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Italy: Rome preparing for two days of protests against Letta government

Civil servants, hospital staff and transport workers went on strike on Friday in protest against Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s government, causing disruptions in Rome and across the country.<p>The strikes, organised by the far left Cobas union, are the first in two days of planned protests and could …

6 Things That Influence Your Dreams

<i>By Jessica Gross for YouBeauty</i><p>When we’re sleeping, our bodies do everything they can to stay asleep. So rather than waking us up, outside stimuli -- smells, sounds, sensations -- often become woven into our dream narratives. “The dreaming mind has this really cool way of seemingly flawlessly …

Life's Path Is a Maze, Not a Straight Line

Life's path often looks more like a maze than a straight line. In review, we see we have taken wrong turns, hit dead ends, lost time, meandered in wrong directions and twisted and turned at unexpected places. We thought we were going one way and had to head another. We are born into this maze and …

Self-esteem

The Best Supplements For Women: Vitamins and Other Nutrients

Inside the Kowloon Walled City where 50,000 residents eked out a grimy living in the most densely populated place on earth

By<p>Once thought to be the most densely populated place on Earth, with 50,000 people crammed into only a few blocks, these fascinating pictures give a …

Heart Attacks In Young Women Don't Always Cause Chest Pain

When you think of the signature symptom of a heart attack, chest pain probably comes to mind. But according to a new study, when some young and middle-aged women have a heart attack, they won't experience this tell-tale sign.<p>"We need to move away from the image of an older man clutching his chest, …

Me-Ality: Helping Women Find Jeans That Fit

How many of you hate shopping for jeans? For me, it’s right up there with getting a root canal or being stuck on the 405 freeway when I have to pee …

How Do You Know If Health Care Reform Impacts You?

Health care reform, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, has become a frequent topic of conversation in the halls of Congress, in the news, and for families sitting around the dinner table.<p>Under the new law, most Americans will be required to have health insurance in 2014. So …

UnitedHealth recall shows risks posed by electronic health records

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: rangizzz/Shutterstock<p>Spurred on by the federal government, startups of all sizes have been rushing in to provide …

10 Rules to Live By in Sickness and in Health

I'm writing this post on what might have been my 10th wedding anniversary with Laurie. Looking back on eight inspired years of marriage, I'm reminded of the legacy of deliberate living she left behind. Below are 10 rules to live by she taught me that will eventually guide my memoir for our daughter:<p>…

Laurie

Failing Forward

"There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction." -- John F. Kennedy<p>One core reason we stay in our comfort zones of inaction is the fear of failure. This isn't news. It's also common advice to cope with our failures, even learn from …

Yemeni child bride, eight, 'dies on wedding night'

Yemen locals claim a girl has died of internal bleeding after marrying a man five times her age, but official denies allegations<p>An eight-year-old Yemeni girl has died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, …

US cancer care in crisis, experts say

Cancer may be the most feared diagnosis, but Americans are getting disorganized care and they’re often not even getting treatment based on the best scientific evidence, a panel of experts reports.<p>It’s often too expensive, and the most privileged are getting far better care than people with lower …

Cancer

Associated Press News

Me, Me, Me: People Who Overuse The First-Person Singular Are More Depressed

A new study links first-person singular pronouns to relationship problems and higher rates of depression.<p>Researchers in Germany have found that people who frequently use first-person singular words like "I," "me," and "myself," are more likely to be depressed and have more interpersonal problems …

The Secret to Life

A title like that deserves better writing than my faculties permit; however, what I am about to tell you has been the secret to my success personally, financially and emotionally.<p>Everyone wants to be happy. People pay, search, and strive for happiness. There is only one way to truly be happy. It …

Happiness

How Our Own Back-to-School Stress Harms Our Children

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>If you're starting to show the signs of back-to-school stress -- giving in to the pressures that come with changing routines and schedules, last-minute shopping, childcare arrangements -- perhaps you should take a break and think about how this is affecting your child. Whipping yourself …

Choosing Solitude

By Samantha Cullen<p>As a single woman living on my own, I often feel the need to fill my time. I pack my days with friends, outings, activities -- even when those things aren't really what I want to be doing. Lately, I'm challenging my tendency to overschedule my life by consciously basking in my …

Loneliness