Elemental

Your life, sourced by science

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Editors
Alexandra Sifferlin

Senior Editor, Health and Science @ Medium. Email: alexandra@medium.com

Sarah Begley

Senior editor, books @ Medium.

Cari Nazeer

Senior editor, service and advice @ Medium

Siobhan O'Connor

VP, Editorial @Medium

Latest Posts

Can Unproven Health Rituals Help You Get Well?

Compelling research suggests it’s possible

The Dark Side of Fitness Tracking

When health-focused wearable devices spark obsession, anxiety, and shame

Do I Need a Fancy Toothbrush?

Research suggests a specific type of powered brush may be worth the expense

The Easier Way to Do Intermittent Fasting

Expert advice for making it to your next meal

Getting an IUD Doesn’t Have to Hurt Like Hell

My quest for a painless insertion

How to Find a Natural Deodorant That Works

It’s the holy grail of natural personal care products — and it’s hard to find

The Human Body Can Heal in Astonishing Ways

Even for energy healers, people’s sudden recoveries can be hard to explain

Strategies for Self-Care That Really Work

How to focus on activities that help your emotional well-being and cut out the ones that don’t

Why Strava’s CEO Doesn’t Work Evenings or Weekends

‘When I’m at work, I want to be fully focused on work. And when I’m home, I don’t let my work bleed over.’

Working Out Is Powerful Brain Training

Life is hard, and you’ll be better off if you practice doing hard things — like making your body purposefully uncomfortable

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