5 Examples of the World Being Less Polluted Thanks to Lockdowns

You probably can’t think of any positives that have come out of this pandemic, but there are some. With people stuck at home, businesses shut down, and a decrease in air travel, the planet is getting a break from all the air and water pollution normally pumped out by human beings. Let’s take a look […]

The Benefits of Meditation

You may have turned up your nose at meditation, but aside from its association with various types of exotic religions, meditation does actually have some great health benefits. When you meditate, what you’re doing is forcing your brain to focus on one thing. If you find yourself with a million thoughts flying around, but aren’t […]

FDA Warns Hand Sanitizer Company Purell

For people who swear by Purell, the FDA has some bad news. Hand sanitizers do not actually kill and eliminate ebola or flu. In fact, they don’t eliminate any of the other diseases the company claims in its ads. This is such a problem that the FDA has warned Purell that it needs to either […]

Top 5 Soups For When You’re Feeling Sick

Soup may be the oldest, easiest, and best remedy for a cold or the flu. Viral infections can’t be cured, you just need to let your body clear out the infection on its own. So for those days when your throat is burning, your nose won’t stop running, and you feel achy and hot all […]

How to Ease Oneself into a Plant-Based Diet

So you’ve decided to give the plant-based lifestyle a try. Good for you! In the long run, you’ll lower your cholesterol as well as your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. However, in the meantime, you’re craving meat, cheese, and sugar. These cravings are the hardest hump to get over when you’re transitioning into a […]

Social Distancing The Right Way

Social distancing is the new norm. Here are some tips on how to do it right. Remember, just because you’re healthy and feel okay doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t transmit the virus to others in a high-risk group. Less than 10 people Many cities have already asked people to refrain from gathering in groups larger […]

5 of the Best Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga may seem like a soft sport, something that women-who-brunch do on a lazy Sunday afternoon at a high-end gym. But yoga didn’t get its origins on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, it actually originated thousands of years ago, in what is now Northern India. Today, it’s practiced all over the world as a […]

The Deadliest Diseases That Do Not Exist Anymore

Before the discovery of vaccines and antibiotics, humans succumbed to diseases just like all other living organisms on this planet. Life expectancy was short because many of us died before the age of five. However, with the discovery of vaccines by Edward Jenner and antibiotics by Alexander Fleming, life expectancy changed. No longer were many […]

7 Ways of Cutting Weight without Counting Calories

Counting calories is tedious, stressful, and restrictive. It also misses the point, 300 calories from a small bag of M&M’s is very different 300 calories of fruits and vegetables. It’s not the calories that matter, it’s the nutrients in the food. M&M’s have zero nutritional value, so even if you eat 1,000 calories, your body […]

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Foods

In these days of pandemics, building one’s immune system seems like a good thing to be doing. One way to do it is to watch what you eat. What makes some foods better than others at boosting your immune system? For one, the food must contain high levels of Vitamin C to help your body […]

5 Best At-Home Cardio Exercises

If you’re stuck at home because you are under quarantine, isolation, or city-wide curfew, you’ll probably start to get cabin fever pretty quickly. It might seem like a dream to Netflix and order takeout for an indefinite amount of time, but eventually, you’ll get antsy. With gyms and fitness centers closed, what can you do […]

NBC to Release Theatrical Movies

Thanks to the ban on large gatherings in many cities, movie theaters are empty. What will happen to all those new releases that were supposed to come out? NBCUniversal has decided it is a better option to release selected new movies online for customers to stream. Four movies are in the line right now: Trolls […]

How to Prepare your Place for Self-Quarantine

If you’ve been asked to self-quarantine yourself, here are some things that you should know to prepare yourself. First, the reason you’re being asked to do this is that you’ve been exposed to COVID-19. You may feel healthy now, but it’s a good possibility that you could get sick within the next 2-14 days. Quarantine […]

How Astronauts Readjust to Earth Life

If you’ve been in space for a year, adjusting to life on Earth can be a painful, slow, and difficult process. Microgravity (meaning very little gravity) on the International Space Station means that the human body goes through changes that can be arduous to recover from. We evolved on Earth, not in space, so our […]

Top 5 Basics to Prevent Getting Sick

If you can’t afford to get sick or if you just don’t like the idea of sickness, there are ways to make sure you stay as healthy as possible. Of course, since we’re talking about microorganisms here, there’s no guarantee. However, by doing the following 5 things, you can decrease your risk of catching the […]

Why Sleep May Be the Most Important Thing for your Health

Life is a bit like a role-playing game (RPG), the computer games where you have to complete quests, collect gold and fight dragons. To fully regain your health points in an RPG, you must find an inn and sleep. The same concept applies in real life. Sleep and the Brain Sleep allows your brain to […]

Does Catnip Make Cats High?

If you’re a cat owner, you know that catnip is a really fun kitty drug. Felines will rub their faces in it, roll around, act silly and then pass out in a furry pile. So what’s the deal with catnip? How does it affect cats? And does it affect cats the same way drugs like […]

7 Ways of Cutting Weight without Counting Calories

Counting calories is tedious, stressful, and restrictive. It also misses the point, 300 calories from a small bag of M&M’s is very different 300 calories of fruits and vegetables. It’s not the calories that matter, it’s the nutrients in the food. M&M’s have zero nutritional value, so even if you eat 1,000 calories, your body […]

Possible Causes of Vaping Illnesses

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Vaping started off as a less smelly form of cigarettes. It has now turned into a marketing and pulmonary disease scandal. Over a thousand people have fallen ill due to vaping and over 30 of them have died. So just what is causing this vaping illness? Here are some possible culprits: Vaping Itself Since this […]

30 Day Fitness Challenges: Do They Work?

You’ve probably seen the 30 day fitness challenges all over social media. There’s my least favorite, the 30-day burpee challenge where, I assume, you’re doing lots of burpees. Then there’s the 30-day squat challenge, where you do 25-50 squats per day and the 30-day plank challenge where you increase planking time over the course of […]

Avoiding Vitamin D deficiency in the cold winter

Vitamin D is so important to our skeletal structure that as humans migrated toward the poles, our skin, hair, and eyes mutated to a lighter color. If you think skin color is just a political talking point, think again! Skin color has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with Vitamin D. As […]

Woman Loses 72 pounds mixing Keto and Intermittent Fasting

By now, we all know that diets don’t work, lifestyle changes do. Well, meet Cindy Escobar, she turned her life around by using a combination of the keto diet, intermittent fasting, and exercise. After a year of her new lifestyle, Cindy lost 72 pounds! Let’s take a look at what made this plan work for […]

How Do We Make Juice Healthy

Nutrition has always been a controversial field because the science behind it isn’t exactly black and white. The reason is that nutrition experiments must, in the end, take a holistic approach to eating. By “holistic”, we don’t mean yoga and essential oils and rolling around in the grass. Holistic means that all the chemicals and […]