Michelle Elizabeth Barnett

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Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

3 germs are urgent threats to USA's health, CDC says

It's not too late to curb infections and save effective antibiotics, CDC chief says.<p>The overuse of antibiotics has caused three kinds of bacteria — one that causes life-threatening diarrhea, one that causes bloodstream infections and one that transmits sexually — to become urgent threats to human …

2 Million Americans Annually Get Infections That Antibiotics Can't Cure

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sums up the scene for bacterial infections that should be curable with antibiotics—but aren't.<p>More than two million Americans get sick every year with infections that defy modern antibiotics. At least 23,000 Americans die each year. Such …

Confidence...The Road to Beauty

Confidence is the secret weapon a woman can use to overcome any challenge she faces in her day-to-day life. As Nina Garcia wrote, "Confidence is the one thing that can instantly turn the volume up on a woman's beauty." Limitations encourage creativity and creativity emboldens a woman to explore the …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Reflecting on mirror neurons

The discovery of mirror neurons has been touted as one of the most important of modern neuroscience, but what exactly are these cells, and should you believe the hype?<p><i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most</i> …

Positive Thinking, Seriously

<i>The power of positive thinking</i>. It is a phrase first popularized in 1952 in the title of the mega-selling book by the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale. While outwardly a conservative Dutch Reform minister, Peale drew upon a metaphysical tradition with powerful and deep roots in America. Peale's concept of …

10 Easy DIY Dorm Decor Ideas

With fall move-in day just around the corner, we at HC are looking forward to yet another year of dorm life! Sure, the showers might become scalding hot when someone flushes the toilet, but college is the only time when you get to live in the same building with all of your friends, and that makes …

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Dining in D.C.: Some of the Best Foodie Spots in the City

Although it's probably best known for its politics, Washington, D.C. is also a strong culinary center bursting with fantastic restaurants and chefs that even the pickiest foodies would boast about. No matter what your neighborhood or budget, there are plenty of restaurants in D.C. whose menus would …

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Week 3 of the Mongol Diaries in Pictures - Road Trip Through Russia

Shout out to my teammates: Tian Feng (farewell!), Forrest Funnell, Meg He (welcome!), Leo Markel, and Ed Preuss<p>Thinking back to Day 1 of our supposed 10,000 mile road trip, when our vehicle - good ol' Betsy - unexpectedly broke down, we had to toy with myriad possibilities of how we could make it …

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Fitness Getaways: What to Expect

By noon, I had been to a stretch class, learned how to salsa, consumed a carrot, cucumber, and beetroot juice, and been drizzled in oils by an …

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Why JetBlue does not need first class

JetBlue recently announced a seemingly minor change to its service—it is adding first class cabins on transcontinental flights. This will almost certainly add profit margin in the short run and increase options for customers. A “win-win,” to quote JetBlue CEO Dave Barger. But in the long run, we …

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A Guide To The Best Facial Scrubs For Scrubbing Grossness Out Of Your Skin

For most people, getting the grime, dirt and god knows what else out of their skin involves washing their face with a bar of soap. Even though we've met women with seemingly flawless complexions who swear by this bar soap method, we know that it takes way more than a few bubbles to really …