Lena Riddell

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A Podcast for Your Mental Health

Former comedian Paul Gilmartin has built a devoted following for The Mental-Illness Happy Hour, which tackles everything from incest to alcoholism to serial killers.<p>Paul Gilmartin can spot his listeners well before they introduce themselves to him. They look like they want to cry, and their first …

Johns Hopkins Pays $190 Million to Women Whose Exams Were Secretly Recorded by Gynecologist

BALTIMORE — A "rogue" gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 …

Rob Ford: "I thought I was the only one who drank down here."

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Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

Chilean president praises raped girl, 11, for going through with pregnancy

Chile's president has praised an 11-year-old girl after she said in a TV interview that she wants to give birth to the baby who was conceived when …

Not LinkedIn? -- Think Again, Even If You Hate It

People spend a lot of money on business development when a key tool, LinkedIn, is available for free.<p>I'm no spokesman for the site and have no financial connections to it, but have been struck by how little use some people make of it. Perhaps this is through fear of social media, or a belief that …

The most persuasive word you can use in a meeting is “yeah”

Words have power, especially in meetings. A new study from MIT’s Sloan School of Management finds that saying “yeah”, “give”, “start” and even “meeting” can boost a person’s persuasive powers among co-workers.<p>Statisticians Cynthia Rudin and Been Kim studied 95 meetings for the vocabulary used in …

How to use Pinterest for small business

Keeping up with the latest developments in marketing for your small business means staying up-to-date on the world of social media. Aside from the challenge of simply staying informed about new platforms and changes to existing platforms, figuring out how to maneuver within the sometimes …

Entrepreneurs-in-residence bring startup mentality to big firms

The technology giants that rule their industry – from Apple to Google, Twitter to Facebook – were once lean startups, making bold decisions that helped shape their identities.<p>As they became multinational corporations, elements of the entrepreneurial spirit were diminished, a trend many companies …

Is cable holding back superfast broadband adoption on purpose?

The cable industry insists that it's ready and able to compete with Google Fiber when it comes to delivering ultra high-speed broadband.<p>Indeed, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts last week showed off a 3Gbps cable broadband connection at the industry's annual trade show in Washington, D.C. That's three …

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The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger.</i><p>Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science …

Father's Day: 7 Undercover Homecomings by Military Dads

U.S. troops know a few things about timing and misdirection, and the fathers among them are no exception. In recognition of Father's Day, witness …

Memo to Canadian companies: Study the competition

A fresh, bracing perspective on Canada’s slow productivity growth – often a rather repetitive, though important theme – has been opened up by a study from Deloitte Canada. Its essential advice is that businesses in Canada would be more innovative if they studied their competitors with considerably …

White House petition seeks to ban men from driving

Forget texting or driving with Google Glass. A petition on the WhiteHouse.gov "We The People" site is going after the true menace behind the wheel -- men.<p>Full disclosure: I'm also a man, and have been for nearly 15 years in the eyes of the law (although according to certain cultural traditions, …

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How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

Senator's wife on Facebook: Keep away from my man, strippers

It can't be easy being a handsome state senator's wife.<p>You've seen what happens to those who reach even higher office and you count the number of wives some of them have had.<p>The mathematical odds don't look so good.<p>So please offer an ululation of support for Heather McGill, wife of Alabama state …

Nick Saban

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The Real 'Me Generation'

I'm trying to decide if Joel Stein views millennials as an entire generation of Cher Horowitz's transported into the 21st century.<p>That's as much as I can tell from his latest piece in <i>Time</i>, titled "The Me Generation," and displayed on the magazine's cover as "The Me Me Me Generation." It made the …

The 5 best reactions to the TIME cover story on millennials

Millennials stopped sexting and emoji-ing just long enough this week to notice something curious on the Internet: A story in <i>TIME</i> titled, "The Me Me …

Jumping in early: Some couples are choosing to put their careers on hold and start having children in their 20s, which many doctors says is a good thing http://natpo.st/12pq7jz

The U.S. military surge in sexual assaults

Deep in the weeds of the Pentagon's response to a lawsuit detailing a nasty list of sex crimes perpetrated against several women in uniform is a …

Mortgage Rules: Canada Could See Shorter Loans, Higher Payments As OSFI Mulls Changes

Landing an affordable mortgage may become even more difficult in Canada if the country’s banking regulator moves forward with rules reducing the …

Science in Canada: Failure doesn't come cheap

A prominent science blogger tears the NRC apart<p>Congratulations, National Research Council: Just about the only international coverage for your recent …

Japan WWII 'comfort women' were 'necessary' - Hashimoto

<b>A prominent Japanese politician has described as "necessary" the system by which women were forced to become prostitutes for World War II troops.</b><p>Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said on Monday that the "comfort women" gave Japanese soldiers a chance "to rest".<p>On Tuesday, Japanese ministers tried to …