The Wellness Wire: Food Hacks, Technology vs. Dating, and More

Part of staying healthy is staying in the know and keeping up to date on what’s going on in the world around us. If you’re on the go and still want to keep up with what’s trending, we’re here to help! Here are the top links of the day in bite-size pieces.

Dentist’s Advice: Stop Flossing! (Mind Body Green)

Woman Flossing

Straight from the mouth (no pun intended) of a dentist: quit flossing.  You’re probably sitting there going, “what?!” but the truth is, apparently flossing doesn’t actually do that much to remove bacteria from your gums. In fact, it spreads bacteria more — basically, it hurts more than it helps. This dentist suggests ditching the string and swapping it out for a water pick instead.

8 Foods You’ve Been Eating All Wrong (Mental Floss)

Oranges Separated

These food hacks will have you looking at even the most basic food items differently from now on. From pomegranates to pistachios, to even PB&J sandwiches, your food-loving life will never be the same.

3 Minutes That Show How The Media Failed Women in 2013 (BuzzFeed)

While 2013 was actually in general a great year for women in the media, there were a lot of things that happened that set things back a bit. This video showcases all the things that happened, good and bad — but if you want a summary with some good points on it, BuzzFeed has you covered.

Fitness Blogger Causes Stir With Selfie 4 Days After Giving Birth (Huffington Post)

This brand new mom snapped this selfie for her fitness blog only 4 days after giving birth, causing a whole lot of controversy. Some women are in support of her, some women are jealous, and some think it perpetuates a beauty standard that shouldn’t exist in the first place. What do you think?

16 Ways Technology Has Made Dating More Difficult Than It Needs To Be (BuzzFeed)

New Girl Drunk Texting

Dating has always been a frustrating situation for most people, but technology lately has made it even harder. Between texting, social media, and everything in between, dating is kind of a mess.

What were your favorite links of the day?


  1. Wow, that video about women in the media is so upsetting! Sometimes I think people are overacting when they rant about sexism in America still being a huge issue but then you see a montage like this it’s impossible to ignore. Hope those reporters with their feet in their mouthes will think twice about the ignorant comments they make on live television.


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