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Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio

Jamie Landrum has been a police officer for two years in District 3 on the west side of the Cincinnati. In late August, the city was hit by 174 overdoses in six days. Landrum says officers were scarce.<p>"We were literally going from one heroin overdose, and then being on that one, and hearing someone …

Crime

'Exorbitantly expensive' EpiPen prompts letter from 20 US senators

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders join colleagues in signing letter to Mylan CEO Heather Bresch raising concern about reports of a 461% price increase<p>The pharmaceutical company Mylan is facing more political pressure to confront the price hike of EpiPen after 20 US senators, including Elizabeth …

Pharma

Top Comics to Buy This Week: December 16, 2015

Justice League #46, The Mighty Thor #2, and more.<p>We all want the best of the best, so let us point out the hottest comics released each week. We …

Channing Tatum Dresses Up as Beyoncé in Epic Lip Sync Battle Trailer

Channing Tatum is going all out for his chance at <i>Lip Sync Battle</i> glory.<p>The <i>Magic Mike</i> star dresses as Beyoncé in the trailer for <i>Lip Sync Battle</i> season …

Channing Tatum

Man who lost part of skull in shooting files claim against LAPD

An unarmed man who lost a quarter of his skull after being shot by a Los Angeles police officer notified the city and police department on Wednesday that he plans to sue, claiming the shooting was part of a broad, disturbing pattern in the police force of the nation's second-largest city.<p>Attorneys …

Give Me Sex Jesus: young evangelicals' struggles with sex and church teaching

“Whatever it is, don’t let me die before I have sex” is a prayer that at first, sounds like a punchline. But for the young evangelicals portrayed in the new documentary Give Me Sex Jesus, it is a sincere petition to God.<p>The documentary, which premieres on Thursday 17 September on the streaming …

Sexuality

Mark Millar Has No Bloody Idea How Colin Firth Will Fit Into The Sequel For ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

<i>Kingsman: The Secret Service</i> seemed to come out of nowhere and kick the box office in the balls when it hit theaters last year. Matthew Vaughn’s insanely fun film blended over-the-top violence with raunchy humor to give a different take on the spy genre in a similar way the director disrupted the …

Mark Twain Skewers Great Works of Art: The Mona Lisa (“a Smoked Haddock!”), The Last Supper (“a Mournful Wreck”) & More

Some of the U.S.'s greatest secular sages also happen to be some of its greatest cranks, contrarians, and critics. I refer to a category that …

10 Healthy Breakfasts With (at Least!) 15 Grams of Protein

Eating breakfast — and definitely not skipping it — is essential for revving up your metabolism if you've got weight loss on the mind. What you eat is also important, and no, a breakfast full of carbs like a bowl of cereal or a bagel isn't the best choice. Getting enough protein is key, and …

Healthy Eating

In Praise of Scorched Rice, the Best Kitchen Mistake You Can Make

Crispy, chewy, nutty burnt rice isn't doomed—in fact, it's one of the happiest accidents you can have in the kitchen.<p>When I was growing up, my mom would almost always make rice with a rice cooker. But on special occasions, she'd make a pot of stovetop rice. The rice itself wasn't especially better …

Cooking

The Perfect Mix of Meals for Day 1 of Your Weight-Loss Mission

<b>2. Artichoke</b><br>Fiber-rich 'chokes help you slow down (peeling and scraping the flesh from each leaf takes time), which keeps you from overdoing it.<p><b>3. Oats</b><br>One recent study found that eating this hearty grain every day can lower BMI and may help whittle belly bulge.<p><b>4. Beets</b><br>Certain compounds in the sweet …

Tamir Rice: judge finds cause for murder charge over police killing of 12-year-old

Prosecutor brushes aside recommendation from Ohio judge to charge Cleveland police officer with murder and vows to proceed as planned with grand jury<p>A judge in Ohio said on Thursday he had found probable cause to charge a police officer with murder for the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice …

Justice

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

What Are Chinese Hamburgers And Why Aren't You Eating Them?

The world's first hamburger doesn't come from where you think it comes from. It wasn't invented in the United States, and it didn't originate in Germany. No, the world's first hamburger comes from China.<p>If you're scratching your head right now, you're not alone. But Chinese hamburgers are very real …

These 26 Recipes Prove Brown Butter Makes Everything Better, From Cake to Pork Chops

These 26 recipes for scallops, waffles, pasta, and more will convince you: it's better on the dark brown butter side.<p><b>Brown butter is one of our favorite ways</b> to add an other-worldly layer of rich, nutty flavor to everything. These 26 recipes for scallops, waffles, pasta, and more will convince you: …

Cooking

2015 Blog Awards: Most Delicious

The 6 finalists for most delicious in our 2015 SAVEUR Blog Awards<p>Each year we've hosted the SAVEUR Blog Awards, we're astounded at the depth, …

Awards

The Most Perfect Morning Pastry

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day—on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: The wholesome,</i> <i>Official Cooperative Bakery Pastry of the Bay Area—and why you should add it to your regular breakfast rotation.</i><p>A decade ago, I had a …

Baking

The Secret Ingredient Your Tuna Salad Has Been Missing

Tuna fish salad can go very wrong, but done right, it's a comforting classic. Like all food worth arguing over, tuna salad can be made a variety of ways and everyone has a different preference. A lot of people use mayo, others use no mayo at all. Some people add celery, some people even add …

The Easiest Hummus Recipe Ever | Men's Health

In fact, Dimitri Moshovitits, chef of Cava Grill, found a way to make the process even easier. By cutting out the addition of oil, he also eliminates the need for emulsifying the hummus. Translation: You still create creamy hummus without the risk of the mixture separating into a gloppy mess.<p>After …

10 Foods That Are Better Than Therapy

Granola French Toast

<b>This is a sponsored post on behalf of Van's Foods International. The contributor was paid for recipe development. All opinions are her own.</b><p>Whenever …

Breakfast

7 Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Healthy

Slender Kitchen<p>Low-Carb Breakfast: Flax Pancakes with Berries<p>Not only are Slender Kitchen's Greek yogurt pancakes low in carbs, they're also low in …

How to Make Energy Bars at Home

Making your own energy bars is easy—watch this video to learn how.<p>Why shell out $5 when you can make energy bars at home? Packed with tons of flavor and punch, these DIY super snacks will power you through your most hectic days.<p>All awesome energy bars follow this formula:<p><b>BINDER</b><p>This doubles as your …

Breakfast

Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Noodle Bowl

There are days when all I want to do for dinner is throw together a big bowl of something, plop down in front of a good movie and slowly enjoy the …

Flavors

Banana Muffins: An Easy Recipe You'll Love - Everyday Reading

<i>These banana muffins are to die for! Your whole family will love this banana muffin recipe and they couldn’t be easier to whip up with just one bowl</i> …

The 18 best snacks to eat at your desk

What you eat all day doesn't affect just your health and weight — it affects your productivity, too.<p>High-fat, high-sugar meals and snacks make us sleepy and have low energy, says Lisa De Fazio, a healthy-lifestyle expert and registered dietitian. But thanks to things like boredom, lack of time, and …

40 Foods with Superpowers

<b>Alaskan King Crab</b><b><br>Bone Builder</b><br>High in protein and low in fat, the sweet flesh of the king crab is spiked with zinc—a whopping 7 milligrams per 3.5-ounce serving. "Zinc is an antioxidant, but more important, it helps support healthy bone mass and immune function," says Susan Bowerman, assistant …

Chocolate Glazed Cookie Butter Cinnamon Rolls

<b>I am bringing you my first ever Cookie Butter recipe – the easy and delicious Chocolate Glazed Cookie Butter Cinnamon Rolls!</b><p>So let’s chat about …

Dessert