Rebecca Withers

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Acid Rain: Causes, Effects and Solutions

Acid rain, or acid deposition, is a broad term that includes any form of precipitation that contains acidic components, such as sulfuric acid or …

This incredible woman encouraged 100,000 people to join her in ending period product waste

Have you heard of Fatberg? If you haven't, Google it. Or don't, depending on how squeamish you are and whether or not you've recently eaten. Fatberg …

Menstruation

Joseph Lister and the grim reality of Victorian surgery

Anyone who went under the knife in the Victorian era knew there was more chance of meeting a grisly end than survival, but in her new book, Lindsey …

Medicine

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness

9 foods you should pig out on

If you are getting a little sick of hearing the words “portion control” as part of the mantra of healthy living, it is time to rejoice. For here, …

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Superfoods

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

Food Stall Serves Up A Social Experiment: White Customers Asked To Pay More

Can a $12 lunch change the way people think about racial wealth disparity in America? How about a $30 lunch? That's the premise behind a social experiment playing out in a New Orleans food stall.<p>Chef Tunde Way opened his pop-up stall in the city's Roux Carre venue in early February. The listed …

Race & Ethnicity

Coca-Cola breaks 130-year-old tradition with first alcoholic drink

With its iconic red label and secret recipe, it’s been one of the world’s most famous soft drinks for more than a century. Now, however, Coca-Cola is on the brink of a new chapter – with plans to launch its first alcoholic drink.<p>The company is currently experimenting with the creation of a popular …

First plastic-free aisle is an example for other supermarkets to follow | Letters

There is no logic in wrapping perishable food in indestructible plastic, say campaigners hailing today’s launch in Amsterdam<p>Today the world’s first plastic-free aisle was launched in Amsterdam by environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet and Dutch supermarket Ekoplaza. The aisle enables …

Sustainability

Pregnant women can enjoy hot baths and saunas without risk, says new review

Pregnant women can enjoy hot baths and saunas without raising their temperature to levels that might harm their unborn child, a new review has suggested.<p>Current health advice states that women who are expecting should avoid heat stress because it risks taking their core temperature beyond 102F …

Loud, Proud, and Bleeding

Erynn PorterPeriods are often weaponized to make people with wombs feel inferior to men. They’re considered disgusting—something that should never be …

Menstruation

Locals buy up empty houses to create homes and jobs | Dawn Foster

Lottery-funded villagers around Barnsley are purchasing rundown houses from private landlords for local apprentices to do up – and local people to rent from a social landlord<p>Driving into Goldthorpe, at first glance the Barnsley village looks typical of any English community: a small high street …

Housing

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

4 Questions About Elon Musk's Plan To Colonize Mars

Space is hard, and Mars is even harder<p>Elon Musk doesn't let a silly thing like a rocket explosion deter him from dreaming big. Even though SpaceX's Falcon 9 is grounded after a fiery demise on September 1, the CEO will take the stage at a conference next week to discuss “Making Humans a …

Space Travel

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

Immune System

Norway Has Perfected Plastic Recycling, Here's What The UK Can Learn From Them

'It’s become part of everyday life for most people.'<p>One thing’s for sure: if the Scandis do anything really well, it’s sustainable living. And …

What Happens to Smuggled Animals After They’re Seized?

Johannesburg, South Africa<p>The world’s wildlife trade policy body wants better treatment and tracking of illegally traded animals confiscated by authorities.<p>We’ve heard a lot recently about illegal trading of elephant ivory and rhino horn, but it’s not only animal parts that smugglers attempt to …

Suffer from tinnitus? This might bring you relief

People with tinnitus typically hear a ringing or buzzing sound that nobody else seems to notice. The constant noise can be debilitating in worst-case …

Neurophilosophy

“Children need some stress in their lives”: The new science of resilience

The landscape of the Hawaiian islands is as idyllic as a postcard: long, sandy beaches, hibiscus flowers, clear waters of tropical fish and coral reefs. When you arrive at the airport the air is warm and ukulele music is piped out at you. Flower garlands are for sale.<p>There are hundreds of islands …

Psychology

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you’ve been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

University of California

First monkeys cloned in historic breakthrough - could humans be next?

The first monkeys cloned in the same way as Dolly the Sheep have been born, raising fears that it may soon be possible to clone humans.<p>Chinese scientists today announced the births of Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, a pair of healthy macaques who are completely genetically identical.<p>The babies are …

Monkeys

How chilly water might change emergency medicine forever

Surgeon pioneers procedure that sends body temperature plummeting.<p>For more than 50 years, doctors have sought to exploit the protective effects of cold on the human body, and therapeutic hypothermia to chill a patient's body temperature by a few degrees is now used for conditions ranging from heart …

Medicine

11 small things that will make you instantly more employable

January has a reputation for being the most popular time of year for people to job hunt. After using the Christmas break to reflect on life, then being hit by the January blues, it's not exactly surprising that job searches are at a high during at this time of year.<p>The problem is: everyone's doing …

Employment

Why does America still have so few female doctors? | Elisabeth Poorman

As a culture and a profession, medicine continues to systematically disadvantage women physicians at every stage of their careers<p>When my friend was in her fourth year of medical school, she and her boyfriend sat down with their dean to discuss their residency applications. They were entering a …

Career Development

A psychological ailment called 'hikikomori' is imprisoning 500,000 Japanese people in their homes — and it's more of a threat than ever

Hayashi Kyoko started becoming a social recluse when her high school principal started talking about university entrance exams on the first day of school.<p>"The fun high-school life I was looking forward to transformed into nothing more than a period of test preparation," the Japanese native told the …

Japan

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Self-improvement