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Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise

Tick bites can cause all sorts of nasty afflictions. And if you're bitten by a Lone Star tick, here's one more to add to the list: a red meat allergy.<p>Laura Stirling, 51, a Realtor who lives in Severna Park, Md., was diagnosed with the allergy last year. She got a tick bite while walking on a trail …

Disease

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York.<p>But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long …

Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug

A fascinating new study from researchers at Temple University has successfully reversed cognitive impairments in mice with dementia. The research …

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

Psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization contends that individuals are motivated to fulfill their potential in life. …

These are the sexual-assault allegations against Bill Clinton

1/<p>Juanita Broaddrick<p>Handout/Getty Images<p>Juanita Broaddrick has made the most serious allegations against Clinton, accusing him of raping her in 1978 …

I’ve Been a Dietitian for Almost 20 Years. These Are the 5 Most Important Healthy Eating Lessons I’ve Learned

I’ve been a registered dietitian for a really long time—since 1999. And I've learned <i>a lot</i> about healthy eating over the years. I started in hospitals …

Restaurant Recommendations from Your College Friend

Hey, buddy,<p>So great to hear from you. It’s a bummer that we’ll miss you while you’re in town. We’re sneaking away for a little babymoon before Keithlyn arrives. It sounds corny, but we seriously need it. (What do you think of Keithlyn as a unisex baby name, by the way?) I guess we’re going to be …

Top Chef

New Orleans News Site Finds Actors Were Paid To Support A Power Plant

<b>Update at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10:</b><p>A New Orleans energy company now acknowledges that it provided funds that were used to pay "supporters" at public meetings about a proposed power plant, but says the company didn't know the funds were being used for that purpose.<p>Entergy, which operates in four …

The Chilling Story of The 'Demon Core' And The Scientists Who Became Its Victims

Never tickle the dragon's tail.<p>It was August 13, 1945, and the 'demon core' was poised, waiting to be unleashed onto a stunned Japan still reeling in …

Look at me: why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times

The urge to belong is universal. So would a better understanding of it help tackle loneliness – and explain why stalkers, spree killers and jihadists turn their pain on others?<p>There is a famous Jewish mother joke. You’ve heard it before. Question: How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a …

Light Bulbs

What does the way you hug say about you? Science discovers what sided hugs are more meaningful - IBTimes India

The study revealed that in less emotionally-charged hugs, people tend to lean to their right, while in case of more intense hugs, we lean to our left.<p>…

Researchers reveal sexual prowess of older males not to be underestimated

Quality sperm, good genes, and courtship knowledge are just a few reasons why females might benefit from mating with older males.<p>In a study of …

Doughnut eating champ charged with breaking into doughnut shop

A burglar who was caught four years ago after winning a doughnut eating contest has been arrested again - this time on suspicion of breaking into a doughnut shop.<p>Bradley Hardison made headlines when he beat out the challenge of firefighters and police officers to win the competition in North …

Dave Chappelle and the Art of Telling Ugly Truths

The comic as American hero<p>Dave Chappelle starts his new Netflix comedy special, <i>The Bird Revelation</i>, with a brief statement of the problem of …

Santa is an overweight binge-drinker at risk of mental health problems, warn doctors

Christmasis the season to make merry...but not for Father Christmas according to Scrooge doctors.<p>Children should not leave sherry for Santa Claus this Christmas Eve because he is an overweight binge-drinker at risk of mental health problems, the head of the Royal College of GPs has warned.<p>Jolly old …

Mental Health

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

Black Money

Harpers Ferry: 'Worth a voyage across the Atlantic’

<b>HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. •</b> “The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature,” Thomas Jefferson …

St. Louis

The deadly germ warfare island abandoned by the Soviets

During the Cold War, Vozrozhdeniya Island was a top-secret testing ground for deadly Soviet super-pathogens. Despite over two decades of abandonment, their legacy lives on.<p>On the Kazakh-Uzbek border, surrounded by miles of toxic desert, lies an island. Or at least, something that used to be an …

Let’s Lay Off the 1930s Reenactments

We can be forgiven, I think, for wondering if historical reenactors are looking to the 1930s for inspiration and excitement. Two groups of losers (to …

Political Science

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

"Why didn't she text me back yet? She doesn't like me anymore!"<p>"There's no way I'm trying out for the team. I suck at basketball"<p>"It's not fair that I have a curfew!"<p>Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability and moodiness — …

Self-help

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

2 Elephants Team Up To Rescue Calf After It Plunges Into Pool

Help is on the way!<p>It was an all-trunks-on-deck situation when a baby elephant fell into a pool while taking a drink at a South Korean zoo.<p>The moment the 11-month-old calf plunged head first into a watering hole at the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, its mother and another elephant came running to …

10 years after son vanished on college trip, couple still seek answers

Don and Donna Ross felt their moods darken as they made the long drive to Chicago from their home outside Kansas City.<p>It had been a few years since they'd returned to the city Donna Ross calls "evil," the city that claimed their youngest son, Jesse, just over 10 years ago.<p>Jesse, then 19, was last …

How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself | Johnny Davis

The revival of Lego has been hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history, ousting Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand. Johnny Davis reports<p>From its founding in 1932 until 1998, Lego had never posted a loss. By 2003 it was in big trouble. Sales were down 30% year-on-year and it was …

Lego

Stratolaunch, the world's largest plane, emerges from its hangar for the first time

The giant twin-fuselage aircraft, which weighs in at 500,000 lb (226,000 kg), is designed to carry payloads up to 550,000 lb (249,476 kg). With a …

Five asteroids will cruise by Earth in the next year, and one is coming very close

There’s so many cool things to see out in space — from gorgeous views of Jupiter to stunning glimpses of Saturn, and a star that might have aliens …

The Way You Live Will Change Your Brain (for Better or Worse), According to a Stanford Professor

A new book by Stanford's Robert Sapolsky explains why we do what we do.<p>If you think about your brain at all, you probably think of it as a well-developed organ that, by the time you're in your 20s at least, has matured into whatever it will be for the rest of your life. But that's not true at all. …

Digestion

What the Press Still Doesn’t Get About Trump

He’s not unprecedented. He’s not going to change. And 11 other lessons the media still haven’t learned about the president.<p><b>There was lots of hand-wringing after the election</b> about how the media had messed up. Were we too quick to believe the polls? Did we have any idea what real Americans actually …

How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America’s Largest Antiquities Looters