Chinese authorities recently found traces of the coronavirus on frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil. But experts don’t think food (frozen or otherwise) is a coronavirus threat worth worrying about. Read more…
Right now we’re navigating staycations and road trips. The parents and students among us are planning for those chaotic first few weeks of school, whether they be in-person or remote. But soon we’ll be in the thick of fall, and after fall comes winter. And COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere. Read more…
Meditation has known benefits, both research-backed and anecdotal. But few things in this life work for everybody, and there’s reason to believe that meditation may make some people’s mental health worse. If that’s you, I hereby give you permission to quit. Guilt-free. Read more…
I’ll be honest with you: I do not do core exercises. No crunches, no planks; I’m sure my abs could handle them, but my brain is just not interested. (And as you’ll know, I’m a big believer in not doing any exercise you truly hate.) But something that makes your core work hard while you’re […]
“Long-haulers” share what it’s like to deal with the coronavirus and its debilitating health symptoms for months.
Pull up Facebook, assuming you still use it, and type “COVID-19 sensor” into the search bar. This should show you a list of public posts where people—a not-so-small number of people, mind you—swear up and down that their phones were recently updated with a “COVID-19 tracker” that can tell them when they’ve been near… Read […]
If you are fertile and have a functioning penis and testicles and are 100% sure that you don’t want to use them to make any babies in the future, a vasectomy is definitely the way to go. Traditionally, the onus for preventing unwanted pregnancies has fallen on the half of the population with ovaries, whether […]
Many dentists’ offices are open now, which is great news if something in your mouth has been bugging you since mid-March or if you know you need dental work done. But that doesn’t mean it’s time for business as usual if all you need is a cleaning. Dentists are especially at risk of contracting COVID-19 […]
There’s a new study claiming that neck gaiters like Buffs are worse than not wearing a mask at all. I’m not convinced that this study should be taken at face value, but it’s also reasonable to be suspicious of Buffs, bandanas, and other face coverings that aren’t designed to do the job of a mask. […]
Keeping up a habit every day is a classic hack. Whether you track that with a row of red X’s on a calendar, or you let an app give you badges for consistency, a streak can help you get a habit started. But that’s just the first step. You find out who you really are […]
COVID-19 didn’t wind up disappearing over the summer like we’d hoped—far from it. But even though the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be seasonal, plenty of other communicable diseases are. Colds and influenza make the rounds every winter, and this winter they’re going to be circulating alongside COVID. So how can we… Read more…
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The familiar adage Laughter is the best medicine is true for most people.
Behind the headlines about the US prescription opioid crisis lie complicated choices around pain.
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Instead of coaxing yourself through workouts you hate, try figuring out fitness routines that actually feel good.
This stir fry can be made with any vegetables you have on hand.
We’ll explore how we’ve been conditioned to hate exercise and how to change our outlook on workouts.