Sharon McClelland

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4 Dietary Mistakes That Lead To Weight Gain During Menopause & How To Avoid Them

We change our hairstyles as we age, we adjust our wardrobe as the years roll by, but we never look at our diet as something that may need tweaking a little as we enter our middle years.<p><b>Why is this?</b><p>Just as some hair and make up mistakes can have you looking older than you are, some foods can be …

6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

15 Recipes That Combine Avocados and Eggs For the Greatest Breakfast Ever

There are no words that could possibly describe the great combo that is avocados and eggs. It's fat on fat — and the only thing that could possibly make this partnership even more melt-worthy is adding a third fat (bacon or cheese . . . or both). Thankfully these recipes go there. From sandwiches …

12 Things the Internet Taught Us to Make With Avocados (There's Pasta! And Pie!)

You know about avocado toast, but avocado...pie?<p>Our love for avocados knows no bounds. We pile it on toast. We sneak it into smoothies. We blend it with sour cream because we're crazy like that. But, as with so many other areas of life, it turns out the Internet (and YouTube in particular) had much …

Healthy Eating

Ask Dr. Bob: Eating More Vegetables, Protecting Your Teeth, and Injury-Proofing Your Body

<b>Eat Your Vegetables</b><i><br>At lunch, should I forgo a side of veggies with my sandwich so I have fewer calories to burn off during a workout later?</i><br>Don’t do …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

25 Things Every Country Home Needs

We asked and you answered! Here are the essentials you told us make your country home complete.<p>A porch swing? A loyal dog? We asked and you answered! Here are the essentials you told us make your country home complete. More than 2,000 of you chimed in—here are some of our favorite responses.

Why our brains see the black and blue dress as white and gold

Have you seen this dress? Depending on whom you ask, it might be black and blue or white and gold.<p>Tumblr/Swiked<p>The debate, which started after a photo of the dress was posted on Tumblr, has raised some obvious scientific questions about why people are seeing the dress in different colours. Experts …

The Brain

Dreamlike Scenes by Conceptual Photographer Jenna Martin

Jenna Martin constructs alternate, dreamlike realities through her conceptual photography. Inspired by films and storytelling, the Montana-based creative takes advantage of her mountainous, serene surroundings to capture elaborate portraits that truly come to life after seamlessly blending …

Photography

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Clint Eastwood

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

Glastonbury

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

Nature

Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Soccer

Portrait Series Captures the Charming Personality of Very, Very Old Dogs

Canadian photographer Pete Thorne celebrates the beauty of aging in this portrait series featuring what he describes as “very, very old dogs.” So far, the ongoing project, entitled <i>Old Faithful</i>, has more than 50 gray-haired dogs in the collection. Thorne works closely with his subject and owner to …

Pets

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

History

APOD: Comet McNaught Over New Zealand (2014 Oct 19) Image Credit & Copyright: Minoru Yoneto http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141019.html Explanation: Comet McNaught was perhaps the most photogenic comet of modern times -- from Earth. After making quite a show in the northern hemisphere in early January of 2007, the comet moved south and developed a long and unusual dust tail that dazzled southern hemisphere observers. In late January 2007, Comet McNaught was captured between Mount Remarkable and Cecil Peak in this spectacular image taken from Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. The bright comet dominates the right part of the above image, while the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy dominates the left. Careful inspection of the image will reveal a meteor streak just to the left of the comet. Today, Comet Siding Spring may become the most photogenic comet of modern times -- from Mars. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141019 #APOD

NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns.<p>"You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," Dr. Fiona A. Harrison, professor of physics and astronomy at the California …

HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa

Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world's most virulent strain of<p>HIVhad already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to new research.<p>In a paper published recently in the journal Science, …

Public Health

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …

Paper Craft

National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

Photograph by Dina Litovsky, Polaris<p><b>December 2014</b><p><b>Japan</b>—A young woman rides an escalator through the kaleidoscopic entrance to the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku mall in Tokyo. Behind her, mirrors reflect the images of shoppers in one of the city’s most fashionable districts.<p>Photograph by Nurcholis …

Travel Photography

Metabolic enzyme stops progression of most common type of kidney cancer

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research …

Electricity-Eating Bacteria Are Real and More Common Than We Thought

In the extreme world of bacteria, stunts such as living in hot springs or without oxygen are, like, totally unimpressive. But then there are bacteria …

Huge Impact Crater In Russia Tied To Ancient Mass Extinction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New evidence implicates one of Earth's biggest impact craters in a mass extinction that occurred 33.7 million years ago, according to research presented here Wednesday (June 11) at the annual Goldschmidt geochemistry conference.<p>Researchers from the University of California, Los …

Weird Case of Look-Alike Snakes Surprises Researchers

The recent extinction of a lethal snake in the North Carolina Sandhills has led a harmless serpent that lives there to mimic the deadly snake, researchers say.<p>This finding surprised researchers, who had expected that the harmless snake would evolve to look less like the extinct snake, since …

Zoology

New tumor-targeting agent images and treats wide variety of cancers

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) report that a new class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out and find …

Gum disease bacteria selectively disarm immune system, study finds

The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. In healthy people, these bacteria are typically harmless and …

Dormant viruses re-emerge in patients with lingering sepsis, signaling immune suppression

A provocative study links prolonged episodes of sepsis—a life-threatening infection and leading cause of death in hospitals—to the reactivation of …

Scientists reveal details of calcium 'safety-valve' in cells

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Sometimes a cell has to die -- when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an …

U.S. Department of Energy