Allison Goff

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Ebola: the race to find a cure

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

The 2015 Spring Fashion Trends We're Most Excited About

We're in the dead of winter but good news: spring is on the horizon (we swear) and with that comes all the 2015 spring fashion trends we can't wait …

Clothing

4 Techniques to Slay the Demon of Anxiety

<i>This is the 5th installment in my series on building</i> <i>emotional resiliency</i><i>.</i><p>In my last post of this series, I introduced the four demon emotions which, …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Humanities

Feminism Awakens In Himalayan Buddhist Art and Meditation

This is Mahapajapati Gotami, the Buddha's stepmother and aunt and the first woman to request and receive ordination from the Buddha. It is one detail from the mural, with two other details continued in the two photos immediately below. In those photos we see six of the first Buddhist nuns …

RIP SkyMall: 10 Bizarre Gems From Everyone’s Favorite In-Flight Catalog

This morning, much to the dismay of travel enthusiasts everywhere, SkyMall filed for bankruptcy. Not only did the in-flight catalog provide excellent reading material on board, but it introduced its readers to a wealth of unique, borderline-bizarre products we never knew existed. From a biometric …

UX Design

Tess Holliday, Size-22 Model, Is First to Score a Major Modeling Contract

Plus-size model Tess Holliday is the first woman of her size and height to score a contract with a prominent modeling agency.<p>“SOOO excited to …

Celebrity Gossip

The news website that’s keeping press freedom alive in Egypt

Mada Masr was formed just before military coup of 2013. Amid growing censorship, its staff have risked their lives to continue reporting. Can they stay true to their mission?<p>On the afternoon of 17 June 2013, a group of friends gathered in a fourth-floor apartment in downtown Cairo. They sat on the …

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

Actual walking outside helps, too. If you can be away from your screen for that long.<p>Since sitting all day is slowly killing us, office workers are now turning to standing desks. But why just stand when you can walk, ask proponents of the even more ridiculous treadmill desks? Walking while at work …

Ergonomics

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology

Where did all the sardines go?

Pacific sardines are suffering their worst population crash in decades, and the fallout could be catastrophic<p>The Galapagos archipelago, a breathtakingly beautiful cluster of 19 islands and more than 100 rocks and islets off the coast of mainland Ecuador, was designated a United Nations World …

Israel

What Bad Breath Says About Your Health

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

The world according to population size

You don’t need complicated software to make a fascinating map of the world.<p>Reddit user TeaDranks created this using none other than Microsoft Paint. It depicts countries according to their populations, with a single square representing 500,000 people.<p>The map is dominated by China and India, the …

Geography

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

'Watch Out, Guinea Worm, Here Comes Jimmy Carter'

This past fall, President Jimmy Carter, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, celebrated his 90th birthday. Looking ahead, he's also hoping to celebrate the global eradication of Guinea worm disease (also known as dracunculiasis).<p>It's a goal toward which the nonprofit Carter Center, whose motto is …

The Healthy Food That's Giving You Belly Fat

What you need to know about the Wheat Belly diet<p>Last month, searches for "wheat belly diet" spiked 580 percent, according to information released by Yahoo Search. Wondering what the diet's all about? It's built around the fact that modern wheat—even the stuff found in whole-wheat bread—causes your …

5 Exercises Women Should Be Doing Often

To get the maximum from their gym time-women should be doing these 5 exercises often. without adding more reps or more minutes they can simply turn …

The Silent and Growing Health Danger That All Women Need to Know About

Doctors write billions of prescriptions each year, many in the name of quelling pain and anxiety. But these same legal drugs are causing accidental overdoses to skyrocket.<p>Before she made the mistake, before spasms rocked her body, before doctors raced to save her life, Rachel was cleaning out her …

Could liposomes be the answer to our antibiotic crisis?

It’s no secret we are facing an antibiotic crisis. Overuse has caused widespread antibiotic resistance, leading the World Health Organisation to …