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?
Like a lot of 21-year-olds, Jennifer Gray was feeling a little rough after a night out partying with friends. After running a series of tests, doctors concluded that Gray had been suffering from bacterial meningitis. While occurrences of bacterial meningitis have decreased in the last 10 years, the spread has long been linked to college campuses due to the community setting and close quarters among students.
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.
The world of peanut butter has been turned upside down. An astonishing claim has been made that thousands of peanut butter lovers worldwide may have been storing their favourite tasty treat all wrong. Lifestyle website PureWow says the jar should be put away on its head in order to keep the peanut butter fresh.
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.
For the past week or so it’s likely your social media feed has been awash with pictures of children posing proudly in their oversized uniforms. Julie Apicella from Norfolk took to Facebook to share a photo of her little girl, Emily, in her uniform last year, and another shot this year revealing an empty space. “Nearly everyone on my list has children or family members and this could be your reality in the future.
New research reveals we get our intelligence from our mums [Photo: Krewr Studio via Pexels] You know the age-old saying about getting your intelligence from your mother. Because according to science you get all your smarts from your mother dearest (whether you like it or not!) New research featured in Psychology Spot and reported by Good Housekeeping says babies are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on whether they’re from your mum or your dad. Allow us to explain the science bit, for anyone who switched off during biology, or who listened but didn’t get it anyway (blame your mother!) You see, intelligence genes are located in the X chromosome and since women carry two, that means children are twice as likely to get their intelligence from their mum. “Obviously, other genes work the opposite, are activated only if they come from the father.” Like mother like daughter [Photo: unsplash.com via Pexels] Still not convinced you and your mum are an intelligence match?
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.
Hum na Sutli is a small town in Croatia with a population of just 5,000, but is potentially the first place in the world to introduce a special breastfeeding park bench. HUGPD told Croatia Week that the aim behind it is to normalise breastfeeding, and the bench now sits in a park right by a primary school.
Susanne Ekstedt, a researcher at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in Gothenburg, says it’s best to thaw food in water if you’re planning to use it straight away. Ekstedt told the Metro: “This is something food scientists have known to be true for a long time now.
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.
Melissa Jean, a photographer based in Australia, took this post-birth photo of Alyce in just a bra and nappy - with her robe proudly open - capturing the beauty of new motherhood in the process. Jean posted the image on her Instagram along with the words: “One hour after giving birth… looks stunning… in a nappy #womenareamazing #thatisall”. “I met Alyce when she employed me to capture her journey into motherhood - and we’ve been friends ever since,” Jean told Yahoo Style UK.
Research findings published in the journal Addiction Biology suggest that exposure to ultraviolet rays in the form of sunshine or tanning beds can cause changes in brain activity similar to drug addiction, keeping you hooked on tanning. According to Dr. Bryon Adinoff, an author of the study, the brain responds to UV light in areas that are associated with reward, causing some people to develop an addiction (“Tanorexia”) despite the potentially fatal health risks of tanning. It is thought that sufferers of Internet addiction disorder (IAD) could face similar symptoms to those suffering from other addictions, including withdrawal symptoms.
“Wear sunscreen every single day, and keep your skin out of direct sun as much as possible,” says Dr Maryam Zamani, a cosmetic doctor at the luxury Cadogan Clinic in Chelsea and founder of MZ Skincare. “As we age, our face structure changes, styles change and sometimes our eyebrows change,” says Dr Zamani.
She may be just north of 50 years old, but Elizabeth Hurley isn’t afraid to rock a bikini. The actress and model shared a throwback photo from October on Instagram where she’s showing off her amazingly fit figure as well as her own line of bathing suits on a beach. Hurley, 51, is seen wearing a white string bikini and sunglasses as she smiles for the camera. Alexandra Park Perfectly Describes Elizabeth Hurley in Three Words The sexy snap is far from a rare find on Hurley’s social media page. The star of The Royals regularly shares poolside pics displaying her bikini-ready body. ...
Tan Organic’s aloe vera-based tanning products have so much more going for them than their natural, organic status. Founder Rose-Marie Swift prides herself on the brand’s use of raw, food grade ingredients, arguing that allowing ingredients to retain their natural state enables “their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin”.