It’s that time of year when vegetation is growing quickly, including poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak. These notorious plants cause more allergic skin reactions (contact dermatitis) than all other plants combined. The substance that leads to the allergic reaction is called urushiol, a colorless oil in the leaves, fruit, stem, root and sap of the plant. When exposed to air it turns brown and will sometimes leave brown spots on the leaves.
When the alarm goes off at 6 a.m., getting out of bed and heading to the gym may seem like an impossible task. Good news: Recent studies have found that exercising with a partner boosts motivation — and it’s more fun than doing it alone.
An amino acid commonly found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients has been discovered in the spinal fluid of people without dementia whose close relatives were diagnosed with the disease, according to a study led by Duke University researchers.
Researchers in Japan measured the angle between the base of the neck and the middle of the back of independent-living 65-year-olds. How slouched a person’s shoulders were predicted if he or she was still going to be self-sufficient five years later. Those who slouched the most were about three and a half times more likely to need assistance for everyday chores than those who stood the straightest.
Jared Sieling’s first experiment was on his diet.
There is no magic elixir, balm or voodoo treatment that will help you look and feel younger instantly.
Do you have too much to do? Too many things on your plate? Too many school finals? Balls in the air?
No matter how unimpeachable whole-wheat pasta is in terms of nutritional cred, I’ve always found it off-putting.
You don’t have to walk far to gain the benefits of putting one foot in front of the other.
Starchy, crunchy and flavorful, fried rice is a deeply satisfying dish no matter what you add to it. And you can add just about any vegetable or protein you care to name, fresh or left over.