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A Team Cured Diabetes in Mice Without Side Effects

A Cure for Diabetes<p>A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics …

North Korea tests missile it claims can reach 'anywhere in the world'

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea claims to have conducted its first successful test of a long-range missile that it says can "reach anywhere in the world."<p>Tuesday morning's missile test reached a height of 2,802 kilometers (1,741 miles), according to state broadcaster Korea Central Television, which would be …

North Korea

11 everyday skills that will make you more successful over time

Some say it's luck. Others say it's hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination of both, as well as a few other ingredients.<p>Defining success can be tricky because it's so subjective.<p>Some people want to make a million dollars a year. Others want to make a good living and have three …

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23 Struggles All Ambitious People With Depression Know Too Well

All of the dreams, none of the motivation.<p>By the way: Relatable posts are fine and good, but nothing beats getting the help you need. SO, here are some quick resources, just in case:<p>* You learn more about starting therapy here, since pretty much <i>everyone</i> can benefit from talking to a professional.<p>* …

Warning of imminent attack, Britain raises threat level

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be …

Extremism

3-D printed ovary allows infertile mouse to mate and give birth

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new era of regenerative medicine could be on the horizon. A 3-D printed ovary allowed an infertile mouse to naturally mate and go on to give birth to two pups of their own, according to new research published Tuesday in Nature Communications.<p>The 3-D printed bioprosthetic ovary, as it's …

Northwestern University

This Viral Selfie Shows What Living With Depression Is Really Like

Over the weekend, Facebook user Katelyn Marie Todd posted a photo on the social media platform of herself brushing her hair. Sounds simple, but as someone who struggles with depression, Todd had a message to share — and her caption revealed that this seemingly small act of grooming was actually a …

Depression

Liz Weston: Why you need 3 savings accounts

Some of us hoard cash while paying 18% interest on a credit card balance. Others blow through a tax refund as if it were free money when it's actually a return of our own hard-earned dollars.<p>This brain quirk has a name: mental accounting. We treat money differently depending on where it comes from …

Old mice get brains of two-month-olds thanks to cannabis

It turns out the fountain of youth might spurt smoke instead of a magical liquid. Well, that's not entirely true, but researchers did just discover …

The Surprising Lessons I Learned From Eating Like A Frenchwoman For A Week

The Guidelines<p>To get some insight into the Gallic way of eating, I called Ancolie restaurant owner Chloe Vichot, a New York transplant by way of …

7 Cheap And Easy Dinners You Should Make This Week

You don't need to break the bank to eat well.

The 1 Smoothie Recipe You Need to Lose Weight

If you've tried kale in smoothies before but weren't a fan of the earthy flavor, you've got to give this creamy recipe a try. The pineapple not only helps prevent belly bloat, but its strong tangy flavor helps hide the bitterness of the kale.<p>This 350-calorie smoothie not only tastes great, but it …

Healthy Eating

U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches for Nuclear Trigger

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.<p>North Korea has warned that a "big …

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday that dozens of militants had been killed, but that they were still trying to assess the full extent of …

Afghanistan

Philippines’ president backs down on vow to plant flag on Thitu island, citing ‘our friendship with China’<p>The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, has cancelled a planned visit to an island the Philippines claims in the disputed South China Sea, after Beijing warned him against the visit.<p>The …

China

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low." His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting with …

Big, shiny asteroid to fly (safely) past Earth on April 19

A whopper of an asteroid will make a close approach to Earth on April 19. There's no need to panic, though; NASA says it won't collide with our planet. But it will get extremely close for an asteroid of that size.<p>Named 2014 JO25, this giant space rock measures approximately 2,000 feet across — …

8 Ways to Lose Weight When You Have Zero Motivation

The struggle is real—but you can overcome it<p>You know you want to shed pounds and you’re pretty clear on the changes you need to make to reach that magic number on the scale. But you also know that getting—and staying—on track can be daunting, especially if you’re running low in the motivation …

Fitness

Migraines Linked to More Anxiety

This could be important for your mental health.<p>PSA to anyone with migraines: they may be affecting even more of your life than you thought. According to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto, people who experience migraines are three times more likely to develop generalized …

Mental Health

Trump Set to Meet with GM, IBM, and Walmart CEOs on $1 Trillion Infrastructure Program

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with about 20 chief executives on Tuesday as he works to gain support for a $1 trillion infrastructure program, …

Pyongyang cites ‘reckless moves’ by US as Donald Trump repeats threat of unilateral action if China does not put pressure on its neighbour<p>North Korea has warned of “catastrophic consequences” in response to any further provocations by the US, days after a US navy battle group was sent to waters off …

North Korea

White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack 'cover up'

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to shield Syria's government from blame for a deadly gas attack, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought a Western message to Moscow condemning its support for President Bashar …

Trump launches military strike against Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.<p>On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home …

Middle East

Has Neuroscience Been Looking In the Wrong Place All Along?

Philosopher Alva Noë has a major concern about the most fundamental assumption neurosciencists make: That the brain is where our consciousness lives. …

How to Plan Your Dream Trip to Niseko Japan on a Budget

<i>This feature originally appeared in the November issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine and has been updated with photos and videos. Subscribe</i> …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

10 Frugal Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

Work stress often seems like a normal part of adulthood. Deadlines, demanding bosses, irritating coworkers, and of course, the dreaded TPS reports …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …