Internet Food Searches Go Bananas in 2014

When it comes to the trillions of Internet searches for health, diet and food in 2014, Americans evidently went bananas. Or so say the folks at Google and Yahoo. Bananas were at the top of the bunch for popular searches, according to the companies’ end-of-the-year reports. Aside from our surprising love for bananas, we also searched for other in-the-news health subjects that probably won’t surprise you. The Paleo diet was the top diet search in the U.S. on Google, for …

7 predicciones para Latinoamérica y el mundo en 2015

“Año nuevo, vida nueva, más alegres los días serán…” Todos quisiéramos que el estribillo de la canción de la Billo’s Caracas Boys fuera realidad no sólo en nuestras vidas, sino en el mundo en 2015. Pero lo cierto es que este año estará marcado por sucesos que irán de la amenaza del Estado Islámico, la indignación social en México o los efectos de la relación entre Cuba y Estados Unidos a la incertidumbre por los efectos del precio del petróleo. …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. When it comes to some tasks, crows are nearly as smart as humans. (Learn more at University of Iowa via Futurity) 2. Only 1 in 10 Americans eat nuts at least once a day, even though they’re a powerful health food. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show of 2014. (Learn more at Mashable) 4. Memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder might be recoverable. (Learn more at …

¿Cuál fue la noticia del año 2014?

Tragedias aéreas, desapariciones de estudiantes, protestas, muertes y epidemias fueron algunas de las noticias más relevantes del año que termina. Queremos que nos ayudes a seleccionar cuál fue la noticia más importante del 2014. Vota en nuestra encuesta al final del artículo: Fotos: Conoce las epidemias que han afectado al mundo. La epidemia del ébola dejó más de 7.000 muertos En 2014 el mundo sufrió el peor brote de ébola en la historia, un mal que ha dejado más de 7.000 …

Get a Cold—and Look Great With It!

I’m not germophobic — well, not clinically so — but weeks of Ebola scares have me stashing hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes in every handbag I own. When I found myself  trapped recently on a New York subway car — hip to jowl with a crush of snifflers, coughers and sneezers — I suppose it was inevitable that I would come down with a nasty head cold of my own. And so I did. The hitch? This was just days …

When Scary Headlines Make You Anxious About Millennial Kids

When our millennial children live in another city or away at school, most of the time “out of sight” means “out of mind.” But breaking news headlines can raise our anxiety levels to high alert, and recently that seems almost a daily occurrence. Example: the disappearance and murder of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham. It attracted national media attention during the last few weeks, and no wonder: Many parents immediately related to the story. Grown & Flown blogger Mary …