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Shemekia Copeland, 'America's Child,' Makes Blues A Two-Way Exchange

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>There's no telling whether or not Shemekia Copeland has ever read any theorizing about the social, cultural and theological …

Blues-rock

Deadly Cashew Nut Oil Is Poised to Take On Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

They're so toxic they can rip your skin apart on contact. But that virulence is what makes them perfect candidates for a new wave of …

Microbiology

NATO goes to emergency session after Trump reportedly gets undiplomatic with Merkel

NATO leaders entered a special emergency session on Thursday after President Donald Trump was said to have spoken very bluntly about his demands that the countries spend more on defense.<p>During the summit, Trump broke diplomatic protocol by calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel by her first name, …

Meet the men who get off on their wives having sex with other people

Cuckolding is form of consensual non-monogamy, and these guys find it hot AF.<p><b>Having sex with other people while in a committed relationship isn’t necessarily cheating—especially for those who are into consensual non-monogamy</b> <b>(CNM).</b> In fact, the prospect of watching or hearing about their partner’s …

Statue of Liberty climber identified as immigrant activist

The woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday has been identified.<p>Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the …

Mysterious ancient civilization left signs across vast desert

People don’t tend to spend days traveling through the desert if they can help it.<p>Which could be why most people outside Saudi Arabia have never heard …

20 Doctor-Recommended Natural Remedies For Everyday Ailments

The latest surveys show that about a third of Americans now use natural or complementary medicine, and the number is growing. Fish oil is the most common natural product used for health—nearly 8% of adults take it preventively for heart health. Next in popularity are glucosamine/chondroitin, …

9 Sex Games That Can Help Grow The Passion In Your Relationship

When it comes to romantic relationships, aside from having a strong emotional connection, a physical connection is important, too. If you feel your …

The Best—And Worst—Foods For Diabetics

If you have type 2 diabetes or are at high risk for the disease, you know that soda, candy, and doughnuts won't exactly do you any favors. That's because eating too many of these sugar-loaded refined carbs over time can lead to consistently elevated blood sugar levels and insulin resistance—which …

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Nutrition

Feast Your Eyes on the Pasta Primavera Recipes We Want to Devour

Spring brings with it many things—sunshine, flowers we haven't seen in months (hello, peonies), and seasonal veggies to write home about. And what …

This Script Can Stop A Micromanaging Boss

Working for a micromanager can be demoralizing. It’s hard to be confident and motivated when your boss is so obsessed with control that they hover over your every move. But typically, the boss’s micromanaging behavior has less to do with your actual performance and much more to do with their own …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Self-help

The Nazi Shadow Behind the World's Youngest Billionaires

Their grandfather was said to be Nazi Germany’s richest man after building a weapons empire on the backs of slave labor.<p>Their father was involved in …

From oatmeal to sardines, 7 foods that really can help hearts stay healthy

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site.</i><p>Eating a heart-healthy diet throughout your life can go a long way toward keeping you in top shape as you age. “In fact, heart disease is largely preventable,” says Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and …

Nutrition

How Mossad carries out assassinations

Fatal shooting in Malaysia puts spotlight on Israeli spy agency's policy of targeted killings of Palestinian operatives.<p>The killing of 35-year-old Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has taken the wraps off a covert programme of targeted killings of …

Israel

A Personal Trainer Reveals the Biggest Myths About Losing Body Fat

When it comes to losing weight and shedding body fat, it's easy to get confused by all the information we're bombarded with on the internet every day. Scrolling through social media, reading blog posts, and hearing about the latest health crazes all give you mixed messages about how to actually …

Get Rid of Belly Fat

As you're losing weight you might notice that the weight isn't coming off your stomach as quickly as it comes off other areas of your body. If you …

Exercise

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Songs We Love: Sarah Elizabeth Charles, 'Change To Come'

Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a teaching artist. That means she's an artist who happens to teach — at Carnegie Hall's Musical Connections program within the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, and at Rise2shine, an early childhood education nonprofit in Haiti. But it also means that her work as a teacher …

Cardiologists Set the Record Straight on Eggs, Coconut Oil, Gluten, and More

Should you go gluten free? Eat eggs? How about coconut oil? Heart experts have officially weighed in on the myths and facts about over-hyped foods, …

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Exercise

Research suggests type 2 diabetes could be transmitted like mad cow disease

It is estimated that about 6 percent of the world's population suffers from type 2 diabetes. Labelled a global health epidemic by the World Health …

An 8-Move Barre Workout for Your Butt and Thighs

Sit, squat, run, stand, walk—your butt and thighs definitely get a workout during your everyday life, but what about those smaller muscles? You're …

Workouts

Trump's Pardoning Himself Would Trash Constitution

Here’s some unsolicited advice for President Donald Trump: Don’t listen to any lawyers who might tell you that you can pardon yourself, or even that it’s a close legal question. You can’t -- and no court is going to rule otherwise.<p>There’s a decent historical argument about why, but it’s beside the …

​I Didn't Use Soap for Two Weeks. Here's What Happened

​Suds can be overrated. Sorry to burst your bubble<p>Our skin is rife with oil and bacteria, much of which is temporarily stripped away when we use soap. Sounds like a good thing, but disrupting this fragile ecosystem creates an oil imbalance, causing our exterior to feel tight and dry after bathing. …

Chicago anti-violence activist, nine-year-old gunned down in rash of shootings

(Reuters) - An anti-violence activist and a 9-year-old were among 10 people who were fatally shot in Chicago over the weekend, the latest in a rash of killings that has shaken the third-largest U.S. city and raised questions about how to staunch the bloodshed.<p>All told, more than 40 people were shot …

United States

This Refreshing Berry Smoothie Packs Tons Of Fiber

It has even more than an apple<p>Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold, fresh smoothie in the summer. This oat berry shake combines whole grains, antioxidants, and healthy fats that work together to boost your immune system, protect your heart, and keep your bones strong.<p>Plus, it has more fiber …

5 Fat Burners that Build More Muscle Mass

1 of 6<p>In a past issue of <i>Muscle & Fitness,</i> we looked at seven of the most reputable and reliable mass-gain supplements on the market - but not for the …

Nutrition