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Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO

Health editor, BBC News website<p><b>Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>Its report said 50g of processed meat a day - less than two slices of bacon - increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.<p>Meanwhile, …

Meat

Your Favorite Meat Snack Just Got Classified As Cancerous

The World Health Organization just classified processed meats (bacon, deli meats, hotdogs) as “carcinogenic to humans” and all red meats as “probably …

The science of human behavior is reshaping the US government

Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals.<p>The order, which directs federal agencies to incorporate insights from behavioral science into their …

Behavior

Will Drinking Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism? Not So Fast

It's a tantalizing idea, isn't it, that we could burn stored fat simply by nibbling or sipping on something that tastes good.<p>Plenty of companies are now capitalizing on the allure of "metabolism boosting" foods and drinks. Among the most-hyped substance is green tea — for its supposed powers as an …

Weight Loss

The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …

Sleep

'Do Your Cars Emit Oxygen?' Supreme Court Ticks Off Mercedes, Toyota

<b>New Delhi:</b> "Are your vehicles emitting oxygen?" was the Supreme Court's withering reply to car manufacturers including Toyota and Mercedes, who want …

Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs

Samsung has confirmed that its "smart TV" sets are listening to customers' every word, and the company is warning customers not to speak about …

Uber

Prince quietly helped launch a coding program for inner city youth

Though many would say Prince changed the world through his music, the artist also took a hands-on approach to changing the world beyond music.<p>The global superstar was the inspiration behind YesWeCode, an Oakland nonprofit, which works to help young people from minority backgrounds enter the tech …

Inner Cities

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

In the past 12 years, the U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion funding abstinence programs in Africa. They're part of a larger program — called the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — aimed at stopping the spread of HIV around the world.<p>Many health officials consider PEPFAR a success. It …

Public Health

America's Unseen Social Crisis: Men Without Work

Over the past two generations, America has suffered a quiet catastrophe: the collapse of work--for men. In the half-century between 1965 and 2015, …

6 Scientific Reasons Facebook Turns Everybody Into A Jerk

By Kathy Benjamin Published: November 13th, 2016 The internet had such promise. The World Wide Web was going to help us share information, learn …

How Muslims Defined American 'Cool'

A conversation with the Purdue University professor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, whose new book documents the connection between Islam and hip-hop culture in the United States<p>In the opening to her new book, <i>Muslim Cool,</i> the Purdue University professor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer makes an ambitious declaration of …

Art & Culture vs Extremism in Arab World

Promoting culture is imperative for Arabs given the destruction of, and war on, culture launched by extremist and terrorist groups in the Middle East/North Africa region, said Sultan Al Qassemi.<p>"Every single member of our community in the Arab world has a responsibility and has the ability today, …

Middle East

What does the future hold for integration and multiculturalism?

Louise Casey may be right that “huge progress” has been made in achieving social integration in recent years (Opinion, 5 December). But policies relating to integration have not improved much. In the early 1980s, the Commission for Racial Equality, of which I was chairman, defined integration in a …

Cultural Appropriation Is a Joy – We Should Be Doing More of It

What do of the world’s privileged liberals, academics and professional grievance-mongers do when we’ve solved many of the real-world hardships faced …

A leading psychologist on three simple ways to motivate yourself

Those who feel guilty for skipping a trip to the gym or switching on the TV instead of picking up a book after a long day at work can take comfort in …

Scan the face of any celeb and this app will tell you who it is

Imagine an app that can recognize the face of any person in the world. Blippar, the visual search engine, is well on its way there.<p>The company unveiled a new feature on Tuesday that recognizes faces of famous people, and will soon let you add your own to a searchable database.<p>It's meant for those …

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