Should You Go to the ER?

…that make it impossible to keep fluids down, or nonstop diarrhea that keeps you in the bathroom, either of which can quickly lead to dehydration. Go to the ER if you have: Severe pain …halfway down your back on either side of your spine, which could signal a kidney stone or infection. “Any severe… Read More »

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer—And Better

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer… Read More »

Two-Month-Old Baby Allegedly Suffers 35 Broken Bones; Foster Father Charged

A 26-year-old foster father is facing neglect and battery charges in Indianapolis, where he is accused of squeezing the limbs of a 2-month-old girl. Doctors allegedly determined that she had more than 35 broken bones. A probable cause affidavit obtained by PEOPLE confirms the charges against Kyle Rice, who investigators say admitted causing the infant’s… Read More »

I Was Blacklisted for Fighting Abuse in Gymnastics

At age 14, Dominique Moceanu was part of the first U.S. women’s gymnastics team to win Olympic gold in 1996, becoming the youngest Olympic gold medalist in U.S history. After years of abuse, she now advocates for the safety of athletes. I love gymnastics with all my heart. It’s a beautiful sport and has been… Read More »

Why Swearing Might Actually Be Good for You

Emma Byrne, PhD, thinks it’s a damn shame cursing gets such a bad rap. “We’ve been socialized to believe that swearing is universally really bad, but it isn’t always about being aggressive, or overwhelmingly negative towards people,” says the computer scientist and author of the new book Swearing Is Good For You ($26, In fact, research suggests… Read More »

7 Best White Noise Machines for a Good Night’s Sleep

($100; The priciest of our picks, the Sound + Sleep offers a good deal of versatility. It can actually detect other noises in your environment (say, the neighbor’s howling dog, or a snorer down the hall) and adjust to mask them. The gadget also has a unique “richness” feature, which allows you to add… Read More »