Angela Brooks

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Azerbaijan's leader names his wife as 1st vice president

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan's president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation — the person next in …

Human Rights

Winter storm snarls traffic in Oregon, stranding thousands

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A rare snow storm brought Oregon's largest city to a halt on Wednesday, with thousands of vehicles barely able to move on …

Weather

Google puts repeatedly dangerous websites on notice

Google has added a new classification to its Safe Browsing initiative to better protect users from malicious websites trying to game the system.<p>Google's Safe Browsing warns users when they are about to visit a website known to violate the Web giant's policies on malware, unwanted software, phishing …

Facebook's secret iOS features you may never get to use

Facebook developers are always tinkering away behind the scenes on new features. Most of them never see the light of day, but it’s always interesting to see what they’re working on. Today, we got to take a sneak peek.<p>Our sources tell us that, while legitimate, many of these features will never see …

Calm Down and Take These 7 Daily Steps to Deal With Stress

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Stress is something we all deal with every day. To run a successful business, you have to wear many hats and change them at a moment’s notice, and keep a number of balls in the air at any one time.<p>Stress is such a part of our daily lives …

Mindfulness

Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans: Pictures

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Will Improve Your Mental Health

Research shows that social media may not be so good for our mental health.<p>For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's definitely a part of …

Study Finds No Clear Link Between Teen Pot Use And Psychosis

<b>Editors' note, Feb. 1, 2016:</b> On Jan. 20, we reported on a statement from the American Psychological Association that a research paper, "Chronic Adolescent Marijuana Use as a Risk Factor for Physical and Mental Health Problems in Young Adult Men," had a statistical error. The APA now says that …

Mental Health

​2015 the year of... a mental health crisis

From funding cuts to the rise in male suicide we examine the year in mental health<p>In actual terms it's been one of the worst years for Mental Health on record. As huge funding cuts were made to public health services in the UK, no other area came under so much strain. December alone saw fierce …

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.<p>Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple …

Day of the Dead, All Saints Day in Pictures

'It Was Not Depression That Killed Robin': Susan Williams Opens up to PEOPLE About Husband's Battle with Lewy Body Dementia

When Robin Williams took his life in 2014, he left his millions of fans, family, and friends shocked and grieving – no one more so than his widow …

Dementia

Don't assume I'm an internet troll just because you disagree with me | Dave Bry

Trolls fabricate beliefs to elicit anger or upset from their targets. Everything I write is in good faith, and as true as I can make it<p>I started writing a column, Food Snob, here at the Guardian this past summer. It’s been fun, and I have enjoyed interacting with the readers who post their thoughts …

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

By Lenny Bernstein<p>, Health reporter<p>Joel Achenbach<p>, Reporter<p>A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The …

National Academy of Sciences

Artist Brilliantly Imagines What Disney Villains Would Look Like in Real Life

Thanks to Finnish artist Jirka Vtinen, we can now confirm that Disney's cartoon villains would look just as scary in real life. In honor of Halloween, the illustrator decided to expand his portfolio of iconic princesses and princes by adding the wickedly witchy villains from classic Disney films …

Walt Disney Company

Quotable Keef: The Inimitable Mr. Richards on Personal Style

<b>Mick</b> and <b>Bianca</b> didn’t do too badly for themselves in the style department, but for this writer’s money (and judging by the mood boards spotted backstage, a lot of designers’ wallets, too) <b>Keith Richards</b> and <b>Anita Pallenberg</b> take the cake as one of the best-dressed couples of the 20th century. Keith …

The Mystery of Mental Illness and Depression Solved?

<b>The Mystery of Mental Illness Solved?</b><br>Caption: <b>Ancient Relics reveal plausible reason why natives disappeared. Depression!</b><p>Yes, you know those are the …

When and where can I see the 'Supermoon' 2015 and 'Blood Moon'?

Tonight's 'Supermoon' is the first of three spectacular lunar shows this year<p>Tonight, sky watchers across Britain will be able to see the first of three Supermoons this year.<p>That means the moon will be very full and bright in the sky, because it has come very close to earth.<p>Tonight's full moon will …

Bangs Garcia: Sexy stunner is also amazing painter

<b>Valerie "Bangs" Garcia is more than just a pretty face.</b><p>Although she's best known as an actress, the sexy stunner is also an amazing visual artist, …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Joy of goth: how sad music can help your mental health

Headlines saying that young goths are at risk of depression is missing the point – that joining the goth tribe can be an incredibly positive influence<p>There’s a song on the Divine Comedy’s 2004 album Absent Friends called The Happy Goth, so named by Neil Hannon in the knowledge that for most people, …

Mentally ill black man jailed for $5 theft found dead in cell

Jamycheal Mitchell, a 24-year-old black man from Virginia, was found dead in his cell on Aug. 19, emaciated beyond recognition. He was arrested in …

How Fashion’s Newest It Girl Went From Behind the Bar to Walking the Runway

While it can be easy to be impressed by a model’s stamina and runway ubiquity, a new face doesn’t have to walk a hundred shows to capture the attention of the fashion crowd. British model <b>Poppy Okotcha</b> popped up on the runway at Vivienne Westwood and Marques ' Almeida’s Fall shows and instantly …

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …

Depression

Painting Of Donald Trump As A Pile Of Poop By Street Artist 'Hanksy' Appears In Manhattan, New York

Elections are heated affairs, and members of the public often turn to graffiti as a way to have their voices heard among the rabble.<p>One artist, who …

How to Make the Perfect Peach Cobbler

With summer peach season sadly coming to an end, now is the perfect time to make a homemade peach cobbler. I'll show you how easy it is -- but first, what exactly is a cobbler? Unlike a fruit crisp or crumble, which both have a streusel-like topping, a cobbler has a homemade biscuit topping. The …

Baking

Ian McEwan: when I was a monster

In 1975, McEwan’s tales of sibling incest, cross-dressing and cat-roasting children in First Love, Last Rites scandalised critics. Yet today we are no more liberated, just culturally confused<p>In 1970, when I was 22, I moved to Norwich and lodged in a small, pleasant room on the edge of the city. I …

9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Ashley Madison using copyright law to try to limit attack leak

Hacked dating site has been filing copyright takedown requests to try to keep its leaked database and its customers’ personal details out of the public eye<p>Hacked extramarital dating service Ashley Madison is trying to prevent dissemination of its stolen database by sending copyright takedown …

7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

Ashley Madison