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OxyContin maker says it will no longer market opioid to doctors

In a surprise reversal, the maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said Saturday that it will stop promoting opioid drugs to doctors.<p>Manufacturer Purdue bowed to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the Connecticut-based company for helping trigger the opioid epidemic.<p>The company's statement …

Medicine

The Weeknd says goodbye to H&M over 'monkey' sweatshirt ad

Pop star The Weeknd has cut ties with the international retail chain H&M after the company ran an ad featuring a black boy modeling a sweatshirt emblazoned with the words "coolest monkey in the jungle."<p>The Canadian singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, had partnered with the Sweden-based company …

Social Media

Police: Man raped girl 250 times over 5 years

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware man was indicted this week for repeatedly raping a girl over five years, starting when she was 12.<p>Richard “Ricky” White Jr., 41, most recently of Greenville, Del., was indicted by a New Castle County (Del.) grand jury on 11 counts of second-degree rape, four counts of …

Crime

Trapped Mexican Bakery Staff Bake Hundreds Of Loaves For Harvey Flood Victims

"Your employees are a great example of how people should be in this world!"<p>Staff at a Mexican bakery chain in Houston, Texas, used their time wisely after flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey trapped them inside the business for two days.<p>While they were waiting for the eventual rescue that came …

Couples Get Candid About Their First And Last Time Having Sex

“It didn’t last very long, from what I remember.”<p>You never forget your first time having sex with your spouse or significant other ― though depending on how awkward it was, you may <i>wish</i> you could.<p>In the WatchCut video above, long-time couples are asked to describe their first time getting busy in as …

A Message from the Badlands National Park to President Trump

Dear President Trump,<p>You may not know me, but I certainly know you.<p>I was here long before you and your ancestors arrived in North America.<p>For more than 75 million years I've been evolving here, pressed by the same continental plates that pushed up the Rocky Mountains, sculpted by wind and water …

10 Ideas That Make Christmas Lights Feel Totally New

There's a simple upgrade that makes lights 100x more sparkly.<p>If you're bored with solid colors, white, or even multi-colored strands, these simple DIYs make you see this classic decoration in a whole new light.

Bromeliad Plant Care: How To Grow And Care For Bromeliads

Here’s the best part of Bromeliad plant care… its NOT that difficult.<p>Which is great to know… because there are more than 3000 different types of …

How to Make Peace With Your Life

<b>Are you at war with life?</b> You may not feel like you're at war with your life but take a closer look.<p>How often do you find yourself angry at the silliest little details?<p>Or feeling conflicted because there's a part of you that just wants to be happy, but still you feel discontent?<p>Or simply in a state …

Tech tips to help stay safe in Trump’s America

Tech is as much a liability as it is an opportunity, as this election demonstrated. The next few years will be scary for many reasons, and to some …

Progressive Organizations That Need Your Support, Now More Than Ever,

The hours following the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has left many feeling speechless, helpless, and utterly devastated. But as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama said in their respective post-election remarks, liberals, Democrats and independents must keep fighting, …

Rights & Freedoms

We're Not Moving To Canada. We're Staying Right Here.

The people who can joke about leaving the country are not the people who will suffer.<p>The “I’m going to move to Canada” line is no longer funny. “President Trump? I’m outta here,” seems to be the thinking. But you know what? You, the people who are joking about moving to Canada, the people who are …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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5 Crazy-Good Cauliflower Recipes You Need To Try

Cauliflower is all the rage these days. Not only is it versatile, it's a delicious and nutritious substitute for rice, potatoes -- and even steak! From Cauliflower Fried "Rice" to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, here are five fabulous recipes you need to try.<p><b>1. Cauliflower Fried "Rice"</b><p>Cauliflower …

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

When things aren't going quite the way you'd like them to, it's often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard to confront because you're afraid you won't get the answer you want, others because you really don't want to know the answer.<p>But the best things in …

Green is the New Black: A Sustainably Stylish Getaway to the Berkshires, MA | Travel Guide

Although I've become pretty good at traveling "greener" and more sustainably, I recently decided to step up my game a notch. I was challenged to plan an entire weekend in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts centered around the concept of eco-friendly and sustainable travel, including how I …

7 TED Talks to Help You De-Stress Your Busy Girl Life

Feeling a little stressed out now and again is a normal part of life. But while a little stress might actually be good for you, anxiety buildup is definitely something that we should all take seriously. Some people de-stress by lighting a scented candle and escaping the world through a good book. …

Best Places to Visit in New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most interesting cities in the United States. The largest city in Louisiana is famous for its jazz music, Cajun cuisine, …

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

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Tips To Make Yourself A Better Person | Virtual Dating

Self helping can be a smart thing to do and help you turn your way of life for the better. This may make you wonder where to begin to start making …

20 Awesome Salads Without Lettuce

I don't care how health conscious you are; dressed up lettuce does not <i>excite</i> you, at least not year-round. And when you're trying to avoid bulking …

Hedge Funds Cost N.Y. Pension Plan $3.8 Billion, Report Says

The New York state comptroller’s decision to stick with hedge funds despite their poor returns has cost the Common Retirement Fund $3.8 billion in …

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken – Chicken Weight Watchers Recipe for Diet

Crock pot teriyaki chicken is fantastic weight watcher recipe that’s loaded with skinless/boneless chicken breast, soy sauce, honey, garlic clove and …

Knee Pain and Knee Arthritis

The cartilage of the knee is complex and it is made up of an elastic compressive structure. The normal articular cartilage is called hyaline cartilage. Hyaline cartilage provides a smooth, gliding surface that helps in the motion of the joint (Figure 1).<p>There is about 2 cc's of synovial fluid …

Putting a Garden to Bed: My Autumn Check List

Leaves are falling. Days are shrinking, nights are stretching. Autumn is not the end of gardening, but a good time to make plans, prepare, and put to …

How To Build A Raised Garden Bed

_<br>Although it takes a bit of effort and a minor amount of expense to accomplish, taking the time to build a raised garden bed has innumerable benefits …