Vicki Dahlgren

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This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Wellness

States of Vulnerability Photographs by Matt Black

Award-winning photographer <b>Matt Black</b> has spent the past four years traveling the country to document impoverished communities for his project, “The …

Demographics

Here's What A $75K Salary Gets You In Six Different Cities In The US

The median household income in the US is a little over $57,000, but for many Americans, particularly those with families, that is hardly enough.<p><b>How much does</b> living cost in the United States in 2018? It varies wildly depending on factors like where you live, what your lifestyle is, how much debt …

We looked at the major scientific discoveries from five years ago to see where they are now

When scientists announce they’ve made a breakthrough, they usually promise we’ll see the full effects of those discoveries—anything from a better understanding of how the universe works to a drug ready for use in patients—in about five years. As 2017 comes to a close, we decided to follow up on …

Prenatal Development

How A Liberian Refugee Got To Be A Montana Mayor

In a year of anti-refugee sentiment in many corners of the world (and especially in the U.S.), one former refugee and first-time candidate ran for office — and won.<p>Twenty-three years before Wilmot Collins became the mayor-elect of Helena, Mont., he was a refugee from Liberia. He stood in a long …

civilwar

Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Bitcoin traders have no time to pop the champagne anymore.<p>The crypto-rocket shot past $11,000 last week just hours after eclipsing $10,000, which …

Wall Street

5 things to know about bitcoin

Bitcoin has been on a volatile roller coaster this past week. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $11,395 on Nov. 29 before losing over …

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease.<p>The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a …

Genetics

Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

The day Dr. Roberto Montenegro finished his Ph.D. was memorable. But not for the right reasons.<p>"I still cringe when I think about it," says Montenegro.<p>It had started well. His colleagues at UCLA had taken him and his girlfriend (now wife) out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate.<p>"I was dressed up in …

Public Health

“Spiritual but not religious”: inside America's rapidly growing faith group

A new poll finds almost one in five Americans is spiritual but not religious.<p>Ava Lee Scott, an actress and theater-maker in New York, doesn’t practice an organized religion. Raised in both Catholic and Jewish traditions, Scott’s own spiritual life is far more eclectic. She studies ancient …

Religion

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

'I Adopted A Child—Here's What It Was Like'

Four women share their adoption stories.<p>This month, November, marks National Adoption Awareness Month. And if you're considering adoption, it's likely plenty of questions have crossed your mind. While you can research those curiosities online, all the logistical info in the world can't really …

Scientists find key to unwanted thoughts

<b>Have you ever wanted to stop ruminating on something and just been unable to?</b><p>Scientists could have the secret. They have identified a chemical in the brain's "memory" region that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.<p>The discovery may help explain why some people can't shift persistent intrusive …

Neuroscience

Crows Are Doing the Best They Can

It’s time to give these resourceful, community-minded creatures some credit.<p>The first thing to know about crows is that a group of them is called a <i>murder</i>.<p>In America, crows count as a Halloween decoration, like skeletons and mini-gravestones. Homeowners perch plastic ones in their trees to instill …

The Lost Children of Tuam

Ireland wanted to forget. But the dead don’t always stay buried.

Ireland

Could a Machine Identify Suicidal Thoughts?

Despite decades of effort, it has proven frustratingly difficult to predict who is most at risk of dying by suicide. Relying on patients to reveal …

Machine Learning

21 Quotes to Carry You Through the Tough Times

Of course there are difficult times in life, but only you get to decide how to manage them. These quotes from 21 resilient female entrepreneurs can help you through it.<p>Despite having to climb the highest mountain and cross the largest ocean, you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say the …

Motivation

A Sleep Scientist on the Vicious Cycle of Insomnia and Sleeping Pills

Maybe you’re one of the estimated 50 to 70 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders, including insomnia; maybe you’re also among the 4 …

University of California

Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Ikigai

These Adults Have ADHD But Were Misdiagnosed For Decades

BuzzFeed News spoke to adults who learned that they have ADHD after being misdiagnosed for years with conditions including borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder, with life-changing results.<p>A noisy pub is not the ideal place to try out a new medication. But the first time Sonja (who …

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

Aromatic oils have become big business. But are they medicine or marketing?<p>Twenty years ago, Carla Cohen fell mysteriously ill. She couldn’t put her finger on what was wrong; it felt as though some conspiracy between her mind and her body were eroding her capacity to work. Cohen, who was an …

Essential Oils

Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder

Becoming a mother is often portrayed as a magical and glorious life event. But many women don't feel joyful after giving birth.<p>In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, almost 15 percent of moms suffer from a postpartum mood disorder like anxiety or depression, making maternal …

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful

Don't tolerate anything that stresses you or gets in the way of your success.<p>There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we …

Self-improvement

How Colors Affect Human Behavior

<b>Color psychology</b> is the study of how colors affect human behavior, mood, or physiological processes. Colors are thought to influence our buying …

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

How do you live after unintentionally causing a death?<p>Until 3:35 <i>P</i>.<i>M</i>. on June 15, 1977, Maryann Gray was happy. She was twenty-two, and had just decided to take a leave of absence from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where she was pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Graduate school …

Empathy

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Drug Addiction

Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began snorting cocaine at 17, a rich kid who loved to party. His indulgence gradually …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

Self-improvement

Brené Brown: America’s Crisis Of Disconnection Runs Deeper Than Politics

Our national self-sorting into liberal and conservative enclaves is tracking with rising rates of loneliness. Why, and at what cost?<p>For 20 years, I’ve taught at the University of Houston, the most racially and ethnically diverse research university in the United States. I recently asked my class of …

Psychology

Cassini, NASA's 13-year Saturn mission, has ended

<b>(CNN) —</b> Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a "death dive" into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA.<p>The spacecraft deliberately sank into Saturn's upper atmosphere at a high speed and plunged itself into the planet just …

Astronomy