It’s hard to avoid technology, with TVs, tablets, computers and mobile phones playing such a big part of our everyday lives—especially during quarantine. American adults spend almost half of each day interacting with screens, with those 60 and older devoting an extra half hour each day compared to 10 years ago. But are these blue-light-emitting devices wrecking our health? Read the full article … [Read more...] about Protect Your Peepers! Expert Tips to Help Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light
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?
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?
If you’re living with Crohn’s disease, you’ve probably taken note of — or even memorized — every bathroom in every location you’ve ever visited. It is, after all, essential information in case of an emergency. But that all changes as soon as you decide to travel, especially if you’re going to a foreign country where you may not even know the word for “bathroom” or how to use the toilet. Read … [Read more...] about Crohn’s Guide to Navigating Bathrooms Around the World
Companies are facing an employee burnout crisis: A recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent of employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned out sometimes. “The cost of absenteeism and turnover is enormous in most organizations,” said Jim Harter, Ph.D., chief scientist of workplace … [Read more...] about Companies are facing an employee burnout crisis
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
Eating the right foods should also include eating them safely. Why? Radiation and chemotherapy can weaken your immune system, causing neutropenia — a depletion of the blood cells that protect your body against germs and diseases. In fact, statistics show that cancer patients are more at risk of dying from a food-borne illness than people with healthy immune systems, which is why it’s so important … [Read more...] about Eating Safely During Breast Cancer Treatment
To have a nipple re-created is a highly personal and individual choice. Some women who have lost their breast(s) and had subsequent reconstruction may not want any additional surgery and may opt to go without a nipple and areola (the small circular area surrounding the nipple). Others will want to give the breast a more “complete” or realistic look to draw attention away from the scars, … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Replace Nipples After Breast Cancer Surgery
“As women begin treatments, they know that there will be changes. Intellectually, it registers,” says Louanne Roark, the executive director of the Look Good Feel Better Foundation, which helps cancer patients deal with treatment appearance side effects. But it’s often not until they actually begin to see these changes — hair in the shower drain, looking in the mirror and feeling like it’s not them … [Read more...] about Is There Beauty During Breast Cancer Treatment?
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