Katie Kiedrowski

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New Study Casts Doubt On 'Healthy Obesity'

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/30/2014 05:54 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Obese people who don't have certain signs of heart disease now may still be at higher risk for future disease than normal-weight people, according to a new study.<p>Researchers looked at nearly 15,000 adults in Korea, …

The Best Longreads on Autism

Autism rates have skyrocketed in recent years, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control. Much of that has to do with our growing …

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

Picnics Can Go F*ck Themselves

But enjoy the rest of your summer.<p>I love eating. I love being outdoors. I love warm weather. I love a lazy afternoon non-activity. I love stretching out on a blanket. I love the smell of fresh cut grass. I love being in love and doing something by-the-book charming. But when all of those things are …

Physicists find a new 'state of matter' in the eyes of chickens

An unusual arrangement of particles has been discovered in the cells of chicken eyes. It's the first time scientists have seen such a system in a …

9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral

One man wants to set the record straight about giving back in bed<p>It has come to my attention that there is a terrible rumor going around about men: that we're selfish in bed. Hey, I'll admit, there's not a man I know who will decline oral sex from a woman he fancies. I mean, it's a blowjob! It's …

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What You Don’t Know About Your Vitamins

If you’re like most Americans, you probably pop a multivitamin or some other supplements every day. After all, our diets are notoriously …

What My 94-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me About Life

A year ago my 94-year-old grandma was sitting next to me, and I recognized that her reality was much different than mine. Here was a woman who has lived through the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President Kennedy, 9/11, and now …

The Stuff of (Disturbing) Dreams

Dreams are one of the most fascinating -- and least understood -- aspects of sleep. Though science has offered possibilities, we don't yet understand the purpose of dreaming. Dreams can encompass a dramatic range of emotion, and subject matter. Some dreams seem plucked directly from our everyday …

Expanding the Conversation About Eating Disorders

I've spent a lot of time talking with college students since founding Active Minds more than 10 years ago. That's a big part of my job -- figuring out what the average student believes and experiences with regard to mental health. Through those conversations, I've noticed a great deal of isolation …

Researchers Puzzled Over Link Between Anorexia And Having A Twin

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 02/27/2014 07:15 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Being a twin or a triplet may increase a person's risk of developing anorexia, a new study from Sweden suggests.<p>The study followed more than 2 million Swedish children from birth into their teen and young adult …

Compassion, Music, Laughter: The Tree of Life and the Ripple Effect

<b>Compassion. Music. Laughter.</b> I felt these experiences while sitting a few feet away and listening to Arianna's story during a recent conference in NYC.<p>I was transformed. My senses were heightened as dopamine and serotonin were flowing. My heart was racing as she talked about the Third Metric, GPS …

Breaking Free From the Myth of Independence

<b>Interdependence is the Key to Successful Relationships</b><p><i>"Love comes quietly; finally, drops around me, on me, in the old way. What did I know, thinking myself able to go alone all the way."</i> Robert Creeley<p>In the early years of my relationship with Charlie, I was plagued with a constant nagging voice …

7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want? Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to …

Bill Nye, the Essential Guy

As a primetime TV host? Maybe. As a Congressman? Potentially. But do we need him around, in some way, to advance the human cause? Desperately.<p><b>Bill Nye debated creationist Ken Ham</b>at the Creation Museum about the viability of evolution last night. It was a nice, singular moment for pop culture for a …

The Science Behind 'Brain Training'

Increasing fluid intelligence has proven beneficial for people diagnosed with ADHD, and selling memory improvement is a big business. Are the claims overheated?<p>In 2002, Torkel Klingberg, a psychologist at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, published a study involving 14 children with attention deficit …

The War on Reason

Scientists and philosophers argue that human beings are little more than puppets of their biochemistry. Here's why they're wrong.<p>Aristotle’s definition of man as a rational animal has recently taken quite a beating.<p>Part of the attack comes from neuroscience. Pretty, multicolored fMRI maps make …

Galileo Matters More Than Ever on His 450th Birthday

The scientist's insights continue to enrich our world.<p>Not every astronomer can claim to have enjoyed both the attention of the Inquisition and the Indigo Girls, but then again, Galileo was no ordinary genius.<p><b>Discoverer of moons, toppler of Aristotle's physics, and celebrated loser of history's most</b> …

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap.<p>Dogs always seem to know when you're upset and need extra love, even though they hardly understand a word of what you say. How can that be?<p>Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to …

Over The Past 60 Years, A Reef Island Has Grown Out Of The Sea

It is now stable and vegetated. Great job, island!<p>How old are you? Are you of retirement age yet? If so, in your lifetime, an island has been reborn, sand grain by sand grain.<p>Between 1945 and 2010, a sediment deposit in the Pacific Ocean grew to become a "fully vegetated and stable island," two …