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Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land

This week, Barack Obama added two more regions to the US’s collection of national monuments, in a final push to protect the country’s historic and natural landscapes before he leaves office. Obama has used the law more than any previous president since the Antiquities Act was enacted in 1906.<p>Barack …

Forests

I'm not ready for the Obama era to end

Barack Obama’s presidency wasn’t perfect. But it allowed my son to grow up thinking a black family in the White House was normal<p>In less than a month we’ll be electing a new president of the United States. In less than three months, Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and his daughters Sasha and Malia …

Race & Ethnicity

Vegetarian Eating Lowers Stroke Risk

Stroke prevention is based on long-term daily habits, particularly healthy eating, regular exercise, and avoiding smoking. Many of us have heard that …

Nutrition

Rob Gronkowski is angry the Cowboys stole ‘Do Your Job’ from the Patriots

Like many football teams, the Dallas Cowboys have painted motivational slogans on the walls at their new training complex in Frisco, Tex.<p>If that one seems a little familiar, it’s because the New England Patriots used it on their run to the Super Bowl XLIX title in the 2014-15 season, going so far …

NFL

9 cooking methods that make your food toxic

How you cook your food is just as important as what you eat. When smoking, frying, or grilling meat, carcinogens are produced and when amino acids, sugars, and creatine react at high temperatures. That's right—grilling your meat can be as damaging to your body as smoking!<p>Certain cooking methods can …

Your Daily Coffee Consumption Could Be Making You Deaf, Says Science

A university study's found a connection between caffeine and hearing damage, so everything is indeed wonderful right now.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Coffee's nice, isn't it? Smells like the house creaking awake sometime after sunrise on one of those postcard-perfect mornings. Smells …

Coffee

Delta passenger plane mistakenly lands in US air force base

A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 130 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota on Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the incident.<p>The Delta A320 landed at Ellsworth air force base at 8.42pm Central Time on …

Military

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Steve Kerr: It's 'insane' to deem Warriors' season a failure if they lose Finals

Golden State coach Steve Kerr doesn't get caught up in legacy talk<p>After Game 6 of the NBA Finals, a reporter asked Golden State Warriors guard Klay …

Basketball

Kevin Love Has Thoughts On The Stepover That Probably Won’t Endear Him To LeBron

LeBron James and Draymond Green’s altercation in Game 4, and Green’s subsequent suspension continue to dominate headlines surrounding the NBA Finals ahead of Monday’s Game 5.<p>It seems like everyone has an opinion on Green’s “punch” and LeBron stepping over him, as Klay Thompson, Charles Barkley, and …

Stem cells for Snoopy: pet medicines spark a biotech boom

Firms chase a new breed of advanced veterinary care, from antibodies to cell therapies.<p>Little Jonah once radiated pain. The 12-year-old Maltese dog’s …

Khloé Kardashian Says the Fashion Industry Ignored Her Until She Lost Weight

In a new shoot for <i>Harper's Bazaar</i>, Khloé Kardashian trades her usual monochromatic body-con, strappy stilettos, and contoured beauty look for silk maxi dresses, bare feet, and minimal makeup. She looks lovely in the stripped-down photos, but what really stands out about the story are Khloé’s …

Warriors' Klay Thompson on LeBron James: 'I guess his feelings just got hurt'

Golden State guard Klay Thompson thinks trash talk should stay on the court<p>Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson did not directly say on Sunday …

Basketball

Where to Eat Late in Oakland and Berkeley

Unlike the compact grid that is San Francisco, the East Bay's late night dining scene is more than a little spread out, which makes wandering around aimlessly after last call in search of sustenance all too common. Don’t fall victim to the subpar fast food drive-through trap, and instead follow …