How to Prevent a Hangover Before and After You Drink Alcohol

The holiday season is full of opportunities for boozy fun. A festive cocktail here, a mulled wine there. So if learning how to prevent a hangover is at the top of your wish list, we get it. Before you hark back to your college tactics or old wives’ tales passed down from your parents, we’re […]


The Worst Things We Did for Our Health in College

While college can be an amazing time to start working out, embrace your sexuality, and generally take charge of your physical and mental health, it can also be…a shitshow (yes, that’s the technical term). While those of us working at SELF made a lot of good health decisions as students, we also did plenty of […]


Infertility and health with Elizabeth King

Infertility and health, including sperm health. It’s no longer just about female health and egg health but if we aren’t addressing the mans health then that could be a big missing health piece for improving fertility. The good news it that men can pretty quickly improve the health of their sperm. Take a listen to my conversation about improving fertility…

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Not Drinking Enough Water? 9 Dehydration Symptoms

More than 50% of the human body is water. Are you drinking enough water? On average, you should drink between 1.5 and 2 liters a day. You can find out how much water you need with this calculator: Experts recommend that you drink regularly throughout the day to avoid feeling thirsty. If you feel thirsty, […]


How Much Drinking Is Too Much During a Pandemic?

It can be hard to determine how much drinking is too much, given the state of, well, everything. The notion that people are drinking their way through this pandemic is pretty pervasive. You might’ve seen a well-known celebrity chef mix herself a giant cocktail, or several award-winning actors sing in their bathrobes with various bottles […]


9 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Alcohol During The Coronavirus Pandemic

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have been panic-buying more than just toilet paper and eggs. U.S. alcohol sales spiked 55% in the week ending March 21, according to data from market research firm Nielsen. Online alcohol sales were up 243%. Much of that can probably be attributed to stocking up on booze […]


Hangover Anxiety: Why You Get ‘Hangxiety’ After a Night of Drinking

For some drinkers, hangxiety—that’s hangover anxiety, for the uninitiated—is almost as reliable as the pounding headache and queasy stomach. It’s the feeling of dread that follows a night of heavy imbibing. That chill, fun vibe that accompanies having a few (or a bunch) of drinks is gone. Now you just feel anxious. Your mind races, […]

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Plant-based milks on the rise: A quarter of Britons are drinking them

Whether it’s almond, soy or coconut it seems more people are ditching cow’s milk for the plant-based stuff. A quarter of British people are now drinking non-dairy milks, according to market research firm Mintel, who spoke to 2,000 people. The biggest users of non-dairy milk are 16-24 year olds – 33% are drinking them. But […]

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The Earliest Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Water

The Earliest Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Water – Cooking Light – Health Top Navigation Close Explore Health Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image The Earliest Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Water this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Let’s block ads! (Why?) […]


Hydrated Skin: Does Drinking Water Help?

Does drinking water cause hydrated skin? Answers From Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D. Although proper hydration is important for your overall health, it’s not clear whether drinking extra water affects skin hydration in healthy people. Skin is made up of three layers—the outer layer (epidermis), the underlying skin (dermis), and the subcutaneous tissue. If the outermost […]

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7 Ways to Stay Hydrated (Besides Drinking Water)

Drink an herbal tea cooler S_Photo/Shutterstock Some teas are dehydrating, but decaffeinated herbal tea is an exception. Cool down and rehydrate after a long day by sipping on an herbal iced tea. Blend up some fruit puree and add it to a pot of herbal tea. Then, let cool in the fridge and serve over […]

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Drinking Tea Hotter Than This Temperature Could Double Your Cancer Risk

You’ve heard about tea’s health benefits, but not all the news is good. Drinking very hot tea may double your risk for this type of deadly cancer. Alena Ozerova/ShutterstockTea is a soothing drink, and many types confer health benefits, from helping encourage weight loss to even fighting certain types of cancer. But make sure you […]