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Republicans

Delta Protective Services

Working with Millennials can be a challenge. Here's why...<p>Tom Bilyeu (Facebook.com/tombilyeu) on Inside Quest (Facebook.com/insidequest) interviews …

Marijuana Users Risk Schizophrenia, But the Drug Helps Pain

Marijuana can help ease chronic pain but it can also raise the risk of severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, a comprehensive new report found.<p>A team of top experts looked at all the studies that have been done on the use of cannabis — marijuana and products made from marijuana — and its …

Cannabis

Seven Things To Know About Israeli Settlements

When Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War, no Israeli citizens had lived in the territory for nearly two decades, since an earlier war. But in 1968, a small group of religious Jews rented rooms at the Park Hotel in Hebron for Passover, saying they wanted to be near the Tomb of the …

Israel

Democrats Have a Religion Problem

A conversation with Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, about the party’s illiteracy on and hostility toward white evangelicals<p>There aren’t many people like Michael Wear in today’s Democratic Party. The former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith-outreach efforts is a theologically …

Democratic Party

How Barack Obama Failed Black Americans

The country’s first black president never pursued policies bold enough to close the racial wealth gap.<p><i>This article is part of a series of responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s story “My President Was Black.” You can read other responses to the story</i> <i>here.</i><p>Born in 1953, I am a child of the waning years of …

Barack Obama

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Healthy Eating

Young doctors could work 28 hours straight under new plan, despite possible dangers

The private group that oversees physician training in the United States has proposed rolling back rules so that young doctors just out of medical school can work shifts as long as 28 hours.<p>The proposal relaxes work restrictions put in place in 2011 when mounting evidence showed that exhausted …

Then vs. Now: A Statistical Look at Obama's Presidency

Is the country better off than it was when President Barack Obama first took office nearly eight years ago?<p>Statistically, the answer is yes, and it’s the situation Donald Trump will inherit when he takes the oath of office next month. Still, there are some shortcomings in Obama’s record over the …

Budget Deficit

Federal appeals court puts Obamacare lawsuit on hold until after Trump's inauguration

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal appeals court ordered Monday that a lawsuit filed against the Affordable Care Act by lawyers for the House of Representatives be put on temporary hold until after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.<p>The order issued by the US District Court of Appeals for the District …

Donald Trump

4 Things You Should Know About Health Savings Accounts

Chances are you'll see one this fall.<p>Health savings accounts, which let you pay medical bills with pretax dollars, are surging: 72% of large …

Retirement

Why Obamacare failed

Come November, the grim trudge across the increasingly barren Obamacare landscape begins anew. Illinois consumers likely face staggering price hikes for individual insurance policies. Some types of plans could cost an average of 43 percent to 55 percent more. Ditto across the country: A first …

Ontario doctors warn that new fee deal with government will send wait times for surgeries ‘through the roof’

TORONTO — A group of doctors accuses the Ontario Medical Association of “complete surrender” in its negotiations with the government on a new fee …

Depressing New Study Links Carbs to Lung Cancer

The list of awesome foods linked to cancer has increased yet again. The newest addition is … basically anything carb-heavy. Researchers with the …

Would More Money Or More Time Bring You Greater Happiness?

Some research shows what may increase the likelihood of breaking up.<p>Apologies for transgressions by powerful people are typically perceived as …

Happiness

4 Commonly Prescribed Drugs That May Not Be Safe

They are so common no one thinks twice about them: drug ads that tell you about a disease you might have and a pill that could treat it. Just "ask …

How gloomy winter days can be an issue for employers

This time of year, that blaring alarm clock might bother you a little more. It's cold and dark outside, and your commute feels longer than usual too.<p>If you thought those gray skies have been prevalent this season, you'd be right. Since the beginning of December through Thursday, 28 out of 45 days …

A shot at migraine

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How I want my kids to think about their bodies

My daughter is just shy of 5, but already I worry about the pressures she will feel to conform to a certain physical ideal, to be thin, and to be our culture’s perception of pretty. Like all parents, I hope to teach her many things in her childhood years, including that her body is strong even when …

Superfoods

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use

Using an iPhone or an iPad isn't rocket science. One of the things that die-hard Apple users love most about them is their combination of powerful computing with simple, easy-to-use functionality. That's even more pronounced with Apple's new iOS 9 operating system.<p>In fact, hundreds of thousands of …

Die Hard

Trial: Immunotherapy more effective than chemo for lung cancer

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The drug pembrolizumab, sold in the United States as Keytruda, was shown to be more effective against lung cancer than …

Cancer

'Mockingjay's' Elizabeth Banks is taking care of all kinds of business

For<p>Elizabeth Banks, 2015 was business as usual. Sort of.<p>She appeared in four television shows, acted in four movies (including a soulful, multifaceted turn as<p>Brian Wilson's love in "Love & Mercy"), and made her feature directorial debut with "Pitch Perfect 2," which grossed $287 million worldwide. …

The Dark Side of Melatonin

Twenty-one years ago, MIT neuroscientist Dr. Richard Wurtman introduced melatonin as a new solution to sleep problems. His lab patented supplements in hopes of curing insomnia in the older population, whose melatonin receptors calcify with age.<p>“Researchers say pills of the natural hormone...will …

Sleep

'Concussion' Truths Forced Will Smith to Confront Feelings for Football, NFL

The script for the movie <i>Concussion</i> landed in the hands of actor Will Smith. Smith's first reaction was one that he didn't expect.<p>"I was actually repelled," he said in a phone interview, "before I was drawn to it."<p>Smith described this inner battle with loving football the way he did and the fact …

Kinesiology

Resetting Your Taste Buds to Lose Weight: Too Good to Be True? | Women's Health

<b>The Truth About Your Tastebuds and Cravings</b> <br>Unfortunately, it's unlikely that an elimination diet like this would cause physical transformations to your taste buds and nix cravings, says says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., R.D. “Cravings are not necessarily related to taste," she says. "Instead, it's …

The Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless | Women's Health

Ramsey, a Columbia University professor and psychiatrist with 14 years of experience, wanted to put her on medication. His patient demurred. She was so conscious of what she put in her body, she'd even given up meat a year ago, having heard about all the health benefits of vegetarianism. So Ramsey …

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Nutritionist

You don't have to be a health nut.<p><b>1. There's more to nutrition than following the food pyramid.</b> When I was in my mid-20s, I found out my cholesterol was really high and I was showing serious signs for heart disease. My doctor said I needed to stay active and watch my diet, and I really didn't know …

Holiday concerts are everywhere in Chicago area

For many of us, the holiday season would not be the holiday season without the spiritual comfort and joy of live musical performances. Fortunately, festive seasonal sounds are perhaps more abundant than ever before throughout the Chicago area in the coming weeks.<p>Carolers and choristers and brass …