Michelle Konstantinovsky

Michelle Konstantinovsky is a San Francisco-based journalist who's written on everything from the Beagle Brigade and border walls to cricket farms and TV scheduling for HowStuffWorks. She earned her master's degree from U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and she's written on health and wellness topics for outlets including Cosmopolitan, O: The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue and more. Michelle loves music, manatees and terrible teen movies from the early 2000s.

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Yes, you read that right. There are several options for renting Christmas trees. They're more eco-friendly and way more convenient.

The famed New York City dance troupe has been kicking its way into our hearts since the early 1930s. But they didn't get their start in the Big Apple.

If you have to carry an EpiPen, you might leave one in your car. But what if it freezes during the colder months? Is it still good in case of emergency?

Think you can feed your family of 10 at Thanksgiving for less than $50, total? The American Farm Bureau Federation says you can.

They're probably the bane of your middle school memories. So why do we still subject kids to these humiliating physical fitness tests?

A first-of-its-kind study reaffirms why wolves are vital to the health of our ecosystem.

New research from the American of Pediatrics suggests an alarming number of parents are sharing antibiotics that were originally prescribed for their children — and this is bad news for all of us.

A slew of new research suggests eating more nuts is not just good for your heart, but it's also good for your waistline.

The eye twitching that's driving you crazy — it's likely caused by nothing more than stress or fatigue. But you may need to see a doctor if you have other symptoms, too.

Weather-driven sickness is a thing, but it isn't always the temperature that is the direct cause of the resulting illness.

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis. The Centers for Disease Control has seen an increase in cases since 2014 but aren't sure why.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be tiny, but she's left a huge mark on the U.S. judicial system in the 25 years since being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton, more than earning her nickname the "Notorious RBG."

Former U.S. presidents draw a hefty pension for life, but what about members of Congress? You might be surprised to know where your tax dollars are going to fund their retirement.

More than 250 people in six years have died while taking selfies. Who is taking such risks and why?

A new study determined it takes a split second for our brains to replay and store certain memories when we sleep.

One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape, and many are afraid to or don't know how to report it.

Scientific divers from the California Academy of Sciences discover new species of dazzling, neon-colored fish.

How did this natural tic become the signal for so many social expressions?

These testosterone-filled parties date back to the time of the Spartans if you can believe it.

The study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, was successful at getting mice with spinal cord injuries to walk again.