Are Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Making You Sick?

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Takis may be delicious, but not everyone can take the heat. Intensely hot snacks are coated with spices and seasonings that can burn your mouth and cause chest pain, stomach cramps, and indigestion. Eating a lot of spicy food can also irritate the lining of your…

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Starbucks Takes Steps Toward Reducing Plastic Waste

Last week, Starbucks announced that it plans to remove plastic straws from all stores by 2020. Cold drinks will be served with recyclable “sippy cup” lids, and paper or compostable plastic straws will be available to customers who need or request them. Plastic straws are some of the most common…

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Are You Sleep Deprived?

Many people use their weekends to “catch up” on sleep. But most experts agree that getting an extra hour or two of sleep on the weekend won’t help if you’re chronically sleep-deprived. Most teens require about nine hours or more of sleep each night, but many average about six-and-a-half hours—and…

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