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Video: How to sharpen your knives

If you have a really nice set of chef knives, you’d know (or should know!) that the blades need to be maintained and sharpened to make life easier …

Shooting Sports

The 7 core fly fishing knots

Yes, you have to know a few more than seven knots to cover all of fly fishing, but these seven form the core. With them, the fly rodder can fish …


The Village That Will Be Swept Away

Residents of Newtok, Alaska, voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part.<p>NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms with what had become increasingly obvious: They could no longer fight back the rising waters.<p>Their homes perched on a …

Alaska Natives

Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions

Dr. Kendra Fleagle Gorlitsky recalls the anguish she felt performing CPR on elderly, terminally ill patients.<p>It looks nothing like what we see on TV. In real life, ribs often break and few survive the ordeal.<p>"I felt like I was beating up people at the end of their life," she says. "I would be doing …


hemostat dropper knot


What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …


Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

15 Myths About Anti-Vaxxers, Debunked - Part 1

<i>This is part one of a three-part series. Here are parts two and three.</i><p>Alongside the measles cases that have spread across the country since late December has been a rising awareness among parents and the media of a problem that medical professionals and public health officials have been battling …

Public Health
Public Health

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …