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Instagram Won't Notify Users About Screenshots Anymore, So We Can All Take A Deep Breath

Instagram Stories is a great way for users to share temporary content, announcements, visual montages, and collections of images with followers, without the permanence of uploading standard posts to one’s Insta profile. Super fun filters can adorn yo…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Disease Outbreaks Are More Likely In These U.S. States Because Of Unvaccinated Kids

The recent resurgence in disease outbreaks in the United States is leading researchers to investigate certain key areas where outbreaks in preventable illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) are occurring in higher numbers among school …
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

A New Study Shows How Much Ice Antarctica Has Lost & It’s Kind Of Scary

While efforts to better understand climate change, and what we can all do about it, remain an ongoing development on the part of nations and researchers worldwide, science continually shows us that these concerns are real — and if we want to create l…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

IKEA’s New Collection Helps Refugees In Need & The Pieces Are Gorgeous To Boot

IKEA's collaboration game has been on fire as of late. On June 8, it was announced that the Swedish furniture giant would be partnering with Saint Heron, Solange Knowles' multimedia collective, the details of which are still extremely under wraps. No…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Precut Melon May Be Contaminated With Salmonella & Here’s What You Need To Know

If you’ve bought any precut melon lately, you might want to toss it out ASAP. Precut melon linked to salmonella has resulted in a multi-state recall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). BuzzFeed reports that 60 people a…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This Is How Many People Are Needed To Create Social Change, According To Science

Social change is an ongoing process. Widespread societal shifts, from the gains made during the Civil Rights movement to #MeToo, tend to happen incrementally over time — usually, thanks the work of a vocal minority that catalyzes progress for the maj…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

A New Report Shows How Much The Rate Of Death By Suicide Has Risen In The U.S.

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the rate of death by suicide in the United States has risen by almost 30 percent since 1999. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by reports of suicide in the news la…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

7 Little Ways You Can Take Action During Pride Month

June is Pride Month, y'all — a time of celebration, solidarity, and action wherein rainbows, glitter, and parades abound. Our LGBTQ communities have fought valiantly for hard-won gains in recent years — like the Supreme Court's decision to legalize g…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This Badass Exercise Can Help Boost Your Mood, Too

Most of us notice a mood boost when we get some good movement in, whether it’s dance, yoga, or a particularly challenging spin class. Many of us know that exercise is a tried and true method of improving mood, though of course it's not a mental healt…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This Is What It’s Like To Have A Disordered Response To Stress

Stress in life runs along a spectrum from the mundane, like being stuck in heavy traffic, to the profoundly traumatic — like experiencing sexual assault, domestic violence, or war. Stress can also be caused by significant life events like starting a …
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

A Teen Developed This Life-Threatening Disease From Working Out Too Hard

While there’s no doubt it can feel good good to get a vigorous workout in — and exercise is super important to maintaining good health to boot — it is possible to work out too much, and the consequences can be pretty scary. Rhabdomyolysis (or rhabdo,…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Scientists Just Made A Major Breakthrough In Developing An HIV Vaccine

In a major step forward for potential HIV prevention, new research shows that an experimental HIV vaccine may halt the development of the virus: it’s been shown to neutralize dozens of HIV strains in guinea pigs, monkeys, and mice by kick starting th…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

7 Surprisingly Easy Hacks For Keeping Your Plants Alive

For those of us with mostly-green thumbs, indoor plants are a must for bringing a little life into our living spaces. Not only do house plants provide myriad health benefits like boosting our moods, lowering our risk of illness, enhancing memory, cle…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Your Green Tea May Come With This Major Health Benefit

While coffee might be the go-to morning beverage of choice for many, lots of us — myself included — really love us some tea. And now, there’s even more reason to sip on your daily cup of matcha (or three), according to new research, a compound found …
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

7 Seriously Amazing Health Benefits Of Eating Pickles You Probably Didn't Know About

A longtime traditional favorite and unwavering companion to your favorite sandwich, pickles are chock-full of crunchy, briny deliciousness. And, as it turns out, this old school deli food might be great for your health to boot. Studies show that ferm…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

A New Study Shut Down This Super Dangerous Myth About Abortions & Mental Health

There are tons of myths about abortions out there, and each of them contributes to dangerous stigma about the medical procedure. But a new study is debunking a common myth relating to abortions and mental health, and it can help people seeking an abo…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Trader Joe’s Now Sells An Organic Rosé For Less Than $5 A Bottle

Trader Joe’s never fails to come up with some truly great snacks, meals, and treats; from their seriously scrumptious Dark Chocolate Honey Mints, to those amazingly authentic Cauliflower Gnocchi — which I even hesitate to mention because they keep se…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Over 50 People In Utah Got Sick From Fake CBD

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that fake CBD in Utah poisoned over 50 people this past winter. The CDC reported that 31 of the 52 people that were sickened by what they thought was CBD oil ended up in the …
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

You Can Now Track Your Amazon Packages In Real Time

If you're anything like me, you probably like to know where your impending deliveries are at every step of the process. Well, now you can follow your package's journey from warehouse to doorstep, and revel in all that anticipatory glee to your heart’…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This High School Just Made Their Sports Teams Totally Gender Inclusive

Access to sports is empowering for young people in so many meaningful ways. Studies show that the long-term benefits of sports for girls include higher self-esteem, better grades, and even a reduced risk of cancer, according to the American Associati…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo