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His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Study Skills

Study: Women Need More Sleep Than Men

Crime

California's assisted suicide law offers new option for terminal patients

<b>Burbank —</b> Matt Fairchild, 46, is in near constant pain. Advanced melanoma has spread to his brain and bones. He takes 26 medications a day and rarely leaves his house except to go to doctors' appointments.<p>Fairchild, a retired army sergeant, refuses to say he is fighting a battle against cancer, …

Online Privacy

Six Feet Of Sea Level Rise By 2100 Could Impact 13.1 Million Americans

Rising waters<p>A rising tide might lift all boats, but rising sea levels could have a negative impact on millions of Americans. A study published today in <i>Nature Climate Change</i> found that if sea levels rise 6 feet by 2100, an estimated 13.1 million people would be impacted, losing the land they live …

Functional human hearts regenerated from skin cells

A team of researchers has used adult skin cells to regenerate functional human heart tissue, a major step forward in bioengineering organs.<p>The day that heart transplant patients no longer need to wait for a donor match just got a little closer. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have …

Stem Cells

How to Create Luminosity Masks for Better Retouching

When learning about retouching, selections and masks should be on top of the list along with curves and brushes. But each of these tools have so many …

An Introduction to Shooting with Adapted Lenses

If you have a lens of one mount and a camera with another, there’s a good chance that there’s an adapter out there that can help you pair the two. …

1.5 Hours of Retouching in Seven Minutes

The more time I spend shooting portraits and beauty work, the more I love retouching. There is something about spending hours in front of a computer …

Tutorials

How to Safeguard Your Camera Gear in the Trunk of Your Car

In a recent post about “How Camera Gear was stolen in 2015,” it was reported that 31% of gear theft victims had their gear stolen from their car. The …

San Diego

I Was 17 When My Boyfriend Sold Me for Sex

I went from being abused and hopeless to crafting a law to protect other child sex trafficking victims. This is my story, the story of Rachel's Law.<p>Growing up, I was an adventurous, fun-loving kid. I did well in school, was on the track, basketball, and swimming teams, and pretty popular. But after …

South Beach

22 Hearty Cold-Weather Slow-Cooker Recipes

Cooking

Naughty Hot Chocolate Is the Only Hot Chocolate You Should Be Drinking

Cheers.<p>I don't totally trust people who don't like boozy hot chocolate (unless, of course, you choose not to imbibe, in which case, more power to ya). But for the rest of us boozehounds, it doesn't get much better than sipping warm hot chocolate with a little bourbon, vodka, or rum...until you're …

A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood

<i>On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions</i><p>Look over the emotional states above and on a separate piece of paper write down any you've felt in the past 24 hours. If you felt some <i>really</i> strongly -- or for an extended period of time, not just a fleeting moment -- feel free to add one, …

Happiness

The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America

Why try to understand complicated things like demographics for the decline of your faith when you can blame gays and liberals for waging a ‘war on …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain
Pets

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a priority for everyone: One in …

Mental Health

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

Linguistics

Forget the Listicles: A Happy and Successful Relationship Depends On Just One Thing

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Nor do they keep a mantra of all the things the listicles tell them to do or not do.<p><b>Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention</b> …

Relationships

The 20 best fiction books of 2015

To compile the list, Goodreads' editors nominated titles frequently reviewed on the site, which were then voted on by readers.<p>This year's selections cover everything from immigration to disease to true tests of friendship.<p>Scroll to see the 20 fiction titles you need to add to your reading list …

Books

The little pink pill: US women finally get their own sex drive treatment

The regulator of prescription drugs in the United States has nearly approved the first treatment for lack of sexual desire in women.<p>The Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel backed flibanserin, made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, after a lengthy review. The advisors approved the little pink …

FDA

Climate change means days are getting longer, scientists find

Duration of day has lengthened by a millisecond over the past 100 years as water from shrinking glaciers slows Earth’s rotation and shifts position of poles<p>The impact of climate change may appear to be overwhelmingly negative but there is a bright spot for those who struggle to find enough time in …

Global Warming

In Defense of Flavored Whiskey: The Best Bottles to Try

A couple of weeks ago, I posed a simple question on my social media outlets and to a few personal contacts: "<b>Have any of you tried a good flavored craft whiskey</b> that I might not know about?" Here are a few of my favorite responses:<p><i>Finding a good craft whiskey is like trying to find the best-looking</i> …

Whiskey

Psychiatrist Who Examined Jared Fogle: Weight Loss from Subway Diet Caused 'Hypersexuality' that Led to Prostitutes

Three months before former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison for charges related to sex with …

*E. coli* Can Make Bendable Plastic For Use In Space

They could come in handy during longer manned missions<p>Tools are not easy to replace in space. Periodically, things like wrenches and mesh safety tethers aren’t prohibitively difficult to bring to the International Space Station, but in the future, longer manned missions mean that astronauts will …

E.coli

Ahmed Mohamed's Family Demands $15 Million After Clock Incident

An attorney for the family of teen clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed is demanding $15 million from Texas officials, along with an apology for how Mohamed was …

The White House

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Biology