health

8 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Exercise When You're Depressed

Finding the motivation to maintain an exercise routine isn't easy for anyone, and it can be especially difficult for those of us struggling with depression or other mental health disorders. One of the most universal symptoms of mental illness (or…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

17 Products You Need If You're A Person Who Loves A Good Nap

You know what's dope AF? Naps. Nothing gets me stoked like the idea of nap time. What were we thinking when we were kids, resisting naps and whining about them like complete twits? If you want to snooze all day, every day, at work, at home, on the…
By Megan Grant

8 Extremely Chill Races You'll Actually Want To Sign Up For — Even If You're Not A Runner

If you're not a runner, running events can seem super intimidating. Luckily there are some easy running races you'll actually want to sign up for, even if you're only just starting out on the track. Even though you might be running a half marathon…
By Mika Doyle

Here's The Reason Your Cycle May Be Out Of Whack After A Vacation

Does travel affect your period? Anecdotally, I can say yes. I traveled full time for five and a half years and when I went to a new country, it absolutely messed with my cycle. After flying somewhere new, my period would come late — or not at all.…
By Emma McGowan

How Sleeping With A Fan On At Night Affects Asthma

If you have asthma, you have more trouble breathing at night, and it's gotten worse during the summer heatwave, you might be wondering if sleeping with the fan on is bad for your asthma. And, if you don't have central air, and your apartment is as…
By Brandi Neal

Science Says This Is The BEST Time To Eat Protein When You're Working Out

If you're exercising regularly, particularly if you happen to be using weights, you've likely heard a lot of talk about the importance of protein to help your muscles. But what does protein actually do for the body when you work out — and when…
By JR Thorpe

The Connection Between Social Media & Your Stress Levels Is *Super* Complicated

Of the many new questions that have arisen in the digital age, few are as contested as the impact of social media on mental health. Our online lives have been associated with anxiety, stress, and depression; social media has been linked to poorer…
By Emily Dixon

9 Easy Workouts You Should Try If You Spend All Day Sitting At Your Desk

After a long day of sitting at your desk, it can seem daunting to have to go to a workout class instead of finally making your way home. But staying active is important for your mind and body, especially if you're feeling stiff. There are a number…
By Carina Wolff

The World’s Oldest Cheese Was Just Discovered In Egypt — And It Might Be Cursed

Cheese lovers across the world, listen up: This is one cheese we should all stay away from. The world's oldest cheese has been discovered in Egypt... and apparently, it might be cursed. Yes, you read that right. Someone maybe put a hex on cheese. A…
By Brandi Neal

The FDA Just Approved A Generic, Potentially Cheaper Version Of The EpiPen

People with severe allergies could see some financial relief soon. A generic EpiPen was just approved by the FDA, and it could make this lifesaving medication cheaper and more accessible. The EpiPen is an auto-injector that injects the hormone…
By Mika Doyle

I Tried This Berry Elixir To Make My Period Regular & Here's What Happened To My Cycle

To say I have an irregular period would be a massive understatement. It would be more accurate to say it's practically missing. Ever since I had an eating disorder from ages 15-18, I've been going months between periods — how many months, there's no…
By Suzannah Weiss

6 Surprising Health Benefits Of Sleeping With A Fan On

It's the middle of August, which means one thing: it's really hot outside, and the weather has probably never been so humid. Falling asleep without something that will keep you cool simply isn't an option. Not only will you find it a lot harder to…
By Jessica Booth

This Woman Lost A Contact — And Found It In Her Eye 28 Years Later

In case you needed something to panic about today, may I direct your attention to this woman who lost a contact in her eye for 28 years? No? I may not direct your attention there? Well, too late because that’s where we’re headed so come alone for…
By Mia Mercado

6 Surprising Reasons You Might Want To Use Female Condom

When you hear the word “condom,” most people picture a latex sheath that rolls down over the head of the penis. That’s a “male condom” or, more accurately, an “external condom.” But did you know there’s another kind of condom? It’s commonly called a…
By Emma McGowan

6 Things Your OB/GYN Wishes You’d Think About When You’re Shopping For New Clothes

When you're shopping for new clothes, do you ever think about how each item can affect your health? As weird as it may seem, OB/GYNs say there are some things they wish you'd think about more when you're shopping for some wardrobe updates. Some…
By Kristine Fellizar

10 Body Parts You Can Actually Live Without

Believe it or not, the body is full of parts and organs that you don't actually need to survive. While many of them are there for a specific purpose, and are therefore necessary in some capacity, plenty of people have parts removed due to injury or…
By Carolyn Steber

The REAL Problem With Straw Bans, According To 7 People Who Are Against Them

By now, most people know about the massive conversation surrounding plastic straw bans, which are designed to reduce waste caused by single-use plastics. Straw bans have been enacted by companies such as Starbucks, which plan to get rid of plastic…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Brilliant Mental Tips To Prevent You From Overreacting In Any Situation

When something happens that gets your blood boiling, it's hard not to give in to your first instinct and react emotionally — but nothing feels worse than regretting an extreme reaction to a situation. Thankfully, there are mental tricks you can use…
By Carina Wolff

8 Fascinating Ways Your Workout Affects Your Hormones

When we think of exercising, we tend to think of the benefits for mood and energy, as well as our physical health. But exercise can have an even more subtle effect on our bodies. And I'm talking about on the chemical level: There are a number of…
By Carina Wolff

8 Ways Even A 20-Minute Walk Can Change Your Brain

Despite what some people think, you don't need a fancy gym membership to get the health benefits of working out. Walking is something you probably do on a daily basis without a second thought — whether while completing chores around the house or…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro