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'This Is Us' Breaks Down The Stigma Of Miscarriage

By Christiane Manzella, PhD Last night, like many “This Is Us” fans, we at Seleni were anticipating a heart-wrenching episode

12 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Thanksgiving More Meaningful

Make this year about more than just eating with these expert tips.

'The End We Start From' Chronicles Motherhood In The Midst Of Crisis

Megan Hunter’s new book follows a woman and her newborn who flee an epic flood. “What would it be like if there was an environmental ...

Armie Hammer Says Filming 'Call Me By Your Name' Was Its Own Summer Romance

The film tells the story of two young men who fall in love one summer in Northern Italy. Hammer describes it as “just watching two ...

Let’s open our sealed-off lives to semi-permeable architecture

Traditional buildings are designed to provide protection against a savage world, with us safe on one side and our waste on the other. Architects have ...

A Thanksgiving eel

There are a great many common misconceptions about the ‘first Thanksgiving’ – not the least of which is the menu. But according to the US ...

Net Neutrality Explained and Defended in a Doodle-Filled Video by Vi Hart: The Time to Save the Open Web is Now

By the end of December, net neutrality may be a thing of the past. We’ll pay the price. You’ll pay the price. Comcast, Verizon and ...

The 1991 Tokyo Museum Exhibition That Was Only Accessible by Telephone, Fax & Modem: Features Works by Laurie Anderson, John Cage, William S. Burroughs, J.G. Ballard & Merce Cunningham

The deeper we get into the 21st century, the more energy and resources museums put into digitizing their offerings and making them available, free and ...

The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse On Mental Health

For some victims, it leads to lifelong health issues and hardship.

Time To Save The World

More than 15,000 scientists from nearly 200 countries have signed their support for a scientific publication reminding humanity

Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar’s chief creative officer, is known for “grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes.” (Image credit: Jason ...

In 'Spineless,' How Jellyfish Have Survived Throughout Time

Jellyfish may seem like simple sea creatures, but their translucent bodies and stinging abilities have allowed them to survive for millions of years. NPR’s Ari ...

Why marathon runners in the United States are getting slower

Americans are getting slower. It sounds outlandish because life, in general, is becoming faster. Compared with a generation ago, things move more quickly: cars go ...

Mona Lisa selfie

On permanent and prominent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s enigmatic masterwork the Mona Lisa (1503-17) is protected by bulletproof glass, ...

See the First Photograph of a Human Being: A Photo Taken by Louis Daguerre (1838)

You’ve likely heard the reason people never smile in very old photographs. Early photography could be an excruciatingly slow process. With exposure times of up ...

Watch “Alike,” a Poignant Short Animated Film About the Enduring Conflict Between Creativity and Conformity

From Barcelona comes “Alike,” a short animated film by Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez. Made with Blender, an open-source 3D rendering program, “Alike” has won ...

The Benefits Of Being Mindful

Have you ever spent time getting things done only to think a bit later that you are not sure if you have actually done them

So THAT'S Why Your Alarm Snoozes For 9 Minutes

Mystery solved.

Current And Former Guantanamo Bay Detainees Create 'Ode To The Sea' Art Exhibit

Artwork by current and former detainees of Guantanamo Bay is on display at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. But what does ...

Charlie Rose Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 8 Women

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions. (Image ...

Is the death of an elder worse than the death of a young person?

Not long before he died, I sat in hospital with my grandfather, keeping him company as he waited, gowned and gaunt, for whatever the doctors ...

The rabbit hunt

In parts of the Florida Everglades, there’s a tradition that dates back to the early 20th century in which young men – and now young ...

An Artist with Synesthesia Turns Jazz & Rock Classics Into Colorful Abstract Paintings

For those in the arts, few moments are more blissful than those spent “in the zone,” those times when the words or images or notes flow ...

What Made Freddie Mercury the Greatest Vocalist in Rock History? The Secrets Revealed in a Short Video Essay

I wasn’t always a Queen fan. Having cut my music fan teeth on especially downbeat, miserable bands like Joy Division, The Cure, and The Smiths, ...

Blue Christmas? For Teens, Depression Can Worsen This Time Of Year

Secret Santas and ugly sweater parties might seem like the highlight of the year, but when you’re suffering from depression

A Missed Connection Success Story

A young man shared a ride with someone with whom he felt a spark. But he didn’t ask for a phone number, so he put ...

'The Bad Food Bible' Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

In his new book, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains that there might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think. In fact, maybe ...

The Tiny, Murderous World Of Frances Glessner Lee

Frances Glessner Lee is known to many as the “mother of forensic science” for her work training policemen in crime scene investigation in the 1940s ...

Joe Biden Remembers His Son In His New Memoir

NPR’s Michel Martin spoke with Biden this week about his new memoir, his family and the Anita Hill case. (Image credit: Ariel Zambelich/NPR)

No, We Didn't Just See The First Marijuana Overdose Death

Recent reports may have some people confused, so let’s clear up a few things.

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