28 Unsung African American Heroes for 28 Days of Black History Month

The contributions of people like Martin Luther King, Jr, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks cannot be understated - but doesn’t it feel like we should also be expanding our horizons? There are so, so many people of color who have done brave, incredible, dangerous, and sometimes seemingly impossible things in the face of adversity, and…

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Better for You or Clever Marketing? Foods That Marketers Want You to Think Are Healthy

Marketers are generally pretty good at their jobs. They can get us to believe all sorts of claims about products, and influence our purchasing decisions in all sorts of ways. It seems like this is especially true when it comes to food: companies know that nowadays most people at least claim to be looking for…

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The Truth on the Science of Mating and Dating

This time of year can get pretty mushy. The shops are filled with hearts, cupids, and cards with fancy lettering and love poems…but if you’re just not feeling the whole flowers and chocolates thing this year, maybe you’d be interested in hearing some cold, hard facts that science has helpfully dug up for us about…

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Star Signs, Personality Types, Love Languages: What’s Guiding You Toward Love?

They say love is blind. But not everyone is all that jazzed about groping in the darkness for the perfect partner, and so a lot of people are looking for some sort of sign that the person they’re eyeing up is right for them. This is especially true now that we’re often relying on meeting…

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Can’t Cope with Cardio? Science Has Good News for You!

It’s cold out there. And running on the treadmill sucks. And, wait: you also just remembered that you actually hate running. But if you’re trying to lose fat, and you’re not willing to spend endless time running and jumping, you’re out of luck, right? Maybe not...there’s a new study out there that seems to suggest…

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Is “Middle-Age Spread” a Myth? Why Everything We Think We Know About Metabolism Might Be Wrong

You hit a certain age, then the years and the decades just seem to roll by. And all of those years rolling by tends to come with another kind of roll: those stubborn ones right around your waistline. But what can you do? You’re not 25 anymore, and at this point, it’s all about your…

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Choices, Choices, Choices: Is Decision Fatigue Stressing You Out?

What’s one thing you have to do over and over, day after day? No, we’re not talking about explaining to your child why they have to wear pants, or reminding your coworkers to unmute themselves. We’re talking about what seems to be the defining feature of adulthood: making an endless stream of decisions. This includes…

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Survey Says: Sex in Your Sixties Can Still Sizzle

It’s the sexiest time of year again! When the temperature drops down to peak cuddling levels, and Valentine’s Day rolls around, it just seems like sex is in the air for everyone - and we mean everyone (unless sex isn’t your thing, of course). When we say “everyone,” we mean that sex is 100% not…

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This Winter, Start Making Some Snowballs to Pay Down Debt and Build Wealth!

Now that the holidays are over, do you feel like you’ve been buried under an avalanche of debt? If so, that avalanche has probably been building up for a while, and it just took the last few months of spending (or even the last few years of tough times) to really shake it loose and…

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Cookie Season Is Over and You’re Still Craving Sugar? Here’s Why and What to Do About It

After the holiday season is over, you’d think you’d never want to see another cookie or sweet treat again. But no, it just doesn’t work that way, unfortunately. It’s like Willie Nelson created the soundtrack to sugar: you are always on my mind… Ok, it’s time to snap out of it, and take a look…

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Need Motivation for the New Year? Try a Fitness Challenge!

The new year is here, so brace yourself for the in-your-face onslaught of gym membership deals. Not that there’s anything wrong with going to a gym to stay fit (or with getting a good deal, for that matter), but just because you’re paying for a gym membership, doesn’t mean you’re going to get motivated to…

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Is Ageism Killing Us?

Getting older can come with a lot of annoyances. Health issues start popping up, your body might ache (remember being able to sit on the floor and then get up with no problems?), your vision and hearing might not be what they used to be, and food doesn’t even taste as good as it used…

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It’s Your Turn: How to Find Your Word of the Year for 2022

Last year, we did the heavy lifting for you. After we decided that resolutions were for the birds, especially after the year we’d been through (anyone remember 2020??), we found something else to focus on as we glided (stumbled? collapsed?) into 2021: a word of the year. That word of the year was “resilience,” since…

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Should Exes Be Forgotten? What Science Says About Staying Friends with an Ex

Breaking up is hard to do. But which part about it is harder: losing the lover or losing the friend? If you and your used-to-be were inseparable before you parted ways, it can feel like you’re losing both, and that can be a tough pill to swallow. So what should you do? Forget the lover…

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Resolutions Suck…But It Might Be Time to Kick These Secretly Bad-for-You Habits

We’ve all got them: bad habits that we know are bad for us, but that we haven’t quite gotten around to kicking to the curb. You know, smoking, being too sedentary, having a few too many big nights out, or eating candy every night… And maybe now is the time of year when you start…

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Winter Woes for Seniors: How to Stay Safe as the Temperature Drops

There’s a lot to like about winter, unless you’re a dedicated sun worshipper, of course; we have to admit, though, we like to get our cozy on when the temperature drops. But now that the icy season is in full swing, it’s also important to recognize the dangers that winter can bring, especially for older…

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The True Meaning Behind ‘Cuffing’ Season

Tradition tells us that spring is the time for love, right? All those warm breezes and flowers bursting to life - it’s enough to get anyone in the mood. But what about winter, with its long, cold, dark nights? Surely that’s when you need comfort (and somebody warm beside you) the most! That’s why there…

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Are Buy Now, Pay Later Services Legit?

Americans have been in love with shopping online for a long time. Then 2020 hit, and things really went nuts. Online retail sales increased 32.4% year over year in 2020 and were up 39% in the first quarter of 2021 - so yeah, it looks like we’re all out there, spending in cyberspace. And there…

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