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The Case for Cataract Surgery. Or Not.

Get rid of your glasses? Not so fast. Focusing in on cataract surgery.

October 16, 2017

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How to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Can you improve the quality of your sleep? We count the ways.

October 9, 2017

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Want to Live to 100? Move to a Blue Zone

Longevity clues from areas in the world where people live the longest.

October 2, 2017

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Shortcuts to Nirvana

Psychedelic drugs may make you happier and smarter. On the other hand, evidence suggests that paying attention to breathing can soothe jangled nerves.

September 18, 2017

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Are You Getting Enough of the Right Fats?

You may be eating too much omega-6 in processed foods. But don’t just up your omega-3 consumption; what’s important is the ratio.

September 11, 2017

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The Perils of Too-Tight Pants

Wearing skinny jeans has its health hazards. So does shapewear.

September 4, 2017

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Choosing a Final Exit

How to die well — there’s a growing discussion.

August 28, 2017

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Hot Town Summer in the City

D.C. is hot. Some secrets for staying cool.

August 21, 2017

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Why Bother With Mindfulness?

A yoga teacher explains how to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life.

August 14, 2017

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Financial Well-Being: What the Hell Is Bitcoin?

An investment? An online payment method? (And do we have to care about it?)

August 7, 2017

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Forest Bathing: Back to Nature

Cancel your shrink appointment. Just spending time in a nearby park can improve your mood, even lower your blood pressure.

July 31, 2017

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What You Need to Know About Walk-in Clinics

Our favorite urgent-care clinics in the DMV.

July 24, 2017

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5 Signs That You’re Dehydrated

You’re hot and bothered. You may be dehydrated, but drinking a lot of water won’t necessarily help.

July 17, 2017

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Achy Knees? Stem Cell Therapy May Help

Stem-cell injections could be a lifeline for long-time suffering from painful joints.

July 10, 2017

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Ugh. Sickening Odors

The increasingly scented air of hotel rooms, department stores and Ubers spell sick feelings for some of us.

July 5, 2017

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Financial Well-Being: The Best Information I Ever Got From an Adviser

And it didn’t cost me 1.5% of my assets.

June 26, 2017

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Rolfing — Without the Ouch

After trial and error, our well-being reporter finds a body-improvement method that really improves her body.

June 19, 2017

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Brain Boosters

Modafinil is a “smart drug” used to enhance brain power and mood. It could help improve your decision making.

June 12, 2017

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