Alison Brown, a 38-year-old personal trainer and gym owner in Canada, completed 730 burpees in an hour, breaking the former world record by a female of 709. She wanted to show her son he could do anything he set his mind to, and chose the burpee because of it symbolized getting up again after being knocked down. Other fitness enthusiasts […]Read more
Confronting loved ones like your parents can be difficult, especially if it involves breaking tradition or differing views about coronavirus-pandemic safety measures. Psychologists told Insider the best way to break the news is to come prepared with clear boundaries and express them. You could also come with suggestions for alternative ways to celebrate. Expect emotional responses from your loved ones, […]Read more
Dr. Daniel Heiferman, a neurosurgeon, uses a Band-Aid to secure his mask to the bridge of his nose, which prevents glasses fogging and is gentle on sensitive skin. He likes large Band-Aids and fabric ones, but encourages people to find whatever method to wear masks safe and effectively works for them. "I can't tell you how frequently I see people […]Read more
A man died after eating excessive amounts of black licorice, which contains an ingredient that can deplete potassium and lead to heart rhythm issues. He had recently switched from red to black licorice, and showed up to the hospital unresponsive after collapsing in a fast-food joint. There are past reports of licorice causing serious health issues, but death is rare. […]Read more
The 5/20 rule of nutrition can help guide grocery shoppers when looking at nutrition labels. It indicates that a 20% or more daily value of any nutrient is a high amount, while 5% or less is low. If you're looking for low sodium, for example, make sure the daily value is 5% or lower. If you want to boost your […]Read more
Lawmakers are voting on a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, saying that's when a fetus feels pain. Doctors disagree.
The Senate is voting today on two anti-abortion laws that are at odds with medicine. One seeks to ban abortion at 20 weeks and is based on the baseless theory that that's when a fetus can feel pain. The other could land doctors in jail if they don't attempt to "preserve the life and health" of a fetus after an […]Read more