Monthly Archives: January 2017

Are Gross Bathrooms Actually Bad For You?

We’ve all been there: You’re nowhere near home, and suddenly you have to go. And the first bathroom you find—a port-a-potty, a coffee shop, a gas station—smells terrible, has a sticky floor, and must be harboring millions of germs with unpronounceable names. But when you use a dirty bathroom, just how badly are you risking… Read More »

Meet Vincent, the Cat with Titanium Legs

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vincent the cat’s nine lives are far from over: He’s recovering well after receiving high-tech hind legs that replace those lost when he was a kitten. “I anticipate that he’ll be jumping and doing really normal cat things very soon,” Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh, an Iowa State University veterinary orthopedic… Read More »

Chris Pratt Says He Doesn't Mind Objectification: 'I'm Using It to My Advantage'

It’s good to be Chris Pratt. His blockbuster, Jurassic World, continues to break box-office records, he’s slated for upcoming roles in the sci-fi thriller Passengers (opposite Jennifer Lawrence, no less) and a remake of the 1960 western The Magnificent Seven, and according to Entertainment Weekly, the 36-year-old has become “one of Hollywood’s most bankable leading… Read More »

Sugary Drinks Linked to Girls’ Earlier Periods

Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks, like sodas, often get their periods earlier than girls who do not, according to a new study. In new research published in the journal Human Reproduction, researchers looked at 5,583 girls ages 9 to 14 between 1996 and 2001 and found that girls who drink over 1.5 servings… Read More »

Sports Illustrated Releases its Most Body-Positive Swimsuit Issue Ever

For the first time in 52 years, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has crowned three cover models—and they have three totally different body types. The trio includes fashion model Hailey Clauson, size-16 body-positive activist Ashley Graham, and MMA fighter Ronda Rousey. One word: Wow! Graham, the sultry beacon of body positivity, is the first plus-size model to appear on… Read More »

Gigi Hadid Slams Social Media Negativity in Inspiring Instagram

Gigi Hadid shared an emotional Instagram post on Monday morning outlining how she deals with the negativity on her social media accounts. The model has been all over the runway this season, walking for designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, and Versace, and has apparently been feeling the heat. Besides reminding fans… Read More »

Why People Love Their Dogs So Much, According to Science

Whether it’s during a run through the park or after offering a treat, there’s no feeling like looking at your pet adoringly and getting a loving stare right back. You don’t have to tell dog lovers the feeling is both mutual (and very real), but a new study published in the journal Science reveals the fascinating… Read More »

6 Health Risks of Staying in Someone Else's Home

Holiday travel season is almost here, and this year more people than ever could opt for nontraditional lodging once they reach their destination—renting rooms, apartments, or entire houses on home-sharing websites like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO. (Airbnb had 1 million guests in the last two months of 2013 alone, TechCrunch reports.) But is staying in… Read More »