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Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

Mental Health

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Tim Cook

31 Quotes From Children's Books That Will Inspire You At Any Age

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."<p>2. "You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong</i> …

Wikimedia is suing the NSA over its mass surveillance program

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the US National Security Agency (NSA) for breaching Wikipedia users' privacy with mass surveillance techniques. It said that the aim of the suit is to "end (the NSA) mass surveillance program in order to protect the rights of our users around the world." The group …

Euro sinks close to 12-year low versus dollar

In morning London deals, the European single currency sank to $1.0735 -- the lowest level since mid-April 2003. The region's stock markets were lower.<p>"The US dollar scored multi-year highs ... amid starkly diverging outlooks for interest rates globally," said analyst Daniel Sugarman at trading firm …

Economics

Copter crash kills 2 French Olympians, elite sailor, 7 others in TV shoot

Two French Olympians, an elite French sailor and seven others were killed Monday while shooting a reality TV show in Argentina when two helicopters collided, according to multiple reports.<p>Olympic medalists, swimmer Camille Muffat and boxer Alexis Vastine, were contestants on the "Survivor"-like …

Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors

Republican senators' letter to Iran about ongoing nuclear talks has prompted a lengthy response from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who delivered an overview of international law as he critiqued the letter.<p>Zarif said he was astonished by the letter, saying it suggests the U.S. …

The Funniest Sketches from Every Guest on the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special (Almost)

To celebrate Sunday's <em>SNL</em> 40th-anniversary show, we locked ourselves in a room and watched hours and hours of sketches to dig up the funniest (or close-to-funniest) clip of each confirmed guest as of yesterday.<p>We don't have to tell you how <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been America's premiere …

YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video

Ten years is a long time on the internet, especially when 300 hours of video are uploaded to your site every minute. On YouTube’s 10th birthday, we trace the growth and growing pains of online video<p>Allow me to make a bold statement: YouTube, at 10 years old, is the most interesting place on the …

Internet

How the Hershey's Kiss Conquered Valentine's Day

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For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Art

Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'

President Barack Obama's former personal assistant has penned a memoir, sidestepping public policy for the most part but dishing on the president's likes and dislikes.<p>Obama loathes fast food, fried foods and mayonnaise, writes Reggie Love, who was the president's "body man," with a spot just …

'Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England

BOSTON (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of …

New England

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

<i>A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Last November, we published a story, ‘A Rape on Campus’ [RS 1223], that centered around a University of Virginia student’s</i> …

Haiti's fight for gay rights

As LGBT community becomes more visible, anti-gay violence rises, too<p>As LGBT community becomes more visible, anti-gay violence rises, too<p><i>The drag show at an anti-homophobia day celebration organized by the SEROvie, an LGBT health organization, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.</i><p><i>Published on Saturday, Nov. 8,</i> …

'Come out of the shadows'

Obama, at last, unveils sweeping action on immigration.<p>President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping actions Thursday aimed at shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and granting work permits to some, setting off a firestorm of Republican vows to stop the president in …

College prices continue to go up, College Board says

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.<p>The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

Don't Pick On Elizabeth Warren

Everybody plays budget games—that's the real scandal.<p>Politicians of course get attacked every day in this town for good and bad reasons. But it’s a trifle odd to see one getting whacked about for following the letter of the law, as in this attack on Sen. Elizabeth Warren by Jason Delisle and Jason …

Could immigration battle cause a shutdown?

Congressional Republicans are vowing to fight President Barack Obama's plan to make immigration changes through executive action, but they are struggling with how to do that without triggering another government shutdown.<p>The House and Senate need to pass a measure during the lame duck session to …

In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair

With the rise of augmented reality (AR) technology, virtual reality headsets like the much buzzed-about Oculus Rift aren't just for playing games in …