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What to Know About Prebiotics and Probiotics

Even at our cleanest, we are covered in germs and we are full of germs. It’s okay! That’s totally normal. These microorganisms are essential to our health. You probably don’t need to mess with them, but if you’d like to try, the terms to know are prebiotics and probiotics. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Throw Out All Your Chopped Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently urging consumers, restaurants, and retailers to throw out any chopped romaine lettuce. That includes store-bought chopped romaine lettuce in pre-made salad mixes. At least 35 people from 11 different states have been infected with E. coli, and the source has…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Find Safer Cleaning Products With These Ratings

Cleaning products don’t have to disclose their ingredients on the package, so it can be hard to know what you’re actually getting. If you’re looking for cleaners that are better for your health and for the environment, try these labels that show products have undergone some scrutiny.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Could Prevent Peanut Allergies With a 99 Cent Snack

Small amounts of peanut protein can stave off peanut allergies, according to a landmark 2015 trial that found this approach reduced allergies by 80 percent in susceptible kids. You can now buy expensive peanut powders for your baby, but you know what works at least as well? A 99 cent snack called Bamba.Read more… Continue […]

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Too Much Weed Can Cause Nausea and Vomiting

Weed is famous for its ability to relieve nausea, but it can have the opposite effect in people who smoke a lot of it. The little-known condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), involves bouts of extreme nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain, and can be temporarily relieved by a hot shower. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Baby Wipes Don’t Cause Food Allergies

It would be terrifying if baby wipes caused food allergies, right? Good thing we have zero evidence of that (phew). A recent study was reported as if this is the answer to why everybody’s allergic to peanuts, but guess what? The study didn’t prove that. And it didn’t involve baby wipes. It didn’t even involve […]

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How to Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Don’t bother inviting me to a dinner party, because I don’t have to snoop in your bathroom to tell you this: you’ve got a mess in your medicine cabinet… or whatever you use for storage in there. Hundreds of band-aids, but none where you need them? Expired medications? Yeah, I’ve been there too.Read more… Continue […]

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Ditch the ‘Vehicle’ If You’re Dieting

Some foods are too delicious to completely let go of when you’re trying to reduce your calorie intake. For me, those things are a topping or dip of some kind that usually require an additional calorie-heavy food to deliver the tasty goodness to my mouth. If you’re dieting, it’s smart to replace the delivery method…Read […]

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You Don’t Need to Worry About Aluminum in Your Deodorant

There’s a whole market for aluminum-free deodorants. They’re marketed as natural or primal or somehow vaguely better for you. But hold up a sec: why are you avoiding aluminum, which (unlike those natural deodorants) can actually stop you from sweating? It’s fine.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but the science has evolved since then. High HDL is no longer automatically good, for example. Let’s take a look at what your cholesterol numbers really mean.Read more… […]

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Rave on: study says regular concert attendance can raise life expectancy

A study newly conducted by O2 and a behavioral science expert from Goldsmith University, Patrick Fagan, asserts that regular concert attendance can lead to a longer life expectancy. Routine concert going can reportedly increase life expectancy by nine years for those who attend a concert once every two weeks, according to a press release published […]

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Moisturizer Won’t Make Your Skin More (or Less) Oily

I have extremely oily skin, which I choose to see as a plus: sure, I spent my twenties fighting stubborn nodulocystic acne, but maybe all that extra oil means I’ll age more slowly than my dry-skinned peers. Unfortunately, any anti-aging effects are probably negated by the grimacing I do when someone insists my skin is…Read […]

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How to Allergy Proof Your Home This Spring

It’s officially spring. Along with the flowers, sunshine, and Creme-egg runs, for the allergic among us, it’s also the sneeziest, eye-wateringest season. That’s mostly due to surges in airborne pollen, and so when pollen is high, allergic people should stay in inside. That’s sensible advice— if your home isn’t a major…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Do This 10-Minute Workout in Your Airplane Seat

It’s a modern paradox that we only get the freedom of flying through the air when we are squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder with other humans for the duration. But you probably have a little wiggle room in that seat, and doing some exercises can help relieve that cramped feeling. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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