Katie Blackburn

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The 22 Things That Worked To Clear Up My Skin

When your skin isn't healthy, there's no way to hide it. I've struggled with acne breakouts since I was a teenager, and my complexion was a source of …

Wellness

Movement Is Bigger Than Fitness

In the grand scheme of things, your PRs and race times aren’t <i>that</i> important. There, I’ve said it. <b>Improving yourself is always something to be proud</b> …

8 Foods That Have More Iron than Beef

<i>by guest blogger</i> <i>Caroline Praderio</i><i>,</i> <i>food and nutrition writer for</i> Prevention <i>magazine and EatClean.com</i><p>So you got the memo that excessive red meat consumption is a disaster for the environment and your health, not to mention the animals, and that we should all eat less of it.<p>But isn't cutting down on …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

A new experiment reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s in mice in a single week

Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms and cognitive decline in mice, …

Dementia

North Korea Says It Successfully Conducted Hydrogen-Bomb Test

Hydrogen bomb is ‘self defensive’ step against U.S., North Korea says<p>SEOUL—North Korea said it successfully staged its first test of a more powerful form of nuclear weapon, expanding the U.S.’s foreign-policy challenges and highlighting the limits of China’s ability to rein in its volatile …

North Korea

Pluto’s Surface ​May Be Alive Thanks To Planetary Antifreeze

Could icy slush be driving the dwarf planet's geological activity?<p>After the New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past Pluto on July 14, scientists were stunned at what it sent back. Photos show the dwarf planet dotted with icy mountains and smooth plains of ice, suggesting the surface may be younger than …

12 healthy habits to get a better night's sleep, according to scientists

And our bodies might be suffering for it.<p>Whether it is because we're staying up late watching the latest show or lying awake in bed, unable to sleep, about 20% of Americans are sleep deprived, experts estimate.<p>Rather than suffer through the day feeling groggy, here are 12 science-backed habits that …

Sleep

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Middle East

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

How Biden will be in the upcoming Democratic debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton has one job in the upcoming CNN Democratic debate: She needs to convince Democrats that we don't need Joe Biden to enter the race to keep the White House. So, whether or not he shows up in Las Vegas on October 13, (CNN rules allow him to enter as late as the day of the …

Government

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

These Foods Might Be The Secret To A Happy Brain

Here's what the science says about how fermented foods can boost your mood.<p>The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria that affect not just our digestion, but also the way we think, feel and behave. Research increasingly suggests that gut bacteria imbalances may play a significant role in mental …

Wellness

A ‘Bacterial Condom’ Could Help Prevent HIV

New research shows that healthy vaginal bacterium could fend off the virus<p>The vaginal microbiome is complex and mysterious; the bacteria that make it up vary widely between women, and change over time. One of the vaginal microbiome’s functions, researchers have learned, is to stave off disease. But …

U.S. airstrikes back Afghan push to retake city from Taliban

Afghan troops backed by U.S. airstrikes massed Tuesday on the outskirts of a key northern city seized by the Taliban in the buildup for what is likely to be a long and difficult campaign to drive out the insurgents.<p>Despite the overnight U.S. bombing of Taliban positions, the militants extended …

The World’s Leaders at the UN: Pictures

Democrats

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Islam

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Our Lives, for Better or Worse

If you’ve been paying any attention to the media over the past year or so, you might get the impression that it’s only a matter of time before the …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying | Inc.com

Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and interfere with your ability to concentrate on ordinary tasks. Unfortunately, stopping those worries isn't easy--there's no "off switch" that can shut …

Mindfulness

Why We Can't Look For Life In The Waters Of Mars

Protecting alien sites from Earth contamination<p>Mars isn’t the dry wasteland it looks like. There’s water in them thar rocks, according to NASA. Just this morning, the space agency announced that the mysterious, dark streaks that show up on Mars during the spring and summertime are in all likelihood …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …