Is Pasta Healthy? The Answer May Surprise You

Is pasta healthy? Like other processed carbohydrates — including most cereals, bread and baked goods— pasta has been deemed a problematic food when it comes to packing on the pounds. In fact, in recent decades pasta has even been blamed for contributing to the obesity epidemic, despite the fact that it’s been a staple food

The Best Birth Control for You Now

You at every age Staying loyal to a great doctor or a genius hairdresser—that’s just smart. But when it comes to birth control, sticking with the same method throughout the years isn’t always the right move. “Your contraceptive should fit your health, lifestyle, and values,” says Michele Curtis, MD, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Top 10 Foods High in Sodium Americans Consume Too Much

Unlike other vitamins and minerals that are present in just a few select sources, sodium is found in abundance throughout the diet. In fact, it’s one of the few micronutrients that doesn’t have a set minimum daily intake but instead has a recommended amount that you should try to stay below. This can make it especially challenging

5 Healthy Ways to Spice Up Your Green Tea

Green tea is renowned for its health benefits — it helps with weight loss, keeps your heart healthy and is a powerhouse of cancer-fighting antioxidants. (1) In fact, recent studies have focused on the ability of green tea to help prevent two major health problems faced by Americans today: heart disease and obesity. Research has shown that

Panama City in a snap: Top 5 Instagram-worthy buildings

Panama City is famous for its ultramodern skyline. But architecture in Panama is much more that just skyscrapers. While popular ‘barrios’ (neighborhoods) are developing in all directions amid historic sites, a new wave of designers and architects are bringing creativity to the tropical capital. Here are 5 Instagram-worthy buildings to snap in Panama City. Frank

What to do in Windsor when the royal wedding is over

The world’s media spotlight will soon be on the English riverside town of Windsor and its gargantuan castle, where the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place on Saturday 19th May. On the day itself, the whole town will be dominated by the event, with crowds, pageantry and road closures, but once

Low vitamin D levels associated with IBS

Many people living with irritable bowel syndrome are vitamin D deficient, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open Gastroenterology. Vitamin D may help ease the symptoms of IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and debilitating functional disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, affecting around 9-23% of people worldwide and 10-15% of people

I Tried Acupuncture for Better Skin—and It Completely Cleared My Acne

My skin has always given me trouble. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been worried about acne. And for the majority of my life, I’ve used some sort of medication or treatment in an attempt to keep my skin under control. I’ve been on the prescription drug Accutane twice, and as a beauty editor, I’m lucky enough test out every