Why does Smoking cause Dark Lips? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time.Why does Smoking cause Dark Lips?Coz cigarettes contain black lipsticks.Nooo!!Our skin contains melanocytes which produce a pigment called melanin.Melanin gives our skin its color and also absorbs the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.Thus protecting us from skin-related diseases.Now, when we smoke.We inhale and exhale harmful chemicals like nicotine and benzopyrenes.Especially from our mouth.So, experts believe […]

How does Smoking affect our Lungs? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time.What happens to our Lungs when we Smoke?They turn colorful.Nooo.Whenever we smoke cigarettes, we inhale a mix of about 4000 harmful chemicals.These chemicals cause swelling of bronchial tubes present in our lungs.Thus resulting in excess production of mucus.Also, they damage hair-like projections called cilia.Whose function is to push out the excess mucus.As a […]

We’re Using Stem Cells to Reverse Baldness and It’s Actually Working

Some very hairy mice are bringing us another step closer to un-LOCKing a way to regeneratea full head of hair.Did somebody say a pun?!About 50% of men and 25% of women experience at least partial hair loss by the age of 50,whether due to age, medical treatments, or disease.Current options for those looking to reverse […]

Why do people Smoke? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum TimeWhy do people smoke?Because they love coughing.No.Teens or young adults start smoking primarily because.It feels glamorous and exciting.Watching friends as well as movie actors influences them as well.Cigarettes contain tobacco.Which contain a highly addictive chemical called nicotine.When taken in, nicotine enters the bloodstream and quickly travels to the brain.Releasing feel-good chemicals and removing […]

Electronic cigarettes

I was sitting in Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston recently, on my way to a smallscientific conference where I gave a short talk on my current project.As I’m sitting, waiting for boarding time, a very large man sits down right next to meand pulls a cigarette out of his pocket, takes a long drag on […]

This Much Will Kill You pt.2

We all like to spice up our meals, but did you know that129 teaspoons of pepper all at once could kill you?Perhaps more concerning is that eating as little as a few teaspoons of nutmeg can induce convulsions,palpitations, nausea and possibly death. Of course sugar has also been linked to a myriad of diseases but […]

24. Schizophrenia

Stanford University. Variety of announcements, tomorrow, office hours are shifted because at 4:30, there’s a really interesting lecture over at Clark. This guy is one of the experts on the whole notion that there are brain metabolic abnormalities in sociopathic humans, violent criminals. He’s got the distinction of having the world’s only portable MRI. He […]

What Does Your PEE Say About You?

You produce between two – three pints of urine every day, but most of us still pay littleattention to our liquid waste. So, what does your pee say about you? And could it be aclear indicator of your body’s overall health?Before you pee, the kidneys filter water soluble waste by absorbing the nutrients it needsto […]

Why Meditate? | Change your Brain’s Default Mode

In the midst of being charged at by twenty masked men armed with rifles and explosives,Sally Adee was able to calmly and smoothly shoot down all of her attackers one by one.Sally didn’t entirely grasp what had happened – from her perspective, the 20 minute skirmishlasted only a few moments, and when it was over, […]

How to Stay Motivated, Using Psychology.

Every day, you probably have to do at least one thing you’d rather not do.Maybe you have to finish a boring work project, or go to the gym again, or stick to your dietwhen you’d rather spend the day binging Netflix and eating Doritos.Sticking to your long-term goals requires motivation.But just like people, motivation is […]