Michaela Marie Giordano

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NASA is Preparing the World for Extraterrestrial Contact

A couple of months ago top US astronomers gathered in front of congress to let them know that extraterrestrial life exists without …

Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia

Pharmaceutical companies have more power than ever, and the American people are paying the price—too often with our lives.<p>By now you have probably …

The search for the perfect vagina: Why labiaplasty is suddenly booming

Internet pornography has forever changed the way we look at the female anatomy, and plastic surgeons are cashing in<p>Throughout the Western world, for much of human history, women’s vaginas have been uber-reliable life partners: timeless companions that, as with all things in nature, wrinkled and …

Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, …

6 Ways to Boost Your IQ

Is your brain feeling sluggish? Try one of these scientifically-proven techniques to stimulate your grey matter

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Mental Health Awareness the Goal of the University of Michigan's Athletes Connected

It was after a football practice one day that Will Heininger first let anyone know he was depressed.<p>His interaction with a team athletic trainer that …

What Makes A "SuperAger"?

Don’t we all want to be superagers? These are the folks identified in studies as having exceptionally sharp memories in their 80s and 90s. Researchers are looking at them, trying to figure out what makes them retain bigger brain size, with accompanying attention and thinking abilities greater than …

A Very Good Google Doc App for Helping Students with Their Learning

February 21, 2015 <i><br>Texthelp Study Skills</i> is a very good Google Doc add-on. Students can use it to help them with their studies. It allows them to …

Education Technology

7 Reasons You're Tired All The Time

Ever ask yourself, "Why am I so tired?" Here's what to look out for.<p>Feeling tired all the time? Well, you're far from alone. Two out of every five Americans report feeling tired most of the week, and research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 1 in 3 adults fails to get …

Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't

People who tend to remember their dreams also respond more strongly than others to hearing their name when they're awake, new research …

The Brain

Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

Jupiter's icy moon is a candidate for harboring alien life—but would we know life if we found it?<p>Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is Earth just one of many inhabited worlds? These are some of the most fascinating questions facing humanity, and soon, thanks to a 2016 federal budget allocation …

5 Signs He's Falling In Love With You

Women’s Health's Guy Next Door tips you off to the dead giveaways<p>Men aren't always the best at expressing our emotions. It's not that we <i>can't</i> talk about our feelings—we just don't even stop to think about them very often. Emotion, especially the lovey-dovey stuff, is kind of like elevator music to …

Diabetes and Depression Predict Dementia Risk in People with MCI

<b>People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression,</b> …

Dementia

CBT Therapy for SCHIZOPHRENIA, ABCT

<b>What Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?</b><p>Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy are types of treatment that are based firmly on research findings. …

What Does It Really Mean to Follow Jesus?

Four out of five Americans claim to be Christians. That's more than a quarter billion people in the United states alone who claim, in one way or another, to follow Jesus. But what does that really mean?<p>Is it more like a one-and-done deal, like lifetime membership in a club? Is it the default …

Top 5 Hidden Causes of Depression

Last year, I was seeing four different doctors: a psychiatrist for my mood disorder; an endocrinologist for my pituitary tumor and thyroid issues; a …

Do What You Want To: This Doctor’s Advice for Living

Dr. John Kitchin traded a lucrative career as a neurologist for the chance to pursue a lifelong passion: rollerblading. Every day Kitchin skates along San Diego’s Pacific Beach boardwalk practicing his unorthodox form of meditation. His unique style of skating has earned him the nickname "Slomo." …

A Guide to 2015’s Hip-Hop Music Festivals - XXL

kendrick-lamar-festivals-getty<p>Winter is coming to an end (we hope at least) and that means that festival season is almost here. Last year almost …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Borderline Personality Disorder: New Perspectives on a Stigmatizing and Overused Diagnosis

<i>In this post, Jacqueline Gunn and Brent Potter present their recent book Borderline Personality Disorder: New Perspectives on a Stigmatizing and</i> …

Eating Healthy Is A Mental Disorder, Scientists Say

These days, it seems that everyone has that one friend who brings their own organic, gluten free, vegan health food alternatives to the family …

Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body

Ask anybody — stress is bad news. The negative view of stress has been expressed so consistently that the concept is now built into our vernacular, …

Hiking Trail

The 10 Habits of Highly Gorgeous Hair

The 10 Prettiest Hair and Makeup Styles You Can Wear, According to Guys

We know guys can have varying opinions about the hairstyles and makeup we try—when they notice, that is. And most of the time, we don't really care whether they understand our...

6 Moisturizing Hair Mask

Knit hats, dry heat, and bitterly cold temperatures all conspire to ruin your hair. I swear by a good hair mask and use one religiously (my go-to is this one by Living Proof) once a week or more. But I've tried a ton of others over the past few weeks and was pleasantly surprised by them all. Let's …

2 Celebrity Ponytails So Perky You Might Not Want to View Them This Early in the Day

These two celebrity ponytails are so perky they remind me of when I was a teenager and my mom would come into my room in the morning, flip open the blinds, and chirp "It's time to get up!" Only the ponytails don't make me hide under the covers seething with rage.<p>Here's Eva Longoria at a gala in …

The Winning Appeal of a Red Carpet Bob: 14 Extraordinary Oscar Night Looks

Regardless of which stars take home an Oscar this Sunday, we’d venture to say that the night’s most winning hairstyle is destined to be a bob. Four of this year's Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress nominees—<b>Marion Cotillard, Rosamund Pike, Emma Stone,</b> and <b>Patricia Arquette</b>—have some variation …

Marc Jacobs Declares the No-Makeup Makeup Trend Over

Tonight, Marc Jacobs ended New York Fashion Week with a bang, a bun, and one heck of an amazing burgundy lip. In a striking departure from last season's bare-faced beauty look, for fall, the designer dreamed up an eccentric yet elegant beauty look with hairstylist Guido and makeup artist François …

Hair