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Mapping the rising tide of suicide deaths across the United States

Suicide rates are on the rise across the nation but nowhere more so than in rural counties, according to a new study by a team of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers.<p>The study maps, in unprecedented detail, county-level changes in suicide rates between 2005 and 2015. The …

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This Woman Became Paralysed Due To Stress After Working 80 Hour Weeks

It was her body's cry for help.<p>Stress is a term that's commonly overused, but for anyone in doubt of the impact stress in high doses can have on a person, all you need to do is read Paula's story.<p>In her mid-thirties, in 2016 Paula was working as a strategy consultant in London. The days were long, …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

The New Sandal Style Everyone Is Wearing With Jeans

One of the easiest ways to freshen your go-to denim look for summer is to update your sandal selection. While jeans and a simple top will always be a …

‘My next call is to ICE!’: A man flipped out because workers spoke Spanish at a Manhattan deli

A man became enraged at a New York deli after apparently overhearing employees speaking Spanish — and threatened to call immigration authorities in a lengthy rant captured on video.<p>The incident, first reported by Latino Rebels, occurred Tuesday at the Fresh Kitchen in midtown Manhattan, according …

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13 Foods You Should Never Eat If You Don’t Want Cancer

Your diet affects more than just your waistline. Consuming one or more of these foods regularly may increase your risk of cancer.<p>We’ve long known …

Why Don’t People Who Can’t Afford Housing Just Move Where It’s Cheaper?

SAN FRANCISCO — Many San Francisco renters I met while reporting an article on affordable housing lotteries had responded to the region’s housing crisis by putting up with great discomfort: They crammed in with family; they split apartments with strangers. Some even lived out of their cars.<p>Why, …

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Portraits of Athletes Before and After They Get Sweaty

For the last several years, photographer B.A. Van Sise has been working on a project titled <i>Sweat</i>. It’s a series of diptychs of athletes: one portrait …

He's saved 2.4 million babies - but he's not allowed to save any more

In 1951, a 14-year-old Australian boy named James Harrison awoke from a major chest operation. Doctors had removed one of his lungs in a procedure …

Treadmills were originally designed to punish prisoners

If you are one of the 51.8 million people in the US who use a treadmill for exercise, you know there’s much pain for your muscle-and-fitness gain. On your next 30-minute jog, as you count down the final seconds, ponder whether the hard work made you a better person. Consider whether the workout …

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Nearly Two Years Later, ‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ No Longer Sad?

Reunited with his mother, Pizza doesn’t appear as stressed at his new home.<p><i>As animal welfare increasingly becomes a part of the public conversation, it’s becoming more common to see stories about animals living in situations that are harmful to their mental and physical health. Take dolphins in</i> …

The 5 most expensive drugs in the United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> In January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the pharmaceutical industry of "getting away with murder" with high price increases, and promised to do something about it. He's set to share his plan to do so Friday.<p>The amount Americans spend on prescription drugs has nearly doubled since …

Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World's Deepest Ocean Trench

Planet or Plastic?<p>Even one of the most remote places on Earth couldn't hide from the scourge of plastic trash.<p>The Mariana Trench—the deepest point in the ocean—extends nearly 36,000 feet down in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. But if you thought the trench could escape the global onslaught of …

Jessica Biel shares how 20 minutes of daily yoga helps her manage stress

These days, Jessica Biel is really living her best life. But sometimes that life gets crazy busy—between running her own production company, …

This Museum Celebrates Failure

Travel<p>Success stories are everywhere, but we rarely see the hardships along the way.<p>In 1994, American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson tried to capitalize on its cult status by launching a new product: “Legendary” cologne. Who wouldn’t want the bottled scent of sweat, leather, and exhaust on …

'Freeing the elderly to choose their own death': David Goodall, 104, has no doubts day before assisted suicide

BASEL, Switzerland — A 104-year-old Australian scientist who flew to Switzerland this week to die in an assisted-suicide facility says he has no doubts about going through with his plan on Thursday and hopes his case will draw attention to the issue of aging and dying.<p>"My abilities and eyesight are …

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5 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric benefits abound: This anti-inflammatory spice can boost your memory, ease joint pain, and more.<p>Turmeric's benefits have been known for thousands of years, but thanks to Instagram and Pinterest (we see you, golden milk), the spice is enjoying a massive surge in popularity.<p>Grown throughout …

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

Unlocking the secrets of a cancer-fighting flower

A chemical extracted from a small flowering plant has helped in the fight against cancer for decades. Now, after a 60-year hunt, scientists have …

Seven simple ways to cope with loneliness

We live in lonely times. The elderly are lonely. The teens are lonely. People are lonely in cities and in rural areas, so much so that it's now considered a public-health issue (one with real, physical health effects). In a cover story for the Harvard Business Review last year, former Surgeon …

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Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

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This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

4 Exercises Tracy Anderson Loves To Do First Thing in the Morning

Give yourself an early-morning boost with this Tracy Anderson routine.<p>If anyone knows how to start the day right, it’s Tracy Anderson. The celebrity …

Facebook Used 3.5 Billion Public Instagram Photos To Train AI

Facebook used billions of public Instagram photos to train artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to categorise images for itself. The photos contained 17,000 hashtags that were given by Instagram users.<p>Training computers to do things that humans normally do — such as identifying what is in a photo …

Artificial Intelligence

Does alkaline water *really* hydrate you better?

Drinking water used to be simple: You grabbed a glass and filled it up, right? Now, staying hydrated can feel like an entire shopping experience. …

L.A. sues 9 drug companies, alleging unethical practices that worsened the opioid crisis

The city of Los Angeles accused top drugmakers and distributors Thursday of fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by engaging in deceptive marketing aimed at boosting sales of powerful, addictive painkillers such as OxyContin, methadone and fentanyl.<p>In a 165-page lawsuit filed in federal court, the …

Lindsey Vonn Literally Defies Gravity With This Insanely Effective Hanging Core Exercise

See that guy in the middle, casually checking out Lindsey Vonn as she CRUSHES this insanely challenging ab exercise? If it were me, I'd be staring wide-eyed with my mouth open, chin on the floor. I'd be like, "Hey Lindsey. Holy sh*t! Can you show me how I can be as incredibly badass as you? Thanks."<p>…

Jeff Bezos Is So Rich, an Etihad Residence Ticket Costs Him the Equivalent of 36 Cents

Business Insider recently published an intriguing story about the wealth of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, breaking down the fortune of the …

Jeff Bezos

You'll Freak Out When You See These 39 Cute Tops . . . All on Amazon and Less Than $17

With a new season on the horizon, it's time to do a wardrobe refresh. An easy way to start is by treating yourself to some new tops. There are so many cute options on Amazon — seriously! Not only are they insanely stylish, but they're also quite affordable. Whether you want something flowy and boho …

The Most Amazing Waterfalls You’ve Never Heard Of

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