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Decades After Alcohol Ban, Iran Admits It Has a Problem

TEHRAN — For most of his life, alcohol rehab for Mehdi consisted of regular stretches in prison and lashings that left dark marks on his back. Now, at 36, he has prematurely gray hair, but with the help of an Alcoholics Anonymous group he swears he has finally stopped drinking.<p>In recent years, …

Drug Addiction

As ‘Death to America’ Chants Lose Power, Iran Retools Propaganda With Rap Videos

TEHRAN — It’s a common theme in the state-controlled media in Iran: The armed forces are not to be trifled with; they’re tough men doing a tough job, defending a country permanently under threat. Nevertheless, it was a shock to some young Iranians when a video appeared featuring a well-known rapper …

Middle East

Tim Cook: Fake news is 'killing people's minds'

Commentary: Speaking in the UK, Apple's CEO says we need a massive public awareness campaign to fight bogus news.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Fake news has rather dominated the conversation of late. It's made it very hard to stay in …

Internet

22 Galentine’s Day Gifts That Will Make Your BFF Love You For Life

Who needs a Valentine when you've got your besties? We're celebrating Galentine's Day this year because friends are forever. So, forget the roses and …

At First National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Slams 'Apprentice,' Says 'We Have to Be Tough' on World

President Donald Trump flexed America's global dominance Thursday during his first National Prayer Breakfast speech, telling faith leaders that "the world is in trouble, but we're going to straighten it out."<p>"When you hear about the tough phone calls I’m having, don’t worry about it," Trump said, …

Donald Trump

Winona Ryder’s Facial Expressions Steal the Show at SAG Awards

David Harbour may have delivered one of the most impassioned acceptance speeches of the night, but it was Winona Ryder who stole the show when the …

Donald Trump Declares Media “Falsely Reporting” Muslim Travel Executive Order

Amid nationwide protests, lawsuits and court stays in response to his Executive Order halting entry to America for citizens of seven Muslim majority …

Associated Press News

MAC Cosmetics released seven new lip sets, and they are perfect everyday shades

MAC just took the guesswork out of lipstick and liner pairings by releasing seven new “lip sets” available now at Macys.com. The combinations include …

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Despite what we’ve long been told, and the pervasive amount of food- and fat-shaming in our culture, the number on the scale isn’t always a simple …

Hollywood’s Victim Complex

In the battle of Meryl Streep vs. Donald Trump, do we have to choose a side?<p>Can we calculate without the aid of a supercomputer the amount of courage it took Meryl Streep to take her shot at President-elect Donald Trump as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement last night …

Donald Trump

There is a new type of hangover and it has nothing to do with what you drink

Scientists make 'emotional' discovery...<p>Have you ever woken up with what seems to be a raging hangover after a night of absolutely no drinking at all?<p>…

Psychology

Why Understanding Food Serving Sizes Is Important for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, you need to get better at knowing how many calories you eat. With some foods, like peanut butter or ice cream, that’s …

Weight Loss

Electoral College Vote Seals Trump White House Victory

The Electoral College formalized Donald Trump’s election victory on Monday despite protests around the country to encourage GOP electors to abandon the Republican.<p>The president-elect easily racked up the 270 electoral votes needed to send him to the White House. Interest in the normally mundane …

Bernie Sanders

Florida Chef Refuses to Turn Christmas Music Off After He Received Two Complaints in One Week

Michael Lugo is the chef and manager of Michael's Tasting Room in St. Augustine, Florida. Last week he posted a photo of a note he received on the …

Taronga zoo says it will not fire keeper filmed punching kangaroo

Animal activist groups call for Greig Tonkins to be sacked over footage of him hitting a kangaroo that attacked his dog<p>A zoo worker who punched a kangaroo in a video viewed millions of times will not be sacked despite calls for action against him from animal activist groups.<p>Taronga Western Plains …

New South Wales

Drown The Rest Of 2017 In Red Wine Hot Cocoa

2017 is almost over, thank God<p>2017 is almost over. Let’s not get into what a year it was, let’s just rejoice in the fact that no one really expects …

Tomi Lahren, Trevor Noah Spar Over Black Lives Matter on 'Daily Show'

“For somebody who is not racist, you have to spend a lot of time saying, ‘I’m not racist,'” comedian says to his guest<p>It feels unlikely that Trevor …

Photo Shows Potential Trump DHS Pick Kris Kobach Seems to Have Hardline Plan Ready

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has already laid out his plan for overhauling of the nation’s immigration system, and it includes many of president-elect Donald Trump’s most prominent — and controversial — campaign priorities, including reinstating an immigrant tracking system and questioning …

Donald Trump

Fake News, Other Trends Make Scientific Publishing A Growth Industry

Every single day, my email inbox is flooded with messages from scientific journals with names that sound similar to well-established scientific journals. Like instead of the longstanding journal <i>Vaccine</i>, these new journal names will have additional words such as the <i>The Open Vaccine Journal</i> or the</i> …

Science

Trump’s security picks deepen Muslim worries about an anti-Islamic White House

News of President-elect Donald Trump’s national security picks set off fresh tremors across the Islamic world on Friday as Middle Eastern allies and Muslim American groups prepared to face advisers and potential Cabinet members noted for harshly anti-Muslim rhetoric.<p>The naming of Trump’s picks for …

Donald Trump

Mike Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo: Meet Trump's Latest Top Picks

President-elect Donald Trump continued to fill out his administration Friday, by tapping some of his most prominent supporters for top posts.<p>Trump will nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Lt. Gen. …

Donald Trump

Trump Immigration Adviser Kris Kobach Wrote the Book on Muslim Registry

The man who helped write the book on creating a federal Muslim registry in the name of national security, now has Donald Trump’s ear as a top member of his transition team.<p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a policy wonk with a reputation for handcrafting the legal means to political ends, says …

Immigration

Germany outlaws group that officials say recruited for Islamic State

German police stormed 190 mosques, apartments, offices and storage facilities in 60 cities early Tuesday in attempt to shut down an organization calling itself True Religion that authorities accuse of radicalizing young people and recruiting fighters for Islamic State.<p>The pre-dawn crackdown marked …

Extremism

4 Easy Crockpot Recipes

It makes getting healthy, delicious dinner on the table about 6 zillion percent easier, so we have no trouble finding uses for the …

Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office.<p>The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. He …

Immigration

15 So-Called 'Healthy' Eating Habits That Are Anything But

Few things feel as good as the high that comes with finding the perfect balance between eating well, working out, and treating yourself. Even as …

Red Wine Brownies Are as Perfect as They Sound

Trust us, you'll be hooked after one bite.<p>One of the many perks of working at Delish is the connection we share with our readers. Whether it's a craft or a recipe, you're quick to let us know what you think about it — and we take notice.<p>That's what happened earlier this month when we shared our …

When you tell small, selfish lies, you train your brain to tell big lies

"Who won?" he asks.<p>"Er, I did," you say, sweeping a small pile of chips over to your side of the table. You feel guilty, but the money is too tempting to turn down. And look! He hardly seems to care.<p>A few rounds later, he gets up to use the bathroom. When he comes back, he points to a stack of …