Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain


A lot of my free time is spent doodling. I’m a journalist on NPR’s science desk by day. But all the time in between, I am an artist — specifically, a cartoonist. I draw in between tasks. I sketch at the coffee shop before work. And I like challenging myself to complete a zine — … Continue reading Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain

How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace


If you’ve had a job, chances are you’ve had a lot of feelings about that job — Anger. Excitement. Frustration. Pride. Hurt. Emotions are everywhere in an office, so why do we pretend they don’t exist? Life Kit Managing Producer Meghan Keane interviewed co-authors of the book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power Of Embracing Emotions … Continue reading How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace

Hair Dyes And Straighteners Linked To Higher Cancer Risk, Especially For Black Women


New research raises concern about the safety of permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners, especially among African American women. The study was published Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer. Previous research in animals has found links between certain chemicals in hair dye and straighteners and cancer. But findings from other human studies on the association between … Continue reading Hair Dyes And Straighteners Linked To Higher Cancer Risk, Especially For Black Women

Update on Lung Illnesses and Deaths Associated with Vaping in LA County 


Residents are warned to STOP VAPING NOW LOS ANGELES -The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to warn residents about the use of vaping and e-cigarette devices as potentially harmful to proper lung function and urges residents to STOP VAPING NOW. Nationally, there continue to be reports of people showing up … Continue reading Update on Lung Illnesses and Deaths Associated with Vaping in LA County