Angela Apicello

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America's hottest export? Sperm

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hysterectomy. After several years, the nudges took hold. Because she wasn’t a good candidate to freeze only her eggs, she was advised to undergo IVF and …

Sperm

Psychologists Reveal The Easiest Hacks For Overthinkers To Try When They're Spiraling

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

Following a couple from diagnosis to the final stages of Alzheimer's

Mike and Carol Daly have been married for 54 years. Like more than five million american families, they're dealing with dementia. Carol has been …

Alzheimer's Disease

These Are the 25 Best Colleges in the U.S. Right Now

What makes a college the best deal? MONEY has developed a comprehensive analysis to help you determine just that. See our rankings.<p>Robin Schaad sat …

College & University

To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.<p>Going …

The Brain

Welcome to Hotel Millennial

You can check out any time you like, but you may never get clean sheets.<p>The first thing I notice about the lobby of Moxy Times Square is the …

Hospitality

Go Beyond Capri: These Are the 19 Best Underrated Islands in Europe

Raise your hand if you'd rather be vacationing on an island far away right now? What about a European adventure? Our hands just shot up, too. And …

European Travel

This Is Your Brain On Music

USC's Dr. Assal Habibi has been studying the brains of 80 kids for five years in the hopes of answering the question: does studying music enhance …

The Brain

What Knitting Can Teach You About Math

One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when they thought about mathematics. The …

Mathematics

Being 30 then and now

In the mid-to-late-20th century, the American economy and culture were ripe for 30-year-old men, who — more than European and Japanese — typically …

Demographics

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Child Care

How much risk is good for kids? Parents make the case for more adventurous childhoods

Jason Akel paced outside a junkyard on Governors Island in New York Harbor, where his son and daughter were among dozens of children gleefully dashing around with saws, hammers and nails.<p>“Hey, Ty, don’t destroy the structure,” Akel called over a fence as his son, Tyler, 12, sawed through a rickety …

Parenting

The unromantic, untold story of the great US divorce spree of 1946

The end of World War II marked the beginning of beautiful love stories for thousands of US couples, as sweethearts who’d deferred marriage during the war rushed to wed in peacetime.<p>But 1946 is also the year of a demographic blip often overlooked in the history of postwar America: an unprecedented …

Great Depression

Why Are We Obsessed With Mothers Accused Of Murder?

New series that reexamine the cases of Casey Anthony and Darlie Routier raise questions about their trials, and about our fascination with the bad moms of true crime.<p><b>Every couple of years,</b> the strange disappearance or death of a white toddler — JonBenét Ramsey, for instance, or Madeleine McCann — …

Ocean spray on Saturn moon contains crucial constituents for life

Blasts of ocean spray that erupt from a moon of Saturn contain complex organic molecules, making it the only place beyond Earth known to harbour crucial constituents for life as we know it.<p>Astronomers detected the compounds in plumes of water and ice that shoot from huge fractures in the south pole …

Astronomy

Each Stripe of the Rainbow Flag Has a Coded Meaning—Here's What They Are

Loud and proud members of the LGBTQ+ community don’t just wear the rainbow flag each summer because it’s colorful and goes with everything—there's so …

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?

Howard Schultz wants to know if I drink coffee. The Starbucks boss is sitting on a balcony overlooking the company’s leafy farm in the Costa Rican …

Coffee

How Technology Helped Me Cheat Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Eye Tracking

‘Jurassic Park’ at 25: How Spielberg’s Dinos-Run-Wild Blockbuster Changed the Game

Pop culture wouldn’t be the same if Michael Crichton had never gone to Disneyland.<p>It was while watching the animatronic Abraham Lincoln at the park’s …

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

Anne Hathaway Isn’t Angry Anymore

There aren’t many spots like Cafe Luxembourg in New York City. It’s the kind of place where well-worn barstools and hang-your-own coat racks add to its sophistication. The kind of place where you can have too many glasses of wine at lunch. Where you can tell the hostess you are meeting Anne …

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

An Open Letter About Female Coaches

I<p>Iwant to tell you a little something about my parents.<p>I grew up just outside of Barcelona, a child of two highly successful professionals. My father …

Being a mom in the US is dangerous—and wildly expensive

Like dozens of other countries in the world, the US is celebrating Mother’s Day this coming Sunday (May 13). Except for Christmas, this is the holiday on which Americans spend most. This year, a projected $23.1 billion will be splurged on gifts for mom, for a day marked in some way or the other by …

Pregnancy

North and South Korea vow to end the Korean War in historic accord

<b>Ilsan, South Korea (CNN) —</b> The leaders of North and South Korea have committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pledged to bring a formal end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ceased.<p>In a remarkable day-long summit that weighed heavy with …

This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

See how you compare.<p>Americans have fallen back in love with debt.<p>Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car …

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

When you should start to feel your unborn baby - from the early movements to that special first kick

Most mums will remember the first time they felt their baby move.<p>That first little flutter and that first special kick are huge milestones for all …

What to Do If You're Caught in the Path of an Avalanche

You might understandably have the urge to panic, but it's of the utmost importance that you don't, <i>Mental Floss</i> notes. If you panic, your breath will …

Carbon Dioxide

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …