breath \ 'breth\ n [ME breth]
a. the air taken into or expelled from the lungs. (I was gasping for breath.) b. an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. (She drew in a quick breath.) c. (archaic) the power of breathing; life. d. SPIRIT, ANIMATION— synonyms: life, life force; in one breath : almost simultaneously

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Waiting for Your Exhale

Waiting for Your Exhale

When a fan recently asked Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling via twitter if her new show ”Cursed Child” would make him cry, Rowling responded that if it didn’t, “we’ll be checking your vital signs.” While Rowling most likely didn’t mean this literally, the ability to check your vital signs as a way to gauge your reaction to a...
Diver Down: New Diving Fatality Data

Diver Down: New Diving Fatality Data

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) has issued its annual report: Diving Fatalities, Injuries and Accidents, a compilation of data for the years 2010-2013. Worldwide between 2010 and 2013, DAN received notification of 561 deaths involving recreational scuba diving. The report reveals that the majority of recreational diving fatalities were  men over 40 years of age, and...
Why You Start and Stop to Hiccup

Why You Start and Stop to Hiccup

Misconceptions about Hiccups Hiccups are a reflexive action, a contraction of your diaphragm and your voice box. This onomatopoeia of a bodily function occurs when the diaphragm contracts, causing you to sharply inhale. This along with a contraction of your voice box where the small opening between your chords (glottis) abruptly closes and cuts of the...
Make a Cloud (in Your Mouth)

Make a Cloud (in Your Mouth)

Get atmospheric with Physics Girl. Inhale, click, pressurize and blow!