6 Things to Know About Gray Hair

You may have first
 noticed it—your first
 gray hair—in your 
forties or fifties. Or perhaps you went gray (or grey, 
depending on how you...

10 Habits for Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life. 1. Stay...

Cooling Hot Flashes, Without Drugs

Women in the midst of menopause were likely dismayed if they heard about the April 2015 study that found that hot flashes last an...

Warm Saltwater for a Sore Throat?

Q: Does gargling with warm saltwater really help relieve sore throats? How about prevent them? A: Many people find that a warm saltwater gargle does...

Earwax Removal: Is Ear Candling Safe?

Ear candling is promoted as an ancient healing practice and a natural way to remove earwax. Numerous websites sell inexpensive kits, and some beauty...

Does Aloe Vera Work?

A: It's hard to say. The gel inside aloe leaves has been used for thousands of years to treat wounds, burns, and other skin...

Ice vs. Heat for Pain Relief

Should you use ice or heat if you've pulled a back muscle or sprained an ankle, or have a chronic musculoskeletal condition? What you...

Hiccup Causes and ‘Cures’

Everyone hiccups, even fetuses. Ordinarily, hiccups run their course in a few minutes, at most an hour or so—a cause of annoyance, but not...

6 Ways to Prevent Pimples

Not just a scourge of adolescence, acne can linger long into the adult years. It might also appear for the first time in adulthood....

Should You Listen to Dr. Oz?

If a doctor says something on television, it must be true—right? Not so fast. Actually, much of the medical advice dispensed by TV celebrity...

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Contour Plus

Contouring is beauty magic. A few strategic swipes of a foundation brush (or stick) can enhance your best features—plus slim full cheeks, shrink a...

Your Brain on Language

Learning a second language may slow age-related cognitive decline, suggests a recent Scottish study in the Annals of Neurology, regardless of whether it was...

How to Apply and Maintain a Flawless Glitter Lip

We’ll put it plainly: Applying a glitter lip is one of the most daunting tasks any beauty guru can attempt, but if you’re itching...

How to Wear Foundation Like a French Girl

There’s a reason the term “je ne sais quoi” is used to describe French women. They have a mysterious “it” factor that just makes us...