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Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

Wellness

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Black Lives Matter: The Racist Reflexes of Police Officers Who Draw Their Guns

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers this week. Both were calm. Both were compliant. Both were African American. …

7 Easy Arm Toning Workouts That Don’t Require Weights

So you’ve decided to be more fit and healthy this year, especially after seeing your favorite #fitspo stars post about their fitness resolutions. But where and how do you start? You can check out popular personal trainer apps and try some outdoor workouts… or you could experiment with targeted …

Fitness

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About Sleep In 2015

Scientists dove deeper into the mystery of sleep this year.<p>Arianna Huffington has shared the big idea that she thinks will define 2016 -- and it's probably not what you would expect.<p>"Sleep. That's right, sleep!" Huffington wrote in a Dec. 16 blog post. "How much and how well we sleep in the coming …

Ryan sets ambitious agenda if elected House speaker | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Ryan revealed a bold to-do list when he agreed to run for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but to carry it out he will need a level of compromise and cohesion that has been sorely lacking on Capitol Hill for a long time.<p>U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) …

The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 50s

Turning 50 (or more) is the time to put all of your hard-earned, healthy-living knowledge to work.<p>You know when you should get screened. You know the importance of exercise and good nutrition. You probably feel and look amazing.<p>But midlife will bring some special health challenges to women. The …

Science Says You Don't Need a Standing Desk, After All -- You Only Need This

You may want to sit down before I tell you this. Really.Remember when everyone was calling sitting "the new smoking," warning that too much sitting …

Universal health care advocates heading to Colorado voters

DENVER (AP) — Supporters of universal health care loaded boxes of resident petitions off an ambulance and onto a stretcher Friday, launching their …

To Sleep, Perchance to Feel Rested

Like millions of Americans, I have an uneasy relationship with sleep, and I've spent the past year really digging into this under-appreciated aspect of our lives.<p>I have dreamed up a new way of assembling research, data, new technologies and resources to help provide people with useful information …

AP FACT CHECK: Dubious claims about Benghazi, Clinton email

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a few facts got mangled as a showdown between Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Republican questioners turned into an …

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are opening a school

Mark Zuckerberg is making a big bet on a different sort of business.<p>The Facebook founder and his wife Priscilla Chan are starting a school with a unique twist. It will offer healthcare services to all of its students from birth to graduation.<p>The K-12 school, called "The Primary School," will be a …

Silicon Valley

Say Hello to the First New U.S. Nuclear Plant in Almost 20 Years

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 2 reactor just got approval to operate. What does this mean for the future of American nuclear energy?<p>Remember the last time a new nuclear power plant opened up in the U.S.? If not, that’s excusable. It wasn’t in this century. It was Watts Bar in …

11 Benghazi takeaways: One for each hour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Benghazi committee took its best swings at Hillary Clinton in a day-long hearing Thursday -- but the former secretary of state remained mostly calm throughout the hearing, save for a few animated moments in which she struggled to mask her contempt for her Republican …

Government

Why Hillary Is the Boss

It does not surprise me that it takes a woman to sit before a partisan panel and keep her cool. What does it take to do that for over eight hours, taking a grilling from people who most likely are not as smart nor as experienced as you? Age and experience. Childbirth. Marriage. Menopause. And a …

New breast cancer guidelines: screen later, less often

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a move sure to befuddle women -- and anger some breast cancer survivors -- the American Cancer Society has issued new guidelines saying less screening for breast cancer is better than more.<p>The venerated cancer organization says women should start getting mammograms at 45 instead of 40, …

Botox After Bypass Surgery Evens Out Heart Rhythms, Study Says

It’s a staple in any dermatologist’s office for releasing wrinkles, but botox could one day become a routine part of heart bypass surgeries, the …

As Schools Buy More Local Food, Kids Throw Less Food In The Trash

More and more schools are trying to serve meals with food that was grown nearby. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just released some statistics documenting the trend.<p>According to this "census" of farm-to-school programs, at least 42,000 schools spent almost $600 million on local food during the …

Agriculture

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Genetics

Altering how sperm develop could lead to a reversible male birth control

Blocking a certain protein in male mice prevented the rodents from impregnating any females<p>It may be possible to create male birth control by altering how sperm develop, according to new research published this week in <i>Science</i>. Researchers blocked a protein that plays a role in sperm production — …

Islamic State destroys 2,000-year-old Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

Jewel in the exquisite collection of ruins in the oasis city blown up by Isil militants<p>Islamic State fighters have demolished the 2,000-year-old Arch of Triumph in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, as the extremist group continues its campaign of destruction at the UNESCO World Heritage site.<p>The …

Palmyra

Army Veteran Praised As A Hero In Oregon College Shooting

Chris Mintz was shot multiple times by a gunman at an Oregon community college Thursday, and now he's being called a hero, after it emerged that Mintz ran at the attacker and tried to block the door to a classroom and protect his classmates. Mintz is now recovering from surgery.<p>"I just hope that …

Veterans

Henry Dumas Wrote About Black People Killed By Cops. Then He Was Killed By A Cop

"A young black man, Henry Dumas, went through a turnstile at a New York City subway station," reads an invitation by Toni Morrison for a posthumous book-launch party she threw for Dumas in 1974, six years after he died. "A transit cop" — who was white — "shot him in the chest and killed him. …