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The Science Behind Why We Actually Love Being Called 'Baby'

Baby, baby, baby.<p>Doesn’t that word just make you feel all warm inside? Like your heart is about to be swallowed by your soul? Like you could curl up …

Harvard Law School

Dark matter and the dinosaur: New theory challenges notions on origins of human life

TORONTO — Dark matter inspires many strange theories, but until now few have involved giant lizards and the origins of humanity.<p>If physicist Lisa …

Dark Matter

Pandoravirus: a giant virus where 93% of their genes resemble nothing known, cannot be traced to any known cellular lineage, and suggests a 4th domain of life. source

Pandoravirus: a giant virus where 93% of their genes resemble nothing known, cannot be traced to any known cellular lineage, and suggests a 4th …

There Are No Days Off from Motherhood, But There Are These 5 Ways to Escape.

<b>There are moments when I want to run away from home.</b><p>Not really and truly--I mean, I would never actually leave--but there are moments of motherhood that make me want to just flee and escape.<p>There is no escaping motherhood--but I'm thankful for this. Once a woman becomes a mom, her children are …

Parenting

Stunning MRI image offers modern twist on mom and baby photo

MRI images that provide life-saving glimpses inside our bodies can capture pure love, too.<p>The scan of neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe cradling and tenderly kissing her 2-month-old son Percy in 2015 offers a modern, unforgettable twist on the classic mother-child portrait.<p>“What’s captivating about that …

Neuroscience

A Body Modification Artist Invented the Most Painful-Looking Tattoos

Just looking at these hurts.<p>Scrolling through Yann Brenyak's Instagram feed is enough to make you queasy. The London-based body modification artist has taken tattoos, scarification, and skin removal to entirely new levels to develop his own style called "graphic skin portraits."<p>Brenyak explained …

Newborns Die After Going Home With Moms Fighting Drug Addiction

<i>Editor's Note: This is the first part in a three-part series from our partners at Reuters.</i><p>LEHIGHTON, Pennsylvania — Brayden Cummings turned 6 weeks old the morning his mother suffocated him.<p>High on methamphetamine, Xanax and the methadone prescribed to help her kick a heroin habit, 20-year-old Tory …

Pediatrics

7 Ways People Who've Been Emotionally Abused Loved Differently

<i>By Amanda Chatel</i><p>When it comes to abusive relationships, it isn't always just physical abuse. While this isn't meant to detract from the issue of domestic abuse that far too many women have suffered (and still suffer), it's to address the fact that emotional abuse can be just as damaging, but in …

Domestic Abuse

29 Hilarious Tweets About "Harry Potter"

Ten points for Twitter!

23 Stunningly Delicate Tattoo Sleeves That Are Beyond Dreamy

Full, half, and partial sleeves to make you drool.

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Single Motherhood Is a Bitch

Wait. Let me rephrase. Single mothering is a thankless bitch.<p>Whether you're a professional single mom with a job away from your kids, or you're a full time, stay-at-home mother, being a mom is a huge job, even when you have the help of a spouse or significant other. But being a single mother is, …

Parenting

Everything extra JK Rowling has revealed about Harry Potter

JK Rowling has been busy drip-feeding extra information about Harry Potter characters for over a year, as well as answering fan questions and giving …

Books

Focus: How Anesthesia Switches Off Consciousness

Author(s): Philip BallA computer model of a network of neurons shows that a sudden breakdown in the net's ability to transmit information mimics the …

The Brain

Harry Potter re-imagined as the villain of a horror movie is unexpectedly bone-chilling

Remember how the Sorting Hat almost stuck Harry in Slytherin at the start of his first year? Well, maybe it had the right idea after all.<p>The trailer …

OCD: a Monster in My Mind, BBC Two, review: 'heartbreaking'

This documentary about OCD did much to challenge our misconceptions, says Michael Hogan<p>There’s an irritating trend these days for people to bandy about the phrase “OCD” when simply they mean “tidy” or “fussy”. “I’m a bit OCD about my desk,” they’ll boast, believing it’s endearingly quirky.<p>Such …

How postpartum doulas care for babies and moms

A birth doula teaches and supports expectant women during pregnancy and childbirth, but have you heard of a postpartum doula?<p>When she was 32 weeks pregnant with her first child, Hilary Young of Philadelphia hired a postpartum doula, a professionally trained woman who teaches and supports moms …

Pregnancy

Differences in How Anesthesia Affects the Brains of Children and Adults

<b>Age-related EEG patterns correspond with neurophysiological changes associated with development and aging.</b><p>Recent Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) …

Neuroscience

74 NASA Scientists Dead: Largest Cover-up in Human History Continues | Politics

<b>Story Views</b><p><b>In the video below, the narrator begins by questioning the media narratives we’ve being told about a number of “alleged suicides.” Some</b> …

8 Things Not to Say to a Recovering Addict

Just because you mean well doesn't mean you're not being rude.<p>I started drinking when I was very young. How young exactly, I'm not sure. I partied in high school, smoked a little pot, and on my 16th birthday, I snorted my first line of cocaine. I can't recall the day it stopped being about having a …

What It's Really Like to Be in an Open Relationship

When you hear the term “open relationship," what comes to mind? Let me guess: swingers parties, wild sex and noncommittal relationships where anything — and anyone — goes. That’s the usual assumption. But can an open relationship actually thrive?<p>If you’re curious about this relationship phenomenon, …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

15+ Brutally Honest Parenting Cards You Wish You’d Seen Earlier

Do parents who believe having a screaming baby is "magical" actually exist? For the record, I have a one-year-old kid at home myself, so I have some …

The Pain Of Being In Love With Someone You Can Never Be With.

Love is a tricky thing. It varies in intensity and in the specificity of emotions. It is sometimes the most beautiful thing in the world and, at …

Relationships

I Miss My Old Alcoholic Self

I've gotten quite familiar with grief over the past few years since losing my brother to a drug overdose. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance have flowed in and out of my life -- much like the current of the ocean. Sometimes, the grief is calm and smooth and I barely know it's …

Mental Health

A New Paradigm for Making Love

• shares<p><i>What if there were ways of making love that went far beyond what most people think it is—how open would you be to exploring that possibility?</i><p>—<p>A …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

NASA Scientist Claims We Are Living In A Hologram Created By An Alien Race

Imagine if everything in our lives wasn't real. That our lives were something that was orchestrated by alien beings and our reality was an elaborate …

Marry Someone You Admire, Not Just Someone You Love

My mother always told me you should admire <i>something</i> about the person you marry. They don't have to be the best looking, the strongest, the richest, or the smartest. But there's got to be that little something that makes you weak at the knees. Maybe he's average looking, but when boy picks up a …

Relationships