Abortion pills are safe, effective, and legal, but in many parts of the US it can be difficult to actually get your hands on them. For the first time, an online service is making the pills directly available online, through a loophole that they say is legal in the US.
If you’ve been struggling with our deadlift challenge because you don’t have easy access to a gym with barbells and heavy weights, this one’s especially for you. All of us can benefit, though. It’s time to try single-leg deadlifts.
The CDC confirmed this week that 62 people, mainly children, have come down with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an illness that weakens their arms and legs. But even though the symptoms are scary (they’ve been described as “polio-like,”) it’s a very rare disease and I promise you there’s no need to freak out. Doctors…
Pollution is killing oysters in Oregon. So much of New Jersey is paved that its storm water has nowhere to go. And in Nevada, the federal government wants to turn a mountain into a storage site for nuclear waste. You should know your state’s most pressing environmental issues before you head to the polls, and Popular…
The Poison Control Center is always there for you if you’ve swallowed, inhaled, or been exposed to something you shouldn’t. If your symptoms are serious, you should skip straight to 911 instead. But what if you aren’t sure whether you (or your child) have been exposed to a meaningful amount of poison? The center has a …
There’s a lot to think about when you’re staying in a stranger’s house. Will they kill me? Is it okay to eat lunch in my bedroom so I don’t have to talk to them? And ... are there hidden cameras waiting to catch me naked?
The CDC recommends a flu shot for everybody from six-month-old babies on up. The recommendations and available vaccines change slightly each year, so we’ve got your cheat sheet for the 2018-2019 flu season.
A toxic “red tide” has been affecting Florida beaches since last year, and is especially bad right now. Our friends at Earther are covering the subject in depth, but if you’re perplexed about what a red tide is and why everyone is talking about it, we have answers to your basic questions.
Hope everyone’s enjoying the deadlift challenge! Even if you’re an old hand with free weights, deadlifts can be tricky to set up because the bar is on the ground, not on a rack, and you’ll soon be dealing with weights that are heavy enough to be unwieldy.
It’s World Mental Health Day, and this year’s focus is on young people. So we think it’s a good time to check in with all of you—young or not—to make sure you’re getting the help you need.
Free weights and machines each have their benefits, but what often keeps us out of the weight room is simple fear of the unknown. So here’s a simple guide on how to pick up weights and put them down again, while looking like you know what you’re doing.
The world is warming. There’s no longer any doubt of that. With a new report breaking down exactly how fucked we are, it’s time to back up and talk about the basics of the situation we’re in.
Stigma against overweight infuses many areas of life, but it’s especially damaging at the doctor’s. Your physician is likely to bring up the subject of your weight but unlikely to tell you anything helpful about it, as a recent Huffpost piece documented.
The HPV vaccine, which prevents many forms of cervical cancer, has long been available for preteens through 26-year-olds. Recently, the FDA approved the vaccine for men and women up to 45 years old.
We’re all used to skimming past the boring parts of a reading assignment or a web article. But when researchers from RMIT University in Australia printed information in a weird, hard-to-read font, they found that people were more likely to remember what they read.
We’re deadlifting this month, and I’d love to hear how it’s going for everyone so far. (I did one workout already, and will try to get in two next week.) But if you’re new to this, or if you find the move intimidating, we have some suggestions for how to prepare.
Early morning runs can be rough, but to get through them it helps to have a little teamwork, camaraderie, and gleeful singing about death. Fortunately, military running cadences are available on all your favorite streaming services.
Breast cancer is common and can be devastating, but it gets a lot more media attention than many other cancers. Here are a few causes that could use a little love while you’ve got your wallet out to buy some pink gewgaws.
The FBI is conducting an investigation this week relating to Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault. Why is the FBI involved, and what do they have the power to find?