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A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.<p>If you’ve ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there’s polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy bar or tertiary-butylhydroquinone in your cereal–or …

Nutrition

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

Pack Your Picnic Basket Like a Pro: Essential Gadgets for Your Next Outing

A picnic sounds like an easy-breezy sort of affair—just put some food in a basket, go to a local park, and enjoy a perfect meal outdoors. But packing for a picnic isn't quite as easy as making lunch to eat at home, because, let's face it: how many times have you gotten up from the table because you …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Cleveland

The marijuana industry’s newest customers are sick and elderly dogs

A day before a scheduled vet appointment to euthanize her dog, Wendy Mansfield decided to try one last resort to alleviate the chronic pain of her 15-year-old labrador mix: cookies from a marijuana dispensary made specifically for ailing dogs.<p>Kali, a mild-mannered 80-pound rescue, was never much of …

Cannabis

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

Critics’ darling Mad Men was a flop for CTV

Few recall this fact today, but <i>Mad Men</i> — one of the most critically acclaimed series ever and a tent pole in what is generally considered the new …

European Travel

National Geographic Travel

Why I Hope to Die at 75

An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly<p>Seventy-five.<p>That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.<p>This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t …

Faux Stained Glass Mosaic Luminary

I’ve always been in love with luminaries. They are very easy to create and the results are so visually stunning that I could stare at them for hours. …

10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brains That You Can Do Every Day

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we <i>think</i> our brains work and how they <i>actually</i> work.<p>On many occasions I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that's the complete wrong way to think about it. For example, I always …

The Brain