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A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though Its Base Ingredient Is in Many Kitchens

Hospitals around the country are scrambling to stockpile vials of a critical drug — even postponing operations or putting off chemotherapy treatments — because the country’s only two suppliers have run out.<p>The medicine? Sodium bicarbonate solution. Yes, baking soda.<p>Sodium bicarbonate is the …

Scientists Are "Tantalisingly Close" to Producing a Limitless Blood Supply From Stem Cells

Decades in the making.<p>Two papers published this week have revealed that scientists are "tantalisingly close" to being able to produce large …

How to Find Your Own Bra Size Right at Home

Despite what you might have heard, girl, you <i>do not</i> have to go to the store to get fitted for a bra. You can find your true number right at home using a simple strip of measuring tape. We tapped lingerie pro Jenny Altman of I Love a Good and Soma to break down the ridiculously easy steps. Below, …

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Carb counting for diabetes: Why and how?

Carb counting is one form of meal planning that can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.<p>Diabetes is an incurable, yet …

Diabetes

A Heineken commercial puts Pepsi's 'protest' ad to shame

The ad, titled "Worlds Apart," pairs people who hold opposing views on hot-button social issues like feminism, climate change, and transgender rights.<p>The pairs, who initially aren't privy to each other's views, go through a bonding activity before the big reveal. They're then given a choice to chat …

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Stop! Avoid These 4 Mistakes Before You Put Your Small Business on the Map.

While market saturation is often a deterrent for small-business hopefuls, it doesn't have to be. Here's how to compete.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine you’re a first-time entrepreneur, excited about your product idea and optimistic about the state of the market …

Small Business

The Pre-Startup Checklist That Can Help You Avoid Business Failure

Why do so many new businesses fail? Maybe it’s because too many would-be entrepreneurs concentrate on the wrong issues before the actual startup happens. For example, the IRS has published a checklist for starting a business that deals with things like business structure and applying for an …

Thought Leadership

Marijuana's Biggest Enemy Is Not Jeff Sessions–It's Big Pharma

A huge drug company is going after legal weed.<p>Like most grassroots movements, cannabis legalization has its own bogeymen–nebulous entities backed by kings and queens of industry who are as feared as they are loathed. Big Tobacco is in there, of course, as are the corrections and law enforcement …

Legalized Marijuana Could Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic, Study Finds

In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.<p>Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in states …

Addicts Get Opioids During, After Addiction Treatment, Study Finds

Two-thirds of people prescribed a drug usually used to treat opioid addiction get more of the addictive drugs after treatment, researchers reported Thursday.<p>And more than 40 percent get an opioid at the same time as they are taking buprenorphine, potentially counteracting addiction treatment …

This Simple Trick Makes Box Cake Mix 1,000 Times Better

It's life-changing.<p>I consider myself a baker—which to me means, I bake at least once a week, if not more. And more often than not, I'd rather go the extra mile and make things from scratch than use a mix, a refrigerated dough, or a pre-made batter. I just feel like mixing a few ingredients makes a …

New study shows 75 percent of Venezuelans losing dangerous amounts of weight due to starvation

The South American country of Venezuela, infamously known for its wide reaching socialist policies that have left the country devastated, has reached a point where its citizens are losing almost 20 pounds due to their lack of food.<p>A 2016 study from <i>La Encuesta Condiciones de Vida</i> (Encovi) – in …

Five tips for investing in your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s.<p>Don't worry. You're definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started …

How To Tell If Baby Has A Bad Cold Or A Case Of RSV

Any time baby is sick, a piece of your mama heart breaks a little. Not knowing the cause or the cure makes matters even more worrisome. Is it just a …

This Is the Carry-On Bag That Pilots Swear By

Behold: the ultimate carry-on bag. According to <i>Travel Pulse</i>, pilots agree that one bag in particular soars miles above the competition.<p>BrightLine …

Yes there's hope, but treating spinal injuries with stem cells is not a reality yet

The 2017 Australian of the Year award went to Professor Alan Mackay-Sim for his significant career in stem cell science.<p>The prize was linked to …

Are You Missing Out on Guaranteed Income Because of These 5 Misconceptions?

Here's why you shouldn't dismiss annuities out of hand.<p>Almost half of the 1,000 adults polled for TIAA’s 2016 Lifetime Income Survey said the primary …

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We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

California clears hurdle for cancer warning label on Roundup

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from …

Biometric Identification Kiosks in U.S. Airports Previews a Future Without Tickets, Wallets, or Passports

Clear, which confirms airplane passenger identity without a passport or boarding pass, is expanding its small network of fingerprint and iris scanning kiosks to more airports.<p>Clear, a government-approved tech company that uses fingerprint and iris scanners to confirm air travelers' identity, is …

Johnson & Johnson Opens 2017 on a Cautious Note

Investors look to <b>Johnson & Johnson</b> (NYSE: JNJ) to provide a complete picture of the healthcare industry. With its pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer products businesses, Johnson & Johnson covers a wide swath of the healthcare space, and the blue-chip giant has done a good job of producing …

Experts have only a hazy idea of marijuana’s myriad health effects, and federal laws are to blame

More than 22 million Americans use some form of marijuana each month, and it's now approved for medicinal or recreational use in 28 states plus the District of Columbia. Nationwide, legal sales of the drug reached an estimated $7.1 billion last year.<p>Yet for all its ubiquity, a comprehensive new …

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US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …

Why do we have an appendix? Scientists have discovered its purpose and it's really important

Scientists have discovered why humans have an appendix – the small, thin tube attached to the large intestine whose purpose has long been a …

4 Steps to Help You Build Wealth Right Now | Investopedia

For many of us, building wealth may seem like an elusive concept that can feel far off and unattainable. With the mounting costs of day-to-day life, …

The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

17 things you should definitely ask for the next time you check in to a hotel

Hotels have a ton of free amenities just waiting for the travelers savvy enough to ask for them.<p>Since many of these items aren't found in the rooms themselves, guests often don't even realize they're available.<p>We asked representatives from Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels and Resorts to help us …

Start Your Online Sales And Get Customers Rolling In

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help