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Parent Trap: Supporting an Adult Child Will Cost Both of You

You can’t blame parents for wanting to help their adult children. But when they fork over cash for their kids’ daily living expenses, parents may …

Obesity rates are the highest ever, and dietitians say a key factor may be to blame

That finding comes from a comprehensive new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. And it begs the question: How can these two seemingly contradictory outcomes be happening at the same time?<p>Nutritionists and public health experts say both issues can be traced to …

Nutrition
CNN

Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston

For survivors of a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, the danger isn’t over when the waters recede. In most floods, especially those in a highly industrial — and polluted — area like Houston, the water can carry and then deposit other threats: dangerous bacteria, toxic chemicals from factories and …

U.S. lawmaker requests investigation into threat to Alaska senators over healthcare vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Democratic lawmaker on Thursday said he would ask federal officials to investigate reported threats by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke regarding Alaska energy policy to retaliate against opposition from one of the state's Republican senators to efforts to repeal …

Corruption

Trump Targets Local Tax Write-Off, But May Hit House Republicans

By John McCormickJohn McCormick<p>The chairman of the U.S. House tax-policy panel may have a tax-policy problem.<p>Representative Peter Roskam, an Illinois …

U.S. Politics

Should You Move? See How Your State Gets Its Tax Money

Ever wonder where your state gets its tax money? Whether you’re thinking about moving or just want to know more about how your state’s government is …

Hawaii becomes first state to pass laws supporting Paris accord

When the traditional Hawaiian canoe Hokule'a set sail four years ago, the wayfinders on board - men and women navigating the open sea by a map of stars - vowed to seek a renewed sense of self and share with the world a treasured message: Malama Honua.<p>In Hawaiian, it means to care for Island Earth, …

Chris Cuomo

10 Chefs Defend Their Favorite Hot Sauces

It's...lit.<p>Hot sauce, like any religion, inspires evangelical devotion and the occasional spirited argument. We asked a handful of chefs to tell us which spicy concoction puts the fire in their bellies.<p><b>The chef:</b> Travis McShane, chef and partner at Adele’s in Nashville<p><b>The sauce:</b> Salsa Lizano<p><b>The</b> …

Sherman Oaks

Reefill wants you to drink more tap water

Reefill is a New York-based company that wants you to stop buying bottled water. Their system, which will be installed in delis and fast food restaurants, lets you refill your water bottle for free with filtered tap water that should, in theory, be better than the swill you currently get from water …

VW to invest $300M in hundreds of EV chargers across the US

It's part of the company's massive settlement with diesel owners and federal regulators.<p>When Volkswagen agreed to a landmark $15 billion settlement in the wake of its diesel malfeasance, part of that settlement involved promoting the use of next-gen propulsion technology. Now, we're seeing it start …

10 amazing science breakthroughs you may have missed

A few incredible 'good news' science stories you may have missed:<p>1. Penguin population grows by millions<p>There are a lot more penguins on the planet than we previously thought – millions more.<p>The penguin population in East Antarctica has doubled to six million after researchers revised previous …

Humpback Whales

How $100 of Your Taxes Are Spent: 8 Cents on National Parks and $15 on Medicare

With April 18 nearly here, U.S. taxpayers are likely asking themselves: Where exactly are my tax dollars going?<p>To answer the question, here is a "Taxpayer Receipt" showing how each $100 of taxes was spent, both for 2016 and five years earlier. It was prepared by the Committee for a Responsible …

Retirement

Humpback whale recovers from being caught in nets to stun spectators with amazing breach - and repeats 24 times

A humpback whale delighted spectators when it performed a spectacular breach close to their boat.<p>The whale was seen breaching 25 consecutive times …

Why This Safe Male Birth Control Won’t Be Available in the U.S. Anytime Soon

Doctors in India have developed a new male-contraceptive injection that would provide men with years of fertility control and has been found to be …

Merck & Co

From the mellow, little Mexican island of Holbox, travelers head out to swim with the world's largest fish

Several weeks before I found myself uncomfortably close to the world's largest shark, I told a few folks I would be going to Holbox.<p>"Whole what?" asked more than one.<p>"Holocene," corrected my smartphone.<p>"Ohl-bosch," corrected the locals when I arrived.<p>Isla Holbox, a Mexican island with turquoise …

Mexico

Exxon Dealt Big Blow as Texas Judge Kicks Climate Lawsuit to New York Court

In a decision released Wednesday, ExxonMobil lost its bid to have their complaint against Attorneys General Eric Schneiderman and Maura Healey heard …

Paul LePage

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

Archaeology

Americans Might Have to Get a Visa for Europe

EU Parliament wants to reinstate visas for Americans traveling into the 28-nation bloc<p>The European Union Parliament wants to reinstate visas for …

Just who are these 300 'scientists' telling Trump to burn the climate?

As with all such lists, the 300 ‘scientists’ badly lack climate expertise<p>If you read my articles regularly, you may have noticed multiple times I have stated that the scientific argument is over; there are no longer any reputable scientists that deny the overwhelming human influence in our climate. …

Pope Francis: better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic

Pope criticises ‘double life’ led by some members of his own church during the sermon of his private morning mass<p>Pope Francis has delivered another criticism of some members of his own church, suggesting it was better to be an atheist than one of many Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical …

Villagers Knit Giant Sweaters to Protect Sanctuary Elephants from Cold Weather

They are calling them Jumbo Jackets, and they certainly live up to the name.<p>Animal lovers in Mathura, India, are knitting sweaters for elephants at …

Wildlife

Mysterious Twitter account steps forward to lead the National Park resistance

<b>UPDATE (Jan. 26, 8:50 A.M. ET):</b> Early Thursday morning, the people behind the account posted they would be handing over the reigns of the account to …

Chrissy Teigen to white nationalist Richard Spencer: "You are literally a Nazi."

One of the more magical things about Twitter is that it makes it possible for all types of people to talk to each other from miles apart, both …