Amy L. Juleson

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Why Empathy Is Bad

In a new book, a professor argues that empathy can fuel prejudice, tribalism, and violence. He says it also assisted Donald Trump's rise.<p>Empathy is usually touted as a virtue, the root of kindness and charity, a way to transcend our selfishness. <i>A Christmas Carol</i> is largely about developing a sense …

Report: Lesbian, Gay and Bi Adults Have Higher Drug Abuse Rates

Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than their straight counterparts to abuse substances and experience mental illness, according to a report from the Department of Health's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).<p>Nearly 40 percent of those who identify as …

Mental Health

6 Things to Know about Mass Shootings in America

<i>Editor’s Note: This story was first published in 2016 and was updated after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.</i> <i>It is being resurfaced following</i> <i>a mass</i> …

Guns

Why You'll Be Happy If You Choose to Be Happy

<i>by Mimi O'Connor</i><p>Our efforts to adopt lifestyle practices that change our lives for the better can also trigger feelings of overwhelm. Like the mythological Sisyphus endlessly pushing that boulder up the mountain, we can also find ourselves becoming fatigued and disspirited. Add a dose of the harsh …

The priest in the pub: could mystery bones be relics of saint?

Portion of skeleton could belong to St John Plessington, a Catholic priest hanged, drawn and quartered and later canonised as martyr, says Bishop of Shrewsbury<p>A bundle of bones found in a pub in Wales almost 140 years ago could prove to be the last remains of an English saint, Roman Catholic …

Archaeology

The ‘One Exercise Workout’ for Anytime You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

Use this approach anytime your mind gets in the way of your exercise<p>Ever had one of those days when your body is willing to work out, but your mind is not?<p>The reason doesn’t matter: It could be a stressful day at work, or a family matter that you can’t get out of your head. It could even be the …

Health study shows economic burden of smoking, overeating, inactivity

A new report published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health narrows down the annual cost of health care, per individual, of people who smoke, are …

Health Care

6 Things You Should Never Say in a Wine Shop

<i>By: Gary Vaynerchuk</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui</i><p>Contrary to popular belief, it's possible to love wine without learning a completely different language. But that doesn't mean you should walk into your local wine shop sounding like a total chump.<p>That's why we tapped the mind of author and …

Jane Hawking: 'Living with Stephen made me suicidal but I still love him'

Former wife of the physicist reveals the secrets of their life together<p>When Jane Hawking was first sent the script of The Theory of Everything – James Marsh’s Oscar-winning film adaptation of her book, Travelling to Infinity – she made two changes. “First, I took out the word ‘campus’ to describe …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

How Smartphones Have Changed Photography, In Three Numbers

<i>Truth Facts</i> posted this simple tongue-in-cheek infographic showing how smartphone cameras have impacted the way people take and view photos. It’s a …

Photography

Street style tip of the day: Bold stripes

The best part about spring weather (and fall!) is layers. You'll likely shed them as the day warms up, but you'll be glad to have them when the sun …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Associated Press News

Panama City Struggles to Escape Its Spring Break Nightmare Reputation

A raucous Spring Break that made some unwanted national headlines has officials on the Florida Panhandle looking to restore their community’s …

Panama City

Ditch the Brown Sugar: Why You Should Be Eating Savory Yogurt for Breakfast

Brown sugar is tasty, but for a healthy weekday breakfast that sticks with you, reach for savory yogurt.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the</i> …

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Game of Thrones

Mother: Son accused in officer killings had drug problem

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Marvin Banks' drug use and drinking had worsened in recent years and he was hearing voices in his head.<p>His mother said she had hoped he would get help. He didn't, and now he is charged with capital murder in the deaths of two police officers in Mississippi. His girlfriend …

Crime