Life's Little Mysteries

Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, from things in the news and on your mind to crazy questions you didn't even know you had.

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  • Why Do I Sweat So Much?

    Why Do I Sweat So Much?

    November 27, 2013 | Article

    Sweat plays a critical role in helping your body maintain its proper temperature. However, certain people sweat more than others, and excessive sweating can be an indication of an underlying health condition.
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  • What Is Distilled Water?

    What Is Distilled Water?

    November 25, 2013 | Article

    People have produced distilled water since ancient times via distillation — the process of boiling water in a still, then collecting the condensed steam. Impurities get left behind when the water evaporates.
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  • What Is Karma?

    What Is Karma?

    November 22, 2013 | Article

    Karma, a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to "action," is a core concept in some Eastern religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism.
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  • What Is Low Blood Pressure?

    What Is Low Blood Pressure?

    November 21, 2013 | Article

    While most people are concerned about high blood pressure, low blood pressure can also be a problem. The National Institutes of Health considers blood pressure that's lower than 90/60 mm Hg a sign of low blood pressure, also called hypotension.
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  • Why Is My Period Late?

    Why Is My Period Late?

    November 19, 2013 | Article

    While pregnancy might be the first thing that comes to mind when your period is late, it isn't the only reason menstruation might be delayed. There are many factors that may contribute to the disruption of a woman's menstrual cycle.
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  • What Is Vodka?

    What Is Vodka?

    November 18, 2013 | Article

    To produce vodka, you must first ferment a foodstuff that contains sugar or starch, then distill the product to increase its alcohol content. But what is vodka made from?
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  • What Does 'Transgender' Mean?

    What Does 'Transgender' Mean?

    November 15, 2013 | Article

    Transgender is a term describing people whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that generally associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.
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  • Pansexual: A 'New' Sexual Orientation?

    Pansexual: A 'New' Sexual Orientation?

    November 12, 2013 | Article

    Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual — these aren't the only sexual orientations that exist in today's world. Pansexual is characterized by physical or romantic attraction to others, regardless of their gender identity or biological sex.
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  • What Is Cellulitis?

    What Is Cellulitis?

    November 11, 2013 | Article

    The human body is covered by a wide array of different bacteria, and these microbes don't typically cause any issues while on the surface of the skin. However, bacteria can cause cellulitis if they get into the body through a break in the skin.
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  • Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

    Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

    October 28, 2013 | Article

    Though it may be unsettling to humans, the act of eating feces, or coprophagia, is a common behavior among dogs. But why do dogs eat poop?
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