Amy Barbee

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The real reason the US labor force is shrinking: millennial women

A big takeaway from last week’s US jobs report was that the labor participation rate fell in July. The decline hints that people who don’t find the job market favorable just stop actively looking for work, which complicates the actual unemployment rate because they are not counted. But research by …

Border Drug Busts Putting Strain On Texas County's Budget

The Sierra Blanca checkpoint along Interstate 10 was set up to catch major traffickers and immigrants who entered the country illegally. But the checkpoint now busts thousands of unsuspecting Americans a year for low-level drug possession — including some famous musicians.<p>As they walk through the …

US senators call for Egypt dialogue

Two US senators have met Egypt's army chief and urged the country's divided political factions to renounce violence and agree to a national dialogue.<p>Lindsey Graham and John McCain, both Republican senators, travelled to Cairo at the request of US President Barack Obama.<p>At a press conference on …

Colin Powell forced to deny affair with Romanian diplomat

Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state and Army general, has been forced to deny he had an affair with a Romanian member of the European Parliament 30 years his junior.<p>Mr Powell, 76, was confronted by a hacker named “Guccifer” who tried to publish personal emails between him and Corina …

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Britain Won't Let Kelly Clarkson Take Its Treasures

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Kelly Clarkson's Jane Austen fandom is an affront to British history. All the pop superstar wants to …

Why Americans All Believe They Are 'Middle Class'

A taxonomy of how we talk about class and wealth in the United States today<p>Last week, President Obama went on the road promoting an economic agenda for the middle class. As expected, John Boehner and other Republicans fired back by charging Obama with “squeezing the middle class.” It’s not even an …

Teen dating violence is way more common than you think

Close to half of all American teens report experiencing abuse during a dating relationship, according to new data<p>According to new, as yet unpublished, data from a nationwide survey, 49 percent of teenagers report experiencing abuse at least once during a dating relationship. The findings, presented …

US couple facing murder charge in Qatar

An American couple are facing murder charges in Qatar over the death of their young adopted daughter, in a case which lawyers and medical experts in the US say is based on shoddy evidence and poor science.<p>A campaign has been launched in the US over the arrest of Matthew and Grace Huang in January …

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The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in August

Summer is generally a pretty fallow period for albums/films/books/etc. (unless you like crushingly expensive blockbusters about murderous robots, in …

6 Things You Don't Know About Kale

Our love of kale is no secret. But even though it's the hottest vegetable on the scene, many of its more healthful attributes remain a mystery to the general public. Here are five backed-up-by data reasons why your main green squeeze could (and should) be here to stay -- and one thing to look out …

8 Habits Of Insanely Fit People

Just a few simple habits can make the difference between a fit person and a couch potato, an everyday worker and the outrageously successful.<p>That's because those simple habits <i>work</i>. And these ultra-fit examples are proof.<p><b>Fit People Don't Diet</b><p>Michelle Obama, champion of nutrition and physical …

10 Things You Don't Know About Sugar (And What You Don't Know Could Hurt You)

Excessive sugar in the diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living. Nonetheless, few of us are consuming sugar in recommended moderate amounts and most of us are eating tons of it. In fact, worldwide we are consuming about 500 extra calories a day from sugar. That's just about what …