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10 Alcohol Myths You Might Want to Get Straight

Old wives’ tales, get outta here.

26 Yoga Moves Get the Green Light for Pregnancy Workouts

Try out these 26 science-backed moves to keep you (and your baby) healthy.

"Healthy" Ingredients That Turn Your Smoothies Into Junk Food

Not everything you put in the blender turns to health food gold.

10 Healthy Foods That Can Actually Poison You

No, but cabbage, apples, rhubarb, and these other healthy foods do contain bad-for-you toxins.

82 Percent of Cosmetic Advertising Claims Are Bogus

A new study aims to show just how much truth—or rather, lack there of—there is in beauty advertising.

Is Canned Oxygen the Key to Post-Workout Recovery?

Some say canned air boosts energy and muscle recovery. We asked the experts how effective it really is.

7 Workout Rules Meant to Be Broken

"No pain, no gain" doesn't actually sound all that enticing.

Asking for a Friend: Is Snoring Really So Bad?

Not to scare you, but it's kind of a big deal. Learn about the dangerous sleep disorders your nighttime noises cause.

How Food Network Is Making You Fat

Science says pulling recipes from Pinterest, cooking shows, and social media can make you gain a shocking amount of weight.

Asking for a Friend: How Do I Remove Ear Wax?

You know cotton swabs are out. But do you know what you should be using instead? We asked a doctor so you don’t have to.

Your Brain On: Daylight Savings Time

Find out how Daylight Savings Time affects your mood, hunger cues, sleep, and more.

9 Divorce Myths to Stop Believing

Experts set the record straight regarding the most common misconceptions about splitting up.

Healthy Pizza Is a Real Thing, and It's Easy to Make!

Research says pizza is aiding in obesity, but should we really be worried about it?

Ask the Diet Doctor: The Truth Behind Activated Charcoal

The latest detox fad claims to remove toxins, prevent hangovers, and purify your body. But is there any truth to its promises?

What Happens to Fat When You Lose It?

You'll never guess what organ is responsible for getting rid of fat!

The Smoothies That Could Wreck Your Waistline

Not every smoothie helps with weight loss—these four actually work against you.

The 10 Biggest Nutrition Myths

Learn how to separate fact from fiction and you'll shed the habits that are sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

The 12 Biggest Myths About CrossFit

Before you decide this exercise program is too intense, dangerous, or manly, learn the facts. You just may find yourself joining a box.

Always Tired? Sleep Apnea Could Be to Blame

Sleep problems may leave us tired all the time. And many women are—unknowingly—suffering from this common condition.

Your 10 Biggest Fitness Class Mistakes

Avoid these fitness faux pas to ensure you'll see results more quickly—and safely—in your favorite workouts.

9 Obesity Myths to Stop Believing

These common assumptions have lived long enough—it’s time to set the facts straight for good.

How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Month?

Ignore the ads promising that you’ll drop 20 pound in 30 days. Here’s what you can realistically expect to shed in that time.

Health Lies You Need to Stop Believing

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but multivitamins alone just don't cut it.

Fertility Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

From stress to caffeine and birth control, here’s what really impacts your chances of pregnancy.

The Harmful Diet Lies You Probably Believe

From the no-eating-after-dark rule to the low-carb craze, experts debunk the most persistent diet lies.

Gluten Sensitivity May Not Really Exist

The same researcher who discovered non-celiac gluten sensitivity now says a new study shows gluten's not the problem.