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Attorneys of boy shot by Columbus officer seek witnesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events "might not be true."<p>Meanwhile, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy's friend told a newspaper that Tyre King had a …

Black Lives Matter

“Skinny isn’t beautiful”: Only after I stopped dreading my weight did I find true happiness

<b>Ann Hood (Catherine Sebastian)</b><p>“Some girls are raised to be the first female president … I was raised to be beautiful”<p>Ann Hood<p>August 14, 2016 10:30pm (UTC)<p>My doctor’s assistant motioned me toward the scale, clipboard in hand. This was my third visit in less than a month — first for the swine flu, …

Blond Hair

“Sausage Party”’s race problem: This “equal opportunity offender” is just plain offensive

<b>(Columbia Pictures)</b><p>No matter how well-intentioned, this kind of comedy only really works in a world where opportunity itself is equal<p>Nico Lang<p>August 15, 2016 10:59pm (UTC)<p>“Sausage Party” is the kind of movie that dares you to get offended.<p>Directed by Conrad Vernon (“Shrek 2”) and Greg Tiernan …

Salma Hayek

It’s not Bernie backers: If the U.S. elects Trump, this is who is responsible

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>It’s convenient to blame Berners for a possible Trump win, but they are the last ones responsible for this mess<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>August 16, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>Hillary Clinton came out of the Democratic convention with what seemed like a comfortable lead in the polls. But …

A lie enabled by the American corporate news media: “Decent” people do not support Donald Trump

<b>(Reuters/Brian Snyder)</b><p>Bigotry and vulgarity are central to Trumps’s appeal to millions of voters — that’s a fact<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 9, 2016 2:38pm (UTC)<p>The mainstream corporate news media often denies the obvious facts of the present in order to make them more shocking later on. This is a means …

Donald Trump

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry

Skimping on sleep and staying up late could indicate you're headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and negative thinking, according to new research from Binghamton University.<p>The researchers asked 100 students to complete several questionnaires and two computerized tasks to gauge …

True Story: I Swear By This Trick to Fall Asleep Fast

It was the week before my best friend’s wedding, and my anxiety (nerves, plus excitement) had reached epic levels. I wasn’t sleeping, to say the …

Music Videos

30 Enemies Of A Good Night's Sleep

Despite our best attempts to set a healthy bedtime routine, some nights things just don't work out as planned.<p>The reasons why can be painful, stressful or downright hilarious, but no matter which way you slice it, you pull yourself out of bed the following morning less than ready to take on the …

A Common-Sense Approach to a Good Night’s Sleep

Many things in life—such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly—are done worst when we try hardest to do them. – <b>C.S. Lewis</b><p>Getting to …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

Why so many black, Hispanic and poor kids miss out on gifted education

Broward County, Fla., launched a remarkable experiment a decade ago. Instead of depending on teachers and parents to nominate children for IQ testing leading to gifted designations, the district gave a preliminary giftedness test to all second-graders.<p>Most of us assume the way we select gifted …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

White people aren’t the enemy: Why social justice demands a rainbow coalition of minorities & poor whites

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>Black Lives Matter rightly spotlights racial injustices. But let’s not pretend whites are living on Easy Street<p>Musa al-Gharbi<p>August 25, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>On average, whites are far better off than blacks. But the problem with averages is that they often conceal radically …

Black Lives Matter

The latest 'gay gene' study gives no comfort to homophobes

The likes of Vladimir Putin might welcome a study which finds sexual orientation may not be fixed from birth. But they are ignoring the science<p>Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe, Pope Francis and other anti-gay world leaders may well rejoice at new scientific research that points to homosexuality as …

The CEO of Whole Foods says he never hires people who display this personality trait

At the same time it's important not to seem overconfident or delusional about your abilities.<p>That's according to Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods.<p>In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Robb said the one trait that won't get someone hired is "a lack of humility and an over sense of …

We are the most unequal society in the developed world: As bad as you think income inequality is, it’s so much worse

<b>(AP/Reuters/Dennis Van Tine/Richard Drew/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>Now that the Occupy movement is all but over, we must find new ways to educate the public — before it’s too late<p>Les Leopold<p>October 29, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic …

Middle-class

A Guide to White Privilege For White People Who Think They've Never Had Any

I can relate to you. You are usually the white person who grew up poor, often living a marginalized existence, who overcame economic barriers to achieve a modicum of success as an adult. Sometimes, you knew a lot of other Black or Latino poor people and you compare yourself and your outcomes to …

How Diversity Police Halt Progress

It used to be plain old racism. Now it’s fear of saying something offensive to the black guy—and being caught on social media.<p>A few years ago I was …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

We weren’t ready for a black president: Race, hate, Donald Trump, guns, Fox News, terror and our tragic American condition

<b>Donald Trump, Barack Obama (AP/Richard Drew/Reuters/Yuri Gripas/cholder via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Right-wing pseudo-statesmen haven’t changed, grown up or dropped the race-baiting, even as Obama has delivered<p>Tom Gogola<p>December 31, 2015 8:35pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on …

Conservatism

Dietitians, nutritionists, and food psychologists got together and ranked the best diets of 2016 — here's their top 10

Some of the diets are designed to help you lose weight, while others focus on lowering blood pressure, improving heart health, and even bettering your chances of conceiving. But one not-so-surprising thing resonates with each plan: They're all meant to improve health.<p>After months of combing through …

15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

Breakfast

How Giving Up Meat For A Month Improved My Productivity

Eating plant-based whole foods for a month affected my work in unexpected ways.<p>Food occupies so much of my mental space. Throughout the day, when I’m at meetings or writing stories, my mind often drifts to what I’ll be eating for lunch. On a good day, I’ll spend time plotting how to get myself a …

Nutrition