your Facial Routine

Watch Your Facial Routine

In the pursuit of clear, smooth skin, sometimes what you don’t put on your face is just as crucial as what you do. “People bring in bags and bags of products they’ve tried,” says Durham, NC-based dermatologist Brooke Jackson, MD. “But less is often more with skincare.” Slathering on every new wonder cream can irritate […]

11 Unexpected Health-Promoting Benefits of Yoga

11 Unexpected Health-Promoting Benefits of Yoga

For 5,000 years, hardcore yoga practitioners have been touting yoga’s mental and physical powers. Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert to reap the benefits — adding just a few poses to your daily routine can help your health in all kinds of unexpected ways. “On a physical level, yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, […]

What Is Sickle Cell Disease?

What Is Sickle Cell Disease?

The term sickle cell disease (SCD) describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle hemoglobin, in their red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. “Inherited” means that the disease is passed by genes […]

Unexpected Things That Are Stealing Your Sleep

Unexpected Things That Are Stealing Your Sleep

Without sleep, your health — both mental and physical — as well as your ability to focus seriously suffers. And let’s be honest, without an adequate amount of rest, none of us are fun to be around. There are a few tried and true ways to get a better night’s sleep, such as not consuming […]

10 Facts On Blood Transfusion

10 Facts On Blood Transfusion

Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood. The need for blood transfusion may arise at any time in both urban and rural areas. The unavailability of blood has led to deaths and many patients suffering from ill-health. An adequate and reliable supply […]