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Nepal Continues to Dig Out: Pictures

South Asia

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

Diet Swap Shows How Junk Food Might Give You Cancer

Just a two-week diet swap shows just how bad a Western diet of junk food is for us.<p>Americans who ate a traditional South African menu for two weeks showed big changes in their digestive system. And, frighteningly, South Africans who ate the foods usually eaten by a group of African-Americans from …

Holistic Medicine

Nepal earthquake: Frustration mounts over relief effort

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1163000/1163888_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526828299_b0f295da8acdb19b68ece2741eb5b823<p><b>Frustration is growing in parts of rural Nepal over the pace of relief efforts, with some badly-affected villages yet to receive any …

Natural Disasters

Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

Baked Spinach and Eggs

Have I already mentioned that I love hot cooked breakfast? Perhaps just a million times! I am a creature of habit, that’s why. I grew up in our …

Where to watch the lights go out for global Earth Hour 2015

Earth Hour 2015 will happen at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when landmarks, hotels, universities, buildings and individuals shut off their lights to raise awareness of climate change. It's an hour -- based on local time wherever you are -- meant to be a call to action too.<p>The World Wildlife Fund organizes …

Roads

Japan Proposes Giant Sea Wall To Fight Tsunamis

Don’t call it the great wall of Japan<p>The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami wiped out whole neighborhoods along Japan’s north eastern coast. Now, Japan is considering an extraordinary measure to protect against future tsunamis: a 250-mile long sea wall, four stories high.<p>With a price tag of almost …

Iza Calzado grateful for starring in int'l film

MANILA, Philippines - Iza Calzado is grateful for being a part of the international film "Showdown In Manila," directed by Mark Dacascos.<p>She will …

Holy Week

22 Things to Know Before Dating an Asian Girl

Get ready to eat all the food.<p><b>1. I will make you to take off your shoes in my house.</b> So keep your feet fresh and/or wear socks. And never, ever try to get on the bed with your shoes on.<p><b>2. I like to use chopsticks in new and interesting ways.</b> Having been taught to use chopsticks before I learned to …

This 2003 Cosmo Interview Proves That Angelina Jolie Has Always Been an Inspiration

#TBT to her early days as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.<p>Earlier this week, Angelina Jolie penned a powerful essay for the <i>New York Times</i> about her decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. She wrote with strength, grace, and bravery, reminding the world once again that she's the …

Those Around Zayn Malik 'Feel a Bit Misled' About His Departure from One Direction: Source

That was quick.<p>Just a day after Zayn Malik announced that he was quitting One Direction because he wanted “to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to …

Zayn Malik