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Don’t Take Life by the Horns Without First Improving Your Grip Strength

This is “The Lift,” where we break down simple fitness activities you can do anywhere — and not just do them, but do them right. With these helpful tips, you can take control of your exercise process at your pace. Design by Mekhi Baldwin; Photograph by Milles Studio/Stocksy If there’s anything as important as strong glutes and engaged...

How Increasing Ankle Mobility Decreases Joint Hostility in Your Lower Body

This is “The Lift,” where we break down simple fitness activities you can do anywhere — and not just do them, but do them right. With these helpful tips, you can take control of your exercise process at your pace. Design by Mekhi Baldwin; Photograph by Khosrork/Getty Images Hips hurting? Knees chatting? Back bugging out? The culprit could...

Hep C Myths Millennials Need to Know (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not Just for Boomers)

Hepatitis C is a type of liver infection that’s transmitted through the blood of someone who contracts the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Contrary to popular belief, hep C can affect many groups of people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millennials make up 36.5 percent of new cases, just slightly more than baby...

Morning Diarrhea: Dirty Deets and Causes of the A.M. Runs

When the sun comes up, an occasional bout of the trots is normal. But if morning diarrhea has become a regular thing, something might be up with your gut. Javier Zayas Photography/Getty Images WHY is this happening to me?! Morning diarrhea causes Some causes of morning diarrhea are temporary (e.g. pregnancy or food poisoning)....

How Knowing Your Romantic Orientation Can Change the Way You Date

Quick: List your identifiers.  Likely, you rattled off your gender, sexuality, race, ethnicities, class, age, and ability status. Maybe you also noted your body shape, occupation, and relationships (whether you’re a parent, partner, sibling, etc.). But odds are you didn’t share your romantic orientation. No shade — romantic orientation...

18 Better-for-You Bagel Toppings That Will Get You Out of a Cream Cheese Rut

Welcome to Good Bagel, home of the Good Bagel. Can we take your order? We’ve heard the arguments: Bagels are the devil in the form of refined flour! A single bagel is the equivalent of a whopping four slices of bread! Yadda yadda yadda. And we know, in this gluten-shunning, Paleo-preaching, keto-eating world, bringing up the b-word is pretty...

What to Do When Your Intentions Have Already Hit a Wall

You’re here! That means it’s Monday, or it’s feeling like one. Don’t worry, Greatist has your back. Subscribe to our newsletter for direct access to Mondays with Minaa, a mental health column by our resident self-care expert, Minaa. Design by Alexis Lira Hi Greatist readers and Happy Monday! We’ve officially knocked 2 weeks out...

12 Holiday Recipes So Good Our Editors Make Them Every Year

We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Here’s our process. Ah, finally. ‘Tis the season for twinkly lights, evergreen everything, and some of the best eats you’ll have all year (can you honestly beat the wintry, spicy smell of cinnamon?). That quality...

Fact or Fiction: Can Onion Juice Really Help Hair Grow?

You read that right. Onions aren’t just delicious and nutritious for your insides, some believe this mineral-rich allium can benefit your outsides, too — namely, your hair. A Google search reveals claims from hair loss prevention, to hair growth stimulation, to hair nourishment, to the ability to soothe an irritated scalp and ease dandruff...

The Joy of Napping: Why Daytime Snoozes Are Going to Save Us In 2021

Here at Greatist, we love a good trend. We love hemming and hawing over whether our wallets (and yours) should open up for that #WorthIt spiel we’ll text to our BFFs — and we try to do it before word gets out. Because nothing dampens a retail therapy rush like a waitlist. Darren Boucher/Getty Images But considering the way 2020 rocked...

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