Sharon Parsons

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Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into a high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can comprehend."<p>Just two days after the deaths …

Santa Fe

Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize …

Sports Law

Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Speak on Alleged Trump Affair

A former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Donald J. Trump sued on Tuesday to be released from a 2016 legal agreement restricting her ability to speak, becoming the second woman this month to challenge Trump allies’ efforts during the presidential campaign to bury stories about …

Donald Trump

Drugs that are 30 years past their expiration date "still as potent as they were when they were manufactured"

Throwing away expired medicine is a waste of money, according to the results of a recent test on a cache of pills predating "the 1969 moon landing." …

Mayo Clinic

Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft created a partnership to make AI seem less terrifying

The Justice League of artificial intelligence is finally here.<p>Nearly every major tech company with a large investment in AI—namely Facebook, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google—has joined to create a non-profit organization to educate the public about the technology and share industry best-practices …

Artificial Intelligence

Miley Cyrus Hosts the MTV Video Music Awards

Award Shows

IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency …

Identity Theft

QVC To Buy Zulily, Flash Sales Site Aimed At Millennial Moms, For $2.4 Billion

The parent company of home shopping network QVC has agreed to buy flash sales site Zulily Inc. for $2.4 billion in cash and stock.<p>Liberty Interactive Corp. is set to pay $18.75 a share for the online retailer, which sells maternity gear, baby clothes and other products aimed at “millennial moms”, …

eCommerce

The story of Windows 10 from inside Microsoft

The company's latest trick: listening to its users<p><b>Windows 10 has a lot to live up to</b>. Microsoft has made a lot of promises about it. And oddly enough, we’ve heard most of them before, with Windows 8. Both were designed to acknowledge and embrace mobile and mobile apps, work well on touchscreens as …

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

Windows 10

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

In a small, sparse makeshift lab, Melissa Malzkuhn practices her range of motion in a black, full-body unitard dotted with light-reflecting nodes. She's strapped on a motion capture, or mocap, suit. Infrared cameras that line the room will capture her movement and translate it into a 3-D character, …

Language

The 13 Houseplants You Can't Kill

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The Brain

Kids With ADHD Benefit From Enhanced Care Modules

Action Points<p>Note that this randomized trial comparing traditional care managment to a more enhanced child/parent type of care management for ADHD …

Can iPad therapy mend speech after stroke? - Futurity

Each year, an estimated 200,000 people acquire aphasia, which is usually the result of a stroke. New research suggests an iPad app could help.

iPad Apps

What the Medicare "Doc Fix" Means for Seniors: Six Things To Know

The House yesterday easily approved some of the biggest changes to Medicare since Congress created the drug benefit a decade ago. While the measure still must be approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama (who supports it), it represents a significant shift in the way many seniors will …

Health Care

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

Psychology

Your Genes Might Affect Your Credit Score

Your credit score isn't controlled by any one cause, but your genes may be a key factor.<p>There is the standard list of factors that influence your …

Older Woman/Younger Man and Why Age Has Nothing to Do With Love

It was a party I didn't want to attend. Despite the nice summer evening, all I wanted to do was go home. But there I was, standing amongst a crowd of people feeling slightly alien. Forward a few hours later, and I'm dancing with a guy who not only could dance but had such a beautiful smile, he made …

Major survey shows gun ownership declining

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt.<p>According to the latest General …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Inside Ashton Kutcher's celebrity-powered viral media empire, which no one knows exists

It's called A+, and in a little over a year, it's gone from irrelevancy to being one of the top 50 most popular websites in the United States. It has grown off the back of "stories that make a difference and create positive change" — and by leveraging Ashton Kutcher's massive following on social …

Curvology by David Bainbridge review – the female body, dissected and confused

“Being fat isolates and invalidates a woman,” wrote Susie Orbach in 1978’s <i>Fat Is a Feminist Issue</i>. “What is it about the social position of women that leads them to respond to it by getting fat?”<p>It is an intriguing question, as is the reverse – what drives women to starve themselves into …

Mad Men

5 Under-The-Radar Hawaii Sites That Are As Historic As They Are Beautiful

Sure, you know about Pearl Harbor, but you probably don't realize that Hawaii's involvement in World War II extends far beyond the date that lives in infamy.<p>Nestled among the white-sand beaches, ubiquitous rainbows and hallowed surf breaks, Hawaii's WWII landmarks are as scenic as they are historic …