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Santa Claus at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Experts say holiday cheer and the Christmas spirit are real — here’s the evidence

Researchers and psychologists say we are, in fact, happier around the holidays.

How to do keto on Thanksgiving without losing your mind

If you're on a ketogenic diet, say goodbye to mashed potatoes, breaded stuffing, and pies this Thanksgiving. But the meal doesn't have to be terrible.

We asked some of the top young healthcare entrepreneurs in America for their advice — here’s what they said

Business Insider asked a few Forbes 30 under 30 healthcare superstars for their best career advice. Here's what they told us.
Not all trips to the toilet are created equal.

Do you really have to wash your hands every time you use the bathroom? The definitive answer, according to science

Ever wondered whether you need to wash your hands every time you use the toilet or urinal? Hand washing expert Donald Schaffner says the science is clear.
A Leonid meteor — a fragment of Comet Tempel-Tuttle — streaks across the night sky.

The Leonid meteor shower is peaking this weekend — here’s how to see the stunning annual event

Stargazers can witness the Leonid meteor shower brighten up the sky during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18.
Giving back can be beneficial for your mental and physical health.

10 ways giving back can benefit your mental and physical health

From your mental health to your physical health, here are some ways giving back can benefit you while benefiting others.
The Etruscan shrew is among the tiniest animals on Earth.

14 of the smallest animals on Earth

Some animals are so tiny, they can sit on a person's finger. From a tiny chameleon to a pygmy monkey, here are 14 of the smallest animals on Earth.
You probably didn't know bismuth looked like this.

15 fascinating things on Earth you had no idea existed

From tiny creatures that survive in outer space to a cloud-like gel that can protect a flower from flames, here are 15 things you had no idea existed.

I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, and I’m convinced that tech companies have ruined it

The Bay Area is saturated with tech companies like Twitter and DropBox, but it wasn’t always that way.
Seat pockets on planes are writhing with germs.

The gross reason why you shouldn’t use the seat pockets on a plane, according to a flight attendant

Never put anything in the seat pockets, according to a flight attendant, because they've held everything from toe nails to underwear.