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This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

The Swiss own millions of guns, but have barely any gun deaths — here's what they do differently from the US

Switzerland is a country of chocolate, cheese, cuckoo clocks, and lots of guns. Right? Not quite.<p>The Swiss have often been touted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a standout example of a country with little gun control and a homicide rate near zero.<p>Citizens of the country have even …

Guns

NRA hits back at United Airlines, Delta, other companies for cutting ties

Two major airlines — United Airlines and Delta — said Saturday that they are notifying the National Rifle Association that they will no longer offer discounted rates for NRA members in the latest display of corporate backlash to the pro-gun organization.<p>United said it is canceling its program for …

Guns

Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.<p>Garcia was deported, after having lived in the United States since he was a child, when his family …

Immigration

Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a U.S. House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian …

Donald Trump

This Common Painkiller Could Be Negatively Affecting Male Fertility

Here's what you need to know.<p>Male fertility could be at a tipping point. Last year, scientists discovered sperm counts in western countries had …

Biomedicine

51 Illegal Photos Of North Korea That Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Want You To See

Photographer Eric Lafforgue is one of the very lucky few that have had a chance to see what North Korea is really like. "Since 2008, I have ventured …

Fears North Korea could 'accidentally' start nuclear war after failed missile hits OWN city

Fears are mounting that North Korea could 'accidentally' start a nuclear war after a failed missile crashed in a populated area.<p>Reports have claimed …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Nutrition

Drastically Cutting Calories Can Wreck Your Metabolism

It could help explain why 80 to 90 percent of people who lose weight gain it back.<p>Weight loss, it's often said, is all about calories in, calories out, and burning more than you take in—except when it's not. Eat too many calories, and you'll gain weight. But eat too few calories, the theory goes, …

Trump on NFL owners: 'I think they're afraid of their players'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump believes NFL owners are "afraid of their players" when it comes to the recent controversy over players kneeling during the National Anthem, he said in an interview that aired Thursday.<p>The comments suggesting that NFL owners -- who are overwhelmingly white …

Donald Trump

Hurricane Maria ravaged the only tropical rainforest in the United States

El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest managed by the United States Forest Service, suffered major damage as Hurricane Maria bore …

Watch thousands of cockroaches fleeing a huge typhoon

If you're icked out by roaches, you might want to look away.<p>Thousands of cockroaches were seen marching along a sea wall, seeking shelter from the …

Harvey Sends Gasoline Surging as Texas Refineries Shut Down

Hurricane Harvey, set to become the worst storm to strike Texas in more than a decade, wreaking havoc upon the heart of America’s energy sector, has …

Extreme Weather

Atlantic hurricane season in 2017 seen more active than normal

(Reuters) - Most meteorologists project the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will have more named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes than normal.<p>The Weather Company, an International Business Machines Corp (IBM) business, said Monday it continues to expect a total of 15 named storms and eight …

Weather

Chopped Salad With Ham and Balsamic Vinaigrette

This hearty salad is a brilliant choice for a hot summer day or evening, and it is extremely versatile! You can easily adjust the vegetables to use …

Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool

She was in the water for 15 minutes.<p>Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after …

Swimming Pools

7 major US cities could be underwater within 80 years — here are the disturbing 'after' images

If the worst climate-change predictions come true, hundreds of coastal US towns and cities — from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Galveston, Texas — could disappear underwater by 2100.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Agency released a report in January that hinted at the possibility of an …

The Spritz Has Officially Taken Over NYC Bars This Summer

Rosé was up first, with its 2014 <i>and</i> 2015 Hamptons shortages, followed by frosé’s moment in the summer of 2016 and now the spritz is bursting onto the summer stage, stealing the limelight as the drink of the season. It’s time to call it: Summer 2017 in New York City is all about the spritz …

Lisbon Travel: Portuguese Food and Drink Experiences You Can’t Miss

Just a quick flight away (and no time change!) from my current home in London is Lisbon. The capitol of Portugal is a fun weekend spot for an easy …

22 Delicious Salads That Are Actually Filling Enough To Eat For Dinner

Salads can be way tastier than you'd think.

Food

Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral System Far Wider Than Previously Known

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including …

There's a new internet-privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean 'Facebook won't be free'

Tennessee Congresswoman Martha Blackburn says she wants to give consumers control of their internet experience.<p>She's introduced a bill — the "BROWSER Act" — that would require internet users to actively opt in to say yes to any sort of ad tracking or online-data collection.<p>To the online-advertising …

Privacy

Federal appeals court rules 3 to 0 against Trump on travel ban

A federal appeals panel has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries can continue entering the United States.<p>In a unanimous 29-page opinion, three judges from the U.S. Court of …

Immigration

Iraqi Forces Move a Step Closer to Regaining Mosul From ISIS

A U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has made further progress in the push to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater …

Four airports spending $13.9 billion to make much-needed improvements

The security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta have been dominating headlines lately, and for good reason. They are out of …