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Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia.<p>But a new study suggests that some classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly those used to treat depression, Parkinson's and urinary incontinence -- …

Dementia

How to boost your metabolism – a serious way to lose weight and stay healthy

One of the best ways to maintain a healthy weight is to ensure your metabolism is working properly.<p>Metabolism varies massively person to person. Some …

This Trainer's Insane 20-Minute Treadmill Workout Incinerates Fat and Tones Your Body

An insane 20-minute workout by fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams recently resurfaced, making us second-guess our use of the treadmill's full potential. Williams originally posted the video on her Instagram back in 2016, but it's still as awesome as ever. The high-fat-burning and toning …

Virginity testing: A white bedsheet, a bride's wedding night humiliation

Priyanka Tamaychekar's marriage hasn't been arranged yet, but already the 26-year-old is dreading her wedding night.<p>In her first few hours as a …

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Biomedicine

We can’t ignore race in the tragic story of Devonte Hart and his white adoptive mothers

About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Sign up for the newsletter.<p>When Devonte Hart’s emotional photo went viral in 2014, white America embraced it. The image of a black kid in a fedora, giving out “free hugs” to a white officer during …

Black Culture

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>By<p>Apr 05 2018, 7:21 PM<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what …

We've Mapped Out The Perfect Wedding Reception Layout

<i>No matter where you’re having your wedding reception, whether an art gallery, a country club, or a tent on your parents’ lawn, you’ll need to figure out a floor plan for your wedding reception setup! Deciding how to place the dance floor, tables, stage, and bar(s) will have a major impact on the</i> …

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

Psychology

Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning

Houston has been wet since birth. In the 1840s, the German explorer Ferdinand von Roemer described the Brazos River prairie just outside the young …

“Who Does This To People?”

Lorraine Dixon is one of a growing number of women left to take care of men whose brains have been addled from years of playing football. This is the …

Her #OscarsSoWhite campaign changed how Hollywood deals with race. Now she’s taking on HBO.

When April Reign joined Twitter back in 2010, she was met with the familiar frustration of a taken username. But instead of tacking random numbers onto the end, she opted for a simple play on words: @ReignOfApril.<p>“I decided I was royalty,” she said.<p>Reign has lived up to her commanding name. Since …

Entertainment

How California Plans to Go Far Beyond Any Other State on Climate

Over the past decade, California has passed a sweeping set of climate laws to test a contentious theory: that it’s possible to cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond what any other state has done and still enjoy robust economic growth.<p>Now that theory faces its biggest test yet. Last August, the …

Cap and Trade

Insecure’s Yvonne Orji: TV Bad Girl, IRL Good Girl | GQ

On HBO’s breakout show, Yvonne Orji plays the sexually liberated best friend. In the real world, she’s a devout Christian who doesn’t curse and is saving her virginity for marriage. According to her, there’s great comedy in both lives.<p>A man who interviews celebrities for a living sits across from …

The polygamous town facing genetic disaster

In a remote region of the US, a town is struggling with a chilling health crisis caused by a recessive gene. The reason? Here, polygamy is still practised.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>“We are to gird up our loins and fulfil this, just …

Jesus

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

A wedding planner reveals the worst things guests have done at weddings

There are a lot of things that can go wrong if you're planning a wedding. But it's not just the bride and groom who make mistakes.<p>Being a wedding guest comes with certain responsibilities — and there are a number of ways you could be ruining someone's big day without even realizing it.<p>INSIDER spoke …

The Ultimate Wedding-Planning Checklist

The question’s popped, the ring is on, stars are in your eyes…but now what? With so many tasks to take care of and details to arrange, planning a wedding can seem overwhelming. But, if you give yourself enough time to plan and sort the tasks month by month with a wedding-planning checklist, the job …

What Event Planners Should Have in Their Wedding Day Emergency Kit

12 Wedding Day Emergency Kit Essentials<p>A Wedding Planner's Guide to Being Prepared<p>Updated October 26, 2017<p>The job of a wedding planner has a lot of …

Instead Of Cutting Cake, This Couple Smashed Open A Wedding Cake Piñata

Why didn't we think of this?<p>These newlyweds smashed the ol’ wedding cake tradition in the most festive way.<p>When Karen Chan married Clayton Lee on May 13 in Palm Springs, California, they decided to skip the wedding cake and replaced it with something much more fun: a piñata <i>shaped</i> like a wedding …

4 Tips for Hiring a Caterer

We interviewed, Nathaniel Neubauer, owner and operator of renowned Los Angeles based catering and event production company Contemporary Catering. We asked Nathaniel for his expertise and top tips for hiring a caterer for your wedding.<p><b>1. The day you select your venue, start looking for a caterer.</b> …

10 Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Officiant

By now, you know to go to vendor meetings prepared with a laundry list of must-ask questions — the same is true when you hire your wedding officiant. Print out this list of ten questions and take it with you to your officiant meeting.<p><b>1. Are you available on our wedding date?</b><br>Seems obvious — but …

The Best Spring Flowers for Your Wedding

When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, there’s a LOT to learn — names and colors, care and costs, even seasonality concerns. But when starting the search for those perfect petals, you should look to your dream wedding details for inspiration. So, if you’re planning a big spring fling, …

3 New Bridesmaid Dress Trends You (And Your Girls) Will Love

<i>In partnership with David’s Bridal.</i><p>Selecting your bridesmaid dresses that all your girls will love can be a challenge. We’ve teamed up with the experts at David’s Bridal to share 3 super on trend bridesmaid styles that are oh-so-chic. If you want a fashion forward bridal party check out these three …

8 DIY Dos and Don’ts to Consider Before You Start Crafting

Do-it-yourself projects always seem like a great idea. Plus, they look impeccable and stylish on social media, websites, and magazines, right? But DIYs have their drawbacks—they can be time-consuming and expensive, and the finished product doesn’t always look as good as you expected it to. So, …

8 Ways To Honor Loved Ones Who Can’t Attend Your Wedding

While your wedding is a day for joy and celebration, many of us have had or will have a loved one missing from our special day. Whether you are missing a parent, grandparent, sibling, or dear friend, you may want to honor them in some way at your wedding. Keep in mind how fresh your loss is, if …

Totally Tropical West Hollywood Wedding

Glam-inspired, tropical vibes and exotic florals? Yes, please! After getting engaged at the gorgeous Montage in Laguna Beach, Audrey and Ben decided to add some tropical flair into their special day. Their wedding day ceremony took place under chuppah adorned with monstera leaves overlooking the LA …

10 Ways to Totally Tick Off Your Wedding Guests

We’re guessing that you actually <i>want</i> your guests to have an uh-mazing time at your wedding…but just in case you were wondering what it would take to really rile them up, here are a few suggestions for ensuring eye rolls from irritated invitees.<p><b>1. Give them an extremely specific dress code.</b><p>While …

Don’t Want to Wear a Wedding Veil? Try One of These Alternatives Instead

While tradition (and superstition) tells us it’s important to don a veil on your wedding day, we’d like to disagree. We love the look of a veil, but the classic bridal style isn’t for everyone. Want to try something a little different? We’ve rounded up wedding veil alternatives that you are …

5 Major Wedding Regrets and How to Steer Clear of Them

The truth is that your wedding will kinda go by in a flash. All that dreaming, and planning, and vision board making comes down to a mere eight or so hours of actual time to enjoy the fruits of your labor!<p>To make the most of the time you have, heed these common regrets brides and grooms have when …

Weddings