More Venezuelan Women Undergo Mastectomies Because of Economic Crisis

Because Venezuela is in the midst of an economic crisis, procedures that are often a last resort in the battle against breast cancer, like mastectomies, are being favored over more modern standards of care, like radiation and less-invasive surgery, reports AP Online. » 3/24/15 7:20pm 3/24/15 7:20pm

Most Popular Lip Balm: Burt's Bees

After a record number of comments, nominations, recommendations, and votes, Burt's Bees is your choice for best lip balm by a wide margin. » 3/13/15 3:22pm 3/13/15 3:22pm

Seven Best Lip Balms

Our lip balm nominations round was poppin', breaking records for number of comments on one of our posts, number of product nominations, number of recommendations for nominees, and more. Here are the top seven, apply and vote. » 3/11/15 3:18pm 3/11/15 3:18pm

What's the Best Lip Balm?

Your lips have barely survived the dryness of never-ending winter, and after a week of blazer weather they'll be subjected to the disgusting heat of summer once again. You need lip balm, but which one? Tell us in the comments. » 3/09/15 3:15pm 3/09/15 3:15pm

An Isolation Tank in Winter is the Best Place to Feel Happy and Alone

At an aggressively loud party a few weeks ago, as the lights from a rainbow disco ball flashed directly into my eyes, I thought about the float tank. A skinny white DJ bounced along to an EDM remix of a well-known pop song, but nestled behind my forehead was serenity and peace. I stayed for one drink and got the… » 3/06/15 1:00pm 3/06/15 1:00pm

Michelle Obama Fighting Junk Food with Other Celebrities

The first lady is getting celebrities involved in her excellent campaign to promote healthy foods to unhealthy America. According to Politico, participating celebrities for the campaign to get mothers and teens to eat better includes actresses Jessica Alba and Kristin Bell, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin… » 2/28/15 4:15pm 2/28/15 4:15pm

Everything You Need To Know About The New, More Effective HPV Vaccine

A recently approved vaccine called Gardasil 9 protects against more strains of HPV and HPV-related cancers than any vaccine currently available. But who should get it? And how did it get so much better? Here's a complete rundown on the state of the art in HPV-cancer prevention. » 2/26/15 4:56pm 2/26/15 4:56pm

Women Suffer From Heart Attacks to Avoid Being Called 'Hysterical'

Of all of the maladies that affect women's health, the biggest—and sadly, often most silent—threat is heart disease, responsible for the deaths of one in four women. » 2/24/15 10:50pm 2/24/15 10:50pm

Most Popular Tea Steeper: ingenuiTEA

With 39% of your votes, the ingenuiTEA gets your best tea maker seal of approval. You praised it for its ease of use, versatility, and easy cleanup. The ingenuiTEA is also available with a 32 oz. capacity. » 2/16/15 3:16pm 2/16/15 3:16pm

Five Best Tea Steepers

We set your nominations to the proper brewing time, and came up with five finely strained top contenders. Read the tea leaves and cast your vote. » 2/12/15 3:15pm 2/12/15 3:15pm

What's the Best Tea Steeper?

Tea is great for you, but what's the best way to make it? That's what we're going to be voting on this week, and we expect to be steeped in great nominations. » 2/09/15 3:15pm 2/09/15 3:15pm

Most Popular Humidifier: Crane

Crane's colorful line of humidifiers dominated the best humidifier vote, and were the least expensive of the top five to boot. Choose from minimalist aesthetics, dragons, and much more. » 2/04/15 3:15pm 2/04/15 3:15pm

I Almost Replaced My Birth Control With an App

I don't need to tell you there's no great birth control option right now. Hormonal contraceptives are like a carnival ride for your mood, IUDs are physical sperm-gates that need to be shoved up your vaginal canal, and show me someone who tells you condoms feel good and I will show you a liar. That's why the promise… » 2/03/15 4:26pm 2/03/15 4:26pm

Why Is Orthorexia Still Not Classified as an Eating Disorder?

There's a point where healthy eating becomes an obsession, and more officially, an eating disorder—but despite the growing realization that healthy eating can turn psychologically and physically unhealthy, there's still no official diagnosis for the condition. A new Fast Company article breaks down why it's important… » 1/29/15 6:50pm 1/29/15 6:50pm

Duh: Dr. Oz's Magic Diet Pills Don't Work

I don't want to alarm anyone, but the medical advice dispensed from Dr. Oz miiiiight not be totally valid. It's no secret that scientists and medical professionals think Dr. Oz is a quack who only cares about ratings, and now that the Federal Trade Commission has called bullshit on a weight loss supplement hawked by… » 1/26/15 7:10pm 1/26/15 7:10pm

Don't Pee Before Sex Unless You Want A UTI

We spent my second-to-last night in London in his flat listening to old bands and piping. And then we did the same thing on my last night. I started daydreaming about our future life together the second I kissed him goodbye. Through customs. Through boarding. Through the first round of drinks from the cart. It got so… » 1/24/15 3:45pm 1/24/15 3:45pm

Most Popular Water Bottle: Nalgene

In one of our biggest votes ever, Nalgene took the crown of Best Water Bottle with its combination of durability, capacity, and reputation. Some of them even glow in the dark. » 1/09/15 3:16pm 1/09/15 3:16pm

Is It Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?

Dear Lifehacker,
It seems like everyone I know is sick, and I can't afford the time off work if I come down with something. I'm trying to eat and sleep well and wash my hands often, but now I'm regretting that I didn't get a flu shot this year. Is it too late? » 1/07/15 1:29pm 1/07/15 1:29pm