It’s Flu Season — Here Are All The Lies You’ve Been Told About It

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Just like clockwork, with the start of fall, flu season is in full-swing. And like every flu season that I can remember, doctors’ offices and pharmacies all across the country are encouraging patients to get vaccinated. It’s an effective way to stay healthy during the upcoming months. Surprisingly, though, only half of all Americans received the flu vaccine last year. (Honestly, I was one of them.)…

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Measles Kills Infant In Berlin

An infant in Berlin died after contracting measles last week, part of an outbreak that has infected at least 574 people in the German capital since October. A 1.5-year-old infant in Berlin died of measles on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The death is the latest development in an outbreak that has infected nearly 574 people in the German capital since it started in October, according to German news weekly Der Spiegel….

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27 Charts That Will Help You Make Sense Of Makeup

Class is in session. View this image › Alice Mongkongllite for BuzzFeed Design / Via Makeup.com / The Beauty Snoop View this image › Alice Mongkongllite for BuzzFeed Design 1. Face brushes come with pretty specific purposes. View this image › The Drugstore Princess / Via drugstoreprincess.com Using the right tools will instantly up your makeup game. 2. So do eyeshadow brushes. View this image › Makeup.com / Via makeup.com…

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The State Department Asked Twitter How To Fight Terrorists And It Went Exactly How You Would Expect

The State Department on Friday apparently decided it was a good idea to ask social media users how to defeat “violent extremism.” View this image › ISIS fighters march in Raqqa, Syria in an undated image. Militant Website via AP Following a three-day summit at the White House this week on Countering Violent Extremism, the State Department took to social media, asking people to share their solutions to this complex,…

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How The Worst News Imaginable Made This Girl Do The Unthinkable. The End Totally Shocked Me.

There’s an 18 year-old girl from Kansas who is fighting a battle that most of us wouldn’t be able to handle. She has stage 4 Glioblastoma, a brain tumor. But instead of locking herself away and being depressed, Alisa is truly living. Not only that, but she is inspiring people worldwide to help her achieve her dreams. EDIT Alisa is a senior at the smalltown Kansas school, Colby High. Alisa’s…

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You Probably Don’t Know The Origins Of Your Favorite Cocktails. P.S., They’re Cool.

For some, a cocktail at the end of the day is the perfect way to celebrate a job well done. For others, a cocktail–cocktails, really–is a way to escape something that they’d rather not be going through at the moment. Whatever that thing is, there’s a good chance it’s not anywhere near as bad as what the people who invented these famous cocktails were going through at the time they…

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They Put Their Lives On The Line, But They’re Being Discharged For A Horrible Reason

One thing we can all agree on is that we’re thankful for the service men and women who risk everything for us. With wars in Afghanistan and Iraq still happening, the military with boots on the ground go through a lot, and that sometimes leads to injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. While a lot more is known about traumatic brain injuries and PTSD now, recent findings are revealing that the…

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This Is The Best Music Video About PMS You’ve Ever Seen

Have you ever wanted to punch PMS right in the face? K-Pop star Lizzy teamed up with a Korean comedian named Park Myeong-Su for a song called “(Good Bye) PMS” and the music video for it is totally bonkers. Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zMuscKEmV3I. youtube.com In the video, Myeong-Su plays like some kind of premenstrual syndrome devil. View this image › youtube.com Who shows up and ruins Lizzy’s life. View this…

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7 Simple Tricks That Could Actually Save Your Life

This goes without saying, but most so-called “life hacks” that you come across online are pretty useless — and they typically do absolutely nothing in the way of saving your life. Hacks like this might help you repurpose trash or build an awesome dog bed, but if you’re not drawn in by their DIY allure, you might want to check these out instead. Here are seven simple activities that could…

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This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Meditate

Spoiler: It literally changes. LITERALLY. 1. Meditation is hardly a new topic of conversation. But, there’s still plenty that remains unknown to most about the practice of training the mind, including the effect it can have on the brain. View this image › Headspace / Via youtube.com While many people still associate meditation with the art of “thinking about nothing” it is actually the opposite, according to Dr. Craig Hassed,…

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