Jake Petrik

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Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection

The different gut bacteria in autistic individuals may be contributing to the disorder.<p>Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling. But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain.<p>This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of …

Opinion: Black Homophobia Emerges at USC Screening of 'Dear White People'

The other night I attended a screening of “Dear White People” at USC organized by USC’s own African-American Cinema Society and Black Student …

Should You Have Sex While Driving? An Examination

It's more common than you might think—but is it safe?<p>Road head: Is it worth it? Science now has the answer.<p>But before we get to that, let’s find out who’s doing it: In a first-of-its-kind study from the University of South Dakota, researchers found that about a third of college-aged men have …

Should You Get the HPV Vaccine?

If you’re in this age group, yes<p>It's not just for young women anymore: Men up to age 22 should get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center found that more than two-thirds of adults have …

These Burning Questions Prove Apple Still Has Some Explaining To Do

Apple revealed two new iPhone 6 models and the long-rumored Apple Watch wearable, and the company even paraded out U2 to announce a free album for all iTunes members.<p>But once the hype settled and the cheering died down, we were still left scratching our heads over several key details that Apple …

Cover Story: The Reinvention of Taylor Swift

So my brother comes home the other day,” Taylor Swift says, “and he goes, ‘Oh, my God – I just saw a guy walking down the street with a cat on his …

Sex and the City

RIP Click Wheel: Apple discontinues the iPod classic

Every time Apple holds one of its keynotes, we think to ourselves, "Maybe this is the year they'll kill off the iPod classic." Finally, after a years-long stay of execution, Apple's oldest living media player is going the way of the dodo. The company just reopened its online store after announcing …

The Quickest Way to Stop Sweating After a Workout

These tips will help you rejoin society drip-free after a hard training session<p>You don’t mind that your workout made you sweat buckets. That was the whole point, after all.<p>But the seemingly never-ending perspiration afterward is <i>super</i> annoying. No one wants to be the sticky guy on the bus, in the …

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Bottle KettleCharge Utilizes The Heat of Boiled Water to Charge Your Gadgets

We’ve heard about BioLite CampStove and BioLite BaseCamp Stove, now Biolite introduces <b>KettleCharge</b>. It’s an evolution of its thermoelectric …

Gear & Gadgets

iWash For Germ-free Hands

The unique thing about the iWash faucet is that it gives a visual representation of the bacteria and other germs present on our hands, which diminish …

5 Ways Sleeping Naked Can Benefit You

It appears that sleeping naked is not only sexy, but is also beneficial for one’s health. Here are five surprising (and scientifically confirmed) …

Sleep is More Important than Food

Let’s cut to the chase.<p>Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You’d probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But basically you’d be fine.<p>Now let’s say you deprive …

Lack of Sleep: What It Does to Your Brain

Behind the controls of the Metro-North train that derailed in New York earlier this week was a tired driver, according to new reports that engineer …

8 Scary Side Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

The immediate effects of skimping on sleep are obvious. You're groggy, unfocused, sluggish and dying for a nap (or a second cup of coffee). Then there are the sneakier signs you're overtired: You're overly emotional, starving and clumsier than usual. Most of the time, a solid night's sleep will …