Tag: Why

Guess Why All Your Fave Celeb Moms Are Twinning

If you spent your post-Mother’s Day brunch intermittently napping on the couch and scrolling through Instagram, you’re not alone (Bloody Marys and Eggs Benedict are basically Ambien). That also means you may have noticed something a little strange on your IG feed – all of your fave celeb moms were wearing the same thing! It’s

Why a ‘sex strike’ is unlikely to improve access to abortion

Last week the US state of Georgia passed abortion laws that wind back some of the hard-fought reproductive rights won through America’s landmark abortion case Roe v Wade. The new legislation restricts abortion once “cardiac activity” can be detected. Since this usually occurs at around six weeks of pregnancy – at which point many are

Why You Should Never Wash Raw Chicken Before Cooking

When you purchase raw chicken, what’s the first thing you do before throwing it on the grill, frying it on the stovetop or baking it in the oven? Rinse it with water, right? Wrong. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued yet another reminder that washing raw chicken will do more harm than good.

Why Earth Day Matters for Kids

Show them Help clean up litter. Take recyclable materials to a recycling center (for more info on recycle do’s and don’ts, visit Waste Management’s website). Compost at home. Turn out lights when not in use. Don’t waste water. Reduce fuel emissions by walking whenever possible. Program the thermostat to be more energy-efficient. Reuse and repurpose

Criticism and cliques: why women stop playing sport

Angela Dalla Rosa who started playing AFL for the first time at 41. Disparaging remarks, mother’s guilt, gym cliques: these are some of the many factors holding women back from partaking in physical activity, according to new research. A small survey by VicHealth has found 52 per cent of Victorian women worry about judgement while

Why a blow to the chest can kill or save you

A blow to the chest can have highly contrasting effects. For instance, some baseball players have died after being hit in the chest by a baseball, while patients undergoing fatal cardiac tachyarrhythmias have been saved by an appropriately timed thump to the chest. Scientists know that such blows create rapid strains on heart tissue, but

Leaf of faith: why Hollywood is going vegan

Bye-bye, meat. That's the cry from a growing conga line of celebrities who've become vegetarian or vegan. One of the latest star recruits is English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, named the "most beautiful vegan" of 2018 by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He's joined a long list of vegan stars, including Miley Cyrus, Liam

Why children struggle with the ‘cocktail party effect’

Researchers have clarified the development of the ability to attend to a speaker in a noisy environment—a phenomenon known as the “cocktail party effect.” Published in JNeurosci, the study could have implications for helping children navigate the often-noisy surroundings in which they grow and learn. Marc Vander Ghinst and colleagues used magnetoencephalography to measure six-