Health and Wellnesss

A Psychologist Explains Why People Gossip—and the Reason Might Surprise You

Everybody gossips. Sure, we like to think that our daily conversations are strictly productive idea exchanges and debates about life’s unanswered questions. But in reality, we all talk about other people. In fact, a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that the typical person spends about 52 minutes per day …

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Tess Holliday’s Tattoos Are on Full Display in This Close-Up Photo of Her in the Bathtub

If you look up body positivity in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Tess Holliday’s face. OK, not really, but she’s the definition of the term in our books. If you don’t already know why, just take a look at her latest Instagram.  “I’m a literal work of art,” Holliday wrote alongside a close-up shot of her …

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7 Things to Know Before You Donate Blood

In the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night, at least 58 people were killed, and more than 400 others were transported to hospitals. Early this morning, the Las Vegas Police Department tweeted about the need for local blood donors, reminding us that in the wake of this tragedy—as well as the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey—helping out can be …

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What Is Cystic Fibrosis? This Genetic Disease Affects Every System In the Body

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex, life-threatening disease that affects many organs in the body, including the lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. It’s caused by a genetic mutation that causes a certain protein to stop working. When this happens, chloride—a mineral that’s vital to cellular hydration—can’t move to the surface of cells, prompting mucus to …

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This Woman Had a Hernia in Her Groin that Enveloped Her Ovary

When a 41-year-old woman reported to the emergency room because of sudden pain in her groin, doctors discovered a rare condition that required surgery right away: a femoral hernia that contained an “incarcerated ovary.” The details of her case were published this week in BMJ Case Reports. Well, that sounds terrifying. But what exactly do …

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Elle Fanning Wore a Corset Dress so Tight She Fainted— Here’s Why Waist Cinchers Are Dangerous for Your Health

Elle Fanning graced the Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Monday wearing a stunning pale pink Prada gown. But she seems to have gone for style over comfort when picking her look. The actress, 21, fainted during the event, possibly because of her skin-tight corset dress.  According to Variety, the actress was attending the Chopard Trophee …

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Sarah Hyland’s Latest Photo Gives a Close-Up Look at Her Surgery Scars

Sarah Hyland’s got scars, but she’s showing the world they’re nothing to be ashamed of. The Modern Family actress took to Instagram on Thursday to show off the scars on her stomach following her kidney transplant—and gave a shout out to Ellen DeGeneres while doing so. RELATED: Sarah Hyland Likes Working Out Naked in Front …

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This Influencer Flaunted Her Cellulite in a Bikini to Shut Down Liposuction Rumors

Body positivity comes in all shapes and sizes, and one Instagram influencer is out here reminding us of that. On Thursday, Ioana Chira, a plus-size Instagram influencer, took to social media to open up about some of the heartbreaking bullying she’s received, as well as her empowering response to those trolls.  The fitness blogger, at …

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