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Safest level of alcohol consumption is none, worldwide study shows

To minimize health risks, the optimal amount of alcohol someone should consume is none. That’s the simple, surprising conclusion of a massive study, co-authored by 512 researchers from 243 institutions, published Thursday in the prestigious journal the Lancet.<p>The researchers built a databaseof more …

Alcohol

How to Have Lucid Dreams

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Sleep

Celebrity hype about vaginal rejuvenation confuses proven treatment with puffed up promises

People Magazine, the Daily Mirror and even the Ottawa Sun published stories earlier this summer when actress Jada Pinkett Smith disclosed she went …

This Is The Secret To Perfectly Chewy Rice Krispies Squares

Growing up, Rice Krispies squares were the treat most often found in our cupboard. Because they are (usually) gluten-free and easy to make, we'd …

Second 'sphinx' with lion's body and human head dating back 4,000 years found by construction workers in Egypt

A second sphinx dating back 4,000 years may have been found by construction workers in Egypt, officials have said.<p>The statue is said to have a lion's …

South Africa to amend constitution to allow land expropriation

<b>South Africa will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation, its president says.</b><p>In a recorded address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling ANC will "finalise a proposed amendment" allowing the move.<p>He said the reform was "of critical …

Bernie Sanders' "Colorblind Politics" Are A Bunch of Bullshit

Bernie Sanders is many things to many people, but above all else, the thing you have to remember about Bernie Sanders, the thing that should inform …

Polite White People Are (Still) Useless

Earlier today, the New York Times published a piece where Margaret Renkl, a very nice white lady, instructed other very nice white ladies and …

Misreporting on Cannabis Study Suggests Drug Is Harmful to the Brain

Don't always trust the headlines.<p>A new study on marijuana is getting attention in the press, but the headlines about it may be misleading because the …

4,000-year-old textiles found in Cambridgeshire reveal Bronze Age Britons used a thread-making technique previously believed to have never left Ancient Egypt

Ancient textiles found near Cambridge reveal Bronze Age Britons used an Egyptian thread-making technique to weave plant fibres long before they …

Why Having Sex Makes You Feel Better the Next Day, According to Science

Sex has long been linked to a lengthened life and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. But new research suggests that it may have powerful …

New Drug Wipes Out Malaria In A Single Dose — But There's One Hitch

The world now has a potent, new weapon against malaria — one that can wipe out the parasite from a person's body with a single dose.<p>But before many people around the world can use it, scientists have to overcome a big obstacle.<p>On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to cure …

Public Health

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

A Neuroscientist Explains How Trump Supporters Are Easily Hoodwinked Because of This One Psychological Problem

Those who score low on political knowledge tend to overestimate their expertise even more when greater emphasis is placed on political affiliation.In …

How White People Have Reacted to Black Success Over Time in the United States

<i>In this op-ed, writer Kim Reynolds explains the history of "whitelashes" in the United States.</i><p>On November 9, 2016, CNN commentator Van Jones described Donald Trump’s nearly solidified victory to become president of the United States as a “whitelash.”<p>“This was a whitelash against a changing country, …

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable …

White College Graduates Are Doing Great With Their Parents' Money

Higher education alone can't bridge the wealth gap that separates black Americans from their white peers.<p>The numbers are staggering: White Americans with a college degree are on average three times as wealthy as black Americans with the same credential, and in families whose head of the household …

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss 'vast majority' of 2018/19 season

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the "vast majority" of the 2018/19 season as he continues his recovery from knee surgery, Liverpool boss Jurgen …

Deaths from liver disease are surging, and drinking is to blame

Health news<p>Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults.<p>A study published Wednesday found a 65 percent increase in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. The biggest increase is among millennials: the …

Breast Cancer

France's World Cup win is a victory for immigrants everywhere

<b>(CNN) —</b> France's electrifying 4-2 World Cup win over Croatia represents a victory for Africa and immigrants everywhere.<p>The team's success is particularly noteworthy because of the way in which anti-immigrant sentiment, especially against migrants with African roots, has roiled French society over …

European Union

Rich people and psychopaths tend to have 7 distinct traits in common

7. Prone to boredom<p>Psychopaths love to live life in the fast lane. Living on the edge gives them the sense of danger and excitement they crave, reports Psychology Today. Many psychopaths commit crimes or hurt others just for the thrill of it. Anything mundane, boring, or repetitive doesn't excite …

Egypt’s mystery 2000-year-old sarcophagus tomb OPENED and it could be Alexander the Great

PAAn ancient mummy was carefully carried out of the the eerie 9.8ft sarcophagus<p>An ancient mummy was carefully carried out of the the eerie 9.8ft …

Nearly 78 percent of the 45,000 people who kill themselves every year in the United States are men. Here’s what the research on masculinity tell us about this crisis:

Nearly 78 percent of the 45,000 people who kill themselves every year in the United States are men.

Ancient Pompeii victim not crushed by stone block, after all, archaeologists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a fascinating discovery. Archaeologists in Pompeii, Italy, unearthed the skeletal remains of a man thought to have survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 -- only to be killed by a flying stone block as he fled.<p>The findings, announced in May, were based on the position of a …

Archaeology

The Pulpit Money Changers and Con-Artists.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) <b>Jesse Duplantis, fake Evangelist and Bible con man, says God told him to believe for a new jet that just happens to cost $54 …

The Forgotten Culture That Built America's "Pyramids" of Dirt

Students of history in America are aware of the Ancient Egyptians, the Incas of Peru, and the Aztecs of Mexico, but fewer are familiar with a great …

Alito and Sotomayor Slug It Out Over Discrimination Against Latino Voters

Voting rights are now 0 for 3 at the Supreme Court this year.<p>Today, by a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court today reinstated the vast majority of a …

Judiciary

Sorry Vegans: Here's How Meat-Eating Made Us Human

Science doesn’t give a hoot about your politics. Think global warming is a hoax or that vaccines are dangerous? Doesn’t matter, you’re …

Tomb of Egyptian Princess Found in 3,800-Year-Old Pyramid

DAHSHUR, EGYPT – archaeologists have discovered a burial chamber they believe may be home to an Egyptian princess. It rests inside a 3,800-year-old …

How To Stop Overthinking & Chill Out A Bit With These 5 Simple Strategies

To call me an over-thinker would be a serious understatement. No joke here, some days, it is not fun to be up in my brain, because it just feels like …