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Commentators Asked Mikaela Shiffrin Why She Got Sick Before A Race & People Are PISSED

Team USA alpine ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in giant slalom, but now, she's getting attention for getting sick before her second gold medal attempt in the slalom. Commentators asked Mikaela Shiffrin why she…
By Ayana Lage

Science Just Figured Out A New, Surprising Health Benefit Of Eating Yogurt

I don't do well with soft foods – cottage cheese, pudding and yogurt make me feel like I've reverted to infancy. But if you're a yogurt fan, unlike me, I've got good news for you. According to a new study, eating yogurt may reduce your risk of develo…
By Ayana Lage

Snowboarder Maddie Mastro's Olympic Dreams Don't Stop At PyeongChang

As a teenager, I spent most of my time sleeping and updating my Tumblr blog — but that's not the case for Maddie Mastro, a snowboarder who competed for Team USA during the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Not only is Mastro ridiculousl…
By Ayana Lage

4 Winter Olympians Share What They Love Most About Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is blessedly here, and we're all celebrating in different ways. Maybe you have a romantic dinner planned, or perhaps you're going to drink the night away with friends instead of finding a date. No matter how you're acknowledging the h…
By Ayana Lage

This Plane Drew A Heart Shape In The Sky For Valentine’s Day & It’s Too Sweet

I'm hopelessly cynical when it comes to Valentine's Day, even though I celebrate it with my husband every year. If you love the holiday, I totally understand — I usually use it as an excuse to get flowers and a nice dinner — but when it comes to gran…
By Ayana Lage

Science Discovered A New Way To Stop The Flu From Spreading In Public & It’s A Game Changer

Flu season is always miserable, but this year's flu virus has proven especially concerning. In the U.S., we've seen a record number of deaths and hospitalizations. On top of that, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu activity is st…
By Ayana Lage

9 Old-Fashioned Cold Remedies That Definitely Don't Work

I fortunately haven't caught the flu this year, but I was miserably sick last winter. When every part of your body hurts and it feels like medication isn't working, you get desperate for a solution relatively quickly. When I was under the weather and…
By Ayana Lage

17 History-Making Black Women Whose Stories Almost Never End Up In Textbooks

It's Black History Month, which means that schools around the nation will have curriculum focused on notable Black people for the next four weeks (as opposed to, say, all year). I always enjoyed the things I learned during Black History Month, but I …
By Ayana Lage

11 Royal Wedding-Inspired Ideas You Can Steal From Meghan Markle For Your Own Ceremony

The big day is nearly here — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding is only three months away, and I'm so excited I could cry. I've been following news about the royal wedding obsessively, even though I'm done with wedding planning. If I was still …
By Ayana Lage

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is 3 Times More Common In Women Than In Men & Here’s Why

As I'm typing this, I'm in a fair amount of pain. My left hand is in a brace, but it still throbs continuously, and I get relief only when I don't use my hand for a while or go to sleep. I'm one of the unlucky folks with a carpal tunnel diagnosis — a…
By Ayana Lage

1,200 Olympic Security Guards Have Been Quarantined After A Norovirus Outbreak In PyeongChang

The 2018 Winter Olympics kick off on Feb. 8, but the PyeongChang Olympics Organizing Committee is facing a major logistical issue — USA Today reported that 1,200 Olympic security guards have been quarantined after a norovirus outbreak. According to t…
By Ayana Lage

Feeding Your Dog Raw Chicken Could Be Deadly — Here’s How To Protect Your Pup

Giving your dog a raw chicken to gnaw on may seem like a generous treat, but it could cause paralysis and even death, according to a new study from the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital. Raw chicken necks are a popular snack, e…
By Ayana Lage

Tom Brady's Sad "Losing" Face Has Immediately Become A Meme & Twitter Is Being Relentless

Depending on which team you were rooting for, the 2018 Super Bowl was either a really great night or a miserable one. It was a close game, and fans of both teams were nervous until the very last second when the Philadelphia Eagles won it 41-33, beati…
By Ayana Lage

People Are Calling Out The Super Bowl Ads That Stereotype Women & There Are More Than You Think

Even if you aren't much of a football fan, you might choose to watch the 2018 Super Bowl just for the commercials. According to Sports Illustrated, the average advertiser spends more than $5 million on a 30-second 2018 Super Bowl commercial, so the a…
By Ayana Lage

Of Course Twitter Had The BEST One-Liners For That Weird Super Bowl Blackout

As the Philadelphia Eagles played the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LII on Sunday, television screens around the nation briefly went dark. If you're like me, you may have assumed the blackout was due to someone at your Super Bowl party sitti…
By Ayana Lage

The Number One Germiest Place In The Airport Is Something You Likely Use Every Time You Fly

If you're planning to visit a warm vacation destination to escape brutal winter weather, no one will blame you (and many, in fact, may be quite jealous). But you *will* be traveling in the midst of flu season, and according to a new study, you're goi…
By Ayana Lage

Um, So Martha Stewart Has A Wine Company & It Makes Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes

Wine lovers, rejoice with me: Not only does Martha Stewart have her own wine company, but the company makes Valentine's Day gift sets, and if you were wondering how in the world you're going to scrounge together a Galentine's day gift for your bestie…
By Ayana Lage

7 American Wedding Traditions Meghan Markle Won't Get To Do When She Marries Prince Harry

Meghan Markle is truly living her best life. Not only is she marrying a literal prince in less than four months, but she's also an accomplished actor who may be able to continue working after she gets hitched to Prince Harry. The wedding will almost …
By Ayana Lage

This Is The Best Way To Clean Your Apartment To Kill Flu Germs, According To Experts

If you haven't gotten the flu this winter, consider yourself lucky — the infection is now considered widespread in every state but Hawaii, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You may be taking precautions to avoid the brutal …
By Ayana Lage

The One Thing To Do In The Morning If You’re Running Late

I'm a perpetually late person, and I've accepted it as part of who I am. I've been late for dates, church, formal events, doctor's appointments, flights — I'm still surprised I was on time for my own wedding. I've chalked my lateness up to my optimis…
By Ayana Lage