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Answering all of your health, wellness, fitness, and personal questions.

AC Glover3 years ago
How Meditation Can Change Your Life, According to Science
Most people’s vision of mediation is a guru seated lotus style on a peaceful mountaintop, but there’s way more to it than that. Scientists and doctors are starting to catch on that mindfulness can be ...
Banji Ganchrow3 years ago
Cleaning Tips to Make Your Life Easier
Cleaning is an acquired taste. Some of us find it cathartic; We clean when we are stressed or anxious. Others only clean out of necessity-when the gunk in the toilet takes on a life of its own or the ...
Anne St. Marie3 years ago
Forget Pokémon Go, Fitocracy is the Fitness RPG Site You Never Knew You Wanted
Has your Pokémon Go gotten up and gone? Are you tired of endlessly hiking the harsh (and occasionally paved) terrain in search of both rare Pokémon and getting swole, but finding neither? Still, if yo...
David McCleary3 years ago
Best Detoxifying Rituals
With each new season comes reflection—including reevaluation of your health and habits. Maybe you’ve thought about improving your overall health by eliminating those toxins accumulated by breathing an...
Alysha DePerna3 years ago
Health Foods That Aren’t Actually Healthy
Navigating the dusty isles of the grocery store can be a daunting enough task itself. Combine that with the often overwhelming options of “health foods” that promise to help you lose weight, gain musc...
James Porterson3 years ago
Probiotic Foods You Need in Your Diet
Do you know all the probiotic foods you need in your diet? Normally the idea of bacteria makes people uncomfortable. We have all of these soaps, wipes, and disinfectants we can stash in our purses and...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
How the Wisdom of Confucius Can Help You Be Less of a Jerk
I’m sure you’re a pretty nice person. I like to think that I am too. But sometimes I let myself justify getting pretty snippy with the customer service rep - like it’s her fault that Comcast is stupid...
Alexa Curtis3 years ago
Depression
“I ate too much. I’m depressed.” “Damn, he didn’t answer my text. Now I’m depressed.” “The store already closed, I’m depressed!” People constantly use the word depression. I wasn’t aware of the proper...
Matt Cates3 years ago
Will You Make It to Immortality?
You think you're going to die some day? WRONG! Just hang in there; you’ve got this! This is already 2016…by 2045, give or take, we will all be immortal cyborg-things! No, really. We’ll be immortal cyb...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
Five Free Things You Can Do To Be Healthier and Happier Now
When I say “free” I am assuming that you have a source of clean drinking water and the internet. If you don’t have those things (at least the water), your potential for health and happiness are probab...
James Porterson3 years ago
Healthiest Superfoods
Who doesn’t want to wake up happy and healthy with a bright mind every morning? You can easily accomplish this by incorporating some of the healthiest superfoods in your daily diet. If you’re wonderin...
David McCleary3 years ago
Best Sulfate Free Shampoos 
Has the hairdresser recently recommended that you switch to a sulfate free shampoo? They may be onto something. What exactly are sulfates and why are they in shampoo? In the most basic terms, sulfates...
The Mane Event
We all want it thicker, fuller, longer or all of the above. As we age, each strand seems to become more precious than the last as we watch our luscious locks shed. There are a wide variety of reasons ...
Mackenzie Lu3 years ago
Do Facials Help Keep You Looking Young?
Professional facials used to be the territory of the rich and wrinkled, usually administered in pricey private salons that weren't very accessible to or interested in people on more modest time/money ...
The Unknown Heartburn Heroes
I’m a firm believer that you should never leave home without your common sense, except when it comes to a few health myths. For instance, let’s take a look at the popular treatments for heartburn; als...
Banji Ganchrow3 years ago
Zika, West Nile and Malaria..Oh My!
Traveling is stressful under the best of circumstances, but once a warning from the CDC comes into the mix, it becomes a whole different type of stress. Once upon a time, there were murmurings of the ...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
Why Tai Chi? The Best Reasons to Begin
Imagine yourself standing on on the bank of a calmly flowing river, your mind clear, your body moving with grace and purpose through the space around you. Feel more relaxed already? If you’ve never tr...
Alysha DePerna3 years ago
Do Cleanses and Detoxes Actually Work?
Health crazes are nothing new, and neither are cleanses for that matter. Colon cleanses, juice cleanses, sugar detoxes, fruit detoxes – if you’ve ever read a magazine, watched TV, or scoured the Inter...