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Bernie Sanders sees poll surge after series of record-breaking appearances

Bernie Sanders has more than halved the gap with Hillary Clinton in the early-voting state of Iowa, according to a new poll which shows the leftwing insurgent building on his recent record-breaking public appearances with growing support among key Democratic voters.<p>An estimated 10,000 supporters …

Middle-class

Medical marijuana businesses anxious as patient numbers remain low

The number of people approved to use medical marijuana in Illinois remains too low to sustain the industry, business owners said.<p>Only about 100 more patients have been cleared in the past month to access medical pot, raising the statewide total to about 2,600, the Illinois Department of Public …

5 Ways I'm Happy With My Supposedly "Old" Age

I turn 30 in a couple of months. And I lead a very different lifestyle from where I am.<p>Most friends my age are employed, working hard at their jobs …

International Kissing Day and DNA

Another ‘Awareness Day’, International Kissing Day, is coming up on July 6. It might not seem obvious but kissing, like most subjects can now be …

The secret to happiness? Acts of kindness, says a new study - TODAY.com

What's the secret to happiness? New shoes? An attractive partner? Gobs of money?<p>Shutterstock<p>What makes you happy? Is it love or money or something else?<p>Certainly we all take pleasure in external things, but a new study by Canadian psychologists has found that much of our joy comes from simply being …

10 Days Later: Biologists Find a New Way to Determine Time of Death

Their method worked in pigs over a week after death, long after the body's gone cold.<p>You've seen the crime dramas: someone discovers a dead body, the circumstances of death unknown. The forensics team runs some tests to uncover the deceased's final moments—and pin down exactly when those moments …

Brain teasers and tips to stay sharp in between jobs (and when you have one too)

“Sure, you didn’t plan on being on per­ma­nent vaca­tion, a.k.a. unem­ployed, but here you are. And believe it or not, this can be a bless­ing in …

Finland tops European countries in latest happiness survey

A few months ago the Danes were, seemingly, the most blissful folks in Europe. Now, according to another survey of ‘happiness’, it’s the Finns who are the most content.<p>Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Iceland – these Northern European countries topped the latest Happiness Equality Index …

10 Reasons Android Still Beats the iPhone

Apple's iPhone lineup took a leap forward this year, adding new hardware capabilities such as wireless charging and, in the case of the iPhone X, a …

How Phonics is Taught Can Affect How Well a Child Learns To Read

New readers who focus on sounding out letters rather than learning whole words tap into that part of the human brain best wired for developing …

The Brain

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: How the 13 Colonies Rank Today

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness was the promise of the Declaration of Independence. Almost 240 years later, how do the 13 original …

Book Spine Locker Art : locker art

A group of teachers at Mississippi's Biloxi Junior High have taken their summer to hand-paint locker art. However, this is not just interesting …

US elections 2016: Democrat Jim Webb joins presidential race

<b>Vietnam veteran and former US Senator Jim Webb has launched his bid for president, joining other Democrats taking on front-runner Hillary Clinton.</b><p>Mr Webb, 69, who represented Virginia from 2007 to 2012, said the US needed "positive, visionary leadership".<p>He said defence, criminal justice reform and …

Government

Pot Taxes: Unfair Audits Driving Mom & Pop Shops Out of Business, Lawyer Says

"A lot of the low-hanging fruit has gone away in this industry," Richards says. "That's left many professional business folks who've gotten through …

Keep your kids learning this summer with Brainventures

While I’m glad my two children are on summer vacation, I want to make sure that they don’t completely shut off their brains during the time away and …

New study says Hepatitis drugs could cost state taxpayers billions

Jaws dropped earlier this year when Gov.<p>Jerry Browntold the Legislature that he wanted to set aside $300 million for two years' worth of specialty drugs for Medi-Cal users, state prisoners and others covered by state health programs. Even with a general fund of more than $110 billion, $300 million …

Pharma

Sex-reversal observed in wild lizards for first time, global warming probably to blame

What other species are affected by higher temperatures?<p>New effects of global warming on, well, <i>everything</i>, are still being discovered all the time. A …

Gut Microbiomes Differ Between Obese and Lean People

A new study has found that obese and lean twins have clear differences in their gut microbial communities. The finding points the way for future …

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

<b>Part I: Your Blissful Stew</b><p>Work/life balance is a nice idea.<p>It's that ever-elusive dream that we can achieve that perfect mix of professional, personal and parenting activities, all executed with drive and grace.<p>The problem? It's impossible to achieve. The work/life reality has changed.<p>While …

Why You Should Focus on Happiness, Not Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>We grew up learning the art of productivity -- from getting up early to go to school, attending all the classes, to finishing homework, going to bed early and getting up the next morning just to do it all over again. We learned to embrace …

Open Season on the Elites: Bernie Sanders Is Leading the Charge

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernard Sanders is drawing overflow crowds. He is garnering support at the grassroots level, and is raising "eye-popping" amounts of cash from small donors. Some of his enthusiastic adherents seem to believe there is no God but Bernie Sanders.<p>Part of the reason for …

Middle-class

Birth Control Scores Important Symbolic Win In Federal Appeals Court

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision in <i>Wheaton College v. Burwell</i>, which was handed down on Wednesday, joins the …

Hobby Lobby

Addiction Is Not a Brain Disease, and That's Good News

In a recent article in HuffPost, Nora Volkow argued that addiction is a brain disease. She has been making this point forcefully for years, based on evidence that brain structure and function change with addiction, presumably as a consequence of drug use. The "disease model" is the currently …

3 Remarkably Effective Habits for a Happier, More Successful You | Inc.com

To be happy, you have to want to be happy. It is a personal choice. You can define your own happiness; it is OK. Going through life is easier when you embrace happiness and when you see life through a more positive lens. Not only that, but you will be more successful. It <i>is</i> possible--all you have to …

Happiness

Injectable diabetes medicine drives down weight, too, research finds

The<p>diabetesmedication liraglutide helped more than twice as many obese subjects in a clinical trial lose 5% of their body weight, and more than three times as many lose a tenth of their body weight, compared with subjects taking a placebo, according to new research.<p>The drug also appeared to reduce …

Diabetes

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision Will Be Overturned, By Us or By God

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.<p>Expand | Collapse<p>For many who …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis