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What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG?

Human chorionic gonadotropin, commonly known as hCG, is a hormone found in women's blood and urine throughout pregnancy. The hCG becomes detectable …

Pregnancy

5 Classic Horror Novels You Can Finish In A Single Sitting

Bookworms know that after a long week, there are few things better than checking out of the real world and checking into the world of a novel. If you …

Horror

The salary you need to comfortably afford a 2-bedroom apartment in the 25 biggest US cities

Rent for a two-bedroom apartment in New York City is more than double the cost of rent in Denver, Colorado.<p>It's clear that depending on where in the United States you live, rent may take up a bigger portion of your income.<p>SmartAsset found what income is needed to comfortably afford rent for a …

Real Estate

If You Wanna See Some Epic Space Action, Look Up on July 27

Mars and the moon are going to put on a show.<p>Get ready, space geeks: The week of July 23 through July 29 is going to be pretty epic when it comes to …

Lunar Eclipse

How Scientists Discovered a New Shark Species Near Florida

Meet Genie’s Dogfish.<p>Marine biologists have a reason to celebrate this Shark Week. A team of scientists from the Florida Institute of Technology has …

Florida

'Link between diabetes and cancer risk firmly established'

That diabetes and cancer are linked in some way is by no means a new idea, but it had never previously been confirmed. Now, a major new study draws a …

Diabetes

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

Landing 12 people on the moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest.<p>Astronauts collected rocks, took photos, performed experiments, planted some flags, and then came home. But those stays during the Apollo program didn't establish a lasting human presence on the moon.<p>More …

Space Exploration

15 Shocking Thrillers to Read This Summer

Cristina Alger<p>Set in the world of high finance, <i>The Banker’s Wife</i> centers on Annabel, a banker’s wife on the hunt to find out more about her husband’s sudden death following a plane crash, and Marina, a journalist who marries into the elite upper class. When Marina uncovers information on one of the …

The ‘Iceman’s’ last meal was a high-fat feast

In 1991, hikers in the Italian Alps stumbled upon a dead body. But this was no typical John Doe case: The man had been dead for about 5300 years, …

Why are memes of black people reacting so popular online?

Amid the fanfare surrounding the release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s surprise joint album and their video for APES**T, one group were paying particularly close attention: the professional gif creators employed by companies such as GIPHY, Tenor and Imgur. Because, as Beyoncé’s “Beychella” performance …

Women of Color

The very important reason you should leave a spoon of sugar out in your garden

"If bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humans would have just four years left to live."<p>It is a shocking claim, but one made from one …

This week’s 6 must-read books

<b>What We Were Promised</b> <i><br>Lucy Tan (fiction, Little, Brown)</i><br>Set in modern Shanghai, where extreme wealth edges against poverty, a family in a luxurious …

The Leggings Celebrities Swear By Because They Make Your Butt Look AMAZING

If there’s one person who is the authority on butts looking good, it’s <b>Jennifer Lopez</b>. The 48-year-old is literally aging backwards and her …

Jennifer Lopez

An Expert's Guide to Intermittent Fasting For Beginners

There are a lot of diet options out there, but don't despair if you haven't found the right one for your lifestyle. Instead, consider giving intermittent fasting a try. I get it — if you're anything like me, the mere mention of fasting may send you running in the opposite direction, but I quickly …

Upside-Down Bikinis Are Now The Newest Trend On Instagram

13 hours ago<p>As if 2018 couldn't be any extra.... the "upside-down" bikini trend is blowing up Instagram and it's quickly becoming a huge thing. Rumor …

11 Books That Will Make You Laugh

What’s not to love about a book that makes you laugh? When we’re not binging sitcoms online or re-watching our favorite rom coms, you can find us …

Books

A beginner’s guide to summer stargazing

You may be a fanatic when it comes to astrology—perhaps you even used your sign to plan your summer travels—but how well do you know astronomy…as in, …

Seven ways to do intermittent fasting

There are many different ways of intermittent fasting. The methods vary in the number of fast days and the calorie allowances.<p>Intermittent fasting …

A glowing red 'blood moon' this week will be the longest lunar eclipse in a century — here's how to see it

July is shaping up to be an excellent month for astronomy fans.<p>On the night of July 27 and the early morning hours of July 28, sky-watchers in the Eastern Hemisphere will be treated to the longest lunar eclipse set to occur in the 21st century.<p>Astronomers expect the total eclipse to last for an …

Astronomy

My Doctor Taught Me a Simple Hydration Trick—And Now My Skin Is Glowing

I'm of the opinion that I'm perpetually dehydrated; no matter how meticulously I keep track of my water consumption, one glass of wine or beer after …

The Top 10 Resort Hotels in Italy

From Tuscany’s rolling hills to the shores of Lake Como, these Italian gems have mastered the art of la dolce vita.<p>This year, many of our readers’ …

The Vampire Movie Deadpool Loved Is Coming to Netflix

Remember in <i>Deadpool 2</i>, when Dopinder talked about a Kirsten Dunst (“Kiersten Dunst?”) vampire movie? That movie was <i>Interview with the Vampire</i>, a 1994 …

These Acne Patches Actually Made Our Breakouts Vanish Overnight

As if having acne wasn't frustrating enough already, there's nothing more uncomfortable than going to bed covered in lotions and potions in a bid to …

Kylie Jenner Is Body-Confident in a White Crop Top, Mom Jeans & Chanel Dad Shoes

Kylie Jenner reunited with her best friend Jordyn Woods yesterday for a lunch date in Calabasas, Calif.<p>In place of the duo’s standard glam looks, …

Woman reveals 'magical' cancer treatment that saved her life after being told she had months to live

A woman opened up about being cancer free after taking part in an experimental trial - just after being told that she had months to live.<p>Judy Perkins …

Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy'

Almost every day, Kenneth Scalir takes a trip to the library or a cafe near his home in Sherman Oaks, California, to spend about an hour on his favourite site: Myspace.<p>Scalir, 48, is one of a dwindling group of people still committed to what was once the most popular social networking platform in …

MySpace

Stop Overpacking! We Found 9 Lightweight Jackets For Traveling — All Under $40 on Amazon

One of the most complicated parts of traveling is packing. If you always end up with an overpacked bag and barely wear half the clothes, this year, it's time to get strategic. One easy way you can save space is by investing in the perfect jacket you can take everywhere, so you only need just one …

Tarte Just Dropped Limited-Edition "Fairy Wand" Brushes & They're Practical Magic

Until I was about nine I wholeheartedly believed I was a fairy princess from a faraway land who had been wrongfully transported to the boring human …

What I Learned From Having A One-Night-Stand Every Night For A Week

Some people have negative opinions about having sex with a one night stand, but here's what one writer learned about love, sex, and herself by doing …

Rid Yourself of Money Issues: How To Earn A Side Income If You Enjoy Writing

It’s hard to live these days even if you have a full-time job. Do you have much money left over once your bills are paid? If not, you won’t be able …