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'There Isn't A Just Housing Choice': How We've Enabled The Pains Of Gentrification

Gentrification is no longer something that just happens in low-income neighborhoods. As the phenomenon displaces communities of color, from Inglewood to Washington, D.C., "gentrification" has been co-opted to include food and culture as well. So, what does the loaded term really mean?<p>According to …

Housing

North Korean 'ghost ships' full of dead people are still washing ashore in Japan — and it's a sign of Kim Jong Un losing his grip

The seemingly endless appearances of "ghost ships" full of dead North Koreans on the shores of Japan is indicative of Kim Jong Un's weakening grip over his citizens, experts say.<p>The latest took place last week, when a capsized boat containing the decayed remains of seven bodies washed ashore in …

North Korea

7 Myths About Getting Rid of Mosquitoes You Need to Stop Using

Scratch them off your list.<p>There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to controlling mosquitoes.<p>Despite what you may have heard, the food you …

Insects

14 money lessons rich parents teach their kids

Author and self-made millionaire Steve Siebold has spent a lot of time studying the ultra wealthy. He's interviewed more than 1,200 millionaires and …

Self-improvement

How shutdown affects key parts of federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown.<p>Many government operations …

Government

29 Strange Products People Are Buying On Amazon That Are Pure Genius

People are always telling me I have an affinity for the bizarre, and I like to think that translates over to the kinds of things I love to buy …

Skin Care

She wanted to go slow; he wanted to go fast. She told the world. Is Aziz Ansari a victim or a perpetrator?

The<p>Aziz Ansaricultural moment was inevitable.<p>Ansari, the immensely talented actor who just won a Golden Globe for his work on "Master of None," has been very publicly accused of unwanted sexual aggression during a first date by an anonymous 23-year-old woman who met him at an Emmy after-party last …

Aziz Ansari

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

A psychological ailment called 'hikikomori' is imprisoning 500,000 Japanese people in their homes — and it's more of a threat than ever

Hayashi Kyoko started becoming a social recluse when her high school principal started talking about university entrance exams on the first day of school.<p>"The fun high-school life I was looking forward to transformed into nothing more than a period of test preparation," the Japanese native told the …

Japan

Careful out there! That flu bug is getting busy

Michelle Antonellis, manager of Infection Prevention and Control at Lowell General, shows how to cough or sneeze into your elbow to help avoid …

Why it's still worth getting a flu shot

This year’s flu season is shaping up to be a bad one. Much of the country endured a bitterly cold stretch, causing more people to be crowded together …

Five things you should know about this year’s very bad flu

The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season.<p>Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had died of the infectious disease.<p>In addition, states across the …

Public Health

Loneliness Can Be Toxic

Carrie Aulenbacher grew up painfully lonely in rural Pennsylvania. Despite having a loving husband and friends, the 39-year-old administrative …

A look at the life of Steve Jobs' youngest daughter Eve, an accomplished equestrian and Stanford student who trains on a $15 million ranch

<b>• Eve Jobs is the youngest child of late Apple founder Steve Jobs.</b><p><b>• She is currently attending Stanford University.</b><p><b>• Jobs is an accomplished equestrian with years of national and international competition under her belt.</b><p>Eve Jobs, the youngest child of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, has accomplished …

Silicon Valley

Fast food stimulates inflammation and triggers long-term changes to immune system

A disturbing new study led by scientists at the University of Bonn suggests that the immune system responds to a fast food-style Western diet in much …

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube -- and 12 other facts to put the universe into perspective

If you unravelled all of the DNA in your body, it would span 34 billion miles, reaching to Pluto (2.66 billion miles away) and back ... 13 …

Cauldryn has made the swiss army knife of heated travel mugs

If you thought that the cutting edge of vacuum-insulated coffee mugs was to buy one in a color other than black, then boy have we got news for you. Cauldryn Coffee is showing off its modular coffee cup that promises to revolutionize the way we carry around beverages. At its heart, is the coffee mug …

So THAT'S Why You Feel Sick After Taking Vitamins

Nothing like a side of nausea with your nutrients.<p>A daily multivitamin or supplement may give your well-being an extra boost, but if you’ve ever swallowed one and felt sick right after, you know it’s hardly a pleasant experience. It can even make you want to ditch the regimen altogether.<p>Taking …

This Investment Turned $1 Into $1.17 Million in 1 Year... Legally

If you chose this cryptocurrency in 2017, a $1 bet would have made you a millionaire.<p>Though we'd all love the opportunity to get rich quick, the odds …

This Doctor Has Studied Gut Health for 40 Years—Here's Exactly What He Eats

Mahmoud Ghannoum, Ph.D., MBA, FIDSA, could be considered the godfather of microbiome research. Not only has he pioneered breakthrough research in the …

Microbiome

Photographer Smuggles Illegal Photos Out Of North Korea, And Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Want You To See Them

Photographer and Sony Ambassador Eric Lafforgue is one of the very lucky few that have had a chance to see what North Korea is really like. "Since …

Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees — and it shows the danger Seattle and HQ2 face by hitching their prosperity to the tech giant

Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees, primarily at the company's Seattle headquarters, according to the Seattle Times.<p>The cuts will primarily affect the company's retail division. Amazon is America's second-largest employer with around 566,000 employees as of December. More than 40,000 of …

Urban Design

Buy Ripple, Tron, NEO or XLM and you could get as rich as the early Bitcoin traders

If you were lucky enough to Bitcoin a few years ago, you’re probably feeling pretty smug about yourself.<p>But what if you’re skint and hoping to copy …

SpaceX in 2017: Here's how Elon Musk's space company made the year awesome

As 2017 comes to a close, it is time to look back and see the top five moments that marked SpaceX's domination in the spacefaring arena.<p>2017 has been …

Just 10 Minutes of Exercise Can Help Your Brain

Just 10 minutes of physical activity can increase brainpower for a short time afterward, according to a new study published in <i>Neuropsychologia</i>. The …

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements are available a month early

Apple was only poised to offer discounted iPhone battery replacements to Americans in late January, but they're already here. The company has issued a statement announcing that the $29 replacements are available today (December 30th) in the US for affected users with an iPhone 6 or later, whether …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

British Philosophy

The Oldest 23 Words in the English Langu, According to Science

They've lasted over 15,000 years.<p>Not a lot of things last over a thousand years; even fewer last over 10,000.<p>Yet a British research team has put together a list of what they called "ultraconserved words," or words that have remained basically unchanged for a stunning 15,000 years.<p>The researchers …

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Understanding the Mole Unit of Measurement

A mole is simply a unit of measurement. Units are invented when existing units are inadequate. Chemical reactions often take place at levels where …