Amanda Orr

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Ignore calories and BMI. Here are the health numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What's your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don't matter very much for our overall health. …

Nutrition

Thai ad based on real-life story of trans woman will have you in tears

A Thailand hair product commercial follows the journey of a trans woman from her youth to adulthood and there's not a dry eye in the house.<p>Based on …

LGBTQI

When Your Privilege Is Whiter Than Top-Shelf Cocaine, This Happens

Here at The Root, we talk a lot about things like white privilege, whitesplaining, white fragility, etc. Some of the folks who read our site find it …

When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.

I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Happiness

Man removes feds’ spy cam, they demand it back, he refuses and sues

Camera believed to be part of “Operation Drawbridge” effort to monitor the border.<p>Last November, a 74-year-old rancher and attorney was walking …

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Your Smart Phone is Big Brother in your Pocket. Ditch it.

Big Brother is Watching You<br>(Image by Frederic Guimont ;ChemicalBit at it.wikipedia [FAL],) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Most of us learned …

Sanders leads potential 2020 Dem candidates in NH poll

A University of New Hampshire poll released Wednesday shows Sanders with 31 percent support in a hypothetical matchup against other potential 2020 …

Far away from any witnesses, my small town is being poisoned by fracking waste

In a tiny south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills, the Hazel Ginsburg Well is holding waste from out-of-state fracking operations – a sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water<p>Some days, the air would smell acrid, sharp like bleach, and I would hurry from the car into the house. …

Oil & Gas Industry

In China, Unregistered Churches Are Driving a Religious Revolution

“The government won’t approve it, but the question is if they’ll shut it down.”<p>China, the world’s rising superpower, is experiencing an explosion of faith. The decades of anti-religious campaigns that followed the 1949 communist takeover are giving way to a spiritual transformation—and among the …

A.I. Versus M.D.

What happens when diagnosis is automated?<p>One evening last November, a fifty-four-year-old woman from the Bronx arrived at the emergency room at Columbia University’s medical center with a grinding headache. Her vision had become blurry, she told the E.R. doctors, and her left hand felt numb and …

Rachel Dolezal says transgender people face less prejudice than she does as ‘transracial’

Rachel Dolezal, former African-American studies professor and NAACP branch president, thinks she faces more stigma against “racial fluidity” as a …

Rachel Dolezal

Injustice 2 Story Mode Puts DC's Dismal Movies to Shame

If you're still reeling from the bad taste of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, rest assured that a much better DC Comics cinematic experience is …

Comic Books

These Are The LGBT Refugees Trapped By Donald Trump’s Immigration Order

“We are all gonna end up in this fucking Turkey … It’s hell. It's fucking hell.”<p>DENIZLI, Turkey — A group of 12 queer Iranians in hiding in Turkey had gathered for a small party on Tuesday night when someone spotted the report that President Donald Trump planned to stop resettling refugees in the …

16 Terrifying Horror Movies You Can Watch In 20 Minutes Or Less

YouTube short horror movies are seriously underrated.

Could A Chemical Found in Marijuana Be A Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers have discovered the benefits of THC in the brain<p>Sometimes researchers come across a discovery purely by accident. They develop a hypothesis, perform a number of experiments and expect to see a series of results. However, at times, surprises happen within the petri plate or culture dish. …

Packing & Planning For The Arctic Circle Trail | World Travel Guide

Packing for the Arctic Circle Trail<p>Kangerlussuaq, Greenland<p>Preparing to hike Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail? Here are some useful tips for packing …

9 ways Christian zealots cripple America

With Christmas nearly upon us, an examination of how religious fundamentalism holds the entire country back<p>Holiday season is in full swing, which means it’s time for American culture to get even more aggressively religious than usual, which is saying a lot. Angels, Jesus, miracles, usually good TV …