High blood pressure can do critical damage to your heart. But it affects other parts of the body, too, including the eyes. Believe it or not, when you don’t take care of your heart, you may be causing harm elsewhere, too. Here’s how blood pressure can affect your eyes. High blood pressure can cause eye
Chia seeds have been our go-to for a few years now, whether we’re making a healthy pudding for breakfast or dessert, adding them to our kombucha for a nutritional boost or using them as an egg substitute in our vegan baking. But there’s another seed out there that could be chia’s long-lost twin: the basil
Editors’ note: In the aftermath of the Oct. 1, 2017 shooting massacre that claimed the lives of 58 people, several psychology and counseling scholars at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas sprang into action to offer trauma counseling to victims and witnesses of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. The UNLV scholars helped
PinYou probably recognize award-winning chef Aarón Sanchez from his costarring roles on Chopped and Chopped Jr., his showstopping tie with Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America or his latest role alongside Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Christina Tosi on MasterChef. And while the chef can clearly cook a whole host of mouthwatering cuisines, it’s his
Actor Olivia Wilde confirmed to Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night that the rumors are true: Her fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, was born without a sense of smell — or taste. “Apparently, it took quite a while for him to realize it,” Wilde said to Kimmel. “I had weirdly heard it from our mutual friends, and it was
First birthday parties are a big deal, and that’s often especially true for celebrities. In fact, plenty of stars throw extravagant bashes for their toddler-to-be. However, Serena Williams is not one of those stars. In fact, the tennis champion recently revealed that Olympia will not celebrate her first birthday or any birthday for that matter
In the past, we’ve lost our cool when we saw former President Barack Obama dining out with certified hottie Justin Trudeau (his other title? Prime minister of Canada), but nothing quite tugs the heartstrings like learning that Obama and former vice president-turned-ultra-BFF Joe Biden recently had lunch together. I hope they were wearing their friendship
Whether you wear running shoes that are too tight or you like to dress up your favorite jeans with a pair of heels that hug your feet in all the wrong places, chances are, you know when a blister is brewing. At first glance, these tiny fluid-filled bubbles look relatively harmless. But after a few
For a long time, I thought getting shingles was something that could only happen to you once you reached the age of 60 or older. But after a friend of mine had it in his 30s and was in quite a bit of pain, I realized it’s not a virus only older people can get.
When’s the last time you called your mum? According to a new study, the more time you spend with your mum, the longer she will live. The study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that there was a link between loneliness and functional decline which caused premature death in older people.
My love for coffee started in high school with weak, syrupy-sweet petrol station “cappuccinos.” Then in college, I graduated to Donut King, then Starbucks, then fancy hipster roasts. Somewhere along the way, though, this glorious brew became more of a necessity than an enjoyment. Hectic mornings during which I had to choose between brewing coffee and
I am not usually one for fad diets but for the purpose of this article I thought I would get ‘bikini body ready’ and try a 3-day juice cleanse. I lead a fairly healthy lifestyle, I got to the gym at least five times a week, don’t eat junk food (well sometimes but not often) and
It’s an age-old debate: Can men and women really just be best friends—or are they bound to fall for one another eventually? The answer changes depending on who you ask. And complicating the question even more is the fact that a romantic relationship needn’t be physical to be real. Hence the increasingly popular term “emotional affair.” So
On June 1, health workers in New South Wales will be required to have a flu vaccination if they work in high-risk clinical areas, such as wards for neonatal care, transplants and cancer. Otherwise staff are required to wear surgical masks during the flu season or risk being redeployed. NSW is the only state to
If you want to get stronger and feel better after exercising – which is important because it encourages you to keep exercising – you don’t need a fancy gym, our recent study shows. Earlier studies have shown that a pleasant hospital environment, with large windows that look out over nature, can speed a patient’s recovery,
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among American children continues to rise, new government data suggest. And that may be a good thing. Among 11 sites across the U.S. where records of 8-year-olds are scrutinized in detail, 1 in 59 kids was deemed to have ASD in 2014. That’s up from 1 in 68 in