Lia Miller

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What's It Like to Wake Up With Sleep Paralysis?

It's as scary as it sounds.<p>The idea of not being able to move as an intruder or monster comes your way is classic nightmare material, but for some …

Top 10 New Species

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How hibernating animals could help fight Alzheimer's disease

Leicester University has found that the protein RBM3 helps restore brain activity when animals wake up from hibernation, and could be a treatmement for people with dementia<p>A protein which protects hibernating animals during lengthy spells of sleeping could be the key to fighting Alzheimer’s …

Science scores major victory in fight against antibiotic resistance

A new test could slash the wait time for diagnoses and eliminate ineffective prescriptions<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>January 1, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Antibiotic resistance, which transforms ordinary microbes into menaces that cannot be easily controlled, …

Microbiology

Why some geckos lose their sticky feet

The gecko's ability to climb walls and ceilings may seem like a superpower -- a gravity-defying skill that scientists and engineers are trying to re-create in a number of different devices, from sticky tape to spaceship-climbing robots.<p>But even the gecko knows when to let a superpower go, according …

Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide

The new simulation tracks the invisible gas that's warming the planet.<p>NASA has released a striking visualization of how carbon dioxide flows around the world. In the simulation, plumes of the greenhouse gas gush into the atmosphere from major industrial centers, swirling from continent to continent …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.

Healthy Eating

3 Ways to Use Ropes to Get an INSANE Workout

Crush calories and blast fat with this incredibly versatile workout tool<p>Whether you're climbing up them, jumping over them, or throwing them around, training with ropes helps tighten and tone nearly every muscle in your body. What's more, experts say it can improve your coordination and reaction …

10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

4 Ways to Burn More Fat

It’ll be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Boosting your metabolism and torching fat doesn't have to be a struggle. We tapped nutrition and fitness experts for their top straightforward tips to help you see real …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

7 Women Explain Exactly How They Lost Weight Without Going On Crazy Diets

Yep, totally possible.<p>It might be the least-fun "would you rather" in existence: Would you rather <i>not</i> be hangry all the time, or lose 10 pounds?<p>Luckily, you don't have to play that cruel game if you're looking for a way to lose weight. These women are proof: Instead of going on a trendy crash diet …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.<p>1. …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

3 Tips to Melt Your Muffin Top in Weeks

These three tricks are simple and obvious—and if you stick with them, they'll work just as well as any diet out there (if not better)<p><b>Be a Dairy Queen</b>In an <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> study, dieters who had three servings of fat-free yogurt a day for 12 weeks lost more fat around their waists …

18 Things You Do When You're Alone—But Would NEVER Admit

We won't tell if you don't.<p>One of the best things about your alone time is that you have the right to be as embarrassing (or gross or weird) as you want—and no one has to know. Here are just a few things that you're probably keeping to yourself—and FYI, you're definitely not alone.<p><b>1. Break out</b> …

9 Hilariously Awkward Things That Happen the First Time You Sleep at a New Guy's Place

And we're not even talking about the hookup<p>Let's face it, adult sleepovers are infinitely better than the ones from your childhood, but they do come with their own set of challenges. Whether this is a casual hookup or someone you've been seeing for a while, the first night together can be equal …