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15 Reasons Everyone Should Have Epsom Salts at Home

Epsom salts are most commonly used for helping ease aches and pains after a long workout session or an illness. But there are far more uses for Epsom salts than you ever imagined. The mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate originates from Epsom in Surrey, and looks like regular table salt, but …

Alternative Medicine

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Immune System

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

The Latest: Trump says he'd have rushed into Fla. school

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with the nation's governors (all times local):<p>9:55 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump says …

Donald Trump

Man who 'vapes' cannabis says his brain tumour has 'almost completely disappeared' thanks to the drug

A man diagnosed with a brain tumour and given just two years to live says his brain tumour has almost completely disappeared after 'vaping …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

Nutrition

Trump was 'joking' when he accused Democrats of treason, White House says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump was "clearly joking" Monday when he accused stone-faced Democrats of treason for not standing and applauding during his State of the Union address, according to multiple White House spokespeople.<p>White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday the …

Donald Trump

Schiff warns White House against political redactions from Dem memo

Rep. Adam Schiff predicted Tuesday that the White House would not block the release of a Democratic memo related to the Russia investigation, but he warned the administration against trying to obfuscate the document by redacting portions that could embarrass President Donald Trump.<p>The memo, drafted …

Donald Trump

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Winter

<b>Updated at 7:30 a.m. ET</b><p>We're in for six more weeks of winter, at least if you take your meteorological cues from a woodchuck.<p>According to his handlers, Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow.<p>Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, lives a pretty charmed life. He and his groundhog wife, Phyllis, …

Groundhog Day

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

Mental Health

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down

WASHINGTON — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has been attacked by President Donald Trump, stepped down Monday, multiple sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.<p>McCabe will remain on the FBI payroll until he is eligible to retire with full benefits in mid-March, the sources said.<p>One …

Donald Trump

How to Make Truly Great Vegetable Stock

Vegetarian and vegan cooking should celebrate vegetables rather than forcing them into a meat-shaped box. I’ll take “oh damn, I didn’t know I liked …

3 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Soda Today

It's bubbly, refreshing, sweet, and definitely perks you up out of an afternoon slump. Having a can of soda can't be <i>that</i> bad for you, right? We asked registered dietitian Sheri Kasper to weigh in on that daily can of cola, and unfortunately, it's not good — yes, diet soda, too! — for these three …

Donald Trump’s Fake News Mistake

After more than two weeks of buildup, my fellow press critic Donald Trump finally tweeted a link to his Fake News Awards. The awards, which he deemed important, were selected to single out “the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media” for proper scorn.<p>But Trump’s list of 11 winners (or …

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10 rashes caused by ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that causes inflammation in the large intestine and the rectum. It can also cause skin problems.<p>This …

Combat Arthritis By Consuming These Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyday

Individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can experience mild to severe joint pain, and this often affects their daily lives. Thankfully, there …

Scientists create new molecule to combat pain

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have created an RNA-mimicking molecule that blocks the series of pain sensitization reactions that …

AI Brings Osteoarthritis to Its Knees

Osteoarthritis — the wearing down of the protective cartilage between the bones — causes severe joint pain and is a leading cause of disability. Yet …

Deep Learning

Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, …

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Let's Explain Once and For All What Taking CBD Actually Feels Like

I started taking CBD oil and supplements last Summer as an experiment, and since then, it has become a staple in my wellness and antianxiety routine. But I still get so many funny looks, nervous questions, and confused remarks about CBD's effects — some people are still really scared to take it!<p>And …

Here's Everything Science Knows So Far About The Origins of Humans

The story evolves every year.<p>The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new …

Porn Star Was Reportedly Paid to Stay Quiet About Trump

A lawyer for President Trump orchestrated a $130,000 payment to a pornographic-film actress in October 2016 to prevent her from going public with claims of a consensual sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.<p>The reported payment came shortly before the …

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Particle Physics: 'Mind-Bending' Negative Mass Device Reveals New Way to Create Lasers

Physicists have designed the first device to create particles with charged negative mass. The breakthrough could lead to an entirely new way to …

GM Is Getting Ready to Mass Produce Cars With No Steering Wheels

Or pedals, for that matter.<p>General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.<p>The company says it has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission to put the vehicles on the road sometime next year with no human backup …

General Motors

World's oldest butterfly and moth fossils discovered in 200-million-year-old 'pond scum'

We'll never look at pond scum the same way again.<p>Scientists in Germany discovered the oldest known fossils of moths and butterflies while sifting through what could be described as 200-million-year-old "pond scum" — ancient soil samples filled with pollen, spores, pieces of plants and insect legs …

Paleontology

'Shame on Trump!' World reacts to Trump's 'shithole countries' remarks

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's complaints about immigrants coming to the United States from "shithole countries" have prompted condemnation from around the world.<p>US Democratic and Republican lawmakers criticized those comments as "divisive" and "unacceptable," while Haiti summoned the top …

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You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …