Topic: Healthy Living

The First Five Hours After An Energy Drink

The First Five Hours After An Energy Drink

Hour one: Euphoria. A heightened sense of well-being and a decreased pain response. Pupils dilate, then disappear entirely. Fingernails grow at roughly three times their normal speed, but the effects are not yet noticeable until hour four. Inhibitions are reduced. The entire world begins to shake. Throat becomes permanently and terrifyingly dry. Everything appears “EXTREME.”

Hour two: Hair on the head, if any, begins to fall out. Remaining hair forms sentient clump capable of long-range planning and strategy. The sense that one’s curtains have also become one’s enemies grows increasingly profound. Capable of, but uninterested in, flying like a bat. More »

If You Want To Be Happy And Less Dramatic, You Need To Quit Being A Night Owl Right Now

If You Want To Be Happy And Less Dramatic, You Need To Quit Being A Night Owl Right Now

If you “hit the hay” early, then you have to wait until the morning before you’re looped back into the world, and because of that lull in your pop culture intake, you have to stand by the water cooler at 9am without much to offer in regards to these matters, and then your co-workers think you’re boring and no one wants that because then you won’t get invited to Happy Hour! More »

Safe Sunscreen: The Top 3 Things To Look For

Safe Sunscreen: The Top 3 Things To Look For

Sunscreen used to seem simple; not anymore. Turns out that some of the very stuff you slather on to protect yourself could actually up your cancer risk; higher SPF doesn’t necessarily mean more protection; and protecting against UVB rays alone isn’t enough (not for warding off skin cancer or warding off wrinkles). So what should you be looking for in a sunscreen? It mostly comes down to these three things More »

Marie Claire vs. The World: The Fight Against ‘The Hunger Diaries’ Article

Marie Claire vs. The World: The Fight Against 'The Hunger Diaries' Article

Six health bloggers were targeted as setting possible dangerous eating and exercising routines for their readers and themselves in the latest issue of Marie Claire. The article, “The Hunger Diaries,” has sparked a fire among the bloggers’ followings and they are now attacking the magazine on their Facebook page saying that the author, health writer Katie Drummond, was biased and the article lacked factual evidence of the bloggers actually having or inadvertently causing eating disorders. Rather than supporting Marie Claire or joining in on the fight, we’re just going to let the story unfold for you via our favorite of the Facebook comments thus far. More »