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Obama Grants Clemency To 111 Prisoners; DOJ 'Confident' It Will Clear Backlog

President Obama shortened the prison sentences of 111 inmates Tuesday, including 35 people who had expected to spend the rest of their lives in federal custody, authorities told NPR.<p>Word of the new batch of clemency grants came as the second in command at the Justice Department told NPR that …

The White House

Diagnosed with cancer, teen Jake Bailey delivers an amazing speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> "A week before I was due to deliver (this) speech tonight, they said, you've got cancer. They said, if you don't get any treatment in the next three weeks, you're going to die."<p>An emotional valedictory address by a New Zealand high school senior has gone viral online, attracting more than …

Cancer

Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Study linking high childhood IQ with bipolar traits later in life suggests that mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for intelligence and creativity<p>Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new …

The Brain

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Chargers, Raiders will jointly pursue an NFL stadium in Carson

On the field, the<p>San Diego ChargersandOakland Raidershave had as bitter a rivalry as any in theNFLbut in a sense, they’re now partners.<p>The teams will officially announce Friday that, while they work on stadium deals in their current cities, they will jointly pursue a shared, $1.7-billion NFL …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

The Mysterious Rise of the Non-Working Man

The economy is not leaving men behind. But it is perhaps leaving manliness behind.<p>In 1974, the radio broadcaster Studs Terkel published a book of profiles to have "people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do." The title of the book was, simply, <i>Working</i>.<p>That was …

Freezer Cooking for a Slow Cooker + Recipes

Last week we covered the basics of freezer cooking along with some tips and recipes. This week we’re going to cover some more recipes that will keep …

Is Clenbuterol Legal in the USA in 2017? KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

LEGAL NOTICE<p>Clenbuterol is legal in some countries, but requires a prescription to buy in other countries. Find legal alternatives that you can order …

Performance-Enhancing Drugs

9 Eating Habits That Are Derailing Your Weight-Loss Efforts

<b>Exercising Sans Carbs</b><br>Low-carb foods might help some women shed a few pounds—but they'll backfire if you're kicking it in the gym. "High-intensity exercise requires carbohydrate fuel, and high-intensity training is what sculpts your body," says dietician Susan M. Kleiner, R.D., Ph.D., a scientific …

How Losing My Daughter Changed My Faith

After Vivian died, I could no longer say what God meant to me. Instead, I had to learn to live with questions that defy answer.<p>On special occasions …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

New Chinese Law Requires Adults to Visit Their Aging Parents | Public Radio International

There's a new law in effect in China that punishes adults who don't visit their elderly parents. The law has come in for some ridicule, especially online. But Bonnie Tsui, a contributing writer for The Atlantic Cities tells anchor Aaron Schachter that the law is also in a sense encouraging some …

5 Simple Green Smoothies That Boost Energy And Help You Lose Weight

Lindsey Johnson<p>Kale-Licious<p>Postworkout is a great time to get some rawkin' kale power into your system! This dark leafy green is good for hair, nails, and bone health, and it provides protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals. Adding that all-important protein, in the form of almond butter here, will …

25 Delectable Detox Smoothies

By<p>Simple sippables<p>Forget everything you thought you knew about a liquid detox. These easy, 1-step smoothie recipes are bursting with good health, and you <i>definitely</i> won't have to plug your nose while drinking. We asked 6 of our favorite smoothie gurus what their favorite, most flavorful flushes …

Mango, Avocado, and Banana Smoothie

It all started with a silly T.V. commercial for a dinner special at Chili's. We were mesmerized by a close-up of a bright, perfectly chopped …

Spinach and Avocado Green Smoothies

Avocados are one of my favorite foods. They’re rich and creamy with a delicate flavor that pairs well with so many ingredients. Most people think of …

Joe Cross’ 3-Day Weekend Juice Cleanse

Your Video is Loading<p>The New 3-Day Weekend Cleanse, Pt 1 (5:44)<p>Documentary filmmaker and health advocate Joe Cross discovered a whole new body by …

Longlist released for 2013 Guardian children's fiction prize

The longlist for this year's 2013 Guardian children's fiction prize has been released – so now's the time to get writing the reviews that might win …

Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer Will Cost Just $247 For First 350 Backers

Get ready, get set, Kickstart. The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer is up on Kickstarter, and the first 350 backers will be able to get it for just $247—$100 off its regular price of $347.<p>The 3D printer is targeted at home users and beginners, say its founders. One of our editors, John Biggs, had his …

Researchers Discover A Mammoth Carcass Full Of Blood

A Russian team from Yakutsk found the carcass in the frozen tundra of the New Siberian Islands.<p>"We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died. Due to this fact the lower part of the body, including the lower jaw, and tongue tissue, was …

Paleontology

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

Spiced Banana-Almond Smoothie

Thanks to almond milk and almond butter, you get a double dose of the good stuff in Spiced Banana-Almond Smoothie. This smoothie satisfies as a …

Berry-Kale Smoothie

• Calories 248<br>• Fat 5.6g<br>• Satfat 0.5g<br>• Monofat 2.7g<br>• Polyfat 1.8g<br>• Protein 9g<br>• Carbohydrate 47g<br>• Fiber 8g<br>• Cholesterol 2mg<br>• Iron 0.0mg<br>• Sodium 77mg<br>• Calcium 0.0mg<p>How to Make …

Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …