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The enduring, dispassionate power of sunglasses

More people are spending their disposable income on designer sunglasses. The latest global eyewear industry forecast suggests continuous growth for the segment in the $102 billion industry, with demand largely driven by the sunglasses’s “fashion quotient.”<p>But long before it was considered a fashion …

Secret Service

Bill Gates: Trump Is Even Dumber Than You Thought

And creepier, too!<p>As the past 35 months have made painfully clear, <b>Donald Trump</b> is not a particularly smart man. At least, not in the traditional way that Americans used to expect of their president. “We just got back from the Middle East,” he told a room full of Israelis, upon arriving in Jerusalem …

Donald Trump

Viewpoint: Why racism in US is worse than in Europe

<b>News stories emerge almost daily in the US about police being called over black Americans doing nothing more than being black. Writer Barrett Holmes Pitner explains why he thinks American racism is unique.</b><p>Last week in California, three black people - a Jamaican, a Canadian of Nigerian descent, and …

Black History

How to Lose Your Belly By Summer, According to Dietitians

The first day of summer is just weeks away. So if you’re looking to tone your tummy to feel confident in your swimsuit, it sounds like you’re looking …

Nutrition

15 at-home fitness products with a cult following on Amazon—and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>We’ve all had those …

Exercise

Doctors in California Are Prescribing Food as Medicine, and It's Keeping Patients out of Hospitals

A California Senator launched the program after hearing that health care costs plunged by 55 percent for those who ate doctor-approved meals in a …

Health Care

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

Reading is fundamental -- to the family's happiness

<b>(CNN) —</b> A couple of years ago, when my older daughter was 8, she gently told my wife and me that she'd gotten too old for us to read her books anymore. We didn't try to talk her out of it or numerate the many benefits of reading aloud to a child (even after they can do so themselves). We were …

Parenting

So Is Red Wine Healthy Or Not?

Here's the bottom line.<p><b>The Final Word gives you a concise take on a complicated issue. For more context, read the full story.</b><p>You’re standing in line at the store, scrolling down your feed when you see a post about the benefits of drinking red wine. An alcoholic beverage that’s actually good for …

The Foods Nutritionists Won't Eat

Everyone splurges once in a while, even nutritionists. But these are the foods they'll never touch.<p>Diet Soda<p>"I cut out diet soda from my life about …

‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships. Here’s What It Is

Whether you know it or not, you’ve been phubbed.<p>“Phubbing” — snubbing someone you’re talking to to look at a cell phone <b>—</b> may not be part of your …

Just one high-fat meal sets the perfect stage for heart disease - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

AUGUSTA, Ga. (March 29, 2018) – A single high-fat milkshake, with a fat and calorie content similar to some enticing restaurant fare, can quickly …

5 Reasons Investors Are Ignoring Your Business -- And How You Can Get Their Attention

It might be your business plan, or your space in the market. Or, it could be you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some would say that funding is the make-or-break moment for a business. That moment is glorified, even romanticized, when an eager young entrepreneur walks …

Austin bombings: Sympathy for white bomber stirs debate about race

When a law enforcement official described a cellphone recording left by the Austin serial bomber as “the outcry of a very challenged young man,” the …

10 Signs You're Smarter Than Average, According to Science

If you're the eldest child, you have a head start. Here are 9 more.<p>It strikes my curiosity what research says are the things that smart people have in common. By the way, curiosity? It's number 9 on the list. Just saying ...<p>Here's how to know if the tattooed Millennial you just hired for your …

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

China targets US pork as trade war fears escalate

Fears of a US-China trade war have been on the rise as Beijing threatens to impose a 25-percent levy on American pork imports. The warning comes as a …

She built a $2 million company while raising 14 kids

With a thriving business and 14 children to tend to, Shea Terra Organics founder Tammie Umbel is constantly on the go.<p>Days begin on her farm in Leesburg, Virginia, where she spends mornings answering work emails and getting her eight younger children ready for the day. Later, she spends about four …

Habitats

Meet the 2018 International #WomenofCourage

The 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award recipients have been announced. These 10 women will be honored during a ceremony …

Human Rights

Why We Don’t Let Coworkers Help Us, Even When We Need It

When colleagues display helpful and cooperative “citizenship behaviors,” research has shown, they tend to develop high-quality social connections, which can improve individual and team performance through enhanced coordination, communication, and shared understanding within organizations. But …

Getting Sick Can Be Really Expensive, Even for the Insured

When you get really sick, the medical bills may not be your biggest financial shock.<p>New research shows that for a substantial fraction of Americans, a trip to the hospital can mean a permanent reduction in income. Some people bounce right back, but many never work as much again. On average, people …

Health Care

Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

<b>US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement.</b><p>Mr Tillerson's spokesman said he only learned he was out of a job when he saw the president's tweet thanking him for his service as top US diplomat.<p>The former …

Donald Trump

8 things science says predict divorce

No one can say with 100% certainty that a couple is heading for disaster.<p>But social scientists have gotten pretty good at predicting who's <i>most likely</i> to wind up there. These couples share certain commonalities — in the way they fight and the way they describe their relationship, but also in their …

This Is the Best Restaurant Chain in America

Our definitive ranking of the 25 top contenders.<p>America’s highway exits are littered with recognizable restaurants like Cracker Barrel, Denny’s and …

Average Cost