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Is your shampoo safe? Avoid these harmful ingredients

Of all the things you have to worry about, you may not even think about the dangers lurking in your——shampoo? It may have many harmful ingredients that you need to avoid. In theory, you should have more concern over what you put in your body. Still, topical beauty products can prove unsafe, and an …

Skin Care

Mosquito-repellent LG TV goes on sale in India

The Indian arm of South Korea's LG Electronics Inc has begun selling a TV with a feature that it says repels mosquitoes, which can spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue.<p>The TV's "Mosquito Away Technology" uses ultrasonic waves that are inaudible to humans but cause mosquitoes to fly …

World Health Organization

Mental and physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

Consciousness

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

Exercise

Science reveals what happens as you get drunker

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human culture for thousands of years. But while we have a general understanding of alcohol's effects — most …

Alcohol

Rage Disorder Linked with Parasite Found in Cat Feces

Uncontrollable, explosive bouts of anger such a road rage might be the result of an earlier brain infection from the toxoplasmosis parasite, an …

The 5-Minute Maxout Workout

The Maxout Workout is intense, but extremely efficient<p>Five minutes? That’s it?<p>Trust us, you don’t want to go for longer than that.<p>Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate …

Someone Went and Made Jewelry for People With Thigh Gaps

But there's a catch.<p>Soo Kyung Bae, a designer from Singapore, has created a line of thigh gap jewelry to accentuate and celebrate the space that remains between a woman's thighs when she stands with her feet together. Each piece is handcrafted out of 18-karat gold that is plated over sterling …

Jewelry

3D Printing Your Own Braces Works, Is a Terrible Idea

At the age of nine, I became the first kid in my elementary school class to get braces. They did their job, but by the time I left college, I’d lost …

Lipstick Is the New DNA: It Can Now Be Used to Help Solve Crimes!

It's got skillz.<p>Your lipstick does more than enhance your pout: Scientists now say it can help solve crimes.<p>According to new research presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Western Illinois University scientists have developed a new method for lifting and …

3 Quick Tests a Pair Of Sneakers Should Pass Before You Buy Them

Here’s how to find your perfect sole mate<p>They look sharp. Check. They’re on sale. Check. The sexy store employee says they make your calf muscles pop. Double check.<p>But before you swipe your credit card, make sure those new crosstraining sneakers do more than swaddle your hounded dogs.<p>Your shoes …

The Unexpected Health Benefits Of Sleeping Naked, According To Science

<b>According to</b> sleep-tech company Airweave, 52% of American sleep partially clothed, 31% sleep fully clothed, and 17% go unclothed, which almost fairly …

Orthorexia: the dangerous trend behind #cleaneating - Hack - triple j

At the height of Doni Viljoen's eating disorder she was using calorie counting apps to control her every bite, working out to the point of …

Watch a cancer operation at any angle via Google Cardboard

A surgeon plans to live-stream one of his procedures in 360-degree video. You can follow along using even bargain-priced virtual-reality headsets.<p>Are you squeamish? You may want to look away now.<p>St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London next month will live-stream an operation on a cancer patient in …

Do This Workout to Reduce Pesky Back Pain

You probably pay attention to your legs, abs, arms, glutes—but what about your back? Your back muscles are responsible for holding you upright and …

Yoga

Fitness trackers reveal the damaging pitfalls of the modern approach to self-improvement

Kaila Prins was excited when her office held a fitness challenge using the Nike Plus app. Employees would compete to see who could log the most miles—and Prins was determined to win.<p>But she was also deeply unhappy with her body, having already spent years dealing with anorexia and orthorexia. …

Wearable Tech

The Science of Crying

Michael Trimble, a behavioral neurologist with the unusual distinction of being one of the world’s leading experts on crying, was about to be …

Why Cutting Sodium Can Help You Lose Weight

It seems like the debate about what's "making us fat" changes all the time. But two new small studies suggest that a single ingredient can lead to weight gain: good old-fashioned salt. Sodium itself doesn't make you pack on the pounds, researchers discovered; rather, salt messes with the biological …

You Asked: How Often Should I Shower?

Some people don’t feel clean without a long hot shower. But is a daily shower necessary—or even healthy?<p>“I think showering is mostly for aesthetic …

Here's What Obama Said at SXSW About Apple vs. FBI

Addressing for the first time the issues raised by Apple (APPL) vs. FBI, President Obama spoke for nearly 12 minutes at South By Southwest Friday …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

Rare disorder causes constant hunger

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every morning, Rick Heijnen prepares his daughter the same breakfast at the same time with the same ingredients: crackers and biscuits, cheese and applesauce, peanut butter, gingerbread, orange juice, buttermilk, water.<p>To change her routine could mean a major meltdown. To change her diet …

CNN

Metronidazole Is Still the Drug of Choice for Treatment of Anaerobic Infections | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic

Metronidazole in acute ulcerative gingivitis<p>Metronidazole versus anaerobes: in vitro data and initial clinical observations<p>Treatment of anaerobic …

Why You Should Play a Sport You Really Suck At

Your clumsiness is a weapon for growth<p>I have a bone to pick with my gym: It never changes.<p>That rack of dumbbells never moves, and neither does that guy who inexplicably takes sales calls from the treadmill. At least put a shirt on when you’re conducting business, buddy.<p>So when life hands me an …

Fasting for weight loss? Here’s why scientists say it works long-term

For the past 12 years, Dr. Steve Mount hasn’t eaten on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Those days are earmarked for fasting.<p>In 2004, he read a …

The Best Exercise and Eating Advice for Your Body Type

Ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph might sound like alien races straight out of a sci-fi series, but knowing which of these three body types you are …

Exercise

Doing This Incredibly Easy Thing Could Help You Cut 206 Calories a Day

Use this research-backed trick to lose a pound this month—without even trying<p>The equation for fat loss—burn more calories than you take in—is way easier said than done.<p>But one tiny, barely noticeable change to your day could help you consume 206 fewer calories, according to new research from the …

Viagra cancer threat: Erectile drug sildenafil may stimulate skin cancer growth

Taking erectile drug sildenafil, better known as Viagra, may boost the growth of skin tumours, scientists have said. The drug manufactured by Pfizer …

Cancer