A man in Massachusetts died after eating too much black licorice, which contains a compound known to be toxic in large doses, according to a new report. The 54-year-old man was in a fast food restaurant when he suddenly gasped, began shaking and lost consciousness, according to the report, published Wednesday (Sept. 23) in The
Most ads for menstrual products feature someone wearing white trousers while riding a horse or playing tennis. Then some blue liquid drops onto a pad to show absorbency and that’s that. Bodyform recently shifted that paradigm with an advert called Viva la Vulva, which celebrated the differences in our genitals in all their glory. And
For many women, Spanx have come to be famously known as clothing hacks to flatter your figure. After all, what grown woman hasn’t at least tried on shaping shorts, shaping underwear, or super-tight tights that vow to suck, smooth, and squeeze all of the classic problem areas? Even the Kardashians are fans of the form-fitting
Meditation has been around for centuries, but not every practice involves the same technique. According to Healthline, there are six types of meditation that have emerged as the most popular and effective. And, while they vary slightly, they all have one common goal: to bring a sense of calmness through mind training. With roots in
Coffee is a drug, thanks to the caffeine that makes coffee what it is. And while coffee connoisseurs might balk at the idea of having decaf, those of us who want to drink coffee but don’t want the hassle of staying up all night or getting the shakes (from drinking too much coffee) might consider
Essential oils are everywhere these days, and that’s no surprise, considering they have myriad uses. Some people find they can help with ailments, like relieving headache pain. Others enjoy using essential oils in diffusers as an alternative to scented candles. Essential oils can be added into your self-care routine — try adding a few drops of
It’s one thing for your parents to help educate you about sex and sexual health. But there’s a fine line between appropriate and just plain weird––and rapper T.I. (real name: Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.) has definitely crossed it. You could say he’s so far over the line, he can’t even see the line. In a podcast
Walking: it’s free, it doesn't require fancy footwear and we were born to do it. A stroll benefits our body and brain in an abundance of ways, which is no doubt why Hippocrates called it “man’s best medicine”, but: why exactly is walking so good for us? Walking: We can do it anytime, anywhere.Credit:Getty 1.
When was the last time you washed your tea towels? If you’re anything like us, you’re probably struggling to remember. Maybe last week? Or whenever that time was when you spotted some caked on pasta sauce? We all know that we should be washing our bath towels, makeup brushes, bras, and bedsheets more often than
What do you get the mom who has everything for Mother’s Day? A home-cooked brunch, of course! Treating your mom to a fancy meal cooked at home shows her that you’re willing to put in the time to make her feel loved, and she’ll definitely appreciate the fact that she gets to share it with
A good honey can be neither of the variety at the origin and not on price detect. This is the conclusion of the experts of Stiftung Warentest, after a Test of 36 Honeys. The results are sobering: Seven of the tested honeys fell through completely. Around 1 Kilo of honey so much, nibbling on every
Despite their moniker, French fries are an American staple. We eat them with chicken, steak, burgers, hot dogs, mussels, fish — just about everything. But Burger King’s latest fry offering isn’t savory at all. In fact, these spuds aren’t even potato-based. Instead, Burger King’s new funnel cake fries are sweet, and they are the snack
Diet trends come and go, but fiber is forever. Unlike paleo and raw food meal plans, high-fiber diets don’t stir up much debate among health experts, and new research published in The Lancet confirms why. According to the review, which was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and assessed findings from nearly 250 prospective
The parasite “Toxoplasma gondii” it makes in the cats comfortable, but also in many people. Yet he was considered relatively harmless. Researchers have, however, found out that he is able to control the human behavior. With fatal consequences. He is regarded as a harmless cat parasite and affects at least every third person in Germany.
The grass is always greener, right? If you have curly hair, you wish you had straight; if you’re tall, you want to be short, and vice versa. Influencer Desiree Fortin is proving this pattern also applies to postpartum stretch marks. In a recent Instagram post, Fortin included this quote: “For every woman unhappy with her postpartum marks, there is
Heart patients are being advised to move around every 20 minutes in a bid to prolong life following a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018. CCC 2018 is being held 20 to 23 October in Toronto, Canada. Visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific sessions
You get a positive pregnancy test, and immediately, your mind starts reeling. How? What? Why? A tiny human is going to exit my body?! (OK maybe not "how" — that part is usually pretty self-explanatory.) But topping the question list is likely, "How on Earth am I going to get through the next nine months?"
There is exactly one good thing to be said about allergies and that is that at least they’re not contagious. Otherwise, these reactions to irritants, with symptoms that include itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing and headaches are exactly what you don’t want to experience, much less stand by and watch your children suffer through. Although
Sometimes hitting snooze seven times in the morning feels like a good idea—until you get out of bed frazzled, forget your gym bag, leave your healthy lunch in the fridge, and give up on that whole annoying healthy life idea. (Been there!) Tomorrow, devote just a few minutes to these simple tricks, all designed to
The fingerprint is unique in every individual: As no two fingerprints are the same, they have become the go-to method of identity verification for police, immigration authorities and smartphone producers alike. But what about the central switchboard inside our heads? Is it possible to find out who a brain belongs to from certain anatomical features?