When an app says it counts calories, we assume it actually does. Same if it promises to alert you about interactions between drugs and supplements, or if it says it can tell you what’s going on this week in your pregnancy. But the makers don’t have to back up any of these claims.
I love that there are so many different, independent places to take yoga or dance classes or try out Crossfit. But when you have to check each studio’s schedule, it’s a major pain to answer simple questions like “Can I take a beginner class somewhere on Saturday morning?”
When you find that tick on yourself—or worse, on your kid or on a loved one’s hard-to-reach body part—don’t reach for the matches. Check out these six myths about ticks, so you’ll know what not to do.
If you’re having trouble getting calls through to your member of Congress, an app called Stance says it can help. You just record a message, and it keeps trying until it can deliver that message to voicemail. There’s a big caveat on that, though.
Victims of car accidents can end up replaying disturbing memories in their minds. But these intrusive memories, one aspect of post-traumatic stress disorder, may be preventable. All you have to do, according to a new study, is play Tetris after the accident.
Last Tuesday, I ate some green beans, a Clif bar, and one homemade sous vide egg bite. That’s 500 calories. I swear I don’t have an eating disorder—it’s just how you do things on this diet I’ve been trying. On Wednesday I was back to my regular 2000-ish calories and feeling fine.
Trump and both houses of Congress are doing their best to enact legislation that, in many cases, is pretty awful. But do you know what’s going on in your state capital? Quite likely, more of the same. The difference is that here, you have more power to stop it.
I believe my dreams. Say I’m dreaming about getting to the airport, or finding the room with the final exam I haven’t studied for. When an alarm goes off, I snooze it: I am on a very important mission and cannot be interrupted. That is why I need this evil, terrible alarm clock app.
Most pistachios are a snap to open, but every bag has a handful of holdouts: those nuts with just the tiniest opening in the shell, like an obnoxious smirk. No need to ruin your nails or teeth trying to get inside, though! We have two easy ways to crack a tough nut.
“Essential benefits” disappeared last night from the health care bill that aims to replace the Affordable Care Act. If it passes, health insurance plans would no longer be required to cover maternity care. Or hospitalization. Or emergency care. Or prescription drugs. That means these circa-2010 terrible health plans…
The American Health Care Act is scheduled for a vote in the House today. This puts Republican representatives in a tight spot. Is it a Sophie’s choice? A Hobson’s choice? A garden variety dilemma? Let’s take a look.
If you’re trying to remember how to do CPR, but the guideline song Stayin’ Alive just doesn’t stick in your head, New York Presbyterian Hospital has a 40-song playlist you can browse instead. All of the songs are a CPR-friendly 100+ beats per minute.
When my hair gets frizzy, a good silicone serum is like magic. You just rub a drop on your hands, pat your hair all over, and your hair looks like a million bucks. But then you have to wash your hands afterward, which sometimes feels impossible. Silicone just does not wash out like other hair products.
You can file federal taxes with free file software if your income is under $64,000. Most people don’t know that, though: Consumerist reports that only about three percent of eligible filers take advantage.
Worrying is part of life. According to a new analysis, 38 percent of us worry about something every day—which honestly seems low. With a small tweak, though, you can turn your worries into a productive way to solve problems.
If the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act eventually passes, some people’s insurance prices will go up and others’ will go down. (Spoiler: if you’re poor or old, sucks to be you.) Wallethub ran the numbers for which cities will be most affected, and check out who gets the short end of the stick:
Maybe you can’t go to the gym. Maybe you don’t want to go to the gym. Maybe the gym is too darn expensive. Good thing you can turn to your phone for an instant workout. Which app gives the best workouts, though? Today, we find out.
Do you go to the store for “cupcakes, vanilla, and chocolate” or “cupcakes, vanilla and chocolate”? There’s a long-running debate over whether it’s proper to include that last comma in a list. Well, forget proper. The comma makes things clearer, and a recent lawsuit proves that.