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Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Public Health

This Black Hole's Belch Could Transform an Entire Galaxy

A ravenous, giant black hole has belched up a bubble of cosmic wind so powerful that it could change the fate of an entire galaxy, astronomers say.<p>Researchers using two X-ray telescopes have identified the cosmic wind blowing outward from the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy PDS 456, …

Universe

How the Nation's Nutrition Panel Thinks You Should Be Eating

New recommendations for U.S. dietary guidelines released on Thursday included the surprise suggestion that cholesterol should not be a nutrient of …

Nutrition

A day in the life of the president of the United States

He's the president of the United States, and he's got the world's toughest job.<p>Plans and schedules can change in a heartbeat when a crisis happens, so there is no "typical day" for the president. Every day yields new challenges.<p>But if all goes well for the president on a normal day in Washington, …

A balloon to the beyond: World View on savoring space tourism

Jane Poynter wants you to take a trip to space that's as comfortable as a luxury cruise. She's spent two years living in the sealed research lab Biosphere 2, and serves as president of Paragon Space Development Corporation, where she led development of the life-support systems for the 2018 …

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.<p>Europe’s population is shifting to the Northwest. The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to be booming, while the countryside and many smaller cities continue to empty at the expense of the …

Mitch McConnell's way

The leader of the new GOP Senate majority faces huge fights on immigration, national security, highway funding and taxes.<p>At a closed-door lunch late last month, one Republican senator after another questioned how their party will escape its political jam on immigration. But the most important man …

BMW's Self-Driving Car Parks Itself And Picks You Up When You're Ready To Go

While Audi may have won all the cool points for sending one of its self-driving cars on a 550 mile trip to Las Vegas for CES, BMW also has a few tricks up its sleeve.<p>On the top floor of a Las Vegas casino garage, the company demonstrated how a modified version of its BMW i3 electric car can …

Autonomous Cars

8 Inspiring Habits of Truly Remarkable Bosses

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Leadership

Slow Down and Mindfully Focus on Improving Life

My mornings used to be like a space shuttle launch: 3-2-1... woosh! I'd jump out of bed, check email before heading into the shower, respond to email while drying my hair and eat breakfast on the way to my first appointment. I had so much to do that I couldn't imagine wasting even one second. …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket - Bon Appétit

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, she knew that being 35 years old meant there was an increased chance of chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome. She wanted to be screened, and she knew just what kind of screening she wanted — a test that's so new, some women and …

Tips for Creating a Better Work Life Balance

As a technology professional by day and personal finance blogger by night, I have to be careful to make sure my work and life are in proper …

10 Tips for Leadership When You're Not the Boss

You don't have to wait until you're the boss to act like a leader.<p>When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck in individual contributor roles? No one reports to you, and you're not even a …

Leadership

6 Tips for Writing a Persuasive Speech (On Any Topic)

By far, the best way to learn how to write speeches is to read the great ones, from Pericles’ Funeral Oration, to Dr. King’s Mountaintop speech, to …

Public Speaking

5 Reasons to Spend More Time Outside—Even When It’s Cold

<i>Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. — Albert Einstein</i><p>Mother Nature provides serious benefits to our bodies and …

Wellness

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Health Tips For 2015

In fitness and health circles, the words “simple” and “easy” are often used interchangeably. But don’t mistake any of these five simple tips as easy. Successful long-term health improvements — whether fitness, diet, or lifestyle related — are born out of a few simple habit changes that are repeated …

How to detox your life: expert tips for a healthier, happier you

Expert tips on everything from how to declutter your wardrobe to how to meditate<p>Ever wanted a feeling of lightness in your life? Our experts give their tips on how to achieve a sense of balance from how to improve your diet to how to organise your wardrobe.<p>The celebrity personal trainer <b>James Duigan</b> …

Detox

Science Says Doing These Things Will Make You Seem Smarter

Finding yourself caught in the middle of a conversation about a book you haven't read, do you: (A) listen quietly, (B) leave the area, or (C) say something about the book anyway, in an effort to seem smart?<p>When 2,000 Britons were polled last year about tactics they'd used to try to appear more …

On '60 Minutes', Republicans Admit Obama Has One Good Idea: Child Care

“60 Minutes” on Sunday night pulled off a minor coup: The newsmagazine hosted House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in their first joint interview since Republicans won the Senate in November.<p>And “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley wasted no time in quizzing the …

No. 1: Family Medicine

Family doctors and family physicians who deliver babies were the most requested search of hospitals, clinics, health centers and others engaged Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's other physician staffing companies to conduct during the 12-month period from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.

New Technologies, Contracts Bolster Growing Energy Storage Business

Promising technological advances and a host of lucrative new contracts and incentives are encouraging signs to alternative energy watchers who say that the market for storing wind and solar-generated electricity could become a multibillion-dollar industry in the next decade.<p>Electric engineers have …

Small business agenda: Target taxes, regulations

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United States

Analyzing Makeovers of Top Photography Blogs for Your Web Design Inspiration

Web design has come a long way since the days of plain white pages with lists of blue links. Just think of the first website on the internet launched …

APOD: A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence (2015 Jan 25) Video Credit: SOHO Consortium, EIT, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150125.html http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1501/proanim3_soho_640.mp4 Explanation: Ten Earths could easily fit in the "claw" of this seemingly solar monster. The monster, actually a huge eruptive prominence, is seen moving out from our Sun in this condensed half-hour time-lapse sequence. This large prominence, though, is significant not only for its size, but its shape. The twisted figure eight shape indicates that a complex magnetic field threads through the emerging solar particles. Differential rotation of gas just inside the surface of the Sun might help account for the surface explosion. The five frame sequence was taken in early 2000 by the Sun-orbiting SOHO satellite. Although large prominences and energetic Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are relatively rare, they are again occurring more frequently now that we are near the Solar Maximum, a time of peak sunspot and solar activity in the eleven-year solar cycle. http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/ http://www.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150125 #APOD

Here Are Some Of The Many Chinese Elites Who Use Offshore Tax Havens

While Chinese officials aren't required to disclose their assets publicly, citizens have remained largely in the dark about the parallel economy that can allow the powerful and well-connected to avoid taxes and keep their dealings secret. By some estimates, between $1 trillion and $4 trillion in …

The Immigration Debate

When it comes to popular politics, the immigration issue is fast replacing social conservative hot buttons like abortion and gay marriage. Immigration is more than migrant workers and undocumented individuals "living off the dole". It's about major companies like Goldman Sachs hiring outsourcing …

Stephen Hawking is working on a new theory of everything

Stephen Hawking is at it again: In a Facebook posting, the wheelchair-riding British physicist says he’s working on a theory of cosmic origins that …