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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He once completed a 33-foot (10-meter) panoramic drawing of Tokyo in eight days. And he did it entirely in pen.

The cerebellum is the part of our brain that controls voluntary movements like posture, balance, coordination and speech.

The EPA deemed ethylene oxide a carcinogen in 2016, yet there are many cities across the country being polluted with the invisible gas.

The prehistoric looking alligator gar is sometimes referred to as a "living fossil" and, while they may look threatening, are harmless to anything larger than themselves.

These colorful snakes are found all over the world and are highly venomous, so the best strategy is to avoid them.

Rumors of giant squid have terrified sailors for centuries, but new technology is now helping to bring these mysterious creatures up toward the light.

Atlanta's Susan Bennett never knew she was primed to become one of the world's most famous voices until Siri first debuted on American iPhones in 2011.

Joshua trees can live for up to 300 years, but climate change is threatening their very survival.

If you have a gut feeling something is off in your physical or mental well-being, a parasite could be the culprit.

The ancient art of reflexology focuses on pressure points — exclusively on hands and feet — to relieve stress throughout the body. Does it work or just feel good?

Forgery is one of the most difficult crimes to successfully carry off. But these six sure tried. What tripped them up?

It's the job of the huge grizzly bears at Montana's Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center to test the everything from coolers and trash cans to food storage containers.

Ubiquitous in the 1970s, the papasan chair has a colorful history.

Sassafras has a long history of culinary, medicinal and aromatic use, but safrole, a toxic compound found in its essential oils, has been banned by the FDA because of its potential carcinogenic properties.

The hypothalamus is a tiny area of your brain that keeps everything — hunger, thirst, sleep, energy, mood — in balance.

Art From the Heart is an ongoing project that donates portraits to families of Georgia's soldiers who have died in the line of duty.

Cold brew coffee is coffee that's cold. And brewed. Right? Yes, but there's way more to it than that.

We all think we know what it means, but is it possible that monogamy is a bit more complicated than we think it is?

Located in the temporal lobe, this tiny horseshoe-shaped organ plays a massive role in both the storage of long-term memories and the creation of new ones.

Fisher cats aren't actually cats, but cat-sized members of the weasel family, and their favorite snack is — yikes — the porcupine.