Rachel Fairbank

Rachel Fairbank is a freelance science writer based in Texas. When she is not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, or at her local boxing gym.

  • Think Twice Before Cutting a Pill in Half

    Think Twice Before Cutting a Pill in Half

    You may want to cut a pill in half — maybe because you need a smaller dose, are trying to save on prescription costs, or have trouble swallowing larger pills. Cutting pills can be safe and effective, but there are a number of guidelines to make sure that you’re getting an effective dosage with each…


  • How Baking Soda, of All Things, Can Help Your Workout

    How Baking Soda, of All Things, Can Help Your Workout

    Baking soda, more formally known as sodium bicarbonate, has a lot of uses beyond just baking, from cleaning various surfaces, soothing your heartburn, to even browning your meat better. In addition to these uses, baking soda has another unexpected and underrated use: It can be used to improve athletic performance and exercise. Similar to creatine, baking…