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Poll: Congress approval at 10 percent

Congress’ approval rating is at an all-time low, according to a new poll released just hours before a likely government shutdown.<p>The CNN/ORC poll shows that only 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while 87 percent disapprove. The approval rating is the all-time lowest …

High stress in middle age may increase women's risk of dementia

Women who get divorced, lose a child or suffer serious ill-health in their late 30s, 40s or 50s are much more likely to develop dementia in later life, research suggests.<p>Experiencing high levels of stress in middle age, which can also include widowhood or seeing a close relative battle mental …

UK building cyber army reserve to sharpen online strikes and defense

The United Kingdom wants to build up its cyber army, and it's spending and hiring more than ever to do so, according to a Reuters report. On Monday, Britain's Defense Secretary, Philip Hammond, said at a conference held by the country's Conservative party that the government is looking to recruit …

Stigma impedes HIV treatment in Somalia | Kenya

<b>Mogadishu, Somalia</b> - In a small dark room in Mogadishu's Banaadir Hospital, a group of patients sits quietly on wooden chairs waiting to collect their monthly medication ration.<p>They're all HIV positive. The medicine they are given is anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs.<p>The female patients wear a face veil …

Here's Something Congress Can Agree On: Helium

With the government on the brink of a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together to compromise on helium. Legislation passed late last week will keep the gas used in party balloons flowing from a national reserve.<p>The helium bill's passage shows that compromise is still …

Aaron Hernandez’s Terrifying Past Revealed

The ex-Patriot, now convicted of murder, had just gotten over his father’s untimely death and signed an NFL contract when his mother was</i> …

Parasite sickens 250 in Midwest; fresh produce suspected

More than 250 people have been sickened, mostly in the Midwest, by a rare parasite that may have contaminated fresh produce shipped across state lines, said federal health officials, who’ve stepped in to help coordinate the growing outbreak.<p>At least 118 cases of cyclospora infection have been …

Joseph Kony child soldier returns to terrorised boyhood village

When he was 13 Edward was kidnapped by Ugandan rebels and forced to become a soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army. He survived the longest–running …

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Man Certified as Dead Elected Mayor of Mexican Town

A man who has been legally dead since 2010 was elected mayor of a small Mexican town on Sunday.<p>According to the death certificate his relatives …

How To Start Your Day Like A Boss

<i>In the age of constant communication, 24/7 jobs, and mandatory multitasking, finding a moment for reflection is almost impossible — almost. Courtney</i> …

The Best (And Worst) Products For Women

<i>Introducing: LadyBits, an ultra-cool collective of tech journalists who look at the world with smart, lady lenses. And since we're always in the</i> …

Amanda Seyfried Shines on Elle US August 2013 Cover in Dolce & Gabbana

<b>Lovely Amanda</b> – Star of the upcoming “Lovelace” film Amanda Seyfried graces the August cover of <i>Elle US</i>, wearing a red look from Dolce & Gabbana’s …