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Air Conditioning Negatively Affects Productivity, Study Finds

Air Conditioning Negatively Affects Productivity, Study Finds

With the mercury peaking and the dog days of summer setting in, offices everywhere are fighting back the only way they know how: by cranking up the AC. As great as that first wave of cool air feels when you step inside on a muggy day, many offices tend to be too cool. This isn’t […]

The Truth About Superfoods

The Truth About Superfoods

Few lies can be told in one word, but “superfood” manages it. It is such an appealing idea: that some foods are healthy, some unhealthy and some superhealthy. Why change your habits, when you can correct them by adding goji berries? Why settle for boring old good health, when chia seeds on your cereal can […]

A Walk Is Good For Your Blood Sugar, Too

A Walk Is Good For Your Blood Sugar, Too

For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average blood sugar across the day and into the night, a small study finds. “Anything you can do to bring down glucose readings throughout the day is a good thing,” said senior author […]

The War On Meat: Is it Harmful, Healthy Or Both?

The War On Meat: Is it Harmful, Healthy Or Both?

  Sugar, salt, saturated fat. They’ve all had their turn in the spotlight, with studies and media reports vilifying each one for chipping away at your lifespan or increasing your risk of one disease or another. But the latest headlines point the finger at a different health enemy: Meat. “Eating more animal protein increases risk […]

8 Easy Ways To Protect Your Back

8 Easy Ways To Protect Your Back

Fend off back pain In any three-month period, about a quarter of American adults have at least one day of back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health. The first time often happens between ages 30 and 40 and, like all fun things, tends to become more common with age. “After the common cold, […]

Ways To Help Your Kids Make Healthy Snack Choices

Ways To Help Your Kids Make Healthy Snack Choices

You are what you eat. And nobody wants their kids to be junk. That’s all well and good, but how do you actually teach your kids not to go straight for the burgers, the cookies and candy made of 99% sugar while still keeping a happy family? Check out these eight tips for teaching your […]

Less Pain, More Energy

Less Pain, More Energy

A few years ago I was in constant, throbbing pain. My lower back and hip would rank a 9 or 10 on the pain scale for days. The doctors I went to said I was too young to have back problems. I hurt too much to snap back with snarky remarks. Fast forward a few […]

Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer And What Every Woman Needs To Know

Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer And What Every Woman Needs To Know

The problems started when I was only in my teens. I began having excessively painful and abnormally long menstrual cycles. My mother soon took me to be examined by a gynecologist, where we found out that my uterus and ovaries were filled with cysts. Years of treatment, biopsies and minor surgery resulted in terrible news: […]

10 Miraculous Things Women’s Bodies Do That You Never Realized

10 Miraculous Things Women’s Bodies Do That You Never Realized

The human body can run, jump, bend, break, repair and energize. Science has shown us how special our bodies are. And though men and women are extremely different, it’s the differences that make us compatible. We know the basic functions of the body, but some of these things that women’s bodies can do are incredible: […]

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

It’s been two years since beloved actor Robin Williams died by suicide, and one major legacy of his passing has been a continued conversation about the serious effects of psychological and neurological disorders. While we’ll never know what factors and conditions led to Williams’ death, he suffered from Lewy body dementia, a brain condition that can […]