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Shared Beds Need Separate Blankets Shared Beds Need Separate Blankets

A big, beautiful comforter, spread neatly across the bed you share with a partner may look nice during the daytime. But at night, chaos results. One person will be too hot, one too cold. Worse, one of them will probably toss and turn during the night, pulling cold air under the covers. The simple solution: separate…

How to Do a Hip Thrust, the Best Butt Exercise You're Not Doing How to Do a Hip Thrust, the Best Butt Exercise You're Not Doing

There seem to be two kinds of gyms: the kind where everybody is doing hip thrusts, and the kind where nobody has ever heard of them. In the first, you might feel intimidated; in the second, you might not want to be that weirdo. Fear not: we’ll help you get started with confidence.

The Best Stretches You Can Do With a Resistance Band The Best Stretches You Can Do With a Resistance Band

Are you getting your sweat on with our resistance band challenge? Good, because it’s time to take a break and cool down with some stretches.

How to Communicate in a Truly Remote Area How to Communicate in a Truly Remote Area

We can rely on our phones for communication almost anywhere these days. But if you’re hiking in a truly remote area, you could end up miles from anywhere with signal. Here’s how to prepare.

Why Digital Detoxes Don't Work Why Digital Detoxes Don't Work

Being without your phone is a luxury these days. If you can manage it, you are either on vacation, or you have a staff to handle all your digital grunt work. For the rest of us, tech is both a distraction and a necessity. And a digital detox doesn’t do much to change that.

You Guys Know What Pi Actually Is, Right? You Guys Know What Pi Actually Is, Right?

Happy Pi Day! What is pi? If you’re digging back to old memories of geometry class, stop right there. Pi is a real thing in real life. It means that the distance around a circular thing is a little more than triple the distance from side to side.

Water Is All You Need to Revive Soggy Vegetables Water Is All You Need to Revive Soggy Vegetables

Many things in life get soggy when wet, like paper, or expensively blow-dried hair. But plants do not work this way. Water makes them plumper, crispier, crunchier. Understand this fact and you’ll never suffer soggy lettuce again.

What Is Hyperemesis? What Is Hyperemesis?

Amy Schumer has thrown up 980 times since she became pregnant, she told a New York Times reporter. She has hyperemesis gravidarum, and just a few years ago, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, had the condition too.

Find Out If Your Photo Is In This AI Training Dataset Find Out If Your Photo Is In This AI Training Dataset

Facial recognition systems are everywhere, from security cameras that try to spot criminals to the way Snapchat finds your face to put bunny ears on it. Computers need a lot of data to be able to learn how to recognize faces, and some of it comes from Flickr.

How to Survive Quicksand How to Survive Quicksand

As a child, I knew two things about quicksand: that it’s a go-to peril for cartoon characters in jungles, and that in real life, it’s only sticky if you treat it like a solid. Pretend it’s water, and you can swim out of it.

What Exercise Are You Terrible At? What Exercise Are You Terrible At?

We all have exercises we don’t love. You all know how I feel about planks, for instance. But how many of those exercises are our least favorite just because we suck at them?

The March Fitness Challenge Is: The Resistance Band Workout The March Fitness Challenge Is: The Resistance Band Workout

For this month’s fitness challenge, we’re going to take on a staple of travel and at-home workouts: the versatile resistance band.

How's Your Core Feeling After This Month's Fitness Challenge?  How's Your Core Feeling After This Month's Fitness Challenge? 

Roll up those yoga mats and hop down from the pull-up bar—our month of creative core exercises is over.

Follow These Health Professionals' Tips to Avoid Terrible Fates Follow These Health Professionals' Tips to Avoid Terrible Fates

The day-to-day decisions that most impact your health aren’t the ones you make in the grocery store, say, deciding between the organic and the regular apples. They’re high impact things like getting vaccines and wearing your seatbelt.

How to Decide When It's Worth Staying Up Late How to Decide When It's Worth Staying Up Late

I’ve stayed up late for a lot of stupid things. Sometimes it’s a miscalculation, like trying to finish an assignment that I’m too tired to focus on. But usually it just kind of happens: I’m already watching Netflix, so I keep watching Netflix. I wanted to read a book this evening, and I didn’t get the chance until…

Work Your Core With Nothing But a Pull-Up Bar Work Your Core With Nothing But a Pull-Up Bar

Welcome back! I hope you’re all enjoying working your core without doing a single plank this month. Today, let’s talk about exercises you can do while hanging from a pull-up bar or a set of gymnastics rings.

How to Make Sure Your Friends Don't Become Anti-Vaxxers How to Make Sure Your Friends Don't Become Anti-Vaxxers

When it comes to misinformation, what a person believes is less about what they’ve read and more about whom they trust. If that someone in your life is preparing to become a parent, you can help stop them from falling down the anti-vaxxer rabbit hole.

Sunscreens May Soon Become More Effective  Sunscreens May Soon Become More Effective 

Sunscreens will get new labeling soon, and some will be off the market, according to a proposed rule that the FDA announced today. The changes will also mean that it’s easier to find sunscreens that protect against UVA rays (the ones that cause damage but not sunburn).

If You're Tracking Calories, Log Dinner First If You're Tracking Calories, Log Dinner First

Tracking what you eat is a lot like budgeting: you have a certain amount of calories or nutrients to “spend” throughout the day. Planning is key, which can be a little nerve-wracking: what if I spent too many calories on breakfast? Will I be hungry at dinner?

How Much Should You Worry About 'Zombie' Deer? How Much Should You Worry About 'Zombie' Deer?

Chronic wasting disease has now been reported in deer, elk, and moose in 24 states, according to the CDC. The disease isn’t new, but its nickname is: you can now read sensational headlines about “zombie deer.”

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