There's generous as in Melinda and Bill Gates donating billions, or Oprah handing out cars. Then there's generous as in giving your partner a travel mug of fresh coffee and an extra kiss on a morning when you're both late. Marriage experts call that going above and beyond. It's not a
The answer to the old joke, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”(the answer being “practice”) contains some much-needed advice about how to use a couple of potentially life-saving medical devices: The epinephrine pen for severe allergic reactions and metered dose inhalers to mana
If you routinely steer clear of nasty fumes (from bus exhaust to strong cleaning sprays), clouds of dust, and smoke from tobacco-puffing buddies, you're already being kind to your lungs. Now, take any wheezing, frequent coughing spells, and shortness of breath seriously. Very seriously. One in 12...
Hot, hazy days can strain more than power-grid managers. The three H's -- heat, haze, and humidity -- make it crazy-hard for many folks to breathe: the very young or old (especially those with heart or lung problems) and anyone with allergies or asthma. Get proactive. Use these simple tips to help..
When the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson scored a record-breaking 37 points in one quarter, no one watching the game thought, “Geez, maybe he shouldn’t take those shots.” But that sentiment seems more widespread than ever before when it
In 1921, at age 39, Franklin Delano Roosevelt suddenly developed pain and paralysis in his upper and lower body. Although he regained control of his upper body, bowels, bladder and sexual functions, his legs remained paralyzed. Diagnosis? Polio. Related: The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Heath C
It's no surprise that exercise is good for your heart as well as your modeling career, but it's also an elixir for your mind. Exercise has also been correlated with increased telomere length. That's something you should covet mightily, because the length of your telomeres (the narrow caps at the...
Remember when ABBA's "Dancing Queen" made you jump onto the disco floor? (The first time around, not the second.) Get your groove back -- and a younger, sleeker body to go with it -- by growing more satellite cells. More what? Satellite cells -- repair wizards that hang out on muscle fiber
Believe it or not, when Apple released its iOS7 for iPhones the super-zoom function gave many users motion sickness. And boating, even on calm waters, is famous for causing seasickness. Charles Darwin, who sailed on the HMS Beagle for five years, never adjusted to the rocking motion. Intere...
Folks from the West and Southwest to the Midwest and beyond are dealing with eye irritation, breathing difficulty and asthma from rampant wildfires that have burned more than 7.5 million acres so far this year. The skies in many locales have turned eerily grey as smoke and particulate matter
There’s a ban on smoking in most bars and restaurants in the U.S.; in most cities, there’s a ban on spitting in public; and in many states dancing on Sunday is still banned. But did you know that since 1996 the U.S. Congress has banned the CDC (and later the NIH) from researching gun vio
In a 1996 Seinfeld episode, George’s fiancé Susan licks so many cheap envelopes (George bought them for the wedding invitations) that she poisons herself. Makes for riotous TV, but fortunately these days, or even back then, licking envelopes -- and stamps -- was never such a risky busin
Have you ever thought about the idle threat moms and dads present to their children by lining up in their cars for “Pickup-N-Go” at elementary and grade schools across the country? Exhaust from idling cars can cause a lot of health problems for kids. Fumes expose schoolchildren to
Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, once said, “The spirit is the true shield.” While there’s no doubt Ueshiba was onto something, his philosophy is not going to do you a lot of good when it comes to warding off mosquitoes. With the Zika virus threatenin
What daily risk do competitive high school fencers face? It's “touché” that’s perilous -- but not because their opponent scores a point. Turns out contact with unsterilized equipment carries a serious risk of infection with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus),