Rich Thibodeau

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Study finds monkeys on low-calorie diets live longer, healthier lives

Results hold promise for humans after competing 2012 findings questioned benefits of caloric restriction<p>For decades, a group of rhesus monkeys has been under observation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Half were randomly selected to eat as much as they desired for the rest of their lives, …

It’s all over, Obamacare haters! Why they’ve officially lost the battle

With success stories, over 7 million sign-ups and a shift in public opinion, it’s time for the right’s white flag<p>By 11:59:59 p.m. Monday night -- the last moment of the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period -- sign-ups on Healthcare.gov and 14 state-based exchanges had cleared the …

Plutocracy without end: Why the 1 percent always defeats the middle class

There are more of us than them. But income inequality keeps getting worse — and there is sadly no end in sight<p>I’ve been writing about what we politely call “inequality” since the mid-1990s, but one day about ten years ago, when I was traveling the country lecturing about the toxic curlicues of …

Jane Goodall: How she redefined mankind

Primatologist Jane Goodall, turning 80 this week, tells Henry Nicholls the inside story on how she transformed our understanding of chimpanzees, what it means to be human, and the controversy and condescension she faced in her influential career.<p>In February 1935, the year of King George V’s Silver …

The 'wealthy poor' replace the middle class

One phenomenon of the modern economy is affluence that doesn’t feel like it. You work, earn and spend quite a lot, yet it seems you’re getting …

American Prosperity Stems From More, Full Time, Middle Class Jobs And Wages, Not From Higher Minimum Wages

Like all of President Obama’s ideas and enthusiasms, the minimum wage law is not a new idea. It was first adopted in 1938. It never has been the foundation of American prosperity, or even a good way to fight poverty. Indeed, it does more to increase poverty than reduce it.<p>Less than 3% of American …

4 Reasons It's So Hard For The Middle Class To Buy A House

Right now is a terrific time to buy a house in many parts of the U.S. -- if you have outstanding credit and a suitcase full of cash. For most everyone else, the market is increasingly out of reach. Here are four reasons why.<p><b>1. Home prices are rising much faster than wages.</b><p>(Sources: National …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

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Bust Your Gut with Chaos Training

Your muscles and fat cells won't know what hit them<p>Have you seen Ryan Reynold's six-pack? It's impressive. But you may have thought to yourself, <i>If I had a world-renowned trainer or endless hours to workout like a celebrity, I'd be shredded, too!</i><p>But you don't need the lifestyle of a movie star to …

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Boom in personal health tech could be your lifesaver

Nick Ballard has had heart palpitations on and off since high school.<p>Always tech-savvy, Ballard started tracking his health with gadgets like glucose monitors, pedometers and heart rate monitors to see if he could detect anything that might explain why his ticker would suddenly start racing.<p>He got …

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

These 9 Maps Should Absolutely Outrage Southerners

Look, there are lots of things to love about the South. It's clean and quiet. There's delicious food, good people and often amazing weather. But that's exactly why it makes us so sad to think about all the ways in which the region is struggling today.<p><b>First off, poverty rates are a lot higher in the</b> …

Who will live to be over 100?

Centenarians like world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, who is 116 on March 5, epitomize our fears about growing old, says aging researcher Avi Roy<p>On …

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Fine-Tune Your Chest in Four Weeks

<b>Duration</b> 4 weeks<p><b>Exercises</b> 23<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Show up early for a symphony orchestra concert that features the most advanced performers and you know what …

The dying right: Why Christian fundamentalists are in panic mode

The religious right knows that time is running out — and that makes them even more dangerous<p>Like a cornered animal, which turns instinctively to confront pursuing predators, the Christian Right, knowing it represents the views of an ever shrinking number of Americans, is engaged in an existential …

Harvard and MIT reign in latest university rankings

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are the runaway winners in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014, …

I'm a Member of the American 'Used-to-Haves'

I used to have a house. I used to go on vacations. I used to shop at department stores, get my hair done and even enjoy pedicures. Now, I don't. I'm a member of the American "Used-to-Haves."<p>Now, I'm renting an apartment and I'm desperately awaiting a check so I can pay the rent. Yet, I'm lucky to …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Wall Street adviser: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, 'misery index' worst in 40 years

Don't believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and …

Another Shocking Wealth Grab by the Rich

Capitalism is supposed to provide everyone the opportunity to benefit from our country's productivity. But it hasn't worked that way for the past 35 …

Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam

It sometimes <i>feels</i> like church in the auditorium of the Professional Musicians union in Hollywood. It's a Sunday morning, and hundreds of people are gathered to meditate, sing and listen to inspirational poetry and stories.<p>But then the live band starts up — performing songs by the Beatles, the …