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Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

20 Products To Use When You're Too Lazy To Do A Twist-Out

When I chose to go natural, I didn't really think about the work that would go into taking care of my fledgling baby 'fro. I hated having to get …

15 Stunning Images of Balayage Brown Hair That Make Us Want to Call the Salon

We've already rounded up our favourite blonde balayage looks for summer (and beyond). Then we moved on to a slightly different colour technique when …

Hairstyling

6 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Shoes More Comfortable, According to Podiatrists

Regardless of what kind of trip you’re heading on — a relaxing and quiet beach getaway or a week-long exploration of a few European cities — walking …

Shoes

Meet Peru's First Women Porters

TravelWomen of Impact<p>These trailblazing Peruvians are breaking the glass mountain as the first and only women to work as official porters on the Inca Trail.<p>The Andes Mountains are breathtaking: the iconic history, the rugged alpine vistas, the air thinner than a whisper. It’s a landscape that …

South America

This Japanese skincare brand makes some of the best products I've ever used — here are the ones to buy for clear, glowing skin

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's something particularly gentle about practicing a morning or evening skincare routine with multiple steps. The careful massaging of …

Skin Care

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

Pilots and Flight Attendants Reveal 15 Secrets You Never Knew About Flying

<i>This article originally appeared on ThisIsInsider.com.</i><p>Whether you get on a plane once a year or once a week, there are probably still a few things …

Water

Questions to ask before a colonoscopy to avoid dangerous infections

After a colonoscopy two years ago, Patti Damare felt so delirious and weak that she couldn't stand on her own.<p>That was on a Friday, and she chalked up her symptoms to lingering effects of anesthesia. On Saturday, the San Marcos, Calif., woman wondered if she had contracted a killer flu or urinary …

Medicine

People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.<p>Necrotizing fasciitis (or NF, the clinical term for flesh-eating bacteria) is an infection caused by swimming in infected water—and it’s very rare. Like, a few hundred cases a year rare. And yet, I personally know two people who just barely survived the disease. …

New Jersey

No Botox involved! The ingenious beauty invention praised by Shark Tank and Khloe Kardashian that promises to eradicate wrinkles - and it's just $42

Australian inventor Gabrielle Requena might have just stumbled on the magical cure-all for wrinkles - and she did it in her sleep.<p>She was tired of …

Skin Care

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

Internet

Cryptocurrency is just one of seven types of cryptoassets you should know

• <b>Cryptocurrencies</b> like bitcoin, the granddaddy of all cryptoassets, are instruments of exchange, stores of value, and units of account. To wit, bitcoin today holds over $100 billion dollars and supports billions a day in global transactions. Banks are taking notice, going from “bitcoin bad, …

Cryptocurrency

Maternal mortality rates rise as hospital safety measures go unused

Every year, thousands of women suffer life-altering injuries or die during childbirth because hospitals and medical workers skip safety practices known to head off disaster, a USA TODAY investigation has found.<p>Doctors and nurses should be weighing bloody pads to track blood loss so they recognize …

Pregnancy

11 Wilderness Survival Tips That Could Save Your Life in Critical Situations

Learning self-defense techniques or creating a Medical ID on your iPhone are all things you hope to never have to use; however, it provides you with …

Cool Stuff

It’s called vomit fraud. And it could make your Uber trip really expensive

The next time you use Uber, check your bill. The trip could turn out to be expensive — not just for the distance but for a type of fraud that is on …

Transportation

This Reddit User's Crazy Before-and-After Stretch Mark Photo Is Going Viral

Stretch marks are natural. They're so natural that I've heard everyone from my sister to my cousins to my friends—even acquaintances—complain about …

Where the Super-Rich Go to Buy Their Second Passport

Cheaper than a Gulfstream, nimbler than a superyacht, a second passport—or a third or fourth—has become another trophy for the ultra-wealthy.<p>Even …

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

Supermodel Linda Evangelista "Gave Up Botox" After Using This $160 Serum

Supermodel Linda Evangelista has never shied away from skincare, even of the invasive variety. The 53-year-old has openly admitted to having botox, …

Skin Care

'This is just the beginning': Using DNA and genealogy to crack years-old cold cases

For three decades, authorities in Fort Wayne, Indiana, had the DNA of the man who murdered 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988, but could not find him.<p>Police pleaded for leads, and chased them. They brought in FBI profilers, enlisted state and federal agents and went on “America’s Most Wanted.” …

Genealogy

The 15 Best Islands in the World

These destinations, voted tops by T+L readers, will inspire some serious wanderlust.<p>To island-hop some of the most beautiful havens in the world, …

Cities

The World’s Top 15 Cities

Ready for your next urban getaway? These thrilling destinations continue to beguile T+L readers, who voted them best above all others.<p>What makes a …

Mexico City

Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map'

In 1890, just over six thousand people lived in the damp lowlands of south Florida. Since then the wetlands that covered half the state have been largely drained, strip malls have replaced Seminole camps, and the population has increased a thousandfold. Over roughly the same amount of time the …

Global Warming

Keystone Virus Makes First Known Jump From Mosquitoes To Humans

<b>Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday</b><p>Just in time for the hot, humid, bug-bite-riddled summer: Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed the first known case of a human infected with the mosquito-borne Keystone virus.<p>A 16-year-old boy in North Central Florida went to an urgent care clinic …

Public Health

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

It’s really easy to get dehydrated. You might think you’re drinking enough water over the course of a day but maybe you’re not. Being dehydrated can …

This Picture Tells a Tragic Story of What Happened to Women After D-Day

They called it the <i>épuration sauvage,</i> the wild purge, because it was spontaneous and unofficial. But, yes, it was savage, too. In the weeks and months …

Terminal breast cancer patient now cancer-free, thanks to experimental therapy

Judy Perkins' prognosis was grim: The breast cancer had spread to her chest and liver.<p>"I came to realize that I was going to die, and that's where my mind was," the 52-year old from Florida told CBS News.<p>But today, 2-years cancer-free, Perkins is being hailed as a success story in an experimental, …

Cancer

See How This Colorist Transformed Her Client's Graying Roots Into Fully Silver Hair

Any colorist who has given a client trendy gray hair will tell you it's rarely a simple or swift process. It usually requires going platinum first, which can take several sessions and cause quite a bit of damage; keeping the yellow tones at bay is another feat in and of itself. But just because …

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain …