Researchers Find This Weekend Habit Could Put You At Risk For Obesity

Irregular Weekend Schedules Linked To Obesity In New Study January 22, 2020 — 3:35 AM The weekends are a break from our day-to-day work life, which often means abiding by a different schedule. A new study has found this “eating jet lag” (or changing up your typical schedule on the weekend) can lead to a higher … Continue reading Researchers Find This Weekend Habit Could Put You At Risk For Obesity

We Sparknoted This Week’s Horoscope & These Are The Parts You Can’t Miss

January 19, 2020 at 08:02PM Aquarius season is all about pushing for change and collective action. Here are the AstroTwins' tips for kick-starting the season with a bang. Aquarius season begins this Monday, January 20. Make a wish—for yourself and the world at large! The sign of Aquarius pulls off a beautiful paradox, pumping up … Continue reading We Sparknoted This Week’s Horoscope & These Are The Parts You Can’t Miss

Does Exercise Really Build Strong Bones? Yes, But Not The Way You Think

January 19, 2020 at 11:08AM “If you run a young pig on a treadmill, the bones get bigger,” says Mark Hamrick, Ph.D., a muscle and bone researcher from Georgia. “But not an old pig.” And what’s true for pigs, alas, is true for humans as well. On the bright side, even though exercise can’t build … Continue reading Does Exercise Really Build Strong Bones? Yes, But Not The Way You Think

It’s Alive: This “Living Concrete” May Be The Future Of Green Buildings

January 19, 2020 at 01:12AM   Today in weird news we didn't expect to read: Researchers in Colorado have produced Franken-concrete. It's alive, and it may be the future of green buildings. Concrete is, quite literally, all around us. It, or versions of it, has been used since 1300 B.C., meaning even a trip to … Continue reading It’s Alive: This “Living Concrete” May Be The Future Of Green Buildings

This May Be The Secret To Resisting Temptation

January 18, 2020 at 11:21PM   Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have revisited a classic psychology test to see how working in pairs would affect the original findings of the marshmallow test. The original marshmallow test, if you're not familiar, was done in the 1970s at Stanford University. Children were given … Continue reading This May Be The Secret To Resisting Temptation

Are White Claws Keto-Friendly? We Had To Get The Lowdown From An RD

January 18, 2020 at 09:03PM If last summer's national shortage wasn't enough to show how much people love this drink, we don't know what is. The world's favorite new drink, White Claw, seems to have taken the world by storm in the past year. It's one of the more popular brands of hard seltzer, aka bubbly … Continue reading Are White Claws Keto-Friendly? We Had To Get The Lowdown From An RD

Vitamin B Deficient? Starbucks Coffee Is Here To Help With A Healthy Add-In

January 18, 2020 at 09:03PM The newest coffee add-in isn't a trendy new alt-milk; it's good old-fashioned vitamins. If you ever have trouble remembering to take your capsules each morning but can't ever go without a cup of coffee, this might be really good news. On a post on their site this week, Starbucks teased some … Continue reading Vitamin B Deficient? Starbucks Coffee Is Here To Help With A Healthy Add-In

Fish Oil Supplements Linked To Better Reproductive Health In Young Men

January 18, 2020 at 07:06PM Mainly used as a source of omega-3s, fish oil is a popular supplement with benefits like lowering blood pressure, decreasing heart attack risk, and assisting treatments to diseases like asthma, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. According to a new study, we may be able to add a boost in fertility to … Continue reading Fish Oil Supplements Linked To Better Reproductive Health In Young Men

How Should You *Really* Be Cleaning Your AirPods? We Asked An Expert

January 18, 2020 at 05:04PM   Picture this: You’re showing off your shiny, new AirPods to a couple of friends, but as soon as you flip open the case, you notice a buildup of wax and dirt caked between the fine crevices of the pearl-white buds. A grotesque image, but you get the idea—earwax isn’t … Continue reading How Should You *Really* Be Cleaning Your AirPods? We Asked An Expert

Nitrofurantoin, Oral Capsule

Highlights for nitrofurantoin Nitrofurantoin oral capsule is available as both generic and brand-name drugs. Brand-names: Macrobid and Macrodantin. Nitrofurantoin is also available in an oral suspension. Nitrofurantoin oral capsule is used to prevent and treat urinary tract infections that are caused by certain bacteria. Important warnings Lung inflammation warning: This drug may cause lung inflammation. This is a … Continue reading Nitrofurantoin, Oral Capsule

The Bedroom Colors That’ll Help You Fall Sleep, According To Feng Shui

January 18, 2020 at 03:13PM   Crafting a bedroom that lulls you to sleep is an art, not a science. All the warm lighting, cozy sheets, white noise machines, and blackout curtains in the world can't guarantee a good night's rest if the underlying energy of your space is off. According to feng shui design philosophy, there are … Continue reading The Bedroom Colors That’ll Help You Fall Sleep, According To Feng Shui

Need A Solid Night’s Sleep? These 7 White Noise Machines Might Help

January 18, 2020 at 02:07PM   White noise machines have become a very popular tool for those needing an improved night's sleep. Perhaps it's because sleep issues have become such a troubling epidemic among adults: The National Sleep Foundation estimates that anywhere from 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders or intermittent … Continue reading Need A Solid Night’s Sleep? These 7 White Noise Machines Might Help

Can Aloe Vera Heal Acne Scars? Here’s What The Research Says

January 18, 2020 at 01:41PM Acne scars: Whether pitted, hyperpigmented or somewhere in between, acne scars are perhaps even more frustrating, and stubborn, than breakouts themselves. One topical ingredient that, at least anecdotally, has been touted for its acne-scar-fading abilities is aloe vera. As big fans of this all-natural ingredient, we've already explained the many research-backed … Continue reading Can Aloe Vera Heal Acne Scars? Here’s What The Research Says

Low FODMAP Diet Not Working? An RD Shares 7 Possible Reasons Why + What To Do

January 18, 2020 at 12:12PM FODMAPs, which stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols, are types of carbohydrates that do not get digested or are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. FODMAPs tend to be short carbohydrate chains and are easily fermentable by bacteria in the small intestine. Fermentation increases gas production and draws … Continue reading Low FODMAP Diet Not Working? An RD Shares 7 Possible Reasons Why + What To Do

This Goji-Tomato Marinara Is The Perfect Low-Sugar Pasta Sauce

January 18, 2020 at 11:05AM My favorite flavor pairing for goji berries is actually a savory one: tomatoes. And what better way to utilize this combo than in a marinara sauce, where the inherent sweetness of antioxidant-rich goji berries takes the place of sugar (which is commonly added to some marinara recipes). As a bonus, … Continue reading This Goji-Tomato Marinara Is The Perfect Low-Sugar Pasta Sauce

Should These High-Protein, Low-Carb Beans Should Be On Your Plate?

January 18, 2020 at 04:03AM Ever since longevity expert Dan Buettner advised us to eat 120 beans every day, we've been on the lookout for interesting ways to up our legume game. Enter, the lupini bean. What is a lupini bean? Lupini beans (or lupin beans) are a popular legume grown in the Mediterranean basin … Continue reading Should These High-Protein, Low-Carb Beans Should Be On Your Plate?

Your Dance Moves Are As Unique As Your Fingerprints, Scientists Find

January 18, 2020 at 03:17AM We all have our signature moves: Are you a simple head-nod kind of dancer? A shoe-tapper? Do you erupt into an arm-flailing jig? According to a new study published in the Journal of New Music Research, those signature dance moves are completely unique to you—perhaps just as distinct as your … Continue reading Your Dance Moves Are As Unique As Your Fingerprints, Scientists Find

How The 3 ‘Bombshell’ Stars Stay Healthy (Spoiler: It’s All Very Doable)

January 17, 2020 at 09:43PM In the lead-up to Oscar season, all eyes have been on Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie. They joined forces on the movie Bombshell, which portrays the true story of a sexual harassment scandal at Fox News and is up for three awards this year. It's a power trio … Continue reading How The 3 ‘Bombshell’ Stars Stay Healthy (Spoiler: It’s All Very Doable)

Is Bigger Always Better? Here’s What Matters When It Comes To Brain Health

January 17, 2020 at 08:26PM Does size really matter? Look, it's not our job to decide that for you. But when it comes to brain health, we assure you, it does not. And new research from Michigan State University explains why. A study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex discovered that white matter is a … Continue reading Is Bigger Always Better? Here’s What Matters When It Comes To Brain Health

The Most Consumed Oil In The U.S. Can Change The Brain (For The Worse)

January 17, 2020 at 06:42PM It's not exactly a secret that vegetable oils aren't the best type of oil for us to consume. They're loaded with saturated fats, and they lack the redemptive omega-3 fatty acids in other oils that are actually good for us. And in the case of soybean oil, it may cause changes in … Continue reading The Most Consumed Oil In The U.S. Can Change The Brain (For The Worse)

I’m A Gastroenterologist & I Want You To Stop Doing This In 2020

January 17, 2020 at 04:01PM OK, so it's not really the beginning of a new year if we don't talk about the diets that have come and gone (and the ones we're bound to see in 2020). Between the carnivore diet, the gluten-free diet (even if you don't have celiac or a wheat allergy), or … Continue reading I’m A Gastroenterologist & I Want You To Stop Doing This In 2020

5 Ways To Help Fix The Food System Every Time You Grocery Shop

January 17, 2020 at 01:03PM I'll cut right to the chase: Our food system in this country is broken—for many, many reasons. For starters, it is built on government subsidies on five crops: corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice. These monocrops provide an abundance of the wrong type of calories (sugar, starch, and refined oils) … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help Fix The Food System Every Time You Grocery Shop

Try This Cruciferous Veggie Stew: Because It’s Winter & Gut Health Matters

January 17, 2020 at 12:08PM Perhaps this is better titled, "Top Triangle Soup," as it is loaded with those crucial cruciferous vegetables highlighted at the top of the Food Triangle. Chock-full of glucosinolates and bright phytonutrient colors, this is a hearty, vibrant cabbage stew. We wanted to create our take on a simple recipe that … Continue reading Try This Cruciferous Veggie Stew: Because It’s Winter & Gut Health Matters

Making Marathons & Races More Green With Sustainable Hydration

January 17, 2020 at 11:28AM   Following the use of Ooho's "edible water bottles" at last spring's London Marathon, another running community is trialing a different way to cut down on single-use cups at races and events. Mascot Sports, a sports experiences brand, has announced an effort to make all Oakland Run Co. events "cupless" … Continue reading Making Marathons & Races More Green With Sustainable Hydration