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.


In a devastating twist of irony, a warming climate in Norway is already damaging the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Researchers from Penn State University College of Medicine suggest that a shared circuit in the brain could be one reason why heavy drinking and high-fat 'junk food' cravings go hand in hand.

Founded by Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus is considered one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century.

The study found no long-lasting differences in the DNA of the two Kelly brothers after one year space.

Meet this female German physicist who survived the Nazis and became a ground-breaker in combustion science and plasma physics.

Bach was and is a towering figure in musical history, but what is it that makes him so great?

The Japanese inventor's textured ground surface indicators to assist pedestrians at traffic crossings.

And boy it's come a long way since 1989.

March 8th, International Women's Day, has been celebrated around the world for more than a century. So, what are we actually celebrating?

There was much more to Desi Arnaz than playing Lucy's Cuban bandleader husband, Ricky Ricardo, on "I Love Lucy."

This historic holiday celebrates the day in 1824 when women decided they simply wouldn't take it anymore.

To celebrate her big 6-0, Mattel has released six special edition Barbies: astronaut, firefighter, news anchor, pilot, politician and soccer player and, this fall, astrophysicist.

The trio behind this female-centric podcast set out to unmask menstruation — and even make it funny.

The annual festival of lights signifies the end of Chinese New Year and the beginning of spring.

The cleaner wrasse fish passed the mirror test, which is considered the gold standard for determining self-awareness.

Squatting has a ton of benefits and can actually strengthen a lot of your inactive muscle groups.

A lot of people swear by its health benefits. But what do the experts say?

Making sure the bowels are moving is key to monitoring health after surgery.

Myspace took the world by storm and Tom was everyone's first friend. But when we all left the platform, we all left Tom, too. So where did he go?

From the itty-bitty bikini to that must-have Hermès Birkin bag, these fashion favorites have names that are as iconic as the people and places that inspired them.