What is Lifeology?

Lifeology is a platform that brings together scientists, artists, writers and broader audiences in the creation of interactive educational content including mobile-friendly Lifeology mini-courses that can reach anyone. You can easily browse courses, connect with course authors and earn badges for completing courses.

The Lifeology community space helps scientists pair up with artists and storytellers to translate their work in a visual, bite-sized format so that more people can engage in scientific discovery.

Why Lifeology?

Science is not relatable to most of us. We struggle to see how scientific information can help us in our daily lives. We have reason to be intimidated by scientific information – it is the jargon-filled stuff of textbooks and we often meet it in settings that are intimidating and overwhelming, such as in healthcare or when we’ve been diagnosed with a chronic disease.

But science is key to helping all of us navigate our daily lives and make important decisions. We may choose not to enroll in a clinical trial that could save lives because we don’t know what an MRI is or what it entails. We may not know how to react to a global pandemic because we can’t see viruses and we don’t really understand how they work. We may be basing our lifestyle choices on old scientific data (or information that we don’t know is false).

Course List

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Understand what intermittent fasting is and how it can help you improve your health and lose weight.

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Why do we sleep?

Learn about the mysterious concept of sleep, the sleep patterns of different animals and why we all need good sleep!

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Women in STEAM

This living Lifeology card deck highlights women in science, tech, engineering, arts, math and medicine who inspire us and inspire you. New women are added monthly!

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What does the coronavirus do in my body?

Learn what the novel coronavirus does in your body, how it causes the COVID-19 illness and how your body fights back!

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How does the coronavirus work in my body? For kids.

In this story, kids learn how the coronavirus works in the human body, and how the body can fight it!

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What is fitness and how can I get it?

Learn what fitness really means and how to achieve it.

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What do I need to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus?

Learn about this virus scientists call COVID-19. What is it, where did it come from, what it means for you?

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How to keep Covid away!

Created for kids to better understand the 2019 novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.

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What is Lifeology?

Science matters. We can make better decisions about life and health if we keep up with science, like new findings about the brain and advances in medicine.

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How is a Lifeology course created?

Lifeology courses help people learn science and health information in a mobile-beautiful illustrated flashcard format. But how is a Lifeology course created?

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What is aging?

We all age – but at different rates! This course will cover what to expect as you age

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What is my biological age?

Understand how your age on the inside can be different than your calendar age.

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What’s the deal with oxidative stress and aging?

Learn how the stress and energy demands of living (and reproducing!) set you up to age, and what you can do about it.

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Celebrate Earth Day!

Be kind to the earth. A positive short course for kids, showing them how they can be good stewards of the earth.

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Why Do I Need Vitamins?

Learn why you need vitamins. But first, can you solve this mysterious case of vitamin deficiency?

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What is Cancer?

Learn what happens when cells break the rules

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What is DNA?

Learn about DNA and its role in the lives of all living things!

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Do you have an implanted device in your body, like a pacemaker?

Understand how that device can send life-saving information to your healthcare provider.

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Hallmarks of Cancer

Understand the hallmarks of cancer, how cancer overcomes the body’s defenses to grow, and how it can be treated.

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How can nature improve my mental health?

Learn about how spending time in nature can improve your mental health!

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What is Mindfulness?

Learn about mindfulness, and how and why to practice it. But first, a story!

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What is blood sugar?

Learn what blood sugar is and why it’s so important for your body to control the sugar in your blood.

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How many fruits and vegetables do I need daily?

Learn how many and what kinds of fruits and vegetables you need to stay healthy.

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Why are fruits and vegetables good for me?

Fruits and vegetables are good for you, but probably not in the way you expect.

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What are vitamins?

Learn what vitamins are and why you can’t live without them!

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Lifeology brings together a community of scientists, storytellers, artists and audience reviewers to make science accessible to everyone.

Science can radically improve our lives,but only if we feel comfortable engaging with it.

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Contribute to Lifeology, Make a Difference

You can make science and health information more accessible through the Lifeology visual flashcard course format. Visit Lifeology.io to learn how you can be a part of the community.

There are many ways that you can contribute to Lifeology.
  • You can submit ideas and content for a Lifeology course as an expert in your field or help write a Lifeology course as a science storyteller.
  • You can help review Lifeology courses as an expert or audience reviewer.
  • You can help us translate courses into other languages.
  • You can illustrate courses as a Lifeology Artist/Illustrator and build a published portfolio on our community site!
  • Contact us at lifeology@lifeomic.com!