Scrubbing Your House Of Bacteria Could Clear The Way For Fungus


You might think that the more you clean, the less germy your home is. That’s what Laura-Isobel McCall, a biochemist at the University of Oklahoma, thought she’d find when she started comparing microbes between rural and urban homes in Peru and Brazil. “We expected that all the microbes would actually become less diverse with urbanization, and … Continue reading Scrubbing Your House Of Bacteria Could Clear The Way For Fungus

From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our ‘Deafening World’ Is Hurting Our Ears


Our ears are complicated, delicate instruments that largely evolved in far quieter times than the age we currently inhabit — an early world without rock concerts, loud restaurants, power tools and earbuds. Writer David Owen describes our current age as a “deafening” one, and in his new book, Volume Control, he explains how the loud noises we live … Continue reading From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our ‘Deafening World’ Is Hurting Our Ears

Be The Master Of Your Budget


Budgeting gets a bad reputation. “The first image that comes to most people’s mind is dieting or imprisonment,” says Jesse Mecham, founder of the budgeting software You Need A Budget. But that, Mecham says, is an inaccurate picture. “Budgeting is not about being handcuffed. It’s really about being liberated.” CLICK HERE to read the entire NPR … Continue reading Be The Master Of Your Budget

Trust Your Gut: A Beginner’s Guide To Intuitive Eating


Dieting can mess up the body’s connection to hunger cues. In fact, chronic dieting can often end up complicating our relationship with food more than it helps us reach a desired weight. Research suggests that the vast majority of people who lose weight on restrictive eating plans, especially ones that are unsustainable, end up gaining it … Continue reading Trust Your Gut: A Beginner’s Guide To Intuitive Eating