Maria Grene

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The Surprisingly Humanlike Ways Animals Feel Pain

A hurt rabbit pins back its ears and narrows its eyes—part of a "grimace scale" that tells us how animals feel discomfort.<p>Don't tell someone who just stapled a string of Christmas lights to their hand, but pain can be a good thing.<p>Pain is a messenger: It tells us that there's a problem and that we …

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

Education

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

• Thanksgiving• <b><br>Vegan Thanksgiving Menu</b><p>Skipping out on animal products doesn't mean skimping on comforting, carb-y dishes—it actually means you can focus on bolder flavors brimming with spice and explore textures beyond the usual seven kinds of creamy. Give this menu a peek and tell us you're not …

Scientists Take Big Step Toward Being Able To Repair Brain Injuries

They’ve successfully completed a neuron transplant in mice.<p>Scientists have long been working toward a day when a traumatic injury or stroke doesn’t cause brain cells to be permanently lost.<p>Executing this extremely difficult task would involve figuring out how to transplant new neurons into brain …

How I Decreased My Weekly Office Hours From 40-plus to Less Than 8

Can a CEO work eight hours a week? Yes, and here's one who did it.<p>Guest Writer<p>Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You sit down at your desk ready to destroy your workday. You brew a pot of coffee, break out your calendar and …

Productivity

To The Mom Who Doesn't Love The Teen Years

Every age and phase of childhood comes with its own set of difficulties. You sleepwalk through the newborn stage, you stumble through infancy, you …

Parenting

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …

How The Simple Act Of Paying More Attention Compensates For An Aging Brain

As we get older, our brains gets slower at certain tasks–but that just means we need to work smarter.<p>Our brains might slow down as we age, but we compensate for it by paying more attention to what we do. A new study from the Ruhr University in Germany shows how the clever tricks our brains use to …

Exceptional Parents Never Say These 10 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Choose your words wisely--your kids are listening.<p>Psychologists know for a fact that childhood plays an important role in shaping one's personality in adolescence and even adulthood. Most parents attest to the difficulty of raising children, and do their best to instill noble values into their …

Parenting

This Is What Happens to Your Skin on a Run

The benefits of running seem to be endless: It can cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, tone your body, help you slim down, boost your mood…should we go on? But have you ever returned from a sweaty, heart-thumping workout and wondered: What's happening to my face while I'm working on my …

Skin Care

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From Amped-Up Cat Eyes to Wet Hair, Here Are the Hottest VMAs' Beauty Trends

Going into Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, we knew it’d be a big night for beauty. In the past, celebs have used the VMAs as an opportunity to …

How To Grow This Cutest Fruit On Earth

7 Science-Backed Ways to Curb Food Cravings

We won't sugarcoat it: Willpower is definitely a prerequisite if you're aiming to shed a few pounds—or, you know, if it's 4 p.m., you've hit a wall …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs. Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with …

Spironolactone Or Accutane: Which One Is Right For You?

If you have painful cystic acne or stubborn hormonal flares, you know the struggle to find the right treatment. It’s a bit like the search for a …

Skin Care

Quirky Ceramic Face Pots Are Given a Wild Hairdo When You Add a Plant

Artist Jennifer Hinkle creates a small, colorful world out of charming ceramic planters. Through her shop Hinkleville, she sells her handcrafted pots that are adorned with glossy glazes and sweet, tiny faces. Each of Hinkle’s creations feature the same sort of expression—a stylized depiction of …

20 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Yes, for real.<p>First thing's first: No, you can't get ripped overnight (no matter what that Instagram ad says.) But even though muscles aren't built in a day, that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give you instant definition. See, by performing certain moves—think, three to five sets of eight to …

Scandinavians’ untranslatable word for winter coziness might explain why they’re the happiest people on Earth

If you think those living in the American northeast have it bad, then spare a thought for the people of Scandinavia. Winter in these countries is …

This Mad Genius Built His Own ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber And It Runs On Alcohol

From the genius who built a Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, comes a real-life lightsaber, blue light and all, that’s essentially a flamethrower that runs on–you guessed it–alcohol.<p>The video above introduces Allen Pan lighting a cigarette using the lightsaber, so you just know that this …

What Causes Blind Pimples (And How to Get Rid of Them!)

Certain types of acne, like blackheads and pimples, are easy to spot. Then there are those small, swollen bumps that aren’t quite as noticeable, but …

The 11 Etsy Beauty Shops You Need to Know

You know Etsy is the go-to place to go for under-the-radar jewelry designers, handcrafted housewares, and more eco-chic yoga mats than you can shake an asana at, but did you know that it's also home to some of the coolest beauty brands you haven't heard of yet? It's a mecca for natural and …

Skin Care

15 Vegan, Cruelty-Free Foundations for Every Skin Tone

January 15, 2016 | Written by<p>As hard as it is to believe, cruel, archaic experiments on animals for cosmetics continue, even though non-animal tests …

Animal Rights

Are My Elbows Fat? Why Eating Disorders Should Matter to You.

With the New Year upon us we start to think about weight and issues with our bodyAccording to the Nation Eating Disorder Association, eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and about 10-15% of people in American struggle with eating disorders. …

'Fresh Fitness Food' Meal Plan Boosted My Energy And Helped Me Quit Sugar Binges Once And For All

Eight weeks ago I was a slave to sugar.<p>I'd crave cereal with a large squirt of honey on top for breakfast, then would reach for the biscuit tin …

Fitness

How to Eat Healthy on a Low Budget

When it comes to healthy eating, it often means a serious dent in your bank account. From the daily $10+ cold-pressed juices to the $500+ week-long detox meal plan, staying slim on a budget is harder than it sounds. Here, 6 food tips to stay healthy and save money.<p><b>1) Buy the Basics:</b> Grocery …

Taco Cleanse: Does It Work? One PEOPLE Staffer's Brave Journey - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>What Is It:</b> The Taco Cleanse, a tortilla-based wellness plan that involves eating tacos for every meal<p><b>Who Tried It:</b> Maria Yagoda, Features …

Chia seeds: The anti-inflammatory superfood

When it comes to mainstream foods and beverages, chia seeds are a relatively new ingredient in the marketplace. I was introduced to chia seeds a few years ago, but didn't become a fan until I started soaking them in liquid and using them in other ways, such as egg substitutes when baking.<p>Since …