What Happens To Your Body When You Have Shingles

SHRINGRIX/YouTube By Rachel Dillin/Aug. 24, 2021 6:46 pm EDT You may have seen the commercial with older people doing active and healthy things while an announcer says the phrase, “Shingles doesn’t care” (via YouTube). The catchphrase is for the SHINGRIX vaccine, and it has even turned into a meme. The surprising spot got a lot of attention, and if you’ve seen either […]

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You Might Be Allergic To Your Jewelry If This Happens

When you don a sparkly bauble on your hand or dangle chandelier earrings from your ears, it’s safe to assume you’re doing so to add some pizzazz to your outfit or because the pieces of jewelry have sentimental value. Chances are, you’re not planning on your jewelry causing red, itchy, lumpy skin. But if you’re allergic to certain types of metal, this […]

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When You Work From Home Every Day, This Happens To Your Body

While there are some undeniable perks to working from home, like being able to make a fresh cup of tea in your own kitchen between meetings and not having to change out of your comfiest sweats (at least from the waist down), anyone who has been hunkered down at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has likely also noticed some not-so-great […]

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COVID-19 caution fatigue: Why it happens, and 3 ways to prevent it

Many Canadians have wrestled with mental health issues during the COVID-19 outbreak. Research by Mental Health Research Canada found that the percentage of people experiencing high to extremely high anxiety quadrupled from what they reported prior to the pandemic. Follow-up surveys conducted in the summer and fall of 2020 suggest that these high levels have continued. Despite an increase in […]

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There’s another health crisis looming – what happens when the poker machines switch back on?

When the COVID-19 restrictions came into force more than two months ago, it meant lights out for the country’s 200,000 poker machines. Now, the pokies are slowly turning on again across the country. This week, NSW became the first state to allow venues to reopen, with certain rules mandating patrons keep 1.5 metres apart. While the health risks certainly need […]

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What actually happens when someone objects during a wedding

There are few things more horrifying to imagine happening at your wedding than somebody standing up to object. But the idea of choosing to speak now rather than forever holding your peace is something that only happens in movies… right?  Speaking to Reader’s Digest, wedding officiant Pamela Henry explained the classic phrase “speak now, or forever hold your peace” is actually […]

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The anxious leg bounce: Why it happens and how to deal with it

You’re either a leg bouncer or someone who gets intensely irritated by leg bouncing. There’s rarely an in-between. Leg bouncing, also called leg tapping, leg jiggling, leg shaking, and ‘that annoying thing you do with your leg’ describes the habit of moving one leg up and down at speed while sitting. It can happen when sitting on public transport, at […]

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