Katie Lambert

HowStuffWorks

Katie Lambert has written nearly 200 articles for HowStuffWorks. She also cohosted a history podcast called "Stuff You Missed in History Class." She has an English degree from the University of Georgia.

Recent Contributions

If you could control your dreams, what would you do? Grow wings and fly, travel to ancient Rome, dine with Marilyn Monroe, open opera season at the Met? It could be possible.

By Katie Lambert & Sascha Bos

If you had the perfect cure for world hunger, wouldn't you want to share it? A group called the Breatharians claims to have the answer: Stop eating.

By Katie Lambert

You might think that not being able to feel pain would be a blessing. No tears, no painkillers, no lingering aches. But really, not being able to feel pain is dangerous.

By Katie Lambert

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Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment of history. What can you do to make a difference? We've got 10 tips for you.

By Katie Lambert & Sarah Gleim

A sorority can be a great way to make lasting friendships and find opportunities for leadership and service. But people also associate sororities with many negative stereotypes.

By Katie Lambert & Alia Hoyt

"Toga, toga, toga!" Is fraternity life anything like National Lampoon's "Animal House"? Fraternities vary widely by campus and organization, but check out how they recruit, what pledging is like and the meaning of Hell Week.

By Katie Lambert

You probably couldn't draw a mole cricket if someone asked you to, but you almost certainly could depict a ladybug. Or maybe you don't know as much as you think you do about this backyard beetle.

By Katie Lambert

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Get rid of plantar warts for good using our helpful ideas. We'll give you simple ways to treat, prevent, and get rid of plantar warts.

By Katie Lambert

Trying to get rid of excess body hair? Learn all about hair removal creams – and how to pick out the most effective one for you!

By Katie Lambert

Get relief from itchy scalp and other scalp problems with these useful ways to prevent and treat this skin condition.

By Katie Lambert

An armpit is a dark, moist place that's a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and other microbes. When those microbes and your deodorant team up to work against you, the result is a rash.

By Katie Lambert & Jason Nell

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For many, the mere idea of a fungus living in one's skin is repulsive. But if you can distance yourself from the disgust, fungus is actually pretty fascinating.

By Katie Lambert & Jane McGrath

Birth control prevents pregnancy and can have all kind of effects on your body. But do you know what it can do for your skin?

By Katie Lambert

Unhappy with your dull complexion and sagging skin? Before resorting to surgery, try eating the five foods on our list to rejuvenate your skin and take years off your look.

By Katie Lambert & DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Olympic athletes treat their bodies like the highly efficient machines that they are, and that starts with having the right fuel. But can taking the same supplements as them help make your body Olympic-ready, too?

By Katie Lambert

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For most people experiencing odd medical symptoms that don't seem to go together, getting a diagnosis is a relief. But a diagnosis containing the word "atypical" might leave you a little uneasy.

By Katie Lambert

Selecting the right foods can help brighten your complexion from the inside out or the outside in. So should you skip the beauty counter and head for the grocery store instead?

By Julia Layton & Katie Lambert

Lightning can strike the Empire State Building as many times as it wants. But when it comes to human tissues and organs, we can't be so cavalier with our safety. The effects of lightning strikes can be deadly -- or at least blow you right out of your shoes. Test your thunderstorm smarts. Are you the most likely to survive?

By Katie Lambert

Planning on hitting golf balls from a small boat under a tree? Probably not after reading this article. But do you know the worst place to be in a thunderstorm?

By Katie Lambert

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If your child has hand, foot and mouth disease, someone is likely to ask, "Wait, don't you get that from pigs?" No, that's hoof and mouth. So what exactly is hand, foot and mouth disease?

By Katie Lambert

If it weren't for yeast, we wouldn't have some of life's finest things: beer, wine, cheese, whiskey and bread. But we also wouldn't have conditions like oral thrush, a yeast overgrowth in the mouth. Test your health smarts and see what you know about oral thrush.

By Katie Lambert

If you ever had your mouth washed out with soap, then tooth soap may not sound appealing. But it's not too different from the paste you're used to -- and it may even be cheaper.

By Katie Lambert

Every occupation takes its toll on your long-suffering tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. Whether you're a mechanic or an economist, a small on-the-job workout can help alleviate those aches and pains. All it takes is 15 minutes -- no dumbbells, yoga mat or resistance band required.

By Katie Lambert

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Life isn't fair. Some women who want to stay childless get pregnant from one instance of a missed pill, while others who want to conceive have no luck after years of trying. Why the disparity? Here, we'll examine five common causes of infertility.

By Katie Lambert

Who knew vitamins could be so sexy? Not only do nutrient-rich foods help keep you fit, but they can also give you a boost in the bedroom. Here, a handful to consider when making your next grocery list.

By Katie Lambert