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For Sasha Nissengolts, Dancing is a Way of Life

By Leana Shugol • Jan 29th, 2014 • Category: People

Over the last eight years, nearly 20 million Americans have tuned in to watch ABC’s primetime series Dancing with the Stars, a reality TV show emphasizing the importance of practice, partnership and, of course, competition. But few really understand how much effort goes into professional ballroom dancing. If one takes out all the cameras, costumes, [...]

In Pain? Try Some Poisonous Snail Venom

By Leana Shugol • Jan 29th, 2014 • Category: Features

A recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that more than 22 million Americans use illegal drugs. Of these, seven million people use psychotherapeutic drugs such as painkillers, tranquilizers, and sedatives. According to government data found on WebMD.com, 1.7 million people in the U.S. were found to be using [...]