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HPV vaccine: Why aren't children getting it?

<i>Cancer is a subject of enormous complexity. And imagine this: a vaccine that can actually prevent cancer … if only people would take it. Here's Dr.</i> …

Public Health

How to Be Miserable by Always Wanting What I Can’t Have

First, you start by paying attention to everyone else. What they’re doing, what they’re saying, what they’re wearing. Who they are, who their friends …

The Glossary of Happiness

Last summer, Tim Lomas flew from London to Orlando to attend the fourth annual congress of the International Positive Psychology Association—held, naturally, at Walt Disney World. As Lomas wandered around the event, popping in and out of various sessions, he stumbled upon a presentation by Emilia …

The Skill Men Need Most to Make Marriage Awesome

(Image/theamericangenius.com)<p>I think I know why our relationships fail more than half the time, and how most men -- even good-character guys who are easy to get along with -- can be colossally shitty husbands and boyfriends.<p>Every day, millions of wives and girlfriends turn to the internet desperate …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

There's one major problem with how most people think about drug addiction

In other words, you have to both crave the drug in your mind and feel physically sick — for example, shaky or nauseated — when you can't get it.<p>But this isn't necessarily true, at least according to neuroscience writer Maia Szalavitz and the author of the new book, "Unbroken Brain."<p><b>The real</b> …

Drug Addiction

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

4 Ways That Climate Change Will Impact Your Health—And What You Can Do About It

Earlier this week, the Obama administration released a new report on climate change that focused on how environmental changes will impact our health. The three-year scientific assessment called upon some 100 experts, and is one of the most comprehensive looks to date at forthcoming public health …

Health

An African scientist solved a 70-year old problem of how to stop recurring infectious diseases

<i>Cameroonian scientist Dr Wilfred Ndifon has proposed a solution to a 70-year old immunological mystery relating to the original antigenic sin. This complex problem has played havoc with efforts to fight infectious diseases, particularly in places such as Africa where people can suffer successive</i> …

Microbiology

How Money Does, Indeed, Buy Happiness

It turns out that when we spend money on other people, our level of happiness goes up measurably more than when we spend the same money on ourselves. And Tony Robbins advocates that no matter how busy or broke you may be, you have something to offer others.<p>At the beginning of the year, a friend and …

Russia

'Last resort' antibiotics pose growing threat to healthcare, report warns

Public Health England finds use of such drugs has risen since 2010 while antibiotic-resistant infections continue to increase<p>The use of antibiotics of last resort has risen significantly in England during the last five years as antibiotic-resistant infections continue to grow, posing a threat to …

Three Simple Truths About Terror, Religion, and Islam

<b>One:</b> Terrorism is the illusion of power. It only becomes powerful when people fall for it. Picture a magician who performs a variation on the trick of sawing a person in half. The "victim" screams in agony as the saw appears to slice her in half. The magician then turns to the audience, raises his …

Did The FBI Transform This Teenager Into A Terrorist After Reading His Emails?

How the case of conflicted teenager Mohamed Mohamud — convinced by the FBI he was bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon — could determine whether the American government is allowed to spy wholesale on its citizens.<p><b>On Nov. 4, 2010,</b> a small cell of al-Qaeda operatives …

Bill Maher’s moral superiority: Grandstanding on Islam and political correctness while tragedy in Paris unfolds

The “Real Time” host wasted no time lighting into Muslims as news of the Paris attacks was still developing<p>“I’m not demonizing, I’m <i>characterizing,</i>” Bill Maher said of the entire religion of Islam on Friday evening, in what appeared to be complete sincerity. Maher is a professed liberal comedian …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History