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Wellness Lies

Pink Himalayan Salt Is a Waste of Money

Sure it’s pretty, but claims that it’s cleaner and more nutritious than regular salt are dubious at best.
AC Shilton
4 days ago
Wellness Lies

Coconut Oil Is Not Dental Care

If oil pulling is doing anything for your oral health, it's likely from the mechanical motion of swishing.
Nicole Wetsman
4 days ago
Sex

In Search of the Elusive Orgasm

Between 16 and 25 percent of women and 1 to 4 percent of men experience the inability to orgasm at some point in their lives.
Richard Greenhill
5 days ago
Phys Ed

Taper Madness Is Real and This Is How You Can Avoid it Before a Big Race

In the weeks before a big marathon—when you're not getting that long-run endorphin hit—things can get a little emotionally haywire.
Allie Volpe
5 days ago
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
1.15.19
Sleep

When I Get Hurt in a Dream, My Body Feels it Even After I Wake Up

"I dreamed that a swarm of bees or wasps attacked my feet. When I woke up, my feet were burning and tingly. It was very painful.”
Crystal Ponti
1.15.19
Social Media

Our Obsession with Taking Photos May Alter How We Remember Things

Rather than remembering what we ate, we scroll back to look at all the images we took of the food. This can have serious consequences.
Giuliana Mazzoni
1.10.19
Wellness Lies

The Infrared Sauna Is Not a Weight Loss Tool

The spas that market them that way are getting a little too bold.
Kimberly Truong
1.10.19
Fighting Words

Keep Your Disgusting Bar Soap Away From Me and My Body Wash

I cannot believe that people willingly use this moisture-sucking, shower-sludging surfactant to clean themselves.
Susan Rinkunas
1.10.19
hard data

We Looked Into the Claim That the US is in a 'Sex Recession'

It could actually be that we're in the midst of a sexual revolution.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.10.19
Asking for a friend

Why Do I Hate Watching People Make Out?

Your tolerance for PDA could be linked to your personality.
Misha Gajewski
1.9.19
You're Smarter Than That

Colonics Aren’t Cleansing, They’re Dangerous

The belief that the colon needs to be cleansed recurs throughout history, but there's no reliable evidence that colonics have any health benefits, and they do come with risks.
Christine Ro
1.8.19
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