Rafael Parra

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When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday

After the Civil War, African Americans in the South transformed Independence Day into a celebration of their newly won freedom.<p>“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” Famed black abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass posed this question before a large, mostly white crowd in …

Black History

They dreamed of adventure in their new RV. But, they say, they got geysers of sewage.

So much for the lure of the road. Bill and Jennie Mangan say their dream of spending the first 10 years of joint retirement traveling the country …

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Moon

The Moon, it hovers above us in the night sky like omnipresent orb of celestial secrets, but there are a fair few facts that we do know about it - …

Where No Flatworm Has Gone Before: Doctors Find Wriggling Parasite in Teen's Eyeball

NOPE.<p>When a 17-year-old guy in Mexico presented at the hospital with complaints about serious eye pain, the doctors were in for a squirmy surprise …

Blood Tests

Signs You Should Start Foam Rolling

To paraphrase Dr. Paul Mostoff, Chief of Physical Therapy at All Sports Physical Therapy, if you’re human, you should be foam rolling. “Foam rolling …

Biomechanics

WHICH MODERN BODY TYPE ARE YOU?

<i>They say it's what's inside that counts. Never has that been proved truer than in a New England Journal of Medicine report, which claimed you don't</i> …

Diabetes

Bodyweight Lunge | Exercise Videos & Guides | Bodybuilding.com

• Stand erect with your feet hip-width apart, chest out, and shoulders back, maintaining the natural curvature of your spine. Your knees should be …

Workouts

Chest Workouts & Chest Exercises For Men: The Ultimate Guide

Chest workouts, ah, how we love them!<p>For many of us among the male training crowd, chest day has become synonymous with a sense of joy and euphoria …

Associated Press News

Read This Before You Take Social Security Benefits

Social Security provides the lion's share of most retirees' income during their golden years. It's critical to take your benefits at the time when they'll do you the most good. Before you make that key decision, you owe it to yourself to learn as much as you can about how the timing of when you …

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Scientists linked differences in neurotransmitter activity to hypersensitivity in individuals with autism.<p>Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for …