Jenna Riordan

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5 of the Best Horror Books to Make You Love Being Afraid

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Republican strategist files $4m libel suit against Trump and his campaign

Donald Trump’s campaign manager allegedly boasted that the Republican frontrunner’s campaign “could do what they wanted with Fox” and that the cable news channel was on their side, according to a libel lawsuit filed by a Republican strategist.<p>In the $4m defamation lawsuit filed on Monday in New …

Scientists discover 3 suns in this alien planet's sky

Eat your heart out, Tatooine: A newly discovered alien planet has not one, not two, but three suns in its sky.<p>While scientists know of many planets …

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

Rage Disorder Linked with Parasite Found in Cat Feces

Uncontrollable, explosive bouts of anger such a road rage might be the result of an earlier brain infection from the toxoplasmosis parasite, an …

University of Chicago

Planning a baby? New research shows why dad's health habits are important, too

Women who want to have a baby are well aware of how their lifestyle and daily habits can affect their chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby. There's now a growing body of evidence showing men's behavior before pregnancy may also be important.<p>A new report linking caffeine …

Pregnancy

Whale without a tail spotted off New Zealand coast stuns wildlife experts

Experts are “bewildered” about how the whale lost most of its tail<p>A whale without a tail spotted off the coast of New Zealand has left wildlife experts “bewildered” after photos were shared online.<p>The humpback whale, which has most of its tail missing, was spotted by whale watchers near the town of …

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Anxiety really sucks.<p>It was early 2015, and I was fresh off a seven-month silent meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. After months of meditating …

Grow A Bacterial Zoo In A Bottle

How to build your own Winogradsky column<p>In the 1880s, Russian microbiologist Sergei Winogradsky sealed pond water, mud, and nutrients in a clear tube. The column gave rise to a diverse mix of pond bacteria, which organized into layers based on their energy sources: carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, or …

How to Create a Cobra Braid—the Newest Fashion Week Hair Trend You Can Wear Every Day

Yep, New York fashion week is still going on. And if you find yourself constantly rolling your eyes over all the high fashion and crazy makeup looks on your Instagram feed, we've got something here that could make you happier. Over the weekend, at the Leanne Marshall show, models wore an awesome …

Hair

10 horror books too terrifying to handle

<b>By DEANNA JANES</b><p>You’ve got the chills – and it’s not because the temperature outside is dropping. We’re talking horror books from big-name writers who …

Books

11 Healthy Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love More Than Chocolate Cake

Sometimes healthy eating resolutions can make you feel like you’re giving up all the things you love. And while donut Sundays and pizza + beer Wednesdays might temporarily be on hold, you can still indulge in that one treat that makes all your troubles go away — chocolate. That’s right, *healthy* …

Scientists Just Discovered a Weird New Shark That Glows in The Dark

Its official name: Ninja Lanternshark.<p>Say hello to the ninja lanternshark, a species of shark that has only just been discovered. It's really weird. …

Zoology

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows<p>Up to nine in 10 cancers are caused by environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution, a new scientific study has …

How Bacteria and Brown Fat Can Spur Weight Loss

As a human, you’re undoubtedly familiar with white fat: the pillowy kind under the skin that stores calories and excess energy. But there’s another …

Nutrition

Future of human gene editing to be decided at landmark summit

Now that the ability to selectively insert or remove genes from DNA is widespread, a ‘global discussion’ is being convened to agree fresh safeguards<p>The question could hardly be more profound. Having stumbled upon a simple means to make precise changes to the code of life, should humans take control …

The Difference Between Dogs And Cats

When I was a little girl, I believed -- for much longer than I should admit -- that all dogs were boys and all cats were girls.<p>I believed this despite the fact that when I was about five I had a dog named Daisy. But I never for one minute believed that Daisy was a girl.<p>(I didn't believe that Lassie …

Six horror films too scary for the critics

It’s where some of the most innovative storytelling is happening these days, as well as maybe being the most likely to feature female protagonists …

Horror

Reprogram Your Brain to Improve Relationships and Heal Past Wounds

If you’ve followed my work, you’ve probably heard me talk about or read something I’ve written that has talked about the skillful application of …

Scientific studies of animal intelligence and emotion reveal surprising traits

It cemented a life long pursuit investigating the smarts of fish and Brown's findings would probably surprise many.<p>"There's virtually nothing a fish …

Robin Williams

Artist Toby Allen brings mental illnesses to life by illustrating different conditions

Artist brings mental illnesses to life by illustrating the symptoms of different debilitating conditions, from depression to anorexia, as sinister …

The Rise of the Functioning Alcoholic: Is Getting Drunk After 30 Still as Fun?

Alcohol has unfortunately been a theme in my life for some time. At the age of 15, I had two people in my life abuse alcohol and other substances to the point where they could no longer function successfully in society. At the age of 15, I became an adult, and never looked back. I watched first …

Cure Everything With Essential Oil

I’ve always liked the idea of essential oils. I drip lavender into my bubble bath and emerge convinced that I have achieved the ultimate state of …

How I Got Sober

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a lot of things. In elementary school I wanted to be a dancer. In middle school, I became fascinated with bee charmers and thought that sounded cool. In high school, I just wanted to get away from the small town I had always known and be a stranger in a …

Hundreds of retirees share secrets to a happy marriage

When gerontologist Karl Pillemer asked hundreds of retirees to tell him the secret to a happy marriage, they poured their hearts out.<p>They said that "marriage is hard. It takes spirit and resilience," says Pillemer, 60, a Cornell University professor. They said it "is something that you work at and …