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A white driver ran over a black man then allegedly sent shockingly racist Snapchat messages

LEESVILLE, La. — A pickup truck hit and killed a 31-year-old black man who was being a Good Samaritan as he tried to remove dangerous debris from a roadway in a community south of here.<p>His name was Sherell "Rell" Lewis of Leesville. Tuesday, the day of the accident, was his birthday.<p>He was a barber …

Social Media

The type of exercise that's scientifically proven to improve mental health too

Two birds, one stone.<p>Exercise isn't just beneficial for the health of your body, but for the health of your mind, too. And new scientific research points towards one type of workout in particular that's proven to improve mental health.<p>Weight training is ideal for strengthening and toning the body, …

The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe

"This recipe is often requested during Thanksgiving. It's totally tasty and everyone will rave! For a variation, serve in a casserole dish, and …

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Lunches for Less Than $20

If you've gone to a movie (in an actual movie theater) recently, then you know easy it is to spend $20. One ticket, a water and a small popcorn, …

Houston Joins 21 U.S. Communities In Transportation Collaborative

Houston is one of 22 communities selected to participate in T4America's second cohort of its Smart Cities Collaborative program<p>HOUSTON, TX — …

Bill Gates: The world would be better if millions of people read this book

Billionaire and avid reader Bill Gates has a new favorite book: "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than …

Bill Gates

These are the plants that will actually clean up your air

No matter how clean your home is, chances are, the air’s still got a <i>little</i> somethin’ somethin’ in it that isn’t exactly *great* for your body …

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

South America

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.<p><i>Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as</i> …

You Need These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes in Your Life

When you combine certain foods together they become extra special, like taco pizza or spaghetti and chili (which is still debatable if you're not …

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Gear & Gadgets

How can I make money from my DNA?

If you unlock the secrets of your DNA by paying a company to read your genes, behind the scenes it is probably making money by selling on your data for research. Companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA charge consumers under £150 to learn about their health and/or origins, while others do whole …

Genetics

Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Cancer, Study Says

Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study.<p>The research, published Wednesday in</i> …

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

What We Thought We Knew About Africa and Slavery Might Not Be Right

• <b>Circumstances More Complex Than Most Report</b>• <b><br>Defiant Immigrant Dad Leads ‘CBS Evening News’</b>• <b><br>Sinclair Wants News Directors to Pay Into PAC</b>• <b><br>Joy Reid ‘a</b> …

Instant Ramen Noodles Could Be Hurting Your Health

Even if you left your cup of noodles behind in college, you could be at risk.<p>Ramen is more than just a menu staple for college students—it can be a …

Ford Is At A Crossroad Of Danger And Opportunity In China

It is no secret that Ford is facing a minor crisis in China.<p>All is not lost, however. Ford leaders might be relieved to learn that the Chinese word for crisis is composed of two characters, 危 and 机。<p>The first, <i>wei</i>, means danger. The second, <i>ji</i>, means opportunity. Negatives and positives reside side by …

China

These Doritos cheese sticks will make regular mozzarella sticks seem like a bad ex

Melty, gooey, delicious cheese. Is there really anything better in the entire world? Every restaurant that has cheese sticks on their menu is an …

Mozzarella

5 chilling charts show why Americans in the South live shorter lives

Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.<p>This is not a new trend. The rankings have changed little over the last quarter century. What's causing residents of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana and other southern states to live such short …

UnitedHealth

7 myths about healthy food people still believe

Whether it’s conflicting studies or confusing labels, it’s becoming harder and harder to achieve a so-called “balanced” diet.<p>“Nutrition is constantly …

Nutrition

At Tesla’s Factory, Building The Car Of The Future Has Painful And Permanent Consequences For Some Workers

Tesla wants to change the world by selling eco-friendly electric vehicles to the masses. But some of the workers laboring to build that dream have been hurt along the way.<p>FREMONT, CALIFORNIA — Terrill Johnson was installing car trunks at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, when he heard the …

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

Food Hack: Marinating Your Veggies Makes Them SO Much Tastier

Marinated vegetables are the way to the heart of even the staunchest carnivores. The first time my mom served them to my brother-in-law and husband, they couldn’t believe that they were piling second helpings onto their plate, especially when there were still burgers on the grill. It’s a versatile …

Cooking

Rosa Parks Was My Aunt. Here's What You Don't Know About Her.

This week would've marked her 105th birthday — it's time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative.<p>This is how you know her: She was the tired …

Black History

This Is the Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

I don't care what season it is: winter, summer, spring, or fall — there's always a good reason to bust out your slow cooker. There is nothing better …