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How to Avoid an Energy Slump on Vacation

Nothing ruins a good vacation faster than fatigue, sluggishness, and digestive upset. Ever wonder why that seems to happen more when you're on the road? There's a good chance some of that is because y…


What To Know Before You Hit the Pool This Summer

You know you should use sunscreen and you know the safety rules around the pool, but how much do you know about the water you're about to dive into? A properly maintained pool is fairly safe, but t…


How High Heels May Be Hazardous To Your Health

You may love your high heels, but they might land you in the emergency room. A recent study found that injuries from high heels doubled between 2002 and 2012. People between the ages of 20 and 29 had …


Share a Bathroom? There’s Probably Fecal Matter on Your Toothbrush

Is there fecal matter on your toothbrush? If you share a bathroom with a lot of people, chances are there is. A study from Quinnipiac University confirmed that fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms…


7 Questions To Ask Before You Get a Tattoo

Considering getting a tattoo? There's more to it than choosing the design and figuring out where you want it to go. Think about it. Someone with ink and a needle is going to repeatedly pierce your ski…


Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein: Who Do You See? When you look at this photo, do you see Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein? This strange illusion makes for an interesting eye test and it has nothing to do with col…


What 100-Year-Olds Say About Aging, Happiness and Positivity

Do you feel old? It turns out that many 100-year-olds don't. Those who do say they didn't start to feel old until they hit their 80s. And they didn't look back on childhood as the happiest time of the…


Symptoms of Humidity and How To Remedy Them

It's not the heat -- it's the humidity that causes a lot of your summer discomforts. You can't change the weather, but there are a few things you can do to stave off that out-of-sorts, stuffy, headach…


Why I’m Damn Happy to Be Middle-Aged

So, I hear Julia Roberts doesn't plan to get plastic surgery. I know this because it made the news. Imagine that. A woman in her 40s has chosen not to have plastic surgery and it makes the news. I …


How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …


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