Stories by April M. Short

April M. Short is a yoga teacher and writer who previously worked as AlterNet's drugs and health editor. She currently works part-time for AlterNet, and freelances for a number of publications nationwide. subscribe to April M. Short's feed

Posted on: Aug 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Breastfeeding isn't just healthier for infants—it's better for society.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Here are three key scientific theories about dog-human co-evolution.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Solar flare brings aurora borealis to parts of the northern U.S. and Canada.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows millennials visit libraries more than other generations.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Mind-body practice reduces stress down to our genes, new study concludes.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2017, Source: AlterNet

For 700 million kids around the world, childhood ends too soon.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The incident comes on the heels of several reports of the airline's mistreatment of passengers.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Multiple deaths and injuries are tallied.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Unconfirmed reports of gunfire and other violence are filtering in.

Posted on: May 27, 2017, Source: AlterNet

When good samaritans attempted to calm the man, he killed two and hospitalized a third.

Posted on: May 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The potential for psychedelics to aid humanity's future was a major theme at Psychedelic Science 2017.

Posted on: May 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Those who do visit the state’s beaches may like what they find.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The girl's chess coach was disgusted with the “disturbing incident."

Posted on: Apr 30, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Opponents fear the bill could be interpreted as an invitation to mow down protesters.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. economy is so divided we now have a two-class system, often divided by race, Peter Temin argues in his new book.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The new tool red-flags stories its algorithms determine may contain misleading information.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As marijuana proves safer and more effective than opiates, several court rulings may set a new precedent.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Class-action lawsuit claims ICE played a part in breaking anti-slavery laws.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The juicing fad may not be so healthful after all.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As if on cue, he tweeted another attack Sunday.

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