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Election 2015: Sturgeon says Scotland 'voted for change'

<b>SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has warned David Cameron that it cannot be "business as usual" in Scotland after her party's historic election success.</b><p>Ms Sturgeon told BBC Scotland she had spoken to the prime minister after his Conservative Party secured an overall majority at Westminster.<p>She said …

Nicola Sturgeon

Online Dating Survey: Single Moms Are Finding Love 10% Faster

This Mother's Day, online dating site PlentyOfFish polled over 1000 single mothers between the ages of 19-50 with children under 18 years old.<p>So let's look at the online dating behaviors of single moms and what their children think of their dates. If you think being a single mom reduces your chance …

Unsheltered Population In NYC Drops 5 Percent, Even As Homelessness Crisis Continues

The number of unsheltered New Yorkers fell by 5 percent during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year in office, the city’s Department of Homeless Services announced Thursday.<p>There were 3,182 people sleeping on the city’s streets, in the subway or in other public areas this February during the annual …

Top 10 Scariest Facts About the Home Care Industry

Back in 2011 I was working in San Francisco on a mobile payment startup. My father still lived in Columbus, OH and my 97-year-old grandmother lived alone in Seattle, WA. Despite having most of my extended family in Seattle, they were little to no help to my dad when it came to finding and managing …

Many headed for retirement haven't talked to a financial adviser, poll finds

Finances weigh heavily on many people's minds, but more than half have never talked to a financial adviser, according to a new national poll conducted for the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council.<p>Among the highlights of the survey of 3,017 adults, including 605 retirees and 1,664 people who are …

Huge magma reservoir discovered under Yellowstone supervolcano

It’s below the magma chamber they knew about before and contains enough hot, partly molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.<p>University of …

Benefits of HPV vaccine can be seen in high school girls, study says

Years before the HPV vaccine prevents women from getting cervical cancer, it protects them against genital warts and cervical dysplasia, new research suggests.<p>A study of more than 260,000 teen girls in Ontario, Canada, finds that those who received all three doses of Gardasil were 44% less likely …

Public Health

Sleepwalking is often a family affair, study says

A new study provides strong support for the notion that the tendency to sleepwalk is hereditary, passed from parent to child through some as-yet-unidentified gene.<p>Compared to children with no family history of sleepwalking, children with one parent who had ever been a sleepwalker were three times …

Sleep

How Much Dirtier Is Driving Than Flying?

Research from the University of Michigan outlines how much more efficient the U.S. car fleet would need to become to catch up to air travel.<p>Sure, air travel means arriving hours early, waiting in the bag drop line, taking off your shoes, buying crappy food, competing for a power outlet, enduring …

Electric Vehicles

#Talkpay Topped Twitter — But How Many People Tweeted Their Salaries?

About 1,300 people published salaries, according to a BuzzFeed News data analysis of Twitter data. #Talkpay may be starting a conversation, but it's a nascent one.<p>Friday was May 1 — International Workers Day — and to celebrate the occasion, Lauren Voswinkel, a Pittsburgh-based programmer, came up …

The digital divide goes mobile: Teens without smartphones are falling behind

In this digital age, we have assumed that smartphones and apps are the new normal for youth.<p>A recently released Pew Research Center report on teens and technology further corroborates this belief by showing that 88% of US teens have access to a mobile phone. Of these, 73% have smartphones and 15% …

Demographics

42% of people using dating app Tinder already have a partner, claims report

Research firm GlobalWebIndex also claims that 62% of the app’s users are men, while hinting that Tinder’s new premium tier could catch on<p>Tinder shot to fame as a dating app for tech-savvy single people. Except, as it turns out, a big chunk of its users may not be single after all.<p>That’s according …

Relationships

The Next Decade Will Decide What the World Looks Like for Thousands of Decades to Come

The next 10 years will be decisive when it comes to the planet's future -- what we do (or don't) will play out over geologic time.<p>It could, if we set our minds to it, be the decade when the planet's use of fossil fuels peaks and then rapidly declines. We've built a movement that, for the moment, is …

Bill McKibben

Low breastfeeding rates help fuel epidemic of child obesity

One in four children is now overweight or obese, but breastfeeding has been shown to protect against excessive weight gain<p>Low breastfeeding rates are fuelling the epidemic of childhood obesity, health experts have warned, as new figures show Britain has one of the worst rates in Europe.<p>Nearly a …

Here's how less than one percent of Sweden's waste ends up in landfills

The waste, the waste, the waste is on fire!<p>Less than one percent of Sweden's household waste winds up in a landfill. Where does the rest go? Roughly half the nation's waste is recycled, but what's more interesting and lucrative for the nation is what happens with the other half. Of the 4.4 million …

Healthful eating is smart way to sustain brain power, study finds

It's official, no matter where you live: Healthful eating is among the best ways to protect your aging brain against slippage. Conversely, a diet that skimps on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and includes lots of fried foods, red meat and alcohol is highly likely to pave a road to …

Alternative Medicine

The cows that queue up to milk themselves

<b>There's a growing number of dairy farms where the cows are milked with minimal input from humans. Is this the future of dairy farming?</b><p>Earlier this year, listeners of The Archers tuned in to hear an internal family debate - about whether to make the switch to robot milking parlours.<p>About 5% of UK …

Forestry

Childlessness Is Down Among Highly Educated Women

More women with advanced degrees are having children, but the the number of women who have three or four children has declined, according to a new …