Kathleen M O'Hara

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When People Ate People, A Strange Disease Emerged

Most of the world didn't know anyone lived in the highlands of Papua New Guinea until the 1930s, when Australian gold prospectors surveying the area realized there were about a million people there.<p>When researchers made their way to those villages in the 1950s, they found something disturbing. …

Public Health

How to Know What You’re Really Feeling So You Can Feel Better

<b>“The more you hide your feelings, the more they show. The more you deny your feelings, the more they grow.” ~Unknown</b><p>Throughout my life, I thought of …

Positive Thinking

10 stress busters

<b>If you're stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause.</b><p>The most unhelpful …

Self-improvement

Pimp Your Smoothie: Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Blend in! A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for five minutes ate 12 percent less food afterward and felt fuller than those whose smoothies were minimally blended. What a great weight-loss tactic!<p><b>Awesome Almond</b><br>Blend 1 small frozen banana, sliced; 3/4 cup kale, lightly …

Meditation: The Anti-Habit That Is the Ultimate Healthy Habit

You've probably heard: meditation will improve your life. Research shows that it can shorten migraines, improve athletic performance, increase one's ability to focus and can be effective for reducing stress and managing anxiety. This is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>With the benefits so clear, why …

Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition

Tabletop Whale

<b>Tabletop Whale</b> is an original science illustration blog.<p>Made with love by a biology grad student at the University of Washington. Charts, …

GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Genetically modified organisms are ancient, technologically speaking. Though some consumers may just be discovering that they're in the food system (and getting riled up about labeling them), farmers have had access to them since 1996.<p>But there's a new technology on the scene, adding a twist to the …

Experts Agree This Is the Best Breakfast For Weight Loss

If you're looking to lose weight, it's time to skip the sugar-laden cereal, and start enjoying a hot comforting bowl of oats in the morning.<p><b>It's</b> …

Fit Links: Dos And Don'ts Of A 20-Minute Workout, 'Biggest Loser' Trainer's Favorite Moves And More

<i>There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.</i><p>If you're going to opt for a high-intensity, ultra-efficient workout, you've got to do it right. POPSUGAR Fitness shares the dos and …

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Redefining Bread

<i>Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Jones, wheat breeder, Professor, and Director of the Washington State University-Mount Vernon Research Center and The Bread Lab.</i><p>The past few years of upheaval in how people grow, cook, think about, and eat food has left no corner of the supermarket untouched. Even bread, …

A Fascinating Tyrion Lannister Fan Theory To Tide You Over Until ‘Game Of Thrones’ Returns

Two preliminary notes:<p>This theory has been floating around <i>Game of Thrones</i> bookreader forums for a few years now, but I, a non-bookreader, just stumbled across it for the first time today and found it interesting. A hearty congratulations and a dozen balloons for you if you were already aware of it. …

A Mapped History of A Song of Ice and Fire

Invasion of the First Men<p>ca. 12, 000 years before Aegon’s Conquest The First Men, invaded Westeros across the land-bridge from Essos, bearing weapons …

Why Emotional Intelligence Is So Important

We already know the answers to life.<p>Health? Eat well and exercise.<p>Success? Work hard and smart.<p>Happiness? Be content with what you have, give more …

Emotional Intelligence

'Game of Thrones' handy snarky season 4 map explains where everybody is

Before watching the <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 4 premiere Sunday night, check out this handy interactive map showing where all your favorite characters …

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Recap Is Perfect for Lazy People

"Game of Thrones" Season 4 kicks off in a few weeks (April 6!), and the wait is almost unbearable. If you're like us, you're far too busy (or lazy) to re-watch all of Season 3. Luckily for everyone, the kind folks at HBO have addressed your plight with a Season 3 recap that runs a mere 25 minutes. …

From Smaug to the Clangers: a brief history of dragons

As we finally come face to face with Tolkien's Smaug on the big screen, Philip Hoare sets off in search of the greatest of all mythical creatures – from the satanic lizards of the Bible to the Jungian monster within us all<p>I doubt if JRR Tolkien would recognise his Smaug in Peter Jackson's new CGI …