HEALTH

10 Causes and Treatments for Crusty Scalp

10 Causes and Treatments for Crusty Scalp

TweetThere’s a reason you’re dealing with a crusty scalp. If your head wasn’t itchy and craving some serious scalp exfoliation before, it will be after reading this! Crusty scalp problems and itchiness tend to go hand in hand, even reading about it can cause sympathetic itchiness, trust us. A crusty scalp can be caused by many different skin conditions. Read on to learn 10 causes... »

A Doc Explains Why You Can’t Have Alcohol Before Surgery

A Doc Explains Why You Can’t Have Alcohol Before Surgery

TweetYou can’t have alcohol before surgery, and there’s a good reason why. If you’re the type to revel in the health benefits of whiskey or enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, that’s wonderful, but if you’re heading into surgery you need to put down the booze and follow your doctor’s orders. You definitely CAN’T have alcohol before surgery, and there’... »

Eat This One Food for Healthy Teeth (and a bonus drink)

Eat This One Food for Healthy Teeth (and a bonus drink)

TweetA recent study suggests eating this one food for healthy teeth. Move over enamel-destroyers, a study by the University of Rochester Medical Center decided that fibrous, leafy greens may just be the one food you need for healthy teeth and gums. Why? It comes down to the fiber, which is also found in other fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts, being able to reduce plaque build-up, but also the di... »

This Vagina Ring Could Prevent HIV

This Vagina Ring Could Prevent HIV

TweetIt’s not the vagina ring you’re used to seeing advertised. American women are bombarded with ads for the NuvaRing contraceptive, a little flexible ring that’s inserted in the vagina to gradually release hormones instead of popping a daily pill or inserting a more complicated IUD that comes with a host of other risks including heavy bleeding and even pregnancy. It’s con... »

This $20 Plant from Walmart Could Stop Your Snoring

This $20 Plant from Walmart Could Stop Your Snoring

TweetIf you want to stop your snoring (or his), this $20 potted plant from Walmart could be the ticket. What does a potted plant have to do with your snoring or his, you ask? According to NASA, a fair amount, which is why they’ve even conducted studies outlining the positive effects pineapple plants can have on nighttime breathing. All you need is a cheap potted pineapple plant, like this on... »

10 Great Kombucha Side Effects (and a few to watch out for)

10 Great Kombucha Side Effects (and a few to watch out for)

TweetKombucha side effects are REAL. I am all about taking probiotics to keep my skin clear. When kombucha (a fermented, probiotic filled drink) started becoming popular I jumped right on board that bandwagon. I was so excited about the kombucha side effects that I started brewing the stuff myself. That’s how serious I am about getting my probiotics. Kombucha side effects you need to know Th... »

Life-Affirming High Alcohol Kombucha Exists

Life-Affirming High Alcohol Kombucha Exists

TweetHigh alcohol kombucha exists, offering a rare chance to be both buzzed and digestively healthy. I know what you’re thinking. Doesn’t all kombucha have alcohol, and how can high alcohol kombucha change my world even more than the regular stuff has? Well, by the nature of the fermentation process, all kombucha has some alcohol — but usually the degree of alcohol you’ll f... »

This Company is Offering Paid Menstrual Leave

This Company is Offering Paid Menstrual Leave

TweetBrace yourselves, female humans — paid menstrual leave is a real thing at one company, and we’re hoping it catches on globally. A media company is offering “paid menstrual leave” to female staff and offering the first day of their periods off each month. The company, Culture Machine, is an India-based publisher of viral-style video content with 75 female employees on t... »

How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets? More Often Than You Think.

How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets? More Often Than You Think.

TweetWe polled readers with the simple question, “How often should you wash your sheets?” and then let real experts weigh in with the REAL answers. A few weeks ago we conducted an anonymous poll of our readers to gather intel on the frequency of laundering their bed linens. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect in terms of responses, but over 591 respondents told us something re... »

This Spicy Margarita is the ‘Healthy’ Amino Acid Drink You’ve Been Craving

This Spicy Margarita is the ‘Healthy’ Amino Acid Drink You’ve Been Craving

TweetAs far as healthy amino acid drink recipes go, this one is tops. There’s no reason your heath obsession and your deep, passionate love for guac and margaritas can’t live happily ever after in unison. That’s why we stole Noah Neiman‘s recipe for BCAA-fueled frozen spicy margaritas just in time for summer, and if you’re wondering who Noah is, anyway, he’s the... »

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