myths

We're begging you: Stop saying that celery is a "negative-calorie food." PLEASE.
We rounded up many of the classic food-and-drink-related urban legends, as well as some of the newer ones you may have noticed in friends’ social-media posts. You might be surprised to learn that...
There’s a growing trend among both men and women who are seeking a more permanent solution to getting rid of unwanted hair: laser hair removal. And as with all cosmetic crazes, facts can get...
As much as you wish that drinking ice-cold water will burn fat, it won't. And that calorie counter on the Elliptical machine is also lying to you. It's important to make sure you have the facts so...
The warning has been passed from parent to child for generations: Don't swallow your chewing gum. Your body can't digest it, and it will be stuck in your stomach for seven years. But is it true?
We don’t know why rumors start, but sometimes “conventional wisdom” is not always so accurate. Like, say, when we’re instructed at what age we should start worrying about certain areas of our health...
“Dogs do not say ‘I love you’ with a hug,” says dog behaviorist Melissa Berryman, who has spent years studying dog bites and is the author of “ People Training for Good...
It’s no surprise that in the hustle and bustle of life in big cities people tend to covet the quick-fix. It’s also no surprise that if someone calls him or herself an expert or a doctor...
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and with more than 50% of celebrants purchasing candy for a loved one, chocolate is a hot commodity. But it’s also gotten a bad rap over the years, purportedly...
It’s easy to believe something so many people constantly proclaim is true — especially when most of us aren’t experts who would know otherwise. Considering the overwhelming amount of misinformation...

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