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Birth Control Microchip Lasts 16 Years, Comes With a Remote

Uhhh BYE. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

There are a lot of birth control options out there, catering to various levels of effort you want to put into your pregnancy prevention.

But even IUDs, beloved as they are for their efficiency and practicality, need removal if you want to get down to some baby-making. Now, a company in Massachusetts is creating a high-tech birth control option that will make it so that you don’t even have to go to the doctor to stop the flow of hormones and get your zygote on. Read More

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Food Blogger Pressures Beer Companies to Reveal Their Ingredients

Vani Hari in front of a beer wall. (Screengrab via YouTube)

Beyond water, yeast, malt and hops, no one really knows the ingredients of their favorite beers.

We’ve all heard the urban legend — especially popular among a certain fear-mongering type of vegan — that some beers are brewed using fish bladders. And even if that doesn’t freak out the health conscious, the knowledge that beer companies aren’t legally required to disclose any of their ingredients might. Read More

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This Calorie-Counting Bracelet Is a Triumph in Lazy Dieting

The Healbe GoBe (Screengrab via IndieGoGo)

There are a ton of diets (and diet apps) in the world, and none of them actually work. The only thing that will truly make you lose weight is to eat fewer calories than you burn every day. And to do that, you have to do math. Nobody wants that.

So we were thrilled when we stumbled upon the magical Healbe GoBe (?!?!) bracelet. It counts the calories you consume and burn by monitoring cellular glucose levels through your skin. All you have to do is show up. Read More

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Fertility App Glow Adds Period Tracker For Willfully Childless Heathens

Choose your own adventure! (Photo: blog.glowing.com)

Baby makin’ encouragement application Glow is adding another skill to its roster: helping people stay unpregnant.

The app launched last year, with PayPal cofounder Max Levchin leading its team of impressive tech guys. Yes, somehow the founders are all guys. But the app serves its purpose quite well. A spokesperson told Betabeat that more and more women are successfully becoming pregnant with the app’s help every day. Read More

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Spanx Is Squishing Your Organs So Time to Dust Off That Atkins Diet Book

Celeb and noted Spanx wearer, Kim Kardashian (Getty)

Because we know you’ve been tirelessly planning your outfit for the Academy Awards’ red carpet, we thought we’d better inform you that those Spanx you’ve picked out might literally be squishing your organs.

The Huffington Post recently asked a gastroenterologist, a dermatologist and a chiropractor to elaborate on the possible medical dangers of wearing Spanx and other shapewear, and their answers, quite frankly, are far scarier than your juice fast-induced bloating. Read More

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App Promises to Hypnotize Your Lazy Ass Into Losing Weight

I'll take a "quick toot" please. (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

In a world full of Netflix, Mallomars and double cheeseburgers, weight loss is no fun at all. Not only do we have better things to do than eat only green stuff, then feverishly try to burn it off at the gym, it’s also way too cold out to add one more stop to our commute home.

So news of this app is especially exciting for those of us still dragging our holiday weight around. It’s weirdly named the Train Trip, and it’s supposed to brainwash you into losing weight, the Daily Mail says. Read More

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The British Government Would Love For You To Tweet About Your Vomit

Relax, it's chili. (Photo: Pinterest)

If you find yourself sitting in a pile of puke, please don’t rush to clean it up. The British government is asking those sickened by a common norovirus to describe the color and texture of the puke and post it on Twitter for the world to see. 

The government’s Food Standards Agency is hoping the oversharers on social media will help it track the violent stomach bug that causes major party fouls like puking and diarrhea. Read More