Is DEET Safe?

More than 72 years after its development, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or DEET, remains the most widely used topical insect repellant in the world. As of 2009, it had been applied 8 billion times worldwide, and ...

What Our Hormones Tell Us

Hormones. We like them, or at least we would if we knew what they were up to all day long. These little couriers of cause spend their days telling our bodies what to make more or less of, to care more or less ...

Eat This to Build Muscle

When it comes to building muscle, what you put into your body is just as important as the time you spend in the gym. Muscles are made from protein, so they need more of it to grow, says Gabbi Berkow, a New ...

Motivation Is Overrated

The great part about New Year’s resolutions: You feel wonderful when you’re making them. The not-so-great part: Odds are you’ll fail before the end of the year. According to 2017 data collected by the ...

Shapa Smart Scale

Weight isn't necessarily a bad metric to use when gauging your health. It's just one of many. The Shapa Smart Scale understands this, and as a result, it's the first scale we've seen that doesn't give you a ...

26 Tips for Healthy Eating

In a world where health trends come and go overnight, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. That’s especially the case when it comes to what you should and shouldn’t be eating. While we do our best to cut through ...

How to Start Fasting

Some of today’s most cutting-edge nutrition research suggests that you should eat less often, forcing yourself to go longer periods of time without food—a practice that was common just a few centuries back. ...

4 Laws of Muscle

At a conference in 2012, Luc van Loon was presenting some exciting data from a newly published study. After a heroic research effort that took 2.5 years and 500,000 euros, he and his colleagues had managed to ...

The 5 Biggest Fat Myths

Fat has a complicated past. It went from being viewed as the fast track to weight gain to a surefire way for endurance athletes to teach their body to burn slower for longer. We looked at some of the most ...