Victoria Cortez

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More than 50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.<p>Related<p>The number of U.S. mass shootings depends on how you count<p>Public mass shootings account for a tiny fraction of the …

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

Parents Who Pay to Be Watched

Shep was 13 when he started stealing from his parents. It began not long after he and his siblings moved with their parents to a suburb north of New …

Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Attacks

<b>Update at 12:30 p.m. ET</b><p>Spanish authorities say they have dismantled a terror cell of mostly Moroccan natives that is believed to be responsible for vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 people and hurt more than 100 others.<p>But a manhunt continues for the alleged driver of a van …

Extremism

Depression looks different in the brains of boys and girls

Scientists have long known that depression expresses differently in men and women, but new research shows that those differences are brain-deep. The …

I Drank a Gallon of Water a Day For 3 Weeks (and Why I'll Never Do It Again)

I'm not sure where I heard about this "drinking a gallon of water a day" thing, but I thought, hey, I'll give it a try and see what happens. I'd heard it creates radiant skin, but I wanted to see if it would help curb my appetite and help with weight loss.<p>So I bought a gallon jug of water since it …

Snorkeling

Infographic Reveals The Secrets Of Happy Couples

It's impossible to tell whether two people will make a good couple, and once you add in all the psychological and environmental factors that …

Today some claim that Jesus is just an idea, rather than a real historical figure, but there is a good deal of written evidence for his existence 2,000 years ago<p><b>How confident can we be that Jesus Christ actually lived?</b><br>The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and …

Theology

How to Use Pain to Become Mentally Stronger (Most Successful People Do This Naturally) | Inc.com

1. Tell the truth and feel the pain<p>Is it hard to get started on experiencing all that truth and pain and humiliation? Do you find you're haunted by a disappointment but not doing much about it? One of my favorite tricks is to sit down and write out the experience. Journal the whole story, what …

Self-improvement

There’s a Downside to Viewing Addiction As a Brain Disease

Over the last couple decades, a general progressive consensus on how people should think about drug addiction and drug addicts has emerged. …

Thoughts of a Depressed Pastor: 4 Steps to Escaping Depression

My name is David. And I’m a pastor who deals with bouts of depression.I don’t write as one who is specialized in the medical or psychological field, …

The Crazy-Tough Abs Workout You Can Do With a Bench

Mercilessly target your abs using just 4 moves and 1 piece of equipment<p>This workout hits you right at the core. With 4 different core moves and no rest, you will build abdominal strength and stability, says Jeremy Scott, trainer at Jeremy Scott Fitness in Scottsdale, AZ. That means better posture, …

Workouts

I’m a Millennial and I Live By the Word of God

<i>On the heels of our article about an increasingly atheist millennial generation, we decided to talk to one millennial who</i> is <i>a strong believer. She</i> …

This Will Be Your Next Tattoo: Arabic Words Illustrated As Their Meanings

Alexandria-based graphic designer Mahmoud Tammam has taken 40 Arabic words and transformed them to match their meanings. The beautifully minimalistic project uses the arches, dots, and curves of the Arabic script to form foxes, whales, coffee pots, and more.<p>Follow Tammam’s work on Instagram or …

Everything You Need to Know About Building Muscle Mass With Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are great strength training tools for home or while you travel, but they may not be ideal for building muscle mass when compared to …

How Soon Is Christ’s Return?

If Christ’s millennial reign comes after his second coming, Jesus could come very, very quickly.Listen Now

Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.<p>We just returned from a magical four-day trip to New Orleans with our kids. The days were filled with music, laughter, exploration, and sun, which made coming back to Philly during the dead of winter all the more depressing. …

Parenting

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

Self-help

5 Weight Loss Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Find out how to burn more calories at rest from nutritionist, trainer, and fitness writer SJ McShane!<p>Find out which foods can help you shed …

Brain Imaging Identifies Different Types of Depression

For much of her life Anne Dalton battled depression. She seldom spoke with people. She stayed home a lot. The days dragged on with a sense of “why …

The 7 Best Exercises to Sculpt Eye-Catching Abs

A six-pack brings all the girls to the yard… but core strength can change your life. “The core is composed of much more than just the abs,” explains …

The Best Training Tool for Triceps

6 New Exercises for Arm Growth<p>Kettlebells: Better Than Dumbbells<p>Kettlebells are a highly effective training tool for triceps growth. The key is …

Workouts

Palantir Tried To Placate Protesters With Free Philz Coffee

Protesters want more from Palantir than just a pledge.<p>Roughly 60 people braved a rainstorm this morning to demonstrate outside the headquarters of Palantir Technologies, the secretive Silicon Valley company considered by some to be best positioned to help the Trump administration build a Muslim …

10 Women With Tons Of Energy Reveal Exactly What They Eat All Day To Feel So Energized

It's tempting to sip a sugary latte in the morning or grab a candy bar when you hit a midday slump. While those sweet treats can give you a quick boost, you'll usually end up crashing—and craving even <i>more</i> sweets. But the right foods can keep you feeling energized all day, without all the ups and …

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Why You Shouldn't Work More Than 90 Minutes Without Taking a Break

We often discuss the importance of taking more breaks to be more productive, but the folks at PayScale have put together a great explanation for …

House Republicans test Trump on his U.S.-Mexico wall | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives hope to offer President-elect Donald Trump an alternate plan to his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, a first test by lawmakers from his own party of one of his key campaign promises.<p>Freshly printed newspapers with the headline …

Hear “Weightless,” the Most Relaxing Song Ever Made, According to Researchers (You’ll Need It Today)

As I write this, it’s election night, and I do not need to tell you about the thick haze of fear in the air. I have already had a couple friends ask …

Hillary Clinton delivers painful concession speech

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> "I'm sorry."<p>With those simple words, Hillary Clinton, who thought she would wake up Wednesday as the first woman president-elect but crashed to a stunning election defeat to Donald Trump, ended her White House quest and likely her political career.<p>The Democratic nominee …

Government

Husband's Viral Post On Marriage Will Make You Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Husband pens viral post about loving the many versions of his wife throughout their marriage<p>For some, monogamy seems like another word for boring. …

Relationships