Can Adults Get Ear Infections?

Can Adults Get Ear Infections?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Kids throw up a lot for some reason, they skin their knees, they have their tonsils removed, and they get ear infections. Of course, these things can happen to grown-ups, too, but it’s much less common. Still, because some illnesses are so … Read more

Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

screenshot: Emily Long Stoked to go on vacation, but not stoked to DIY your travel plans? The very idea of ​​the dozens of browser tabs and the hours of work it could take to find flights, hotels, restaurants, and things to do—and then actually make all those reservations and keep everything organized—is (almost) enough to … Read more

How to Build Your Own ‘Smokeless’ Fire Pit

How to Build Your Own 'Smokeless' Fire Pit

Photo: The Image Party (Shutterstock) Fire pits are often considered an inviting part of outdoor spaces—but sometimes the smoke they create is less than inviting. Whether the lingering smell on your coat or in your hair is a nuisance, or you happen to be the person who always seems to be sitting where the wind … Read more

There’s No Such Thing As a ‘Clean’ Toothbrush

There's No Such Thing As a 'Clean' Toothbrush

Photo: Bilanol (Shutterstock) There are two types of people in the world. The type who thoughtlessly store their toothbrushes out in the open, in the same bathroom that harbors a fecal-matter-spewing toilet (gross, right?), and the type who takes pains to cover their toothbrushes when not in use, and even periodically disinfect them in the … Read more

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates, Google had … Read more

Are Nonstick Pans Bad For You?

Are Nonstick Pans Bad For You?

Photo: Berka7 (Shutterstock) Nonstick pans are useful kitchen items. Our senior food and beverage editor Claire Lower won’t cook an over-easy egg or a thin pancake without one. But do you need to worry about the coating being bad for your health? Not exactly, but it’s important to know how to handle a nonstick pan … Read more

How to Know If Your Symptoms Are Bad Enough to See an Allergist

How to Know If Your Symptoms Are Bad Enough to See an Allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who isn’t? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage our symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with a high pollen count. But when are allergies bad enough that you should … Read more

How to Stop Yourself From Throwing Up

How to Stop Yourself From Throwing Up

Photo: Odua Images (Shutterstock) Ugh, here it comes. You feel kind of hot and sticky. Your stomach churns. Your mouth tastes funny. You know you’re going to throw up—imminently. Can you stop it before it happens? Or at least make it less terrible than it needs to be? Whether you’re battling morning sickness, food poisoning, … Read more

Does Sex Position Matter When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant?

Does Sex Position Matter When You're Trying to Get Pregnant?

Photo: comzeal pictures (Shutterstock) If you and your partner ready to start a family, you might be wondering what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner rather than later. From taking care of your own health to the timing (and position) of sex, here’s what you need to know as you … Read more

Here Are the Signs You Might Have Adult Dyslexia (and What to Do About It)

Here Are the Signs You Might Have Adult Dyslexia (and What to Do About It)

Photo: Farknot Architect (Shutterstock) Most dyslexic people are diagnosed in childhood, but the disorder can be overlooked and remain untreated into adulthood, which can lead to a different set of symptoms and struggles. There’s more to dyslexia than the common assumption that it simply makes people mirror or flip letters in their brains. Numerous other … Read more