As if it weren’t bad enough that makeup companies rarely offer enough shades for women of color, a new review found that women of color also face the greatest risks of unsafe chemical exposures from personal care products.
Today’s solar eclipse will last a few hours, depending on where you are. The first inklings begin around 9am on the west coast and 1pm on the east. If you’re in the path of totality—where the moon blocks out 100 percent of the sun—that dark moment will last for just a few minutes. You can look up the exact times for…
It’s not too late to get eclipse glasses, but don’t expect to find any in stores. We’ve seen listings on local sale websites like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist, though, so you could still snatch up a pair if you act fast.
I was in middle school the last time a major solar eclipse passed over my hometown. Some teachers supplied us with glasses and others helped us build viewers from cereal boxes, and we went outside for the big moment. It was okay, I guess. But when I got home, my mother told me how she saw the eclipse.
This week, the White House announced that the government would indeed make this month’s required payments to health insurance companies. We kinda dodged a bullet there, because those CSRs directly affect the price of your insurance if you buy an individual plan. But the threat is only temporarily paused, and your…
There are two kinds of black foods: Those that admit they are full of charcoal, as if that’s a thing you are supposed to want, and those that don’t. (There is a third category, foods made with other ingredients like black sesame, but this is rarer.)
If your best time to exercise is on the weekend, you might wonder if it’s okay to slack off for the rest of the week. The answer is yes, but only if you’re packing a full week’s exercise into those two days. And that comes with its own problems.
If you’re inflexible, you might feel like there’s no point in trying to stretch. But without stretching, how will you ever get more flexible? A session like the one in today’s video can help.
Nobody brags about eating junk. A healthy diet includes veggies and eschews too much sugar, and if you eat that way, you can feel satisfied that you are eating “clean.” But you know what? Eating clean is a trap.
Birth control delivery service Nurx now has an iPhone app and operates in 13 states plus DC, with plans to expand to 20 more in the near future. They have the lowest out-of-pocket cost of all our favorites, since they take insurance and don’t require a doctor visit. Sticker prices of the medications are hidden unless…
Hearing this parenting tip was like an epiphany to me: If your kid asks you the same question a hundred times in a row, you don’t have to answer a hundred times. Just say “That’s my final answer,” and ignore the other 99.
There was a time when Snopes was the most trusted mythbuster on the internet. Whatever dumb or funny or shocking thing you were laughing at, if somebody posted a Snopes link, the laughing stopped. You’d been had. Thanks, Snopes.
You wipe your kitchen sponge all over the grossest things in your sink, so it makes sense that it would accumulate some pretty gross bacteria. But is it possible to clean or sanitize that sponge? Yes, it turns out—but only as a short-term fix.
A recent study found that sweet snacks were associated with depression in men, but not women. Does sugar have special powers to bum men out? Probably not. Let’s dig in.
Vaccines for dogs are a good thing. Nobody wants Mister Floofles to die of rabies, nor to pass it on to other pets or people. (Reminder: untreated rabies is deadly, and horrifically so.) But it’s easy to get spooked by rumors of the side effects of vaccines, and some people are turning down shots for their pets.
You’ve seen the labels on your antibiotic prescriptions: “FINISH ALL THIS MEDICATION unless otherwise directed by prescriber.” It’s been dogma for years, but this rule might not actually be the best way to prevent antibiotic resistance. But don’t throw out your half-used bottle of penicillin just yet.
I swear these pictures are not fake. I grew baby corn in my back yard, and it was easy. All you have to do, to grow baby corn, is fail at growing real corn.
Ever wonder how MMA fighters and football players get those quick feet? A big part of the secret is footwork drills like these. Practice them in short bursts, and you’ve got a great cardio workout.
Last week the Environmental Working Group unveiled an updated database where you can plug in your zip code and get a report on the contaminants in your tap water. It’s a great tool, in some ways—but it has some serious caveats, too.