I moved to a new city and left behind a secure career in search of a slower lifestyle

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Author and her partner in crime in June Lake, California


The strange case of Alexis St. Martin — the man with a lid on his stomach

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A man suffering from indigestion. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, 1835, after A. Crowquill.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Stargazing/ Free Photos/ Pixabay


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These easy-to-grow houseplants provide so many health benefits

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Image/ Candid Shots/ Pixabay

Benefits of houseplants:

  • Lower stress levels and improved mood — there’s a reason people seek the outdoors to experience the calming beauty of nature. Plus, the act of caring for another living thing is a great stress reducer.
  • Cleaner air — certain species of plants pull toxins like formaldehyde and benzene out of the air.
  • Adds moisture to dry air — plants release water vapor which helps to combat dry…


From super soldiers to the darling of the mod subculture: examining the many facets of amphetamine

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Humble roots


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Please share these hidden gem recipes with the world

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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard/ Philip Leara, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons


This overlooked activity can blast fat, tone up that mid-section, and put a smile on your face

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Image/ Karolina Grabowska/ Pexels


Imagine the traffic situation if your city hosted the World’s Fair and the Summer Olympics concurrently

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The Government Building at the 1904 World’s Fair, David R. Francis/ Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Jennifer Mittler-Lee

Dabbles in writing, occasional pharmacist. Loves to blend science with history. Fan of medical mysteries and always curious.

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