We thought the problems of the “V steam” were widely understood, but recently Chrissy Teigen posted on Instagram that she’s trying a vaginal steam despite not being sure whether it will work or whether, perhaps, her vagina might dissolve.
Artificial intelligence isn’t just for scary algorithms poised to take over our lives—it can also be a fun thing to play with, as we learned when we trained a computer to generate Lifehacker headlines. But you can’t play until you have some good data sets to start with.
If you’ve got a cut on the tip of your finger, don’t despair when your bathroom first aid box only contains regular, straight Band-Aids instead of those specialized fingertip bandages. You can make one with just two snips of your scissors. Here’s how:
Coin cell or “button” batteries are small, shiny, and feel tingly on the tongue. If you’re a toddler, that puts them into the category of “belongs in my mouth.” But a swallowed button battery can begin burning a hole through a kid’s esophagus in hours, causing pain, severe injury, and sometimes complications leading…
A new study has identified the hotspots of philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions: the paperwork that (in some states) you can fill out in lieu of getting your kindergartener vaccinated. Most are in rural areas, but 15 mid-size cities have a dangerous combination of a large population and a high rate of these…
Hey friends, how’s the burpee challenge going? Today I’ve got some modifications that will be perfect if the burpees haven’t been agreeing with you, or if you’re doing fine but you’d like to rope in a friend who has some doubts.
Our skin can turn 7-dehydrocholesterol into vitamin D with just a little help from sunshine. If you don’t get much sun, no biggie, you can also get vitamin D from your food. But you may be wondering—how much sunshine is enough?
Pharmacists can prescribe birth control in eight states and Washington, DC, meaning you can walk into a pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription and walk out with, often, a full year’s worth of pills. The patch, shot, and vaginal ring can also be prescribed this way.
Hiking with a backpack is a heck of a lot more work than hiking without one. It feels harder, but also you’re burning more calories—which is important to know as you’re planning your snacks and meals for the trip.
Germs, like you and I, enjoy the warm and slightly moist embrace of a bath towel. (Hey, if it’s not moist when you first put it on, it gets moist.) But these germs are just here to cuddle; normal use of a bath towel is not likely to make you sick.
I’ve been doing at least 10 burpees every morning since we started the burpee challenge. (One day of 10, actually, and the rest at least 30.) I’ve also spent a lot of time thinking “Is this the right way to do a burpee?” and “Is this the best way to do a burpee?”
Artificial intelligence (AI) seems poised to run most of the world these days: it’s detecting skin cancer, looking for hate speech on Facebook, and even flagging possible lies in police reports in Spain. But AIs aren’t all run by mega-corporations and governments; you can download some algorithms and play with them…
Living a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent cancer. (No cancer is completely preventable, though; genetics and bad luck are factors, too.) But which lifestyle factors really matter? The World Cancer Research Fund has a handy graphic to point them out.
When I walk into my local cycling studio, the music is at a level that’s easy to talk over. But once the instructor clips in, the volume goes way up. The sound fills your ears, so you can’t hear the person next to you breathing heavy. You feel like you’re inside the song, which helps you to really feel its energy.…
Look, it’s just hard to get work done in the summer. It’s bright and sunny on the other side of that window, you’ve always got a friend or two posting beach pics on Instagram, and unless the A/C is blowing right on you, all you can think about is where your next ice-cold beverage is coming from.
Is cage-free better than organic? Are omega-3 eggs worth the extra money? Let’s break down the terms you’ll see on egg cartons.
Healthy skin contains plenty of springy, elastic collagen, so it’s tempting to think that any product with “collagen” in the name is going to be good for your skin. But even though you can buy collagen powder to add to drinks, there’s little to no evidence that your skin directly benefits.
Sure, fine, burpees are tough and we hate them. But they are a phenomenal full-body workout, and it won’t kill you to try just one. Maybe two. (Or ten. You know where this is going.) We’re all going to be so strong by the end of the month!