Jesslyn Shields




Breakup Boot Camp: Help for Surviving a Broken Heart

"Breaking up — it's a big deal, and emotional healing takes a little time. But if you don't have time, these days there'

Young Relationships Are Poisoned by Poor Parenting and Cultural Misogyny, Not Hookup Culture

"American parents aren't teaching today's youth about healthy relationship strategies, so alternate forces are driving r

How Anosmia, or ‘Smell Blindness,’ Can Help Pinpoint COVID-19

"The ability to smell the world around us is one of those things we take for granted most of the time. Anosmia, or the l

Liquid Nitrogen ‘Dragon’s Breath’ Cereal: A Dangerous Fad

"Liquid nitrogen can easily blister fingers and hands, and ingesting it can cause serious damage to the mouth, esophagus

What Happens to Drivers When Toll Roads Stop Taking Cash?

"As more toll roads move away from cash, where does that leave drivers who don't have electronic passes? John Greim/Ligh

Chemists Are on the Hunt for a Long-lasting Sunscreen

"The ideal, recommended application of sunscreen every few hours butts up against the reality of how and when people act

Popular Chinese ‘Healing Potion’ Is Mostly Cockroaches

"Pulverized cockroaches have been an ingredient in Chinese medicine for millennia. arlindo71/Getty ImagesSometimes, in o

Rinse and Spit: The History of Toothpaste

"Colgate introduced its Crème Dentifrice, which came in a jar, in the 1850s. Before that, toothpastes were usually powde

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