Cody Mullins

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The Top 10 Reasons You Should Really Be Angry About The Federal Budget

No matter what your economic, ideological or political preferences, you should be as angry as I am about the federal budget.<p>This is not just another anti-Washington rant To the contrary, I’ve been involved with federal budgeting debate for almost 40 years from well inside the beltway and I’ve never …

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …

#InMyShoes: scientists share photos of their footwear in support of eight-year-old girl

Female scientists are showing their support for an eight-year-old who was disappointed that dinosaur shoes were marketed for boys<p>"Why can't girls have dinosaur shoes?"<p>This was the question eight-year-old Sophia Trow asked after she spotted that there were dinosaur shoes for boys - but none for …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

The Rich Are Different: They Can Walk Away

“Let me tell you about the very rich,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald a few years before the Great Depression became the Great Leveler. “They are different from you and me.”<p>He was right. And when Ernest Hemingway mentioned during a 1936 lunch that he was getting to know the rich, the Irish writer Mary …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

Oh China, this isn't how to solve your 'girl problem'

The Chinese authorities have announced a renewed crack-down on the illegal practice of sex determination, in the hopes of reducing gender abortions. Yuan Ren speaks to experts about why the country's deep-rooted gender issues need a more direct approach<p>Two years ago, a 26-year-old Chinese woman …

Girl, 6, Dies After Piranhas Devour Her Legs During Family Holiday

A six-year-old girl has died after piranhas devoured the flesh from her legs.<p>The little girl was on a family holiday with four other children and her …

South America

11 Ways to Help Your Family Eat Healthier

For spouses, parents and caretakers, keeping loved ones healthy is a full time job. If you’ve been a fan of <i>Eat This, Not That!</i> for a while now, you …

Discovering your inner GPS

The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their Arctic breeding grounds to overwinter on the Antarctic coast: an annual roundtrip of over …

Disgruntled scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

A disgruntled scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for 'money and power'<p>A naturalized US citizen was jailed Wednesday for five years for attempting to help Venezuela build a nuclear weapon by passing on …

“Women gave me a better understanding”: What the GOP could learn from this Democrat’s abortion rights awakening

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster/Susan Walsh)</b><p>Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan was anti-choice until he listened to women. Here’s what the GOP could learn from women, too<p>Katie McDonough<p>January 29, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Once upon a time in 1963, the Catholic Church came <i>this</i> close to lifting its ban on birth control. The Vatican …

Feminism

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

How to “trick” people into caring about nature

M. Sanjayan talks to Salon about why conservation is in our own self-interest<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 25, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>The first reason to watch the premiere episode of "Earth: A New Wild," the new nature documentary hosted by M. Sanjayan, is the baby pandas. Fourteen baby pandas, to be exact, …

Colorado River

How 'Strange Magic' kept George Lucas's touch—without George Lucas

<i>Strange Magic</i> had been percolating in George Lucas’s mind since his days working on the <i>Star Wars</i> prequels. Yet when the filmmaker sold his production …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

A Beautiful Sketchnote on How Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development

December, 2014<br>Twitter is a powerful social networking tool with huge potential for teachers professional development. In a relatively short span of …

New Year's Eve Partying Could Wreck Your Immune System

A new study in the journal <i>Alcohol</i>, led by Loyola University Chicago's Dr. Majid Afshar, asked 15 testers — with a median age of 27 — to drink, depending on their weight, between four to five vodka shots. (Consuming that much alcohol in such a short period of time certainly constitutes binge …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Has Saudi Arabia bought world's silence on human rights abuses?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "The Kingdom ... strongly condemns and denounces this cowardly terrorist act that is rejected by true Islamic religion as well as the rest of the religions and beliefs."<p>So reads the statement issued by Saudi Arabia, where I grew up, the day the offices of "Charlie Hebdo" came under attack, …

Obama nears limit of executive powers

The list of actions he can take without Congress dwindles.<p>President Barack Obama can crank out all the executive actions he wants, but they’re not going to solve the biggest problems on his agenda.<p>That’s the reality the president faces as he prepares for his State of the Union address next week, …

U.S. Politics

Women Are Posing Naked To Reclaim Their Bodies

Caitlin Stasey's new project, herself.com, gives women a platform to embrace themselves completely. Note: This post contains nudity.

The climate is ruined. So can civilization even survive?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although most of us worry about other things, climate scientists have become increasingly worried about the survival of civilization. For example, Lonnie Thompson, who received the U.S. National Medal of Science in 2010, said that virtually all climatologists "are now convinced that global …

Climate Change

Hollywood’s political ignorance: What Cosby, “Selma” & Hebdo reveal about white liberal consciousness

<b>George Clooney at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP/Paul Drinkwater)</b><p>The causes celebrities feel comfortable backing — and those they do not — speak volumes. And it’s not pretty<p>Brittney Cooper<p>January 14, 2015 11:15pm (UTC)<p>Race and gender politics at this year’s Golden Globes …

Black Lives Matter