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Slavery Is Still Thriving And Is More Profitable Than Big Oil

It's hard to believe, but even today, people are forced into slavery, girls are sexually exploited and children are forced to do hard labor -- all for the sake of profits.<p>To find out just how widespread this "forced labor" is, the International Labor Organization (ILO), a United Nation's agency …

The Built-From-Scratch Heart

Medical researchers are getting closer to creating whole, working human hearts.<p>Organ transplantation—removing a piece of one person and sewing it into another—is one of the weirder things that humans have figured out how to do. And our bodies don't necessarily like it. Immunosuppressive drugs can …

Women can improve their odds against heart disease

Worried about cancer? Many women are. It's true that cancer kills a lot of women — four out of every 10 women who die between ages 45 and 64 die of cancer — but there's a bigger threat.<p>"Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined," says Dr. …

Heart disease warning factors 'missed by many adults'

<b>Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.</b><p>While a third of people are worried about getting dementia or cancer, only 2% are afraid of coronary heart disease, a survey by the British Heart Foundation has found.<p>And one in ten adults confessed to …

Blood test provides first objective diagnosis of depression in adults

Diagnosing depression can be a difficult task, currently relying on patients reporting symptoms – something those suffering depression don't always …

8 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life

<i>By Kristine Crane for US News</i><p>Shrimati Bhanu Narasimhan, a petite Indian woman wrapped in a bright fuchsia sari, has a soft voice but a big presence. She holds the rapt attention of some 100 people who have come to learn how to meditate at the Art of Living Center in the District of Columbia. The …

6 Reasons To Start Working Out Outside

Autumn is the best season for exploring the outdoors -- hands down. With oppressive summer heat and humidity behind us, we're delighting in only semi-drenching our workout gear on these cooler mornings and crisp evenings.<p>But apparently some people remain unconvinced. Whether you're devoted to your …

This Kid Designed A Wearable Health Device For His Grandfather With Alzheimer’s

Kenneth Shinozuka saw how his grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s, would wander and how his aunt would struggle to cope. “About two years ago, my …

Walmart's Drive-Through Grocery Concept Is A Head Scratcher

Earlier this week, Walmart debuted its Walmart Pickup – Grocery service to registered customers in its hometown of Bentonville, AR. Plans to build and test the concept were announced earlier this year by former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon.<p>The test concept, which is a free service, allows customers …

Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores

Ecommerce, with all its convenience, was supposed to be the death of traditional retail. That’s why hearing ecommerce leaders get excited over opening brick and mortar storefronts feels a bit like having your tech-obsessed friend talk up VHS.<p>Designer-gown rental service Rent the Runway, clothing …

How Trader Joe's Sells Twice As Much As Whole Foods

Trader Joe's sells a whopping $1,734 per square foot, according to a recent report by the real estate investment firm JLL. In comparison, Whole Foods sells $930 per square foot. Trader Joe's also has an aggressive expansion plan and will open 38 stores in the next year, according to the report.<p>For …

Is grocery shopping becoming more enjoyable?

Oct 07, 2014<p>According to research from Acosta Sales & Marketing, 54 percent of total U.S. shoppers say they enjoy grocery shopping, up from 41 …

Whole Foods Is Slowly Killing Traditional Supermarkets

Customers today are seeking either specialty assortments or great value, according to a recent report by the real estate investment firm JLL.<p>While high-end grocers like Whole Foods and cheap retailers like Family Dollar will expand in the coming years, traditional grocery stores like Kroger, Giant …

Colouring by letters: the life of Dorothy Hodgkin

The kindly face of one of Britain’s most accomplished scientists gazes out from the photograph. But the hairstyle and the fact that the picture is black and white distances her from us – this is clearly a figure from history. Photography is all very well for recording details precisely but when …

New Accuracy Leap Could Speed Arrival of Superfast Quantum Computers

Quantum qubits, now with fewer errors!<p>Research teams at the University of New South Wales claim to have developed two new types of “quantum bits” that process data with nearly 100 percent accuracy, addressing one of the key stumbling blocks in the promising realm of quantum computers.<p>These machines …

8 Of The Dirtiest Places In Your Bathroom

Spend extra time cleaning these germy spots.<p><b>1. Toothbrush holder.</b> Deemed the third dirtiest place in your entire home in a study by NSF, your toothbrush holder is filled with germs. Not only do germs from your toothbrush cling to the holder, but also, because it's usually left out on the counter, …

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How Flipboard Does Money

The rising costs of pharmaceutical drugs, equal pay for women and the perils of processed food—these are just some of the topics covered in the …