Our imagination is an incredibly useful tool. It can soothe us during difficult times and help us solve problems, create new things, and consider possible courses of action. Some researchers have argued that our imagination, which gives us the ability to consider different scenarios, is at the core of what makes humans different from the
The modern workplace has undergone a transformation as workers move away from traditional industrial sectors, such as agriculture and manufacturing, into the service sector. This has resulted in the incorporation of new occupational risk factors. Regardless of the environment, work provides a unique opportunity for exposure to hazards and risk that the public will not
(HealthDay)—More than 15 million homes in the United States get their water from private wells, according to federal estimates. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates public drinking water, people with private wells need to check their water themselves, along with other maintenance steps. This is especially important if you’re thinking about having a baby.
This year, the Instant Pot was the trendiest kitchen gadget. It seemed as though everyone had to get their hands on it, pushing aside their other pressure cooker to make space for the pot. And reasonably so: With the push of one button — voilà! — you have yourself a full-blown meal. They were so
Vacations are supposed to be fun for the whole family, but parents and kids sometimes have different definitions of “fun.” Luckily, with a little bit of planning, you can make sure the whole gang has a blast on your getaway. From booking a stay at a resort that caters to kids to making some adjustments
Across the country, billboards are popping up suggesting that vaccines can kill children, when the science behind vaccination is crystal clear – vaccinations are extremely safe. Researchers who study the beliefs of anti-vaxxers have found many different reasons, not just religious or political, as to why some parents refuse to get their children vaccinated. As
Sorry, Mom, but yes, you can play with your food. Jell-O’s latest brainchild is a slime that’s 100 percent edible. (You read that correctly: slime you can eat.) And they’re launching the product very soon, on Dec. 1. In a press release, Jell-O recently announced it has created two types of slime, unicorn and monster.
‘Tis the season of crunchy fall leaves, PSLs, and never-ending to-do lists! Yes, as much as we love warming our hearts (and bellies!) during Thanksgiving, the holiday can be downright stressful among the grocery shopping, meal planning and decorating. (Not to mention all the mental and emotional preparation required before seeing that uncle. You know
For decades, scientists have examined how regions of the brain communicate to understand autism. Researchers at University of Utah Health believe the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain. The details of their study are available November 16 in the journal JAMA Network Open. “People with autism do not
This time of year, you’re bound to see articles tallying up the calories in your Thanksgiving meal, or how much exercise you need to do to burn off the feast. Forget all that. Instead, we’d like to highlight the potential benefits of your holiday dinner, along with simple ways to create a healthier balance on your plate—so you can feel
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
More and more people are giving up smoking, and they are sensible to do so. Cigarette smoking is “the leading preventable cause of death in the United States,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with cigarettes causing over 480,000 yearly deaths. However, as the use of regular cigarettes is declining, more
I don’t know about you, but I love Halloween candy. I don’t have kids, nor do I live in a neighborhood where kids trick-or-treat — and yet I buy candy for trick-or-treaters every year just in case. Of course, this means that come Nov. 1, I’m left with a bag of fun-size Snickers bars and
The older I get, the more my daydreams change. I used to fantasize about strolling down white sand beaches in remote island locations. Now? I’d be happy to have two hours of uninterrupted reading time. Ever since I following doing the keto diet, a new dream took shape. In it, I walked into a room
If you’re struggling to lower your blood pressure, it likely has to do with two things: Diet and exercise. It’s important to get daily exercise. Go for a walk every day to get your blood pumping and improve your heart health. The foods you eat also have a major impact on heart health. If you’re
We’re nearing the end of 2018 (can you believe it?), and baby names just keep getting wilder. No, really, like, wild-animals wild. Zooey Deschanel named her kids Elsie Otter and Charlie Wolf. Busy Philipps’ menagerie? Birdie and Cricket. And that’s not all. We’ve also got celebs naming their kids Cosimo (Beck), Audio Science Clayton (Shannyn
Access to quality early childcare is without a doubt essential. Unfortunately, parents are facing a fairly significant care gap. According to a survey released by NPR along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for every three families seeking early childcare nationwide, only one spot is available.
At GoodRx, we hear people say this all the time. After all, isn’t that what health insurance is for? You pay your premium and then insurance pays for your medical bills. Right? If you use GoodRx, you probably already know that prescription drug insurance isn’t what it used to be. Not long ago, most
So you’ve just had some much needed me time with your favorite sex toy, and you’re feeling super relaxed. The last thing you want to do right now is haul yourself off the bed and head to the bathroom sink to scrub your vibrator clean. You know you have to wash it, of course, to
Can you be scared to death? Fear can cause your heart to race and your body to sweat. A wave of nausea may overwhelm you as your chest tightens and breathing becomes increasingly difficult. Some may appear faint — while others start to tremble. Many who experience these overwhelming sensations describe feeling "scared to death." The