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Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate change caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases is wreaking havoc on our planet — from heat waves to heavy rainstorms to higher sea levels, the consequences of global warming are far-reaching. The mere thought of the irreversible damage being done to our planet is enough to leave us tossing and turning at night. But […]

Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control. Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day. The researchers found that self-control and energy are not […]

What’s Really Happening When Your Heart ‘Flutters’

What’s Really Happening When Your Heart ‘Flutters’

It might feel like sudden thumps, flutters or a change in speed — but what’s really happening when your heart feels like it skips a beat? And is it dangerous to your health? Dr. Margarita Rohr, internist at NYU Langone Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health, often sees patients who are concerned about their heart […]

Vatican Refuses to Go Gluten Free at Communion

Vatican Refuses to Go Gluten Free at Communion

The unleavened bread that Roman Catholics use in the celebration of Mass must contain some gluten, even if only a trace amount, according to a new Vatican directive. The directive, which was dated June 15 but received significant attention only after it was reported by Vatican Radio on Saturday, affirms an existing policy. But it […]

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 […]

Stress: The Contagious Disease

Stress: The Contagious Disease

When you’re stressed, do you think that it’s all about you? That your problems are yours and yours alone? That might be true in some ways, but here’s something to chew on: stress does not work in a silo. It is highly contagious, and It will eventually impact the people around you — wreaking havoc […]

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 […]

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 […]

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