Debbie Engelbrecht

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How Sounds Undermine Sleep

Why can some people sleep through a jackhammer at the window, while others waken with the lightest whisper? Host Rachel Martin speaks to Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center researcher Jeffrey Ellenbogen about his new study on how noises interrupt sleep.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>We're spending …

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Receiptrocity

A waitress at a Nashville <b>Red Lobster</b> says she received a receipt with <b>a racial slur</b> scrawled across it in place of a tip, and posted a photo of the alleged receipt to Facebook. While some question the receipt's authenticity, a spokesperson for the restaurant tells Consumerist "We are <b>extremely</b> …

Lewis Hine’s Photography and The End of Child Labor in the United States

It’s hard to imagine it, but in the early 1900s, child labor was still extremely common in the United States. All across the nation children would …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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7 Tips to Make Your Photos Stand Out

Sometimes very small changes can have huge effects. This is especially true for photography, and this article will share seven of the most powerful …

Thief Returns $300 to Deli a Decade After Robbery

Here's your feel good news for the day: Nashville's <b>InterAsian Market & Deli</b>, a grocery store that's known for its banh mi, recently posted the above note on Instagram. According to the post, the deli was robbed "11 or 12 years ago," and now the robber in question has <b>returned the $300</b> s/he took …

Microplastics are a growing concern for the Great Lakes

Scientists have found thousands of microplastic particles floating in the Great Lakes. They are concerned that the particles may disrupt aquatic food …

Life found in the sediments of an Antarctic subglacial lake for the first time

Evidence of diverse life forms dating back nearly a hundred thousand years has been found in subglacial lake sediments by a group of British …

More Than 200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars

Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet, 202,586 people from more than 140 countries have …

Feeding Frenzy Fills Monterey Bay With Humpback Whales

In the last week, epic numbers of humpback whales have swum into Monterey Bay, drawn by a massive anchovy bloom. The splashing spectacle is unlike …

Mission to colonise Mars: 'Columbus didn't wait; nor should we'

In 2022 four astronauts, picked from tens of thousands of applicants, will jet off on a one-way mission to Mars as part of the world's most expensive reality TV show. Meet some of the applicants hoping to make history<p>The £4bn project, founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, is set to recoup its …

Testicle size may indicate men's childcare aptitude, suggests US study

Men with smaller testes more likely to take charge of parenting jobs and reacted more strongly to photos of own children<p>Men's aptitude for childcare may be reflected in the size of their testes, according to a study by US scientists.<p>Researchers found that men with smaller testes were more likely to …

Pieter Hugo: seeing South Africa anew

Pieter Hugo describes his new series, Kin, currently on show at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York, as "an engagement with the failure of the South African colonial experiment and my sense of being colonial driftwood". Hugo is best known for his dramatic 2007 series, The Hyena & Other Men. It …