The Checkup: How to Tell If Your Breath Stinks

And more healthy reads for your Wednesday.

Bad breath happens. If you’re worried it might be happening in your mouth right this very second, breathing into your hand and sniffing won’t give you a definitive answer. Apparently, the best way to tell is your breath is smelling funky is to use a spoon to scrap your tongue, let it dry for a few seconds, then smell. Weird? Yes. Effective? Also yes. [Refinery29]

• If you steer clear of fat at all costs, opting for dry salads and going for salsa over guacamole at parties, good news: Upping your fat intake, at least when it comes to the good fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, could actually help you to lower your caloric intake, resulting in looser jeans, experts say. [Women’s Health]

• If you were at Made in America this past weekend, you witnessed the queen who is Rihanna killing it on stage. Now see how Riri and other queens like Beyoncé and Kate Hudson slay their workouts. [Byrdie]

• An unexpected perk to taking up meditation: Upping your negotiation skills. Who knew? [Daily Worth]

• And speaking of unexpected perks, looks like Starbucks’ latest specialty drink concoction, which comes spiked with cayenne, has some unexpected anti-inflammatory perks. [Well + Good]

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