10 Everyday Habits That Cause Wrinkles

Forgetting to slather on SPF is perhaps the biggest sin we commit against our skin, but these seemingly innocent moves can also sabotage even the healthiest complexions – check them out!

8 Important Things Probiotics Can Do

Probiotics are live micro-organisms that support healthy populations of bacteria in your digestive tract. When the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut is off, you can develop diarrhea, constipation, bloating and other ailments. Probiotics help restore order in the gut, according to a new paper on probiotics in Frontiers on Microbiology. But

Here’s Why Yawns Are So Contagious

It’s an age-old question: Why is yawning contagious? Countless studies have backed up how yawning is contagious. But an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, Rohan Kapitány, wasn’t convinced. He didn’t ask why is yawning contagious. Instead, he asked: What if yawning isn’t actually contagious? The truth might surprise you! After reviewing the literature,

10 Ways to Help Someone With Depression

When a friend or family member is struggling, our natural instinct is to take action and give them what we consider “helpful” advice. But here’s how to help someone with depression: hold off on the guidance and just listen. “Listening with compassion allows your friend to express the wrenching physical and emotional aspects of depression,”

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Help You to Recover From Addiction

In the addiction recovery industry, the word ‘meditation’ has become a buzzword. When you or someone you love is in their journey towards drug or alcohol addiction recovery, then you want to improve on every level to obtain long-term sobriety. This involves recovering your spiritually and mentally as well as physically. Meditation is an efficacious

5 Medical Reasons You’re Always Cold

If you’re constantly wondering: ‘Why am I always cold?’, iron-deficiency anemia might be to blame. Red blood cells need iron to carry oxygen into the blood, and low levels of iron could hurt your circulation, says registered dietitian nutritionist Alyssa Tucci, RDN, a registered dietitian in New York, NY. ‘Coldness in extremities—hands and feet—is most

Here’s How Stress Affects Your Brain

Your brain takes a beating when anxiety gets out of hand. Here’s how stress affects your brain—and how to calm back down again. Effects of stress: Your brain doesn’t learn as well Neural stem cells in the hippocampus—a structure important for learning and memory—typically develop into neurons. But under chronic stress, these stem cells instead

10 Worst Pieces of Advice Allergy Doctors Have Ever Heard

Allergies are hypersensitive responses from the immune system to substances that either enter or come into contact with the body. Nearly half of Americans have some type of allergy—how many of these allergy myths have you fallen for?

4 Signs You Have an Electrolyte Imbalance

You may have heard about getting electrolytes from sports drinks. Well, electrolytes are actually minerals—sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, phosphate, bicarbonate—that dissolve in the body’s fluids, creating electrically charged ions. “Some are positive, some are negative,” says Robin Foroutan, RD, a nutritionist and New York City-based spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “They

6 Signs You Need to See Your Dentist Right Away

If you’re having pain, bleeding, swelling, or other unusual symptoms in your mouth, it’s best to seek urgent dental care before the underlying problem becomes worse, says ADA spokesperson Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty, DMD, a dentist in San Antonio, Texas. Ideally, though, “prevention is key,” she says. “Instead of waiting until you’re in pain, doing your

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