Ranae Warf

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Why Bruce Jenner's Interview Could Be a Watershed Moment

Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist and <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> TV personality, has been the subject of intense media scrutiny lately, …

The global south has free trade to thank for its obesity and diabetes epidemic

You wouldn’t think that free-trade deals could lead to a diabetes and obesity epidemic, but they have. Today, many countries in the global south are seeing an explosion of these afflictions - all because their governments welcomed in transnational food companies looking for new “growth markets” for …

Diabetes

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

The New Measles

One of the most infectious viruses on the planet is making a comeback in the United States, and many doctors have never even seen it.<p>Measles used to be an illness everyone got.<p>Before vaccination became widespread in the 1960s, pediatricians knew to check their patients' throats for the spray of …

Public Health

The Only 3 Knives You Need

<i>by Rhoda Boone</i><p>Has this happened to you? It's 2 a.m., you've cleaned the freezer out of gelato, maybe had a few beers. Without warning, a gentleman on TV starts cutting through a tin can--with a kitchen knife! Or maybe it's the other guy, the one hawking an entire set of knives--for $29.99! Either …

5 Memorable Moments from the 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards left an impression with moments that ranged from the silly (host Michael Strahan's elaborate costumes) …

Swiss Currency Has Shot Up 15% So Far Today. Here’s Why That Matters

Chaos in the currency market is a sign of deep problems for Europe—and the whole global economy.<p>The global economy got a lot more interesting today, …

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Sofia Vergara engaged, in new try for wedded bliss

Just months after their first date, top-paid TV actress Sofia Vergara and her new love, <i>True Blood</i>'s Joe Manganiello, are engaged.<p>E! Online reported it on Monday, followed by <i>The New York Post</i>.<p>The <i>Daily Mail</i> published pictures of the pair on vacation in Hawaii, with yet another impressive ring on her …

Stop Making ‘Workaholics’ a Dirty Word

I’ve been saddened, okay angered, by the change in how we treat our hard workers.<p>When I was growing up in the 1950s, people who worked long hours …

Will Texas Stay Texan?

As the Lone Star state continues its economic rise, will it be able to maintain its distinctive identity, or will it become more like the communities …

Here's Why You Should Pursue Things That Are Intimidating: How 'Mozart In The Jungle' Became An Amazon Show

Jason Schwartzman's memories of childhood trips to classical concerts are filled with trepidation. "When are you supposed to laugh and applaud -- when are you not?" he wondered. "When do you stand?"<p>These tend to be a common complaints. Recently in David Byrne's book, <i>How Music Works</i>, the Talking …