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We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

Here’s a quick question for you. What do the following years have in common:<p>1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999<p>Pass the question around your office. Call …

Health Care For $4: Are You Ready For Walmart To Be Your Doctor?

Goodbye, doctor’s office. Hello, Walmart?<p>Based on Walmart’s latest moves, it’s not as unlikely as it sounds.<p>After years of “Will they or won’t they?” discussion, Walmart is making its long-awaited move into delivering primary care: The retailer has quietly opened a half-dozen primary care clinics …

5 reasons not to retire in the U.S.

When it comes to retiring, more baby boomers are finding greener (and cheaper) pastures overseas.<p>More than half a million retirees receive their …

Retirement

Apple Loop: The iPhone 6 Will Launch On September 9, Go On Sale During September, And Here Are Some Expected Features

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the rush of details over the iPhone 6 (including the launch data, availability, and features), Apple and Samsung dropping many patent disputes, Android and iOS usage numbers, iCloud expanding in Reno, Beats …

WHO: Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency

Global health experts on Friday declared the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach.<p>Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are battling the Ebola virus, which has also spread to Nigeria. The virus has killed 961 people from the …

Jennifer Aniston Talks Aging Without Plastic Surgery

Photo: Getty Images<p>A lot of things come to mind when I think of Jennifer Aniston: her hair, of course, her <i>Friends</i> character Rachel (although I think she's almost surpassed that), and then there's her impeccable comedic timing and that hot fiancé Justin Theroux. But lately, it's the way she has aged …

The Mysterious Fungus Infecting the American Southwest

Valley fever has been around for more than 100 years, and disproportionately affects poor farmworkers. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness, and doctors don't know why.<p>Last fall, Kirt Emery was on his motorcycle, cruising up the 99 freeway over the mountains from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield, …

5 Ways to Live a Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Sarah Coates of the Sugar Hit shares her tips for eating and cooking cheaply.<p><i>Here, the blogs you should be reading right now with recipes and tips</i> …

Gene Editing Could Erase HIV

Scientists have used gene editing for years to manipulate genetic material—but what if it could be used to end HIV?<p>The diagnosis of HIV is not what …

Don't use aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, FDA warns

Going against years of widely dispensed advice, the FDA warned the public in a statement yesterday that most people shouldn't take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, Bloomberg reports.<p>risk of stomach and brain bleeds<p>In the statement, the FDA explained that ingesting aspirin on a regular basis isn't …

Taco Bell Page Explains Its 'Unpronounceable' Ingredients

An up-front way of dealing with people's chemical fears<p>Tacobell.com has one particularly interesting page (you know, besides its popular new video ad). It's one big, purple page that serves as a short intro into industrial food science. On it, the fast food company briefly explains some of its …

Marrying an optimist may help you stay healthy

Having an optimistic spouse appears to have positive effects on a partner’s health—even more than a person’s own positive outlook.<p>Social support may …

University of Michigan

Here's The Crazy Stuff That Happens To Your Body After You Die (VIDEO)

Whatever your beliefs, most people would agree that the body we leave behind when we depart this mortal coil is just a heap of bones and flesh. But what happens to those leftovers? Assuming that nature is left to its own devices, our bodies undergo a fairly standard process of decomposition that …

Junk food makes you lazy: Study looks at overweight, unmotivated rats

You know an unhealthy diet can make you fat, but new research suggests it can sap your motivation too.<p>In a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, researchers at UCLA found that rats fed a diet low in fat but high in simple sugars and refined flour were not only more obese than rats …

Q&A: Challenges of Containing Ebola's Spread in West Africa

Health care workers struggle to stop infection from spreading.<p>The deadly Ebola virus has broken out in the West African country of Guinea for the first time, alarming the public and catching health care workers off guard.<p><b>Since January the virus has spread from rural areas to the capital city of</b> …

Alzheimer’s Tests on the Horizon?

Three new studies suggest it may become possible to diagnose Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.<p>Can Alzheimer's disease be predicted? And if it could, would you want to take the test?<p>Those questions are being sparked by three new studies, each of which presents a potential method for foretelling, …

How immune cells tag ‘trash’ for destruction

Gobbling up bad bacteria isn’t the only critical job that phagocytes, a class of amoeba-like white blood cells, have in the human immune system. …

Biology

How It Works: An Electronic Cigarette

The future of smoking<p>Since electronic cigarettes hit the market in 2007, yearly sales have reached $1 billion in the U.S. Although they’re popular, it’s still unclear how safe they are. Last year, a study from an international group of scientists showed that the toxins in e-cigarette vapor are 9 to …

Enjoy The Feeling Of Adderall? You May Be Less Likely To Develop ADHD

A link between affinity for a drug and susceptibility to a condition<p>Amphetamine, the primary ingredient in Adderall, is commonly taken by people with ADHD to improve their focus, memory, and so on. Some people in particular who take this drug, also known as dextroamphetamine, report feelings of …