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This Is What's Living In New York City's Subways

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.30.2015 | Science

A stunning new portrait series reveals an up-close glimpse of the germs growing in New York City's subway cars. Brooklyn-based artist Craig Ward&...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 30. Dirty Hands.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Relationships are hard. Conflict is everywhere. Lately, Michelle has been trying to blame Lev's farts on me, even though -- and I swear I am not making this up -- only one of us can hiccup and fart at the same time, and it's not me. (Tried. Can't.)

Climate Change This Week: Boreal Twilight, Growing Glowing Bricks, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Northern Lights, Fragile Forests. Source When we threaten forests, we t...

LOOK: Amazing Images Recreated... Using Bacteria!

Upworthy | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts
Read More: Bacteria, Art, Arts News

What do the Chicago skyline, a cat, a subway map, a Van Gogh, and a skull all have in common? They've all been re-created into beautiful masterpieces ...

The Future of Dieting Is Personalized Algorithms Based on Your Gut Bacteria

Science of Us | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

The key to fighting the increasing threat posed by diabetes and obesity may be personalized diets -- that is, eating plans tailored specifically for each individual -- instead of the generalized nutrition guidelines we have now.

How Being Sick Has Made Me Stronger

Anna Snapp | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I know now, that I can stand on my own two feet and deliver my one woman show with confidence because I survived all of it.

What It Means to Be 24 Years Old and Sick

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I feel like I'm behind. I look around me, and my peers are out of their hometowns, on their own, working salary jobs and enjoying the bar scene on the weekends. My life is quite the opposite.

Stepping to the Side to Take a Look

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I've been reflecting a lot about my rehearsals for my one woman show lately. I've had two or three since I last blogged, and certain themes have been coming up. One, is waiting.

How Much Bacteria Is in Your Burger?

Chris Hunt | Posted 09.04.2015 | Green
Chris Hunt

Just in time to put a damper on your Labor Day barbecue, the latest edition of Consumer Reports Magazine hit newsstands yesterday with the cover story, "How Safe is Your Ground Beef?" Our two-word summary: Not very.

The Very Specific Reason Why Children Freak Me Out

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Children freak me out. Now, I don't mean they freak me out in general. They freak me out for very specific reasons. Those reasons have to do with my husband, who had a Double Lung Transplant almost two years ago.

Your Backyard Burgers Are Bursting With Gross Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Word to the wise: If you're planning on hosting an end-of-summer barbecue, don't even think about buying conventional ground beef for your burgers.&n...

Superbug Infections Will Keep Rising If We Don't Do Something Now | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 08/05/2015 11:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are projected to increase in the U...

So Long, Sniff Test: New Tech Tells You When the Milk's Gone Bad

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology
Van Winkle's

Scourge of cereal, corrupter of coffee, cause of more spit takes than a Donald Trump press conference: rotten milk has ruined many mornings. And yet our only defense against the potentially stomach-souring effect is the simple, unreliable sniff test.

The Invisible World Responsible for More Than We Think

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Chantelle Zakariasen

No doubt most of us have heard about probiotic supplements being useful for treating poor digestion, but that's only the beginning.

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

3 Gross Reasons You Shouldn't Wear Shoes In The House | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM How many times have you opened the door after being outside and walked through your house with your shoes on? Hundreds of times...

Good News, Chicago! You Can Safely Smooch The Stanley Cup

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living

"You might as well slurp the handrail of an airport escalator, lick a bathroom door or eat soup out of a rented bowling shoe," CBS Chicago columnist D...

Could a Microbe Transplant Make You Thinner? (and Other Amazing Things About Bacteria and Antibiotics)

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Science

We are in the earliest days of understanding the human microbiome -- the communities of microbes that live in and on our bodies -- but already scientists are getting a sense of the incredible complexity of this ecosystem and its interaction with us.

Summertime: The Perfect Time to Vaccinate

Aileen M. Marty | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Aileen M. Marty

Prevention is not only the least expensive form of medicine and the healthiest, it is also the friendliest and most neighborly. Be a good neighbor and enjoy your summer -- get vaccinated.

Your Keurig Machine May Be Covered In Bacteria And Mold

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Your Keurig coffee machine may be a bacteria breeding ground, according to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago....

Yes, Your Beard Might Be As Dirty As A Toilet Seat. No, You Don't Have To Shave It.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you’re a bearded man or love someone who has a beard, you may have recently heard the horrifying news rattling around the Internet that there is ...

Bacteria Never Looked More Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science

Who knew bacteria could be so mesmerizing? Rogan Brown, for one. The artist, based in southern France, has created a stunning paper sculpture that ...

What We Should Do About Fears of Germs on the Subway

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

"They're finding bubonic plague on the subway!" a friend recently said to me. "How afraid should I be?" Some subway riders are scared. The disco...

What Bacteria And Smell Have To Do With Feminism Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.20.2015 | Arts

Can you imagine what's it like to hand-collect bacterial specimens from 100 of your closest female friends and colleagues? According to An...

The 7 Germiest Items You Probably Touch Every Single Day

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Linda Rodgers | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You expect germs to lurk in the obvious places—the toilet bowl, the trashcans, the floors. But there’s a slew of ...