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Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodies<p>Boko Haram escapee: ‘I kept stepping on dead bodies’ Latest: Two suspected child suicide bombers attack Nigerian market<p>Hundreds of bodies …

Africa

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

A New Drug in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance

Authorities warn that overuse of such medications has created a public-health disaster. Now, researchers say they've discovered a compound that could slow the clock on the crisis.<p>Two alarming figures from a report released last month by the U.K. government: By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cost …

Public Health

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.<p>The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live. I always liked Walker's description …

Parenting

Now's Your Chance To Tour The Chicago Home Of Beloved Director John Hughes

John Hughes is best known for his hit movies, but the late director's Chicago estate isn't too shabby either.<p>John Hughes directed some of the biggest hit movies of the '80s and '90s — The Breakfast Club, Ferris Beuller's Day Off and Home Alone just to name a few — many of which took place in his …

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

Universe

7 Weight Loss Shortcuts That ACTUALLY Work

Cutting corners meets cutting pounds<p>We would never tell you to take weight-loss supplements or to try something super sketch like the corset diet. In general, making small, sustainable lifestyle changes is the best route to weight loss. But we get that doing something quick-and-easy is more …