health

23andMe & 4 Other DNA Kits Are Having A Rare Sale Today & Here Are All The Details

Even though I regularly lament the general awfulness of 2018, it's a glorious time to be alive. Thanks to technological advances, we can get pretty much anything delivered to our doorsteps — including detailed reports about our ancestry. April 25 is …
By Ayana Lage

7 Signs Someone Might Be Emotionally Unstable

It's common for people to have shifts in emotions — after all, life is filled with ups and downs — but there's a difference between experiencing a wide spectrum of emotions and reacting to everything in some extreme ways. According to experts, there …
By Carina Wolff

A New Male Contraceptive May Prevent Sperm From "Swimming" — At Least Temporarily

As science continues to advance, so, too, does the idea of a male birth control pill. Various researchers have been trying to create a male oral contraceptive for a while now. The latest? A potential male contraceptive pill that may prevent sperm fro…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Early Signs Of Multiple Sclerosis To Be Aware Of

It's always a good idea to keep an eye out for any and all changes in your body, especially when it comes to the early signs of multiple sclerosis (MS). Not only is it important be your own health advocate, but since MS is one of those conditions tha…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Ways Acupuncture Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Most everyone knows what acupuncture is, but do you actually know how it affects you? The age-old practice has been around for at least two thousand years (and some people believe it is much older than that), and despite any skepticism about its effi…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Delivering The Royal Baby Cost Less Than Having A Non-Royal Baby In The U.S.

As you are likely well aware, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child earlier this week, and now I'm even more jealous of William and Kate's picture-perfect family — especially after seeing Duchess's flawless post-birth appearance. Wit…
By Ayana Lage

A New Study Shows Why Women Get More Migraines Than Men — & Why It Took So Long To Figure Out

Ever had a migraine? You'd know if you did: migraines are often cited as one of the worst pain experiences people will experience, even worse than childbirth — and, because women get more migraines than men, many of them will have the, uh, opportunit…
By JR Thorpe

This Super Common Supplement Could Help Your Liver Recover From Damage, A New Study Says

You probably know that probiotics are reported to help your body out in tons of different ways — from better digestion and increased immune function, to improved absorption of nutrients, probiotics arecan be powerful little bacteria that can up the b…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

7 Questions To Ask Yourself To Determine If A Therapist Or A Life Coach Is Better For You

During my teens, when I was dealing with anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder, I began seeing a therapist. I went to several over the years, and they helped me develop coping skills and gain control over my mental health. Then, last year, I st…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Mental Tricks To Help You Sleep That Actually Work

I was taught growing up that you'll fall asleep more easily if you imagine jumping sheep and count them, but this never seemed to work for me. The image's repetitive nature would bore me, and my own thoughts would take over. This left me wondering, w…
By Suzannah Weiss

Des Linden Didn’t Just Win The Boston Marathon — She Reminded Me Of The REAL Reason I Run

About two weeks ago, I saw something on my Facebook newsfeed that stopped me mid-scroll: the weather report for the upcoming Monday showed a light monsoon with teeth-chattering temperatures. On any other Monday, this type of disheartening weather wou…
By Erin Kelly

5 Ways Your Sex Life Changes As You Get Older — For The Better

We’re taught to believe that our sex drives and sex lives decline as we age. But many find that their desire for and enjoyment of sex actually goes up as they get older, and there's research to support this. If we can stop pretending that sex is some…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's How To Tell EXACTLY Where You Are In Your Menstrual Cycle

You’ve probably heard that there are four stages of the menstrual cycle (menstrual, follicular, ovulation, and luteal, in case you were wondering) and that what stage you’re in affects your fertility. But how do you know what stage you’re currently g…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Sexual Insecurities You Can Officially Put To Bed

Plenty of us have something that makes us insecure in bed, whether that’s related to our looks or our performance. That’s totally normal. But it’s not particularly helpful. The best sex happens when we forget about what our partners think about us an…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Things You Should Do If You Get Sick While You’re On Vacation

It’s never fun getting sick, but it’s even less fun if you’re traveling when it happens. Fortunately, though, feeling a bit off isn’t necessarily a vacation-killer; there are still plenty of ways to enjoy your vacation if you get sick while traveling…
By Lucia Peters

Presenting In Front Of Others Can Actually Help You Perform Better, According To Science

If the idea of giving a presentation at school or work leaves you feeling queasy, freaked out, or generally a mess, take heart — new research shows that having an audience can actually help you perform better. And while the especially introverted amo…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This Is What E. Coli, The Infection Linked To Romaine Lettuce, Feels Like

Have romaine lettuce in your fridge but not sure where it was grown? It's time to toss it ASAP. The Centers for Disease Control has expanded its E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region. If you've eaten romaine lettuce…
By Brandi Neal

7 Body Parts You Don't Have To Clean As Often As You Think

When it comes to hygiene, it's easy to think that the more you clean and groom yourself, the healthier you'll be. However, there are times when cleaning a body part can do more harm than good, and there are a number of self-cleaning body parts, and b…
By Carina Wolff

9 Surprising Ways Adopting A Dog Can Instantly Improve Your Health

If you're convinced that having a dog makes you a better person, you're probably right. Study after study has shown the health benefits of having a dog, from reduced stress to improved heart health, to a better social life — the list just goes on and…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Ways To Catch Up On Sleep That Actually Work

If you are wondering how much sleep should you be getting, the typical answer is seven to nine hours per night, according to The National Sleep Foundation. But be honest, do you actually get that much shuteye? Between work, and travel, and stress — a…
By Carolyn Steber