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Here's How Being in Power Messes With Your Brain, According to Science

This is crazy.<p>From the bully on the playground to the big-wig in the corner office, power dynamics are everywhere in our lives.<p>A flood of allegations …

University of California

The 50 US states ranked from most to least healthy

Not all states are created equal when it comes to health.<p>To get a better sense of how healthy each state in the US is, for the 28th year in a row, the United Health Foundation has ranked America's states .<p>Massachusetts made the top of the list as America's healthiest state, while Mississippi was …

Public Health

49 'facts' about health we often believe that are misleading, inaccurate, or totally false

These are just a few of the incorrect notions that we've all been told at one point or another.<p>But it's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most popular health "facts" that we've heard over the …

Wellness

Can You Turn Fat into Muscle?

Simply put, your body can't turn fat into muscle. And the reverse is also true: Your body can't turn muscle into fat, either.<p>The reason? Fat and …

What would happen if Earth became 2 degrees warmer

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>What would happen if Earth became 2º C (4.6º F) warmer.<p>In 2015, the Paris Agreement declared that the world should try to keep Earth's warming trend to well below 2°C by 2100. Here's what would happen if temperatures did increase by 2° C.<p>Sea levels will likely …

Climate Change

Fixer Upper Star Chip Gaines Warns: Don't Make This Mistake When Buying a Home

This one's hard to go back and fix.<p>For the last five years, Chip and Joanna Gaines have hosted the mega-popular HGTV show <i>Fixer Upper</i>, where they take …

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Fitness

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Pesticides

Pirates Are to Blame For Why The US Doesn't Use The Metric System

Wait, WHAT?<p>The proposal, conceived by a bunch of pointy-headed Parisian philosophers, sounded brilliant: A universal system of measurement, derived …

The Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups

<b>(CNN) —</b> 917.<p>That's the number of hate groups operating in the US, according to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Alabama-based nonprofit activist group tracks civil rights and hate crimes and defines a hate group as an organization with "beliefs or practices that attack or malign an …

Rights & Freedoms

Non-Citizens Used to Be Able to Vote in U.S. Elections. Here's What Changed

After months of President Donald Trump alleging that he lost the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election because millions of people — …

What the world would look like if all the ice melted

If the world keeps burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon emissions indefinitely, climate change will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and …

29 Useless Pieces Of Trivia You'll Want To Tell Everyone Right Away

"Yoda and Miss Piggy were voiced by the same person."<p>—Sophomaniac<p>—wofflestomp<p>—CrookedKeith<p>—McSmallFries<p>—Solgrynn<p>—monkus2k<p>—Darth_Draper<p>—kborschel<p>—youryellowumbrella<p>—ac2cvn71<p>—jimmiethefish<p>—MarlaTheTumor<p>—Abysmal_Abyss<p>—fabytta5<p>—No_name_Johnson<p>—chrisPmaplebaconRD<p>Some responses have been edited for …

Men are affected by the biological clock as well, researchers find

Women aged under 30 with a male partner aged 40 to 42 saw chance of live birth after IVF fall to 46% from 73% for men aged 30 to 35<p>For men who are reluctant to start a family, it is an age-old defence: there is no need to rush into fatherhood, as Des O’Connor, Luciano Pavarotti and countless rock …

The myth that gender is binary is perpetuated by a flawed education system

High schools all teach the same narrative in sex-ed: Chromosomes determine genitals, which determine sex, which determines gender. Women are XX, and men are XY. One has a penis, the other a vagina. It’s science. Right?<p>But what about people born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a disorder …

Non-binary

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be …

Nutrition

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

The 99 best things that happened in 2016, from Ebola’s eradication in West Africa to saving the manatees

Our media feeds are echo chambers. And those echo chambers don’t just reflect our political beliefs: they reflect our feelings about human progress. Bad news can be a bubble too, so here’s some good stuff that also happened in 2016.<p>Some of the biggest conservation successes in generation<p>1. British …

West Africa