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We must change the way we think about drug addiction in Maryland

I’ve been an emergency room physician for more than 30 years. Every shift, I see broken legs, lacerations, cases of pneumonia and more. On the surface, none appears related to the rising rates of drug addiction and crime plaguing our society. But they are.<p>Recently, I treated a man with an abscess …

Health Care

The Surprising Age When Thousands Say They're Happiest

There's bad news and good news for post 50s.<p>The British government recently released a survey of more than 300,000 adults over the span of three years in an attempt to pinpoint which time of life people are their happiest. And there's mixed news for post 50s. The bad news is, the midlife crisis …

Happiness

The most popular required reading at America's top 10 colleges

Given the breadth of topics they must cover before graduating, it's interesting to see the trends in required-reading lists.<p>A recent Quartz post explored some of these lists, citing The Open Syllabus Project, which collected over 1 million curricula over the past 15 years.<p>Students at America's most …

Obama’s Pentagon Covers Up Bush-Era Detainee Abuse

The photos show U.S. troops posing with corpses and simulating forced sodomization. But “the most transparent administration in history” won’t let …

A Family Re-Created Their Favourite Photo With Their Dog On His Last Day

The two photos were taken 15 years apart.<p>The first picture was taken "about 14–15 years ago", she says. In the picture is Lauren (top left), now 29, Samantha, now 23, Louise (bottom left), now 22, and Elizabeth, now 21 (bottom right).<p>Tigger was a Jack Russell, and he was born in 2000. "We first …

Pets

Scientists still can’t answer this one basic question about sleep

Reuters<p>We all do it. We all like it. We all need more of it.<p>We've known for decades that sleep is important. Without it, we'd all be a cranky, sick …

Sleep

How Guys Really Feel About One-Night Stands

"You get to a point where you want to be able to wake up next to someone and cuddle, as opposed to saying, 'Want me to get you an Uber?'"<p>One-night stands can be mind-blowing or regret-inducing, and you never really know which it's going to be. In this week's Sex Talk Realness, Cosmopolitan.com …

4 Reasons Why Women Cheat

Sex and relationship experts weigh in on why women cheat in relationships.

Relationships

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Holds Promise For Treating Addiction

The treatment protocol targets the very roots of addictive behavior.<p>A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments can effectively treat everything from depression to autoimmune disease to post-traumatic stress order.<p>But mindfulness can also help the nearly 24 million …

Mindfulness

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cabane, author of "The Charisma Myth."<p>Here's a rundown of the skills you can learn to become more charismatic:

9 Small Changes That Can Help With Seasonal Depression

BuzzFeed News spoke to mental health experts from Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, and nutritional therapist Naomi Mead.<p>But "there are lots of simple, practical things that can be done to help alleviate the symptoms of SAD," Stephen Buckley, head of information for the mental health charity Mind, told …

Wellness

Rebel Wilson Gives Hilarious Dating Advice to the Women on The Bachelor

Rebel Wilson has some advice for the ladies on <i>The Bachelor</i>.<p>Wilson might play a modern-day dating guru to costar Dakota Johnson in her upcoming film</i> …

Relationships

How Do You Know When You Have Had Enough in a Relationship?

I am proud of the people who stay in marriages and relationships a lot longer than most. As many people know, the divorce rate is right around 50% these days and a lot of couples are choosing to wait to tie the knot because of this alarming statistic. I can't say that I blame them with the smallest …

Divorce

The UN says Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained. The UK says he's avoiding arrest.

On Friday, A UN panel is going to declare that the Wikileaks founder's three-and-a-half-year stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London amounts to "unlawful detention," the BBC reported on Thursday morning.<p>But the UK begs to differ.<p>"We have been consistently clear that Mr Assange has never been …

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re …

The Best Marriage Advice EVER

When Ashley and I got married thirteen years ago, we were young and in love, but we were also pretty clueless (me especially)! Along the way, we've had so many people share wise advice and life experiences with us, which has helped guide our family through good times and hard times.<p>Through the …

Relationships

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the Mysterious."<p>When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to …

People aged 40-59 are least happy and most anxious, report finds

“Don’t grow up – it’s a trap!” goes one wry birthday card message. According to a report, this could be right.<p>Middle-aged people are the least happy, have the lowest levels of life satisfaction and the highest levels of anxiety, the latest official wellbeing statistics show.<p>Even people aged over 90 …

Mental Health

Ben Carson’s Pointed, Two-Word Response to Biblical End-Times Question: Is ‘Jesus…Coming Back in Our Lifetime?’

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has “no idea” whether “Jesus is coming back in our lifetime,” though the retired neurosurgeon said in a recent interview that he believes that Christ’s return is definitively slated for some time in the future.<p>Carson, an outspoken Christian who is a …

Faith

Researcher Says Discovery in Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Queen Could Be a Present-Day Warning

One archaeologist believes that artifacts gleaned from the recently discovered tomb of Egyptian queen Khentkaus III may foreshadow an impending cycle of doom and destruction for people today.<p>Professor Miroslav Barta, project leader for the Czech Institute of Egyptology’s archaeological analysis of …

Archaeology

Why Happiness Matters

<b>"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." -- Aristotle</b><p>Happiness matters, more than you might realize. It's important to your physical and mental health, your resiliency in the face of obstacles and crises, and believe it or not, your happiness is …

How to Build Life-Altering Habits Through Tiny Changes

Last year I became a morning person, learned a new language, and read five times as many books as before. Sounds like I got a lot done, right? But it …

Female brain is not wired for weight loss, scientists conclude

Hormones responsible for regulating appetite, physical activity and energy expenditure work differently in men and women according to new research<p>For women, shedding the pounds can feel like a unending struggle of dieting and exercise with little results.<p>But a new study suggests that there could be …

Holistic Medicine

Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans.<p>Forrest Fenn has been flying out in chartered helicopters or planes, searching remote stretches of the upper Rio …

Fox News Republican debate moderators asked a climate question!

In the 2016 Republican presidential candidate debates, climate change has rarely been discussed. In last Thursday’s debate, the last before tonight’s Iowa caucus votes, on Fox News of all networks, there was one brief climate question directed at Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Unfortunately it was …

Cap and Trade

Welcome to the Age of the Commando

A FEW months ago, my wife and I had dinner with a couple we didn’t know very well. It was awkward at first, but there was wine, and conversation soon followed. At one point, the wife asked about my tour in Iraq, where I served four years as a cavalry officer. I began talking about the desert, the …

Military

A not-very-intelligent U.S. Navy

Regarding the Jan. 28 front-page article “For Navy’s intelligence chief, a lack of clearance”:<p>How can Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch be in charge of naval intelligence if he is barred from reading, seeing or hearing classified information? The morning briefing must be very brief indeed. But wait, …

U.S. Navy

10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.

Geopolitics