modern wellness

A Chemical In McDonald’s Fries Could Be The Best Treatment For Hair Loss, A New Study Says

If you've ever eaten fast food, then you should already know that McDonald's has the best french fries, like, in the entire world. This is basically a fact. What you definitely didn't know, though, is that not only are they delicious all the time (se…
By Jessica Booth

13 Old Wives Tales About Sleep Cures That Are True

I thought my first real sleepless night was a joke. After a full eight hours of tossing and turning, I texted my roommates: "literally slept zero hours last night lol." I fully expected to resume my regularly scheduled sleep programming the very next…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

11 Old-Fashioned Flu Remedies That Actually Work

If you're currently dousing your entire body in antibacterial soap on the reg and Googling whether or not you can temporarily live in a bubble because you're terrified of getting the flu that's going around this year, trust me: You're not alone. I'm …
By Kaitlyn Wylde

How To Tell If Your Flu Symptoms Are Actually Mono

When you're cloaked in a quilt of kleenex, it's hard to process much else other than the fact that you feel sick. But it's important to figure out what's ailing you so the proper treatment can be prescribed. With so many similar symptoms that can onl…
By Brittany Bennett

Your Flu Could Actually Be This OTHER Virus — & Knowing The Difference Could Help You Treat It

If flu season weren't already bad enough this year, there's another virus that mimics the flu but is actually something else entirely. If you're wondering how to tell if you have the flu, or something else, NBC News reported that symptoms of adenovir…
By Brandi Neal

People Can Spread The Flu Before They Even Know They Have It, So That's Fun

The 2018 flu season is no joke: the Center for Disease Control has said that it's "the most widespread on record" since officials began keeping track of it 13 years ago. So far in 2018 — note, we're not even a month into the year — the flu has caused…
By Jessica Booth

Here’s When You NEED To See The Doctor For A Case Of The Flu

News flash: It's flu season — and statistically, some of you reading this have already caught the dreaded virus. As you languish on the couch like the heroine of a 19th century romance, surrounded by a small mountain range of used tissues, you may be…
By Claire Warner

There’s A Disease Turning Deers Into Zombies & Apparently Humans Might Be Able To Catch It

I know it sounds like the premise of a low-budget horror film, but unfortunately, this is a description of a real life threat in the news today. Apparently, species of deer around the country are contracting some sort of condition being called "Zombi…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The One Thing To Do To Feel More Refreshed In The Morning

To say that I'm not a morning person would be an understatement. While some people can just roll out of bed all bright and shiny, I resemble someone from The Walking Dead. Same? I'm always looking for ways to feel more refreshed in the morning, but t…
By Brandi Neal

Science Just Discovered A Weird Way Swallowing Ocean Water Can Mess With Your Health

We all know that drinking ocean water is a sure fast way to dehydrate yourself and end up with a bout of indigestion due to its salt levels. But what's maybe been less obvious about the effects of drinking sea water is that, according to a new study,…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

This Surprising Nightly Routine Change Will Weirdly Help You Fall Asleep Faster

When counting sheep just doesn't cut it, where do you turn to figure out how to fall asleep faster? One of life's cruelest ironies is that while children are able to sleep as soon as their heads touch the pillow, they never actually want to go to bed…
By Claire Warner

9 Ways To Protect Yourself Against This Year’s Dangerous Flu Epidemic

Flu season is never good. We brace for it each year, comparing notes on if and how to get a flu shot, and swapping flu-related horror stories that often convince the flu shot-opposed among us to run straight to the doctor and beg for mercy. Not all f…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

11 Weird Ways Your Body Is Trying To Tell You To Drink More Water

We all know the doctor's advice. It's important to drink enough water throughout the day — otherwise, you'll suffer the symptoms of dehydration. But, with how busy we all are, it's easy to just... well, forget. So much so that it's a common New Year'…
By Brittany Bennett

Starbucks’ New Teavana Wellness Teas Are Here In Time To Help You Battle Your Winter Cold

Just in time for flu season, Starbucks is releasing a line a of specialty teas (they should totally be called Speacialteas, amirite?) that are going to help you battle both the winter cold and winter colds — in a healthy, invigorating, and calming wa…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here’s Why You Should ALWAYS Change Your Contact Lenses When You’re Supposed To

For those of us who grew up wearing glasses, the day we could start wearing contacts was a day for the history books. I remember that I was in seventh grade, I felt like the star of a back-to-school episode of Degrassi, and I vowed never again to ret…
By Maddy Foley

A Woman Contracted A Flesh-Eating Virus From Eating Raw Oysters

Whether you slurp them, suck them, or chew them, if you're an oyster lover like I am, then this story is going to terrify you. You've probably wondered once or twice if eating raw oysters is dangerous for your health — likely while eating them, becau…
By Michelle Gross

People Are Obsessed With This Weirdly Soothing Video Of Cilantro Being Chopped

There are many avenues of meditation. You can sprawl out on a mat in a candlelit yoga center, tuning your chakras to the vibrations of a gong. You can plug into your phone for a guided series. Or, if you're the internet, you can watch a video of some…
By Brittany Bennett

Apparently, We Have Ancient Sloth Poop To Thank For Avocados

Apparently, avocados are to the 2000s what prunes were to the 1970s, and both of these fruits have one thing in common: poop. While prunes can help make you poop, avocados evolved from ancient sloth poop. File this under things you wish you didn't kn…
By Brandi Neal

This Is The Creepiest Thing About You, According To Your Myers-Briggs Type

When all is said and done, the internet has two main purposes: cat videos and personality quizzes. Who among us can honestly say they haven't stayed up till the wee hours to find out what they should eat for breakfast based on their favorite Kardashi…
By Claire Warner

Here’s How Much Water You Should Actually Be Drinking Every Day

Water is one of the most important parts of maintaining one's health (or just, like, maintaining life in general, honestly). Staying hydrated is necessary in order to feel energized, flush out waste, and get nutrients to flow throughout your body — a…
By Jessica Booth