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Carrie Fisher SNL episode from 1978 to re-air on NBC tonight

NBC will re-air a 1978 episode of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> hosted by the late Carrie Fisher on Saturday night.<p>The official <i>SNL</i> Twitter account revealed …

Abomination: The Dark Fantasy Novel ‘Rogue One’ Fans Should Read

If you loved “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, then there’s a work of unrelentingly grim fantasy I’d like to recommend to you: <i>Abomination</i> by Gary …

35 Things People With ADHD Want Everyone Else To Know

"I wish people understood that I don’t have a choice in how my brain works."

This Superbug Is Resistant To Everything And Has Already Killed Someone In America

In mid-2016, we asked a question: Is a superbug resistant to <i>everything</i> about to hit American shores? And would it turn all of us into zombies, intent on wandering slowly through the wasteland and craving brains? While the second question hasn’t been answered to our satisfaction yet, the first one …

Public Health

How Could 5,000 Employees Cheat? The Science Behind the Wells Fargo Scandal

Deception. Fraud. Over 5,000 fired. What went wrong? Science gives us some clues.<p>As you've no doubt heard by now, Wells Fargo recently received a $100 million penalty from the Consumer Financial Bureau, in response to illegal banking practices of its employees. This brought the bank's total bill …

Psychology

Trump’s no Einstein: But his ignorant, illiterate answers to the campaign science quiz reflect a non-stupid strategy

<b>Donald Trump; Albert Einstein (AP/Chris Carlson/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Trump says there’s no climate change, and no money to fix it — but his non-answers aren’t as dumb as they seem<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 13, 2016 10:59am (UTC)<p>Both major-party presidential candidates responded to a question about …

Public Health

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.<p>The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.<p>It was …

We should never have told people to stop eating fat

The decision to demonize fat for its caloric density and heart-clogging effects — a decision that drove people away from butter and cheese and toward low-fat foods that required plenty of sugar to have some flavor — wasn't just bad science, according to a report analyzing historical food industry …

McDonald's is opening a pop-up serving free fries in Australia, but people aren't happy

The offer of free french fries is no way to placate angry residents.<p>McDonald's in Australia is set to open a fries-only pop-up restaurant called …

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'Many suffer but no one talks about it': the rise of eating disorders in Japan

Enormous cultural pressure to be thin and a lack of support for mental health issues has left people struggling<p>Akira, 37, lives in the heart of Tokyo, a metropolis that lights up like a fluorescent fairground at night. She shares the city with 13.35 million other residents, but had no one to turn …

Mental Health

A Makeup Artist Reveals: What Ugly Women Look Like

"You're ugly," said the little girl as she stared me down in an elevator. "Excuse you," her mother exclaimed with a mix of horror and embarrassment.<p>The mother began to apologise profusely, to which I simply shrugged and smiled. "That's ok," I said as the elevator doors opened and I exited in my …

Groundbreaking study exhumes untold Nazi brutalization of women’s bodies

Dr. Beverley Chalmers’ latest book is not the kind people want to read. Yet, it’s one they should.<p>Titled, “Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women’s Voices Under …

Why Aren't We Talking About Mental Health and Obesity?

In a recent New York Times article, researchers studied the weight loss and weight gain of "The Biggest Loser" contestants from season 8. After 6 years, the study found that the metabolism of the contestants lowered when they lost weight but never went back up as they gained weight. Essentially, …

Target Isn’t Putting Urinals In The Women’s Bathroom, But People Believing It Reveals A Bigger Problem

Life & Culture Editor<p>04.29.16 39 Comments<p>Last week, Target angered a very vocal minority when the company announced plans to allow transgender customers and team members to use the bathrooms which they felt most closely corresponded with their gender. Since then, people have come out in droves to …

A Jellyfish So Surreal That It Looks Unreal Is Discovered on the Enigma Seamount

If I ever worried that I’d run out of weird and wonderful new life to blog about, that fear has long been laid to rest. Take, for instance, this …

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Twitter’s Artificial Intelligence Knows What’s Happening in Live Video Clips - MIT Technology Review

Right now, someone somewhere is live-streaming something interesting. Thanks to technology being developed by a team of artificial intelligence …

Trump's fatal mistake on women

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's no secret that Donald Trump has a problem with women. So it's no surprise that he has started to attack his main rival for the American presidency, Hillary Clinton, on gender grounds, claiming that she lacks the strength, stamina, and credibility to run the country.<p>Yet Trump should …

5 Real Ways to Help a Friend Who Is Depressed

People battling depression have many recovery tools at their disposal: Yoga helps boost mental health, and office rituals can help people deal with depression at work. But nothing is as effective as building emotional resilience through talk therapy or #PopUpTherapy, like Talkspace. However, it can …

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

In addition to an ambitious movie plan announced last fall, the studio has called dibs on a few more weekends with untitled projects, including more fairy-tale adventures.<p>With the recent enormous success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and the even more surprising staying power of "Zootopia" and …

This Is What a World Without Reproductive Rights Would Be Like

As the abortion wars rage here at home, El Salvador, the country with the strictest anti-abortion laws—where women are put in prison or risk death to avoid having a baby—shows how we might live in a world without reproductive rights.<p>On the morning of her arrest in 2008, Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez …

5 Eating Disorders You've Never Heard of Before

Though they're more common than you'd expect.<p><i>This article was written by Amber Brenza and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>When I was 13, I was taken out of school for a month to deal with an eating disorder. Yes, I was very thin, but I wasn't concerned with my weight. The issue was that I …

Men's Restroom or Women's? Nature Is Never That Simple

From preschool onward, children learn to categorize everything -- rocks, animals, plants and, of course, people. Eventually we learn to box our …

We Women Need to Stop Apologizing!

I don't know if it's attributable to nature or nurture, but I've noticed that many women regularly apologize for things that aren't their fault. For example, a girlfriend and I were having a political discussion at a restaurant the other day and she turned to me and said, "I'm sorry, but I disagree …

Hong Kong's incredible bamboo spidermen - CNN Style

Written by By Ivan Watson, Vivian KamPamela Boykoff, CNNHong Kong<p>Balanced on swaying poles, a trio of scaffolders in Hong Kong cling to a Tinkertoy-like construction of bamboo sticks.<p>They joke and curse, apparently ignoring that fact that they are perched some thirty stories above the pavement.<p>The …

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the '80s and '90s, America's suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.<p>"It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a turnaround," says Sally Curtin, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for …

The world's trash crisis, and why many Americans are oblivious

As nations around the globe observe Earth Day, one of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem, which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens to drown some poor countries in toxicity.<p>More than half the world’s population does not have access to …

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

These Infographics Show the Problems With Calorie Counting

You can meticulously count every single Jelly Bean or lick of peanut butter you’ve had, then calculate the number of calories you’ve burned to offset …

Here's What It's Actually Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder

"I'm not crazy. Something in my head just works different than yours."<p><b>"It became clear that this wasn't the case.</b> I started a new medication regimen a few months ago and my mood has been stable since then. There are still difficulties, but I try to take them in stride."