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The Key to Spotting Hidden Narcissists

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Recently, I sat down with the people at OWN studios to discuss how to spot narcissists. We had so much to say it resulted in a three part series. Belo...

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.

Most Obvious Study Ever Declares Women Like Sex on Vacation

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Van Winkle's

New research confirms what we already knew: Women are more inclined to let their freak flag fly on vacation and less concerned about catching a ...

Science Confirms, There's Nothing Worse Than a Know-It-All A**hole

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

Sometimes, health and behavior studies validate our personal quirks and lifestyle choices. For example, when "science says" doodling helps us focus or...

The Superbugs in Our Food Supply Must Be Stopped

Lance B. Price | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

The food safety system in the U.S. has traditionally monitored a few well-known bacteria. We look for bugs such as Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter because they cause millions of food-borne infections every year. Today, my colleagues and I published research suggesting that it is time to add another pathogen to the list of bad bugs in our food.

Revolutionizing Science Communication -- With 3D-Printed Jewelry

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

The challenge in making science communication open and accessible lies in funding the distribution of these materials. Without institutional backing for such innovative projects, it will be entrepreneurial spirits in the likes of somersault 18:24 that will pioneer the revolution in science communication.

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

5 Things I Learned About Sharks From Swimming With Them

Kristine Stump | Posted 07.21.2015 | Science
Kristine Stump

I have been lucky enough to spend many years in the water studying and swimming with sharks to learn how to best protect them. There are a lot of misconceptions about sharks, but to help clear up a few myths up here are five things I've learned from swimming with these amazing and important animals.

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

The Brutality of Reality

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

A startup is about daring market and technology positioning followed by exquisite execution. Since even a bat can position itself, the part of the game one can control becomes all about the execution. Founders agree that design is the key to successful execution, and they proclaim that design contributed more than 70 percent to their success.

21st Century Cures Act Will Change Lives for the Better

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Advances in biomedical and pharmaceutical research continue to occur at a dizzying pace. Yet the process of moving these discoveries out of the lab and into the real world where they can benefit people is frustratingly slow.

What's the Future of Development?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

I am closely following the UN Conference on Financing for Development happening now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and I am thinking of the potentialities and the (hopeful) opportunities that a conference of this caliber can have on a global scale, making a meaningful impact on the lives of millions of people in developing countries.

Researchers Discover a Protein-Packed Superfood That Tastes Just Like Bacon

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Now this is a superfood: Researchers from Oregon State University have reportedly created and patented a new strain of nutrient-rich seaweed that tastes like everyone's favorite fetishized breakfast meat.

The Bizarre Way Wearing Masks Helps Employees Relax

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Van Winkle's

Why a company would go to such extreme (and unsettling) measures to shield the emotions of their employees is a mystery. Perhaps they're taking the phrase "office drones" a bit too seriously.

Insomniacs May Actually Be Sleeping, They Just Don't Know It

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

According to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Daniel J. Buysse, PET scans of insomniacs and "normal sleepers" reveal marked differences. The "default mode network" in the former's brains are more active during sleep.

Ending The Big, Fat Debate

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The cap on dietary fat has, indeed, long outlived any utility it ever had. So, too, has a big, fat debate that has diverted us for far too long to nutrients, from the foods that would be a far more constructive, and healthy focus.

Former Exchange Student to Brazil: Government Should not Sacrifice Education and Research in Austerity Push

Travis Knoll | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Travis Knoll

The Brazilian legislature has found the money to triple allocations toward their political campaigns. Surely these same caretakers of the Brazilian republic can find the money to keep Brazilian higher education on the path of scientific innovation, international competitiveness, and social advancement.

The Woman Determined to End Drug-Resistant Malaria

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Dr. Sara Canavati is a senior research scientist and infectious diseases epidemiologist. She's been conducting clinical trials and malaria studies in the Greater Mekong subregion for the last 12 years.

Still Gun Shy After Firearms Research Ban Lifted: What Cars Can Teach Us About Guns

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Paul Spector, M.D.

The reduction in deaths due to motor vehicle accidents provides an instructive example of how a major public health problem related to a technological advance can be managed.

Think Tankers "Often Asked to Manipulate Data," Claims Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.

Speeding Ineffective and Unsafe Treatments to Market in the Name of Patients? Not So Fast

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

It is not a bottleneck at the FDA that is to blame. Medical research is simply not producing the breakthroughs needed for breast cancer. And we should not let a reduction of safety and efficacy standards replace our demand for safer and more effective treatments.

Reporting From the Frontlines of the Entertainment Business

Damian Bazadona | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

The entertainment business is booming. Rapid change through all facets of the business presents the opportunity to build amazing careers.

The Knowledge Gap of Research Ethics

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.10.2015 | Science
Cameron Conaway

It seems an obvious thing to do, right? I mean why shouldn't research be used to help alleviate the struggles of some of the world's most vulnerable people? Well, as it turns out, researchers do not exactly have the greatest ethics track record when it relates to working with those most vulnerable.

Eating in Echo Chambers

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One thing is for sure: echoes make for a pernicious diet. There is greater opportunity for us all in the lasting, less aggressive truths that ride the prevailing winds, whispering beneath all of our competing noise. There are better meals out there, too.

Resisting Resistance: What's Next in the Fight Against Malaria?

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Is there a promising new drug or combination of drugs on the horizon? I asked Professor Nicholas Day, Director of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand.