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Mindfulness Lowers Stress Levels, and Blood Sugar Too

Being overweight is stressful on the body, and stress can worsen obesity-related health issues and make it harder to shed pounds—throwing people into …

Diabetes

A thermonuclear bomb slammed into a North Carolina farm in 1961 — and part of it is still missing

• <b>In 1961, a US nuclear bomber broke up over North Carolina farmland, killing three of eight crew members.</b>• <b><br>The accident dropped two powerful hydrogen bombs over the area, but they did not detonate.</b>• <b><br>The military fully recovered one of the bombs.</b>• <b><br>While the second bomb was mostly recovered, one of its</b> …

Cubs pick 'That's Cub' as 2017 slogan

The Cubs started a new marketing slogan, "That's Cub," this month, but the phrase's origin goes back to 2013.<p>Minor-league players came up with the term to define team expectations. "They meant it in a very positive way," said <b>Alison Miller</b>, Cubs marketing vice president. "So a guy hits a ground ball …

North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

In 2010, Lester Packingham was convicted of having a Facebook account. That's a crime in North Carolina, which bars registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.<p>On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether that law …

Law

Women with diabetes are especially prone to developing heart disease

Women typically don’t develop heart disease — or high blood pressure, one of its major risk factors — until after menopause. But “if you have diabetes, that rule no longer applies,” says Christine Maric-Bilkan, a program officer in the vascular biology and hypertension branch of the National Heart, …

Diabetes

Northern California braces for more rain and possible flooding

SAN FRANCISCO — The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already soggy region.<p>The San Joaquin River at a measuring station near Vernalis remained at “danger stage,” …

Weather

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

Sit-in movement sparks social change

Four African-American college students made history when they sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, in February 1960. Service never came for the "Greensboro Four," as they came to be known, and their peaceful demonstration drew national attention and sparked more …

Social Change

What if the internet stopped working for a day?

For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you'd expect.<p>Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. …

Australian man trapped in pond with nose just above water

<b>An Australian man has survived spending hours struggling to keep his nose above water after his excavator rolled into a waterhole.</b><p>Daniel Miller, 45, had been riding the machine at his remote property 300km (180 miles) north of Sydney.<p>When the edge of the dam gave way, the farmer was pinned down by …

N.C. Court Blocks Attempt By State Lawmakers To Limit Incoming Governor's Power

A three-judge panel in North Carolina has issued a temporary restraining order blocking a law that strips the state's new governor of some powers.<p>The law was signed by outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and requires state Senate approval for Cabinet nominees of the new Democratic administration, …

Government

'Runner on 2nd' rule considered for extras

Rookie-level leagues may try tweak in effort to quicken pace, keep players fresh<p>As Major League Baseball continues to contemplate ways to improve …

Elections

Partisan power struggle overshadows North Carolina governor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six weeks into North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's term, the Democrat and Republican-controlled legislature are locked in a partisan power struggle, leaving a cloud of uncertainty over state government.<p>Cooper won the latest battle Wednesday as a three-judge panel temporarily …

Government

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Yardbarker

DeCock goes on to explain what the NCAA’s process will be in “banning” North Carolina from hosting events, mainly just by ignoring their bids.<p><i>The</i> …

White House says it will keep Obama-era LGBTQ worker protections

The White House sought Tuesday morning to calm fears that President Donald Trump will roll back protections for the LGBTQ community, issuing a statement saying he will keep in place a 2014 executive order that bans anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination.<p>“President Trump continues to be respectful and …

The White House

Olympian Ron Hill ends 52-year running streak

<b>A former Olympian has taken a day of rest to end a 52-year running streak of at least one mile every single day.</b><p>Ron Hill, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and Munich in 1972, has put on his running shoes every day since 20 December 1964 - a total of 52 years and 39 days.<p>The 78-year-old …

Why Democrats need to pick unwinnable fights against Trump

Democrats are famously squishy consensus-seekers. That must change. In the age of Trump, it's high time for them to show some backbone and pick big, …

Home of LGBTQ activist becomes historic landmark in North Carolina

In a time when the LGBTQ community is worried about a collective step backward in terms of rights and legal protections, it can feel particularly …

At Repair Cafes, ‘Beloved but Broken’ Possessions Find New Life

If you’ve ever despaired of getting your vacuum cleaner fixed or thought that your broken lamp was a lost cause, there’s hope. A worldwide movement is trying to reform our throwaway approach to possessions.<p>The movement’s foundation is the Repair Cafe, a local meeting place that brings together …

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Marking another milestone for a changing planet, scientists reported on Wednesday that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016, trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures …

This honeycomb ice cream doesn't need an ice cream maker

With a subtle crunch from homemade honeycomb, just enough sweetness and wonderfully creamy texture, this dessert is deceptively simple to make. The honeycomb and ice cream base don't take long to make, and best of all — you don't need an ice cream maker to finish the dish. Instead, you just stick …

Dessert

On Rosh Hashanah, Meet the Woman Who Made History as a Female Cantor

Rosh Hashanah marks a new year in the Jewish calendar. Just over 60 years ago, a New York congregation marked the new year with what was widely …

Religion

The One Change You Should Make to Vastly Improve Your Morning Coffee

Some home baristas go all out. They have coffee makers and grinders that cost hundreds of dollars, buy only the finest specialty beans, and labor …

How being alone may be the key to rest

BBC Radio 4<p><b>How much rest do we think we need, who is getting the most, and what are the most restful activities? The results of the world's largest survey on rest indicate that to feel truly rested, a lot of us want to be alone.</b><p>Last November an online survey called The Rest Test was launched to …

Found: the Oldest Version Ever of Leviticus

From the time of Jesus.<p>(Photo: Science Advances)<p>The earliest version we have of the Bible, as we read it today, is called the Codex Amiatinus, which …

‘He hurt the heroes’: The Iraq War veteran who lied his way to a Purple Heart and $750,000

The rocket exploded under the Army Humvee and launched the vehicle into the air.<p>It was August 2005, two years into Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Darryl Lee Wright was on patrol with the Idaho National Guard in Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq.<p>Wright recalled later that he was “violently thrown and …

Corruption

The people getting rich off the discards of our addiction

It's not the cuppa itself, but the grounds we toss away as rubbish. Coffee socks, anyone?<p>Desperate for our morning coffee fix, most of us are blind to the mammoth mounds of messy wet grounds left behind. But some people — from engineers to designers — have found novel ways to reap financial rewards …