healthy living

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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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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My Turn: Learning to Swim at 60

A milestone birthday propels a woman boating enthusiast to take the plunge into the water.

July 16, 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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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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New Moves in Trauma Treatment

When talk therapy doesn’t do the trick, yoga and other movement programs come to the rescue.

June 5, 2017

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Motion Sickness Relief

Traveling by boat, plane or car this summer? Soothe the symptoms and enjoy the journey.

May 29, 2017

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Bone Broth’s Health Claims

A food trend that should be taken with a grain of salt.

May 22, 2017

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dry eyes

No More Tears?

You could be suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome. And it’s becoming more and more common.

May 15, 2017

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The Sketchy Benefits of Charcoal Products

On a quest to find a plastic-free toothbrush, our well-being editor comes across a slew of charcoal-containing products that may not live up to their hype.

May 8, 2017

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Placebos Redux

Placebo, nocebo. Shakespeare was right. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

April 24, 2017

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Popcorn: It’s Healthy

A popcorn lover dissects the options for her favorite snack.

April 17, 2017

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Empathy: Pros and Cons

Feeling pain for your fellow human beings is not necessarily a good thing. We explain.

April 10, 2017

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The Trouble With Wipes, Washes and Sunscreens

Find out which products pose health and environmental dangers.

April 3, 2017

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