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The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Archaeology

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose Window Treatments?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about choosing window treatments. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

Cleaning

The Sandwich Cookie Argentineans Love More Than Steak

Argentina is known the world over for the quality of its steaks, and having spent four months studying Spanish there when I was fresh out of law school, I can attest that Argentinians are obsessed with meat.<p>Their steaks weigh over two pounds each, and grown men are ridiculed if they so much as …

Dessert

10 Tips for Road-Tripping With Toddlers

Emily, Adam, and Colette on the Amazon River. Photo: Courtesy of Our Open Road.<p><i>By Emily Harteau for Fathom</i> | <i>A well-traveled mom knows how to keep the kids happy (and herself sane) while in the driver's seat. Emily knows a thing or two about traveling with kids. As we write this, she's driving</i> …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Cutest. Thing. Ever. The Most Viral Baby Videos of 2013

You’re about to OD on adorable children<p>Even on the <i>worst</i> days, my 4-month-old daughter, Lena, can make me smile. It’s like she knows when Mom needs a pick-me-up. Like the day I spilled breast milk and left my cellphone at the office. When I got home, Lena gave me her version of kisses, which is …

Cute