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5 Vegetables That Are Healthier Cooked

While the most important thing is to eat a variety of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, sometimes cooked vegetables are better than raw. …

21 Books Goodreads Users Are Damn Excited To Read This Fall

The books everyone's going to be talking about this season.<p>Each title on the list below has a 4.0-star or higher rating, so you know they've gotta be good.

Amy Robach says on-air mammogram saved her, says 'spread the word'

ABC News reporter Amy Robach announced Monday that she has breast cancer — and that she learned about the disease only after her ABC colleagues persuaded her to have a mammogram on “Good Morning America” as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.<p>Robach, 40, wrote in a blog post that she had been …

When It Comes to Female Bosses, Women Can Be Their Own Worst Enemy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When it comes to attitudes about women in the workplace and having a female boss, Americans have …

Plight of Sri Lanka's 'ghost' workers raises spectre of inequality and abuse

With mounting pressure for a boycott of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Colombo this month, there has been media focus on allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses committed by the Sri Lankan government.<p>But away from the headlines, the country's Domestic Workers Union (DWU) …

NSA uproar could spark changes not seen since 1970s

Momentum is building in Congress, but some fear overhaul will go too far.<p>WASHINGTON — As criticism of the National Security Agency mounts, the U.S. intelligence community is bracing for an overhaul of how it does business on a level not seen since Sen. Frank Church held hearings into intelligence …

Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the international team suggest at least 20 genes play a role in the common late-onset form of Alzheimer's, more than double the …

How Fukushima Is Contaminating More Water

And yet the health risks have been exaggerated.<p>In March 2011, a devastating tsunami raced across Fukushima’s picturesque shore over which the now famous nuclear power plant presided. At the plant, seawater killed the backup electricity, and the reactor cores’ cooling water gradually slowed to a …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Bankrupt Detroit goes on trial

Thousands of Detroit streetlights are dark. Many more residents have fled. Donors are replacing ambulances that limped around for 200,000 miles. Millions in debt payments have been skipped.<p>Is there really any doubt the city is broke?<p>A judge starts exploring that question Wednesday in an unusual …

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Family Driven From Maryville, MO Home After Daughter's Rape by Student Athlete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update 10/5/2013</b>: The Coleman family spoke to CNN on Monday night. Here's the latest on the</b> …

Emerson College Reminds Us: Covering Up Sexual Assault Only Makes It Worse

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Widespread dialogue surrounding sexual assault and rape on college campuses has quieted down since …

Bully for her! Elle the pit bull is 2013 American Hero Dog

Pit bulls have a reputation for being aggressive, but it's not unusual to find Elle, a 5-year-old pit bull, cuddling up to elementary school children for story time.<p>In fact, she does it regularly. Elle is a therapy dog at an elementary and a middle school in North Carolina. With help from her …

Long Term Study Results Offer Broad Perspective On Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women

More than a decade ago the NHLBI’s Women’s Health Initiative trials overturned the conventional wisdom that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women helped protect women from a broad spectrum of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. The findings caused dramatic …

Rescue of Lampedusa migrants caught on camera

The Italian coastguard has released footage of the moment that migrants were rescued from the waters off Lampedusa after their boat was shipwrecked.<p>Video footage shows a coastguard jumping into the water to <b>rescue survivors</b> of the Lampedusa boat disaster, which has thought to have claimed at least …

Need 70 days off your feet? NASA pays volunteers $18K to lie in bed

If you just can't get out of bed, NASA might have a mission for you.<p>A NASA study is recruiting volunteers to to lie in a bed that's tilted downward at a 6-degree angle for 70 days. Subjects who complete the entire bed rest project can earn up to $18,000.<p>The study is meant to test the conditions …

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When we meet on a quiet street away from Phnom Penh’s daytime bustle, Samnang is showing little sign of the aftereffects of an evening spent carousing at a local bar. Bright-eyed and lively, he chats eagerly about his friends’ weekend plans.<p>“We go dancing and looking for girls,” he says. “It’s …

Many deaths from heart disease, stroke could be avoided

About 200,000 deaths a year from cardiovascular disease could be avoided with lifestyle changes.<p>About 800,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease. But as many as 200,000 of the deaths from heart disease and stroke could be prevented if people made healthy changes including stopping …

Diana Nyad: 'I was sick as a dog' during historic swim

Diana Nyad had already attempted four times to swim from Cuba to Florida, but nothing prepared her for the hardships she endured to set a historic record on her fifth try.<p>On Monday, Nyad, 64, became the first person to swim the 110 treacherous miles between Cuba and Florida without a shark cage. …

On Marrying a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dealing with misinformation, feeling powerless, and slowly getting better together<p>I thought the article would validate my husband’s experience. That’s why I emailed him the link to the decade-old <i>New York</i> magazine article about his alma mater, the American Boychoir School for vocal prodigies, where …

Manning explains gender change

Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who was previously known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wanted to live as a woman the day after sentencing because a military prison said publicly it would not provide hormone treatment, her attorney said Monday.<p>Attorney David Coombs told The Associated …

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Women Who Run: Why this doctor left her practice to run for Congress<p>This bakery's massive donut towers are bound to make your mouth water<p>Worker …

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Obama prays for slain ballplayer's family, cites 'extra measure of evil' in killing

MELBOURNE, Australia - President Barack Obama has sent condolences to the family of a college baseball player who was shot dead while out jogging in Oklahoma.<p>In a statement given to a newspaper in Christopher Lane's home country of Australia, the president said his “thoughts and prayers” were with …

“He Wanted To Help America”: Manning Attorney in First Extended Interview After 35-Year Sentence

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Now, today, in breaking news, Manning released another statement to the public announcing plans to live as a woman under the name …

Rehtaeh Parsons suicide: two charged over photos in cyberbullying case

Police in Canada have charged two young men with distributing child pornography in the cyberbullying case of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old who killed herself after a photo of her allegedly being raped was shared online.<p>The death of Rehtaeh, who was taken off life support after a suicide attempt in …