5 Solar Eclipse Memes We Can’t Stop Laughing About

[brightcove:5522492407001 default] ICYMI, America basically hit pause yesterday to gaze up at the total solar eclipse, the first to sweep across the country from coast to coast in 99 years. Twitter buzzed with excitement about the once-in-a-lifetime experience, and Instagram nearly imploded with photos of onlookers sporting protective glasses. But the celestial event of the century also […]

How Long Will the Total Solar Eclipse Last?

[brightcove:5522492407001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  The upcoming total solar eclipse, which you can watch live on TIME.combeginning at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, will cross the U.S. in less than two hours, and Americans in some states will only witness seconds of it. The once-in-a-lifetime event on Aug. 21 will engulf parts of 14 […]

Why Sunlight Is So Good For You

[brightcove:4928980315001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Even Hippocrates believed that the changing seasons had something to do with health—and that the key was how much available daylight there was during different times of the year. Many centuries later, it’s clear he was onto something. As people spend more time indoors staring at computer […]

Here’s How to Take a Perfect Vacation

[brightcove:5406267254001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Taking time off from work or the daily grind not only helps people de-stress and feel happier, but it also helps productivity and mood—as long as you do it right. But the barrier to entry is high, since many Americans don’t even take their allotted vacation time. […]

Artist Paints Her Stretch Marks to Empower Women: ‘Society Sees These Things As Flaws, but They Aren’t’

[brightcove:5244729971001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. Spanish artist Cinta Tort Cartró used to hate her stretch marks. Looking for a way to change how she sees them, Cartró decided to take something that people often see as ugly, and show how beautiful they can be.   “One day I started to see them […]

U.S. Scientists Use CRISPR to Fix Genetic Disease in Human Embryos For the First Time

[brightcove:5439635497001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Scientists have successfully used CRISPR, a tool that cuts DNA with more precision than any other genome editing technology, to fix a genetic defect in human embryos that can cause serious heart problems, according to a landmark new study in the journal Nature. This is the first […]

Degenerative Brain Disease Found In 87% of Former Football Players: Study

[brightcove:5114194401001 default]   This article originally appeared on Time.com. The link between football and traumatic brain injury continues to strengthen. Now, one of the largest studies on the subject to date finds that 110 out of 111 deceased NFL players had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disorder associated with repetitive head trauma. Several […]