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White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.<p>The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in …

Donald Trump

Report: Obama quietly sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority hours before leaving office

GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money.<p>A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president.<p>More than $227 million in foreign affairs …

Palestinian Authority

Michelle Obama in final speech: 'I hope I've made you proud'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michelle Obama gave her final White House remarks in an emotional speech Friday, thanking her supporters and saying, "being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life and I hope I've made you proud."<p>"I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong," Obama …

Michelle Obama

Yahoo

Celebrity The Cheat Sheet<p>After Princess Diana’s tragic death, Prince William and Prince Harry were forced to come to terms with a lot of tragedy. …

Royal Weddings

How stress affects your heart, skin, memory and fat deposits

As a nation, we’re all feeling a little anxious right now. In the uncertain days following the Brexit vote, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned that “economic post-traumatic stress” might sweep Britain.<p>Sweaty palms, racing heart and queasy feelings in times of crisis are a …

7 Homemade Detox Drinks for Weight Loss

These homemade detox drinks for weight loss are a natural way to melt the fat fast. Detoxification removes toxins and helps you reach your weight …

Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, …

Kevin Durant to sign with Warriors

Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors.<p>Saying he has experienced "by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life," Durant …

How Racism Affects Mental Health — & What We Can Do About It

The Black Lives Matter movement may have started as a protest against police brutality, but it has since grown into a much broader discussion about …

Study Finds How Students With Helicopter Parents Perform In College, Results Are Impressive

A study found that students with helicopter parents struggle in college in comparison to their free-ranger counterparts. The results are concerning.

College & University

For the First Time Ever, I Wore My Natural Hair for a Week

I figured out it was about so much more than just hair.<p>For years, I hated my natural hair. I did everything that I could to hide it.<p>My senior year of high school, I straightened my hair one too many times until it gave up on me. I would look at my hair that I'd fried to the max with a flat iron …

The iconic moment Muhammad Ali lit Olympic flame in Atlanta almost didn’t happen

In one of the most indelible and stirring of Olympic images, Muhammad Ali, suffering then from Parkinson’s Disease, lit the flame during the Opening Ceremonies for the 1996 Games in Atlanta.<p>The poignant moment featuring Ali, a boxing gold medalist in the 1960 Games in Rome, almost didn’t happen, …

Boxing

15 of the Most Popular Makeup Hacks on Pinterest

Learn how to make your cheekbones pop, how to conceal under-eye circles, and more.<p>Learn how to make your cheekbones pop, how to conceal under-eye circles, and more.

The United Methodist Church to LGBTQ: You’re “Sacred,” But Not Welcome

The month of May has marked a decided shift in the strategy for full inclusion...

LGBTQI

7 dumb things you do every day that are not your fault

Despite the best efforts of scientists, the human mind is still an enigma.<p>What we do know is that our brains are crammed with absurdly complex wiring, leading us to ask ourselves almost daily, "why did I do that?" and "how could I forget that?" and "what the heck is wrong with me?"<p>Below are seven …

Popular painkiller ingredient can reduce empathy, study finds

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time …

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise to More Than One-Year High

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, touching the highest level in more than a year, which could raise concerns about labor market health in the wake of the slowdown in job gains in April.<p>Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased …

Economics

All the Chinese Food You Should Be Ordering Instead of Sesame Chicken

Yes, we know you love sesame chicken. But it's time to branch out.<p>We get it: <b>You love sesame chicken</b>. We love it too. It's perfectly sweet, salty, fried and moist. Who doesn't remember their first free sample at the mall food court? And that's fine for entry-level eating, but now it's time to branch …

Food & Dining

God: Not so Black-and-White

Those who have felt the presence of God understand that we, as humans, do not have the capacity to understand Him fully. God is a great--arguably, the greatest--mystery to us. He is able to understand more, knows more, loves more, and is the only truly just being in all of creation. His mind and …

How Having to Pee Boosts Your Brain | Men's Health

So when you go to Target to pick up a gallon of milk, you won’t leave with five new T-shirts, a pair of workout shorts, a poncho, and a bag of marked-down Halloween candy, too.<p>Here’s why it works: It all has to do with impulse control, says Iris Blandon-Gitlin, Ph.D., an associate professor of …

Overcoming Fears of Intimacy

The fear of intimacy is based on the false belief of not being good enough. Believing this leads to fears of rejection and engulfment, which then cause the fear of intimacy.<p>Sam, age 42, had never been married. It's not that Sam had never fallen in love. But every time a relationship had started to …

Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

<i>By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.</i><p>How do you think a friend would rate the quality of your relationship with her? How would she describe you -- as cheerful, compassionate, irritable, self-critical? Does that description match your self-image? How much does her perception of you matter to your …

Stephen Colbert Gets Choked Up While Discussing Paris Terrorist Attacks

Stephen Colbert fought back tears as he announced the shocking terrorist attacks in Paris Friday after an afternoon taping of <i>The Late Show</i>.<p>The host …

Terrorism

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

The other day my friend asked if I could broach the subject of emotional wellbeing with her father. His generation is one where mental health awareness doesn't exist. She hoped that he'd have some peace from his long-standing anxiety, because he was suffering from a terminal illness. I had an hour, …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

4 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Bomber Jacket

A denim jacket is one of our tried-and-true favorites for fall outerwear. But these days, we've been giving our outfits a harder utilitarian edge by …