The REAL ID act is scheduled to fully go into effect until October 1, 2020. That means that, depending on the state you live in, next year your driver’s license may no longer be acceptable identification for getting through airport security.
If you want the best protection from mosquitoes, you’ll need to apply repellent (ideally DEET) over pretty much all your exposed skin. That includes your face.
Whether you’re airsick or ate something you shouldn’t have, being sick on a plane is the worst. Here’s how to get through the ordeal.
“Leaves of three, let it be” is a classic rhyme about poison ivy, and it’s accurate: the plant’s triple leaflets are a reliable characteristic. But if you want to know more about this itch-inducing plant, you need to learn a few more things.
You’ve probably seen trigger warnings on posts online, or recall the announcement before some TV shows that “viewer discretion is advised.” Trigger warnings are also sometimes used in classrooms, and a recent study has re-ignited a debate about whether they are useful or counterproductive. Here’s what we know about…
If you’re sitting still for more than four hours, it’s possible for blood clots to form in your legs. Serious clots are rare, but can be life threatening, so the CDC says anybody who takes long flights (or car rides) over four hours should know how to reduce their risk.
Climate change is real, it’s happening, and everybody knows it. But sometimes it’s hard to bring it up in conversation, because we’re afraid the discussion will have a political aftertaste. Fortunately, chatting with friends and family is a small way you can help the issue, and it doesn’t have to be contentious.
How did you fare trying to balance on one foot? Good balance gives you the foundation for everything from yoga moves to ice skating to exercises like the pistol squat. It’s tough at first, but very learnable.
So you went a little overboard with the morning coffee, and now you’re vibrating in your seat. You’ll be stuck with caffeine jitters for a little while, but here’s how to make the best of the situation.
We’ve covered the basics of gym etiquette before, and a lot of it is basic common sense. Put things back where you found them, share nicely, be polite. But I know a lot of you have more questions—maybe you’re even shying away from the gym (or some part of it, like the weight room) because you’re not sure what’s okay.
We’re living in a golden age of fake burgers. The Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger both promise, and deliver, meaty flavors without the meat. But how do they compare to the nutrition of an actual piece of dead cow? Pretty closely, it turns out.
Thanks to the internet, you can now learn even complex, difficult lifting skills without an in-person coach. Watch some youtube videos, read some articles, then try it and video yourself. Not sure if you’ve done it right? Just post on your favorite reddit or the social network of your choice, and ask: “Can I have a…
If you live in earthquake country, this week’s 6.9 and 7.1 earthquakes in California probably have you a bit on edge. Put that nervous energy to good use and get your two emergency kits ready.
Ticks are best known for latching on to you in the woods, sucking your blood, and spreading Lyme disease—but not all ticks are alike. There are different species, living in different areas, and they don’t all transmit the same diseases. According to the CDC, the ticks to watch out for include these:
As we gear up for the great American grilling day, there’s something important you need to know that you may not have thought about: if your marinade has had raw meat sitting in it, it’s full of raw meat germs.
We’re probably all used to getting calluses on our feet, but tiny ones can develop on your hands and fingers if you lift weights often, or if you do a lot of work with gymnastics gear like rings and pull-up bars. The ways to manage them have a lot in common with our advice on calluses in general, but their small size…
Life can be hard for a pup. You finally get one day where your humans are home and bringing strangers to pet you and feeding you leftover barbecue, and then all evening there are terrifyingly loud noises. Here’s how to comfort your doggo on the fourth.
July 1 marks the beginning of a new academic year at teaching hospitals. That means it’s the date when newly minted doctors begin their first jobs, and some people (often including hospital staff) will swear it’s the worst time to seek medical care.