Change takes us out of our comfort zone, which generates ambivalence. It's best to face that head-on.

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Divorce is not uncommon for people under 30, but it can be a lonely and devastating experience to end a marriage when so many others are starting theirs.

There can be benefits to using sunrise alarm clocks, or dawn simulators, experts said. Here's what you need to know.

President Biden said Thursday his administration will soon announce plans to get free high-quality masks in the hands of millions of Americans.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children get immunized to prevent covid-19, which has killed more than 700 children in the United States.

While the risk of consuming these types of drinks in moderation is low, experts say it’s important to look beyond clever advertising and promising claims.

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Health experts say the human body’s built-in detoxification system, which includes the skin, lungs, liver and digestive tract, makes juice cleanses unnecessary.

Change takes us out of our comfort zone, which generates ambivalence. It's best to face that head-on.

  • Stacey Colino
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  • Perspective

Doctors learn a lot from checking your "good" or "bad" cholesterol levels. But a test measuring your lipoprotein(a) level could give them a more complete picture of your health.

  • Lala Tanmoy Das
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The FDA is urging Americans to follow the instructions on at-home covid tests, which do not call for an added throat swab. Meanwhile, some experts say the extra swab could increase chances that omicron is detected.

At-home coronavirus tests are becoming scarce amid the omicron surge. Here's where to look, and what to do if you can’t find one.

The do’s (start slowly) and don’ts (watch television) of treadmill safety.

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There are plenty of volunteers during the holidays. Now is the time organizations need your help.

  • Tanya Ward Goodman
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Dreaming is a universal human experience, but dreams are still often shrouded in mystique. Here’s what experts think about common dream questions.

Pandemic aside, here are the topics that caught the attention of Washington Post readers.

Health experts suggested staying active if people are feeling well enough — and exercising both body and mind.

How can I get a rapid coronavirus test? When should I self-test? How accurate are the results?

Omicron is here, cases are exploding, and lots of people who have "followed the rules" are going to turn up positive. Here's how to cope.

Experts weigh in with their top three recommendations for ways the government might help nudge us to eat better.

Fitness trackers can encourage users to become obsessive and lose connection to their bodies.

  • Hilary Achauer
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Some experts recommend upgrading masks for better protection against the omicron variant.

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