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Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

The Myth of Irish Slavery: A History of One of the Alt-Right's Oldest Memes

The alt-right has always painted white people as victims of a system they rule.<p>On July 15, comedian Josh Androsky tweeted a video of a Proud Boy, a …

Alt-Right

Will Guyana's oil boom benefit the people?

Oil companies have identified massive offshore reserves in Guyana, one of South America's poorest nations. New estimates last week report that more than 4 billion barrels of oil could be extracted from a region known as the Stabroek block, where ExxonMobil expects to start pumping crude from in …

Oil

How to Improve Your Partner's Oral Sex Skills

There is nothing better than lying back, relaxing, and enjoying a long bout of cunnilingus. Don’t you just love seeing your partner down there? It’s like a love letter to your clitoris.<p>It’s more than a sexy show—oral sex is how many women warm up for intercourse. We need to be properly lubricated, …

DJ Khaled

Here Is Why We Need To Talk About Bullying In The Work Place

Recent studies have shown that workplace bullying is on the rise. Research has proven that almost 75% of employees surveyed had been affected by workplace bullying. The 2017 US Workplace Bullying Survey showed that almost 60% US workers are affected by it. It has also been shown that although …

The Workplace

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

FUYANG, China (Reuters) - The red, white and blue banners for U.S. President Donald Trump's second-term campaign are ready to ship, emblazoned with the words "Keep America Great!"<p>But they are made in eastern China and soon could be hit by punitive tariffs of Trump's own making as he ratchets up a …

Donald Trump

Body Cam Video Shows Texas Cops Tasering A Teen With Autism In His Own Backyard

“I'm just a normal kid,” said Michael Moore, 19, to the police.<p>Body camera footage has emerged showing Graham, Texas police tasering a teenager who …

Northwestern professor wants black women to look for love outside their race

Cheryl Judice knew her book would be met with some skepticism.<p>She wrote it anyway.<p>“Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men” tells the stories of black women who are dating, married to or divorced from white men. She interviewed 60 women and men about their relationships — the …

Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.<p>The mayor on …

Immigration

4 dating 'rules' you should break, according to a relationship expert

Dating can be scary, confusing, and all around exhausting. Sometimes you feel like you have to follow a bunch of hard and fast rules, out of fear that you'll completely mess up a potential relationship.<p>Thankfully, there are some rules that you can definitely, definitely break. INSIDER spoke to …

$47,000 air ambulance bill for their child shocks family; the insurance company said it would pay $5,000

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — An Arizona family whose son was diagnosed with croup on Christmas day received a $42,000 air ambulance bill — until they objected publicly to the cost that their insurance company would not cover.<p>Ezra Brunner had a sore throat that became a cough by dinner. Then, after he had …

Health Care

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

States rise up in resistance to Trump immigration policy of separating families

The sights and sounds of children being ripped from their parents by government officials are not proving politically popular as the Trump administration continues to enforce its "zero-tolerance" policy toward illegal immigration.<p>Amid the widespread, and often bipartisan, outcry against President …

Immigration

How to Cook Perfect Baby Back Ribs

Learn five easy methods for finger lickin' good baby back ribs, just in time for summer.<p>Forget burgers and hot dogs—baby back ribs are easily the …

BBQ

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

4 Reasons Smart Women Date More Than 1 Guy at a Time

Keeping your options open while dating could be the key to finding the one a lot sooner than you expected. Nancy Nichols at YourTango put together the reasons why dating more than one guy at a time could be better than just one.<p><b>Never put all your eggs in one basket.</b><p>Why do women feel they should …

Women Invest Differently Than Men and Get Better Results

Women are on track to become richer in coming decades. How they invest it will move markets.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stubborn refusal of the gender pay gap to close, or even narrow, is a constant source of frustration for anyone who cares about equality …

Investing

Storm over India film on women who 'smoke, drink and have sex'

<b>A Bollywood summer film that shows female bonding among four hard drinking, foul-mouthed friends has sparked a social media storm.</b><p>Set in south Delhi, one of India's poshest neighbourhoods, Veere Di Wedding is about a group of school friends who are now grown up independent women. The film is about …

Veere Di Wedding

Why Marijuana-Infused Edibles Are a Huge Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

Marijuana masked as something delicious is ideal for the cannabis curious who are reluctant to smoke.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many ways to earn money in the marijuana industry without growing or selling marijuana flower. Increasingly, the most …

Cannabis

25-Year-Old Poses as 17-Year-Old to Relive High School Basketball Glory

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley posed as a Hurricane Harvey survivor named Rashun Richardson in Dallas high schools for nearly nine months before being caught. He also dated a 14-year-old.<p>For some people, high school is the peak of their lives. You're likely at the top of your athletic prime, …

Should You Masturbate Before A Date? A Doctor Says Yes — Here's Why

Should you shower before a date? Yes. Should you masturbate before a date? Also yes. Maybe reverse the order of those two things, though. First date …

Self-improvement

American and Southwest Airlines announce $1,000 tax cut bonuses

American and Southwest Airlines are giving their workers $1,000 bonuses because of the corporate tax cut that just became law.<p>American (AAL), the world's largest airline, is making the payments to each of 130,000 employees, a total cost of about $130 million.<p>The law, passed by Republicans in …

I Was A Racist Cop

How I came to recognize my own racism, bias, and privilege as a white male.<p>[trigger warning: racial slurs and offensive language]<p>I was a racist cop.<p>Years ago, I was helping a supervisor at a single-car crash. A black man collided head-on into a concrete divider, and died at the scene. I was …

Race & Ethnicity

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Not that long ago, the high school in Pittsfield, N.H., had some of the lowest standardized tests scores in the state and was known as a dropout factory.<p>But over the past six years, the school district has overhauled its approach to education. Now in most classes, grades aren't used to measure …

Education

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

You Shouldn't Have Sex With Him Until He Does This

I'm a professional Matchmaker based in Los Angeles, what I affectionately refer to as “the Baghdad of dating.”<p>The dating scene is rough in LA (and in …

23 Classic Dating Questions You Should Ask Before Getting In A Relationship

Let me tell you a little secret. Once upon a time, people actually met in real life to date. I know, what an odd and foreign concept...<p>Dating apps …

A Muslim Preacher's Texting Scandal Is Making Some Women Speak Out About Sexism

“The reality is, speaking out as a woman can cost you your reputation, your job opportunities,” said one woman who criticized Nouman Ali Khan — and says it speaks to a bigger problem in the community.<p><b>Once you get past the shirtless selfies</b> and the “sugar daddy” boast, the scandal surrounding Muslim …

Enjoy Dancehall Sounds, But Don't Let Enjoyment Be Erasure

You’ve heard the sound.<p>The drum beat, the unapologetic riddim pushing air hardly through speakers as the deejay speaks Patois rhythmically.<p>A beat so enticing that bodies move in agreement sensuously in celebration of the gorgeous melding of Caribbean sounds with ruff accompaniment.<p>Or slow it …

Teen births have plummeted 51 percent over the past decade

The data shows a massive, little-noticed public health victory.<p>America’s teen birth rate has fallen by half over the past decade, a stunning public health victory largely attributed to better use of contraceptives.<p>New federal data shows that the teen birth rate in the United States has declined …