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May 27, 2012
Your gut is host to a unique, dynamic ecosystem of microbes. How do these bacteria and their DNA influence your digestion, health and weight? Here's a look at two key players in microflora.
May 18, 2012
Just in time for summer birthdays, here are some DIY ways to turn your living room into an enchanting seascape – complete with treasure chest!
May 17, 2012
How does media multi-tasking affect our bodies and minds? Some say we are losing the capacity to reflect and find meaning, but information overload is not inevitable.
May 5, 2012
Succulents bring some of the desert's strange beauty to your home and garden without the fuss. These drought-tolerant beauties are perfect for DIY projects indoors and out.
April 17, 2012
Looking for an aerobic core exercise that’s universal, timeless and sexy? Get a hoop around your hips! Your heart, hips and joints will thank you for it.
April 15, 2012
Terrariums are a zero-maintenance way to enjoy plant life and teach kids about ecosystems, and are stylish to boot! Recycle old plastic and glassware to make these lush little universes.
March 24, 2012
Some researchers suggest that knowing with your heart is more than metaphor. Can your heart process emotional information before your brain even receives it?
March 18, 2012
Whether you’re looking for a thrill in your REM cycle or just interested in exploring your own dreamscape, here are some tips (admittedly unscientific, so far) for how to recall and expand your dream life.
March 7, 2012
Old is the new green, according to proponents of historic preservation. How can fixing your old house help your pocketbook, your community, and the environment?
March 5, 2012
What do astronauts and urban farmers have in common? The need to use resources wisely! Here's how farming in space could lead to breakthroughs for resource-wary Earth cities.