Brandon A Shand

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32 Long-Forgotten Medicinal Cures That Your Ancestors Used To Heal Any Ailment

When it comes to herbal remedies, we can only speculate about our ancestors’ behaviour, but clues and common sense tell us that they did, in fact, …

Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who die from influenza. But every year, flu carries away perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of …

Public Health

Tesla Model S plows into a fire truck while using Autopilot

Federal traffic safety officials are ‘gathering information,’ but not formally investigating yet<p>The driver of a Tesla Model S who crashed into a fire truck on a California freeway says he was using Autopilot at the time of the accident, and so far, Tesla isn’t refuting this claim.<p>“Autopilot is …

Tesla

Trump Played A Low-Key Role In Weekend Shutdown Negotiations

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill worked through the weekend on a deal that would reopen the government. President Trump canceled plans to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort, and stayed at the White House.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>It is the first weekday of the partial government shutdown. Lawmakers on …

Everything you need to know about the federal government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning! Your federal government is officially shut down. Wonder how it all affects you? We've got <b>everything you need to know</b> about it in this special Saturday edition of CNN's 5 Things newsletter. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox every …

Health Care

Babies are born 'in the 9th month. It is wrong. It has to change,' says Donald Trump

Donald Trump, President of the United States, is apparently rewriting the laws of human biology and procreation now. Yep, he really said this.<p>“Right …

Stormy Daniels Reveals Donald Trump Is a Lot Like Harvey Weinstein

The president’s M.O. with his alleged mistress was the same as it was with some of his accusers: Sleep with me if you want a job.<p><i>InTouch Weekly</i> …

Trump administration appeals against 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.<p>Solicitor …

Burma and Bangladesh agree to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya within two years, despite warnings over camps

Burma and Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday to complete the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees within two years, despite international fears that they will be held in grim internment camps that may result in long term ghettos and a “powder keg” of radicalisation.<p>More than 650,000 …

James Cameron Speaks Out About Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Molestation: “Had I Known About It, There Would Have Been No Mercy”

James Cameron addressed the news that actress Eliza Dushku was “sexually molested” by Hollywood stunt coordinator Joel Kramer on the set of his film</i> …

James Cameron

Trump Accuser Jessica Drake Silenced

The porn star came forward to accuse then-candidate Trump of sexual misconduct in October 2016.<p>The Daily Beast was informed late Friday that porn …

Trump Thought All Welfare Recipients Are Black & Was Surprised To Hear They're Not — REPORT

Reports President Donald Trump had reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "sh*thole countries" earlier this week have renewed arguments …

Trump administration opens door to states imposing Medicaid work requirements

The Trump administration issued guidance to states on Thursday that will allow them to compel people to work or prepare for jobs in order to receive Medicaid for the first time in the half-­century history of this fundamental piece of the nation's social safety net.<p>The letter to state Medicaid …

Health Care

A Former Facebook VP Says Social Media Is Destroying Society

He says he has "tremendous guilt".<p>Speaking at a recent event at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chamath Palihapitiya – a former vice …

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

Prince Harry Puts Obama on the Spot: ‘Suits’ or ‘The Good Wife’?

Former president proves to be quite the diplomat in choosing his favorite legal drama<p>Barack Obama has been out of office for nearly a year, but the …

Prince Harry

Thanos Creator Jim Starlin Is Leaving Marvel Comics After a Massive Creative Falling Out

Marvel’s entire cinematic universe has been building up to a massive battle between the galaxy’s heroes and Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet-wielding …

I Tried An Open Relationship & Learned That I'm Actually Monogamous

"What do you think about opening our relationship?" my girlfriend at the time, Grace, texted me. I stared at my phone until my eyes hurt. We'd been …

Relationships

Mark Hamill destroys the guy who killed Net Neutrality with an epic 'Star Wars' tweet

Net Neutrality is dead thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's idiot chairman Ajit Pai, and Mark Hamill is pissed.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i> star took …

Net Neutrality

Girl, 14, found hanged in wardrobe died after being ‘let down by authorities’

A troubled teenager deemed at high risk of self-harm was let down by authorities, an inquest has ruled.<p>Charlotte Baron, 14, was found hanged in her …

With a Drop of Saliva, Family Histories Are Rewritten

Bob Hutchinson’s mother told him and his siblings almost nothing about her family, no matter how often they asked. “She was good at brushing people off,” said Mr. Hutchinson, 60.<p>Growing up, there were no photos of his mother as a child in the home, or of her own parents and siblings. She said that …

Genealogy

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Scientists successfully infiltrate computer using malware coded into DNA

‘We wanted to understand what new computer security risks are possible’<p>In what reads like science fiction becoming reality, researchers at the University of Washington have been able to successfully infect a computer with malware coded into a strand of DNA. In order to see if a computer could be …

Mental health disorders disrupt children's transition to adulthood, study finds

Common childhood mental health disorders — such as anxiety, depression and behavioural problems like ADHD — are associated with a disrupted …

Mental Health

Crocked Federer hands Djokovic year-end title by default | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A mouth-watering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out through injury prior to his ATP World Tour Final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic.<p>Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning his semi-final tennis …

Vienna hosts Europe's biggest AIDS research charity event

VIENNA (AP) — Vienna's central City Hall Square was transformed Saturday into a mythical world of pagan rites and fantastic spectacle as the city …

Apps for your house enabled by new Linux OS

Ubuntu could soon been powering all manner of connected devices and autonomous machines with the newly unveiled Snappy Ubuntu Core, which has been …

Linux

Fat and sugar-heavy diet harms your brain – and makes you keep on eating

Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We …

Holistic Medicine