News + Discoveries

 · 6 min read

5th Grader’s Boredom while Visiting Her Mom’s Job Led to $70,000 for the Elderly in Need

Ruby Kate Chitsey was feeling bored at a nursing home near Harrison, Arkansans. The eleven-year-old spends much of her summers there since her mother, Amanda Milford Chitsey, is a nurse practitioner, and besides, Ruby Kate likes chatting with the elderly in need of a kind, listening ear. One that particularly dull day, she approached a […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 6 min read

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Early Death, Study Claims.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2019 and has since been updated.Heartburn medications, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), may increase the risk of early death, according to research [1]. Over-the-counter (OTC), as well as prescription medications for heartburn, may increase the risk of heart disease, stomach cancer, and kidney dysfunction, among other […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 3 min read

Woman Who Had Dementia For 5 Years Turned Out To Have A Common And Reversible Condition

A new medical report details the case of a woman who started showing strange “altered behavior” and was diagnosed with dementia for five years. However, her symptoms were actually reversible. The unnamed woman, discussed in BMJ Case Reports, started exhibiting a gradual change in behavior, which was noticed by her family. As well as no longer cooking, keeping […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 8 min read

Almonds are out. Dairy is a disaster. So what milk should we drink?

So you’ve made the decision to quit drinking dairy milk. Maybe it’s because you have trouble digesting it, it bloats you or gives you gas, you find you have an acne flare-up every time you drink it, or perhaps your reasoning is environmental or ethical. Whatever your reasoning is, there is no doubt that you […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 3 min read

You May Have Consumed This Beaver Sac Excretion Without Knowing

Castoreum is a natural flavoring that can be used in vanilla or strawberry-flavored foods. But it’s not a lab-made creation, neither is it a unique-sounding plant. It’s the name of an excretion from the anal castor sacs of beavers. This substance has been used for centuries in medicines and soaps in addition to food. But […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 4 min read

Teen Almost Dead After Phone Charger Accident Leaves His Neck Scarred With 4th Degree Burns

A teenager from Oklahoma was electrocuted and nearly killed by his phone charger. Sixteen-year-old Rayce Ogdahl was lying in bed wearing his cross necklace when it grazed an exposed prong of a plug. The metal chain seared in his neck and caused second, third and fourth-degree burns. His mother, Danielle Davis, 38, is trying to […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 2 min read

Scientists Reconstruct the face of a 1,000-Year-Old Viking Warrior Woman

The skeleton of a Viking woman who was buried in Soloør, Norway alongside a hoard of deadly weaponry was ‘brought to life’ using facial recognition technology. She lived over 1,000 years ago, and her remains are now preserved in Oslo’s Museum of Cultural History.[1] With cutting-edge facial recognition technology, British scientists have brought her features […]

Gemma Fischer

Gemma Fischer

Freelance writer

 · 4 min read

Hospitals Need ‘Baby Cuddlers’ to Help Babies With Opioid Withdrawal

This article was originally published on February 26, 2019, and has since been updated. An opioid epidemic is affecting millions of newborn babies, nationwide. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal every fifteen minutes [1]. These babies experience pain and suffering before they can experience anything […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 7 min read

10+ Illustrations Depicting the Harsh Truth About Modern Society

Italian illustrator Marco Melgrati is currently living in Mexico City where he creates strikingly poignant art that urges us to question modern society while reflecting on our collective past. Throughout his career, Melgrati has done editorial work for international newspapers and magazines. However, his creativity has reached the online masses and resulted in quite the […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer