health

Science Has Proven That The Buddy System Really Does Work For Fitness

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

If you’re trying to lose weight, exercise more, or stop smoking, you should try doing it with your bae. (Just don’t do actual couples exercises like these please.) According to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, couples who build new good habits as a team are more likely to reach their health goals and… More »


When Psychiatrists Distrust Their Patients, Their Patients Can Only Respond In Kind

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

I’ve been seeing psychiatrists — doctors whose purpose is primarily to examine and diagnose an emotional disorder or condition, then prescribe a plan of treatment, whether therapeutic or pharmaceutical — on and off for over half my life. The ratio of good to mediocre to bad experiences I’ve had with psychiatrists is roughly equal –… More »


I’ve Decided To Jump On The CrossFit Hate Train

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 14, 2015

It’s taken me a while to formulate an opinion on CrossFit, but I talked it out today, so I think I’m ready to dip my toe into some controversial waters and speak about a fitness routine/lifestyle/whatever that is related to the fitness routine/lifestyle/whatever that I do — barbell lifting — but in which I have… More »


This Homeless Parisian Bodybuilder Is My New Fitspiration

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

I have clearly been underestimating bodyweight exercise, because this homeless man, Jacques, has been doing simple bodyweight exercises on the streets of Paris and complimenting it with a diet designed to increase muscle mass — bought with the money passing Parisians give him — and he is a homeless Adonis. Good lord. More »


The Best Diet Of The Year: The Heart-Healthy DASH Diet

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

U.S. News had a panel of health experts — including doctors and professors from Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the University of Chicago — look at popular diets and rank their quality in terms of short-term and long-term weight loss, easiness to follow, nutrition, safety, and benefits for diabetes and heart health. The overall winner? The… More »


Insomnia Update: Or, How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Earplugs

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

According to this piece in The Atlantic, these are the risks of getting insufficient sleep:

It makes you “dumber and less able to concentrate”

You’ll misremember things, have false memories, or not remember things at all

You’ll be more suggestible

You’ll be… More »


I’m So Tired Of This Sentimental BS About How Social Media Is Bad For Us

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 12, 2014

Are you buggin’, Prince Ea? Yes. You are buggin’. Social media is not that bad. I am seriously about to headdesk over here over the critiques this video for “Can We Auto Correct Humanity?” poses.
Let me tell you a story about my childhood. When I was very young, my dad commuted by train,… More »


Figure Out If You’re An Abstainer Or Moderator To Manage Your Good And Bad Habits

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2014

One of the focuses (focii?) of Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project is figuring out how to break bad habits and moderate indulgences. Yesterday on the project’s blog, she talked about two different ways to manage temptations: Abstaining and moderating.
She describes author Delia Ephron as a “Moderator”: When she goes to bakeries, for example, she… More »


The Top 10 Percent Of Drinkers Have 10 Drinks A Day

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Startling things: The top 10 percent of adult drinkers account for around 60 percent of alcohol sales. They drink 10 drinks a day.
This is according to Philip J. Cook’s “Paying the Tab,” based on findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). As Christopher Ingraham points out at theMore »


19 Things I’ve Done To Try To Treat My Insomnia (Without Any Lasting Results)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

I have shared with you all lovelies before that I have PTSD and, because of it, suffer from pretty crushing anxiety sometimes. I’m pretty much on top of it during my waking hours, but lately (i.e. increasingly since May) that daytime anxiety just feels like it’s getting pushed to the nighttime.
Here are all… More »


Your Face Wash Is Fish Poison — Make Your Own Instead!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 27, 2014

Hey guys, good news! The microbeads in your face wash are poison! Oh, wait, that’s terrible news, never mind.
You might have heard that Illinois banned microbeads from cosmetics and cleansers last week, and New York and California are right on our heels. It turns out – in an extraordinarily logical turn that really we… More »


Florida Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Law

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law criminalizing a second- or third-trimester abortion after a doctor has determined a fetus could survive outside the womb. The law also removes the woman’s psychological distress as an exception for such an abortion.  [AP]
The United States Senate is expected to approve $41 million to test… More »


Frisky Rant: Stop Being So Damn Disgusting In The Company Bathroom, Ladies

By: Katie Oldenburg / June 16, 2014

I write this to you in the heat of the moment, still disgusted at what I just witnessed in the company ladies room. IT WAS NOT PRETTY. In fact, after slurping down several tall glasses of Long Island Iced Teas during a barbecue yesterday, I was forced to stop at a seedy, highway rest sto… More »


WTF Is Wrong With Me: I Can’t Complete A Yawn!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 10, 2014

Hi Frisky readers! I need your help! I can’t finish yawning. For the last two days, I keep feeling the neeeeeed to yawn and I’ll open my mouth (covering it if I’m among mixed company, natch) and will start yawning, but the yawn never fully hits its peak. As a result, I feel like I need to yawn all the… More »


The UK Strengthens Female Genital Mutilation Legislation

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2014

A law in the UK punishing adults who carry out female circumcision (also called FGM or female genital mutilation) is being strengthened with a new amendment to include other adults, beyond British citizens and permanent residents, who take girls to be cut. The new legislation would punish “habitually resident” foreign citizens living in the UK with… More »


9 Things You Need To Know About The Sun And Your Skin This Summer

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2014

It’s beach season! Yay! That means that when I went to the beach last week I got sun poisoning, just like every year. Boooooo.
The whole concept of “sun poisoning” is baffling to me. Human beings have been living, hunting, farming, working, traveling, and just sort of existing in sunlight for our entire existence. More »


13 Healthy, Beautifying, Money-Saving & Sexy Ways To Use Coconut Oil

We love coconut oil! Not only does it taste oh-so-delicious, it’s also super healthy and can be used in place of many conventional body care products. Since we also love the earth and saving money, swapping out coconut oil for traditional products is a no-brainer. From cooking to skincare to hair treatments to mouthwash, the… More »


The Great Twat Betrayal: 7 Common Yet Complicated Vagina Problems Every Woman Faces

By: Anonymous / May 22, 2014

I am convinced my vagina should have the next lead role on “Game of Thrones,” because recently, it has done nothing but plot sadistic revenge and royally fuck me. Like many women have experienced, I woke up one day with some weird itching and burning in the land down under and knew that it wa… More »


8 Ways To Combat Your Inner Critic

By: Claire Hannum / May 16, 2014

Whether we notice it or not, we all face the occasional visit of a nagging voice inside our heads that questions whether we’re good enough. You know the one — it turns up when you’re face to face with your ex, putting yourself out there creatively or just looking at yourself in the mirror. That… More »


Missouri Legislature Advances 3-Day Waiting Period For Abortion

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2014

A Missouri bill mandating a three-day waiting period for an abortion is now sitting on the governor’s desk. The state’s Republican-controlled legislature advanced the bill, which would require a woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy to meet with her doctor and then wait three days, even if she is a victim of incest or… More »


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