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Record-breaking rainfall over the weekend caused levees to break around St Louis, as major rivers could surpass water levels of devastating 1993 floods<p>Three days of near-constant rain sent creeks pouring into St Louis-area homes over the weekend, and area rivers are expected to approach, or even …

Weather

Coast Guard closes Mississippi River to vessel traffic near St. Louis | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday closed a 5-mile (8 km) section of the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri, to all vessel traffic as rising river levels created “hazardous conditions,” the agency said in a release.<p>The river was closed from mile markers 184 to 179, an area …

Reporters arrested in Ferguson sue St. Louis police

Four journalists are suing St. Louis police over their arrests during the Ferguson, Missouri protests last August. They claim to have been detained …

Rare winter flood shuts down highways, threatens homes in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — A rare winter flood shut down portions of two interstates on Tuesday, threatened hundreds of homes and caused sewage to flow unfiltered …

'It wears you out,' Missouri man says as floodwaters rise

Are you within sight of floodwater? Share your photos, videos here or post them on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #CNNWeather. The weather can be unpredictable and dangerous, so please be safe.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Even if it doesn't rain another drop in Missouri, Kathy Wunderlich's home in West Alton may …

38 Nutrition Experts on What They Eat for Breakfast

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Effectiveness and safety of vitamin D in relation to bone health. - PubMed

OBJECTIVES:<p>To review and synthesize the literature in the following areas: the association of specific circulating 25(OH)D concentrations with bone …

Pictures of the Week 12.17.15

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 …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Hopeful Images From 2015

After a year of news stories that produced photos that can often be difficult or disturbing to view, I thought I’d take the time to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year. The following are images of volunteers at work, expressions of love and compassion, families and friends at …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2015

James Nachtwey: "The Nepalese mountain people were stoic and accepting when dealing with the destruction of their villa<p>... VIEW MORE<p>James Nachtwey …

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. First place, Sounds of the old town.<br>Michał Koralewski<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to …

Top 10 Fiction Books

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An Outsider Remakes Nashville's Traditional Sound

If Dave Cobb gets excited while you're talking to him about music, he'll grab a guitar from the bank of them he keeps in the chill-out room in his Green Hills home studio and play a riff. It could be from an Elvis song, or one by Led Zeppelin, or his favorite band, the Beatles. It might even be …

Country Music

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows<p>Up to nine in 10 cancers are caused by environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution, a new scientific study has …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Why Are American Women Dying in Childbirth?

You would be 10 times safer having a baby in Belarus than in the United States.<p>I'm 40 weeks pregnant and nearly 24 hours into labor, and there is vomit everywhere. Stomach acid and red Powerade splatter across the kitchen floor, up the walls and the refrigerator, leaving tiny bloodlike rivulets.<p>As …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

Venice in the Morning Fog: Pictures

A Guide to the Groundbreaking Board Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Some of the cleverest, most exciting, and original ideas in gaming aren't on your PC or your console, but they could be on your kitchen table.<p>I was sitting in the middle of a crowded coffee shop, and my wife was holding a gun to my head.<p>It was a troubling situation, alleviated only slightly by the …

These Shots Of Seasonal Fruits And Veggies Are Gorgeous Enough To Make You Go Vegan

Food writers and chefs have long extolled the virtues of eating seasonally and locally. (Just ask Mark Bittman, who recently joined the vegan boxed meal startup Purple Carrot.) Artists Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin have taken this notion and transformed it into a stunning, kaleidoscopic series …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Genetics

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Interior Design

Soulful Reads: The Book Excerpt You Need to Read Today