Raeesa Chand

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Can You Catch Up On Sleep?

When we pull an all-nighter to study for a test or put together a presentation, we assure ourselves we’ll just make it up later—but can you really …

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9 Things You Never Knew About Dreaming

You'll never say "sweet dreams" the same way again.<p>For something we do every night, dreaming is less understood than string theory, flightless birds, and man nipples combined—which makes what science does know even cooler. Here are nine super-trippy facts about dreams, including when you have them …

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4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change. We all know someone (maybe it's you?) who wants to lose weight but quit after two to four weeks. Results didn't happen fast enough. Or it …

The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

It was September 27, 1726, and Mary Toft was going into labor. The 24-year-old peasant, who worked in hop fields of rural England, called out for her …

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Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

Why Does "Will Not" Become "Won't"?

Most contractions in English are pretty straightforward: they are, they're; he would, he'd; is not, isn't; we will, we'll. The two words join …

12 Post-Potter Revelations J.K. Rowling Has Shared

Any proper Harry Potter fan will insist that the series didn’t truly end with the release of the seventh and final book in July 2007, nor did it end …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

Is Your Body Made For Running?

Even though running is the simplest and most convenient fitness activity, it's not for everyone, and some of us should probably avoid it altogether.<p>I've tried to run. In high school I ran to get ready for football. In college I ran middling distances because … well, I'm not sure why. It seemed like …

Sultan of scalp: one doctor peels back the skin to find a better cure for baldness

Dr. Carlos Wesley cues up some Carole King on his laptop and positions a head squarely in front of him. It’s been thawing for 24 hours, ever since arriving by UPS from a cadaver lab in Arizona that sells bodies donated to science. It’s now tender and looks frostbitten, with hair buzzed to a gray …

A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

<b>Correction appended, July 14.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Exeter say that a compound found in the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence …

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11 Female Health Products from the 1908 Sears Catalog

A woman’s health, hygiene, and beauty routines have never been simple. Below, courtesy of Sears, Roebuck’s 1908 catalog, we offer an extremely rare …

Books Are Just a Start

We applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) new policy statement recommendation that "pediatric providers promote early literacy development for children beginning in infancy" (AAP Policy Statement -- Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Practice. June 29, 2014). The …

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.<p>1. <b>Wizards/Witches</b><p>The first wizard who appeared in a …

Great Blurbs in History: A Selection

“…blurbs have gotten so over-the-top. With fewer eyes to see them, an endorsement must be big to gain any traction.”<p>—Jennifer Weiner, “All Blurbed …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

19 Wildly Dangerous Home Remedies From 100 Years Ago

It's hard to understand just how far medical science has progressed over the last hundred years ... until you look at what passed for standard, …

How to Make the Best Mocktail

Think mocktails are just for the under 21 crowd? Think again. Sometimes, booze just isn’t an option. But that restriction doesn’t mean you should …

Hi cutie! Meeting baby pandas in China

Late last year, I found myself waiting on a bench, waiting for my date. I'd been excited about this meeting for weeks, telling all my friends about it ever since it was confirmed. Really, I'd been waiting for this all my adult life. But what, I suddenly worried, if he doesn't like me? I shuffled …

15 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Invitations

We’ve brought you geeky engagement rings, wedding photos and wedding dresses. Now it’s time for geeky invitations!<p>1. View Master<p>I spy with my little …

14 Breathtakingly Beautiful Museums in Africa

We’ve featured museums from Europe, North America, South America and Asia, so our exploration of the most stunning museums from around the world now …

Living with Williams Syndrome, the 'opposite of autism'

<b>"I get so anxious if I want to go out to things. I live with my Mum because I don't want to live on my own. I can't do money. I wish I could."</b><p>Chris Steel is 40 years old. He is remarkably friendly and engaging, and is happiest when he is on stage acting in plays such as George Orwell's Animal …

17 Amazing Facts That Sound Made Up

<b>1.</b> Julia Child concocted her first “recipe” while working as a spy during WWII. It was a shark repellent.<p><b>2.</b> Pythagoras did not believe in irrational …

15 Antiquated Words for 'Happy' We Should Bring Back

Happiness is such a wonderful feeling, why should we only use one word to describe it? In honor of today's International Day of Happiness, why not …

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15 Foreign Terms of Endearment English Should Adopt

English is packed with great words, but even the best words can fall short when you’re feeling affectionate. Want something new to call your sweetie? …

The Science of Cheese Is Weirder Than You Think

Cheese is not just food, it’s a variety show. The multitude of aromas, flavors, and textures found in cheeses throughout the world is more than we …

The Dark Origins of 11 Classic Nursery Rhymes

In the canon of great horror writing, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley tend to dominate the craft. But …

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Too Many Babies Are Born With Heart Defects; Simple Test Helps Diagnosis

A few weeks ago, 3-year-old Brycen Principe asked his mom why people wear snowsuits in the winter.<p>Jessica's answer only fueled his curiosity. More questions followed, faster than Jessica could keep up with as she was busy getting the family ready for the day.<p>"Mommy!" Brycen said in a demanding …

5 Things You Might Not Know About Vaccines

Vaccines are a crucial part of maintaining public health. Here are five things about vaccines—including the ones you may have received!—that you …