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Environmentally-Caused Disease Crisis? Pesticide Damage to DNA Found 'Programmed' Into Future Generations

When Dr. Paul Winchester, a pediatrician, moved to Indiana from Colorado in 2002, he noticed something disturbing—a high number of birth defects.<p>"I …

Birth Defects

Dermatologists Over 40 Say This Is How to Look 10 Years Younger

Once we hit 40, the descriptors used for skin typically have a negative connotation—words we don't necessarily want to associate with our once …

Skin Care

21 Of The Best "Shark Tank" Products Under $25

I need all of these right now.

Sensitive Skin

The Difference Between an Emotionally Neglectful Parent and an Emotionally Attuned One

As a psychologist who works with adults and adolescents, I am in a unique position to observe the results of different types of parenting as they …

Parenting

Two Separate Experts Say This $15 Amazon Lotion Is the Closest Thing to Botox

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, in 2016, seven million Americans received Botox injections and 2.6 million got soft-tissue …

Skin Care

Have Plantar Fasciitis​? These Are The Products That Will Ease Your Pain

Be kind to your aching heels with these affordable picks designed to release tension in the plantar fascia.<p>If you suffer from pain or severe tenderness on the bottoms of your heels, you’re in good company. The most common cause of this aching, a condition called plantar fasciitis, will nag about 1 …

Plantar Fasciitis

6 Things That Will Help You Grow Wealth (That Most People Won't Do)

“How can I grow wealth?”<p>As a financial planner, I hear this question (or some variation of it) almost every day. And while I’m happy to provide answers and advice, there’s something I’ve noticed about most people who ask this question.<p>They don’t take action on the answers. They don’t follow the …

Personal Finance

Facing Another Water Crisis, Michigan’s Governor Wants To Sue The Chemical Company That Made It Worse

Carlos Osorio / AP<p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has asked the state attorney general to sue chemical giant 3M, suggesting that the company must pay …

Public Health

The Department of Reproductive Control Is the Health Agency of Our Dystopian Future

"We're making your reproductive choices so you don’t have to."<p>"I came here to get an IUD and they gave me information on the rhythm method," a woman at a health clinic says to the camera. The man clutching her shoulder proudly chimes in: "The pamphlet is free."<p>The man is an employee of the …

Why more people should probably use pre-tax retirement accounts instead of Roths

It's not about your income, it's about your tax rate.<p>Anyone saving for retirement has probably had to decide between saving in a Roth account versus a traditional retirement account.<p>The biggest reason people recommend saving in a Roth account is if you think you'll have a higher income in …

Retirement

Seven Secret Sources for Cheap (Free, Really) Artwork

After you shell out cash for furniture, rugs, sconces and duvet covers, the thought of paying even more for artwork is overwhelming. We hear you!

Where Europeans Go For Summer Vacation

These destinations are hot spots for Europeans.<p>Summer is a classic time for travel. During the warm season, Americans flock to beaches, national parks and beyond. While we’re familiar with favorite American destinations like Florida and California, we wanted to know where Europeans like to go “on …

European Travel

This Company Will Build a Beach In Your Backyard

If the closest you've managed to come to dipping your toe in some salty ocean water this summer is Googling affordable beach resorts or longingly …

Why A Pro-Life World Has A Lot of Dead Women In It

"Stop calling anti-abortion activists 'pro-life.' They're not."<p>These are not great times for choice in America. These are not great times to be a woman in America.<p>At least, not if you are a woman who believes that your body is your own.<p>The Trump administration may be the most fervently …

Minimum wage? It's time to talk about a maximum wage | Sam Pizzigati

In 2017, the McDonald’s CEO, Stephen Easterbrook, earned $21.8m – 3,101 times more than the typical McDonald’s employee worldwide<p>We must stop rewarding corporations that use our tax dollars to increase extreme inequality<p>Most of our mainstream political discourse on “fighting inequality” has …

Income Inequality

We all know about Trump's war on facts, but the more vicious war is on basic notions of right and wrong

To anyone who had eyes to see and a half-working moral compass in 1991, the Handycam video of Rodney King’s beating by four LAPD cops showed brutality, sadism and torture.<p>The primitive violence insulted the heart.<p>But then came patronizing attorneys, media exploitation of racism, weird language and …

Donald Trump

38 Weird Products On Amazon That Are So Cheap They’re Essentially Free

There's not a single person on this planet who doesn't love a good bargain — but at the same time, you have to be able to draw a line between what's …

Teaching Children To Ask The Big Questions Without Religion

Emily Freeman, a writer in Montana, grew up unaffiliated to a religion — culturally Jewish on her father's side, a smattering of churchgoing on her mother's. She and her husband Nathan Freeman talked about not identifying as religious — but they didn't really discuss how it would affect their …

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

Psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization contends that individuals are motivated to fulfill their potential in life. …

This Graphic Shows What Really Matters in Preventing Cancer

Living a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent cancer. (No cancer is <i>completely</i> preventable, though; genetics and bad luck are factors, too.) But …

A pill commonly used to treat fungal nail infections could cure bowel cancer, research suggests

A pill used to treat toenail infections could help to cure bowel cancer, research reveals today.<p>The antifungal drug itraconazole – also known as …

Credit freezes will be free, thanks to banking deregulation law and Equifax changes

Wait? You still didn't freeze your credit report after the ginormous Equifax data breach back in September?<p>Somehow it just slipped your mind that crooks could have access to your Social Security number? Really? The Equifax data breach is one that 148 million consumers cannot afford to forget.<p>"Your …

Identity Theft

14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

He donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.<p>Harrison, known as the "Man With the Golden Arm," has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years. After all those donations, the 81-year-old Australian man "retired" Friday. The occasion marked …

Medicine

Flooding, Freshwater Loss Could Make Atoll Islands Uninhabitable by 2050

By Tim Radford<p>For atoll dwellers across much of the world, the island freshwater on which they depend may be in jeopardy within a couple of …

‘I Was Living An Awesome Life—But I Had No Purpose’

“I kept looking at accomplishments, aiming for the next one.”<p>If you had asked me to describe my life five years ago, I would have cited a trifecta like "driven, full, and fun." I was 30, working a cool job, and moonlighting as a young-adult novelist. Not to mention training for a marathon, raising …

Ikigai

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $50 That Are More Thoughtful Than Flowers

It’s that time again! Mother’s Day is on the horizon. But while April’s unrelenting showers have finally begun to bring May flowers, that’s no excuse …

Your Tampon Could Save Your Life

After Ridhi Tariyal's doctor refused to test her fertility, she discovered that sometimes the most ingenious inventions are fueled by anger.<p>Ridhi …

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

Gun Control

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics