body

Eat This

This Is What Happens to Your Body if You Eat Almost No Carbs

You might want to read this before you decide to start living off of butter, bacon and bourbon.
Grant Stoddard
3.18.19
yikes

Smoking One Cigarette a Day Is Way Worse than Experts Thought

There is no such thing as safe smoking whatsoever, this study concludes.
Troy Farah
3.13.19
Asking for a friend

I Hit My Head, How do I Know If It's Serious?

Although most head injuries are not severe, there are some serious cases where you're best off seeking emergency care.
Nick Keppler
3.4.19
mental health

I’m Constantly Stressed That My Weekends Aren’t Fun Enough

How to deal with weekend anxiety.
Richard Morgan
2.20.19
Wellness Lies

'Natural' Sugars Are Not Better for You Than Regular Sugar

Experts tell us why using agave, coconut sugar, raw honey, maple syrup or any other sweetener with a health halo is not going to make you any healthier.
Emily Cassel
2.4.19
Fighting Words

Paedophiles Can't be 'Cured,' and It's Dangerous to Suggest They Can

A recently published paper claiming pedophiles can be cured does a disservice to people who need treatment.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.30.19
Wellness Lies

Any Power Crystals Hold Is Thanks to the Placebo Effect

Crystals are pretty but they do not store healing, stress-relieving energy. The magic is in your mind.
Claire Lampen
1.29.19
Blood

We Looked Into the Big Claims Around Blood Facials

They've been around for years (see: Kim K getting a Vampire Facial in 2013), but a new study tries to determine just how effective they really are.
Shaena Montanari
1.16.19
Health

What It Means for Your Sex Life Now That the Worst-Ever Cases of Super Gonorrhea Are Here

Doctors in the United Kingdom and Australia have identified three cases of gonorrhoea that are immune to both of the standard antibiotic treatments.
Denny Watkins
1.10.19
You're Smarter Than That

There's No Such Thing as 'Sweating Out Toxins'

"Doesn’t smelly sweat mean something evil is leaving my body?"
Tracey Duncan
1.7.19
Fitness

Being Sore After a Workout Doesn't Mean Your Muscles Are Growing

There’s very little evidence to show that being sore indicates muscle damage or faster muscle growth, or that a lack of soreness means that your workout wasn’t effective.
Christian Finn
12.14.18
Sex

How I Made Consensual Non-Monogamy Work

My girlfriend was the one interested in the idea of being open; I was duly terrified at the prospect. I asked for a six-month freeze on the non-monogamy plan – which turned out to be exactly what I needed.
Grant Stoddard
12.13.18
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