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Why Is Yawning So Contagious?

Why do we yawn? The center of many a scientific study, researchers have several theories about the science behind this contagious phenomenon.

Bacteria: Does a Body Good

Trillions of microorganisms live in the human body and bacteria is one that gets a bad rep - but it does more good in the human body than you might think!

Does Eating Turkey Actually Make You Sleepy?

Tryptophan is an amino acid found in turkey that gets a reputation around Thanksgiving for making people tired - but does it actually cause exhaustion?

Why Do Our Ears Pop When Flying on Airplanes?

You've probably experienced the characteristic pop that relieves pressure in your ears while flying - but do you know how and why this needs to happen?

What Body Parts You Can Live Without?

While most of our organs perform important functions that are essential for life, we’ve held onto some body parts that are now obsolete.

Is There Really an Effective Remedy for Hiccups?

Next time you have the hiccups, try one of these recommended methods to put them to rest.

What’s Happening When You “Jerk” Awake?

We've all been there, you are drifting off when suddenly you jolt awake. Here's why our bodies seem to betray us just as we start to fall into a deep sleep...

Why Do We Get the Best Ideas in the Shower?

Your shampoo brand would probably love to take credit for bottling genius, but shower ‘ah-hah’ moments have more to do with the perfect haven created than the suds on your scalp.

What Happens When Food Goes Down the Wrong Pipe?

It’s an unpleasant experience that almost everyone has had to deal with at one time or another: eating turns into a disaster when food...
Why Do We Cry?

Why Do We Cry?

Whether you’re watching the latest Nicholas Sparks’ movie, chopping an onion or stressing out, this common body function could be serving a number of purposes.
Why Do We Have Eyebrows and Eyelashes?

Why Do We Have Eyebrows and Eyelashes?

If you take a long look in the mirror and really focus on your eyebrows and eyelashes, these fuzzy features may begin to look...