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Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Justice

The Scientific Reason Why Knuckles Crack Is Not What You'd Expect

Researchers conclude: It's not the sound of popping bubbles.<p>The sweet release of cracking knuckles has always baffled scientists. Over the years, …

University of Alberta

15 Instant Pot Meal-Prep Recipes to Make Once and Eat All Week

The best recipes? Ones that involve leftovers. And with the Instant Pot, prepping for the whole week becomes a breeze. Whether you work from home or …

Tired of Stubborn Belly Fat? Here's What You Need to Ditch From Your Diet

Having a flat belly is the holy grail for both fitness junkies and the average Jane, but for most, it seems to be an unattainable goal. But it doesn't have to mean that you are stuck with your muffin top forever. In fact, there's a simple science behind acquiring a flat belly, and it doesn't …

Nutrition

Your Cute Rubber Duck May Be a Haven for Bacteria

LONDON — There’s an ugly truth about the rubber duck, the popular bathroom toy that children put in their mouths and use to squeeze bath water into their siblings’ faces.<p>Something yucky is likely to be inside, scientists say: “potentially pathogenic bacteria” that can cause eye, ear and stomach …

Mayo Clinic

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s embrace of the country’s racially charged past has thrown the Republican Party into crisis, dividing his core supporters who have urged him on from the political leaders who fear that he is leading them down a perilous and shortsighted path.<p>The divisions played out in …

Associated Press News

Tip: The Snack That Shrinks Love Handles

Snack on these in the late afternoon and lose fat around your waist. Really. Check out the science.<p>Almonds and Waist Size<p>If you eat a handful of …

How to win the game and retire in your 30s

When you’re so good at saving money that you can retire at age 31, people understandably want to hear your money tips. That’s how Clark Howard ended …

California’s rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes

The effect is likely to be subtle and will require sophisticated computer modeling and statistical analysis<p>In recent weeks, California has experienced unusually heavy rainfall. California is also earthquake-prone, hosting the great San Andreas fault zone.<p>If there is an unusual surge of earthquakes …

Financial Benefits of Marriage Every Investor Needs to Know

Financial Benefits of Marriage Every Investor Needs to Know<p>Being Married Can Do Wonders for Your Personal Finances<p>Updated August 16, 2017<p>With the …

8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

$25 BILLION: Trump's plan to cut Wall Street regulation is going to have a big impact

Donald Trump isn't shy to tout his distaste of regulations.<p>Since he kicked off his presidential campaign in June 2015, Trump has derided Obama-era financial regulations as "bad for business" and responsible for America's slow-growing economy.<p>He even promised to eliminate two regulations for every …

Earnings Preview: What To Expect From The FANG Stocks

Facebook ($FB), Amazon ($AMZN), Netflix ($NFLX) and Alphabet (formerly Google) ($GOOGL) are also known as the FANG stocks. They were some of the strongest performing stocks over the past few years. These high-beta stocks are prone to big moves around earnings (gap up or down). Netflix already …

Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan

President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in …

Health Care

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

Want to build muscle? It’s not what you eat, but when

Studying the human body isn't rocket science – in some cases, it's much harder.<p>"I tell my grad students that we can put a man on the moon, but we still can't come to a consensus on how much protein to give him here on earth," says Dr. Rajavel Elango, a researcher at the University of British …

Science Says This Simple Activity Increases the Size of Your Brain

It's so easy, even babies do it. Maybe now we know why.<p><i>Yawning.</i><p>We all do it. But why? Is it because we're bored? Tired? Growing our brains?<p>Say what?<p>That's right. In a paper published on Tuesday, psychologist Andrew Gallup and his colleagues reported on a study of 109 individuals hailing from 19 …

5 Yoga Poses To Do Tonight That Will Help You Ace Tomorrow

Because a good day starts with a good night 🌚<p>After a busy and stressful day, what should be one of life’s simplest actions can often feel like the most difficult: falling asleep. If your thoughts are racing and your body is tense, getting high-quality, restorative sleep may seem impossible.<p>Enter …

3 strategies to fund your child's college education

Bills to pay, retirements to be funded, big purchases to be saved for: The financial demands most families face can make saving for a child's college education seem overwhelming or even unattainable. But with some planning, it doesn't have to be.<p>Here are three flexible strategies that can help you …

10 basic rules to follow if you want to invest your money in stocks

If you've maxed out your 401(k), have a fully funded emergency account, and are prepared for bigger, upcoming purchases, you may want to consider investing in the stock market.<p>After all, there are several compelling reasons to invest in stocks, financial journalist Andrew Tobias explains in the …

Investing

11 Things You Should Know Before Trying Kombucha

If you do any shopping at health food stores, you’ve no doubt noticed kombucha teas taking over the shelves. Your foodie friends may swear by the …

Global warming in overdrive: We just had the hottest January ever recorded

Global warming went into overdrive in January, leading to astounding temperature records.<p>January was the globe's most unusually warm month ever …

Cowboys' Brandon Carr donates $110,000 during Flint water crisis

Brandon Carr is helping out his hometown in a time of need.<p>Brandon Carr hails from Flint, Michigan, so he's decided to chip in as his hometown …

As Antibiotics Fail, We Need More Vaccines

The global problem of antibiotic misuse that allows bacteria to become resistant can be solved in part by <i>more</i> use—not of antibiotics, but of vaccines and other compounds, which could reduce the occurrence of diseases that antibiotics are otherwise used to treat.<p>That is the latest piece of analysis …

Public Health

Porter Ranch-area gas leak may end within days

An emergency relief well is expected to intersect Southern California Gas Co.'s damaged injection gas well near Porter Ranch as soon as Thursday, possibly ending the leak within days, regulatory and utility officials said Wednesday.<p>If all goes well with the intercept, workers could immediately pump …

More Gravitational Wave Rumors: Colliding Black Holes?

More gravitational wave discovery rumors are flying, but this time they’ve taken a specific — and, possibly, <i>really exciting</i> — new twist. And what’s …

Supreme Court halts Obama’s plan to dramatically reduce carbon emissions

The US Supreme Court placed a temporary halt on a wide-reaching plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants, in a major setback to the Obama administration’s plan to shift the US to clean energy. In a 5-4 decision, the court granted a stay to opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency's …

Obama makes risky bid to increase science spending

But many research advocates worry that the proposal could backfire in the face of political opposition.<p>With less than a year before he leaves office, …