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The proven health benefits of honey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age.<p>Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C.<p>Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely …

Stone Age

After Maria, This Puerto Rican Farmer Still Has Electricity Because He Invested in Solar Panels

Other people are taking note.<p>As the people of Puerto Rico continue to struggle with widespread blackouts, one horticulturist has all the electricity …

Activism

How a month of hurricane nightmares changed Puerto Rico -- and me

<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> I am writing this in the dark. The hotel doesn't have power, and one of the generators failed. I had to walk up 10 flights of stairs to get to my hotel room because the elevators don't work. The lights have been flickering all night.<p>Such is life here.<p>If that's my …

How Alphabet, Tesla, Facebook, and Others Are Helping Puerto Rico Reconnect With the World | Inc.com

Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it.<p>In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a "connectivity team" to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico. Google parent company Alphabet offered …

Caribbean

Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico’s Coffee Farms

Coffee is one of the few local products that defines us Puerto Ricans as a people, that fills us with pride, and that brings us together as a community. Puerto Rican coffee has always been high quality; it used to be called the “coffee of popes and kings,” because in the 19th century the Vatican …

President Trump's Awkward Comment on Puerto Rico

President Trump raised new questions about his Administration’s commitment to the response and recovery of Puerto Rico Thursday, when he highlighted …

Hurricane Maria has made Puerto Rico's already dire economic situation even worse

FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb has said that his agency is working to prevent shortages of 40 crucial drugs produced on the island. They include stroke-prevention and childhood leukemia drugs. The FDA has taken the unprecedented step of helping drug companies get fuel for emergency generators.<p>Power …

The Trump Administration Is Still Playing Defense on Hurricane Maria

The Trump Administration remains on defense about its handling of Hurricane Maria, three weeks after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall on Puerto …

Three weeks since Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico still dark, thirsty and frustrated

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico — Late each night, Rafael Surillo Ruiz, the mayor of a town with one of Puerto Rico's most critical ports, drives for miles on darkened roads, easing around downed power lines and crumpled tree branches — to check his email.<p>At the wheel of his "guagua"— local slang for an SUV — …

The Mayor of San Juan on Trump’s “Big Mouth” and What Puerto Rico Needs

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz, is a petite woman with a large personality. Yulín, as she is known, has earned international renown since Hurricane Maria for criticizing Donald Trump’s lackadaisical response to the catastrophe. She has at the same time earned the ire of the …

Jennifer Aniston Donates $1 Million Toward Hurricane Relief Efforts

Jennifer Aniston made a generous $1 million donation to support hurricane relief efforts as affected areas like Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto …

Let Them Eat Paper Towels

The situation in Iowa remains horrifying. More than a third of the population has been without clean water for three weeks, and waterborne diseases appear to be spreading. Only a sixth of the population has electricity. The health care system is a shambles, and sheer hunger may be a problem in some …

These Volunteer Nurses In Puerto Rico Fear FEMA Is Failing

“These people are going to die. The help is not really there for them.”<p>WASHINGTON ― Water is rationed. Scabies is spreading. Grocery stores are lined with empty shelves, if they’re open at all. People are fainting as they wait in lines for hours in sweltering heat, because they have to check into a …

Nydia Velazquez Blast Trump for Tweets on Puerto Rico

My uncle survived Hurricane Maria. Despair over its devastation killed him.

'Papi tiene muerte cerebral."<p>I don't know when my cousin originally sent the text, but it buzzed through to Connecticut from Puerto Rico's battered communications towers last Sunday at 6:27 a.m. My uncle was brain dead.<p>"Hay que desconectarlo."<p>The machines keeping him in a state resembling life …

Hurricane Maria

The Playlist: Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings for Puerto Rico and 9 More New Songs

<i>Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. This week, Big K.R.I.T. merges soul and gospel, the Breeders’ “classic” lineup returns and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes releases a</i> …

Minus Electrical Grid, Puerto Rico Becomes Generator Island

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Like many other frivolous things on the island these days, the shiny motorcycles at the Planet Honda showroom have been pushed to the side.<p>In their place are dozens of folding chairs, and on Thursday morning, they were all filled with Puerto Ricans waiting to buy the most essential …

Can Tesla Reboot Puerto Rico’s Power Grid?

Elon Musk has suggested that lithium-ion grid batteries can power the entire island, but that might not be quite as easy at he makes it sound.<p>When …

Volunteer pilots are flying planeloads of dogs and cats out of Puerto Rico

Ric Browde arrived in Puerto Rico on Friday with a couple thousand pounds of water, diapers, food and other supplies packed into his rented cargo …

Why is Puerto Rico more than $70 billion in debt?

Puerto Rico now has more than $70 billion in debt - and President Trump wants to wipe it out. But why does Puerto Rico owe so much in the first …

Google got permission to float its internet-beaming balloons over Puerto Rico

The FCC has given Google permission to deploy its Project Loon balloons over Puerto Rico.<p>Previously, the helium balloons were able to provide LTE …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico governor says ‘Let’s talk’ after Elon Musk offers to solve the island’s power crisis

Puerto Rico’s power grid has been practically demolished in the wake of hurricane Maria. It now has a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild and the island’s governor Ricardo Rossello wants to have a chat with Elon Musk about his recent offer to use Tesla batteries and solar power for the the …

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a pretty …

Batteries

Orwell in Puerto Rico: Congress ‘Promises’ a New Dictatorship

The spirit of George Orwell is preparing to visit, and take up residence, on the island of Puerto Rico. Appropriately enough, it all began in 1984… …

Smart Philanthropy

Americans are very generous. We give more than $300 billion annually to every kind of charity, hoping to do good in the world. All charities have mission statements, stated right on the dozens of calendars they send us, and most claim to be making a difference in some valued outcome. Yet …

Social Fundraising Lessons From Humans of New York

Had Brandon Stanton known how quickly Humans of New York would grow when he launched it as a personal blog in 2010, he might have simply called it …