Before you soak up the summer sun, take this sun safety quiz to find out whether or not you’re keeping your skin healthy.
True or False: Too little sun can be bad for you.
Answer: TRUE. Sunshine serves a critical function in the body that sunscreen appears to inhibit: the production of vitamin D. The main source of vitamin D in the body is sunshine, and the compound is enormously important to health–it strengthens bones and the immune system, reduces the risk of various cancers (including breast, colon, kidney, and ovarian cancers) and regulates at least 1,000 different genes governing virtually every tissue in the body.
You should slather on sunscreen if you’re going to be out in the sun (by the pool, at the beach, or playing an outdoor sport) for longer than: A. 5 minutes B. 20 minutes C. 40 minutes D. An hour
Answer: B, 20 MINUTES. If you’re lounging pool-side or joining a game of beach volleyball, slather on the SPF 30. But if you’re just running errands outdoors, no need! The only part of your body that should always be protected is your face.
The threat for flash flooding and localized severe thunderstorms will expand across the southern United States early this week.
Nuisance snow will create slippery conditions across parts of the midwestern United States into Sunday night before spreading into the Northeast to start the new week.
The coldest and most far-reaching arctic blast so far this season will spread across the majority of the contiguous United States this week.
The coldest air of the season so far and some snow will pour into the northwestern United States by early this week.
Arctic air settling over Germany may prompt children to leave their shoes for St. Nicholas indoors instead of outside before going to bed on Monday night.
A deadly wildfire exploded in Tennessee this week, charring a popular resort town and causing devastating damage.
On the heels of Cyclone Nada, a new and more significant tropical cyclone threatens to take aim at India this week.
Dashing hopes for Christmas Day snowmen and white rolling hills, forecasters predict Britain's weather pattern will leave more to be desired on Dec. 25.
Rounds of heavy rain will heighten the risk for flash flooding across portions of the southern United States through the weekend.
As colder air sweeps into the northeastern United States, temperatures will settle to seasonable levels with lake-effect snow showers continuing into Saturday night.