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Meghan Markle's family once won the lottery

She might have just landed in London to visit her boyfriend, amid news that she's left her television series <i>Suits</i>, but it appears Meghan Markle's recent taste of the high life isn't exactly a new thing for the star.<p>In a recent interview with <i>The Mail on Sunday</i>, Markle's half-brother Tom Jr. revealed …

Meghan Markle

The digital tools for journalists we're most thankful for this year

It’s a hectic week in the United States. Every fourth Thursday in November, which is a wild story of its own, we celebrate Thanksgiving.<p>Some …

Northwestern may have found the key to a longer life in the heart of Amish country: BTN LiveBIG

We humans have long sought the key to a longer, healthier life. It turns out one secret may be to belong to a certain Anabaptist religious …

Sports

AMA Warns Mountain Climbers from Severe Sickness Symptoms

In a new publication directed at travelers, the American Medical Association (AMA) warned that going quickly from low to high altitude can cause …

Middle East

Football: Streaking Wildcats prepare for rivalry week against rebuilding Illinois

Football: Streaking Wildcats prepare for rivalry week against rebuilding Illinois<p>Close<p>Brad North leads the Wildcats onto the field. The senior center …

College Football

British Airways is now boarding passengers according to how much they paid for their ticket

British Airways has divided opinion with a new "pay least, board last" policy that means passengers with the cheapest tickets will be last to hop on the aircraft.<p>As of December 12, all travellers flying within Europe will be assigned a group number between one and five at check-in, based on the …

Airlines

Advertisers can target you psychologically based on a single Facebook like, study finds

• <b>A new study finds one Facebook like is all it takes for advertisers to tailor ads to your psychological profile.</b>• <b><br>Targeting ads this way resulted in a 40% jump in clicks and 50% jump in purchases.</b>• <b><br>The findings could be used for unethical purposes, but they could also help people live better lives, the</b> …

Business

An Introvert's Friendsgiving

Slightly dreading the impending social interaction? We've got you covered.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Thanksgiving, Alcohol, How Tos & Psychology<p>5. You’re not …

Introverts

Study refutes theory linking cognition, genes and income

EVANSTON - Researchers have cast doubt on a widely-held belief that connects family income with cognitive development, according to a new study …

Research

Chris and Doug Collins, Northwestern basketball get HBO 'Real Sports' look

It’s the least HBO can do after all the free “Veep” plugs it got through the umpteen NCAA tournament crowd shots of Northwestern fan Julia Louis-Dreyfus in March, but the pay-cable channel is the latest national outlet to spotlight the Wildcats’ once-moribund men’s basketball program.<p>Andrea Kremer …

College Basketball

Invitational Week Recap: Northwestern, Missouri, Houston, Rutgers Events - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien<p><i>By Jason Tillotson.</i><p>This past week played host to several insanely fast collegiate invitationals. The collegiate season is …

College & University

Business school: Sympathy for CEOs; law schools; sport at work

<i>Welcome to the FT Business school newsletter, a weekly serving of management wisdom, reading recommendations and business-related challenges. FT</i> …

MBA

Charles Manson’s Radical Chic

Some on the left adored him, before and after the murders.<p>The history of the postwar period is the history of the struggle against Communism. What’s …

Conservative View

Former editor-in

Brown will speak about her new book, "The Vanity Fair Diaries"<p>November 10, 2017<p>Former editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair Tina Brown will take you inside …

Today in Conservative Media: More Goodbyes to Bad Men

<i>A</i> <b>daily roundup</b> <i>of the biggest stories in right-wing media.</i><p>Conservative outlets continued to follow various sexual harassment and assault scandals on …

Joseph Stalin

Law schools innovate to stay competitive

Jonathan Moules<p>Dominic Gilani went to law school because he was upset about the legal system failing to protect entrepreneurs like his Iranian-born …

MBA

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.<p>"My family and I began to notice changes …

Parkinson's Disease

The Amish Have A Rare Mutation That Fights Against Aging

A rare genetic mutation has been found in a remote Amish community that allegedly fights against the process of aging.<p>Scientists at Northwestern …

Health

Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet

There's a population of monsters lurking in the dark depths of space that astronomers are trying to get acquainted with.<p>These monsters are pairs of …

Astrophysics

Self-Driving Car Tech Can Help Another Form of Transport: Wheelchairs

Autonomous vehicle technology often prompts discussions about profit, safety, efficiency, jobs, and more. But this innovation can change millions of …

Wheelchairs

Less is best when it comes to making an investment decision as a group

Money manager Lou Simpson recently talked about the negative correlation between the number of people making an investment decision and the results. He noted that if a lot of people are involved, the tendency is for the least competent person to effectively make the decision when a consensus is …

Investing

Latest edition of IMC journal focuses on the ‘infinite maze’ of marketing communications

Student led-publication, released Nov. 8, features articles from industry experts<p>November 16, 2017 | By Jane Flis (IMC15)<p>Marketing communications is …

Leo Burnett

Scientists have found the first ever anti-aging genetic mutation

Genetic Fountain of Youth<p>The genes of a small Indiana Amish community may hold the secret humans have pursued for much of living memory: the key to …

Longevity

Scientists capture colliding organic nanoparticles on video for first time

A Northwestern University research team is the first to capture on video organic nanoparticles colliding and fusing together. This unprecedented view …

Amazing

The Indiana Amish Are Blessed With a Genetic Fountain of Youth

The mutation confers longer life, but comes with a caveat.<p>Almost every single Amish person living in the United States today is descended from one of …

Culture

Opinion | Blaming mental illness for Trump's actions excuses their structural causes

A year after the election, many of us are still trying to explain how Trump got elected, while also searching for explanations of his often erratic, dangerous and un-presidential behavior. Many have diagnosed Trump from afar with various mental disorders, including antisocial personality, paranoia, …

Psychology

ASG considering code change to prohibit ground flyering

Northwestern’s campus boasts scenic landmarks like the Lakefill, The Arch and University Hall, but one can’t help being distracted by the copious …

New imaging technique peers inside living cells

To undergo high-resolution imaging, cells often must be sliced and diced, dehydrated, painted with toxic stains, or embedded in resin. For cells, the …

Biology

What Causes Cascading Power Grid Failures

Just a few vulnerable patches in North American power grids are responsible for most of the continent’s largest blackouts, a new study finds. These …

Electricity

Warriors leading the league in social discourse

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Seven hours before the Warriors’ nationally televised showdown Thursday against the Boston Celtics, …

Golden State