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Smart money’s on the symphony

Acuity in music tends to lead to sharper skills in language and sound, which can be important for academic success throughout childhood and beyond. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Not every budding musician will become a rock star, but studying music has brain bonuses for kids, even those who don’t take up an instrument until their...

The functional fern

Researchers say they’ve genetically modified a species of ivy to filter out harmful pollutants. Other common houseplants are likely next. (For Spectrum Health Beat) A common houseplant to help keep your home’s air cleaner and safer?Scientists report they have genetically altered pothos ivy to filter certain hazardous chemicals from household air. Many people use HEPA air...

Unspooling the catnip conundrum

The chemical processes that make catnip so appealing to cats could also lead to discoveries in the manufacture of medicine. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Rolling around, meowing and generally acting blissed-out: cats love the plant known as catnip. Now, British scientists say they’re closer to knowing how catnip works—and their insights might end up helping felines’...

Rapunzel’s Hair Spell !

Most of us consider hair as a reflection of our identity. Why is it that hair has always been so special and valuable since ages? Both the genders have always been giving great importance to the way their hair looks, even though hair is just a bunch of dead cells which looks hideous when...

Top 5 Snacks to Fuel Your Workout

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

10 Essential Rules of Good Health

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

10 Summer Sports That Torch Serious Calories

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

Free Time: 10 Yoga Exercises You Can Try Everywhere

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

30 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

9 Things to Expect from Your Weight-Loss Journey

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

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