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Sally Engelhart | The fastest and best four years

We all know from experience that the perception of time passing is not constant. Just think about how quickly the hour of an exam can fly by or how slowly an hour lecture can.

April 25, 2012

Sally Engelhart | A hangover cure on the horizon

When I get a hangover, I usually deserve it. Give me DHM and I’ll never learn my lesson.

April 11, 2012

Sally Engelhart | How to save a life

If you witness a heart attack, you just have to do two simple things. First, call 911. Then, push hard and fast in the middle of the person’s chest.

March 28, 2012

Sally Engelhart | Is 2015 doomsday for the pre-med?

If it sounds like the MCAT is about to get a whole lot longer, more comprehensive and difficult — that’s because it is.

March 15, 2012

Sally Engelhart | Are you working out for nothing?

Q: I’ve really been kicking my ass at the gym since the beginning of the semester. Why aren’t I losing any weight? — Gym Fanatic*

February 22, 2012

Sally Engelhart | Is brown fat the secret to weight loss?

People trying to lose weight often think that body fat is the enemy. But get this: there’s one type of fat — brown fat — that might hold the key to being thin.

February 8, 2012

Sally Engelhart | Making the choice to be happy

We are actually happier when we have limited options.

January 25, 2012

Sally Engelhart | Drug abusers in denial

If you use prescription drugs incorrectly, you are drug user. There are no two ways about it.

January 11, 2012

Sally Engelhart | Remedying beliefs about natural meds

Vitamin C, Zicam, echinacea, Airborne, Cold FX. Should you invest in homeopathic cold preventions and remedies?

December 1, 2011

Sally Engelhart | Why calories don’t count

Posting caloric information on restaurant menus doesn’t make people consume fewer calories, and it might actually be sabotaging people from making healthy food choices.

October 26, 2011

Sally Engelhart | Too fat for reproduction?

A ban on obese women receiving fertility treatment seems medically justified and rational.

October 13, 2011

Sally Engelhart | Putting women’s lives in jeopardy

Michele Bachmann’s comment that the human papillomavirus vaccine causes mental retardation has done a lot of damage to America’s public health.

September 28, 2011

Sally Engelhart | The skinny on calorie counting

I’ll tell you why we really get fat. You might not like it. You probably won’t believe me either. But after reading some outstanding work by science writer Gary Taubes, I’m a die-hard believer.

September 14, 2011

Scientifically Blonde | Spring Fling — a weekend of ecstasy

At times like Fling, at a place like college, it’s easy to see why students feel faced with a dilemma — to try or not to try ecstasy.

April 14, 2011

Scientifically Blonde | Don’t let a paralyzing fear hold you back

Debilitating phobias can be a real problem. So I was pretty excited when I heard about a potential shortcut to overcome them.

March 31, 2011

Scientifically Blonde | Not your elementary school gym class

Not only should Penn offer physical education classes — they should be mandatory.

March 17, 2011

Scientifically Blonde | Well-prepared? You still might choke

To prevent students from choking before exams, use different ways to test them. Give them various options — take a test, give a presentation or write a paper.

February 10, 2011

Scientifically Blonde | Zapping your brain to a 4.0

When I heard about a study from the University of Oxford that found that electroshock brain therapy makes you significantly better at math, my first thought was, “Where do I sign up?!”

January 27, 2011

Scientifically Blonde | Beer goggles demystified

Beer goggles are the illusion that people are more attractive when you’re under the influence of alcohol. Their existence has been scientifically proven and explained.

January 13, 2011

Scientifically Blonde | Lose weight with the Twinkie Diet

Kansas State University Nutrition professor Mark Haub lost 27 pounds over the 10 weeks of his Twinkie diet. If you’re like many college students, his diet sounds all too familiar.

December 9, 2010

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January 23, 2012