Sleep and Grad School: How Important Is It For Students?

Graduate school is energetically taxing — you're spending long hours in the lab, sprinting across campus, synthesizing ideas, and absorbing complex material. With routines like this, sleep often takes a backseat. But how important is sleep for graduate students, and how can it be improved?

Why Are Girls Getting Their Periods So Young?

Today, girls are hitting puberty earlier than ever. The national average age for a girl to get her first period is 12, and girls can start as early as age 8. Why so young? Some theories point the finger at fatty foods and preservatives, but research suggests a cultural shift in parenting strategies could be to blame.

Three Reasons "the Pill" may Be Hurting Your Relationship

Three things every girlfriend, boyfriend, and stripper should know about "The Pill."

The Science of the College Flash Mob Rave

The flash mob rave phenomenon has spread to colleges across the country. Watch what happens when hundreds of UNC students come together for a brief stress-release during finals.

Why Sir Mix-A-Lot Had It Right

A wise man once said, "I like big butts, and I cannot lie." Who would have thought? A 90's rapper, notorious for his appreciation of women's curvy lower halves, provides some of the most poignant insight into today's damaged standards of beauty, and delivers an important message: that healthy is beautiful.