How Ovulation Affects Your Creativity (Even If You're a Guy)

A women's menstrual cycle can affect more than just the way she feels physically and emotionally. The hormone changes might also influence creativity, with research suggesting the phases before and during ovulation can spur creativity—in both women and the men around them. » 4/15/14 7:51pm Tuesday 7:51pm

I Don't Love (or Hate) My Body — and So Can You!

When it comes to body acceptance, it seems like there are two ways to feel: you either want to burn yourself in effigy for having the wrong kind of clavicle, or you're out on the corner handing out Up With People juice because you're so comfortable in your radiant form. But what if you're neither of those people, and… » 4/06/14 2:00pm 4/06/14 2:00pm

Meaty New Study Plunges 'Steak' into 'Vegetarians are Healthier' Lie

Tired of all those studies that claim that being a vegetarian is healthier/will save the environment or whatever? You're in luck, blessed carnivores, for Austria's Medical University of Graz has published a study concluding that vegetarians in fact are less healthy and have a lower quality of life than us normals.… » 4/02/14 7:10pm 4/02/14 7:10pm

Meet the Doctor Who's Suspiciously 'Flexible' About Vaccinating Kids

Mother Jones has been on the forefront of reporting on the spread of parents who believe that not vaccinating their children is the healthy way to go. Now they've spoken with one doctor who has built her practice on supporting that mentality. » 3/31/14 10:35am 3/31/14 10:35am

How to Recover from Vomiting with Grace and Elegance

Whether from the flu or too much to drink, we all vomit from time to time. What shows character and retains dignity is how we handle the aftermath. Here's how you can recover from puking with grace and elegance. » 3/25/14 8:11pm 3/25/14 8:11pm

This 8-Month-Old Baby Weighs 40 Pounds

There is an infant named Santiago in Bogota, Columbia. Santiago weighs 40 pounds. At eight months, Santiago should tip in at about seventeen pounds — but he's three times the size of other babies at his age. There’s nothing medically wrong with Santiago, according to ABC News, he’s just been overfed; now doctors have… » 3/19/14 1:40pm 3/19/14 1:40pm

No, corsets did not destroy the health of Victorian women

In the annals of Victorian medical history, few foes receive as much bile as the corset, which physicians claimed contributed to miscarriages, cancer, and slow, crushing deaths. But while there are some health problems that can be linked to corsets, they aren't nearly the instruments of medical terror that they're… » 3/17/14 3:38pm 3/17/14 3:38pm

Would You Customize Your First Born Child?

The recent announcement by a British medical ethics board in favor of an experimental three-parent IVF treatment—wherein the genetic material from three donors, not the usual two, is used to create a fetus—and has once again stirred the pot of reproductive controversy. So where exactly is the line between prenatal… » 3/16/14 4:45pm 3/16/14 4:45pm

Fit Mom Is Back and Wants to Sell You on Her Supposed Revolution

Maria Kang can't stop won't stop posting pictures of herself. The latest image is very strategically lit, and points out that she works 8-hour days, gets limited sleep, has stretchmarks and is "strong not skinny." Again, this is under the banner: "What's Your Excuse?" » 3/13/14 1:10pm 3/13/14 1:10pm