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Parents of Seven-Year-Old Allege Bullying Led to Son's Injuries

The story of seven-year-old Jeremy Tsou, who suffered a skull fracture and multiple areas of brain bleeding, has been shared over 14,000 times on Facebook—largely because of discrepancies in how the incident is being explained, according to his parents Eli Tsou and Jenny Yang.<p>Jeremy received the …

Crime

Witnesses Describe Gunman's Rampage in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Witnesses have described a terrifying scene on the streets of Colorado Springs, where a gunman armed with a rifle marched down a city street and shot and killed three people before being fatally shot in a gunbattle with police.<p>Authorities have released few details about …

Colorado Springs

How to eat red meat without killing yourself

Vegans, rejoice: Not only is today National Vegan Day, but researchers have found that carnivores (well, at least those of us eating red meat) may be …

Cancer

Why our faith in pain killer acetaminophen isn’t always justified

<b>The Question</b><p>My doctor says I should take acetaminophen for my osteoarthritis pain. It seems to help some, but not a lot. I have also recently noticed newspaper articles about the dangers of this over-the-counter pill. Should I be taking another pain killer?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>Doctors often recommend …

Larissa MacFarquhar interview: ‘People think I’m a total freak for not using the first person’

The New Yorker profile writer talks about the joys of non-fiction, mimicking her subjects’ styles and the strange case of ‘moral saints’<p>Very, very virtuous people are easy to dislike. These aren’t the kind of people who are simply nice to their friends and family, and generous to strangers, and …

Literature

An Ominous City In The Clouds Appeared In The Sky Over China And People Are Freaking Out

How’s your Saturday? A little slow going? Let’s liven things up by spinning the wheel of possibilities over what some in China believe to be a city in the clouds that was momentarily observed (and captured on video) in the sky over Foshan in the Guangdong province, and then, a few days later, over …

China

A former Wall Streeter who travels the world on credit-card points says there's one card that's better than the rest

The former Wall Streeter turned "The Points Guy," travels the globe up to six months a year — and he does it for next to nothing, thanks to credit-card rewards and frequent-flyer miles.<p>When he's not jet setting, he's running his website, The Points Guy.<p>In an interview with Vice, Kelly shared the …

Personal Finance

What those $69 flights to Europe will actually cost

If $69 flights to Europe seem too good to be true, that's because they are.<p>Earlier this week during a visit to the U.S., Norwegian Air CEO Bjørn Kjos …

I Caught a Case of Internalized Transphobia at the Doctor's Office

Last week the internet was abuzz with an article about another article that a trans man published in the <i>Journal of Emergency Nursing</i>. It was about his experience being mistreated in a hospital. To be honest, I couldn't read it at first because I was too distracted by the visceral tingling of my own …

10 Worst Supermarket Rip-Offs

But make a few mistakes and you’ll leave with an empty wallet—not to mention a lot of empty calories. In fact, even the lowest-priced supermarket in …

Nutrition

Slavery in America was much worse than you probably imagined

This August, when Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter protesters, they told her that ongoing violence and prejudice against blacks was part …

14 horrible things that could happen if we colonize Mars

From the extreme cold to the deadly radiation, there are many traits about Mars that make it inhospitable.<p>Here are some of the main obstacles to surviving — and colonizing — the fourth rock from the sun.

Space

Not mom's weight loss: For millennials, more than diet and exercise at play

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a never-ending battle: You diet and exercise, but can't shed the pounds. You can at least take comfort in a new study that suggests many other factors, including stress and pollution, could be conspiring to make weight loss harder today than a few decades ago.<p>Researchers looked over …

Fitness

What real scientists and astronauts think of 'The Martian'

But does the story's dedication hold up under scrutiny from real scientists and astronauts?<p>We've rounded up some of the best critiques of "The Martian" from space experts who've seen the movie. The reception so far has been positive, but some of the movie's most discerning critics couldn't help but …

Space Science

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

Instead, psychologists say there's a somewhat scientific formula to gaining people's trust more quickly. The key is to strike a balance between warmth and competence — so that you seem credible but also human.<p>That idea is explored in detail in "Friend and Foe," a new book by Maurice Schweitzer, …

Psychiatry

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Saltwater

Catholic Hospitals Sued For Refusing Emergency Care To Pregnant Women

The ACLU filed a lawsuit Thursday against Trinity Health Corporation, which operates nearly 80 hospitals nationwide. The case is only the most recent of many controversies involving Catholic hospitals, which refuse abortions under all circumstances.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday …

The Incredible Reason This Father Of The Bride Stopped The Wedding

Planning your wedding is hard work no matter who you are — but it can be that much more difficult when your own divorced parents can't set aside …

Forget Blood Moons: Cameraman claims 'lunar wave' he filmed proves Moon is a 'HOLOGRAM'

CCROW777Whatever tou think of Ccrow777's hologram theory, he takes cracking shots of the Moon<p>A YouTube user has published a series of videos which …

What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT scores

Hampshire College is a liberal arts school in Massachusetts that has decided not to accept SAT/ACT scores from applicants. That's right - the college won't accept them, a step beyond the hundreds of "test-optional" schools that leave it up to the applicant to decide whether to include them in their …

Diarrhea And Drifting: Map Shows No. 1 Cause Of Death In Every Country

The way we die says a lot about the way we live. And according to this video from Vox about the leading cause of early death in each country, we are dying for some very sad, very predictable, and very stupid reasons (via Matador Network).<p><b>The Stupid</b><p>In Saudi Arabia, the leading cause of early death …

Saudi Arabia

Should schools hold back students?

When eight-year-old Sophie Skogster fell behind her Canadian classmates, her parents, try as they might, could not convince school administrators to "fail" their daughter.<p>In 2009, the Skogster family moved to Finland, home to one of the highest-ranked education systems in the world. There, Sophie …

New Westminster

Etiquette on the set! How to behave when TV cameras are rolling

There are four television series that currently shoot full time in and around Chicago, which you may have noticed if you work or live in a neighborhood where crews have set up for the day.<p>Though set in New York, Fox's "Empire" films locally. So do the Dick Wolf shows for NBC: "Chicago Fire," …

8 Weird Things That Can Remove Stains

If you are out to dinner at a restaurant, or even if grease splatters on you while you are cooking, use artificial sweetener immediately to blot the …

Weird
Contraception
Pregnancy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Chinese is so good, he didn't speak a word of English with Chinese President Xi Jinping

In fact, it's getting so good, he spoke entirely in Chinese during his meeting with President Xi Jinping of China on Wednesday.<p>"Today I met President Xi Jinping of China at the 8th annual US-China Internet Industry Forum in Seattle," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook wall.<p>"On a personal note, this …

China