5 Strange Reasons You Can’t Sleep

Sometimes the reason you’re tossing and turning at night is clear. Maybe you’re leading a huge meeting the next morning, or you ate a huge meal way too close to bedtime and feel too bloated to lie down. Other times, the culprit for your insomnia isn’t quite as obvious. You hit the gym, had a

The 9 Biggest Food Safety Mistakes You’re Probably Making Every Day

Plenty of the 48 million people who fall victim to foodborne illnesses each year couldn’t have done anything to avoid them. After all, we can only abide by those romaine lettuce recalls for E. coli and egg recalls for Salmonella after the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) reports them. But you wouldn’t believe how many food

These 5 Skin Conditions Get Worse When You’re Stressed

When you’re really effing stressed out about a big project, fighting with your S.O., or going through a major life change, you can at least slap a smile on and no one can see the swirling storm inside, right? Well, not exactly. One of the bonus perks of stress is that it can take it

5 Worst Eye Care Mistakes You’re Making

Honestly, we’re all guilty of at least one or two shady ocular habits. But how bad is it, really, to leave your sunglasses at home on a sunny day, or to hop into the shower with your contact lenses in when you’re pressed for time? The truth is, even actions that seem completely harmless can

What Is Vitamin D Good For? 4 Health Benefits

Vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins your body needs for optimal health. Low levels of the vitamin can put you at greater risk of infection, depression, and even decreased bone health. Nicole Avena, Ph.D. and assistant professor of neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and Kelli McGrane,

Facts About Thyroid Cancer You Should Know

You probably don’t give much thought to your thyroid, but the small butterfly-shaped gland in your neck—normally measuring between 4 and 6 centimeters or 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide—has a huge impact on your entire body. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone (TH), which regulates your body’s metabolism, heartbeat, temperature, mood, and other important processes—reaching out

7 Reasons Your Eyes Are So Watery

Tears wash away toxins and foreign invaders, protect the surface of the eye, and provide nutrients to your peepers. Something as simple as laughing or yawning can cause your eyes to water; so can spending too much time in bright light or in front of screens. None of these is cause for much concern. But

7 Common Things That Could Trigger Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults—18 percent of the population—every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. We all get anxious over certain circumstances, but if you’re experiencing feelings of nervousness or unease for no apparent reason, one of these subtle, everyday

28 Secrets Your Pharmacist Isn’t Telling You

Who should you turn to with questions about your medicines? The answer should be your pharmacist but you may not know what your pharmacist can do for you. Learn how to save money, avoid mistakes, and get the most out of your visit to the drugstore.

6 Great Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Sugar

Cutting out sugar isn’t easy, but the health benefits are exponential—and they kick in almost immediately after you rein in your sweet tooth. Here’s exactly what happens. You will look younger Sugar equals wrinkles, says Anthony Youn, MD, a plastic surgeon in Troy, Michigan, and author of The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals

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