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High anxiety? It could give you a stroke, study finds

It may not be the best time to point this out, what with the looming stress of the holidays, but new research finds that all that anxiety you feel now and the rest of the year — well, it just might give you a stroke.<p>Sorry, but it’s true, at least according to the first-ever study that looks at how …

Mental Health

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts<p>A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, …

Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

5 Impossible People To Shop For — And The Perfect Gifts They'll Love

We’re on board with Andy Williams, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Parties, family time, food galore: We love it all. While gift …

Fitness Tips From Inspiring NYC Athletes

On Sundays, you can nearly always find us sitting on our sofa (or, okay, in our favorite gastropub) wearing our hometown team's football colors. But, …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

China

Mormon church addresses past racism

Statement rejects previous teachings which banned black people from the lay clergy until 1978<p>The Mormon church has issued its most comprehensive explanation yet about its past exclusion of black people from the priesthood.<p>The statement disavowing previous teachings was posted on the Church of Jesus …

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