Teresa Davila

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Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

Scientists claim they have evidence that explains why lifestyle changes known to be good for you — low-fat diets, exercise, reducing stress — can lengthen your life.<p>Based on a small, exploratory study, researchers say these good habits work by preventing chromosomes in our cells from unraveling. …

Sophomore TV Shows: Which Will Surge and Which Will Slump?

Can ‘Arrow’ stay true? Can ‘The Carrie Diaries’ recover? Jason Lynch predicts how shows will fare in their second seasons.<p>Netflix (2); The CW; FX

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

FYI: What's The Point Of Sex?

Lots of animals reproduce asexually. Why not humans?<p>This may seem obvious. But in evolutionary terms, the benefits of sexual reproduction are not immediately clear. Male rhinoceros beetles grow huge, unwieldy horns half the length of their body that they use to fight for females. Ribbon-tailed …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

The Quieter Side of Ibiza

The Spanish do it. The French, the Brits, and the Italians are all doing it. But Americans? We haven’t yet joined the ranks of Ibiza lovers.<p>Last month, I gave in to a nagging feeling that I was missing something and packed up my family for a week of sun and sea on Spain’s “white island.” What I …

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Bonne Anniversaire, Coco Chanel! Read the Fashion Icon's Top 10 Quotes

It was the great Coco Chanel who once said, "Fashion passes, style remains." Not only was she one of the greatest style icons of our day—founding her eponymous brand and creating dressing rules still followed today—but she was also a woman of wise words. Her quotes about fashion, life, and love …