Disclaimer: Some articles in this section are to primarily serve entertainment purposes implied through scientific evidence, and may contain points that represent a speculative opinion of the author based on related scholarly publications on in vitro animal and human studies.

The Epigenetics Lurking in Your Halloween Candy

October 29, 2014 Bailey Kirkpatrick

Halloween marks the joyous time to carve pumpkins, dress up in frightening garb, and – most importantly – gorge ourselves on sugary candies that seem to be in never-ending supply. It seems harmless enough to snack on some candy corn and taffy and Milk Duds and Twizzlers and… well, you get the idea. Treating yourself to “just a little” candy on Halloween doesn’t seem very harmless, but do you know the epigenetic power that might be lurking in your Halloween [more…]

4 Things You’re Forgetting to Thank Mom For This Mother’s Day

May 8, 2014 Bailey Kirkpatrick

We all know the deal by now: On Mother’s Day we should show appreciation for the years our moms spent raising us, for the years she worked patiently to bestow on us the skills we didn’t even know (or maybe refused to believe) we needed to succeed in life. A lot of the things she did for us are easy to give thanks for because we’ve experienced them first-hand throughout our childhood: reassuring words of wisdom, hot meals on the [more…]

4 Ways Epigenetics May Explain Why Love is Not So Crazy

February 13, 2014 M.C. Williams

Ah, Valentine’s Day… when intoxicating amounts of chocolates are devoured, restaurants become overcrowded, and a flying toddler is shooting more arrows than Legolas – a day when we celebrate the irrational ideas about love. To quote from the recent sci-fi romantic comedy Her: “It’s kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.” But maybe love is not as irrational as we think. Some say it’s due in part to the way we are raised while others think it’s hardwired [more…]

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