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    What Is Cupping and Why Are Olympic Athletes Like Michael Phelps Doing it?

    What Is Cupping and Why Are Olympic Athletes Like Michael Phelps Doing it?

    By Diana Vilibert If you’ve been watching the Olympic games, you may have spotted the spots: large, red and purple circles on the backs, shoulders, chests, arms and legs of swimmer Michael Phelps, gymnast Alex Naddour and other top athletes. [instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BI7phqtgRtr/ expand=1] So What’s the Deal? Those circles are the marks left behind by […]

    7 Major Environmental Issues Already Spoiling the Rio Olympics

    7 Major Environmental Issues Already Spoiling the Rio Olympics

    From doping scandals to security concerns, the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil has been embroiled by one crisis after another—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. As athletes and hundreds of thousands of tourists around the world descend into Rio de Janeiro, here are seven health and environmental controversies that have already made headlines […]