Emily Smith

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10 Reasons Why People Who Like Sleeping Naked Are Healthier People

Did you know that only 8% of Americans sleep naked, even though it’s healthier and improves more than one area of your life? Are we all sabotaging …

Wellness

How allowing that early sip of alcohol can influence a child’s mind and future

When a child asks for a sip of dad's beer, what's a conscientious parent to do?<p>For Cameron Wallace, 36, the answer is clear: "My four-year-old son gets very small sips of my homebrew."<p>Those early tastes will be the first step in his ongoing education about the pleasures and risks of drinking …

Do we all have Alzheimer's completely wrong? This man says yes

Throughout his career, Duke University neurology professor Allen Roses has challenged what for decades has been the prevailing orthodoxy in Alzheimer’s research: Namely, the “amyloid hypothesis,” which suggests that a protein called beta-amyloid clogs up the brain, killing neurons and causing the …

6 Blissfully Rich S'mores Desserts to Make in Your Kitchen

S’mores are best known and loved for their role as a campfire treat, but the flavors of this snack are equally sensational when used and enjoyed in …

Dessert

Awesome American summer vacations to book now

Budget Travelers know it's possible to have an amazing summer vacation without breaking the bank. Here, we've rounded up world-class, affordable beaches, national parks, mountains, and big-city blowouts—all within the continental U.S.<p><b>Yellowstone National Park</b><p>Yellowstone National Park, covering …

National Parks

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

Immunotherapy

Burger King Employee Busted for Selling Meth Out of the Drive-Thru

What's your favorite burger side? French fries? Onion rings? Meth? According to 13 WMAZ, those were the options at a Burger King in Georgia. Courtney Suzanne Morgalo — an employee of the store — was recently arrested for selling methamphetamine out of the restaurant while working the drive-thru …

How your dog uses your hormones against you

More evidence that dogs really are your fur-babies<p>The bond between dogs and their humans is weirdly strong. Despite belonging to entirely different species, we treat them like family, and they really do seem to love us. When they stare at us — and we’re not holding food — it feels real. It feels …

Brain Training App Peak Scores $7 Million Series A Round

Late last year I declared a penchant for so-called brain training games, which claim to be able to help you improve your cognitive ability, while also cleverly tapping into the casual mobile gaming phenomena. Then I got bored. If these apps are supposed to improve one’s ability to focus and retain …

The Neuroscience of Cooties

The line between love and hate is a thin one, and a new study shows that nowhere is this truer than in the brain itself. In the <i>Journal of Cognitive</i> …

World’s Most Patient Pet Owner Walks His Giant Tortoise Through Streets Of Tokyo

Residents in Tokyo have recently reported several sightings of possibly the most patient pet-walker in the world: an elderly man who takes his …

New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap.<p>Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly<br>1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found that the surface area of …

The Brain

Pharmacy Startup PillPack Could Change The Way America Takes Its Medicine

<b>A tiny New Hampshire startup is revolutionizing the way millions of patients take their daily medicines–and threatening the business model of titans like CVS and Walgreens in the process.</b><p>Allen Pittinger-Dunham, 51, has been taking HIV medicines since 2003. A few years in, his viral counts started …

Pharma

Russian Siri accused of homophobia after negative answers to LGBT questions

The Russian-language version of Apple's digital assistant Siri has been accused of being homophobic by some users who received surprising answers …

National Geographic Travel

Day Hikes That Will Get Your Heart Pumping

Hit the Trails<p>1 of 11<p>Need motivation to take your workout outdoors? Soaking up the sun doesn’t always require laying on a beach or going for a …

National Geographic Travel

A Ranking Of Which Reese's Products Have The Most Peanut Butter Bang For Your Buck

If there's one thing that Reese's does well, it's knowing how to combine peanut butter and chocolate <i>just right</i>. It's the reason the company went from a basement operation to a billion dollar industry more than 50 years ago.<p>There was a time when only one Reese's product existed, and therefore there …

Mouthless boneworms devoured ancient sea serpents

Bone-eating worms that can devour an entire whale carcass were also feasting on prehistoric reptiles more than 100 million years ago, a new study …

Stem cell disease model clarifies bone cancer trigger

Using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a team led by Mount Sinai researchers has gained new insight into genetic changes that may turn a well …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

PAVE

Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

A common pain medication might make you go from "so cute!" to "so what?" when you look at a photo of a kitten. And it might make you less sensitive to horrifying things, too. It's acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Researchers say the drug might be taking the edge off emotions — not …

Psychology