Food & Nutrition

8 Things You Should Never Do While Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Take swigs of it Michelle Lee Photography/Shutterstock Even when it’s diluted, apple cider vinegar is still an extremely acidic substance. “Because of its highly acidic nature, ACV… can damage your tooth enamel,” says Caitlin Hoff, a health and safety investigator for consumersafety.org. To keep the vinegar from wearing on your tooth enamel, don’t just sip […]

Fitness

Why You Should Try Adding a Resistance Band to Your Treadmill Workout Like Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev’s approach to fitness is both hardcore and sports-inspired. So says Emily Samuel, Dobrev’s trainer at NYC-based celeb-favorite gym Dogpound. “What I really like about Nina is that she is super badass and she loves athletic training,” Samuel tells SELF. “I give her very athletic workouts that I would give an actual [pro] athlete.” […]

Health

Brain Stimulation Therapies for Mental Health: What You Should Know

When you hear the words “electroconvulsive therapy,” you might picture the scene in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest where Jack Nicholson’s character, Randle Patrick McMurphy, is subjected to barbaric, unjustified shock treatment as a punishment rather than as a mental health therapy. Cultural depictions like this have attached a stigma to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) […]