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Past articles by Alena:

These are the most insane races across the globe

Check out the four beyond-grueling races below and what horrific feats of human strength and endurance they entail. → Read More

8 easy ways to declutter your mind

If you are hoping to harness control over that monkey mind — and fast — consider the following eight tactics for mental decluttering. → Read More

Vegetarians might have an easier time losing weight

The exact reason why the vegetarian route proved so much more effective isn’t clear (and it wasn’t even included as part of the study’s hypothesis). → Read More

This mental trick will boost your workout before it even happens

Scientific research suggests that visualizing athletic success can boost your mental toughness and be a key predictor of performance. → Read More

Just being near your phone affects your brain in a crazy way

The study found that as long as your phone is within reach, your cognitive capacity is reduced. Almost 800 smartphone users underwent experiments → Read More

The easiest way to get an entire month of your life back each year

If you were to stick to this goal, unplugging for two hours a day, 365 days a year, you’d end up getting 30 days’ worth of your life back. → Read More

Here’s what’s actually in your favorite candy

Find your top candy pick below and discover what surprises lie ahead of you. (Sorry if we ruin any illusions you have that candy isn’t that bad for you.) → Read More

Your favorite green veggie is now on the Dirty Dozen list

If you love shopping for fresh produce as much as we do, we have some sobering news. The Environmental Working Group just released its 2019 updates. → Read More

6 ways to avoid feeling like garbage before and after travel

There are several things we can all do (or avoid) mid-flight and afterward to mitigate the not-so-fun side effects of extended air travel. → Read More

7 fun facts about naps you probably don’t know

Your circadian rhythm is all out of whack. Here are some fun facts about the best part of the day — nap time — that you probably didn’t know. → Read More

This is why you have such crazy dreams when you take Nyquil

Notoriously known as a knockout potion, NyQuil doses your body with acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hydrobromide and doxylamine succinate all in one. → Read More

7 ‘healthy’ cereals that aren’t so healthy after all

What you've been told about healthy cereals is all wrong. Here are seven of the sneakiest offenders on that breakfast cereal shelf. → Read More

This winter workout doesn’t even require you to leave your couch

Ready to sweat? Queue up your latest binge show on Netflix and get moving because all you need is your couch and a few simple moves. → Read More

This is why you always get sick after a vacation

Well, there are several science-backed reasons why a bout of rest and relaxation often ends with a case of the sniffles. Here is why you always get sick. → Read More

The real reason you should have a lemon everyday

When you down enough lemon, you improve your stomach’s ability to break down the foods you’re consuming. Such an easy way to boost your health, right? → Read More

6 ways chewing gum is wrecking your health

We’re gum chewers, and it’s not doing our health any favors. → Read More

6 ways volunteering benefits your health

Volunteering has definitely taken a backseat. There’s only so much time in a day, right? Well, reprioritizing a chunk of that time for others could work wonders for your health. → Read More

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

All of the time spent stuck in a chair is wreaking havoc on your lower back. These stretches will help to mitigate these unwanted symptoms. → Read More