Louise Parsley

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Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

Public health types are getting increasingly annoyed with people freaking out about Ebola in the United States, from governors to the general public. It's easy to see why; when I heard a swim coach was getting questions from parents worried that their children might get Ebola from the pool water, …

US states refuse to take incinerated Ebola waste

Fear - not science - blamed for leaving ashes in limbo a month after items belonging to Thomas Duncan were burned<p>It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where a Liberian man was staying before he was diagnosed with Ebola in September.<p>Workers in protective suits piled shoes, …

What We Don’t Know About Ebola

Since its emergence in 1976, Ebola has been largely viewed as a remote threat, a sporadic problem of the developing world. There are fewer than half a dozen facilities in the United States equipped to safely study the virulent pathogen—and we are one of the disease’s most active investigators. In …

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

<i>By Nathan Collins</i><p>Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as four in a thousand people in the United States -- perhaps more. Despite that, there's been slow progress in understanding the disease, and researchers still aren't exactly sure what causes it. Now, a small new study hints that subtle …

The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School

Hindsight is always 20/20 – which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

The Best Wildlife Photography Of 2014

Every year, London’s Natural History Museum and the BBC team up to wade through tens of thousands of the very best images of the natural world in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Last week, American photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols was awarded the top prize for a dramatic …

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

3 Factors to Think About When Composing Your Photos

The way you frame a photo is an important part of the composition. There are several key decisions to make when composing your photos: What to …

Digital Photography

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

11 Things That Make You GREAT in Bed

Consider this your better-sex boot camp

Here's Another Reason to Try the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet, high in vegetables, nuts and healthy fats like olive oil, has once again proven itself worthy of our plates.<p>People who …

18 Things You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self About Sex

Consider this sex ed from the school of life.<p>If we could go back in time, there are a lot of things we'd do differently. Namely, put big money on George Clooney getting remarried, buy fall boots when they were on sale last spring, and change many, <i>many</i> things about the sexual experiences of years …

The Most Amazing Veggie Dishes EVER

Even better? You can make them at home.<p>If you've ever been to one of Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurants—or made one of his recipes—then you know: The man is basically a vegetable whisperer. The chef, who's based in the U.K., has an uncanny ability to take normal foods like zucchini and carrots and turn …

Alcohol calorie content: Labels needed, say doctors

<b>Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.</b><p>The doctors warn a large glass of wine can contain around 200 calories - the same as a doughnut.<p>Yet the Royal Society for Public Health says the vast majority of people are blissfully …

Nutrition

The 13 Biggest Fitness Myths

Clear up these common misconceptions ASAP for a more effective workout

11 Tips to Make Running Easier

Not to mention, you’ll be able to run faster and farther than ever before.<p>No one heads out on a run thinking, “I want this to feel as hard as possible.” Nuh-uh. We want it to feel good. We want it to feel less difficult than before. And it will if you try out these 11 simple-to-follow running</b> …

10 Annoying Food Trends That Need To End Now, Immediately, Pronto

When it comes to food, we are <i>not</i> hard to please. Ask anyone. We will pretty much eat anything that comes within a few yards of our mouths.<p>So, when we say that we’re no longer hungry for a certain food trend, you know there’s a big, big problem. We partnered with Mucinex®, the brand that's all about …