Lauren Raghunath

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Scientists Have More Bad News About Your Favorite Vape Flavors

Our apologies to the churro vape juice lovers.<p>We all know that vaping makes you look cool. Oh yeah, and apparently it can also help you quit smoking. …

Flavors

8 Simple Coffee Table Styling Tricks Guests Always Notice

While the right artwork, sofa, and lighting choices will speak volumes in a living room, the real heart of the space is the coffee table. It's where …

Home Decorating

Why do only some people get blackout drunk?

Even when drinking the same amount as others, only some people experience blackouts. But blacking out can predict other problems down the line.<p>It was another regrettably familiar wake-up for Sarah Hepola. Much of her memory from the previous night was blank. She remembers talking to people at a …

Alcohol

We Are All Getting Dumber, New Science Proves, and No One Is Sure Why

Are our terrible diets, bad schools, tech obsession, or even increasingly trashy media to blame?<p>Whatever incredibly dumb things humanity got up to in the 20th century (and there were, as you know, some doozies), we all had at least one thing to crow about: as measured by IQ tests humans were at …

The Brain

"Seed Cycling" Might Be the Key to Balancing Your Hormones

In my years as both a wellness writer and a full-time adult woman, I've come to the overarching (and pointedly vague) conclusion that hormones are… …

Wellness

Researchers reveal how disrupting gut-brain communication may affect learning and memory

The connection between food and memory is one of those fundamentally human experiences we can all relate to. A compelling new study from the …

Neuroscience

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Sorry, steak fans.<p>It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).<p>Unfortunately, study after study shows that …

Nutrition

How to Discipline a Kid as a Couple or Parent Team | Fatherly

When it comes to team discipline, being communicative about emotions and tagging in and out is way more supportive.

What Should Parents Do When Siblings Fight?

Children fight with each other for many reasons. Parents and providers often have the difficult task of knowing when to let it run its course and …

Parenting

The Serious Reason You Need to Sleep in the Dark

If you tend to spend half of the night in the living room, drifting in and out of sleep in front of the TV, you really need to read this.<p>Strangely, …

Sleep

Math Fiction Books for Gifted Children

Everyone recognizes how important it is for children to learn math and understand mathematical concepts. Some kids are mathematically gifted and can …

Mathematics

How To Reset Your Gut In 3 Days, According To Science

It's well-known that our diet can have a big influence on the health of our gut, but did you know it can make lasting changes in as little as three …

Wellness

High-salt diet may kill off 'good' gut bacteria

New data suggest that high salt consumption may prove fatal to certain gut bacteria, and that this could contribute to high blood pressure and …

Medical Research

Why Guilt Can Be a Healthy Emotion in Children, But Shame Cannot

My husband and I had a long talk about the difference between shame and guilt last week, and then it came up again in conversation with friends who …

Parenting

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

The Brain

This Surprising Hack Will Keep Mice Away For Good

Mousetraps aren't the only tactic for keeping mice away. This simple, natural remedy will help keep those furry little creatures gone for good.<p>It’s …

Peppermint

6 Ways to Get Teenagers to Do Chores Without Nagging

Chores can be a major source of contention in many families—especially when teenagers are involved. Whether your teenager always promises, "I'll do …

Parenting

"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons

In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human …

Neuroscience

How to Teach a Child to Greet People Properly

Teaching a child how to greet people properly will help in their development of social skills. The greeting sets the tone of all social interactions. …

Body Language

30+ Exercises to Get a Sexy Midsection That Are Better Than Crunches

Get ready to transform your abs and build the strongest core you've ever had with these toning, strengthening exercises that are way better than a crunch. Take these exercises, and make yourself a workout! Choose your five favorite moves, and complete three to four rounds for time (30 to 60 …

Workouts

How to Clean Walls: The Nitty Gritty on Cleaning Painted, Wallpapered, and Paneled Walls

No matter what type of walls are in a home – flat or textured, papered or paneled or painted – they are going to get dirty. Fingerprints, dust, …

Cleaning

Best and Worst Grill Brushes

Grilling is a messy business. The mix of open flames and sugary barbecue sauce is a recipe for cooking grates covered in gunk. And since grates are …

BBQ

Alzheimer’s disease: why insulin is a new suspect

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug after safety issues emerged. This latest …

Dementia

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

10 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Depression

You feel like your world is closing in and all you want to do is retreat into your room. However, your children don’t realize that you have a mental …

Parenting

Pilates guru insists breathing correctly can help you get abs

What if we told you there was a simpler way to get killer abs and all it takes is breathing?<p>Yes, that’s right, it’s the fitness news you’ve been …

Workouts

How to Be Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety

When you don’t feel comfortable in social situations, it can be a lonely world.Take my youngest son. Despite his intelligence, kindness, and great …

Self-help

You'll Love Showing Off Your Sexy, Toned Arms After Doing These 40 Moves

Booty gains and a flat tummy are great and all, but don't forget about your arms! Strengthening your upper body will leave you feeling strong, confident, and sexy as hell. You don't need fancy equipment — many of these are bodyweight moves! Do them regularly and your right arm will be giving your …

Workouts

15 Funny Father’s Day 2018 Gift Ideas To Match Your Dad’s Jokes This June 17

If your dad was a prankster throughout your childhood, then Father's Day 2018 is the perfect time to return the favor by celebrating his sense of …

Parenting

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness