Rachelle Tinsley

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The dark side of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books – and yet children around the world adore them. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>Once upon a time a small orphan was packed off to live with his aunts. They were a sadistic pair, these sisters, and rather than …

Books

Scientists Recreated One of Our Deadliest Plagues to Understand Its Evolution

The bacterium behind the Black Death and Justinian's Plague comes back to life.<p>The bacterium behind the infamous Black Death plague recently resurfaced: Last year, a small outbreak killed several people in Colorado, and a larger pandemic on the island nation of Madagascar claimed the lives of at …

Environmental Health

6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. — the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with mental health issues.<p>As we've reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may …

Mental Health

Cat patios, aka Catios, are the latest home trend — here's how to get one

Want to make your cat one of the happiest on the block? Consider building them a catio!<p>A trend is sweeping the feline living scene, and if you want your cat to be one of the happiest on the block, you may be in for a minor home-renovation project. Say hello to the catio, aka, a cat patio.<p>According …

Pets

4 Tools For Lowering Anxiety In Any Situation So You Can Perform Better

Whether it’s in response to an upcoming presentation, interview, round of layoffs, new position, or networking meeting, anxiety is an emotion we encounter repeatedly throughout our careers (and…lives). It’s not a comfortable experience, and it’s not meant to be. Anxiety is an evolutionarily …

Self-help

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Alzheimer's Disease

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

<i>Part One in an NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.</i><p>You might call it a silent epidemic.<p>Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.<p>So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues …

Mental Health

For the First Time, Ancient Egyptian Texts Available in Rare English Translations

While the ancient texts of Roman and Greek authors are still well-known and read today, few outside of those who study Egyptology have ever read the …

Terry Wogan

This AI software can tell if you're at risk from cancer before symptoms appear

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with one in eight women receiving the terrifying diagnosis in their lifetime.<p>But researchers have …

Cancer

20 Tips That Will Actually Help You Start Running

(And people who aspire to be runners.)

The truth about superfoods

How hipster is seaweed? Are avocados actually a disaster for the environment? Do goji berries really make you live for ever? We examine the evidence<p>Few lies can be told in one word, but “superfood” manages it. It is such an appealing idea: that some foods are healthy, some unhealthy and some …

Nutrition

Anthropocene: What is the next epoch and has Planet Earth entered it?

What is the Anthropocene?<p>It is a period of geological time that some scientists believe should be formally declared because of the extraordinary …

Climate Change

6 Health Benefits Of Adding Just 1,000 Extra Steps A Day

And it's easier to do than you think.<p>You've probably heard that logging 10,000 steps daily can help you control your weight and keep you healthy. But …

Bestsellers

15 Incredible Facts About Dogs

Advertisement<p>We know you love dogs, otherwise you wouldn’t have found yourself on this page. But there are so many fascinating facts about dogs it …

New York City

If You Have This Plant In Your House, You Will Never See Mice, Spiders And Other Insects Again!

<i>Insects are the most numerous species on Earth. In fact, there are over 200 million insects living on our planet right now. They are arthropods whose</i> …

Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

<i>This blackberry ice cream recipe is so exquisite it’s making folks say “This recipe is a 10.” and “Perfect.” and “Gloriously smooth.” and “Very</i> …

Ice Cream

Herb Biscuits Recipe

"This is a great recipe for showers, luncheons, or other parties. It can be easily doubled or tripled."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (12 ounce) package refrigerated …

Biscuits

Carbohydrates in Your Diet

Carbohydrates are a component of food that supplies energy (calories) to the body. Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients, along with …

No-Bake Cheesecake With Almond Flour Crust Recipe

In all fairness, this easy no-bake cheesecake recipe is made with an almond flour crust that requires about 10 minutes in the oven. But, after that, …

Dessert

Here Is the Most Popular Book from the Year You Were Born

How many have you read?<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got its page one.

5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Handle Stress and Anxiety

Here's a hint: Find a way to release your emotions.<p>Do you have anxious thoughts, fears, and worries that invade your space daily?<p>Anxiety is often the result of fears that you may have about uncertain situations, places, and even people in your life (like your boss!). Even worse, you may be working …

Self-help

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Books

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This Striped And Spotted Cat's Fur Is Mesmerizing The Internet

People can’t get enough of a cat in Kortenberg, Belgium, whose gorgeous fur has helped launched him to internet superstardom.<p>Thor is definitely beautiful, but it may be better to look at him rather than be inspired to own a Bengal cat of your own.<p>Members of the breed are very active, and need a lot …

Pets

The Strength Training Workout Every Runner Needs

By Mallory Creveling for Life by Daily Burn<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>Kicking off a new running routine -- whether you're chasing your first or fifth finish line -- can sometimes feel downright <i>hard</i>. But tacking on more and more training runs won't necessarily make those miles breeze by. There's another way to …

Workouts

200+ Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

It's tough staying healthy when you're eating the same boring bowl of oatmeal or lifeless salad day after day. Add a little much-needed pizzazz to …

Healthy Eating

How to Read Nutrition Labels

If you’re trying to eat healthfully, the nutrition label becomes a must-use tool for making better food choices. Once you learn to quickly scan the …

Nutrition