There’s no such thing as ‘alternative facts’. 5 ways to spot misinformation and stop sharing it online

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The blame for the recent assault on the US Capitol and President Donald Trump’s broader dismantling of democratic institutions and norms can be laid at least partly on misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Those who spread misinformation, like Trump himself, are exploiting people’s lack of media literacy — it’s easy to spread lies to people who are prone to believe what they read online without questioning it.

We are living in a dangerous age where the internet makes it possible to spread misinformation far and wide and most people lack the basic fact-checking abilities to discern fact

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6 easy ways to start eating healthy, according to dietitians

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a close up of a plate of food with broccoli: Adding more vegetables into your diet is a great way to start eating healthy. Alexander Spatari/Getty images

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Adding more vegetables into your diet is a great way to start eating healthy. Alexander Spatari/Getty images

  • To start eating healthy, incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet which will boost your fiber, vitamin, and mineral intake. 
  • Eating healthy also means limiting your consumption of processed foods like refined grains or deli meats. 
  • If you are struggling to start eating healthy, it can be helpful to create a plan that includes a weekly layout of healthy meals. 
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Eating well is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle

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9 Ways to Reinvent Your 2021 Diet, Fitness Resolutions

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Feel like you’re already failing at your New Year’s fitness resolution? Making some simple adjustments can help you reach your goal. Guido Mieth/Getty Images
  • New Year’s resolutions can affect mental health when they don’t go according to our plans.
  • Reframing your approach to reaching resolutions can help you succeed.
  • Create specific goals and give yourself time to achieve them.

New Year’s resolutions are exciting. They can create a sense of motivation and hope for taking control of your health and bettering the year ahead.

“This can give a big shot of dopamine and adrenaline, which can cause

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Life-affirming ways to stave off dementia

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As part of our 30-day Health Kick month, leading science journalist Helen Thomson reveals some scientifically proven ways to boost brain power.

By the time we’re 40, many of us will notice that we can’t remember new names. But it’s not that our brains are overloaded, as we might try to tell ourselves — in fact, our memory capacity is almost unlimited.

Rather, gradual changes in brain structures, such as a reduction in connections between nerve cells, make the creation and retrieval of memories less efficient.

As well as slowing down, certain other memory skills shift to a lower gear

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6 Simple, Budget-Friendly Ways to Clean Up Your Diet

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Welcome to Thrifty. A weekly column where assistant nutrition editor and registered dietitian, Jessica Ball, keeps it real on how to grocery shop on a budget, make healthy meals for one or two, and make earth-friendly choices without overhauling your entire life. 

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The start of a new year brings a fresh start—which we all could use after 2020—and a lot of aspirations. Unfortunately, it can also bring a lot of unrealistic expectations on what it takes to be healthy. Diet culture can make us feel like being “successful” means changes

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How to Lose Weight With PCOS: 10 Expert-Backed Ways

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In the United States, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-12{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} of women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women with a PCOS diagnosis, it can affect many aspects of their health, especially weight.

But what is PCOS, exactly? “PCOS is a complex metabolic syndrome that affects nearly every system of the body including the ovaries, adrenal glands, pituitary gland, and more. It is characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, high androgens, and polycystic ovaries (ovaries that have more than 12 follicles each),” says Melissa Groves, RDN, LD and author of A Balanced Approach to PCOS:

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