Category: Living


Catherine Bagwell, Emory University “Can’t I just go see one friend?” “I need to hang out with my friends.” “You are being overprotective and unreasonable!” Social distancing is both necessary and hard. If my Facebook news feed and anecdotal experience Read more…


Yoram Vodovotz, University of Pittsburgh and Michael Parkinson, University of Pittsburgh The majority of Americans are stressed, sleep-deprived and overweight and suffer from largely preventable lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Being overweight or obese contributes Read more…


Richard Mattson, Binghamton University, State University of New York How important is it to consider a romantic partner’s genetic profile before getting married? It is logical to think that genetic factors may underlie many traits already used by matching sites Read more…


Glen J. Golden, Colorado State University Editor’s note: As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, scientists are analyzing new ways to track it. One promising approach is training dogs to detect people who are infected by smelling samples of human urine Read more…


Adil Najam, Boston University Back in March, my colleagues at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University thought that it might be useful to begin thinking about “the day after coronavirus.” For Read more…


Jelena Kecmanovic, Georgetown University It’s that time of year when people make their New Year’s resolutions – indeed, 93% of people set them, according to the American Psychological Association. The most common resolutions are related to losing weight, eating healthier, Read more…