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Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Diet Swap Shows How Junk Food Might Give You Cancer

Just a two-week diet swap shows just how bad a Western diet of junk food is for us.<p>Americans who ate a traditional South African menu for two weeks showed big changes in their digestive system. And, frighteningly, South Africans who ate the foods usually eaten by a group of African-Americans from …

Holistic Medicine

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

Lots of Economists believe in 'secular stagnation' — but it may be overblown

A stagnant pool in Florida. Flickr/Trey Ratcliff<p>Is America stuck in a rut of low growth, feeble inflation and rock-bottom interest rates? Lots of economists believe in the idea of "secular stagnation", and they have plenty of evidence to point to. The population is ageing and long-run growth …

The CIA, the drug dealers, and the tragedy of Gary Webb

In 1996, journalist Gary Webb began looking into links between Nicaragua's drug-running Contra rebels and the CIA. As a recent film shows, what he found killed him<p>Gary Webb knew his story would cause a stir. The newspaper report he'd written suggested that a US-backed rebel army in Latin America …

Los Angeles police reportedly spent $22,000 to get ex-Mexican Mafia leader to dinner

The Los Angeles Police Department used an invalid court order and spent $22,000 to bring an imprisoned killer and former gang leader to speak to an exclusive dinner for private executives, according to a report released Friday.<p>In all, 38 LAPD employees worked about 320 hours to prepare for the …

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

<b>With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.</b><p><b>BOTSWANA</b><p><b>1. Okavango Delta</b><p>With annual flooding between June and August, this astounding delta is formed as the Okavango River meets …

Tesla Is Bringing "Autopilot" Mode to the Model S

Elon Musk has announced that Tesla’s update 7.0 will introduce the groundwork for its autopilot,<p>Elon Musk has announced that Tesla‘s update 7.0 will introduce the groundwork for its autopilot, self-driving system. In Musk’s words, Version 7 will have a “complete UI overhaul” and will be available …

5 Cures for a Long Work Week

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>We know, it's been a long week - too many meetings, phone calls, and time behind your computer. With that said, we've got the answer to help you de-stress and enjoy your weekend. At the very least, these five adventures provide you with amazing daydreams and bucket list options, …

There's hope, America! Smart, successful people are finally talking about what's wrong with our country

The richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% and 0.1% of Americans — are now capturing <i>all</i> of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.<p>That's obviously not good for the 300 million Americans who are …