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Breastfeeding Is Still Best

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — The benefits of breastfeeding are wide-ranging. For baby, they include protection against infections and illnesses, including asthma, as well as reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies breastfed for six months are also less likely to become obese. For mom, breastfeeding decreases the risks of breast and

A Complete Ranking of the Best Girl Scout Cookie Flavors

You can tell a lot about a person by their preference for… Girl Scout Cookies. Yep, when it comes to character-defining foods, these sweet treats peddled by entrepreneurial girls pretty much top the list. And make no mistake; the battle to determine which cookie is best basically stretches back to the early 1900s — that’s

The Best Food Moments of 2018

2018 was a real doozy of a year, even where food was concerned. Not all of it was good — we mourned the death of legendary food and travel personality Anthony Bourdain, teens started eating Tide Pods and pretty much everything regarding politics was a total shit show. But! There were a lot of great

The Best & Worst Holiday Foods for Pregnant People

When it’s the holiday season, one thing’s for certain: You may be faced with pie. In fact, you may want to dig into a slice of pecan pie every hour on the hour until Santa shows up. And guess what. If you’re pregnant, those holiday cravings — pie or otherwise — are likely raging wild.

The 6 best seaweed benefits ranked

Types of seaweed include: nori kelp wakame kombu dulse blue-green algae, such as spirulina and chlorella This variety can make it easy to incorporate seaweed into different recipes. It is possible to eat too much seaweed, however, and some people should avoid it. The benefits of seaweed The following are the best health benefits of

The Best Dolls for Boys — & Why They Matter

It might be news to toy stores that label their aisles “boys toys” and “girls toys” (or grandparents who insist your daughter would really like a miniature vacuum cleaner for her birthday while your son needs a train set), but kids don’t care about gender. And if they do, it’s because we have conditioned them

All the Best National Cookie Day Deals

If you’re a foodie, December is a magical month: cranberries are in season, roasts and savory suppers abound and sweets are everywhere. Many foods are dipped in chocolate or rolled in sugar. But if your favorite seasonal snack is a cookie, we’ve got good news for you: Tuesday, Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day, and in

What’s Best for Babies With Recurring Ear Infections

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — Infant ear infections can be a source of frustration for parents and babies alike. But there are steps to lessen them and, when they do occur, “less is more” is a better way to treat them. A typical infection can begin with bacterial growth. Inflammation can lead to fluid buildup

How to get rid of bat wings: The best exercises

Many people have excess fat and low muscle tone in the upper arms. A person may notice the skin in this area starting to wobble or droop. Some people refer to this as having “bat wings.” The main muscles in the upper arm are the triceps and biceps. The biceps are at the front of

Maternal holding with glucose or breastfeeding best analgesic

(HealthDay)—Maternal holding of newborns, combined with oral glucose and in breastfeeding, is associated with the greatest analgesic effect in infants, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Stefano Bembich, Ph.D., from the Institute for Maternal and Child Health in Italy, and colleagues randomly assigned 80 healthy term newborns undergoing a heel

The Best Fall Snacks Available at Trader Joe's

It’s August and not quite fall yet, but we’re already pulling our flannel shirts out of our closets, brewing a fresh batch of fragrant tea and counting down the days until we can grab a PSL at Starbucks (the date is Aug. 28, ICYMI). And Trader Joe’s is well aware of our fall fever.  Trader

6 best warmup stretches for runners

When it comes to preparing for a run, studies suggest that warming up with dynamic stretches can improve power and performance. Static stretches are the “hold and stretch” variety, which involve holding a position for 5–10 seconds. Dynamic stretches are active exercises developed to improve the range of motion. They also raise the temperature of

The Best Nondairy Ice Creams

Who has two thumbs and shouldn’t eat creamy ice cream, but does anyway? This chick. And I know I’m not alone: An estimated 30 million to 50 million American adults are lactose intolerant, according to the National Institutes of Health.  To add to that NIH stat, many Americans have been warming up to the idea

The Best Time of Day to Give in to Cravings

Let’s be real: You know that chowing down a big ol’ juicy burger, is not a good idea—especially if you do it more than once in a blue moon.  Fatty foods can increase your risk for a range of diseases, not to mention make you feel pretty crappy. But if you’re going to splurge anyway (because

The Best Bedtime Snacks For Weight Loss

When it comes to snacking within an hour or two of your bedtime, there’s a few things to consider: First, research does link late-night calories to the potential for weight gain. One study found that eating right before turning in can make your snooze time more restless, and that sets you up for fatigue and