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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 […]

Why You Need to Stay Far, Far Away from ‘Natural’ Supplements

Why You Need to Stay Far, Far Away from ‘Natural’ Supplements

Green tea powder extract and red yeast rice sound harmless enough, but a new report has flagged these and 13 other “all-natural” ingredients found in common supplements as potentially serious health risks. Organ failure, cardiac arrest, and cancer were among the potential complications that a Consumer Reports investigation linked to the ingredients, which are found in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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