Tag: life

Playing catch-up in the game of life: Millennials approach middle age in crisis

American millennials are approaching middle age in worse financial shape than every living generation ahead of them, lagging behind baby boomers and Generation X despite a decade of economic growth and falling unemployment. Hobbled by the financial crisis and recession that struck as they began their working life, Americans born

This Is What It’s Like to Live With Anxiety, Even on Days When My Life Looks Like Yours

When I first revealed to my college classmates that I battled terrible anxiety, they didn’t believe me. I was social, involved in extracurricular activities, and always the one in class who volunteered to present projects first. Little did they know that underneath it all I was suffering, that even though

Woman who was smallest baby in Texas now works at the NICU that saved her life

This week is Children’s Hospital Week, a time to raise awareness about all the ways these hospitals save lives. Baylor Scott and White McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple is a prime example. Tammy Lewis is a respiratory therapist at the neonatal intensive care unit there. Lewis has dedicated her life

Cumin oil is a great natural food preservative

Researchers from Firat University in Turkey have found that black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) can be used as a food additive to prolong its shelf life. The study was published in the journal Food Science and Technology. The team looked at methods and materials to naturally lengthen the shelf life of food. In particular, they

Lasting gift from the dinosaurs: They fertilized our ecosystem

Dinosaurs helped nourish the global ecosystem with their dung, and the effects continue to be felt to this day. This was the conclusion that Northern Arizona University faculty member Christopher Doughty came to in his compelling new study. With over a decade of experience in studying large animals and their impact on

Astronomers: Life has a “fighting chance” in planets around Alpha Centauri A and B

Two of the three closest stars outside our solar system are reportedly emitting comparable amounts of X-ray energy as the sun. That tolerable level of radiation gives alien life a “fighting chance” to survive on any planets that might be lurking around one of those stars, an article in Space.com stated. These stars

Scientists detect giant underground aquifer on Mars, raising hope of life on the planet

Mars hosts a huge underground aquifer of liquid water, according to a group of scientists who say they have found convincing evidence. The underground lake hasn’t been seen directly, but if it’s real, it’s a discovery that substantially increases the likelihood that the Red Planet might host life. Researchers detected