Mary Elizabeth Burroughs

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An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China suggests.<p>Daily egg eaters had an 18% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, which manifests as heart attacks and strokes, compared with adults who avoided eggs, …

Nutrition

How Parents Can Predict Their Kids’ Future Careers

Kids don't know what they want to be so, if you're genuinely curious, it's best to ask them different kinds of questions.<p>Realistic (R)<p>I like to work …

Kids

A Trainer Says These Are the 10 Exercises You Should Do to Lose Fat and Build Muscle

Strength training is a must whether your goal is to lower your body fat percentage or build lean muscle. Weightlifting burns more calories than cardio, and due to the demand placed on your muscles, you end up burning calories all day long.<p>Personal trainer Bret Contreras, CSCS, PhD, Sports Science, …

Exercise

Ostracised and fetishised: The perils of travelling as a young black woman

<b>Ashley Butterfield, 31, has been around the world - but a visit to India brought home the particular challenges of being a lone black female tourist.</b><p>"Are blacks better in bed because of genetics or diet?" the middle-aged Indian restaurant owner asked me earnestly as I finished the dinner he had …

Women of Color

Japanese Are Polishing Dirt Balls To Perfection, And The Result Will Blow You Away

The making of ‘dorodango‘ is a traditional pastime for Japanese schoolchildren, that has grown into an art form in its own right. The dodorango is …

New Mexico

Floating Rice Bottle - SICK Science | Science Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

Floating Rice Bottle – SICK Science<p><b>Investigate these mysterious bottles of rice.</b><p>Although this effect is presented with modern containers like plastic …

Early Intervention Games

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara Sher<p><b>A resource of fun games for parents or teachers to help young children learn social and motor skills</b><br>Barbara Sher, an expert occupational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or …

The Best New Books Coming Out Summer 2018

Coming soon to a bookstore near you<p>It’s shaping up to be another great summer for books, which is why the number one item on our spring cleaning …

Books

These Twins, One Black and One White, Will Make You Rethink Race

Marcia and Millie Biggs say they’ve never been subjected to racism—just curiosity and surprise that twins could have such different skin colors.<p>When Amanda Wanklin and Michael Biggs fell in love, they “didn’t give a toss” about the challenges they might face as a biracial couple, Amanda says. “What …

Color Management

31 Underrated Foreign Novels You Should Read

Time to expand your preferences.

Books

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

1/<p>"The Singularity is Near" by Ray Kurzweil<p>Amazon<p>Futurist Ray Kurzweil has thought deeply about the role computational power and artificial …

150 Whales Beached in Australia, as Rescuers Fight to Save Them

HONG KONG — More than 150 whales became stranded on a Western Australia beach, wildlife officials said Friday, as poor weather and the threat of frenzied sharks prevented rescuers from saving scores of them.<p>The short-finned pilot whales were spotted Friday morning on the coastline of Hamelin Bay, …

Whales

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

Workouts

10 Science YouTube Channels That Teach Kids All The STEM Skills (To Blow Stuff Up)

By<p>Feb 22 2018, 2:00 PM<p>Sure, you could feed your child a steady diet of <i>Sid the Science Kid</i> and <i>Bill Nye the Science Guy</i> to get them up to STEM speed, …

‘Life or death for black travelers’: How fear led to ‘The Negro Motorist Green-Book’

In the 1930s, the freedom of the open road beckoned, but for African Americans traveling in the Jim Crow era, highways could be fraught with peril.<p>Stopping at the wrong roadside diner could lead to discrimination and “embarrassments.” Running out of gas on a highway could lead to an encounter with …

Black History

‘Freedom of speech, but not freedom of action’: Two moms on raising black boys

“How do I tell my son that he can be anything he wants to be when he grows up, except a strong black man?”<p>Tai Hall is the author of “#Lunchbox chronicles: Raising a Conscious Black Boy in America,” a breezy book about the challenges she faces raising her 11-year-old son Kordelle on her own. There …

Parenting

A microscopic fungus could mop up our Cold War-era nuclear waste

This hardcore yeast thrives amidst acid and radiation.<p>During the Cold War, the United States produced a truly mind-boggling amount of radioactive waste. We failed to properly dispose of much of that sludge, and it's been leaking from underground storage tanks since the 1950s. Over the years it has …

Nuclear Waste

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

Biology

Loneliness Can Be Toxic

Carrie Aulenbacher grew up painfully lonely in rural Pennsylvania. Despite having a loving husband and friends, the 39-year-old administrative …

Sea levels off Dutch coast highest ever recorded in 2017

Storm surges and tidal cycles caused record sea levels along the coast of the Netherlands last year, a Dutch marine institute has found.<p>"The level has been rising gradually since 1890 by about 0.2 cm per year due to the melting of the ice and the warming up of the ocean," expert Fedor Baart, of the …

Sea Level

The Squid That Sink to the Ocean’s Floor When They Die

While the lives of squid are mysterious in many ways, one gruesome truth is that after mating comes death.<p>First the male dies. Next the female, after making a little pouch of eggs, begins to starve.<p>“She is unable to feed because the egg mass is in front of the mouth,” explains Henk-Jan Hoving, a …

Zoology

Americans’ Life Expectancies Vary Wildly From County To County, New Research Shows

New data reveal that your expected lifespan could vary by as much as two decades — all depending on where you live.<p>The average American life …

Dead Orca Contained Highest Levels of Toxins Ever Recorded in a Whale

An orca that was found dead last year is now considered one of the most polluted whales ever found: The marine animal contained some of the highest …

The Autonomous Flying Ambulance-Bot Takes Off

The AirMule could sweep into a combat zone and pick up wounded soldiers.<p>Tactical Robots out of Israel just finished the first untethered flight of its autonomous flying transport robot called the AirMule. The AirMule's primary purpose will be as an ambulance, lifting wounded soldiers out of combat …

Legendary Victorian Art Critic John Ruskin on the Value of Imperfection and How Manual Labor Confers Dignity Upon Creative Work

“It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labour can be made happy, and the two cannot be separated with impunity.”<p>Long before Anne Lamott admonished that perfectionism kills creativity, long before Joseph Campbell asserted that “what evokes our love … is the …

15 underappreciated books: sci-fi, fantasy, horror fiction

Other people. What’s the point of them? They’re noisy and everywhere.<p>There is one thing they’re especially good at, however, and that’s recommending …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books