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How Toxic People Are Bad for Your Mental Health – and How to Fix It

How Toxic People Are Bad for Your Mental Health – and How to Fix It

Toxic people are bad for your mental health. Although it’s easy to avoid these people in your random interactions with strangers, it’s tougher when your friends and family are the ones emanating negativity. Here’s how to eliminate these problem people from your life and establish boundaries that promote wellness. The […]

by March 27, 2017 7 comments Science
New Dating Site Bases Matchmaking on How the Prospective Matches Smell

New Dating Site Bases Matchmaking on How the Prospective Matches Smell

When they say the phrase “love is in the air,” they probably weren’t referring to Smell Dating. Nevertheless, other mammals put a lot of stock in their olfactory systems when attracting a mate, so it was just a matter of time before humans decided to look into matchmaking based on […]

by March 24, 2017 3 comments Science, Trending
What You Can Learn About Food from the Healthiest Countries in the World

What You Can Learn About Food from the Healthiest Countries in the World

The results are in and the facts about the American diet are not good. Data from 2009-2010 concluded that 78 million Americans are obese. By 2030, more than half of all adults will be obese. Americans are in the midst of a crisis of diet and exercise. In remaking the […]

by March 23, 2017 6 comments Food, Science, World
The Dose Makes the Poison: The Reason Most “Toxins” Are Harmless

The Dose Makes the Poison: The Reason Most “Toxins” Are Harmless

A bowl of cereal contains Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT). So does lighter fluid. Does that mean that your cereal is unhealthy and poisonous? According to many people, it means the cereal is filled with toxic chemicals that may cause serious harm. However, what this example leaves out is the principle known […]

by March 20, 2017 10 comments Food, Science
To Live Longer, Do These Exercises at Your Age – 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60

To Live Longer, Do These Exercises at Your Age – 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60

When it comes to health and wellness, one size does not fit all. That’s the reason for that pesky reminder to “consult your doctor” before beginning any diet and exercise program. Although every person is different individually, research has been able to determine which exercises are most beneficial for you […]

by March 17, 2017 4 comments Science, Trending
7 Cities Other Than Flint With a Water Pollution Crisis

7 Cities Other Than Flint With a Water Pollution Crisis

The lead poising crisis in Flint, Michigan is an ongoing scandal that suggests the American water supply is less safe than people once believed. The Flint water supply became poisoned in 2014 after the city decided to switch its water supply from water drawn from Lake Huron to treated water […]

by March 13, 2017 5 comments Politics, Science
Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Comments on U.S. Education Policy

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Comments on U.S. Education Policy

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, education advocates are asking what his candidacy means for education policy. Trump has not made extensive statements about his positions yet, but he has made his views known on social media and television commercials, and what he has to […]

by March 12, 2017 7 comments Politics, Science, Trending, World
New York’s Central Park Reopens Four Acre Secret Garden

New York’s Central Park Reopens Four Acre Secret Garden

A four-acre peninsula in Central Park has remained unchanged and uninhabited – by humans, that is – since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Now the secret garden has been reopened for the first time in more than 60 years, promising unparalleled views of nature for the nation’s most populated […]

by March 11, 2017 6 comments Science, Trending, World
3 Scientific Breakthroughs That May Change Your Life: Water on Mars, the Missing Link and Cancer Bloodtests

3 Scientific Breakthroughs That May Change Your Life: Water on Mars, the Missing Link and Cancer Bloodtests

Science isn’t just for nerds, and it isn’t a matter of old discoveries found in dusty ancient tomes. Science is a live subject, encompassing nearly everything about our vast world. There are as many exciting recent discoveries as there are old ones. Let’s consider the greatest discoveries in the world […]

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Science, Trending
Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Harris Cooper, the well-regarded homework researcher at Duke University, recently made the blanket statement that “[t]here is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” The statement is a strong one, especially as it completely challenges the orthodoxy that elementary school homework is necessary […]

by February 23, 2017 5 comments Science, Trending