Great news bath lovers! A recent study by Loughborough University found that soaking in a hot tub — while doing absolutely nothing — an burn as many as 130 calories, the equivalent of a 30-minute walk.
Johanna Watkins hasn’t hugged or kissed her husband in a year. The disorder affects her immune system and renders her allergic to hundreds of things including food, chemicals, dust, sunlight and even the scent of her husband Scott.
Don’t launder your jeans as often as you think you should? A University of Alberta textile scientist wants people to wash their jeans less often to reduce their average carbon footprint. “Laundering and the process of fabric care … it uses up water and resources … and energy,” researcher Rachel McQueen told the Edmonton Journal.
Lyndsay and Matthew Brentlinger received an early Christmas miracle. Sadly, the family of four did not have much time together. Knowing they didn’t have much time together, a family friend reached out to local photographer Lindsey Brown.
[All Images: Getty] Think of the dirtiest place in your home and the toilet often comes to mind. Yet you’d be better off eating off of it than your chopping board or a plate scrubbed with your kitchen sponge. We’ve identified nine places in your home that probably have more bacteria than your loo. Get cleaning!
Traveling can cause a lot of unwanted stress, and dealing with airlines often comes with some frustration. According to the New York Post, last Saturday the Pago Pago International Airport in American Samoa implemented a new policy that prohibits customers who are flying on Hawaiian Airlines from pre-selecting their seats. The New York Post reports that two men, Avamua Dave Haleck and Daniel King, have already filed formal complaints to the U.S. Transportation Department.
When you need something that works, and you need it NOW, these beauty boutiques have got you covered. Because: No beauty shopping experience is complete without an organic facial, massage, make-up lesson or nutritional consultation, right?
Over the last few years, Casey Gemmel had been focusing her time and effort on raising her three kids. So much so that she didn’t even realize that she had been gaining weight.
Canadian fashion model Winnie Harlow is a lot of things. Since the beginning of her career, Harlow’s name has been synonymous with her skin condition and the fact that she chooses not to cover up the patches of depigmented skin found on her face and body.
You know where you can swipe those dropped titbits of food from the floor, dust of the dirt and it will all be ok. Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have revealed that bacteria can contaminate food that falls on the floor in less than a second! Unsurprisingly, watermelon had the most contamination while gummy sweets had the least, suggesting that transfer of bacteria from surfaces to food is affected most by moisture.
“Our findings are consistent with the hygiene theory that early exposure to dirt or germs reduces the risk of developing allergies,” Sears said in a press release. The study comes out of New Zealand’s Dunedin School of Medicine and looked at 1,037 kids born between 1972 and 1973. In the early years, parents were asked to rate whether their children were frequent thumb suckers or nail biters.
A woman has taken the Internet by storm after sharing images of her shaving her face to Facebook. Tina-Marie, who runs the blog Fight against Fat, wrote a Facebook post to popular parenting blogger Constance Hall, asking her to share the message to her page to raise awareness. “Hey Hun! You’ll probably never read this but it’s worth a try lol I would love for you to share this photo and my spiel on PCOS to help raise awareness,” she wrote.
Actress and model Zendaya, who is known for her outspoken nature when it comes to racial inequality, claims she was refused service in a store while with a friend because of her skin tone.
Do you wish your bed was bigger so you and your partner could have more space or are you more of a spooner? According to CureJoy, the way you and your other half sleep may say a lot about your relationship. Click through the gallery to see what your sleeping position reveals and let us know if you agree by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
"Pretty Little Liars" star Sasha Pieterse has an obviously healthy figure, but she’s been faced with criticism on social media for her look and body type.
With calls for Oxford Street to be pedestrianised, the impact of air pollution and our exposure to it is high on the health agenda. Is there a way we can protect ourselves from the effects of air pollution, particularly on our skin where the impact is most visible? “Healthy skin needs clear air.” Says Martine Burford, Founder and MD of award-winning British brand Ruby Red, “Polluted air basically reduces the oxygen in skin cells and affects collagen production.” We often hear about healthy skin from the inside out but pollutants can damage your skin from the outside.
According to cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting, yes – it can be: “Washing is important for personal hygiene and, psychologically, it feels good to be clean. Dr Bunting says that our skin has an outer layer of “natural moisturising factor and oils”, which repeated washing can deplete.
Getting plenty of sleep is one of the most basic steps people can take when it comes to being healthy. “This keeps your head, neck, and back aligned,” says sleep consultant Alanna McGinn, founder of Good Night Sleep Site. “Sleeping on your back will not only eliminate the morning puffiness, but you’ll also avoid those sleep lines from your pillow, which can take longer to fade as you age” McGinn says.
A study by Dr. Alexander DeWees revealed that a passionate kiss, lasting about twenty seconds can burn up to 2-3 calories per minute, which is 180 calories if you keep it up for an hour. Kissing increases saliva production and this saliva washes away bacteria that can cause cavities, tooth decay, and plaque build-up. “It’s no exaggeration to say that saliva is your mouth’s most powerful defence against tooth decay,” explains a dental expert from mydentist “A dry mouth can not only lead to cavities, it can also cause bad breath and, far more seriously, gum disease.
“The nutrients in food affect many things in the body, such as energy levels, mood and sleep quality,” explains nutritionist and yoga teacher Julie Montagu. Cheese and milk are thought to be the biggest culprits within this group,” explains Julie Montagu. “Sausages, salami, bacon, hot dogs, corned beef are very high in Tyramine, an amino acid that regulates blood pressure,” explains clinical nutritionist, Kamilla Schaffner, from My London Nutritionist.