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Why is everyone adding mushrooms to their coffee?

Mushrooms might be a tasty addition to pizzas, pasta sauces and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, but would you drop a few of them into your morning cup of coffee? It might seem a bit absurd, even in today’s butter-coffee-obsessed world, but mushroom coffee is being touted as the next big thing...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 2:44pm

I tracked my sleep for a week, here’s what I learned

I’m a very active person, always have been. When my fingers aren’t typing away, you can most likely find me exercising (and thinking about my fingers typing away). Words and workouts — that pretty much sums me up right there.  Since I’m constantly moving —...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:17pm

Does magnesium help you sleep? I tried it, and this is what happened

Does magnesium help you sleep? I mean really, truly help you sleep? If you have an Instagram or Facebook account, you’ve seen the posts about magnesium powders and people praising their power to lull even the worst insomniac into a night of restful sleep. But does it actually work for the...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:33pm

Does muscle weigh more than fat?

It’s an age-old question in the health industry, but the world, or at least the Twittersphere, resurfaced the issue after President Trump’s physical results were released earlier this week: Does muscle weigh more than fat? Not satisfied with the publicized number, many people took to...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:36pm

Sorry men, it's women who will survive the apocalypse

Men might naturally have more muscle mass and strength than women, but ladies are the ones that live longer — even in times of crisis. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark looked at historical data on death rates for both women and men who endured famines — like the...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:58pm

Mitt Romney's prognosis is good, but what is the prostate cancer survival rate?

Former presidential candidate — and possible future Senate candidate — Mitt Romney battled prostate cancer last summer, a source told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer. He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:18pm

How often should you weigh yourself, anyway?

Weighing yourself on a scale — especially after a fun weekend — probably ranks somewhere near the bottom on the “fun things I want to do” chart. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil, given that weighing yourself on a scale can help you track your progress toward...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:47pm

Here's how technology is helping urbanites ‘Shine’ with mindfulness

People often look to improve themselves at the dawn of a new year, and after the chaotic 2017 many of us had, 2018 may need to be a Year of Well-Being. More and more millennials are turning to a mindfulness practice to improve their quality of life — and for good reason. A recent...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 1:12pm

Could this Type II diabetes drug help reverse Alzheimer's?

A drug developed to help diabetes shows that it can help reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s — at least in mice. The breakthrough, published this week in the journal Brain Research, shows a “clear promise of being developed into a new treatment for chronic neurodegenerative...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:41pm

The year in wellness: Everything we learned trying to stay healthy in 2017

In 2017, we did our best to exercise and eat right, get some sleep, not drink too, too much and manage our anxiety. Let's just say it was a trying time. When it comes to health and wellness, these are our biggest takeaways from all the studies we read, experts we interviewed, workouts we tried...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:27pm

Being stubborn can help you live longer, says researchers

Are you constantly scolded for being “too stubborn” in your beliefs? Well, tell those naysayers to kick rocks, because your headstrong ways could help you live longer. Researchers from the University of Rome La Sapienza and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:18pm

Is fasting better than dieting?

We might be in the throes of the holiday season now, but in a couple of weeks many of us will switch from a steady diet of candy, cookies and alcohol to something a little more healthy — at least for a few weeks. Going on a “diet” might seem like punishment for some of us, but...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:10pm

Patient overhears surgeon on phone discussing his 'blurred vision'

A New York woman sued a doctor for allegedly using his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her, and what he said had her "petrified," her lawyer said. Mary Edwards, 70, of Port Chester, filed a lawsuit on Monday in the state Supreme Court seeking unspecified monetary...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:13pm

Holiday music is bad for your mental health, says science

Good news: Science has reaffirmed that you're not a sociopath in December, just a sentient human being with the power of hearing. Psychologists have found that holiday music can negatively impact your mental health. It has to do with the "mere exposure effect," which is a term for...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:47pm

Girl asks Rick and Morty creator how to deal with depression. He replied

Twitter user @chojuroh tweeted at Rick and Morty co-author Dan Harmon how to cope with depression. She said she did not expect the showrunner to respond. But he did in a series of epic tweets. They read: For One: Admit and accept that it’s happening. Awareness is everything. We put...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:45pm

Can a sprinkle of this spice on your food actually help you lose weight?

What if we told you all those holiday treats you’re eating might actually help you lose weight? OK, that might be a stretch, but a recent study from researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute suggests that a classic Christmas spice could give our bodies an edge when it...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:46pm

People with ADHD can actually focus hard AF

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is typically perceived as a disorder that causes the sufferer to easily lose focus, thus the word “deficit.” However, people with ADHD are able to hyperfocus, more commonly known as focusing so hardcore, it’s...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:59pm

Women share ‘Pillowtalk’ as post-#MeToo re-empowerment

Sex is fun. It should be fun. But it seems that everywhere we turn recently, we’re met with more stories of people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted by men in power. Stories of the vulnerable and victimized shared with the hashtags #MeToo or #MeAt14 have overtaken social media, but...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Ward off winter's nasty bugs with these easy steps

You see the date on the calendar. You feel the temperature drop and watch the sun set ridiculously early. You hear fellow commuters sniffling on the train. Your immune system quivers at the very notion of cold and flu season, but getting sick doesn’t have to be inevitable. Boost your immunity...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:32pm

Group fitness classes are better for your mental health than working out alone

There’s a reason why some people will pay as much as $3,000 a month for SoulCycle: It improves their physical health and their mental health. A new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association shows that people who participate in group exercise classes (like Zumba...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:18pm