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What Is ASMR and Can It Help You Relax and Sleep?

Thousands of people visit YouTube every day to watch strangers whispering, brushing their hair, folding napkins, turning magazine pages, and tapping their fingers. Why? For some people, these mundane sensory experiences trigger a pleasurable, relaxing tingling response in the scalp or spine. Some people compare the sensation to carbonated bubbles spreading through the back of their heads or sand trickling down their head and shoulders.The sensation has been dubbed Autonomous Sensory Meridian … [Read More...]

Experiencing Abdominal Pain? Where it Is May Help Explain What it Is

Abdominal pain can come in a wide variety of forms. This stands to reason: The abdomen houses many of our internal organs (not to mention muscles and connective tissue). While it’s unreasonable to expect everyone to have a full understanding of what every type of abdominal pain could mean, a skilled clinician is likely able to discern the problem plaguing her patient based on the patient’s history. And that means that having a basic knowledge of your abdominal anatomy—as well as an understanding … [Read More...]

How to Floss and Brush Your Teeth Better

If you’re like most people, you brush twice a day. But if you mindlessly move your toothbrush around your mouth, your oral hygiene routine may be ineffective or worse: It may be harming your tooth enamel. Keep reading to learn the best way to floss and brush to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Bone Up on Brushing Humans have been brushing their teeth since 3500 B.C. In ancient Babylonia people chewed on the ends of sticks to create a frayed end for tooth scrubbing. Over time and across … [Read More...]

How to Make the Switch to More Natural Beauty Products

The natural beauty industry is booming and there’s good reason. As consumers become more conscious about what goes in their bodies, they’re also thinking about the ingredients they put on them. Mainstream beauty products often contain harsh chemicals that are not strictly regulated. Plus, one study reported that the number of complaints to the FDA regarding allergic reactions has increased. While natural beauty products aren’t regulated either, we tell you what to look for when selecting safer … [Read More...]

5 Health Benefits of Mustard (Plus Fun Ways to Enjoy More of It)

Plain yellow, spicy brown, tangy Dijon, pebbly whole grain: However you like your mustard, its uses extend far beyond your sandwich, burger, wrap, or hot dog. In addition to adding flavor and depth to foods, all varieties of mustard have plenty of notable health benefits. Here are five new ways to enjoy this tangy condiment and do your body some extra good too. 1. Benefit: Fight or prevent cancer and other diseases Mustard seeds come from a plant that’s in the same Brassica botanical family as … [Read More...]