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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Chameleons change color whenever they feel agitated, exhilarated, threatened or excited. OK, but how?

As much as human beings have encroached on wildlife over recent decades, there are still several species of big cats living wild in the U.S. today.

Alcohol producers in the U.S. aren't legally required to include nutritional labeling on its products the same way soft drinks and other food products are. For now, that is.

The ocelot may look like a slightly wilder version of a domesticated tabby cat, but they are three times the size of house cats, much fiercer and, though abundant in some areas, still endangered.

Just what is it that makes us unable to look away from da Vinci's Mona Lisa?

An Austrian woman who had just given birth began producing milk in breast tissue located in her vulva.

The amygdala is a small part of the human brain that most humans have probably never heard of.

Juul dominates the Big Vape market, but the company also has been accused of targeting minors in its television and marketing campaigns. Is Juul breaking or just circumventing the law?

June 2019 marks 50 years of the colorful, joyous celebratory parades that have come to symbolize LGBTQ+ rights, pride and power.

Maybe. A study that wasn't even about kissing turned out to (sort of) give the answer.

Today Americans mostly celebrate it as the start of summer. But the annual May holiday has a significant history that's worthy of acknowledgment.

André the Giant made his wrestling debut at New York City's Madison Square Garden. He went on to become one of WWE's biggest stars before his untimely death in 1993.

These nasty little bugs have been reported in 28 U.S. states and can cause an illness called Chagas disease.

An open bar at an event sounds like an invitation to a good time, but at what cost?

You probably don't know her name, but Mitsuye Endo was the plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit that ultimately led to the closing of the U.S. Japanese internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

He was able to detect a significant number of early cancers with his method, paving the way for the first mass screening program, launched in Tennessee in 1928.

You probably know that Aphrodite was the ancient Greek goddess of love. Here are seven other facts you may not know about this enduring symbol of passion.

Surely you know M.D. is the abbreviation for medical doctor. But what about D.O.? What does that designation even mean? And does these doctors have the same medical training?

While researchers can't say from this small study whether hairy men are inherently germier than the rest of the human race, the results are startling.

The $50 million facility was designated as the country's official cultural institution for comedy by the U.S. Congress. So what's inside?