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Tune up your immune system in the garden

A backyard garden is a place of beauty, an attraction for birds, insects, and wildlife, and a personalized market for the most local produce imaginable But did you know your garden can also tune up your immune system, ward off…

Disinfectants: A guide to killing germs the right way

From drug-resistant bacteria to flu outbreaks and COVID-19, health scares seem to dominate the news these days. In response, you may go searching for products that claim to eradicate bacteria, viruses and other germs. Not all of these disinfectants are…

Viruses love it when you touch your face

If you’re serious about staying healthy in these viral times, medical experts have some strong advice for you: Stop touching your face. No scratching. No rubbing. And certainly, no picking. Germs love it when we do that. And, as the…

Feeling connected to nature makes children happier, too

There’s plenty of research demonstrating the link between being in nature and being happy, but most of the research has focused on adults. In a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers wanted to see if kids…

How to stay healthy on a plane right now

Flying in winter can be risky. There are the sometimes-perilous threats of weather woes and the health concerns of cold and flu season. This year, add concerns over the global coronavirus outbreak. You shouldn’t necessarily change your flying plans because…

Will pink noise help you sleep better?

Want to get a better night’s sleep? You may just need more noise. While that may sound counterintuitive, it’s scientifically proven that certain types of noise can help you catch some zzz’s. Think of it this way: When you’re lying…

Air pollution hits 'unbearable' levels in northern India

Tourists visiting the Taj Mahal are bringing more than cameras with them when they head to the iconic 17th-century marble mausoleum in Agra, India. With air pollution in northern India reaching hazardous levels, visitors in Agra, New Delhi and surrounding…

World's greenest senior living community breaks ground in Seattle

Many say the baby boomers don’t care about the climate crisis because they’ll be dead when the worst hits the fan, but that’s not true; as we wrote earlier, Baby boomers will be among the hardest hit by climate change….

Reusables are great — if you wash them

You probably take some simple steps to shop and store food in environmentally conscious ways. Maybe you use a reusable water bottle and take reusable bags to the grocery store. Reusable items are great, as long as you keep them…

Some blind people can 'see' with their ears

[embedded content] When Daniel Kish enters a room, he may not be able to see, but his ears give him a 360-degree view. Kish uses echolocation — just like bats or whales — to navigate the world. And it allows…