Burning incense has been a common practice in China since 2000 BC, often used for religious practices. People from ancient China used various plants and herbs such as sandalwood and cinnamon as incense (via Heddels). The purpose for burning incense varies. Today, people use incense for prayer, worship, or simply for aromatic purposes to make
Spring is here at last! How can we know for sure? Well, there are all the usual sights: robins bobbin’, bunnies (both real and chocolate) multiplying as they are wont to do, and people out and about wearing only as much clothing as is mandated by law. Not just sights, but sounds of spring abound
If you don’t diligently follow the skincare corner of the internet, you may have missed the current controversy surrounding Gwyneth Paltrow’s skincare routine—particularly, her sunscreen application. In short: It’s wrong and people—especially dermatologists—have a lot to say about it. The actress, model, and Goop founder shared her routine in a March 31 video for Vogue.
Undoing many of the policies of his predecessor is one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. In early February, Biden even got a little defensive about all the executive actions he was taking in his first days in office to halt policies set by President Donald Trump. “I’m not making new law,” he said Feb.
Since COVID-19 emerged, access to eye care has continued to change. Lockdowns and concerns about virus exposure have caused people of all ages to cancel and delay routine appointments, raising red flags among eye-care professionals. As the pandemic continues into its second year, can ocular health be neglected any longer? Our team of optometrists and
Time with teenagers! Britney Spears is seeing “less” of her two sons as they grow up, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. Britney Spears’ Best Quotes About Her Sons Sean and Jayden The singer, 39, currently spends time with Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden, 14, “periodically,” the insider explains. The Grammy winner, who was granted
(HealthDay)—Researchers may have uncovered a key reason some people remain sharp as a tack into their 80s and 90s: Their brains resist the buildup of certain proteins that mark Alzheimer’s disease. The study focused on what scientists have dubbed “super agers”—a select group of older folks who have the memory performance of people decades younger.
Jack hammers. Buzz saws. Screaming toddlers. Barking dogs. Horns blaring from incessant traffic jams. Any of these can set nerves on edge, especially if you are subjected to the noise for hours, days or weeks on end. It’s more than aggravating. Studies show noise-generated stress is bad for the heart and brain. But pandemic-induced shutdowns
Scientists don’t know exactly what percentage of the population will need to get a COVID vaccine to achieve herd immunity. Some diseases, such as whooping cough, need very high rates of vaccination between 90-95%. The rise of new, more infectious coronavirus variants might mean even more people may need to be vaccinated against COVID than
Carbon monoxide chat isn’t the most thrilling – but it can save lives. According to research from Uswitch.com, fire services are being called to 10% more carbon monoxide incidents in homes than they were five years ago. But perhaps the scariest part is that almost a third (32%) of households say they do not have
Kaitlyn Romoser first caught covid-19 in March, likely on a trip to Denmark and Sweden, just as the scope of the pandemic was becoming clear. Romoser, who is 23 and a laboratory researcher in College Station, Texas, tested positive and had a few days of mild, coldlike symptoms. In the weeks that followed, she bounced
It’s a tough time for Grape-Nuts fans. The beloved cereal, which has been an American breakfast staple for more than 100 years, is now impossible to find in stores. If you’ve been missing your morning fix of wheat and barley crumbles, you’re not alone. Healthy cereal enthusiasts across the country are all wondering the same
Wearing a face covering, physical distancing, and hand washing are not the only ways that people can protect themselves from COVID-19. Eating a healthy diet is essential to building a strong immune system so that your body is less susceptible to infection, including the coronavirus, said Carlin Rafie, a registered dietitian and professor in Virginia
Natasha Larmie weighs 13st and has a BMI that means she is classed as obese. But the GP, who calls herself The Fat Doctor, has no plans to lose weight in 2021. In fact, she has vowed to not lose a pound in the year ahead. This comes after she dropped nearly three stone last
Keeping it cozy! Pregnant Katharine McPhee shared baby bump photos for the first time on Wednesday, December 16. Pregnancy Progress! See Katharine McPhee Cradling Her Baby Bump The American Idol alum, 36, rocked a blue coat and white sneakers in the mirror selfies, cradling her budding belly with a smile. The actress captioned the social
Not on the same page. Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev welcomed their son, Matteo, in July and don’t have immediate plans to give the 3-month-old a sibling. Working Mom! See Nikki Bella’s Sweetest Pics With Son Matteo “I honestly want to be one and done,” the former professional wrestler, 36, exclusively told Us Weekly while
Home away from home. Elizabeth Chambers has yet to move back to Los Angeles with her and Armie Hammer’s two kids amid their custody battle. Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler and More Former Couples Crushing Coparenting “Elizabeth and Armie’s children are still in the Cayman Islands with their mom because there is no COVID there and
As people age, they often lose their motivation to learn new things or engage in everyday activities. In a study of mice, MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that is critical for maintaining this kind of motivation. This circuit is particularly important for learning to make decisions that require evaluating the cost and
The shocking reasons why thousands of young men are resorting to Viagra: With increasing numbers of the under-30s affected by impotence, experts warn that relying on the little blue pills may be masking serious health dangers Recent survey found 18 per cent of 18-24-year-old men had erection difficulties Doctors increasingly aware erectile dysfunction might be
Fear, anxiety, worry, lack of motivation and difficulty concentrating— students cite all sorts of reasons for opposing distance learning. But are these excuses or real concerns? What does science say? At the beginning of the pandemic, when universities and CEGEPs, Québec’s junior colleges, were putting in place scenarios to continue teaching at a distance, students