Michelle Paul Sbrocchi

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My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren’t My Genes Italian?

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You’ve sent off your awkwardly collected saliva sample, and you’re awaiting …

Genealogy

Try These 6 Breathing Exercises for Stress the Moment You Feel Overwhelmed

Breath is the one constant you can count on. As long as you're living, your breath is with you, serving as an indicator of how you're feeling both …

Yoga

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Microbiology

Delicious Pioneer Woman Recipes That Will Save Dinnertime

Mrs. Drummond, you’ve outdone yourself.<p>When it comes to unabashedly delicious and comforting food, we know Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer …

Cooking

7 Myths About Meditation Preventing You From Grasping The Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness

If you're focused on the wrong things, you won't get the true benefits.<p>Meditation will soon become common in the workplace.<p>Just like the yoga boom that convinced suburban mothers everywhere that they need expensive yoga pants to stretch, meditation will soon demonstrate its value in the corporate …

Mindfulness

The Cult Skin-Care Brand Whose Secret Ingredient Is Being Dirt Cheap

On a recent evening, when I visited the first New York outpost of Deciem, a Toronto-based skin-care brand, the store’s back room had a mood of hushed giddiness, like there was a secret craps game going on and all the players were winning. The rear chamber of the narrow space, appointed in gleaming …

Skin Care

The most popular movie that came out the year you were born

Every year brings its own set of pop culture obsessions. Looking at the most popular movie from each year can tell you a lot about what people were talking about at the time, and how people's tastes have changed. It's fun to look at the most popular one from when you were born and see what everyone …

Movies

Could disrupted sleep be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found strong evidence that disruptions in sleep cycles could be an …

Neuroscience

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Self-improvement