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Half of young Americans prefer meteor apocalypse to Donald Trump presidency

Young Americans are so dissatisfied with the options in the US presidential election that nearly one in four would rather have a giant meteor destroy the Earth than see Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House.<p>The tongue-in-cheek question was intended to gauge young Americans’ level of …

Donald Trump

5 Things Every American Should Know About the Future of Work

As you watch the third and final presidential debateWednesday, don’t expect either candidate to address the glaring realities our country faces when …

What it's like to use Britain's 'socialized' health care system as an American

Health Care

McCaul: Our nation faces cybersecurity threats -- One of them is a presidential candidate

In today’s world, there is little doubt the Web has become a weapon. Hackers and nation-states are using the Internet to spy on us, steal our innovation, and infect our critical infrastructure. But we also need to be concerned about the threat from within—from human failure here at home that makes …

Russia taunts US with biggest military offensive since the Cold War

Russia has begun its biggest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War as it aims to effectively end the war in Syria on the eve of the US election, Nato officials warned last night.<p>The Kremlin is sending the full might of its Northern Fleet and part of the Baltic Fleet to reinforce a final …

Advice for Republicans Fleeing the United States

Oh, no! It’s the end of the Republic. The death of democracy. It’s Armageddon and Judgment Day and Black Friday all rolled up into one.<p>Hillary Clinton will be the forty-fifth President of these United States.<p>So, for all those Republicans who are now preparing to flee the Land of the Formerly Free, …

Hillary Clinton

Inside the evangelicals: How religion has shaped American politics over the past 50 years

<b>A stained glass window adorns Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The church marks its 200th anniversary in the city where it was founded by a former slave. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (AP)</b><p>North Carolina exemplifies how the Christian left’s past …

Religion

US warns of 'overwhelming' response to North Korean nuke use

The United States warned Wednesday that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an "overwhelming" U.S. response as it sought to reassure close ally South Korea that the U.S. has its back.<p>The statement by Defense Secretary Ash Carter came as top U.S. …

How women are using ketamine to block out emotional trauma

“It’s how we cope with not having to talk about certain subjects,” says Bethany, 24, to me. “Like a bad breakup, a friendship group falling apart or trouble at uni. If something shit has happened, or I’m feeling shit about something, I’ll just take a load of K.”<p>Ever since ketamine broke onto the …

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

Does a white doctor understand a black patient's pain?

Does the blood of black people clot more readily than that of white people? Does a black person's skin generally have more collagen--is it thicker--than a white person's? Are black people better at detecting movement than white people, and do they age more slowly?<p>If you are white and said yes -- or …

Medical School

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Science Confirms Looking Angry Gets People To Do What You Want

If you’ve ever gotten the death glare from your parent, child or S.O., you already know the results of this new study to be true.<p>New research in the journal Psychological Science shows that people are more likely to give in to an unfair demand when they are presented with a threatening facial …

Music Changes the Way You Think

Hum the first two notes of “The Simpsons” theme song. (If you’re not a Simpsons fan, “Maria” from West Side Story will also do.) The musical interval …

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

How Much You Need to Exercise for Better Mental Health, According to Science

We all know at least one: That friend who complains incessantly about his fickle girlfriend, and yet keeps going back to her, even though most of the …

Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

Medical tests are rarely a pleasant experience, especially if you're worried that something could be seriously wrong. That's true even though we know that regular screenings and tests often help doctors catch issues early.<p>But of course, humans don't always behave rationally. Sometimes people will …

News & Stories

How To Trick Your Brain To Hold On To Positive Habit Changes

You start strong, with great intentions, but soon that new habit falls to the wayside. Here’s how to cement it into your daily life.<p>We truly are creatures of habit.<p>Nearly half of our everyday behaviors tend to be repeated in the same location almost every day, according to research out of Duke …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

What I Wish Every Abused Child Could Say

Kids who grow up in abusive environments with psychologically damaged parents often have similar issues to battle when they become adults. Silence …

Mental Health

How "Mixed Feelings" Influence A Child's Behaviour

It is easy to feel that our children are selfish or trying to hurt us when they are little. Young children can be quite aggressive! Did you know that …

Parenting

How to react when your child says his first swear word

I vaguely remember my son's first crawl, his first steps, and the first time he said "mama." But I really remember the first time he swore.<p>It was …

Does your child have ADHD? Here's how to decide if your child isn't just active

SINGAPORE - Kids tend to be active and impulsive but at what point does this become a problem? On Thursday, a teacher was hauled to court for …

Autism

Confidence -- Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence

Society sends girls the message that it is important for them to get along with others and to be very, very thin and pretty. Life can be just as …

Teens

How Parents' Lies Breed Dishonest Children

Telling harmless lies to children is just part of being a parent, right? Maybe, but little fibs -- even those told to keep a child's fantasy alive or protect their self-esteem -- can have some negative side effects. According to a new study, children who are lied to by their parents are more likely …

Warning Signs of Normal and Abnormal Child Behavior

Children are supposed to break the rules sometimes. Testing limits is how they learn about themselves and the world. The consequences you give them …