Tiffany Schaffner

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You Don't Need To Be Married And Have Kids To Be Happy So STFU Already!

Before I got married, I had an on-again/off-again affair with being single. When we were on and things were good, I loved it; but when we were off, I hated it.<p>There's a lot to love about being single: you've got freedom and independence, you can come and go as you please, and you can do what you …

Boehner Says He's Never 'Worked With A More Miserable Son Of A Bitch' Than Cruz

Former House Speaker John Boehner is a retired politician, so he seems to have retired from being politic. He went with radical honesty at a recent event at Stanford, according to the <i>Stanford Daily</i>, when he was asked about his opinion of Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted …

Republicans

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

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I'm A Woman Who Doesn't Have Or Want Kids, And I'm Happy

How I stopped feeling “selfish” about being child-free.<p>Throughout my twenties, as it became ubiquitous among women my age, I waited patiently for my maternal instinct to kick in. Over time, I suspected I might be lacking it entirely. It’s not that I don’t like kids; in fact, I love spending time …

Top 101 Mind-Blowing Failure Quotes To Achieve Success In Your Life

There is no one in the world who achieved success without experiencing the taste of failure, if there is anyone who achieved success without testing …

This Man’s Hilarious Journey To Weight Loss Should Be An SNL Sketch

This viral video is unlike typical fare because it features a few recognizable faces, but it suitably parodies self-improvement videos across the internet. The short film, directed by Ben Berman, premiered last month at Sundance, and now it’s bursting across YouTube. Current <i>SNL</i> star Beck Bennett …

Weight Loss

Australia scientists develop 'bionic spine' which could help paralysed patients walk

Device can be inserted in the brain – without brain surgery – and could allow paralysed patients to operate robotic limbs “using thought alone”<p>Scientists in Australia have developed a “bionic spine” which could enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again by controlling a tiny paper …

What Will It Mean If LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves?

For over a decade, to very little fanfare, a new type of astronomy has been going on: gravitational wave astronomy. Rather than using a telescope to look out at the Universe, a gravitational wave detector uses lasers, fired and reflected perpendicular to one another, and then reconstructed to …

Three science ideas you'll be hearing more about in 2016

Who said scientists can't be world-famous celebrities? Earlier this month, nearly $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes were handed out to the world's top researchers in physics, the life sciences and mathematics. The $3 million Breakthrough Prizes, at twice the dollar amount of the Nobel Prize, are …

Pioneering Neuroscientists Breach the Blood-Brain Barrier

The blood-brain barrier is a natural defense, keeping us safe from bacterial infections—but it prevents some brain treatments. Now a Canadian team …

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NASA Reveals Impossible EM Drive Engine That Doesn't Use Fuel, Could Take Humans to Mars in 10-Weeks

NASA has revealed an impossible fuel-free EM Drive engine that could take a humans to Mars in just 10 weeks by bouncing microwaves around in an …

8 Fantastic Apps to Download Before Your Next Road Trip

Let your phone ride shotgun, where it can make sure you see more sights and hit fewer roadblocks.<p>Navigation<p><b>Waze Free (IOS, Android, Windows …

First look inside LACMA's Rain Room: an indoor storm where you won't get wet...honest

On Sunday, the rains will arrive — slicing the air in great, silvery sheets, hitting the ground with a splash and a deafening <i>whoosh</i>.<p>Those caught in this particular downpour, however, will remain magically dry.<p>The Rain Room, an immersive, large-scale light and sound installation, is making its West …

Art

The Tantalizing Links between Gut Microbes and the Brain

Nearly a year has passed since Rebecca Knickmeyer first met the participants in her latest study on brain development. Knickmeyer, a neuroscientist …

Neuroscience

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

This Is What Space Travel Really Looks Like

To infinity and beyond!<p>Over 10,000 pictures from these remarkable journeys have now made their way onto Flickr via the Project Apollo Archive, an independent repository of NASA images seeking to preserve our space history.<p>Long before the ease of digital cameras, Apollo astronauts carried with them …

Rare 'healthy' smokers' lungs explained

<b>The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained by UK scientists.</b><p>The analysis of more than 50,000 people showed favourable mutations in people's DNA enhanced lung function and masked the deadly impact of smoking.<p>The Medical Research …

The Best 6 Camping Places In The US That You Shouldn't Miss

We call it America the beautiful for a reason. These 6 places are loaded with scenery and wildlife. Look no further for your next camping trip …

8 National Parks You've Never Heard of But Should Add to Your Bucket List

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7 Keys To A Happy, Healthy Brain

Take care of your noggin and you'll be sharp as a tack at age 95!<p>Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. …

New Insights About the 'Darkness Hormone,' Melatonin

Melatonin is central to our sleep and to our cycles of rest and activity. As much as we've learned about melatonin and its importance to sleep, there's a great deal we still don't yet know about the hormone's biological functions and purpose. In the past few years, there have been some important …

How an astrophotographer captures breathtaking nebulas, comets, and galaxies

Gerald Rhemann started taking photos of space nearly 30 years ago.<p>And while his field of astrophotography takes incredible skill and dedication, Rhemann is up to the task.<p>From nearby comets to far-off galaxies , Rhemann has captured the universe. His work has been published in astronomical …

Oxford University sleep expert reveals ideal times for you to wake up and exercise

What's the best time for you to make love? An Oxford University sleep expert reveals the ideal times for you to wake up, exercise and do the …

17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations …