First Aid & Health Basics

3 Things We Learned About the Zika Virus This Week

The latest on Zika, the mosquito-borne illness raising concern around the world.  

5 Ways to Lighten Any Caregiving Load

Are you taking on too much? (Of course you are.) You don't have to abandon your role as a caregiver to ease the burden. Use these research- and expert-backed solutions to feel—and function—better.

3 Types of Caregiving (and How to Weather Each One)

Different situations pose different challenges. Here is some specific advice for you.

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

The facts on the mosquito-borne disease that has the CDC urging some travelers to reconsider their vacations. 

6 Foods to Cure Your Beauty Woes

Consider this another reason to eat a healthy diet.

3 Surprising Facts About Airplane Germs

Imagine: you’re walking down the aisle of a 747 en route to (enter dream destination here), lugging a carry-on along with a bag full of your in-flight necessities. Ever wonder about the germs that are fellow passengers on that plane? Well, now that you are (sorry!), here’s what microbiologist Charles Gerba thinks you should know.

5 Ways to Train Your Brain

Forget names, numbers, and words? Can’t remember what you were looking for? Don’t worry: Despite occasional glitches, your brain may actually be at its peak. Here’s how to make it even sharper.

The Quickest Way to Eliminate Tension

Use these simple hands-on techniques—no massage therapist required.

Lice 101

Experts explain everything you could possibly need to know to make everyone less itchy and more comfortable.

How to Care for a Broken Toenail

Expert advice for dealing with a traumatized toenail. 

5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

And can you get them to leave you alone?

Everything You Need to Know About Heat Rash

A must-read before spending time in the sun.