Karen McKee

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Anti-anxiety drug found to undo some of alcohol's ill effects on the brain

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have discovered a surprising secondary function for an existing drug. Tandospirone is …

Binge Drinking

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

People who think too much may have little reason to worry. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between anxiety and intelligence and it is …

Psychology

12 Sneaky Ways to Hide Household Eyesores

Camouflage your home's ugly (but necessary) spots.<p>Camouflage your home's ugly (but necessary) spots.

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Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation' a powerful achievement

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him.<p>It took seven years …

Black History

Barack Obama publishes his Christmas playlist – listen

Joe Biden has also got involved in the White House festive music-planning<p>Barack Obama has released a Christmas playlist via the official White House …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

Quentin Tarantino's Support of 'Stop Police Terror' Leads to Backlash

Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino's commentary during an anti-police brutality demonstration in New York last weekend has riled up law enforcement groups across the country.<p>And now they're banding together for a common cause: calling for a boycott of his work.<p>Tarantino flew in from California to …

Pulp Fiction

Protect Yo-self: 9 Ways To See If A Company Has Your Best Interests at Heart

I believe it’s paramount that in an increasingly digitized world you, as a proactive consumer, learn what exactly companies are doing with your data – and how to rate them on it, just like you rate a hotel on Trip Advisor or a product on Amazon. If they don’t have a passing grade, don’t give them …

Tough time for black women _ like black men _ with police

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just black men having difficult relations with police. Black women are having a tough time, too.<p>Consider the schoolgirl …

Women of Color

Mass release of U.S. prisoners spells deportation for hundreds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Almost a third of 6,000 federal prisoners scheduled to be freed between Friday and Tuesday, part of a push to reduce America’s soaring incarceration rate, will immediately be turned over to U.S. immigration authorities for deportation proceedings.<p>The exercise yard at San …

Immigration

6,600 federal inmates to be released this weekend

<b>(CNN) —</b> The biggest federal inmate release on record will take place this weekend.<p>About 6,600 inmates will be released, with 16,500 expected to get out the first year. More than 40,000 federal felons could be released early over the next several years, the U.S. Sentencing Commission said.<p>The …

Criminal Sentencing

Crispy Ginger Cookies

Servings: 36 cookies<p>Total Time: 40 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off<br>• 2 teaspoons ground …

White Chicken Chili

5 stars based on 184 votes<p>I have tried countless recipes for White Chicken Chili over the years, from this popular “dump it all in a pot” recipe to …

Cheddar & Herb Cheese Straws

5 stars based on 26 votes<p>These crisp and flaky cheese straws specked with fresh herbs and crushed red chili flakes make a wonderful hors d’oeuvre to …

Martese Johnson, the U.Va. Student Assaulted by Officers Last Spring, Speaks Out

Now a fourth-year student, Johnson reflects on the experience of having his name trend on social media in the national debate on law enforcement.<p>For the October issue of Vanity Fair, Sarah Ellison chronicled the alleged violence that has plagued the University of Virginia over the past year, …

Social Media

How Common Core quietly won the war

The standards that naysayers love to call 'Obamacore' have become the reality on the ground for roughly 40 million students.<p>Note to 2016 GOP contenders: The Common Core has won the war.<p>Republican presidential candidates are still bashing the divisive K-12 standards. Donald Trump recently called the …

Education

3 Tricks To Getting A Strong Wi-Fi Connection No Matter Where You Are

Netflix on the deck? No problem.<p>Sadly, we're not yet living in an age of ubiquitous high-speed Wi-Fi access—there are still internet black spots hiding in distant basement corners and the edges of the yard where it can be difficult to get on Facebook let alone Netflix.<p>Take heart though, because …

Democrats acknowledge Black Lives Matter during debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates gave a meaningful public nod to the Black Lives Matter movement in their first televised debate, …

Black Lives Matter

7 Recipes for Creamy Fricassee

Fall is right around the corner, which means it's just about time for grilled steaks and salads to take a backseat to things like hearty, cozy …

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

Remembering Sept. 11 in Pictures

Fire Fighting

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Post 9

For the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, I asked seven New York-based National Geographic photographers to share an image of theirs that they considered emblematic of the city post 9/11. I wanted to know if New York had changed, and if so, how it was manifested visually. The …

World Trade Center

Ferguson, in their own words

In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>One year ago, the St. Louis suburb became the focus of national attention …

Jon Stewart signs off 'The Daily Show' with a 'love fest'

Here it is, Jon Stewart's final moment of zen.<p>On Thursday evening Stewart welcomed viewers to his very last edition of "The Daily Show," more than 16 years after taking over the satirical newscast and turning it into an American institution.<p>Stewart was joined by some of the people that made the …

Media Industry

An Inside Look at the Barefoot Contessa's Barn

Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.<p>Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.

45 Summer Cocktails You Should Try Before Labor Day

If you've never enjoyed a Tom Collins on a sunny back patio, you haven't lived.<p>Whether guests prefer gin or rum, these simple, time-tested cocktails are guaranteed to please.

Dylann Roof Was Planning Charleston Shooting 'For Six Months,' Roommate Says

Dylann Roof's roommate says the suspect was planning something big leading up to the alleged shooting at a South Carolina church Wednesday that left nine people dead.<p>Dalton Tyler told ABC News that he'd known Roof for at least seven months, and that the 21-year-old was "planning something like that …