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Model Lauren Wasser lost her leg from toxic shock syndrome. Here's what she wants you to know.

Lauren Wasser woke up in a hospital bed 80 pounds heavier than she was supposed to be - filled with fluids to try to flush the toxins from her body.<p>She struggled to move, and her feet felt like they were being lit with a lighter again and again. But the model did not know how dire her situation was …

Airbnb hosts violently murder houseguest, police say

A 36-year-old man renting a $30-a-night room in a Melbourne, Australia, house through Airbnb was murdered last week by his three hosts, police said.<p>One of the hosts allegedly raped the man, Ramis Jonuzi, with an object, The Guardian reported.<p>Jonuzi, who worked as a bricklayer, had been staying at …

Crime

The science of why sitting all day is bad for your health

Is sitting all day at work slowly killing you? The simple answer is yes. Staying in a fixed position for extended durations can have serious adverse effects on your health.<p>In this episode of the Facebook series, "Science the $#!* out of it," Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig talk about what happens …

Biomedicine

Missing soldier found nearly a mile from Niger ambush, officials say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sgt. La David Johnson was found nearly a mile away from the central scene of the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers -- including Johnson -- and wounded two others, four administration officials familiar with the early assessment of what happened told CNN on …

Military

How Many Viruses Can Live In Semen? More Than You Might Think

When it comes to microbes in sexual organs, the vagina and its fluids seem to garner most of the attention. Heck, there is even a consortium dedicated specifically to studying which critters live and thrive in its confines.<p>Really, who can blame scientists? The vagina's microbiome — or all the …

Disease

United Airlines Has Just Taken Away Some Really Basic Items (Oh, From First Class)

Airlines can never cease finding ways to save money, as well as charging you more.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm always happy to fly First Class.<p>As long as someone else is paying, that is.<p>The food, for example, is slightly …

United Airlines

These Rich, Fudgy Brownies Are Made with Avocado

Nope, we're not joking. These brownies are sink-your-teeth-in fudgy <i>and</i> healthy, thanks to the star ingredient: amazing avocados. You already know how …

Dessert

Here's how much the highest-paid women in every US state earn

Money is power, and men still have more of both. Especially at the top.<p>Despite the multimillion-dollar incomes of women like actress Emma Stone and former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, most still lag behind men in terms of pay.<p>The highest-paid women in every US state earn an average of …

Demographics

Still Chasin' the Trane

When John Coltrane died 50 years ago this July, the <i>New York Times</i> wrote that he “was considered one of the most gifted modern jazz musicians of this …

The man who built a $1bn firm in his basement

<b>Carl Rodrigues says that his family and friends all thought he had lost his mind.</b><p>"Everybody thought I had gone completely nuts," he says. "They were saying 'what's wrong with this guy? Is he having a hippy moment?'."<p>Mr Rodrigues, a successful IT consultant, had woken up one day and decided to quit …

Catholicism

How To Store Your Asparagus To Make It Stay Fresh Longer

Treat it like you would flowers.<p>When we think of spring, we think of asparagus. These green stalks are one of the first things to pop out of the ground after winter’s long hibernation. And even though it makes our pee smell weird, it is beloved.<p>That’s why its important to know how to store it right.<p>…

After mass killing, Dylann Roof headed toward 2nd black church which had canceled Bible study: documents

Because he had to leave his day job late, the pastor of a South Carolina church canceled his weekly Bible study class. That move may have averted a second round of deadly shootings after nine worshippers had been killed at another black church.<p>According to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, …

Nepalese teenager dies after being banished to shed for menstruating

Roshani Tiruwa, 15, believed to have suffocated after being forced to stay in dilapidated animal hut during her period, in custom outlawed a decade ago<p>A 15-year-old girl in western Nepal suffocated to death after being forced to stay in a poorly ventilated shed because she was menstruating, in an …

Good cognition in older women linked to pregnancy history

Women who have their last baby when they are older than age 35 may have sharper cognitive skills later in life than those who finished with their pregnancies at a younger age, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that the women in the study who had their last baby when they were older than 35 …

Humanity

Check out these spectacular supermoon photos from all over the world

People from across the globe took to rooftops, hills, observatories and beaches to get a glimpse of the closest supermoon to Earth in almost seven decades, and snap photos of the event.<p>The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell but many moon gazers were able to …

Supermoon to light up sky beginning Monday morning

BEIJING (AP) — The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe.<p>The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. It will reach its zenith in Asia and the South …

Smoking’s effects on genes revealed for the first time ever in horrifying study

The full extent of the genetic damage that smoking does to our genes has been revealed for the first time.<p>Smoking just one pack a day can lead to 150 …

You Won't Believe What Starbucks Is Starting to Serve

Something to help you unwind better than a Frappuccino ever could.<p>If you're a freelancer or travel for business, you've probably spent an inordinate amount of time at Starbucks. A ubiquitous, conveniently located choice with food, coffee, and relatively reliable Wi-Fi, it's hard to stay away from …

What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You, According to Science (and How to Fix It)

Failing to meet someone's gaze could send not-so-flattering messages about who you are and what you're capable of.<p>What you do with your clothes, hair, accessories, posture, gestures--it all conveys deep, rich meaning. But your eyes send messages, too, and failure to maintain good eye contact with …

Megyn Kelly: From feuding with Donald Trump to emerging as a symbol of feminism in the presidential election

Megyn Kelly is the hottest property in American television news right now – and understandably so. Never, surely, has a single journalist been a …

Martha Stewart Cafés Are Coming

Two new locations will be opening in the near future.<p><b>Martha Stewart</b> is now bringing you her own special Martha brand, via Martha Stewart Cafes, which, in addition to its already existing Chelsea location in New York City, has two new confirmed locations at Macy’s stores in Sacramento and Dallas. …

13 Mesmerizing Images That Show the Quiet Beauty of Outer Space

Most people can only dream of visiting space, but thanks to some out-of-this-world photographers, us earth-bound humans are able to get a closer look into the universe.<p>Each year the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition invites professional and amateur photographers from around the …

5 Killed In Shooting At A Washington State Mall; Manhunt Underway

Police say 5 people were killed after a shooter opened fire inside a Macy's at a shopping mall in Burlington, Washington on Friday evening.<p>Authorities are searching for the suspected shooter, who they say left the scene at Cascade Mall before police arrived. He was last seen walking toward a nearby …

Law Enforcement