Iraq’s Dying Rivers

For thousands of years, two famous rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, made Iraq one of the most fertile regions in the Middle East. Often called "the cradle of...

Is texting ruining the art of conversation? Fear we are losing...

Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent...

10 Reasons Growing up with Divorced Parents Made Me a Better...

Whenever I hear the words "broken family," I get a little pain in my chest. My parents split up when my sister and I...

Why snoozing your alarm could be damaging your health

There are two types of people in this world: A) the people who set an alarm and gleefully hop out of bed at the...

5 Inspiring Athletes Who Will Get You Excited for the Special...

The Special Olympics World Games will draw thousands of athletes to Abu Dhabi this weekend, each one bringing a unique story about obstacles faced and overcome....

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Lift Weights

I'm not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that the gym I frequented growing up in Wisconsin was directly attached to a restaurant....

What countries have the longest life expectancies?

Okinawa, Japan, where hundreds of residents are over 100 years old, is often known as "the land of immortals." Last year, the number of...

When rips, tears and falls kill a dancer’s career (or don’t)

Lauren Post, a corps de ballet member of American Ballet Theatre, caught her foot in the hem of her costume one night and tripped. Just...

Lasers Rise as Threat to Retinas

So far, the reports have been scattered and anecdotal. But eye doctors around the world are warning that recent cases of teenagers who suffered...

What are the healthiest foods for a balanced diet?

Everyone knows that a balanced diet is essential to enjoying a long, healthy life. And we all know that we're supposed to aim for five...

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