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13 Curious Things You Never Knew About Wasabi!

Love it or hate it, wasabi is one of the more well-known condiments served with Japanese cooking, most commonly served with sushi. Mixed with soy …

Japan

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Nutrition

Plant Based Diet: 16 Edible Flowers to Grow

The beauty of flowers sometimes makes us believe that appearance is all they have to offer. But like other edible plants, flowers can bring to our …

Food

The Key To Health In Old Age: Bioresillience

<i>(This essay is the 17th and final one in the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging series,</i> The Business of Aging<i>, running on Next Avenue weekly. The essays are a companion piece to the center’s new</i> <i>report</i><i>,</i> Silver to Gold: The Business of Aging.)<p>Let’s envision a model for healthy, …

Chronic Disease

The Food You Eat Might Shift Your Risk of Depression, Study Suggests

Some sobering news for lovers of fatty foods.<p>New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> holds some sobering news for anyone excited about trying a …

Holistic Medicine

Check your Cosmetics: Personal products with Microbeads banned

Following a ban on the manufacture of personal products, including shower gels, face scrubs and toothpastes, containing microbeads in January, from …

Pollution

New Study Finds 'Fast Walkers' Live Longer

Rejoice, my fellow fast walkers.<p>New research from the University of Sydney suggests our habit may help us live substantially longer than our …

Research

Humming The Macarena Could Help You Save a Life When Doing CPR

Heeeey Macarena!<p>The 103 beats-per-minute tempo of 1990s dance classic <i>Macarena</i> is the perfect speed for performing CPR (cardiopulmonary …

Research

Children with asthma at greater need for flu shot, study says

An annual flu shot is key for children with asthma, a new study shows, because emergency treatments for the condition can fail, resulting in …

Medicine

Can’t Do the 7-Minute Workout? Neither Can I

It’s been four years since researchers from the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute in Orlando first published a series of 12 exercises that became a fitness craze known as the 7-Minute Workout.<p>After the workout was first reported in The New York Times, dozens of 7-Minute Workout apps and …

Exercise

I’ve Been a Dietitian for Almost 20 Years. These Are the 5 Most Important Healthy Eating Lessons I’ve Learned

I’ve been a registered dietitian for a really long time—since 1999. And I've learned <i>a lot</i> about healthy eating over the years. I started in hospitals …

Hung Up

Switzerland Travel: A Lesser-Known Gem for the ultimate Swiss Alps Adventure

If you’re planning your Switzerland travel itinerary, here’s a hidden gem in the Swiss Alps that offers a dreamy backdrop for adventure. Flims, a …

Hiking

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Diabetes

Microsoft's new free racing game only requires a mouse to play

Microsoft just launched <i>Miami Street</i>, a free-to-play racing game for Windows 10 that’s designed to get you tearing up the track without any prior experience. Heck, you don’t even need a keyboard to play.<p>If you’ve played drag racing mobile titles like NaturalMotion’s <i>CSR Racing</i> series, <i>Miami Street’s</i> …

Drag Racing

8 Documentaries That'll Force Anyone to Watch Their Waste

A good documentary has the power to make you look at the world differently, and if it's really impactful, might change the way you live your life. …

Minimalism

Try This 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Help Increase Your Hip Flexibility

The hips are a large joint in your body and support a great range of motion. Because of the amount of time most of us spend sitting in chairs, it’s …

Yoga

This Is the Greatest Grocery Store You've Never Heard Of — Shopping

Nestled at the base of the mountains in Boulder, Colorado, sits the first Lucky's Market, a small grocery chain founded in 2003 by husband and wife …

Fair Trade

Are you consuming too much of these five good-for-you foods or drinks?

Go ahead, dive into your dinner of tuna and brown rice. Just don’t repeat that same meal every night. Even though these foods are very nutritious, you can get too much of a good thing.<p>Foods high in nutrients can also be high in unwelcome amounts of chemicals, and sometimes too much of such foods …

Nutrition

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

Atkins diet may cause heart failure, major new protein study finds

The Atkins diet may raise the risk of fatal heart disease, according to a new study.<p>Analysis of more than 2,440 men found that those with a high protein intake faced a 33 per cent increased risk of developing heart failure, where the organ is unable to pump sufficient blood and oxygen around the …

Nutrition

Vitamins and antioxidants: some supplements linked to increased risk of death

Not only are vitamin and mineral supplements a waste of money, they can in some instances actually harm the body, an international study has concluded.<p>Researchers at the University of Toronto conducted a meta-analysis of all published randomised controlled trials that looked at the effects of …

Holistic Medicine

Black tea is emerging as a gut-health hero—here’s what you need to know

Among all the types of tea, green tea tends to get the most love from the wellness crowd. And it’s true that green teas of all varieties—including …

Wellness

What should you eat when you are sick?

When a person is sick, they may find it difficult to develop an appetite. However, it is important to receive nourishment and stay hydrated, …

Nutrition

How to Enable Gmail's New Offline Mode

A few weeks ago Google announced a host of updates and tweaks to Gmail, including the ability to read and respond to messages while you’re offline. A …

28 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

Think you're a Facebook expert? There are probably a few tricks you don't know.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Google Keeps a Record of Your Entire Chat History. Here's the Trick to Deleting It

It's more complicated than you may think<p>We’ve all probably done it—messaged a friend about job drama or something personal while at work.<p>Numerous …

Withdrawing From Antidepressants

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “The Murky Perils of Quitting Antidepressants After Years of Use” (front page, April 8):<p>We write as clinicians and researchers with experience treating antidepressant withdrawal. To practicing psychiatrists and the vast majority of patients, withdrawal is low on the list of …

Michael Goolaerts' death raises question as to why so many cyclists suffer heart attacks

Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, who died of cardiac arrest during the Paris-Roubaix race, was just the latest rider to die of a heart attack. This …

This vegan carrot cake with coconut frosting is supercharged with antioxidants

<i>Well+Good’s recipe writer Tatiana Boncompagni is a wellness reporter, group fitness instructor, and mom of three based in New York. She’s also the</i> …

Is it safe to hold your pee? Five possible complications

Whether due to a busy day at work or suspenseful movie, it is normal for people to resist the urge to urinate from time to time.<p>The normal bladder …