How safe are dietary supplements and do they really work?

How safe are dietary supplements and do they really work?

Food supplements not only bring health benefits. They also bring risks. The story of Jim McCants, a man who ended up needing a liver transplant after consuming green tea capsules has raised new questions about dietary supplements. What are your risks and health benefits? When Jim McCants started taking the green...

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How adolescence affects our brain and molds our personality

How adolescence affects our brain and molds our personality

During the course of childhood, our personality becomes more stable, but is agitated during adolescence. My twin sons of 4 years are similar in many ways. Both are sociable, mischievous and loving. But it is already possible to notice some differences between them. The child, for example, is more aware of time...

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Death by selfie: 259 people accidentally die in 7 years in search of the perfect self-portrait

Death by selfie: 259 people accidentally die in 7 years in search of the perfect self-portrait

These young people risked their lives to take this selfie on the ledge of a 180-meter-high chimney in disuse in Romania. 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 trying to take a selfie in extreme situations, according to a global study of 2018. Researchers from the National Library of Medicine...

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Watching TV can rob you of sleep

Watching TV can rob you of sleep

It may seem harmless to veg in front of the TV before bed. You tune in, relax, zone out, and, eventually, you nod off. Plenty of people do it—as many as two-thirds of adults worldwide. But if your goal is to get a good night’s sleep, your best bet is to...

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This is why being on an airplane makes you feel bloated

This is why being on an airplane makes you feel bloated

Cramped seats that just keep getting smaller, coffee made with questionably safe water, the potential for developing life-threatening blood clots: air travel certainly comes with its complications. And there’s a minor health hazard associated with every flight that, though it rarely makes headlines, can wreak havoc on your stomach by causing gas and bloating. Yes,...

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Countries having the longest life expectancy

Countries having the longest life expectancy

Whether it’s the diet, lifestyle, or winning the genetic lottery certain countries across the world are just blessed with longer lifespans. While it might not be easy to break down exactly what exactly contributes to longer lives it’s easy to see which countries have the highest life expectancy. Let’s take...

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The 9 biological signals that indicate that you are aging

The 9 biological signals that indicate that you are aging

Lifestyles and genetics determine the way we grow older. “I do not know anything that improves with old age from the biological point of view.” Said Dr. Manuel Serrano, from the Spanish National Cancer Research Center and although it sounds disheartening, it is the starting point to look for ways...

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Hairstyles that make you look younger

Hairstyles that make you look younger

There’s a huge trend in beauty journalism right now to stay away from wording like, “anti-aging” and “10 years younger.” We want to empower women of all ages to feel great about themselves, we want to stop feeding into (media-created) insecurities that only youth equals beauty and we really, really...

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The Color of Your Toenail Says Much About Your Health

The Color of Your Toenail Says Much About Your Health

Every once in a while, you should take a good look at your toenails. You might joke about how your feet aren’t so pretty – especially if you’re a CrossFit junkie or get bruised nails from long-distance runs – but a less-than-desirable toenail appearance can actually be a sign of an...

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The curious ways in which the Sun influences our lives

The curious ways in which the Sun influences our lives

“The golden hour”: we tell you the secret behind the beauty of a sunset. The Sun is just one of the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy. And it’s quite common by star standards: it’s not particularly large or bright. However, it is very special for us, because without...

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