How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple

More and more Americans’ meals resemble dessert, and Congress is to blame for our collective national stomachache. School cafeterias have been under siege for three decades, ever since Ronald Reagan declared ketchup to be a vegetable. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by Congress in 2010 raised the national per-pupil lunch expenditure from $2.80 toRead More

These Are The Most Popular Foods In America

New data from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) lets you peek into the kitchens of Americans and find out how they’re eating—based on what they’re buying. The ERS’s Food Availability data measures yearly supplies of several food commodities in the U.S., and this year, some of the most interesting results are that sweet foodsRead More

How Men and Women Feel Pain Differently

Understanding how men and women feel feel pain is clouded by conflicting results and murky interpretations. While some work suggests that women feel more pain than men, other studies have found the opposite to be true. So which gender has the higher threshold? That depends on what’s hurting and how. Dr. Andreas Sander-Kiesling, in theRead More

E-Cig Ads Luring Teens and Young Adults Jumps 321%

E-cigarette marketing has increased dramatically on programming catering to young people In the last several years, advertising for e-cigarettes has spiked. And since the product is not yet regulated in the same way as conventional cigarettes, that means some particularly impressionable populations are being targeted: young people. Marketing has increased during programming that caters toRead More

25 Delectable Detox Smoothies

Sip your body back to good health Simple sippables Forget everything you thought you knew about a liquid detox. These easy, 1-step smoothies are bursting with good health, and you definitely won’t have to plug your nose while drinking. We asked 6 of our favorite smoothie gurus what their favorite, most flavorful flushes were, andRead More

Beat 11 Summer Health Hazards

Ah summer! Who doesn’t love long days of backyard barbecues and walks on the beach? If you’re like us, you don’t want to spend even one of those days either sick or injured—or let’s face it—worrying about getting sick or injured. So here’s our guide to summer hazards, including ones that you can stop worryingRead More