Colleen Garrett

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Buying Airfares Cheap

It used to be all so simple. Back in the days when the peppy stewardess (that's what they called them back then) would pin little plastic pilot wings on you (or your kids), airfares changed so infrequently that airlines actually printed them on their schedules. You'd call your favorite travel agent …

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Ask for on a Plane

From shrinking seats to ever-dwindling in-flight amenities, the airline industry really earns its tightfisted reputation. But if you know what to ask for, you'll find that in-flight offerings are not quite as stingy as they seem. We asked author and former flight attendant Beth Blair for her tips …

The Trouble With The DSM

With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.<p>In 2012, I got a voice-mail message from a former patient; I'll call him Sandy. I last saw him about ten years ago. I'd worked …

6 Surprising Blood-Drinking Animals

Secret Ad Message Targets Kids

What if you had a message that you wanted to reach abused kids, but not their abusers? A Spanish group, Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation (ANAR) came up with a novel solution. As described at Gizmodo, they developed an outdoor ad that uses a lenticular lens layer to show different …

Dear Schools: Stop Treating Science-Curious Kids Like Criminals

We shouldn't punish students who are trying to understand how their world works.<p>On April 22, Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old public school student in Bartow, Florida did what any kid with an ounce of curiosity does: She performed an experiment. Like many acts of science, however, it didn't go as …

5 Sky Events This Week: Return of Venus, Solar Eclipse

Wildlife<p>The crescent moon will be paying a visit with Jupiter and Venus this week. Illustration via Starry Night Software/Andrew Fazekas<p><b>Here at National Geographic, we’ve discovered that readers love their space. So today we’re launching what we hope will be a far-out new feature: What to look for</b> …

New Meat-Eating Plant Species Found In Japan

"Meat-eating," not "man-eating." Still cool though.<p>According to Japan Times, a new species of carnivorous plant has been found in Aichi Prefecture, on the central-southern coast of Japan's main island. The Japan Times calls it a "pitcher plant," which it is not; as a species related to (and …