Meditation Pods May Help with Anxiety in the COVID Era

A company called OpenSeed has developed a 50-square-foot, womb-like environment that shuts you off from the outside world and transports you to your happy place at the touch of a few buttons. You may recognize the newest model of these meditation pods as one of the time-travel vessels from the latest installment of Bill and…

Enter the World of Herbal Tea

Tea may be the most popular drink on Earth, in close competition only with coffee. Individuals in some cultures consume countless cups of tea per day. Unlike real teas, herbal teas are beverages where herbs and/or other ingredients are infused in water in the manner of tea. Most people who regularly drink herbal tea do…

Here Are the States Where COVID-19 Is Increasing

The spread of COVID-19 appears to be headed up again as fall 2020 gets under way. The New York Times reports that there was an average of more than 43,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases per day during the past week. That’s a 13 percent increase from the average 2 weeks ago. The Times notes that the steepest increases are…

The Conversation About Consent and Touch in Yoga

Last week The New York Times published a story by Katherine Rosman about the epidemic of inappropriate touching taking place in yoga spaces. Rosman’s story was a follow-up to a #MeToo-related effort Rachel Brathen (aka Yoga Girl) launched more than two years ago. In October 2017, she asked her followers in an Instagram post to email her their stories of experiencing…

Why Poor Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

Researchers say poor sleeping patterns can lead to weight gain and an increase in body mass index. They say the extra weight can lead to health issues such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Researchers say caffeine and alcohol intake, as well as impulsive behaviors, can result in poor sleep….

How to Safely Exercise During Pregnancy

Both times I’ve been pregnant, I’ve felt conflicted about exercise. On the one hand, I was often tired and nauseous; napping felt way more appealing than sweating. On the other hand, I wanted to do what was best for my baby and ward off extra pregnancy pounds. So I began hunting for the perfect prenatal…

Don’t Like Karela? Try This Karela Bhurji Recipe That Is Sure To Impress You

We have to admit that bitter gourd is not exactly a favoured vegetable, especially among kids. The slightly bitter taste of karela is enough to put off their appetite. You may have tried different karela recipes in the hope of making your family like it but it doesn’t always work, does it? Here’s a fact about karela you should know –…

Study Finds Ibuprofen Likely Doesn’t Make COVID-19 Symptoms Worse

During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the WHO said people shouldn’t take ibuprofen if they had COVID-19. A new report found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen aren’t linked to any adverse effects in people who were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 is a multi-system disease…