Many Americans Unknowingly Drink Excessively

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Many Americans feel comfortable drinking in what they consider to be moderation — a glass or two of wine a night, for example. However, it’s easier than you may imagine crossing the line from moderate drinking to alcoholism. In fact, many Americans’ drinking habits situate them between being moderate drinkers and alcoholics.   A recent… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: Ability to Pinpoint Brain’s Memory Production May Prove Promising for Addressing Memory Impairment

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The more we learn about the human brain through science, the more questions we seem to have. There is always room to go further in our understanding of human brain function; the brain is the most complex organ in the human body, responsible for producing and processing thoughts, emotions, experiences, and memories. As scientists consistently… Read More

Black Friday: What You Can’t Miss and What You Can Skip

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1. If you want to take advantage of Black Friday sales without leaving your home – or your pajamas, for that matter – Amazon.com will be your best bet. The website will make it simple to explore sales all in one place. Plus, they offer to match or beat prices from other websites, like Walmart.… Read More

Trotting Off the Turkey: How Thanksgiving Day Races Have Made the Holiday the Healthiest of the Year

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If somebody was to ask you what the first thing you think of when you hear “Thanksgiving” is, the most appropriate answer would obviously be giving thanks; it would be that Thanksgiving inspires thoughts of reflection and rumination over the blessings in your life for which you are most grateful. Of course, this is a… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Liz Heinecke, Kitchen Pantry Scientist

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Microbiologist, teacher, writer, and mother, Liz Heinecke has built a career in science on her desire to help make science fun, engaging, and simple for kids. Her blog, Kitchen Pantry Scientist, aims to share easy, everyday experiments and activities that parents can do at home to make science a regular and enjoyable part of their kids’ lives and daily routines.… Read More

FSU Reopens Library Doors After School Shooting

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Early last Thursday, a gunman opened fire in Florida State University’s Strozier Library in the midst of midterm exam preparation. The incident left three victims injured, and hundreds of students hiding behind bookshelves.   University and Tallahassee officers met gunman Myron May outside the library within minutes of reported gunfire. He was asked to drop… Read More

Are Online Comments a Thing of the Past?

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In a recent message to readers, website Re/code announced that they decided to remove commenting features from their site.   They wrote, “as social as continued its robust growth, the bulk of discussion of our stories is increasingly taking place there, making onsite comments less and less used and less and less useful.”   Furthermore,… Read More

Science Life Hacks: How a Pencil Can Be the Secret to Relieving a Tension Headache

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Stress is a burden on its own, but when accompanied by physical discomforts like an upset stomach or bad headache, it becomes especially difficult to deal with the load. Luckily, there could be an easy fix when it comes to a stress-related tension headache, and it doesn’t come in the form of over-the-counter pain relievers… Read More

The Modern Man: How The National At-Home Dad Network is Challenging Gender Norms and Crushing Societal Stereotypes

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Originally started by three stay-at-home dads with the goal of creating an organization committed to supporting at-home dads all over the country, The National At-Home Dad Network (NAHDN) – formerly Daddyshome, Inc. – has grown into one of the largest organizations of at-home dads, a fact which was more than evident following this year’s 19th Annual… Read More

“The Hunger Games” New Film Falls Short of Expectations

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This week, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I” hit theaters with a bang – in fact, it was the biggest movie debut of the year. Opening weekend saw a total grossing of $123 million.   Unfortunately, though, this number was lower than expected. After analyzing trends from earlier “Hunger Games” releases, BoxOffice.com predicted that… Read More