What is metabolic syndrome? According to the American Heart Association, it’s a condition that affects around 34% of U.S. adults.1 Read on to learn the basics of metabolic syndrome and to find out if you might be at risk. Metabolic syndrome (also known as Syndrome X) is an increasingly common condition closely linked to inactivity and obesity. It’s not a disease, per se, but rather a group of … [Read more...] about What is Metabolic Syndrome and What are the Risk Factors?
How much do we shrink as we age?
Height loss is variable, but we'll all end up shorter. I spent much of my teen years slouching and searching for flats to wear. I suppose that’s what happens when you’re five foot nine and all the boys you want to date (and even the ones you don’t) are shorter than you. Read more on getting older and getting shorter on Considerable.com. … [Read more...] about How much do we shrink as we age?
Inside the mind of Nikolas Cruz and other mass school shooters
According to research, those with mental illness — about 18 percent of adults, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation — are no more likely to commit violent acts. But the fact remains that when you look at the modern era of mass shootings — including but not limited to the recent horrific events in Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida — there are certain common mental health factors and motives that … [Read more...] about Inside the mind of Nikolas Cruz and other mass school shooters
Towns With the Best-Tasting Tap Water
For over a decade, the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) has ranked tap waters from around the country. Its Great American Taste Test awards the top three for their overall taste, clarity and bouquet. "Judges tell me that the best-tasting water tastes 'pure,'" says water analyst Mike Keegan, of the Oklahoma-based NRWA. Other descriptors include "refreshing," "satisfying" and "tasty." Typical … [Read more...] about Towns With the Best-Tasting Tap Water