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Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Neuroscience

Gun-owning pastor who shot, killed would-be carjacker outside Walmart speaks out

The armed pastor who fatally shot a carjacker after he opened fire at a Walmart in Washington state over the weekend spoke out on Wednesday about the need to protect his family.<p>David George, who initially wanted to remain anonymous to maintain the "dignity and integrity" of the Oakville Assembly of …

Guns

Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

Mail-order weed? You betcha!<p>With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was established in nine U.S. states that have similarly broad legalization. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and …

Cannabis

A New Study Examines How Successful CEOs Use Their Time -- And Entrepreneurs Should Take Notice

A recent in-depth, 12-year study from Harvard University demonstrates how CEOs manage the most significant resource we all have in common -- time.<p>News Flash: Running a business is hard.<p>In addition to the challenges of finding and acting on inspiration and developing your company's four S's, …

Leadership

What is 'trancing' and why does it make my dog act so weird around plants?

Some dogs are secret ghost-walkers.<p><i>A Spanish greyhound trances under a curtain and plant, much to the confusion of a fellow greyhound.</i><p>Caroline Coile’s dog was behaving strangely. Her Saluki, a slender sighthound named Bibi, kept sneaking into the closet. Inside the dark, enclosed space, …

Pets

Data Sheet—Why We Should Be Paying More Attention to China's Two Tech Heavyweights: Alibaba and Tencent

<i>This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box,</i> <i>sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>A …

Market Capitalization

Japanese worker punished for starting lunch three minutes early

Japan’s commitment to addressing its dismal record on work-life balance has been called into question after a civil servant was punished for “habitually” slipping away from his desk a few minutes early to buy a <i>bento</i> lunch.<p>The 64-year-old, an employee of the waterworks bureau in the western city of …

Japan

The 11-year-old girl divorcing her 38-year-old husband

<b>Khartoum, Sudan</b> — Amal is 11 years old and seeking a divorce.<p>The young Sudanese girl was in elementary school when a 38-year-old man asked for her hand in marriage.<p>Her father accepted the proposal, and Amal (not her real name) was immediately wed.<p>In Sudan, child marriage has been woven into the …

Africa

Mother finds heartbreaking message on daughter's Nintendo

A Sunshine Coast mum has had her heart “completely broken” after her teenage son made a grim discovery while cleaning up a series of toys scattered …

Nintendo DS

Oprah Winfrey, worth a record $4 billion, becomes one of the world's 500 richest people

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey just became one of the 500 richest people in the world. Since January 1, her net worth has grown by over $420 millionand …

Oprah Winfrey

Former cruise ship workers confess the shocking truth about what really goes on at sea

Secret girlfriends, a wild 'crew bar' and plenty of cheating: Cruise ship workers confess the shocking truth about what REALLY goes on at sea<p><b>Former</b> …

Relationships

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

Want To Downsize In Retirement? Problem One, Millennials Don't Want Your Stuff

For many Baby Boomers looking to sell their homes and make a move in retirement, finding Millennials willing and able to buy their houses might turn out to be a serious hurdle. But that’s not the only challenge they will face when they relocate in retirement.<p>Moving is never easy, but it is a unique …

Minimalism

Here's Why Expanding Protected Areas Isn't Saving Nature

For conservationists, it is an alarming and rapidly worsening problem: Natural areas continue to be degraded and species lost at an unprecedented …

Ecology

Warren Buffett Just Made a Surprising Prediction About the Economy

This is how long the Oracle of Omaha thinks the good times will last.<p>The current economic expansion and bull market are now both nine years old. So …

Investing

FBI: Sexual assaults on flights increasing 'at an alarming rate'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The number of sexual assaults reported during commercial airline flights is increasing "at an alarming rate," the FBI said Wednesday, and the number of actual cases could be much higher.<p>FBI investigations into midair sexual assaults increased by 66% from fiscal year 2014 to 2017. The bureau …

Sexual Harassment

Robocalls Are Worse Than Ever, Here's How To Stop Them

National robocalling volumes set a record for a third straight month in May with more than 4 billion calls made to Americans, according to YouMail, …

Youmail

This is a pivotal moment in American Protestantism

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a rare move on Monday, more than 600 leaders in the United Methodist Church filed a strongly worded formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Methodist church member, charging him with violating the church's Book of Discipline in his immigration policy, which details …

Religion

Even If You Don't Plan to IPO, You Should Run Your Business Like a Public Company

Any startup can learn from how Spotify, Dropbox and Uber prepared to go public.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This might be the best environment for going public in years.<p>In 2017, 1,624 initial public offerings (IPOs) -- from Roku to Veritone -- raised $188.8 …

Startups

Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

The allegations center on a mental health facility in Texas that has had problems in the past.<p>Staff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are routinely drugging detained child migrants with psychotropics without their parents’ consent, according to legal filings.<p>Trump …

Immigration

Our Favorite Lentil Recipes

Protein- and fiber-rich lentils are among the world's oldest cultivated crops. Here, our favorite recipes featuring the most convenient dried …

Cooking

President Trump Will Meet Queen Elizabeth Next Month

President Donald Trump plans to meet Queen Elizabeth II next month while on a working trip to the United Kingdom.<p>The visit will take place on Friday …

Donald Trump

Why Baby Boomer Pensions Are Doomed

There’s been a wave of public school teacher strikes around the U.S. It started in West Virginia and spread to Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, and elsewhere.<p>Pensions have been an issue in all of them.<p>Demographic and economic reality says that younger teachers won’t get anything like the benefits they …

Demographics

Bus Driver Tells Passengers They Must Be U.S. Citizens in Order to Board

As attention turns toward the government-created humanitarian crisis at the border, immigration officials are slowly encroaching into other parts of …

Immigration

Listening to James Hansen on Climate Change, Thirty Years Ago and Now

On June 23, 1988—a blisteringly hot day in Washington, D.C.—James Hansen told a Senate committee that “the greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now.” At the time, Hansen was the head of <i>NASA</i>’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and though his testimony was certainly not …

Climate Change

How To Caramelize Onions, Step By Step

<i>Marina Delio from Yummy Mummy Kitchen shares her secrets for these mouthwatering caramelized onions.</i><p>When my daughter was three, we went out one night …

Onions

This is what dying poor in America looks like

0 Shares<p>Signing the divorce papers was probably Charlie’s lowest point. His wife sitting by his side, occasionally she would swat at the air at some …

Health Care

Weapons reveal how this 5,300-year-old ice mummy lived -- and died

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although he's older than the Giza pyramids and Stonehenge, the 5,300-year-old mummy of Otzi the Tyrolean Iceman continues to teach us things.<p>The latest study of the weapons he was found with, published in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday, reveals that Otzi was right-handed and had recently …

Anthropology

Protecting against cognitive decline

While there's currently no treatment that can prevent or cure dementia, researchers have identified some factors that may help protect you from …

Dementia

Microsoft is deploying what could become one of the biggest enterprise blockchains

Even as blockchain mania is in some cases being replaced by blockchain skepticism, projects using the distributed ledger technology are still being rolled out. One of the latest is a partnership between consulting firm EY and technology giant Microsoft.<p>The companies say the network, initially to be …

Blockchain