Author Ruby McConnell

Ground Truth: A Q&A With Author Ruby McConnell

In Ground Truth, scientist and writer Ruby McConnell explores the connections between the landscapes we live in and the impact they have on our families, communities, and in our hearts. Read...
Welp, the Man-Cold is real.

Science Proves, The "Man-Cold" Isn't Just Men Being Extra AF

Turns out Captain Whinypant's feigned misery might be rooted in science.

Here are six more ways falling in love is like doing hard drugs. Consider yourself warned…

6 Ways Falling In Love Is Exactly Like Drug Addiction

This is your brain on love. And it’s scary.

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What Do Mothers Around The Globe Know About Breastfeeding, That American Moms Don’t?   

Science, as it turns out, is not the answer to everything — certainly not breastfeeding.

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But What If Spanking Your Kids Actually Works?

I don’t think I can say I learned anything from being hit, except for fear. I learned to be afraid of her.


Why You Should Go Ahead And Give Your Dog Table Scraps

Your dog was destined to be your best friend. It’s SCIENCE.


How To Overcome The Feeling Of Rejection

Rejection happens to everyone, in some way: Your kindergarten crush who called you gross, someone you love rejecting your identity, losing a job or a lover.

Butter: still food.

Butter's Officially Good Now, But As Far As I'm Concerned, It's Always Been Good

Yesterday, the big news in food science was that BUTTER ISN’T BAD FOR YOU AFTER ALL! It turns out that butter, like other saturated fats, isn’t the health demon-food that we were once told it was. I think now we’re supposed to do Kermit-arms and dance around rejoicing that we can butter our toast with impunity.