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    Science Says Your Forgetfulness Is Basically Your Brain's Defense Mechanism

    Science Says Your Forgetfulness Is Basically Your Brain's Defense Mechanism

    Can you imagine if you remembered every detail of everything that ever happened to you? Or every piece of information you've ever read? All of it stored in your brain and ready to be called upon at any given moment? As someone who often walks into a room and forgets why I came in there, […]
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    8 Foods To Eat On Friday Afternoon To Prevent Your Hangover Saturday Morning

    8 Foods To Eat On Friday Afternoon To Prevent Your Hangover Saturday Morning

    I've been sober for about four years and counting now. Despite that, there's a particular malady I've experienced enough of in my young life, pre-sobriety, to last me until the day I die. Hangovers. The kind of hangovers I used to get when I drank could be described as… otherworldly. Groundbreaking. Award-winning. And definitely cruel and […]
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    This Makeup Brand Wants You To Feel Empowered AF During Your Morning Routine

    This Makeup Brand Wants You To Feel Empowered AF During Your Morning Routine

    Sometimes the process of getting ready in the morning is daunting, not to mention kind of loaded. I roll out of bed, shake the cobwebs from my head, and feel an instant shudder of dread as I consider the task of actually putting on makeup and attempting to greet the outside world. My face is […]
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    The Science Behind Workouts That “Hurt So Good,” And Why We Love The Pain

    The Science Behind Workouts That “Hurt So Good,” And Why We Love The Pain

    You've said it. I've said it. Everybody's felt it. It hurts so good. You feel it in the sweet heat in your muscles after a particularly long, challenging gym session. First of all, let me be clear in saying that, by no means, am I campaigning for that whole “push it to the brink,” “no pain no […]
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    6 Exercises To Ease Your Neck Pain When Stress Is Weighing You Down

    6 Exercises To Ease Your Neck Pain When Stress Is Weighing You Down

    I don't know about you, but when I'm stressed, the first places I start to feel it are in my shoulders and neck. It sort of feels like tiny, angry little balls of pain have decided to take up residence in my upper body, and every now and then, punctuate themselves with pulsating aches. It's […]
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    Bacteria From Coughs And Sneezes Stay In The Air Way Longer Than You Think

    Bacteria From Coughs And Sneezes Stay In The Air Way Longer Than You Think

    I can truly say there is little that peeves me more than seeing someone cough or sneeze without covering their mouth. And despite the fact that most of us have been taught our entire lives that this is a super effective way to pass airborne diseases, people still walk down the street releasing their spit and […]
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    6 Side Effects Of Apple Cider Vinegar You Should Definitely Be Aware Of

    6 Side Effects Of Apple Cider Vinegar You Should Definitely Be Aware Of

    Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has, for a long time, been a health store staple and highly regarded remedy in the wellness world. This juice, which is fermented from crushed apples, can purportedly help everything from balancing weight, to preventing diabetes, to improving the health of your skin. I personally use it as a toner from time […]
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    What Even Is Breatharianism, And What You Should Know About The Dangerous Trend

    What Even Is Breatharianism, And What You Should Know About The Dangerous Trend

    There have been plenty of diets and nutritional guidelines out there over the years, some much more bizarre (and potentially dangerous) than others. To name a few examples, there's the watermelon diet, the baby food diet, the lemonade master cleanse diet. Apparently, at one point, there was even a diet suggesting you eat a cotton ball […]
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    There May Be A Way To Get Tan Without Harmful UV Rays, And It's Not Self Tanner

    There May Be A Way To Get Tan Without Harmful UV Rays, And It's Not Self Tanner

    I'm pale, and I've never been the type to tan. It was something I used to be rather embarrassed about as a white child, who grew up in a (mostly) white New Jersey neighborhood, where the socially sought-after color palette was a toasty almond with hair the color of pee in the snow. Despite the […]
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    Science Says Yoga And Meditation Can “Reverse” Stress At A Molecular Level

    Science Says Yoga And Meditation Can “Reverse” Stress At A Molecular Level

    I can say from experience that, every time I get into a consistent routine of yoga or meditation, I always notice a difference in my day-to-day life. For a combination of reasons, I'm prone to anxiety and depression, so mindfulness practices are often suggested to me as tools to help manage my emotions and well-being. On the simplest […]
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