Everyday Wellness

4 Soothing Sounds to Beat Insomnia
4 Soothing Sounds to Beat Insomnia

Nothing gets me to sleep quite like rain on my window. So when skies are clear, I have to get… >>

Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting
Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting

Straight from the files of “what’s wrong with our health care system” comes this gem: An… >>

Uniting a City, One Chalk Square at a Time
Uniting a City, One Chalk Square at a Time

Scientific research tells us that channeling our inner 5-year-old can improve health and boost… >>

Are TV Reruns the Perfect Energy Booster?
Are TV Reruns the Perfect Energy Booster?

Indulging in an episode or two (okay, a marathon) of Wife Swap before I go to sleep might not sound… >>

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Drink Too Much Last Night? Blame the Glass

Over-imbibers take note: It turns out your beer glass may be responsible for how fast you down your… >>

5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill
5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill

As RD's health editor, I'm always on the lookout for clever home cures for everyday aches and… >>

Amazing Tricks for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Amazing Tricks for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Beauty is only skin-deep, but the importance of healthy skin goes a lot deeper. Here are easy ways… >>

Why We All Need a 'Designated Texter'
Why We All Need a ‘Designated Texter’

Have you seen any of the sobering anti-texting-and-driving commercials for AT&T’s “It Can… >>

Power Food Pairings for Incredible Health
Power Food Pairings for Incredible Health

New research shows that by combining these nutritional superheroes together, you'll pack an even… >>

Dare to Try a ‘Mirror Fast’?
Dare to Try a ‘Mirror Fast’?

Could you go a month—or even a year—without looking at yourself in the mirror? It’s a new… >>

New Study: People Born in Fall Live Longer
New Study: People Born in Fall Live Longer

It’s common knowledge that today, we live longer than generations before us because of advanced… >>

13+ Things You Never Knew About Your Brain
13+ Things You Never Knew About Your Brain

I'm the engine that keeps you running all day long, and I'm here to share the mysteries of how I… >>

One Thing Anyone Can Do to Get Instantly Happier
One Thing Anyone Can Do to Get Instantly Happier

There are quirky New York City moments—for example, commuting on a crowded subway next to a… >>

3 Everyday Things That Drain Your Brain
3 Everyday Things That Drain Your Brain

You probably don't notice, but these mundane experiences can throw your mental muscles for a loop. >>

Will a Trip to the Beach Boost (or Bust) Your Health?
Will a Trip to the Beach Boost (or Bust) Your Health?

As if you needed justification to head to the shore some time this summer, a new British study… >>

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The 5 Best Ways to Deal With Anger

Did you know angry people are three times more likely than calmer ones to have a heart attack?… >>

5 Surprising Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies
5 Surprising Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies

Taking an antihistamine isn't the only way to battle seasonal allergies: Here's what else you… >>

10 Fast Fixes to Manage Stress
10 Fast Fixes to Manage Stress

Stress is a normal part of life and usually comes from everyday occurrences: Here are the best ways… >>

New Research: Which Herbs and Spices Improve Your Health
New Research: Which Herbs and Spices Improve Your Health

Some spices are much more than just flavor enhancers; they may help you live a healthier life as… >>

How Gen Y Stays #Healthy
How Gen Y Stays #Healthy

Being a functional adult is, more than anything else, time-consuming. You have to hold down a… >>