Elizabeth Galko

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Tip: The Truth About Diet Soft Drinks

Don't listen to the internet rumor mongers. Here's the real scoop about dieting and diet drinks.<p>Bad Science<p>A few years ago, researchers from the …

Holistic Medicine

Yale's Most Popular Class Ever Teaches How to Live a Happier Life (Here's What Students Learn)

The fact the class is so wildly popular speaks to the state of mental health on campuses today--and in your workplace. Audit the course by reading on.<p>News flash--adult life is filled with unhappiness traps and the search for keys to happiness (or even a good happiness hack to help us get by).<p>It …

Is Medieval Christianity the Solution to the Crisis of American Protestantism?

American Protestantism is in a state of crisis. This is both coincidental and ironic in the year 2018, given that many celebrated the 500th …

Best iOS 11 Features

Following the announcement of iOS 11 at Apple’s WWDC 2017, here are the features we’re most looking forward to.<p>This week's Apple WWDC came with plenty of exciting announcements, including a new iPad Pro, a totally upgraded desktop iMac, and of course, Apple's Google Home/Amazon Echo competitor, the …

Everything you need to know about the new Files app on iOS 11

Files is the new Finder app for iOS 11, and it’s already about a million times better than the basic file-picker it replaces — iCloud Drive. Files is a central place from which to access all the files on your iDevice, and in iCloud. You can find, organize, open, and delete all the files on your …

Apps

Apple releases iOS 9.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch featuring Night Shift, Touch ID Notes and more — here are all the new features

Following a lengthy beta period, Apple has now released iOS 9.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 9.3 is a significant feature update for Apple’s mobile operating system, with brand new additions like Night Shift, Touch ID Notes and more. iOS 9.3 runs on every iOS 9-capable device, including the …

Contact Lenses Fill Your Eyes With Bacteria

Scientists have learned plenty about the colonies of bacteria living in our gut: how they protect against pathogens, and how we can change them, for …

University of California

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute, with colleagues in China, have developed a new, regenerative medicine approach to remove congenital cataracts in infants, permitting remaining stem cells to regrow functional lenses.<p>The treatment, which …

5 takeaways from the Republican debate

<b>Miami (CNN) —</b> This was Donald Trump's moment of Zen.<p>A chastened Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got back to basics. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz focused on his pitch to become the sole Trump alternative. And Ohio Gov. John Kasich kept up his routine of staying above the fray.<p>All of which allowed Trump to drop his …

Scientists have discovered a new way to fight antibiotic resistance

Two types of lab-made molecules make drug-resistant bacteria susceptible to antibiotics again, researchers report March 9 in <i>Science Translational Medicine.</i><p>The discovery could provide new tools in the fight against microbes such as methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus,</i> or MRSA<i>,</i> which causes …

This illustrator is raising mental health awareness by drawing conditions as monsters

LONDON – A UK-based illustrator is creating a series of drawings that aim to raise mental health awareness – by depicting different disorders and …

Mental Health

How to Beat Procrastination

<i>This is Part 2. You won’t get Part 2 if you haven’t read Part 1 yet. Here’s Part 1.</i><p><i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline</i> …

Why exactly procrastinators procrastinate

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p><b>pro-cras-ti-na-tion</b> |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|<br>noun<br>the action of delaying or postponing something: <i>your first tip is to avoid procrastination</i>.<p>Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would …

Procrastination

Man’s contact lens nightmare is a warning to others

CINCINNATI, Ohio– Chad Groeschen was working on an outdoor deck for a client a few weeks ago when his left eye started itching. He chalked it up to …

Contact Lenses

The Top 10 Metabolism Boosting Foods

As we get older, our metabolism naturally slows down. For some of us that means that it finally will work at an average rate; for others it means …

11 Science Photos From This Week That Will Fill You With Awe

Mars drones, a new anglerfish, and more!

Vatican astronomer says aliens exist but is unlikely to have been visited by Jesus

We are not alone, says Vatican: Pope's chief astronomer says alien life exists, but it is unlikely to have been visited by Jesus<p><b>Vatican chief</b> …

'Ultra-rapid' aircraft concept would fly from New York to London in 1 hour

Aircraft patent filings are not a great predictor for what air travel will actually be like in the near future, but they can certainly stir the …

San Francisco

7 products the food industry has convinced you are healthy

Your trusty vitamin water is actually loaded with sugar, but what else would you expect from a Coca-Cola product?<p>Science has come a long way toward identifying what kills us, but we are still a longer way from knowing what keeps us going. It is in the murky gray areas that charlatans lurk, peddling …

The Freakishness of Christianity

What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?<p>Evangelical Christianity has long had a stranglehold on how Americans imagine public faith. Vague invocations of “religion”—whether it’s “religion vs. science” or “religious freedom”—usually really …

Faith

Next Tuesday, more than nine years after leaving Earth, Nasa’s probe will make history as the first spacecraft ever to reach the distant dwarf planet<p>Nine years after it left Earth, Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft will on Tuesday become the first probe to reach Pluto, the mysterious icy world at the …

Solar System

This hidden iPhone feature lets you perform one of 6 secret functions in an instant

With millions of new people continuing to buy Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and other iPhone models each month, it’s important for us to remember …

This is one of the coolest iPhone tricks we’ve seen, and you had no idea it existed

Apple’s mobile platform iOS began its life in 2007 as a surprisingly simple operating system. Whereas earlier smartphone platforms were complex to …

A bigger, better Galaxy S6 may debut soon – and yes, it reportedly copies the iPhone

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is my favorite Android phone. People who don’t appreciate design or differentiation will tell you that the edge display is …

Peek eye testing app shown to work as well as charts for visual acuity

An app to test eyesight easily and affordably using a smartphone is as accurate as traditional charts, according to a study published today.<p>Peek (the …

New crazy device that promises perfect vision for the rest of your life

Having invented a device that lets you see “three times better than 20/20 vision” without wearing any contacts or glasses at all — for an entire …

10 Curious Facts Our Eyes Reveal About Our Biology

The eyes may be said to be the windows of the soul, but a look at our eyes also sheds some interesting light upon diverse facets of human biology. In …

Ocushield: A screen protector that protects your eyes more than the screen

It’s easy for us to get consumed in our smartphones, tablets and laptops, considering everything they can do. But the side effects are often overlooked. Eye strain, retinal dysfunction and fatigue can all be caused by using electrical devices too much and at the wrong times of day.<p>A recent study by …

Everything Apple Announced at Its September 2014 Event

After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 is finally official… along with a bunch of other stuff! Here’s a recap of the highlights from Apple’s event today in Cupertino in case you were having some technical problems with the livestream. For full details, check out the link(s) below each highlight.<p>…

iOS 8 Launching on September 17

Today at its special event, Apple has announced that iOS 8 would be released on September 17 as a free download, just two days before the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release.<p>The new version on iOS will be available for iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, the 5th generation iPod touch, …