Find Out How Accurate Your Trendy Fitness Monitor Is

Fitness trackers like Jawbone Up and Fitbit are growing in popularity, but scientists wonder how accurate they really are. Researchers from Iowa State University compared eight popular brands Activity monitors used to be tools that only scientists used during research, but the fitness-tracking industry, which is projected by analysts to be a $19 billion businessRead More

How Student Loan Debt Hurts Your Health

President Barack Obama is trying to ease student loan debt—and it might be more important to our wellbeing than we realize President Barack Obama addressed the cost of higher education this week as he announced changes that would ease student loan debt. Concern over student loan debt has spiked in recent years as college tuitionRead More

FDA: Pregnant Women Should Eat More Fish

For the first time, the federal government is recommending a minimum amount of fish to eat each week Pregnant women, breastfeeding women and young children should eat more fish, according to a draft of updated diet recommendations from government agencies released Tuesday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency had previouslyRead More

29.1 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

The CDC reports an increasing number of Americans are diabetic About 29.1 million Americans—nearly 10% of the U.S. population—now has type 2 diabetes, according to a new report. Of those Americans with the illness, 27.8% of them are undiagnosed, according to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report releasedRead More

Six Diet Guidelines for Preventing Cancer

No food is guaranteed to keep cancer away, but even without conclusive evidence, researchers say it makes sense to follow these guidelines for avoiding major cancers Sticking with a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer, according to scientists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which just released six dietary guidelines forRead More

Here We Go Again: Is College Worth it?

As an advocate for skipping college blesses 20 new fellows with seed money, new data shows pay advantage for graduates is growing. The debate over whether college is worth the money may have taken a decisive turn. Unquestionably, it is—even if you must go into debt to get the degree—new data suggests. Still, there isRead More

How Can I Improve My Focus?

Tips and tricks to help you reach your goals I was able to convert to this habit during my later years in college (my first two years in college consisted of laziness, video games, girl-chasing, and not so much studying) and when I headed into my professional career. I don’t know if this works forRead More