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Can you retire worry-free on $1 million?

A $1 million retirement kitty may work for some, but it depends on how much you take out, and what you earn on your savings.<p><b>Q: Is it true that you need $1 million saved to live through your 80s? If you withdraw 5% a year, that's just $50,000 a year.</b><p>A: A $1 million retirement kitty may work for …

Swallowed by coal: UK profits from Indonesia's destructive mining industry

Just 30 years ago, Samarinda was a sleepy village surrounded by deep equatorial forest and known mostly for its traditionally woven sarongs. Today it is the largest city in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province, with nearly 1 million inhabitants. It is also the centre of the burgeoning coal …

Barclays assisting with investigation into currency market manipulation

Regulators request foreign exchange activity information from Barclays in investigation that could match scale of Libor scandal<p>Barclays is involved in the new investigation by global regulators into the potential manipulation of the £3tn-a-day currency markets, in a fresh setback for the bank as it …

World's stock exchanges fail to hold companies to account on sustainability

Are you as heartily sick of reading about regulators' inability to act on sustainability related issues as I am about writing them?<p>On top of the weak response on everything from perverse subsidies to carbon pricing, we can now add the poor record of financial regulators and stock exchanges in …

Stock Markets

Investing in Mental Health

Today, the issue of mental illness affects an estimated 350 million people around the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Depression will be the second highest cause of disease burden in middle-income countries and the third highest in low-income countries by 2030 (1). …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

Is getting the spade out good for the heart?<p><b>Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.</b><p>Older people can struggle to exercise vigorously, but the study said simply getting off the sofa and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle …

Why Intimacy Is The Secret Key To Health

When we talk about intimacy, most people immediately think of intimacy in a romantic way, which as we all know, comes and goes and has its own ups and downs. There is, however, another kind of intimacy, which is one of the greatest ways we humans have available to us to access ourselves. I learned …

26 Reasons Not To Run A Marathon

It's certainly an admirable feat to run 26.2 miles, but it's not for everyone. And since we're in the thick of prime marathon season -- is anyone else's Facebook feed full of finisher's medals and PR times and charity donation pleas?! -- we thought we might throw a bone the way of the …

Is Sugar A Drug? Experts Weigh In On The Science Of Addiction

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 10/29/2013 06:59 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Some studies claim to find that junk food is as addictive as drugs, but experts say that what actually determines how addictive something is, and whether an individual becomes addicted, is complex.<p>In the most recent …

5 Healthy (and Money-Saving!) Lunch Recipes

With these tasty options, you’ll actually want to brown-bag it<p>Don’t have the time (or energy) to make lunch most mornings? You’re not the only one. The average American spends more than $900 a year eating out for lunch, according to a new survey conducted by Visa. Surveyors arrived at this stat …

Healthy Eating

4 Ways the Food and Drug Administration Is Not 'Protecting and Promoting Your Health'

A few weeks ago I happened to catch an episode of the radio show This American Life, which focused on the how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dealt with problems related to acetaminophen, also know as Tylenol.<p>In a nutshell, it took the FDA over 30 years to let us know that taking too …

Noise Is Hurting Our Health In More Ways Than We Realize

Constant noise isn't just annoying -- it might actually hurt our health beyond hearing loss, according to a new review published in The Lancet.<p>A team of researchers from the U.S. and Europe analyzed published literature on the effects of noise on health, and found associations between noise and …

Want To Kill A Conversation? Ask Someone What They Do

When you're introduced to someone for the first time, after you shake hands and exchange names, what's the first thing you ask? More likely than not, your default question is: "What do you do?"<p>We tend to drop this heavy question into conversation before almost anything else has been said, as a way …

The Living Work: Reconnecting With the Feminine Energy

It's coming around again, as such cycles always do. For a number of years I have been talking (amongst other people) about the new consciousness emerging -- or rather unfolding -- over these years. However, the focus so far has been largely upon the consequences of this new "energy consciousness," …

Foods You Should Always Eat Together

The Long List Of Health Apps Features Few Clear Winners

Here at Shots we get all kinds of pitches about the latest smartphone app that promises a profound improvement in our health. But truth be told, Candy Crush gets a lot more exercise than all those medical apps we've downloaded. And it turns out we're not alone.<p>Most of the 16,257 legit health apps …

8 Diet-Friendly Airport Snacks

Pick up these good-for-you foods when you’re on the fly<p>Yesterday afternoon, Charlize Theron was spotted grabbing a snack at a Starbucks at LAX. And according to dieticians, she has the right idea: "Grabbing a light munch between flights helps tide you over until mealtime, which means you’re less …

Nutrition

Is Milk Dangerous for Your Health?

If you believe the government, we should have three glasses of milk each day. Is there any evidence to support this recommendation?<p>A recent study out of Harvard found a lack of data proving that eating dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. The researchers found, instead, a …

Watchdog criticises 'avoidable' hospital admissions

<b>There are too many emergency admissions to hospitals in England, according to the government spending watchdog.</b><p>The National Audit Office says there were 5.3m such admissions in the last financial year - a 47% rise in 15 years - and many of these patients stayed in hospital for longer than necessary.<p>…

HIV antibodies 'have potent impact'

<b>A potential new HIV treatment has a "profound and unprecedented" impact on the virus, according to animal studies published in the journal Nature.</b><p>Potent antibodies were able to wipe a hybrid of human and monkey immunodeficiency viruses from the bloodstream of monkeys within days.<p>The findings could …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

Aboriginal fire hunting leads to more lizards - Futurity

The way Aboriginal people in Australia’s Western Desert go about hunting lizards for food leads to many more of the animals, not fewer, researchers …

Zoology

High blood sugar makes Alzheimer's plaque more toxic - Futurity

Elevated blood-sugar levels, such as those linked with Type 2 diabetes, make Alzheimer's plaque more toxic.

Could this simple test reveal your creativity? - Futurity

A new test uses single spoken words to measure people's creativity.

You're More Likely To Cheat In The Afternoon

A new study finds that the ability to resist the temptation to cheat flags later in the day.<p>Being an upright citizen of the world is hard work. As the day goes on, the psychological toll of keeping our moral compasses pointed due north wears upon us, and by the afternoon, we struggle not to cheat …