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Oregano oil is an extract that is not as strong as the essential oil, but appears to be useful both when consumed or applied to the skin. Peakpx / CC by 1.0

By Alexandra Rowles

Oregano is a fragrant herb that's best known as an ingredient in Italian food.

However, it can also be concentrated into an essential oil that's loaded with antioxidants and powerful compounds that have proven health benefits.

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Oat milk is popping up at coffee shops and grocery stores alike, quickly becoming one of the trendiest plant-based milks. jacqueline / CC by 2.0

By Kelli McGrane

Oat milk is popping up at coffee shops and grocery stores alike, quickly becoming one of the trendiest plant-based milks.

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Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances are unless you live by yourself in the middle of nowhere, at some point unwanted noise will have infiltrated your lockdown. Oliver Rossi / Getty Images

By Greg Watts

Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances are unless you live by yourself in the middle of nowhere, at some point unwanted noise will have infiltrated your lockdown.

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There have never been more choices when it comes to organic, natural, or eco-friendly cleaning products. How do you know which ones can really get the job done? didecs / Getty Images

By Sara Lindberg

There have never been more choices when it comes to organic, natural, or eco-friendly cleaning products. Knowing which products are certified organic and which ones are just a safer alternative to traditional cleaners is often confusing. And how do you know which ones can really get the job done?

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A restaurant in Chelsea serves customers seated at sidewalk tables on June 22, 2020 in New York City as the city moves into Phase 2 of re-opening following coronavirus restrictions. Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images

By Cathy Cassata

Since your social calendar has been blank for the last few months, filling it back up can feel liberating — but it can also cause anxiety.

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Breathing in through the nose actually provides a powerful medical benefit that can help the body fight viral infections.
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By Louis J. Ignarro

Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. It's not just something you do in yoga class – breathing this way actually provides a powerful medical benefit that can help the body fight viral infections.

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This year, in the midst of a global pandemic and the need to continue to practice social distancing as states loosen stay-at-home guidelines, the decision is even more complex than usual. FG Trade / Getty Images

By Claudia Finkelstein

As a physician, daughter and socially responsible human, I'm finding Father's Day to be complicated for me this year, as it is for millions. Questions of whether and how to see my adult children and my own elderly father present medical and ethical quandaries. As an associate professor of family medicine with a focus on wellness, I'd like to share with you my thinking about this using some tools to aid discernment as Father's Day approaches.

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A field of wild cloudberries in Norway. Littleisland lighthouse, Bjørn Tennøe / CC BY-SA 2.0

By Ryan Raman

Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are commonly available in grocery stores, but many equally delicious berries are abundant in the wild.

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A group of people exercise at a gym. PeopleImages / Getty Images

By Julia Ries

For the past few months, people have been working out inside their homes. Bedrooms became yoga studios, offices doubled as cycling spaces.

But now, as states reopen, some gyms and fitness studios are welcoming customers again.

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By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD

If you're feeling stressed, it's only natural to seek relief.

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A new study by scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology shows that those who regularly watch motivational content on Instagram are more likely to be active and enjoy sports more. Plume Creative / Getty Images

By Ann-Christin Herbe

Normally, it is easy for me to motivate myself to work out. But there are also the days when my couch seems so much more comfortable than the weight bench in the gym.

On such days, out of habit, I mostly reach for my cell phone and open Instagram to distract myself and buy a little more time. I'll go just a little later, I tell myself. Probably.

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