Suzan Lowitz

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What I learned about concussions — by having one

It’s hard to understand a brain injury until you have one<p>I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if I was still on the pavement, but there are plenty of things I don’t remember. As I would …

What Ursula K. Le Guin Meant to Me: Four Writers Remember

<b>Adrian McKinty</b> <i><br>“Le Guin raised questions in the fields of science fiction and fantasy that no one else was asking at the time.”</i><p>In the summer of 1978 …

Science Fiction

The New Age of Astrology

In a stressful, data-driven era, many young people find comfort and insight in the zodiac—even if they don’t exactly believe in it.<p>Astrology is a meme, and it’s spreading in that blooming, unfurling way that memes do. On social media, astrologers and astrology meme machines amass tens or hundreds …

Trapped: The Grenfell Tower Story

Buildings aren’t supposed to burn the way London’s Grenfell Tower did. But to the residents stuck inside, and to the firefighters who rushed to save them, this was a different kind of fire, a blaze that burned at 1,800 degrees, a devastating inferno that killed dozens and shocked an entire nation. …

Nice Brains Finish Last

We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish …

What Bali’s Volcanic Eruptions Could Mean for the Climate

Indonesia’s Mount Agung has played a game of will it/won’t it erupt for months with swarms of earthquakes and occasional ash plumes. That game …

This Protein in Your Brain Could Be at The Heart of Creating Memories

The little molecules that help with learning.<p>A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of …

Best Carrot Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together first 4 …

The Secret World of Hotel Theft

The lack of reliable data makes the topic a murky one.<p>It’s jarring to return to a five-star hotel room late at night and find the door propped open. But interrupting a pair of teenagers inside, as they rifle through your suitcase, is even more disconcerting. I should know—it happened to me. My …

A Savory, Mushroom-Filled Vegetarian Roast for the Holidays

Preheat oven to 350°F.<p>Sauté the onion in oil or butter until it begins to soften. Add the mushrooms and a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook until …

Recipes

Do Sexual Harassment Prevention Trainings Really Work?

Sexual harassment scandals abound. From media personalities to Hollywood directors to famous chefs, powerful men are getting called out for years if …

A sociologist explains why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable

The US is riveted by images of the rich and famous. But it also tends to be scornful of wealthy women. Bravo’s <i>Real Housewives</i> franchise is predicated upon the idea that women of leisure are catty, vain, and frivolous, jetting off on expensive girls’ weekends only to descend into vicious—yet …

Gender

The Unforgiving Math That Stops Epidemics

If you didn't get a flu shot, you are endangering more than just your own health. Calculations of herd immunity against common diseases don't make …

Memory problems? This brain workout can help

Can't remember your sister's phone number? Feeling a little rusty at long division? Did you <i>almost</i> forget how to drive to your parents' house? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your brain might need a workout.<p>Yes, you read that right — much like a cardio workout for your heart, there is …

The Brain

How to Cook Dried Beans (the Tastiest Beans of All, if You Ask Us)

By Alex Delany<p>Do you know how to cook dried beans? Well, you should. Because they're cheaper and tastier than the ones in a can, and easier to cook than you think.<p>Most people don't know how to cook dried beans. Their knowledge of legumes doesn't extend past that old playground rhyme. How’d it go? …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

Why Are There Two Sexes?

Asexual reproduction can produce twice as many offspring as sexual reproduction without the hassle of finding and courting a mate. So why do most …

40+ America's Test Kitchen Recipes You Should Make in This Lifetime

America's Test Kitchen and its other publications like <b>Cooks Illustrated</b> and <b>Cook's Country</b> are my most trusted sources for recipes. ATK prides itself on testing and retesting its recipes and cooking methods until it has achieved perfection. Though most of ATK's recipes are only available through …

The secret of a good night's sleep has finally been found by scientists...

It is said that a clear conscience makes the softest pillow, but according to a new study the secret of a good night’s sleep is having something worth getting out of bed for the next day.<p>In the first research of its kind, US scientists found that having a purpose in life results in fewer nighttime …

The massive volcano that scientists can't find

It was the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can't find the volcano responsible.<p>It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to marry the sophisticated Ippolita Maria Sforza, a noblewoman from Milan, in a lavish …

Geology

How to get kids ready for, and excited about, the Great American Eclipse

You’re standing in the yard with your children. The temperature has just dropped 20 degrees, and it’s pitch dark. Not normal nighttime dark — your kids have seen that before — but completely black, as though all the light is gone from the world. Because it has.<p>The Great American Eclipse is coming …

Solar Eclipse

Pulse Nightclub Was My Home

<i>Edgar Gomez | Longreads | June 2017 | 34 minutes (8,473 words)</i><p>It was Christmas Day in Orlando, just over six months after the Pulse Nightclub …

What the Hell Is a Terpenoid?

The flavorful terpene oils in cannabis could be just as important as the THC for getting you high.<p>Nutty with a buttercream finish. Fruity with …

Walking linked to improved brain function

A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests.<p>Participants with vascular cognitive impairment, sometimes called vascular dementia, who walked three hours per week for six months …

Study: Psychopathy linked to abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex

Neuroimaging data from incarcerated criminals suggests that psychopathy is related to abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex of the …

A neuroscientist reveals why you're so bad at remembering names

We've all been there, you're having a nice conversation with someone you just met and suddenly you realize you've forgotten their name.<p>It's embarrassing, but the good news is there's actually an evolutionary reason behind it. Dr. Dean Buonomano, professor of neurobiology at UCLA, explains why …

The Brain

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

French Fries