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How to Clean Everything in Your Home and Beyond

Every room in your apartment or house comes with its own cleaning challenges. From air vents to rusty cooking ware, we've rounded up a cleaning guide for every room and item you could ever want to clean! And check out DIY cleaning products here!<p>— <i>Additional reporting by Tara Block</i>

5 Steps to a Perfectly Smooth Roller Set on 4C Hair

<i>Still from Jouelzy’s 4c roller set tutorial</i><p>Ever since a few readers expressed skepticism on whether 4c hair could be smoothly curled and wrapped to a …

Tiny motors that fit inside human cells could someday treat disease

Tiny synthetic motors created at Pennsylvania State University are the first ever to fit inside living human cells, where they can modify the cell’s …

See HIV Infecting Gut Tissue

The virus collects in deep pockets in the intestine, and spreads from cell to cell in part by touch.<p>Highlighted in blue and purple in this electron microscope image are HIV-1 virions. As you can kind of tell from their surroundings, they're embedded in living tissue—this is HIV in the middle of …

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Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients

Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and depressed.<p>Johnson's condition initially baffled doctors, but a cardiologist provided a …

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Cancer Cells

Hi-res view shows HIV ‘pools’ in the gut

The human intestinal tract, or gut, is best known for its role in digestion. But this collection of organs also plays a prominent role in the immune …

Placenta may transmit mom’s stress

<b>U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) —</b> The placenta can translate a mother’s exposure to stress into an altered protein, which affects the brains of male and female …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Immunotherapy

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No More Wet Braidouts! 6 Tips for Getting Braidouts to Dry In Time

<i>By Tia of Angel’s Ringlets</i><p>Late night workouts. The 9:00pm co-wash. After hours skinny dip (I have yet to try–but it’s still on my list). Whatever the …

How to write a resume

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How to Generate More Interviews with Your Resume

It's a situation pretty much everyone finds themselves in at some point during their careers: sending your resume out to scores of recruiters and/or …

Nail the "Why Should I Hire You?" Question in Interviews by Listing Your Potential Contributions

The "Why should I hire you?" question in job interviews is one of the hardest to nail because it's typically your last chance to showcase what makes …

Drug Cuts Breast Cancer in High Risk Women By 50%

Women with a high risk for breast cancer can cut their chances of developing the disease by 53% with the drug anastrozole after five years during a …

Black Women Are 40 Percent More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer Than White Women

In the 1980s, the mortality rate for breast cancer was about the same for white and black women. But since then, the breast cancer deaths among the …

Dr. Oz: 5 Easy Health Resolutions to Make This Year