First Aid & Health Basics

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.

Why You're Not Getting the Right Diagnosis Online 

A new study suggests online symptom trackers might not properly diagnose medical conditions. 

Sweat 101: The Good, the Bad, and the Surprising

Here, three easy steps to avoiding B.O. this summer—and beyond.

Here's Why It Feels So Good to Scratch Your Mosquito Bites

We know, we know. You're not supposed to scratch—but your brain is telling you otherwise.

Can You Spot a Skin Problem?

Suspicious moles aren't the only sign of skin cancer. Here's what you need to look out for. 

3 (Delicious!) Natural Remedies for Your Whole Body

Want to look and feel better? Head straight to your kitchen.