Deanna Althammer

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Report: Nearly a quarter of American workers have no paid time off

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The U.S. is the only wealthy nation that does not guarantee its workers any paid vacation time, a new report finds<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 28, 2013 3:47pm (UTC)<p>According to a new review of international labor laws by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, nearly a quarter of all …

Obama to confront Chinese president over spate of cyber-attacks on US

Barack Obama will confront Chinese president Xi Jinping next week over a spate of cyber-attacks on the US, including the latest allegation that …

Three Years In A Row, Australia Named Happiest Place By OECD

If you lived in Australia, you'd be much happier.<p>At least that's what you can glean from the latest Better Life Index issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which ranked Australia the world's happiest nation for a third year in a row.<p>Because we know you're wondering: …

Each Family May Have Schizophrenia In Its Own Way

Schizophrenia runs in families, but scientists have been stymied in their efforts to nail down genetic changes that could be causing the often devastating mental illness.<p>By zeroing in on just one pathway in the brain, scientists say they've found genetic variations that are shared in families, and …

Walmart pleads guilty to dumping hazardous waste in California

Walmart, which has endured a year of bad publicity around its US labour relations and working conditions in its overseas supply chain, on Tuesday …

Cruise Industry Adopts Passenger 'Rights' As Incidents Mount

About 2,200 passengers were being flown back to Baltimore on Tuesday, a day after their cruise ship caught fire on its way to the Bahamas. There were no injuries aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas.<p>But in the wake of the incident and others like it, the cruise ship companies have …

Passengers Return With Tales of Royal Caribbean Ship Fire

Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas arrived in Baltimore today after their seven-night cruise was forced to end early when a …

Wal-Mart fined for dumping hazardous waste in US

<b>Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $82m (£54m) in civil and criminal charges after pleading guilty to dumping hazardous waste in California and Missouri.</b><p>The retailer admitted to violating environmental regulations after illegally disposing of fertiliser, pesticides and bleach.<p>Prosecutors said employees had …

Walmart

Everest hosts breathtaking medical research

It is a disconcerting feeling, not being able to breathe. It wasn't as though I was running for a bus or anything like that either; I was simply …

Daredevil makes record-breaking leap from Mount Everest

Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov successfully carries out the world’s highest base jump, leaping off the north face of Mount Everest.<p>The extreme sports enthusiast leaped off Mount Everest to mark 60 years since <b>Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay</b> conquered the world’s highest mountain.<p>Valery …

Mountaineering

Cantor: Obama 'disconnected'

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says President Barack Obama is “disconnected” and has “lost focus,” as evidenced by the three controversies plaguing the White House.<p>“Well, I don’t know what he knew and when he knew it. So he’s got to come forward and lead on this. You know, he has given the …

Try It Now

Savannah Embossed Drink Dispenser from World Market

I bought two of these dispensers before the bridal shower for my sister that I showed you yesterday. We filled them with ginger cooler and strawberry …

Bridal Showers

Recipe: The Best Blue Crab Mac & Cheese

When you think of good food in NYC, you probably don't think, "Oh, let's go to Herald Square." At least I don't. I mean, its kind of a wasteland of chain restaurants and department stores. I appreciate my NY street meat every once in a while, but I certainly don't think of the area as a destination …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The 10 Most Relaxing Destinations You Need To Visit On Your Own

Traveling alone can be an incredibly liberating and exciting experience -- and it can also do a lot to lower your stress levels. But of course, not all solo travel destinations are created equal: If you're looking for a relaxing trip, make sure to choose a destination that's known to be safe for …

Don't Miss The Premiere Of The World's Smallest Movie

If only there was an Oscar for "Smallest Movie," a group of IBM nanophysicists would be a shoo-in with their new one-minute stop-motion video starring 130 atoms.<p><i>A Boy and His Atom,</i> which debuts Wednesday, has already been certified by the Guinness folks as the "world's smallest movie."<p>While it …

Video: World’s smallest movie, made with atoms

IBM researchers made this short film by moving atoms.<p>IBM researchers working on how to store data atom by atom created this short film. They call it <i>A</i> …

Chemistry

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover sends pictures after communications gap

NASA's Curiosity rover is back in business after a weeks-long communication gap caused by solar interference. The proof comes in the form of pictures transmitted back to Earth on Thursday from the 1-ton machine's vantage point at Yellowknife Bay on Mars.<p>"Can you hear me now? Conjunction is over. I …

Block one gene to make cancer less aggressive - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Repressing a critical control gene can stop runaway cancer cell growth …

Cancer

Scientists Seek To Take The Measure of Antimatter

In 2011, researchers at CERN found a way to trap and hold particles of antihydrogen for about 15 minutes at a time. Jeffrey Hangst, spokesman for the ALPHA project at CERN, describes how scientists are trying to measure basic properties of the particles, such as their mass.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, …

Physics

Unstoppable Learning : TED Radio Hour : NPR

Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn — from the womb, to the playground, to the web.

J.J. Abrams Lives His Dream and Visits the DOWNTON ABBEY Set

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Official 3D Trailer

Defending ‘Iron Man 3”s Big Plot Twist

Defending 'Iron Man 3''s Big Plot Twist<p><i>This article contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for “Iron Man 3.” Like big enough to fly an Iron Patriot through.</i> …

Comics