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First Aid Techniques You Should Know for 8 Common Injuries

Need to brush up your first aid skills? Here, a basic guide to managing cuts, scrapes, sprains, and more common medical mishaps.<p>A Bloody Nose<p>A …

Inflammation

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

Blue districts have more income inequality than red ones

This graphic shows why voters in this year's midterm elections are likely to hear such different stories about the economy: blue districts are more …

Finding Perspective In The Heat Of Hawaii's Volcanic Explosions

The volcanic eruptions on Hawaii's Big Island are putting on quite a show, making for stunning and devastating images. Rivers of molten rock flow into the ocean, toxic gas spews into the air and plumes of ash push upward. Since May 3, Kilauea's eruptions have destroyed dozens of buildings and …

Geology

This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State

The differences are startling.<p>Location, location, location. It’s the battle hymn for buying real estate and – it turns out – a huge factor for …

How Different Retirement Income Is Taxed

We all dream of the day when we can leave a boring corporate job or unfulfilling career behind for good, take our retirement savings and spend more …

Downsize Your Required Minimum Distributions

A little proactive planning now to help minimize your RMDs in the future can save you thousands of dollars in retirement.<p>There are so many decisions …

Retirement

14 Trader Joe’s Items That Will Basically Change Your Life

Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers<p>“I am recently a vegetarian, and this is the best pre-made veggie burger I’ve found. It has Indian spices (kind …

The Most Breathtaking Views in the U.S.

America’s most breathtaking views aren’t reachable by elevators or highway off-ramps. They’re hidden at the end of rocky trails, at the bottom of …

How to Tie a Quilt…with a Modern Twist!

Learning how to tie a quilt, but with a modern twist is a great example of what we 21-century quilters are all about – honoring the past through …

Quilting

Tammy Duckworth will be the Senate's first new mom, but she already has a record of blazing trails

Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s life has been marked with momentous firsts, the most dramatic of which arrived about 120 combat hours into a tour as a battle captain with the Illinois National Guard in war-rocked Iraq.<p>It was November 2004. Duckworth (D-Ill.) was in the pilot seat of a Black Hawk helicopter. …

Motherhood

History and Polling Point To Sweeping Democratic House Gains in 2018

(Bloomberg Government)—History, demographics and the national mood are pointing to one conclusion about the 2018 congressional races: Democrats are …

What Young Republicans in Georgia Liked About Trump’s State of the Union Address

Last night, some fifty members of the Atlanta Young Republicans, as well as a few supporters who’d aged past the group’s official cutoff of forty, headed over to the Hudson Grille, a sprawling sports bar in Brookhaven, Georgia, to watch the State of the Union address. The bar is in Georgia’s Sixth …

She killed 115 people before the last Korean Olympics. Now she wonders: ‘Can my sins be pardoned?’

DAEGU, South Korea — Until recently, she could often go full days without reminders of what happened. She preferred it that way. The event was so long ago. It was so terrible. She'd been pardoned for her crimes, and she'd tried to build a new version of her life. She got married. She raised two …

North Korea

The Best Firming Neck Creams for Every Budget

<i>This gallery originally appeared on Southern Living. For more stories like it, visit southernliving.com.</i><p><i>This gallery originally appeared on Southern</i> …

Olympics 2018 schedule: When to watch your favorite events

Top athletes from across the globe are currently convening for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. PyeongChang, a county of Gangwon Province in South …

Blood test detects proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> A team of scientists from Australia and Japan has developed a blood test to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease.<p>The noninvasive test was developed to detect the presence of the toxic protein amyloid beta, known to be present in people affected by the disease, and did so with 90% …

Dementia

This Google-Backed Biotech Is Trying to Create a Universal Flu Vaccine

Google parent Alphabet’s venture arm GV (formerly Google Ventures) is among the companies backing U.K. biotech Vaccitech, which has set out to …

The Cheapest Month to Visit Disney World

If you’ve never visited Disney World before (or have somehow been living under Pride Rock for most of your life), we have some bad news for you: …

Why Parts of Beijing Look Like a Devastated War Zone

BEIJING — At night on the edges of Beijing, the migrant workers who keep China’s capital city fed, cleaned, swept and supplied wait in fear of a knock on the door that could ruin their hopes of finding a better life.<p>Far from the skyscrapers and monuments downtown, squads of police and safety …

A guide to wearable fitness trackers because there are literally too many to keep track of

The world of wearable fitness has seriously blown up. No longer are hardcore athletes the only ones keeping up with there calories and mileage — …

Fitness Technology

Walk Through Old Tokyo with a 300-Year old Map of Edo

When we were in Tokyo last month we downloaded the Oedo Burari app. It was pricey – 600 yen – but we decided to bite the bullet and go for it. And I …

All You Need to Know About San Francisco's Most Underrated Neighborhood

There aren’t many Japantowns left in the United States, but San Francisco’s is one of the nation’s largest and oldest with over a century of cultural …

San Francisco

5 things you didn’t know about the Asahi Baseball team

<i>Each week we’ll uncover some unusual and (hopefully) interesting facts about the city. This week we take on Vancouver’s legendary Asahi Baseball Team.</i><p>…

Film Festivals

How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her

The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated.<p>She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of …

'We still need to eat': Tech boom creates working homeless

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper …

Fuzhou's Sanfang Qixiang: The 'Beverly Hills' of imperial China

<b>(CNN) —</b> They might not be filled with priceless art collections and wine cellars.<p>But make no mistake. The centuries-old mansions of Sanfang Qixiang, in the southeastern port city of Fuzhou, are the imperial China equivalent of Beverly Hills.<p>Formed in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) before flourishing in …

Beverly Hills

The One County In America That Voted In A Landslide For Both Trump And Obama

And what it can tell us about 2018 and beyond.<p>In the year since President Trump pulled off his stunning upset of Hillary Clinton, Democrats have …

Middle-class

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D and Cancer

<i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Vitamin D helps build healthy bones, but that’s not all it can do. More recent data point to other …

Cancer