Sep 16 2011
Brazilian Blowout Taking Heat
Brazilian Blowout marketing materials.From someone whose hair often resembles a Chia pet on a good day, I admit a certain fascination with pin-straight, sleek, frizz-free hair. However, when there comes with it the potential for major harm to ...
Sep 15 2011
Cantaloupes Linked to Listeria Outbreak
A Colorado farm recalled cantaloupes sold between July 29 and September 10 out of concern the fruit may be infected with listeria, a deadly strain of bacteria. Sixteen people from five states were found to be infected with the outbreak-associat...
Sep 13 2011
Health Too Costly? Try Meditation
The daily stresses of our lives often cause us to self-medicate with substances that aren’t good for our body—alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, television, junk food, etc. We use them to escape, when that’s the last thing we should be doing. Getti...
Sep 07 2011
You Are Where You Eat
Every morning, without fail, I amble bleary-eyed to the kitchen and make a fresh cup of coffee. Even on the days when I don’t really feel like drinking the stuff. Whether I enjoy the cup or not, it has become a deeply-ingrained morning ritual. ...
Sep 06 2011
Slow Down: Your Eating Speed Helps Determine Your Weight
I’ve always been a fast eater, but I didn’t find out until college. There I was, sitting in the cafeteria staring at my empty tray of food and all my new friends were just starting in on their food. I guess those 18-minute lunch periods in hi...
Sep 01 2011
Skin Tan Implant: Tanning from the Inside Out
The Scenesse tanning implant.I had a friend who frequented the tanning salon. I watched as her weekly habit gradually darkened her skin to deeper shades of bronze. Only when she started to look conspicuously orange did she stop the sessions. B...
Aug 30 2011
Is Marriage the Answer to a Longer Life? Probably Not.
If you’re married, it’s time to love your spouse a little more because he or she may be keeping you alive. Even when things seem difficult, trying, taxing, and mind-blowingly confusing, you really should be thankful for all that your spouse ...
Aug 25 2011
Controversial Children’s Book Sends Misguided Message about Body Image
The outside matters most. The only way to combat kids’ bullying is to change yourself. Eating healthy is the same as dieting. Or, at least, those are the combined lessons packaged up and ready for bookshelves in an upcoming children...
Aug 23 2011
Happiness: Some Now, More Later
Everyone wants to be happy. There are some of us who are naturally happy, while there are others who have to regularly work at their happiness. Contrary to popular opinion, research suggests that our teen years are not when we are happiest. ...
Aug 17 2011
WHO Stresses Need for Psychological First Aid During Humanitarian Relief Efforts
Canadian medic Lt. Sophie Levoie laughs with a young Haitian girl after the 2008 earthquake.In honor of World Humanitarian Day—August 19th—the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International,...