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Heather Sher, a radiologist, treated victims of the Parkland shooting: "How could a gunshot wound have caused this much damage?"

Why is only one side in the gun culture war required to show respect?

You have perhaps heard the joke about the liberal who is so open-minded that he can’t even take his own side in an argument.<p>What’s less funny is that on gun control, liberals (and their many allies who are moderate, conservative and nonideological) have been told for years that if they do take …


Walk while counting backward to diagnose this type of dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early and quickly treated, a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology found.<p>Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, or iNPH, affects the walking ability and mobility of …


Conservative pundits want Parkland shooting survivors to remain silent

"...Should the media be promoting opinions by teenagers who are in an emotional state?"<p>In the aftermath of tragedy, who gets to speak? According to …


NRA board member Ted Nugent promotes ‘crisis actor’ conspiracy theory following Parkland shooting

The far-right musician also "liked" several comments claiming that Facebook was censoring the conspiracy.<p>Longtime National Rifle Association (NRA) …


Scott Walker’s war on the poor is kicking into overdrive

Even more rules designed to kick low-income families further down the economic ladder.<p>Poor families in Wisconsin will soon get kicked off of food …


Houston-area school district threatens to suspend students who protest after Florida shooting

Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes on Wednesday threatened to suspend any student who disrupts schools or walks out to protest current gun …

Stoneman Douglas H.S. Shooting

Neo-Nazi’s Hateful Speech Shows White Supremacists Meant For Rally To Be Violent

Robert "Azzmador" Ray Charlottesville speech on Vimeo.<p>The neo-Nazis gathered in a safe house a few hours after the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August. One of their chieftains, Robert “Azzmador” Ray, wanted to say a few words that evening, according to a …

Rights & Freedoms

Violence Is Not a Product of Mental Illness. Violence Is a Product of Anger.

<i>The deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, has reignited the debate about the mental health of mass shooters and whether treating mental illness could</i> …

Parkland survivors watched in anguish as Florida legislators voted down an assault weapon ban

Standing before a room packed with survivors of the Parkland shooting, the Florida House of Representatives voted to not hear a bill that would ban sales of assault weapons and high capacity magazines within the state.<p>The state legislators voted 36 to 71 against the motion, with all of the "yea" …


How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday

×<p>William P. Gottlieb<p>Billie Holiday and Mister at Downbeat in New York City, ca. Feb. 1947. Courtesy Library of Congress.<p>“Strange Fruit” may have been …

Billie Holiday

GOP senator suggests we need fewer immigrants because robots are coming

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) last week helped kill the bipartisan immigration deal in Congress. He didn't think the bill went far enough in transforming the U.S. immigration system. Like President Trump, Cotton thinks the United States should cut legal immigration. The senator's reasoning?<p>Well, part of …


Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to Capitol

<i>CNN will hold a town hall with the classmates and parents of victims in the Florida school shooting as well as members of the community. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday.</i><p><b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> The Florida state House on Tuesday …


Trump directs DOJ to craft ban on 'bump stocks' as shooting response evolves

The White House on Tuesday left the door open to supporting a ban on assault rifles and directed the Justice Department to craft regulations to ban “bump stocks,” the accessory used to simulate fully automatic fire in the deadly Las Vegas attack, as the Trump administration’s response to the fatal …

Donald Trump

The 90+ Study

<i>Co-Principal Investigators:</i> Claudia Kawas, MD; Maria Corrada, ScD <i><br>Co-Investigators:</i> Annlia Paganini-Hill, PhD; Dana Greenia, RN, MS<p><i>The 90+ Study</i> was …


This single cartoon about school shootings is breaking people’s hearts

As news of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., unfolded last week, Pia Guerra, a 46-year-old Vancouver-based artist, felt helpless. She couldn’t bring herself to go to sleep, so she began to draw.<p>About 6 a.m., she came up with an idea. One of the …

Nikolas Cruz

How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t

For the past year, chief executives have often talked about the new sense of moral responsibility that corporations have to help their communities and confront social challenges even when Washington won’t.<p>In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff …


Ovarian cancer: Persistent tummy bloating can be sign, charity warns

<b>Only a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer, according to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer.</b><p>When faced with persistent bloating, 34% of 1,142 women questioned by YouGov said they would visit their GP.<p>Half said they would change their diet by doing …


Who Becomes Responsible For Debt After Death

by George Mannes, AARP, February 16, 2018. erasing a Credit Card. Istock. Most people have no idea how their credit card accounts might be affected …

Personal Finance

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Attention, seniors: Trump’s budget is coming for your Medicare benefits

On the campaign trail, Trump promised — repeatedly — he wouldn’t cut Medicare benefits.<p>That was then: Trump promised over and over to ‘save’ Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Will he?<p>This is now: Seniors will pay the price for Trump’s Medicare cuts<p>Trump released his 2019 budget last week, and …


How Do You Know When You're a Grown-Up?

At what moment can you classify yourself as an adult? This is a question we’ve explored at <i>The Atlantic</i>, and the answers vary pretty wildly. Contributing producer Brian Frank asked people of all ages for their responses, and recorded the answers in a short video.


John Oliver Praises Parkland Shooting Survivors for Taking on the Gun Lobby

“This time felt slightly different because when the ‘now’s not the time’ argument came out, the kids from that school said, ‘You know what? Yes it …


The State Laws That Might Prevent Another Charlottesville

A new legal analysis finds that all 50 states have language on the books that can be used to prevent violence by armed white supremacists and private militias.<p>In August, 2017, Charlottesville erupted. The Southern city was the site of the “Unite the Right” rally, in which white supremacists, …

Rights & Freedoms

Why Tai Chi Is As Good For You As CrossFit

You’ve probably seen groups of people practicing tai chi in a park, so you have some idea what it’s all about. Slow, mindful movements. No weights. …

Tai Chi

Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’

Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell<p>“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with …


March For Our Lives: What to know about the nationwide march led by the Parkland survivors

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, went through an impossible tragedy Wednesday — and now they want take action …


The Rescue Dogs of the World Are Finally Getting Their Own Westminster

The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, just wrapped up, crowning Flynn the Bichon …


Mixing generations: The key to longevity?

The healing power of 3-year-olds is being harnessed in the UK's largest elderly care home.

Music Production

ADA Accessible Tiny Homes for the Handicapped

<i>Article by Laura LaVoie</i><p>This post will show you some basics regarding ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible tiny homes in case you or …

Tiny House Movement