Your Happiness Break: A Talking Seashell With Shoes

October 22, 2014

Marcel the Shell is back with a third (adorable) video. Here’s a scientific reason why you should stop EVERYTHING and watch his latest installment.


Renee Zellweger: ‘I’m Glad I Look Different’

October 22, 2014

Unless you live under a boulder, you’ve no doubt seen the mean-spirited Internet posts about Renee Zellweger’s face. To her total credit, she is rising above the silliness. Here’s what she said in a statement to People.


3 Heartwarming Examples of Technology Helping People Walk Again

October 22, 2014

Technology is opening up new possibilities for those with paralysis or motor issues. Here are three people who got a bionic boost.


Taye Diggs on Tanning Beds: ‘Stop Trying To Be Black, People!’

October 22, 2014

That’s what the actor told a roomful of people last night at the Skin Cancer Foundation Gala, an evening recognizing achievement in educating the public about sun protection and skin cancer prevention.


Why the Catholic Church Frowns Upon Gluten-Free Communion Wafers

October 22, 2014

And what options are available for people with celiac disease.


4 Foods That May Shorten Your Life

October 22, 2014

Research has shown that some foods can actually mess with your telomeres, the ends of DNA that help protect cells, and up your disease risk.


4 Ways Being Lonely Can Affect Your Health

October 21, 2014

When you’re lonely, you may look for friends in all sorts of unexpected places. At least that’s the conclusion of a recent study in Psychological Science that found that folks who felt socially disconnected were more likely to view a doll’s face as human. Here are more ways loneliness can affect your health.


The Simple Way to Get a Flu Shot for Free

October 21, 2014

Under Obamacare, most Americans will pay nothing for an influenza vaccine. And skipping the shot can be costly.


Children’s Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in the U.S.

October 21, 2014

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.


Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatment IVF

October 21, 2014

Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are used.



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