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How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

Four cups of coffee a day could save you from skin cancer

Wake up and smell the coffee - it may be protecting you from cancer<p>Coffee lovers may be on to something. Aside from a necessary aid to wake up in the morning, a new study published in the<b>Journal of the National Cancer Institute</b>has found that drinking coffee could protect you from skin cancer.<p>The …

Coffee

Pope Francis Praises Typhoon Haiyan Survivors and Filipino Migrant Workers

Pope Francis marked his second day in Asia’s most Catholic nation by praising the contribution made to society by Filipino migrant workers as well as …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Tamil Nadu takes steps to allow for bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu'

With demands galore in the state for holding the bull-taming sport of 'Jallikattu' coinciding with 'Pongal' harvest festival, Tamil Nadu government …

India

Reports Of Boko Haram-Led Massacre In Captured Nigerian Town

<b>Updated at 12:40 p.m. ET</b><p>Boko Haram extremists, who seized a northern garrison town in Nigeria less than a week ago, have reportedly carried out a massacre of its inhabitants, with Amnesty International saying as many as 2,000 have been killed.<p>"The attack on Baga and surrounding towns, looks as if …

Africa

Are Teenagers Capable Of Making Life-Or-Death Decisions?

The Connecticut Supreme Court's ruling that 17-year-old Cassandra could be forced to undergo cancer treatment sparked thousands of impassioned comments on NPR.org and Facebook.<p>Cassandra, who is being identified by her first name because she is a minor, had been removed from her home and put in the …

Cancer

As Rumors Spread, More Cubans Try To Reach The U.S. By Sea

Since President Obama's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, the U.S. Coast Guard says there has been a spike in the number of Cubans leaving their homeland on rafts and boats.<p>They're coming, officials say, because of a rumor in Cuba that the U.S. will soon change the policy …

Cuba

New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton confirmed there had been a work slowdown by officers in the weeks since two police officers were shot dead, but added that the matter was being corrected.<p>"We've been taking management initiatives to identify where it's occurring, when it's …

Law Enforcement

Geronimo

We find out more about the controversial campaign to repatriate the remains of Geronimo, the iconic Apache leader.

NPR

Does Catholicism have a ‘man crisis,’ or is Cardinal Burke paranoid? (COMMENTARY)

(RNS) In an online interview this week, Cardinal Raymond Burke said the “radical feminism which has assaulted the Church and society since the 1960s …

Christianity

Contemporary gospel music pioneer Andrae Crouch dead at 72

Singer, songwriter and arranger Andrae Crouch won seven Grammy Awards and numerous GMA Dove Awards.<p>Creative Commons image by Eirik Voss<p>(RNS) Andrae …

Music

Union opposes FDI in Railways, threatens indefinite strike NFIR has offered the Railway Ministry to take loan from the Provident Fund of the Railway employees and repay them in due course for funding certain viable projects. Read: thne.ws/1sgikpU

An inconvenient truth

THE peasant refugees, camped outside Vientiane in Laos, did not want to speak to him when he first approached them, in 1969. They were wary of the …

Political Polarization & Media Habits

When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news …

Weaponised

WHEN five assailants armed with long knives started murdering bystanders at a railway station in the south-western Chinese city of Kunming on March …

Let a million factories rise

PREPARATIONS for the first section of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) included clearing nearly 400 hectares of land and building roads to a …

The 10 Best Foods and Drinks for Exercising

You know exercise is key if you want to stay fit. But did you know that what you eat and drink can help you reach your fitness goals faster? By …

The Possible Presidential Candidate Who Agrees the Most With Pope Francis

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is Jewish. He’s also the likely 2016 presidential candidate whose political philosophy lines up most closely with …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: These Terrorist Attacks Are Not About Religion

Another horrendous act of terrorism has taken place and people like myself who are on media speed-dial under “Celebrity Muslims” are thrust in the …

'Ferguson' Is 2014's Name of the Year

Tiffany Mitchell—AP<p>Huy Mach—St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP<p>David Carson—St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP<p>Whitney Curtis—The New York Times/Redux<p>David Carson—St. …

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Travel

See These Never Before Seen Artworks by Andy Warhol

Parking Garage Sign 1976-86 Stitched Photo<br>The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists<p>1 of 8<p>The world still hasn't seen the last of …

Islamic difference and radicalisation

“Radicalisation” has become the standard term used to describe “what goes on before the bomb goes off.” Radicalisation as a precursor to terrorism, …

Religion

Clowning Without Borders Aims To Give Refugees Another Way To Heal

On a cold November morning, 300 children gather in a soccer field in Zaatari, a Jordanian village next to the country's largest refugee camp.<p>Most of them are Syrians who fled from Homs with their families and now live in makeshift tents in what was already a poor rural area. But today the children …

Magic

See the award winners for stunning religious architecture

(RNS) Take a visual journey of sacred spaces around the world through the winners of the 2014 International Awards Program for Religious Art & …

Rhode Island

Business is booming for barbers in Tamil Nadu: Courtesy Jayalalithaa

The News Minute| October 10, 2014| 2.20 pm IST She has been in jail for almost two weeks and her supporters in Tamil Nadu have resorted to prayers, …