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September 17, 2014

 

spandrel and dome of cathedral

Word of the Day—Spandrel

An architectural term meaning leftover space, spandrel is used in science to describe evolutionary byproducts.

January 15, 2009

 

Children carrying backpacks

Backpacks and Backs

Did you know that around 20% of kids missed school last year because of back pain caused by backpacks?

March 26, 2007

 

a girl leaning back in a folding chair

Lean Back for a Healthy Back

Maybe mom wasn't right after all when she told you to "sit up straight!"

September 27, 2003

 

Spandrel

“Spandrel” is a term from architecture. Imagine a dome that is held up by four arches, the way it’s done in cathedrals. When you do this you wind up with some leftover space between each arch. That’s a spandrel.

September 27, 2003

 

How Tall Are You?

This means that the water pumping in and out of them also provides them with nutrients and enables them to eliminate waste products. If you’ve ever wished you were just a little bit taller, try measuring your height in the morning. It might make all the difference.

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