You're Smarter Than That

You're Smarter Than That

Wellness Trends Represent an Erosion of Critical Thinking

Tim Caulfield explores our attraction to detoxes and other alternative health practices in ‘A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.’
Shayla Love
10.1.18
body

We Looked Into Whether It's Worth Taking Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium has been touted as a treatment for everything from insomnia and depression to high blood pressure and glucose levels, but does it really work as advertised?
Colleen de Bellefonds
9.18.18
you've been gooped

Goop Settled a Lawsuit Over Unscientific Claims About Its Products

Gwyneth Paltrow's company is also offering refunds to anyone who bought its now-infamous vaginal eggs.
Susan Rinkunas
9.5.18
Phys Ed

This Is How to Put On Muscle Without Lifting Super Heavy

You can train with lighter weights without missing out on any gains.
Christian Finn
9.5.18
body

Does Red Yeast Rice Actually Help Lower Cholesterol?

While some people can lower their cholesterol on red yeast rice, for others, their cholesterol actually goes up a bit.
Colleen de Bellefonds
8.30.18
body

The Heimlich Maneuver Might Not Be the Best Way to Save a Choking Person

No one, not the Red Cross nor Dr. Henry Heimlich himself, ever completely proved its effectiveness.
Matt Jancer
8.29.18
You're Smarter Than That

The Man Who Sold America on Vitamin D—and Profited in the Process

The doctor most responsible for turning the sunshine supplement into a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry, according to government records and interviews.
Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
8.20.18
psychology

This Is Why Your Brain Thinks Ouija Boards Move

Psychologists recently studied the eerie phenomenon and came up with a plausible explanation.
Christian Jarrett
8.9.18
Phys Ed

Your Body Type Should Not Determine How You Work Out

Somatotyping doesn't work. You’re better off experimenting with different approaches to diet and exercise, and adjusting what you do based on how your body responds.
Christian Finn
7.31.18
Phys Ed

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.
Christian Finn
7.23.18
Fighting Words

10 Things Not to Say to New Moms

Offer to drop off food that’s not available on Seamless, find something positive to say about the baby’s name—but please do not utter these phrases.
Juno DeMelo
7.11.18
nutrition

Are Session Beers Healthier for You?

In a new study, people drank about 20 percent more beer and wine when it was labelled “super low.”
Nick Keppler
7.6.18