Nancy Haughn

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Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Weird & Wild<p>Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the …

Chemistry

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. But that doesn't mean every decision you make has to be a bad one. And to help ensure that you at least have a smooth stay at your hotel, here are 16 decisions you should absolutely avoid.<p>By: Matt …

Your Genes Might Affect Your Credit Score

Your credit score isn't controlled by any one cause, but your genes may be a key factor.<p>There is the standard list of factors that influence your …

The Beagle Is Best in Show: Pictures

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Osama Bin Laden

Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 is “keep the memory alive”, and today we want to remember Annelies Marie Frank, better known as Anne Frank, who started her diary Diary of a Young Girl at the age of just 13, while hiding from the German occupation of Amsterdam during the second world war. …

Anne Frank

14 Things You Must Have In Your Home For The Holidays

Everyone has their traditions, but the holidays aren't complete without these designer must-haves.<p><b>1. Fresh Greenery and Flowers.</b> Garland, firs, branches, mistletoe, seasonal flowers—it adds life to your home. "I always have lots of Potted White Amaryllis and Paper Whites at the beginning of the …

Decorations

What's the Best Way to Tie a Scarf?

The foolproof way to keep your scarf on trend and in place<p>There are a million different ways to wrap your scarf. With so many options, it can be difficult to pick the one that’s right for you. The most important factor in the way you tie your scarf is that it stays in place once you’re done …

10 Enduring Fashion Myths You Have to Stop Believing

Toss out those giant waist-cinching belts—that's not the way to accentuate your curves.<p><b>1. MYTH: Certain clothes only look good if you are tall and skinny.<br>REALITY:</b> If something doesn't look good on you, 99 times out of 100 it's because the fit is off or because the style simply doesn't suit you. …