Harry Potter

Reading Harry Potter Might Make You More Tolerant Of Minorities

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:47

Children who read Harry Potter books were more likely to be empathetic and tolerant of both minorities and refugee groups.

lightning strikes

There’s Something Rarer Than Being Killed By Lightning

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:23

Getting struck by lightning is extremely rare, but there is another way to die that is even more unusual.

fatty foods

'Fattest' Chain Restaurant Meal Is Red Robin's 3,540-Calorie 'Monster Meal'

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:06

Red Robin's giant meal of a burger has topped the "Xtreme Eating Awards" list of 2014, becoming the fattest meal to be known to man.

happy old people

'80-Odd Years Of Happy': Watch These Seniors Dance To Pharrell’s Hit Song [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:15

Old people dancing to this overplayed hit song might make you smile and appreciate the message of the music more than before.

Richard Norris on GQ

GQ Cover Shows Full Face Reconstruction Of Gunshot Blast Victim

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:09

39-year-old Richard Norris has survived a complicated face transplant surgery, and is now the center of media attention — and is even featured on the cover of GQ with his new face spotlighted.

marijuana wedding

'Weed Weddings' Are All The Rage In Colorado And Washington

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:17

In states where marijuana is legal, some pot enthusiasts are taking legalization to the next level and introducing it to their wedding ceremonies as a new form of “open bar.”

Ebola medical staff

Nigeria Hospital Quarantined After Country’s First Case Of Ebola

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:53

The Ebola outbreak has now spread to Nigeria, where a hospital has been shut down after a patient died from the virus.

obese worker

Workplace Productivity Suffers When Obese People Are Around

By | Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:58

Obese employees face serious issues at work due to their weight, such as less efficacy and more risk of injury.

hugging trees

Trees Are More Crucial To Our Health Than Many Of Us Realize

By | Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:06

Trees, especially ones in urban settings, can improve human health by reducing air pollution and preventing respiratory disorders.

children reading

'Good News For Materialists’: Books, Videos Boost Happiness Just As Much As Life Experiences

By | Sat, 07/26/2014 - 15:59

Reading books or watching movies can boost your knowledge and skills, and add as much to your happiness as real life experiences.


Unemployment Kills, But Recessions Help You Live Healthier

By | Sat, 07/26/2014 - 13:36

Researchers wanted to better understand why unemployment is harmful to an individual's health, but overall, might decrease mortality rates in a large population.

fighting hypothermia

Hypothermia: How To Increase Your Chances Of Survival In Freezing Water

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:00

Hypothermia involves your body temperature decreasing to dangerous lows, so it’s important to be mentally prepared in case you’re in a life or death situation.

middle eastern girl

Female Genital Mutilation Still Exists, And Needs To Stop

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:08

Female genital mutilation, or “cutting,” still occurs in countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia — and it’s an outdated practice that’s a violation of women’s rights.

Healthy living

This Is The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:47

The best possible thing you can do for your health is the one most effective treatment for a variety of diseases.

Itchy skin

Itchy, Painful Skin Lesions May Be A Sign Of Skin Cancer

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:28

Researchers have found that skin lesions that are both itchy and painful are more likely to be a sign of skin cancer.