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The Science Behind Compression Socks (and When You May Want to Wear Them)

Compression socks are everywhere. All kinds of people, from world travelers and waiters to marathoner runners and moms-to-be, wear these specialty knee socks. It’s not just because people like the way compression socks look, although you can find some snazzy options out there! Most people wear compression socks to improve blood flow and reduce swelling […]

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Why Being a Bookworm is Good for Your Brain and Body

For people who love to read, curling up with a good book feels utterly indulgent, especially when paired with a cozy chair and a steaming cup of tea. But here’s some news that’s worth putting your book down for: Reading is actually good for you (in more ways than one)! Benefits of Reading It’s like […]

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Foods That Stop Nausea in Its Tracks

Nausea: It’s one of those universal human experiences we can all commiserate with. In fact, it’s estimated that each year half of the adult population experiences at least one bout of nausea, which may or may not lead to vomiting. That makes sense because there are many reasons people feel nauseous. What to Eat and […]

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Is Fruit Your Friend or Foe?

When you picture a healthy diet, what do you see? Lots of salads, maybe some smoothies, a little steamed broccoli? It’s easy to guess what you’re not envisioning, though, and that’s sugar. Cookies, cakes, and ice cream are sweetly seductive, but what about naturally sweet eats? Sugar occurs naturally in many foods, including fruit. In […]

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Is it Okay to Drink Bubbly Beverages Every Day?

It seems that everywhere we turn, we’re encouraged to drink more water. That makes sense since adults in America are, on average, chronically dehydrated. So, it comes as little surprise that more and more options for more palatable drinks have bubbled up all over. There are sparkling waters, seltzers and tonic waters, for starters. And […]