Joined: Jun 1, 2015
Jennifer Billock is an award-winning writer, bestselling author, editor of Kitchen Witch Newsletter, and co-host of Macabre Traveler podcast.
What Is Stiff-Person Syndrome?
Why Watching Holiday Movies Makes Us Feel Good, According to Science
After 80 Years, the First New Drugs to Treat Hot Flashes Could Arrive in 2023
9 Essential Facts About Polio
Go check those medical records to see if you’re vaxxed, and meanwhile, learn more about the polio with these nine facts.
25 "Trials of the Century" and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them
Whatever you consider to be the 'trial of the century,' chances are it wasn't the first, and it certainly won't be the last.
How to Vote in Person Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How safe is voting in person at your local polling place this Election Day? About as safe as running an errand to the grocery store.
The Psychological Reason You’re Feeling So Unfocused—And What To Do About It
Feeling listless, tired, and out of it? Here are some tips for reducing cumulative stress and anxiety, collectively called your 'allostatic load.'
15 Frequently Asked Questions About Coronavirus and COVID-19
You may be feeling a lot of anxiety over the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. Here are some panic-free pointers to get you through this pandemic.
14 Incredible Scientific Discoveries of the Decade
From the origins of our species to clues about the future of the universe, scientific discoveries achieved in the last decade transformed our understanding of our world. Here are 14 of the most momentous.
Can Weighted Blankets Really Reduce Stress and Anxiety, or Are Those Claims a Bunch of Fluff?
Weighted blankets users swear by these coverings' comfort and anxiety-reducing qualities ... but some experts say the science behind their touted health benefits is still pretty light.
An Organizer of Earth Day Looks Back on How It Began
On April 22, 1970, Denis Hayes stood on a stage in Central Park, stunned by the number of people who'd come to honor the planet.
Inside the Space Camp Designed for Blind and Visually Impaired Kids
In the 27 years of SCIVIS, more than 3800 students from almost every state and more than 20 countries have attended.
4 Spectacular Shipwrecks You Can Dive Near Chicago
Rediscover forgotten history—80 feet below the surface.
Where Swimming With Otters Brings Peace and Healing to Kids (and Adults)
Nurtured by Nature’s main goal is to offer animal programs for kids through the Make A Wish Foundation.
Crocheted Coral Reefs Raise Awareness of Real Reefs' Destruction
Sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim started the Crochet Coral Reef project in 2005 when they learned pollution and global warming may soon completely destroy the Great Barrier Reef in their home country of Australia.