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I learned the most valuable lesson of my medical career after a strange hallucination at an Italian restaurant

I was finishing my freshman year at Vanderbilt University when I joined my parents for a warm, happy reunion in an Italian restaurant, celebrating both the day and the completion of my first year of premedical studies.<p>I took a bite of crusty Italian bread and lifted a forkful of manicotti to my …

The Most Googled Question of 2015 Will Make You LOL So Hard

You know you searched it too.<p>2015 is almost over and as always, Google is saying good-bye to this momentous year by releasing its annual list of most-Googled terms.<p>As always, some of the searches are pretty predictable. The most Googled fashion term is "How to walk in heels?" because, like, HOW? …

Bacon And Sausages Do Cause Cancer, Says World Health Organisation

Processed meats are now classed as a carcinogen.<p>Dr Ian Johnson, a nutrition researcher at the Institute of Food Research, said in a briefing given to the Science Media Centre that "the classification reflects the strength of the evidence for an effect", not how big that effect is. "The effect is …

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

These 10 Cities Hate Tourists The Most, According To Tweets

Haters gonna hate.<p>Certain U.S. cities are known as pretty friendly destinations -- the kinds of places where you'll be greeted with a friendly smile and locals will always point you in the right direction. But there are those not-so-kind places (hellooo, NYC!) where folks would rather <i>not</i> welcome …

The Day Gawker Tore Itself Apart

The gossip site’s meltdown continues with the very public resignations of its executive editor and editor in chief, and a heartfelt mea culpa by …

5 things to know for your New Day -- Tuesday, July 21

<b>(CNN) —</b> New details in the New York prison escape emerge. Another Republican jumps into the 2016 race. And divorce lawyers everywhere rejoice over the Ashley Madison hack.<p>It's Tuesday, and here are five things to know for your New Day.<p>NEW YORK PRISON BREAK<p><b>Night walker</b>: David Sweat had more freedom …

Outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag killed in Miss. car crash

Anthony Hervey was on his way home to Oxford, Miss., when the car carrying him and fellow activist Arlene Barnum swerved off the road and flipped over several times.<p>Hervey, 49, was killed in the crash Sunday, which also landed 60-year-old Barnum in the hospital. And several details of the wreck …

Sandra Bland: video released from inside county jail leading up to hanging

Texas police have released video taken from inside the county jail during the last minutes of Sandra Bland’s life as activists claimed that the traffic stop that led to her imprisonment escalated into a confrontation because a trooper was angry that she was smoking.<p>The footage is three hours long …

Justice

The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley's Quiet Racism

How tech became a civil rights battleground.<p>For Hank Williams, an entrepreneur based in New York, building a more diverse Silicon Valley isn't just an economic or moral issue. There are more pressing reasons, ones that no one in the industry or anywhere else likes to talk about.<p>"The problem is, the …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Self-help

Staying Fit in Today's Busy World

Shares 33<p><i>This man says that what we have been taught about exercise takes up too much of our time and doesn’t get the best results.</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? …

The Week in Review: Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality

Today, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in an historic 5-4 ruling. The decision was quickly celebrated by gay rights advocates across the country, as well as President Obama, who extended his congratulations and support in a phone call on live television.<p>Along with heads …

Anti-Gay Pastor Pledges New Civil War To Fight Marriage Equality, Resurrect The Confederacy

Harlem’s notorious “stone homos” pastor James David Manning will be spending the 4th of July in Gettysburg with Stewart Rhodes, founder of the …

Whole Foods Co-CEOs Admit To Overcharging Customers

Consumer trust in Whole Foods Market was shattered last week when a New York City government investigation revealed that the supermarket had been systematically overcharging customers for packaged foods since at least 2010. At first, Whole Foods representatives stridently denied the claims -- but …

'Love drugs' could make people more tolerant and improve relationships, but the ethical benefits are murky

Society is already used to the idea of mood-altering drugs, both in the form of prescription medicines such anti-depressants and illicit substances such as MDMA (ecstacy). Using both human and non-human subjects, researchers are now beginning to sketch a neurological picture of the brain's …

Dave Chappelle on Rachel Dolezal: 'The world's become ridiculous'

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> Dave Chappelle weighed in on the Rachel Dolezal scandal on Sunday when the comedian delivered the commencement address at his D.C. alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.<p>"The world's become ridiculous," he said. "There's a white lady posing as a black lady. …

'The Girl Was Actively Bleeding out of Two Limbs,' Says Off-Duty Paramedic Who Helped Teen After Shark Attack

An off-duty paramedic helped one of the two teenagers who were mauled by a shark in North Carolina on Sunday afternoon.<p>“The girl was actively …

Husband Writes Wife A Letter Complaining About Love Life Her Response Is Gold

This Groundbreaking 'Frankenstein' Surgery Will Literally Make Your Head Spin

Here’s something that will make your head spin: A Chinese doctor has been surgically transplanting the heads of mice—and he eventually wants to …

New York University

“We Ain’t Choosing No Sides; We Just Choosing Our Side”

The gangs of Baltimore believe they can do a better job policing their community than the police.<p><b>By Amy K. Nelson</b><p><b>It’s a few</b> minutes before midnight …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

The Brain

The History of 'Thug'

The surprisingly ancient and global etymology of a racially charged epithet<p>Last night, as Baltimore erupted with riots and violence and anger, the city's mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the events sweeping the city. The mayor talked about "the evil we see …

Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

True Dadtective: Watch Second City’s mundane and Midwestern True Detective parody (VIDEO).

The first trailer for <i>True Detective</i>’s second season confirmed that many of the show’s primary themes—brooding men, criminal activity, an occult “web …

TV

In the future, doctors may tell you take two ‘doses of nature’ and call in the morning

Stop and smell the roses along the way, American singer-songwriter Mac Davis advised in a top 10 hit in the 1970s. In the more than three decades Davis imparted that wisdom, numerous studies have confirmed the link between exposure to nature and improved physical, psychological and social …

Chicago: The Future Health Tech Hub Of The US? Maybe Sooner Than You Think

Almost every industry in recent decades has fundamentally changed its processes, except health care. The care process has not been redesigned, despite the fact that we have never had better technology, and we all know that if we designed a system from the ground up today, it would look nothing like …

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances

Feeling poor on tax day? Here are some tips you can do every Monday that will improve your mood by next April.<p>Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities might result in either a big smile or perhaps a grimace. …

Personal Finance