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The 6 Best Things You Can Do For Your Body

Science shows that small changes (and a little fun) are all it takes to improve your health drastically. We talked to prominent doctors, crunched the data and found a few high-payoff tweaks that you can start today.

Health

Women Scientists Are Tweeting "Sexy" Photos Of Themselves At Work To Shut Down Sexism

Marine biologists, archeologists, and many others are posting images with the hashtag #DistractinglySexy in response to comments made by British scientist Tim Hunt earlier this week.<p>Not a great statement to make at a conference honoring women in science.<p>BuzzFeed News has reached out to <i>Vagenda</i> …

Natural Ways To Increase Serotonin So You Feel Happier

Ann Coulter: Police brutalizing a black teen in a bikini is the new “Squirrel!”

We should all really be paying attention to how legal immigrants are “unnaturally” destroying America<p>In an editorial published on Wednesday, Ann Coulter -- apparently unsatisfied with her rather voluminous recent output of offensive remarks -- chided the media for focusing on Ferguson, ISIS, and …

Tea Party

Despite Dire Predictions, Health Care Reform Hasn't Hurt Employer-Sponsored Coverage Rates

Last week, the Urban Institute released a new study on employer-sponsored health insurance rates, finding they've remained steady under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This study is yet another blow against the law's harshest critics, who insisted it would force employers to drop coverage for …

Quantum cognition: a new theoretical approach to psychology.

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11 cities where minimum-wage workers are getting crushed by rent

While some cities, including Seattle and San Francisco, have recently raised the minimum wage to as much as $15 an hour, these increases often are still not enough.<p>According to the real-estate firm Zillow, renters on average should be spending about 30% of their wages on the cost of their residence …

Real Estate

10 novels that will make you smarter about business

But if you're looking to learn about leadership, entrepreneurship, or career development, there's no reason to limit your browsing to one section of the bookstore. Some of the most memorable and inspiring lessons on these topics come from fiction.<p>Think tales of a failed consultant who travels the …

Books

Nutrition is Vital for Mental Health

Poor nutrition is often an underlying factor and aggravator behind many types of mental illnesses, including depression, according to a new …

California official: Supreme Court risks 'horrible moral precedent' on Obamacare

The head of California's<p>Obamacareexchange says theU.S. Supreme Courtrisks setting a "horrible moral precedent" if it strikes down health-law subsidies across much of the country.<p>Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California and a former Obama administration official, said a court ruling …

NC House overrides magistrate same-sex marriage veto

A measure allowing some court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage responsibilities because of their religious beliefs became law in North …

What Happens When an Internet-Connected Brain Has a Stroke?

How will future strokes affect humans if—and that’s a big If—all our brains are one day connected to each other via the internet?<p>Imagine the flow of blood to part of your brain one day just stops. You're having a stroke, or, as it's sometimes called, a "brain attack." Now, imagine that your brain …

Internet of Things

There's A Link Between Cat Ownership And Schizophrenia

Growing up with a family cat is a significant if improbable commonality among people who develop schizophrenia.<p>"Cat ownership in childhood has now been reported in three studies to be significantly more common in families in which the child is later diagnosed with schizophrenia or another serious …

Pets

GOP Readies New Obamacare Hostage Plan As Supreme Court Drama Builds

It looks like some Republicans are getting ready to take another hostage in their efforts to destroy President Barack Obama’s health care law. They’re just waiting to see if the Supreme Court will hand them the gun.<p>For weeks now, the debate about how to respond to a court ruling in King v. Burwell, …

Teen Sues School District In Potentially Key Federal Case For Transgender Restroom Rights

Gavin Grimm wants to use the boys restroom at school. His lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday may elevate a debate currently playing out in public schools and city halls across the country.<p>Before 16-year old Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday that could put him under a …

Meet The Couple Who Will Get Divorced If Marriage Equality Becomes Legal

"Once you change the meaning of marriage it becomes meaningless."<p>Nick Jensen and his wife Sarah have been happily married for 10 years, but say marriage equality will fundamentally change the nature of the institution into something they don't want to be part of.<p>Writing for <i>CityNews</i>, Nick said …

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

At that point, I was doing my PhD in molecular biology. So I just switched and started doing this research as a post-doc.<p><b>Q: How did you do the</b> …

Mindfulness

Why the White House Press Corps Was So Upset its Cameras Were Covered Up

In the middle of Tues­day’s White House brief­ing, Secret Ser­vice of­ficers ab­ruptly in­ter­rup­ted the pro­ceed­ings and evac­u­ated the brief­ing …

Donald Trump

Murder charge dropped against Georgia woman who took pills for abortion

Prosecutors dropped a murder charge Wednesday against a Georgia woman who took pills to terminate her pregnancy, admitting that the state could not punish her for her actions against her unborn fetus.<p>Kenlissia Jones, 23, of Albany, Ga., was arrested Saturday after she gave birth in the back of a …

U.S. Federal Courts

America's Next Economic Boom Could Be Lying Underground

There's a serious problem in the American economy: Big corporations are doing well, but real household income for average Americans has been falling over the past decade — down 9 percent, according to census data.<p>"That's not good for America," says Harvard economist Michael Porter. "That's not good …

Natural Gas

6 ways white supremacy takes its toll on Black people’s mental health

Whether you’re a teen at a pool party or a parent just trying to make ends meet, America is a hostile place to live<p>Officially, Kalief Browder died as a result of suicide at his family’s home in the Bronx this weekend. Yet it’s not a stretch to say the racist criminal justice system that locked him …

Mental Health

16 Unexpected Ways To Use Coconut Oil

<i>Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market</i><p><i>By Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market</i><p>Plain old vegetable oil is so 2000-and-late. Coconut oil is today's choice for those in the know -- and it's more than a flash in the pan.<p>A lot of the buzz surrounding coconut oil comes from its medium-chain triglycerides …

Skin Care

How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

The sickness spread at funerals.<p>The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It …

Biology