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Hepatitis C Drugs Can Cost $84,000. This New One May Be Just As Good—But Cost $300

Striking advances in hepatitis C drug development over the past five years have made the infectious, liver-wasting viral disease a curable one—if you …

Biotechnology

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

Self-help

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Every morning at a supermarket called Auchan in central Paris, Magdalena Dos Santos has a rendezvous with Ahmed "Doudou" Djerbrani, a driver from the French food bank.<p>Dos Santos, who runs the deli section of the store, is in charge of supervising the store's food donations. She sets aside prepared …

Agriculture

American Airlines Just Made a Stunning Decision That Changes Everything About Traveling in Coach | Inc.com

Coach class used to be the great equalizer.<p>But now, there's coach--and then there's "REALLY coach."<p>There are the premium coach passengers up front, who enjoy basic perks that once upon a time, were available to everyone on board.<p>Then, there are the unwashed masses in "REALLY coach," looking with …

American Airlines

LeBron James Picking All-Stars 'To Win'; Stephen Curry Might Take All Guards

LeBron James and Stephen Curry were named the two All-Star Game captains in the new format Thursday night after getting the most votes in their respective conferences.<p>Their strategies, however, appear to be vastly different. James said his plan is to pick players specifically to win the game.<p>"This …

Anthony Davis

Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be leaving the board of The Walt Disney Co. Neither executive will stand for re-election at the company's annual meeting in March.<p>A Disney spokesperson says it has become "increasingly difficult for them to avoid …

Sheryl Sandberg

Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is boosting its starting hourly wage to $11 and delivering bonuses to employees, capitalizing on the U.S. tax overhaul to stay …

Walmart

U.S. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise

© Reuters. U.S. jobless claims rise to 261,000 vs. 246,000 forecast<p>Investing.com - The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the …

Jobless Claims

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Member of group that used Grindr to find and assault gay men gets 15 years

The first sentencing has been handed down in a Texas case centered on the use of Grindr as a platform from which to perpetrate hate crimes. Nigel Garrett was given 15 years yesterday after pleading guilty to a list of crimes including assault, carjacking, and use of firearms, the Tyler Morning …

United States

Why Do People Fail at Work-Life Balance? This Study Says It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity | Inc.com

We're all searching for that sweet work life balance in our careers.<p>But let me tell you something: most people miss the point about work-life balance. Just Google and you will see all these articles about work life balance tips....Don't eat your lunch at your workdesk. Make sure you end your work …

Work-life Balance

'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert's partner and best friend Rayya Elias dies after battling cancer

“Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert is mourning the loss of her best friend and partner, Rayya Elias.<p>The scribe announced Elias passed away by …

Robomart is the latest startup to try and unseat the local convenience store

The startup assault on the humble neighborhood store continues to intensify.<p>First came Bodega, the terribly named, and mostly misguidedstartup with its mission to bring the non-perishable necessities available at the corner store to the masses and “disrupt” the corner store.<p>Now there’s Robomart, …

Prototypes

Severe flu brings medicine shortages, packed ERs and a rising death toll in California

So many people have fallen sick with<p>influenzain California that pharmacies have run out of flu medicines, emergency rooms are packed, and the death toll is rising higher than in previous years.<p>Health officials said Friday that 27 people younger than 65 have died of the flu in California since …

What all lottery players should know if they win over $1B Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

One lucky winner could be hours away from taking home one of the largest jackpots in Mega Millions or Powerball history.<p>In more than two months …

Globalization

New Hampshire's Mt. Washington bracing for a wind chill of 100 degrees below zero

When the plumber crawled along the ground, blowtorch in hand, Julie Beroukas Snyder realized just how cold it was.<p>The dirt was too frozen to get to the pipes, also frozen, under her home in Camp Hill, Pa., forcing the plumber to first heat the ground so he could dig. The high for the day was 15 …

Someone stole a piece of China’s new solar panel-paved road less than a week after it opened

Putting solar panels into our roads isn’t the craziest idea, but we may as well admit that it poses some unique challenges. For instance, people may want to walk away with pieces of it. That’s what happened in China, anyway, just five days after authorities opened up what they claim is the world’s …

Solar Panels

Pakistan Defends Anti-Terrorism Record After U.S. Cuts Aid

Pakistan reacted defensively on Friday to an announcement that the White House would suspend most security assistance to its military.<p>The suspension of hundreds of millions of dollars of aid is meant to pressure Pakistan into taking action against militant groups.<p>It followed days of tensions that …

Afghanistan

Economy caps a solid year of labor market growth with a somewhat disappointing gain of 148,000 jobs

The U.S. labor market ended a year of solid growth on a disappointing note last month, but economists said tax cuts are set to breathe some new life into the gradually decelerating jobs recovery.<p>December's gain of 148,000 net new jobs, reported Friday by the Labor Department, was well below analyst …

WWE just got its first Arab woman in the ring, and she's ready to rumble

Shadia Bseiso, a Dubai-based TV host and voice artist, is a CrossFit aficionado and Jiu Jitsu blue belt holder. ("It's a grappling sport; no black eyes.")<p>Viewers in Dubai know her mainly for hosting widely televised regional sporting events, but they're about to see a new side. Come January, she'll …

Study of California women finds 1 in 14 used pot during pregnancy

Prenatal exposure to pot has become increasingly common in California since the state legalized medical marijuana in 1996, according to a new study.<p>Pot use by women during the first two months of pregnancy increased by about 7.5% per year between 2009 and 2016, researchers reported this week in the …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 13<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 13<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

National Parks

A fantastical ship has set out to seek Malaysian Airlines flight 370

ON JANUARY 2nd, at 8pm local time, a strange vessel cast off and sailed out of the Port of Durban, in South Africa, heading east. Her hull was …

Airplanes

Patients in Africa twice as likely to die after an operation than global average, report shows

Higher mortality rate occurs despite patients usually being younger and fitter and is likely due to lack of medical staff, say scientists<p>Patients undergoing surgery in Africa are more than twice as likely to die following an operation than the global average, despite generally being younger, …

Physiology

Eating fish improves kids' IQ scores and sleep, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children who eat fish once a week or more sleep better and score higher, on average, on IQ tests than children who never eat fish or do so less than once a week, according to study published last month in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>Studies have shown a connection between omega-3s -- …

Sleep

Marijuana is legal in California Jan. 1. But you won’t be able to buy it everywhere.

Jane Futcher and her wife, Erin Carney, were thrilled that California voters legalized marijuana last November. Their cannabis farm in Laytonville, Calif., would be completely compliant with the new laws, and they loved the sense of community that came with long-underground growers coming together …

Cannabis
Sexual Harassment

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the '90s, there's adaptive …

Pets

Amazon's Jeff Bezos ends 2017 as the world's richest person, worth $99 billion, despite Donald Trump

Jeff Bezos is ending the year as the world's richest person, and despite Trump's numerous attacks - the latest was on US Postal Service pricing - he …

Donald Trump