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Viruses reprogrammed to attack cancer

While viruses are best known for causing disease and suffering, scientists have recently designed a way to use them as a force for good in the fight …

Immunotherapy

A cancer treatment that one expert called the 'most exciting thing I've seen in my lifetime' just got approved to treat more patients

The FDA just approved a cutting-edge cancer therapy to treat another form of blood cancer.<p>It's the second approval for Kymriah, also known as tisagenlecleucel, this time to treat patients with large B-cell lymphoma, and the first for adult patients. An August approval of Kymriah approved the …

8 Ways to Instantly Become More Charismatic and Influential

It's a fact that charismatic leaders close more deals and gain more respect. These simple steps will instantly increase your magnetism and charm.<p>When a charismatic individual enters the room, people sit up and take notice. Iconic pop star, Pink, puts a rather outrageous, yet memorable, spin on this …

Getting just 6 hours of sleep is linked to mental health issues

You might think you can get by on 5 or 6 hours’ sleep a night, but people who get less than 7 hours are more likely to have mood or mental health …

China's Xi has a single-mindedness Trump can only dream of

<b>(CNN) —</b> The images could not have provided a greater contrast. At one point on the globe, a nation's leader in military fatigues, overseeing its largest display of naval power ever, and in waters that are at the heart of a regional territorial dispute.<p>At another, a besieged president waylaid by …

China

What will happen to your assets when you die?

In the same vein of our recent "news you can use" articles on umbrella insurance and the TreasuryDirect program, today we focus on two important (and …

Facebook logs SMS texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.<p>The #deletefacebook …

Social Media

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Film Festivals

The Most Romantic Beaches in the USA

Waikiki to Westhampton, Baja to the Boardwalk, when the surf's up and the sun's warm, hot-weather fans know it's time to hit the beach. As every …

Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field

Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field.<p>For the past 160 years, it's been weakening at an alarming rate. Scientists are …

Magnetism

If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Boomers and Gen X-ers: Your working world is in for major disruptions between now and …

Retirement

The Everything Bubble - Waiting For The Pin

<i>Originally published March 9, 2018</i><p>Yesterday we noted that financial markets have become completely uncoupled from reality and that the recent feeble …

Why So Many of Us Die of Heart Disease

Evolution doomed us to have vital organs fail. For years, experts failed us, too.<p>The Assyrians treated the “hard-pulse disease” with leeches. The Roman scholar Cornelius Celsus recommended bleeding, and the ancient Greeks cupped the spine to draw out animal spirits.<p>Centuries later, heart disease …

Medical Research

Planning for divorce might be one of the smartest things you can do for your money

People who aren't rich or famous typically don't have prenuptial agreements, which are legal documents detailing who gets what in a divorce. Even ordinary folks without prenups, though, should think about how to protect their money if something goes wrong.<p>Planning for divorce may be cynical, but …

Trump loyalists flee the White House as anti-Trump wave builds

With White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump booked himself for 'Fox & Friends' interview Scarborough scolds Trump, …

3 Simple Ways to Get the Best Sleep Tonight

Getting your beauty rest is essential for looking and feeling your best! Research shows that getting a good night’s can help rev your metabolism, balance your hormones, and boost your mood. And a lack of sleep can actually increase production of the stress hormone cortisol and the hunger hormone …

Sleep

Americans still aren't checking their credit reports

It's been almost six months since Equifax announced a massive data breach that exposedpersonal information for as many as 145 million Americans.<p>Cyber thieves could use that data to open up credit cards, take out loans, or carry out a medical theft.<p>But many Americans aren't being proactive to …

Identity Theft

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Holistic Medicine

The housing market could be in for a shock from rising interest rates and the new tax law

The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with a 20% down-payment and with conforming loan balances ($453,100 or less) that qualify for backing by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rose to 4.64%, the highest since January 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly …

Are cancer vaccines the future of treatment?

Late last month, researchers at Stanford University released the findings of their latest study that showed a vaccine injected into mice with …

Cancer

States where you'll pay the most, least in taxes in retirement

How much you will pay in taxes in retirement depends a lot on where you live.<p>New research from personal finance website GOBankingRates compiles data on sales, property and income taxes, as well as whether Social Security benefits are taxed, to identify the states where retirees face the smallest …

Retirement

How To Build A Large Roth IRA

Many 401k plans allow their plan participants to make after tax contributions. For some investors, this can be an opportunity to build large Roth IRA …

Retirement

Here Comes the Next Financial Crisis

Nomi PrinsTrump’s deregulators are setting the economy on fire.The post Here Comes the Next Financial Crisis appeared first on The Nation.

The new science of animal cognition is forcing countries to overhaul their laws

Hath <i>not</i> the lobster claws, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as humans? If we boil it, <i>does</i> <i>it</i> <i>not feel</i>?<p>Swiss lawmakers, taking a cue from William Shakespeare and David Foster Wallace, have considered the lobster, and its ability to feel …

Cognitive Science

The simple secret to making post-run back pain a thing of the past

Does chronic back pain get in the way of your otherwise cathartic, concert-worthy runs? According to a new study, one simple tweak to your fitness …

Brush With Death Leads Doctor To Focus On Patient Perspective

The searing abdominal pain came on suddenly while Dr. Rana Awdish was having dinner with a friend. Soon she was lying in the back seat of the car racing to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where Awdish was completing a fellowship in critical care.<p>On that night nearly a decade ago, a benign tumor in …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

How To Have Better Sex In 2018, According To Experts

If you're looking for a resolution to start the new year, why not make it a fun one — like trying to have better sex? Whether you're single or in a …

Turn-On

If someone is friends with their exes, it could be a warning sign they're a psychopath — here's why

People tend to have strong opinions about whether you can stay friends with an ex or not. You may be optimistic about the situation, and are happy to become friends soon after a break up, or you may think that when you cut the cord it means goodbye forever.<p>It's not an exact science either way, but …

Clinton, Biden Take Easy Shot at America’s Favorite Scapegoat

The Democratic heavyweights both penned articles blaming Big Tech for the nation’s problems.<p>In early November, <b>Sean Parker,</b> one of Facebook’s founding employees who has since left the company, put into words what we all knew to be true: Facebook, he said, is “a social-validation feedback loop . . . …