Stephanie Wamuhu Kamau

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7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

Windows 10 review – final version of Windows might be Microsoft's best ever

Microsoft’s Windows swansong brings together the best bits of Windows 7 and 8 – and won’t force you to change the way you work<p>Microsoft’s last version of Windows is finally here: Windows 10 is arguably the best version of the ubiquitous operating system. But the question is, should you upgrade for …

The World’s Hardest Country for Women

Even without the threat of Boko Haram, the girls of northern Nigeria lead grim lives and face brutal challenges.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina …

Africa

Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade

Criminal networks using cover of rescue effort to target poor rural communities in country from which an estimated 15,000 girls are trafficked a year, warn NGOs<p>Tens of thousands of young women from regions devastated by the earthquake in Nepal are being targeted by human traffickers supplying a …

The cult of healthy eating has more in common with religion than science

Food seems simple to study.<p>If we can put a man on the moon, transplant a heart, and manipulate DNA, then surely we can unpack the relationship between eating vegetables and living longer. There’s no obvious difficulty in figuring out if wine decreases risk of heart disease, or if eating red meat …

Diets

The Limits of Free Speech

The Supreme Court's interpretation of the First Amendment would protect even the racist chant at the University of Oklahoma—but it shouldn't.<p>Members of a fraternity at the University of Oklahoma were recently filmed chanting that they’d rather see a black student lynched than as a member of their …

Rights & Freedoms

5 ways to eat healthier this year

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 …

Nutrition

What I Want U.S. Companies to Know About Maternity Leave

I'm a new mother -- I guess you could call me that. I have a 16-month-old. It was only months ago that my life became epically different and only months ago that I was in full postpartum mode. But as a postpartum doula, I work with some really, really new mothers, call them new-new mothers. And the …

Chipotle Takes Pork Off Menu After Animal-Welfare Audit

Chipotle said it would suspend pork sales at about a third of its U.S. restaurants, following a routine audit that revealed one of its suppliers was not complying with its animal-welfare standards.<p>The inspection of the undisclosed supplier exposed some inconsistencies in protocol, communications …

Agriculture

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Derrick Rose's most important stat: playing time

Derrick Rose's percentage rose from 46.7 percent to 86.7 percent.<p>Yes, there's his 20 percent shooting performance over the last two games (7-for-35) and the troubling trend of 5.4 3-point attempts per game — sixth-tenths higher than his previous career high — despite 26.3 percent accuracy from that …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

6 exercise mistakes you're probably making

You're the picture of perfect form and you'd never be caught dead slacking off at the gym. Good. But even health nuts fall prey to these subtle (but serious) exercise mistakes.<p><b>1. Eating Too Much Before Your Workout</b><p>Check the back of your pre-workout "muscle" bar. Many are loaded with sugar that …

Cardiovascular System

The time the homeless wrote poetry

Just the other day, I saw a former student of mine. I was working at the Resource Window, handing out toothpaste, razors and mail.<p>“I haven’t seen you in a while,” I said.<p>“Yeah,” he said, breaking into a grin. “I got barred from the building.”<p>This particular student — I’m going to call him James for …

91. #BlackLivesMatter

Social Media

7 Surprising Biometric Identification Methods

Everything from your smell to your ears can be used to prove you're you<p>Biometrics has long been put forth as the next big thing in authentication, replacing or supplementing the concept of "things that you know"—passwords, PINs, and so on—with "things that you are." But despite lots of advances in …

I Was Taught to Be Racist for My Own Protection

My parents taught me to hate the police.<p>My parents taught me to only date within my race.<p>My parents taught me to never trust white people because they smile in your face and call you "the N-word" behind your back.<p>My parents were terrified that the same racism that they had endured would cause me …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014: Part 2

Imran Khan

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Christ the Redeemer

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations for American Travelers

Ah, those tried-and-true getaways...<p>Looking for gambling and a good time? Vegas it is. A tropical paradise? Off to Hawaii. While we love 'em for obvious reasons, our favorite vacation spots can come with crowds - and you might be hard pressed to find that "hidden gem" feel while you're there.<p>A new …

Happy New Year! From Sydney to Asia

Hilarious Science Teacher Adds Creative Additions to Students’ Doodles

Imgur user Squeezymo, a former eighth and ninth grade science teacher in Bangkok, Thailand, included more than just grades on his students’ work. The educator noticed that his kids drew a lot on their papers. So, he established a rule in the classroom: if you draw something, the teacher will add to …

Teaching