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Vitamin C Tablets Don't Protect You From the Coronavirus

Social media is land-mined with reports that taking vitamin C tablets may help you prevent COVID-19. Like claims that you can make $83,000 in one month sitting in front of your computer, the vitamin C stuff is falsified. In fact, there is no scientific evidence that any supplement—vitamin C, vitamin D, prebiotics, or probiotics—can help

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

Why You Should Be Skeptical About a 'Healthier' Panda Express

Panda Express, an American-Chinese fast food restaurant chain with locations across the U.S. and around the world, has vowed to improve the nutrition of their food. This effort, dubbed the “Panda Promise” (which may or may not be the subtitle of the next Kung Fu Panda movie), aims to achieve several broad goals. To help

What does it mean if you are double jointed?

Some of us are more flexible than others, and we’re made more aware of that fact when we watch dancers or contortionists — or even the people next to us in yoga class. But there are folks that are so flexible they make us flinch when they do things like bend their fingers back until

Decaf Coffee So Good You Won't Miss the Caffeine

Poor decaf coffee can’t catch a break. Coffee enthusiasts often dismiss it as “not real” coffee simply because the caffeine has been removed. But even as the bar for coffee — both regular and decaf — rises, the methods of decaffeinating coffee actually haven’t changed much. To break it down simply: There are two basic methods, chemical or

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

Synthesis considers how being smart helps you at school and school helps you become smarter

Academic achievement plays an important role in children’s development because academic skills, especially in reading and math, affect many outcomes, including educational attainment, performance and income at work, health, and longevity. A new synthesis looked at the relation between academic achievement (reading, math) and cognitive abilities (working memory, reasoning, executive function), and offered suggestions on

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How swearing can help you beat pain

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: From chilli cream to swearing, how to beat pain without popping pills I have had loads of emails recently from readers asking me about pain, and how best to treat it. According to the British Pain Society, about 28 million people in the UK suffer from chronic pain, and the numbers just