Maria Mercado

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Hormone Levels Likely Influence A Woman's Risk Of Alzheimer's, But How?

There's new evidence that a woman's levels of female sex hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, can influence her risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.<p>Women are less likely to develop dementia later in life if they begin to menstruate earlier, go through menopause later, and have …

Dementia

8 Quick Activities to Do in Atlanta with the Kids

Here are the highlights for a quick stop in Atlanta, GA.

Travel

Best Train Journeys in Spain

Spain's varied terrain makes it a prime location for interesting train journeys. These are some of our favorite train journeys in Spain.<p>Spain's best …

Trains

Keep Your Belly Flat With These 10 Bloat-Fighting Foods

If you're gearing up to spend a day in a bikini or just want to have a flatter stomach, the foods you eat can have a big impact on your stomach. Some foods, such as carbonated beverages, cruciferous veggies, and artificial sweeteners, are known to make your belly bloat.<p>Luckily, there are some foods …

Does microgravity effect menstruation?

PMS on the ISS is nothing an astronaut can't handle.<p>Microgravity, such as that experienced on the International Space Station, has no effect on the …

25 Healthy Foods to Eat at Night

Does this sound familiar? It's 9 p.m., dinner is a distant memory, and your stomach starts to grumble. You begrudgingly make your way to bed and go to sleep hungry because you've heard over and over that eating after dinner is a no-no.<p>Contrary to this outdated advice, certain foods can actually …

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Streaming service Netflix is undoubtedly hugely popular already - thanks to the range of both TV programmes and films it offers.<p>But there is actually …

Entertainment

Download this: Google's Grasshopper aims to make coding as easy as a game

Ever wanted to learn to code, but didn't know where to start? Google's new app wants to help.<p>This week the company launched Grasshopper, an app that …

Apps

80 New Genes Identified in Hunt for Depression's DNA Roots

This is compelling evidence that depression is a real illness.<p>Depression affects approximately 322 million people worldwide, making it the largest …

Omar Allibhoy’s recipe for cauliflower with garlic, vinegar and capers

This cauliflower dish is one I often cook at home: it is simple, light, fresh and full of flavour – the Spanish version of a Chinese stir-fry. My cooking is inspired by growing up in Spain; I learned how to make this dish at my aunt’s house in Madrid. I’m looking at putting it on the spring menu in …

Recipes

Fake News About Health You Need to Stop Believing

Low-fat diets are good for your heart, and other dangerous lies that can hurt you.<p>I met Luke at a professional conference. I'm a public health and behavioral science expert; Luke's a statistician for a hospital system in New York City. I thought he was brilliant — two Ivy League degrees, decades of …

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

The Brain

Sides Can Be Stars, Too: 18 Grilled Vegetable Recipes for Memorial Day

Burgers, steaks, and chicken are all well and good, but it's probably not a great idea to just serve meat on Memorial Day; throwing some veggies into the mix will round out the meal and keep things a little healthier. And even if meat is your focus, the vegetables shouldn't be an afterthought. …

Cooking

10 Ways to Turn a Can of Tuna into a Meal

Filling out two slices of sandwich bread is just the start of what a can of tuna has the ability to do. Keep a few cans tucked away in your pantry …

Healthy Eating

Five Places to Go in Prague

SURFACING<p>Prague’s Veverkova Street, once a humdrum side street, has evolved into a go-to area for design savvy locals and visitors alike. Located in the city’s happening Letna district, just east of Prague Castle, this now impossibly hip street is a prime spot for people watching and whiling away …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Behold: The Best Acne Face Wash for Your Exact Skin Type

Because we are officially done with breakouts, okay?<p>Uh, acne sucks. And annoyingly, there's no one-size-fits-all acne product that magically cures you overnight, because every skin type is different, and what works for your oily skin may destroy your friend's ultra-dry skin. So to help you get rid …

8 Prettiest National Parks to Visit in America This Spring

If you're feeling stir crazy, we totally get it. Winter can be long in the majority of states, and often void of anything even remotely cool to do. …

Can A Dairy-Free Diet Really Improve Your Skin? We Asked Dermatologists

Plus advice on how to go dairy-free healthily.<p>It’s long been believed that a dairy-free diet could work wonders for skin and general health.<p>Vogue …

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Wellness

Lab notes: It's life, Jim, but not as we know it

This week’s biggest stories<p>Things took a turn for the mythological this week with the creation of a human-pig hybrid, or chimera. It marks the first time that embryos combining two large, distantly-related species have been produced and is a big step towards being able to generate human hearts, …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while surrounded by a …

Dining Rooms

9 Low-Carb One-Pan Recipes Under 400 Calories

Healthy Eating

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

8 Snacking Tips For Weight Loss

Snacking for weight loss is a thing, as counterintuitive as that sounds. Eating more often to lose weight? Yup, it can work. "People trying to lose …

Weight Loss

10 DIY Christmas gifts you can finish before the holidays

Holiday shopping is truly, deeply a drag when you're broke and clueless as to what your cousin/boss/whoever really wants.<p>Instead of visiting five …

32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Fundamentals Of Computer Science, Explained Through Sand

Once you understand what this machine is doing, you’ll understand many of modern computer science’s fundamentals.<p>Scattering grains of sand across a stone is one of the oldest and most primitive computing methods there is. Called geomancy, it is a divination technique that has been used for over a …

Things you Need to Know Before Road-Tripping Round Iceland

Picture one of those TV documentaries where the camera pans across deserted icy tundra... and you have Iceland! The unparalleled natural scenery makes it the perfect place to take a road trip like no other.<p>Driving in a strange country in wintery conditions can be daunting. You could take a tour, …