lifestyle

July 21, 2019

Ack! I would like chocolate! The science of PMS meals cravings

Premenstrual food cravings are the punchline of endless jokes. Like most good jokes, they’re funny because they’re true.
July 21, 2019

DNA testing corporations supply telomere testing – however what does it inform you about ageing and illness threat?

Over the past few years direct-to-consumer genetic tests that extract information from DNA in your chromosomes have become popular. Through a simple cheek swab, saliva collection or finger prick, companies offer the possibility of learning more about your family tree, ancestry, or risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s or even certain cancers. More recently, some companies offer tests to measure the tips of chromosomes, called telomeres, to learn more about aging.
July 21, 2019

What customers can do as regulators weigh compounds’ dangers

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, Tomas Monarrez didn’t notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans.
July 21, 2019

Confused about what to eat? Science can assist

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe?
July 20, 2019

This Couple Quit Their Jobs, Bought Two Acres and Retired—In Their 30s

At just 35 and 29, Christopher and Meghan Miller are semi-retired."We've just embarked on this semi-retired adventure of doing work we really enjoy and value instead of doing work that just has the highest salary or because we have to," Christopher says.
July 20, 2019

Girl, 4, Has Limbs Removed After Flu Complication Leaves Her With Hands Like ‘Black Claws’

A father has recalled the horror of seeing his daughter's hands turn to "black claws" after stomach flu complications turned almost deadly, causing her to have parts of her limbs amputated.
July 20, 2019

America’s Healthiest (and Least Healthy) States

A number of well-known factors influence health levels, from smoking to obesity and exposure to pollution. But there is another factor that could affect your health—where you live.
July 20, 2019

Vegan Cities Ranked: Places with Greatest Interest in Veganism

It could be argued that 2018 was the year that veganism—the diet which prohibits the consumption of animal products—moved out of the fringes and into the mainstream.
July 20, 2019

See Cher, Diane Keaton, Gianni Versace and Other Celebrities’ Epic Swimming Pools

Water. We can't get enough of it. We swim in it, drink it, and bathe in it. It reflects the sky in its purity, and inspires peace and tranquility. A swimming pool has become an integral part of a home, extending the usable space into a garden. It can be designed to mirror the architecture of the house or act as a destination point elsewhere on the property. Swimming pools have become so popular over the last fifty years, with one in almost every suburban backyard, that it is easy to forget that their documented origin goes back over five thousand years.
July 20, 2019

Collective sweat

Nikolas and Brittany Loecher spent their anniversary in Napa Valley, where they drank wine, enjoyed the warm spring days away from their home in Colorado, and made a side trip into San Francisco to visit a Tonal showroom. After seeing ads for the internet-connected weight training machine with guided workouts on screen, they wanted to see it in person before making the $3,000, plus $50 a month, commitment.