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This is what anxiety feels like to me

Last week I woke up thinking I had to find my backscratcher. It was an extendible backscratcher my daughter bought me for Father's Day, and I'd lost …

Demand for exorcisms is up threefold in Italy, so Vatican is holding conference

The Vatican hopes to step up its game against demon possessions with a week-long international conference in April to address a threefold increase in demand in Italy alone for the services of exorcists.<p>The church is particularly alarmed over the uneven skills of some of its current exorcists and …

Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Cancer, Study Says

Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study.<p>The research, published Wednesday in</i> …

Breast Cancer

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

Franklin Graham Warns Parents to Block Disney Channel: 'Beware'

Evangelist Franklin Graham is warning parents to “BEWARE” of Disney Channel programming that is seeking to influence children to accept and adopt the …

A father lost his son. Now he wants to convince society that no suicide is inevitable

Steve Mallen thinks the signs first started to show when his son stopped playing the piano. Edward, then 18, was a gifted musician and had long since passed his Grade 8 exams. Playing had been a passion for most of his life. But as adulthood beckoned, the boy had never been busier. He had won a …

Mental Health

Why Does the Holy Communion Wafer Need Gluten?

The bread used in Catholic communion rites must contain a trace amount of gluten, according to a Vatican directive.<p>The circular letter (or one that …

Texting suicide verdict could set bad precedent, legal experts say

SAN FRANCISCO — The day after a juvenile court judge in Massachusetts convicted Michelle Carter of killing boyfriend Conrad Roy III with her words, some legal and cyber issues experts cautioned that the punishment may not fit the crime.<p>“I draw a line between moral and legal implications of what she …

Cyberbullying

Birth control pills recalled due to packaging error

One lot of the Mibelas 24 Fe birth control pills has been voluntarily recalled by Lupin Pharmaceuticals because of a packaging error that puts placebo pills at the beginning of the pack rather than at the end, according to a Food and Drug Administration announcement.<p>The lot in question is L600518 …

Does This Study Prove the Bible Could Be Accurate?

A new study on memory shows how people can retain and recite vast amounts of information, which may lend credibility to Biblical stories passed down …

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari review – how data will destroy human freedom

It’s a chilling prospect, but the AI we’ve created could transform human nature, argues this spellbinding new book by the author of Sapiens<p>At the heart of this spellbinding book is a simple but chilling idea: human nature will be transformed in the 21st century because intelligence is uncoupling …

Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review: Possibly the most complete smartphone ever made

<i>Editorial Note: The Note 7 has been discontinued due to continued risk of fire. This review is for all intents and purposes now simply a historical archive of this smartphone’s short-lived greatness.</i><p><i>In other words, if you find somewhere that still sells it, do not buy it, unless you enjoy toasted</i> …

This $1,500 Samsung Design Object Is the Best-Looking TV You’ll Find

In pretty much every home and apartment in the Western world, there’s going to be a room, or part of a room, where the furniture and seating …

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

A former pro racer has built the drone of his dreams<p>George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a test pilot for new aircraft. Now 18, he recently …

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Millions exposed to dangerous lead levels in US drinking water, report finds

New report says Flint water crisis is not an anomaly, as analysis reveals 5,363 water systems – providing drinking water to 18 million – breached federal laws<p>More than 18 million Americans are served drinking water by providers that have violated federal laws concerning lead in water, with only a …

Water

What Happened When One Man Ate 40 Teaspoons of Sugar a Day for 60 Days

It wasn't pretty.<p>Sugar is everywhere and it's in so much of the food that makes up a Western diet, but for the past six years, Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau has managed to steer relatively clear of added sugars. He then voluntarily decided to consume 40 teaspoons of sugar a day (or the amount …

Does Cannabis Cause Mental Illness?

Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in Australia, with one in three adults using it at some point in their life. It’s legal in some …

Cannabis

Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity

FindFace compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability<p>If the founders of a new face recognition app get their way, anonymity in public could soon be a thing of the past. FindFace, launched two months ago and currently taking Russia by …

Machine Perception

Larry Ellison shares what dropping out of college and getting divorced taught him about success

If self-made billionaire Larry Ellison hadn't trusted his instincts and dropped out of college, he may have never founded Oracle, one of the largest technology companies in the world.<p>Speaking Friday at the University of Southern California's commencement ceremony, Ellison said his plan growing up …

17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Employment

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember

Embrace these Carnegie quotes as a part of your daily entrepreneurial mantra.<p>Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 …

Self-improvement

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Australian politician sets river on fire to protest fracking dangers

An Australian politician has captured the world's attention after setting a river on fire in an effort to highlight the dangers of fracking.<p>New South …

Ecuador Death Toll Rises to 654, Over 100 Rescued

QUITO — The death toll from Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 654 people, the country's emergency management authority said on Saturday.<p>Last Saturday's quake, the worst in nearly seven decades, injured around 16,600 people and left 58 missing along the country's …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos

Bill Campbell dies at 75, leaving Silicon Valley's top leaders without their most trusted adviser.<p>Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent …

Silicon Valley