Yes, Stress Can Cause Diarrhea—Here’s How & Tips To Help Manage

July 13, 2020 at 10:03AM Stress is often thought of as a mental health issue, but it can also have serious impacts on physical health. Research has shown that chronic stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, and it can also wreak havoc on the digestive system. In some cases,

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Yes, Perfume Expires: How To Tell + 3 Tips To Keep Your Fragrance Fresh

July 13, 2020 at 12:04AM For some, finding your signature scent is a personal journey, to say the least. So once you’ve finally met your match, needless to say, it can be pretty difficult to part with, especially if you’re far from reaching that final spritz. But here’s the thing: Perfume

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Carrot Cumin Soup & 2 More Ayurvedic Recipes To Keep On Rotation In Late Summer

July 12, 2020 at 08:04PM In the ancient science of ayurveda, it’s recommended that people eat different foods throughout the calendar year. According to ayurveda’s seasonal approach to eating, mid-July is the start of late summer. Ancient ayurvedic texts like Charaka Samhita, Bhavaprakash, and Ashtanga Hrdayam establish that this time of year is when the doshas (ayurvedic

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Need A Quick Dinner Idea? Try These Easy, Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

July 12, 2020 at 03:20PM Sometimes even your favorite recipes don’t seem like the right thing to make for dinner. Enter these simple jackfruit tacos, from Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh of Healthyish Foods. They’re the perfect quick fix for when you’ve no idea what to make for dinner, and since they take only

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Skip Boring Scones: Make These Glazed, Gluten-Free, Lemon Ones Instead

July 12, 2020 at 10:38AM Share on: I cannot tell y’all how many grain-free scone recipes I’ve tested over the years. Actually, I can: a heckuva lot. I’ve desperately wanted to offer y’all a healthier version of this classic baked good, but my attempts always resulted in a muffin in scone form.

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Apparently Your Nose Has A Microbiome — Here’s How To Keep It Healthy

July 12, 2020 at 10:30AM When you hear the word “microbiome,” you inevitably think of the trillions of bacteria—both good and bad—hanging out in your gut. After all, these busy little bugs have far-reaching effects on both physical and mental health, so it’s no surprise they get all the hype. But

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There’s A Surprisingly Simple Reason So Many Couples Get Sexually Out Of Sync

July 12, 2020 at 10:00AM Most people who’ve been in a long-term relationship are familiar with the concept of desire discrepancy, which is when two partners aren’t aligned about when and how often to have sex. One study found four in five couples dealt with desire discrepancy in the last month. But

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Using Your Smartphone Doesn’t Make You A Bad Parent, Researchers Find

July 11, 2020 at 06:09PM Perhaps you’ve received some choice words from people who’ve seen you on your phone around your child and assumed you were a disengaged parent because of it. Well, here’s the scientific research you can mention the next time people make assumptions about your parenting skills

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A 5-Move Workout You Can Do At Home To Strengthen Your Inner Thighs

July 11, 2020 at 02:22PM Share on: Inner thighs are often known as a hard-to-engage muscle group—but with focus and determination, you can absolutely strengthen this part of your body (also known as adductors). An inner thigh workout not only fires up your adductors but also allows you to access

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What Is A Conversational Narcissist? 4 Signs To Look For & How To Deal

July 11, 2020 at 11:04AM You know those people who always seem to talk about themselves and never let other people speak in conversation? There’s actually a word for that: a conversational narcissist. To better understand this type of narcissism and how to know if you’re talking to one, mbg

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Why Your Microbiome Can Have A Major Impact On Mood + How To Help It

July 11, 2020 at 10:06AM It makes sense that an unhealthy gut might lead to an upset stomach and digestion issues. What’s less obvious, though, is how an unhealthy gut could affect your mood. To better understand the gut-brain connection, mbg spoke with internal medicine physician Austin Perlmutter, M.D. Here’s what he

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Whole Wheat vs. Whole Grains: What’s The Difference & Which Is Healthier?

July 10, 2020 at 10:13PM Navigating the grocery store can be overwhelming, and one of the major points of confusion often lies in the bread and grain aisle. Pastas, breads, and crackers are often labeled “whole grain” and “whole wheat.” But what do these titles actually mean, how are they

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There’s Been A Rise In “Broken Heart Syndrome” Amid COVID-19

July 10, 2020 at 08:32PM A broken heart isn’t just a metaphor. In some cases, experiencing acute emotional distress—such as following a devastating breakup or the death of a loved one—can actually produce physical symptoms akin to an actual heart attack, including shortness of breath and chest pain. And researchers at the

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New Research Finds Positive Thinking Might Not Be So Powerful

July 10, 2020 at 07:19PM Are you an eternal optimistic? A bit of a pessimist? According to new research, the best may be somewhere in the middle: having more realistic expectations. In a new longitudinal study by the University of Bath and London School of Economics and Political Science, researchers discovered realists actually

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Sensitivity Growth Spurts Are Real For Empaths—Here’s How to Cope

July 10, 2020 at 01:11PM Share on: Empaths, folks who pick up easily and intimately on the energy and emotions of others and have a strong natural intuition, can actually experience growth spurts in which their exceptional sensitivity becomes heightened. This could be temporary, happening to help you navigate a tough time

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This DIY Wart Remover Is Popular, But Does It Work? We Investigate

July 10, 2020 at 11:10AM Apple cider vinegar is hailed for a number of reasons: Topically, it can help your hair shine, exfoliate your skin, and keep your teeth pearly-white. It certainly makes you want to invest in the fermented drink for the beauty benefits alone. Among those advantages, there have

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Probiotics & Prebiotics May Help Manage Depression Symptoms

July 10, 2020 at 01:38AM Share on: While many people take probiotic supplements to help manage bloat and support digestion, a recent review, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that gut-friendly bacteria may also help support mental health. Researchers from Brighton and Sussex Medical School found adults who took probiotics (both alone and

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