Medical News Today: 7 benefits of rooibos tea

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is a red herbal tea that comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to South Africa. Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented green rooibos tea is also available. Rooibos tea has a sweet, delicate, and earthy flavor. It…

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Goodbye, Tampon Tax (at Least for Some)

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk “When you say you’re for ‘menstrual equity,’ it means you’re for educational equity; it means you’re for workplace equity; it means you’re for health equity.” — Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of the 2017 book “Periods Gone Public” Tampons and pads are necessary items that half the population must acquire a dozen times a…

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SZA Stylist Dianne Garcia’s Nordstrom x Nike Collection Makes Streetwear Sexy

Dianne Garcia is always on the go. Or as her Instagram bio so succinctly puts it, she’s «actually working.» The Los Angeles-based stylist is the mastermind behind the smooth, understated, and street-rooted style of Compton’s golden child, Kendrick Lamar. She’s also responsible for SZA’s dreamy aesthetic that’s equal parts girly and rugged tomboy, and the…

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Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-operated device that some people use to treat pain. TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin. These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the…

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Vows: Love American Style When a Polish Immigrant Matches With Miss Minnesota

Dottie Cannon had a free lifetime membership to Match.com after agreeing to be featured in a company commercial in 2012. Two years and 70 dates later, she was still searching. “Nothing really horrible ever happened on those 70 dates,” said Ms. Cannon, who was crowned Miss Minnesota in 2006. Though, she was starting to sense…

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Ask Well: Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One?

Q. Would two flu shots protect me better than one? A. Booster doses can make the flu vaccine more effective, but the benefit is limited to a few specific groups. Children are one group that may benefit from receiving two doses of influenza vaccine during the same flu season. In a multistate study, boosting increased…

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What RuPaul Can’t Travel Without

The most famous drag queen in the world, RuPaul, has collected three Emmys for hosting the reality competition “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and is a singer and author to boot. His latest book, “GuRu,” a collection of essays with a forward by Jane Fonda, was just published by Harper Collins. RuPaul Andre Charles and his husband,…

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Bites: In Toronto, a Restaurant Puts Mexican Cuisine on a Wood Fire

The salsas — all nine of them — arrived as a separate course at Quetzal, a new fine-dining Mexican spot in Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. Smearing each one on the freshly made tostadas revealed the sheer diversity of Mexico’s regions through their textures and tastes: smooth avocado, chunky roasted tomatillo, the earthy spectrum of dried…

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