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Summer Bombshells

<b>What:</b> Actress and Miss USA winner Olivia Culpo hosted a pool party with G-Shock S Series.<p><b>When:</b> Tuesday, July 21st<p><b>Where:</b> The Beach, a rooftop pool at The Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City.<p><b>Who:</b> Culpo was joined by models Hannah Ferguson, Shanina Shaik and Juliana Herz; singer/songwriter Vashtie …

These Credit Cards Have the Best Perks

Take advantage of lesser-known credit cards, and you'll feel like a VIP.<p>The full value of a credit card in your pocket can go far beyond the usual …

Orrin Hatch: Why fight against Obamacare isn't over

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shortly after the Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration in King v. Burwell, many of the law's supporters declared the ruling a rightful reprieve, saying that the Court's action ensured the law's resilience.<p>President Obama boldly proclaimed "The Affordable Care Act is here to …

Health Care

I Don't Hate You, I Have Social Anxiety

There are many downsides to having social anxiety:<p>1) I constantly worry about what other people are thinking of me.<p>2) I second guess most of what I say, causing long pauses in conversations, fumbling over my words, and a generally quiet and shy nature.<p>3) I get anxious before social events with …

Kid confronts cyberbullies, goes to the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarett made good on her promise to host eleven-year-old Logan Fairbanks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday after Fairbanks stood up to his internet bullies in a very public way.<p>"I thought what a brave young man who's willing to put himself …

The White House

This Is How Teens Have Sex, According To The CDC

Surprisingly good news!<p>Teen pregnancy is at a record low in the U.S., and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may explain why.<p>The new data, collected from 2011-2013, shows that adolescents are delaying sex, being more responsible with birth control and have better birth …

Teen Pregnancy

Diabetes Drugs May Offer Hope for Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Two forms of diabetes medication may reduce risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.<p>Researchers analyzed data on more than …

Why Cops Know More About You Than Paramedics

Imagine you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and an ambulance needed to come to the scene. Imagine further you are unconscious. The paramedics know absolutely nothing about you, and likely cannot get any information. Some information could be critical to your survivability, such as your …

Miscarriage, abortion may pose similar risks for next pregnancy | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - First-time mothers who have had a miscarriage or abortion early in a previous pregnancy may face an increased risk of complications during delivery, an Israeli study suggests.<p>A child touches her pregnant mother's stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux April 28, …

Pregnancy

New Alzheimer's Drugs Offer 'Exciting Possibilities'

A batch of new drugs that aim to clear the gunk out of the brains of Alzheimer’s patients are providing the best hope yet that it might be possible to slow the disease.<p>But they’re not even close to being a cure, experts said — and they’re also not close to being on the market.<p>And, researchers …

Dementia

Intensive End-Of-Life Care On The Rise For Cancer Patients

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps to communicate their wishes, many may still receive more intensive care than they would have wished, a study published in July found.<p>The findings, published online in <i>JAMA Oncology,</i> came from an …

Health Care

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

While dreams are singular to the dreamer, the act of dreaming itself is universal. But does the experience vary based on the time we have it? And are the visions that occur when we're daydreaming different than those that occur at night or when we're napping?<p>Scientists are beginning to grasp the …

High on the menu: cannabis spaghetti features at Italian foodfest | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?<p>Hemp-based foods products of Azienda Agricola Fiore Marzio ILario are seen in this handout photograph taken in London July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Fumagalli/Handout …

Italian Food

New Alzheimer's Research Reveals Startling Statistics For Women

A new study found that Alzheimer's may worsen twice as fast as in women.<p>Alzheimer's disease may worsen twice as fast in women, according to a new study.<p>The study, led by Katherine Lin of Duke University Medical Center, followed 400 men and women who all tested for mild cognitive impairment -- …

Dementia

Happiness Without a Reason

Is it possible to be consistently happy and peaceful for no reason or cause whatsoever? Would you want this for your life? And if this is possible, why does sustained serenity and happiness seem so elusive? Where is it hiding?<p>For millennia wise individuals across diverse cultures and time have …

Main fund for Medicare program to run out of money in 2030: trustees | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A slowdown in healthcare spending has shored up the funding outlook for the federal program that pays elderly Americans’ hospital bills, trustees of the program said on Wednesday.<p>The Medicare program’s trust fund for hospital care will run out of money in 2030 the trustees …

Retirement

Iran pushes nuclear deal as U.S. lawmaker aims to stop it | Reuters

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran’s pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a U.S. Congressional leader promised to do “everything possible” to sink the deal.<p>Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) listens to questions …

South Asia

Iran seeks tension-easing meeting with Gulf neighbours after nuclear deal

Efforts are under way to arrange a high-level meeting between Iran and all its Arab Gulf neighbours to ease tensions in the wake of the international agreement on Tehran’s nuclear programme and lifting the sanctions imposed because of it.<p>The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is to …

South Asia

Washington Post takes case of jailed Tehran reporter to the U.N. | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Post stepped up a campaign for the release of its jailed reporter in Iran, Jason Rezaian, on Wednesday, appealing to the U.N. Human Rights Council to help secure his release after a year of what it called “arbitrary” detention.<p>The newspaper filed a petition …

South Asia

Picture of Tennessee shooting emerges: 3-5 minutes of terror

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty Marines and two Navy corpsmen were in the middle of an otherwise mundane task, just checking their equipment after a …

Law Enforcement