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What people with high blood pressure need to know about COVID-19

Many people have concerns about staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those with a chronic condition such as high blood pressure—a reading above 130/80—may face an increased risk for severe complications if they get the virus. With nearly half of Americans dealing with high blood pressure, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization

Everything You Need to Know About Taco Bell's New 'Veggie Mode'

Taco Bell is known for releasing some pretty wild items, like a Buffalo Chicken Nacho Fries Burrito. But the company’s newest innovation, called “Veggie Mode,” helps you order vegetarian food more easily. Once activated on the restaurant’s self-service kiosk, you’ll see only American Vegetarian Association-certified menu items. So what’s that? Basically, this designation indicates that

Meet the Peachy Orange Starbucks Drink You Need to Order NOW

We’ve tried the Pink Drink, and we’ve chugged the Purple Drink. In fact, we were so obsessed with capturing the vibrant unicorn-esque hues of these Starbucks beverages when they were all the rage a few years ago that we probably lost a few Instagram followers with our constant posting. Hey, it’s not our fault that

The Best Essential Oils for Essentially Every Need & Person

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

Narcissists: Why we need to take better care of them

Narcissists, like sharks, get a bad press. Both are generally seen as menacing, negative forces to be feared and avoided. But as any biologist will tell you, sharks play a vital role in the marine ecosystem. And it may be that narcissists also have a necessary part to play in human society. This of course,

We have a vaccine for hepatitis B, but we still need a cure

Hepatitis B is blood-borne virus that packs a punch. Worldwide, more than 1.3 billion people have been infected with hepatitis B, and 257 million people have developed a life-long infection. This includes 240,000 Australians, many of whom are Indigenous. Globally, transmission most commonly occurs from mother to baby or in early life. But it’s possible

How much sleep you need, and all your bedtime questions answered

Sleep is one of those things that’s necessary for absolutely everybody, while also being pretty hard to understand to understand or find for some. Insomnia is an ever-present spectre for some, while conditions like sleep paralysis, sleep apnea, severe snoring, or night terrors pervade the lives of others. Given that sleep can affect everything from

Third of children who need glasses aren’t wearing them

It’s a problem many teachers are familiar with, a student apparently struggling in class, but in fact just suffering from something that’s easily fixed—vision problems—with an inexpensive pair of glasses. It’s estimated that more than 3.4m children aged four to 16 in the UK have been diagnosed with a vision problem. Indeed, vision screenings are

The Breast-Pumping Solution You Need is Here

Searching for the best breast pump can be a daunting task. No matter how many reviews you read or recommendations from other parents you get, it’s hard to know which model will best suit your individual needs, especially when there are so many pumps to choose from. Well, take a deep breath — you know,

Back-to-School Discounts & Freebies You NEED to Know

Back-to-school is here, and no matter what grade your kids are in, from kindergarten to college, you’re likely going back-to-school shopping. Is it just us, or does it seem like each year the shopping list gets a little bit longer? And while sure, pens and notebooks are only a couple dollars, those costs can add