Rosie McCall

Writer & Journalist

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Health.com
Ready to Snap? These Are the Signs You're Headed for a Nervous Breakdown

I'm having a nervous breakdown. You may utter this (or at least think it) when you're overwrought and ready to snap. But what is a nervous breakdown, exactly? And what should you do when you feel like you're about to fall apart? It turns out "nervous breakdown" isn't a clinical term.

Health.com
Running Success Can Be Contagious, Says New Study

Can your friends affect how many miles you cover-or the pace you set-each time you head out for a run? The answer seems to be yes, according to a new study published in Nature Communications . Researchers from MIT's Sloan School of Management found that runners connected through a social network influenced each other's training in surprising ways.

Health.com
9 Ways to Spot a Sociopath

When you think of a sociopath, you probably picture Christian Bale in American Psycho, or Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs. But like most mental health conditions, sociopathy-or antisocial personality disorder (ASP)-exists on a spectrum; and not all sociopath are serial killers.

Current World Archeology
04/01/2015
'A Prehistory of South America' by Jerry D. Moore

Moore's latest book presents a broad overview of the entire continent, from the earliest known human settlements in c. 11,000 BC to the arrival of the conquistadores in the 1500s, but it is succinctly written and crammed with detail.

IFLScience
09/20/2018
Should You Deliberately Infect Yourself With An Intestinal Worm For Your Health?

Helminth therapy is a new frontier in experimental medicine, promising to cure all manner of conditions from allergies to autoimmune diseases to irritable bowel syndrome to even, possibly, autism. Here's the catch: It is not yet recommended or approved by the FDA and there is very little interest in the treatment from members of the established medical community.

IFLScience
03/12/2019
What Does Trump's 2020 Budget Mean For Science Funding?

The White House submitted its 2020 budget proposal on Monday, coming in at $4.7 trillion. The proposition includes a generous $8.6 billion for Trump's highly controversial border wall and an additional $33 billion for defense spending (bringing the total to $750 billion) - as funding for science receives a battering.