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The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Work from Home

4 children, suspect found dead after Orlando hostage situation, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> One man and four children are dead after a standoff of more than 20 hours, Orlando police Chief John Mina said.<p>Mina said officers were in contact with Gary Lindsey Jr., directly and indirectly, by phone throughout the day Monday after he shot an officer around 11:45 p.m. Sunday and …

Domestic Violence

4 easy summer cocktails (and kid-friendly mocktails)

How-To's

Robert De Niro's Trump comments at Tony Awards go viral

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tell us how you really feel Robert De Niro.<p>The venerable actor ended up getting bleeped Sunday night at the Tony Awards when he dropped some f-bombs about President Donald Trump while introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen.<p>"First, I wanna say, 'f**k Trump,'" De Niro said. "It's no …

Tony Awards

We Compared Life Expectancy in All 50 States to Countries Around the World. The Results Are Truly Stunning

If you live in Mississippi, you have the same life expectancy as someone in Bangladesh.<p>What's the difference between living in Minnesota and living in Mississippi? About seven years.<p>It sounds like some kind of weird joke, but according to a new study, it's no laughing matter. That's because there's …

World Health Organization

Trump is a bully who thought Canada was weak. He was wrong about us

Trump may be a polarizing figure in the US, but he is turning out to be a great unifier of Canadians<p>It was, by all accounts, a tense conversation over trade and the economy. The US president called the Canadian prime minister an “asshole”. When the prime minister learned of it, he responded: “I’ve …

Donald Trump

US Embassy warns of 'imminent attacks' in Mozambique

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Embassy in Mozambique has warned of "imminent attacks" against government and commercial centers in a northern province of the southeastern African nation and urged US citizens to leave the area.<p>The warning, issued Friday, applies to the Palma district of Cabo Delgado province, where …

Natural Gas

A Former Nanny Shares the One Quality That Makes Kids Happy, Successful Adults

Confidence: The "belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: <i>His lack of confidence defeated him</i>."<p>As I …

Parenting

Volcano creates new land after lava fills Hawaii ocean bay

HONOLULU (AP) — A neighborhood called Vacationland on Hawaii's Big Island had disappeared as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it into new land that now juts into the sea.<p>Molten rock entirely covered Vacationland and only a …

Natural Disasters

The Most Successful Ethnic Group in the U.S. May Surprise You

At an Onyejekwe family get-together, you can’t throw a stone without hitting someone with a master’s degree. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, professors …

Africa

The 6 most nutrient-dense foods that should rule your diet

Preventing common diseases (like cancer and heart disease) and promoting health and longevity is as simple as regular trips to the farmers’ market, …

Nutrition

120,000 People Agree: This Sephora Brightening Serum Is Worth Every Cent

A hint of highlighter and swipe of concealer can work wonders to brighten a dull, uneven complexion, but makeup only offers a temporary topical glow. …

Skin Care

How to make your carpets look new again (without steam cleaning)

If you don't own a steam cleaner, renting one and dragging it home to clean your carpets can be a pain. Plus, you have to do the deed, <i>then</i> wait for the carpet to dry. If you don't have time or funds for all that, you can freshen up your carpet in around an hour with a few low-cost items you …

Particles

If You're Missing This Nutrient, You're Aging Way Faster

This universal and all-important molecule is the mother of all antioxidants: glutathione. It is a ubiquitous molecule that is present in all human …

Wellness

A Woman Dedicated to Saving Lives Loses Hers in Gaza Violence

KHUZAA, Gaza Strip — She had become a fixture at the weekly protests along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip from Israel, a young woman in a white paramedic’s uniform rushing into harm’s way to help treat the wounded.<p>As a volunteer emergency medical worker, she said she wanted to prove that women …

Israel

The Best Body Lotions, According to Dermatologists

I can’t remember where I first heard the phrase “treat your body as you would your face,” when it comes to skin care, but it stuck with me. It seems …

Skin Care

How Intermittent Fasting Affects Your Metabolism

Can intermittent fasting really boost your metabolism to help you lose weight? Our nutritionist has the facts about this recent diet trend.<p>“Don’t eat …

Holistic Medicine

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

Fires lit as Serena Williams delivers cutting remarks about next opponent at French Open - Maria Sharapova

After beating Julia Goerges to set up the dream showdown, Serena Williams delivered some cutting remarks about her next opponent - Maria Sharapova - and especially Sharapova’s recent autobiography <i>Unstoppable</i>.<p>“I think the book was 100 per cent hearsay,” said Williams. “At least all the stuff I read …

Tennis

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: U.N. expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor people, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found.<p>Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on …

Donald Trump

Psychiatrist in JonBenét Ramsey case among 4 people killed in Arizona

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killings of three people this week in Arizona are thought to be related and authorities are investigating the death of a fourth person to see whether it is connected, Scottsdale Sgt. Ben Hoster said Saturday.<p>The victims include famed forensic psychiatrist Steven Pitt, who was involved …

Crime

A long disruption is ahead, with low-paying jobs

The last few months have seen a rash of studies on a coming automation apocalypse, and analysts are moving to a few targeted worries about the jobs …

The Future

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

Harvey Weinstein formally charged with rape and a criminal sex act; posts $1M bail

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been released on $1 million bail, following his arraignment Friday.<p>He was charged in Manhattan court with rape, criminal sex act and other sex charges stemming from encounters with two women.<p>Accused by more than 80 women, Weinstein surrendered to the New …

Film Festivals

White Student, Charged in Brutal Beating That Left Black Minneapolis Teaching Aide on Life Support, Released Without Bail 

Apparently, in Minneapolis, you can beat a person to within an inch of their life and still walk out of jail without posting bail.<p>At least that’s …

Crime

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Immune System

Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into a high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can comprehend."<p>Just two days after the deaths …

Santa Fe