Three Valuable Skills to Master Right Now

What skills do you want to learn right now? Is cooking included in your list? How about photography? Well, if you’d ask me, I’d love to learn self-defense, master another musical instrument (piano!), and speak another language (probably Chinese?). Here’s why. Learning self-defense Stories about murder, rape, kidnapping, burglary, and other evil acts have been…

Why Some Songs Keep Playing in Your Head

Have you ever felt frustrated being stuck in a song that seems to play on an endless loop inside your head? While the “Last Song Syndrome (LSS)” lasts for hours in many people, some suffer for several days. Luckily, after extensive researches and studies, experts found out why songs are stuck and how to get them…

Opportunities in Disguise: The Benefits of Working near Your Home

Choosing between a job near home with less pay and long commute with a higher salary, most would choose the latter because they believe that the pay would compensate the travel. Little they did know that the previous option has its own stunning advantages. Let’s enumerate them and reveal why choosing a work closer to…

Five Easy Steps to Achieve Your Dream

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens What’s your dream? Each of us has that one dream we’ve always held close to our hearts. While some want to start their own business, others wish to…

Why is My Skin Itchy? Examining the Causes of Itchy Skin

Brian Wu Writer, Medical News Today Abstract Human skin has special cells of the immune system that protect the body against bacteria, viruses, and other hidden threats. Once these skin cells detect any foreign substance, they trigger a reaction that causes the skin to swell or inflame. The inflamed skin is what we call rash…

Explainer: is it really OK to eat food that’s fallen on the floor?

Author: Paul Dawson Published: September 10, 2015 Abstract: Dr. Paul L. Dawson, professor of Food Science at Clemson University, conducted research on how contact surfaces can contaminate food. He studied the underlying causes and bases for the “five-second rule”, the myth that shaped our beliefs on when food is safe to eat. So is the…

Why do women have a harder time sleeping than men?

Author: Susan Rinkunas, Science of Us Published: January 4, 2016 Abstract: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests insomnia is more common in women than men. Experts believe that hormones, period, pregnancy, children, menopause, stress, anxiety and depression, partners, and poor sleep hygiene are a few of the reasons this sad truth exists….

Forget ‘Sit down!’ Students now standing up to learn

Author: Kelly Wallace Date Published: December 10, 2015 Abstract: Studies say standing desks can help boost students’ engagement and burn calories. Researchers have done a little study on their effectiveness on children, but early researches were promising. While still new in education, examples across the country of schools moving away from the traditional “sitting all…

The Healthiest Ways to Cook Veggies and Boost Nutrition

Author: Sandee LaMotte Published: May 5, 2016 Abstract: Vegetables are good for the body. Yet experts say you can make them even healthier if you prepare them through ways that maximize their benefits. A few says veggies are best when you eat them raw. Studies, however, show that cooking breaks down the tough outer layers…

China Cancer Villages Caused by Same Heavy Metal Once Sprayed on US Crops

Ethan A. Huff Staff Writer, Natural News Abstract Reuters, a news agency in England, reported that most folks living in China’s “cancer villages” (places near local mines) are suffering from skin lesions and cancer. The cause, based on the report, is industrial pollution from years of chemical mining. Constant exposure to arsenic has harmed people….