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Carly Vandergriendt

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Distinguishing Between Natural and Synthetic Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens are a diverse bunch. From peyote to LSD, here's what you need to know about these mind-bending substances. Read More »

How to Avoid the Munchies

After red eyes and giggling, the munchies are among the most widely-recognized side effects of getting high. But is a munchie problem sabotaging your weight ... Read More »

Can You Use VR to Get Fit?

Virtual reality may be able to help you get fit, but it'll cost you. Read More »

The Truth About 6 Health-Related Old Wives' Tales

You've probably heard these six old wives' tales. Here's why you should think twice before following them. THE OLD WIVES’ TALE: “Knuckle cracking causes arthritis.” ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About the Newly Discovered Human Organ

Surprise! Look what was hiding in your abdominal cavity... Read More »

Does Booze Flush out Calories?

If only alcohol had magical weight-loss powers. Unfortunately, it's more likely to interfere with weight loss than aid it. This is your digestive system on ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Body Odor

Stinky pits got you down? Perhaps it's time to "arm" yourself against BO. Read More »

5 Diets That Are Actually Really Bad for You

Most of us have been tempted by too-good-to-be-true claims and miraculous before-and-after photos. But thinking you've got nothing to lose on a fad diet — except ... Read More »

Was Your Dentist Wrong to Shame You for Not Flossing?

If you're the type of person who spends one month out of the year flossing—the two weeks leading up to your dentist appointment and ... Read More »

How Where You Live Can Affect Your Health

People have long associated living by the a body of water with wellness—but is there something more to it? What about living by trees? ... Read More »

What is a 'Food Coma' Exactly?

Feeling sleepy is a common side-effect of eating too much. But can it be avoided? Read More »

Molly, Ecstasy, or Mdma — Can You Tell the Difference?

In the 1970s, a substance known chemically as 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine was given to psychotherapy patients to get them to talk about their feelings. A decade or ... Read More »

7 Ways to Kick Your Libido Into High Gear

If your sex drive is on the lowest gear, get it revving again with these seven tips. Read More »

10 Things You Never Knew About Poop

Poo — we all do it. Though it’s not exactly dinner conversation, it’s a good idea to know what’s normal and what’s ... Read More »

Does Bacon Really Give You Cancer?

The jury is in, and bacon is out. Like other processed meats, bacon can wreak havoc on your health if you eat it every day. Read More »

The Best Subscription Boxes for a Healthy Lifestyle

Whether you’re a snack-happy and paleo or an overworked parent, there’s a box out there for you. Have you found yours yet? 1. HelloFresh ... Read More »

Lies You Shouldn't Tell Your Doctor

No harm in a little white lie — or is there? Find out how these six doctor's office lies can compromise your health. 1. “Yes, I took ... Read More »

Healthy Edibles: Can You Have Your Weed Brownie and Eat It Too?

Edibles, or cannabis-infused foods, are the health-conscious person’s way of avoiding the harmful effects of smoking marijuana. But when most people think of edibles, ... Read More »

Debunking the Myths Surrounding MSG

You’ve probably heard the claims. Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a common and longstanding food additive in Asian cuisine, causes health problems such as headaches, obesity, ... Read More »

How Energy Drinks Are Destroying Your Body

Energy drinks like Monster, Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy, and Rock Star may be popular, but are they safe? Read More »

The Best and Worst "Drunk" Food

Can you get away with gorging on pizza at 3 a.m.? Read More »

Vegetarian Turkey Alternatives That'll Convert Even the Staunchest of Carnivores

Does being vegetarian mean forgoing a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Not anymore! Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Pus

Pus. You’ve got it, now what does it mean? Read More »

What’s the Worst Appetite Suppressant?

Read this before taking an all-natural appetite suppressant. Read More »

5 Major Risks of Going Gluten-Free

The gluten-free diet may be the biggest health craze to hit North America since the Atkins diet. But is it actually good for you? Read More »

7 Weird but Normal Things That Can Happen to Your Body

From that old person smell to the geographical insights provided by your tongue, your body can do some truly weird things. 1. You become Dr. Strangelove. ... Read More »

There Are Actually Four Sleep Schedules, Not Two

It’s 9 a.m. For early birds, also known as larks, it’s the prime time of the day—the moment they feel most energized ... Read More »

How Sanitary Are Hot Springs?

Hot springs have been called “fountains of youth” for the anti-aging effects that mineral water can have on skin. But, that doesn’t mean they’... Read More »