Nick Brandenstein

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Canoe Found After Hurricane Irma Eyed As Piece Of Florida History

The dugout canoe is believed to have surfaced from the bottom of the Indian River, along Florida's east coast.<p>Hurricane Irma left a lot of destruction in its wake, but it may have also unearthed a piece of history.<p>A wooden canoe that scientists say could be hundreds of years old has reportedly …

Florida

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

Why you need a bird house (or two) in your garden – and which ones to buy

According to the British Trust for Ornithology, natural nesting sites for birds are on the decline across the country. As more people begin to tidy their gardens and repair old buildings, previous nesting sites for birds such as holes in trees and nooks in old buildings are being destroyed.<p>Birds …

Trump’s EPA Budget Plan: Slash Research and Go Easy on Polluters

The Trump Administration released its draft budget outline last week and the document confirmed what the environmental community has been fretting over since January 20: the EPA is in for a walloping.<p>The proposed cuts, which would slash the agency’s budget by 31 percent across the board and …

Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Headed For Bigger Tests

Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.<p>The drug is nilotinib, which is approved to treat a form of leukemia.<p>In late 2015, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center found that small doses of the drug appeared to help a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Rare 'Super Bloom' Brightens Up Deserts in California

Each spring, wildflowers illuminate the harsh scenery of Southern California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This year, the brief burst of life is …

On Having a Baby and a Heart Attack: Why You Might Be at Risk for This Life-Threatening Disease

Maria Moore was a young, healthy new mom...and that's what almost killed her.<p>I had just turned 36 when it happened. Two weeks after giving birth to my second child, a beautiful baby girl named Aurora, my husband and I were leaving a check-up with her pediatrician when I suddenly started to …

Motherhood

Can Essential Oils Act As Pain Relievers?

If medications aren't easing your pain, you might be interested in finding alternative remedies for relief. Essential oils may be one natural way to …

The Trump administration is doing everything it can to keep a huge climate lawsuit from going to trial

The plaintiffs in the case are 21 kids who now range in age from 9 to 20. They argue that the federal government is violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property by failing to prevent climate change despite long-held knowledge of its dangerous consequences.<p>In November 2016, a …

A Title Is Like a Magnet

I think a title is like a magnet. It begins to draw these scraps of experience or conversation or memory to it. Eventually, it collects a book.LOUISE …

5 Solutions to Teaching Students Writing

When I think about punishments for students, one of the first images that pops into my head is of Bart Simpson writing on the blackboard over and …

Writing isn't a walk in the park - 7 things you'll need or learn to become a writer.

When you start writing a book, you quickly realize that writing is only a tip of the iceberg. Writing a book means you are not only a creative …

Are your Stories Plot or Character Driven?

Plot and Character: Russel Crow as Maximus in GladiatorStudents of writing often ask how character relates to <b>plot</b>. Which is more important, or at …

Why Dentistry Is Separate From Medicine

The divide sometimes has devastating consequences.<p>Doctors are doctors, and dentists are dentists, and never the twain shall meet. Whether you have health insurance is one thing, whether you have dental insurance is another. Your doctor doesn’t ask you if you’re flossing, and your dentist doesn’t …

The Truth About Cancer Fighting Foods | goop

Over half the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, the newest studies tell us. While many factors contribute to …

A New Technique Makes It Possible to Regrow Bones

by Karla Lant March 9, 2017 Health & Medicine 14809<p>Combining New Technologies<p>A research team from Northwestern University and the University of …

Drug tag team clobbers antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Penicillin has been around since 1928, which means the bugs it's meant to fight have had almost 100 years to develop strategies to survive its …

Myths about kidney disease you need to stop believing

An expert filters the fact from the fiction<p>Our kidneys are incredibly important – they filter our blood to make urine and remove waste from our …

Diabetes

Minimally invasive heart surgery

Overview<p>Robot-assisted heart surgery<p>Minimally invasive heart surgery<p>In minimally invasive heart surgery, heart (cardiac) surgeons perform heart …

A growing threat could kill 10 million people a year by 2050

Most of us have encountered an antibiotic at some point in our lives — to treat an ear infection, combat a round of strep throat, or treat a pesky cough.<p>But, as antibiotic resistance continues to be a growing problem around the world, it's often hard to make the connection between drug-resistant …

Alzheimer's could be caused by excess sugar: new study finds 'molecular link'

People who eat diets high in sugar could be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.<p>For the first time, scientists have established a "tipping point" link between blood sugar glucose and the degenerative neurological condition.<p>Researchers from the University of Bath found …

Unlocking the healing secrets of Komodo dragon blood

Downing a vial of Komodo dragon blood to fight a bacterial infection might sound like something prescribed by a meister on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but new …

10 Surprising Things That Are Tanking Your Heart

Even if you hit the gym regularly and stub out the smokes, your ticker still might be a time bomb<p>You don’t smoke. You hit the gym regularly, and even eat a vegetable or two at most meals. But even if you’re generally in good health, you still could be doing some seemingly innocent things every day …

5 beliefs that held me back when I first started freelance writing

1. Writing is a solitary process.<p>Though we commonly see writing as a lonely pursuit meant for introverts, it would be a mistake to undervalue how …

5 foods that will lead to better sleep

Erik Madigan Heck for Harper's Bazaar<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Do you find it hard to drift off to sleep at the end of a long, busy day …

A new study shows that just walking can help keep people out of the hospital

In my practice as a GP, I have been impressed by a few energetic and active 80 year olds who remain in good health while many their age have succumbed to various chronic diseases. So in 2005, when the University of Newcastle established a large community based health study of people aged 55 to 80, …

Exactly how much coffee is too much coffee

Can you drink too much coffee?<p>Many of us do not feel human without our daily coffee fix and indeed the energy inducing effects of caffeine can be the difference between surviving and thriving on a daily basis.<p>Although there are some benefits associated with consuming moderate amounts of caffeine, …

How Showering at Night Helps You Sleep

A hot morning shower can wake you up and even boost creativity, according to some research. But if you want to improve your sleep, showering at night …

Funny, Creative Scenes Made With Foods, Everyday Objects And Miniature Figurines

<b>Japanese artist</b> Tatsuya Tanaka has been creating tiny dioramas every day since 2011.<p><b>What initially began</b> as a means of photographing his collection …

What color are these squiggly shapes?

The watercolor illusion takes advantage of how our brains perceive shapes and colors<p>When you glance at the four rippled rectangles in front of you, do the spaces inside look light blue? They’re not. They’re white. Try blocking out the wavy sides of each shape with the edges of two pieces of paper, …