Gallup Poll: Americans Choose “Pro-Choice” for First Time in Seven Years
May29

Gallup Poll: Americans Choose “Pro-Choice” for First Time in Seven Years

Here’s yet another sign of how conservative Republicans who have taken over the Republican Party appear to be going against the American public’s trending — and younger voters. For the first time since 2008, Gallup finds, more Americans choose “pro choice” over “pro life.” To sum it up, it’s most likely due to a)losing an argument b)losing an argument by not trying to alter views by...

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Noise pollution linked to love handles, study finds
May26

Noise pollution linked to love handles, study finds

John Hopton for redOrbit.com – @Johnfinitum Scientists studying residents in Stockholm, Sweden have found a link between noise pollution from transport and a larger waist line – an apparent example of the ways in which stress can quietly seep into our lives and affect our wellbeing. The “spare tire” around the midriff is one of...

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Memorial Day – Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans
May25

Memorial Day – Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans

Memorial Day – Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans By Tom Purcell It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I’ve ever attended. The event took place at the ACLD Tillotson School in Pittsburgh, a special-needs school with a private academic license approved yearly by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The brain is a complicated thing, you see. Even the slightest deviation in normal brain function can interrupt...

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The Shape of Your Beer Glass Is Making You Drunk
May25

The Shape of Your Beer Glass Is Making You Drunk

Your drinking glass can trick you into consuming alcohol much more quickly than you intended. That’s because, according to new work by researchers at the University of Bristol in England, people tend to make volume judgments based on the height or shape of a container—and they are often pretty far from the mark. When the glass… graphic via...

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Sipping On Chamomile Tea Helps Women Live Better, Longer
May23

Sipping On Chamomile Tea Helps Women Live Better, Longer

In the search for the fountain of youth, our culture has become obsessed with anti-aging supplements and fad diets touted for boosting longevity. However, the secret to a long and healthy life has been around for thousands of years in an herbal brew. According a recent study published in the journal The Gerontologist, drinking chamomile...

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How To Best Cope With Death, According To Science
May21

How To Best Cope With Death, According To Science

It’s a natural part of life, yet death can still often leave us feeling confused, shocked, and deeply saddened. We all go through it at some point or another, and everyone handles grief differently — some falling into depression, and others remaining buoyant — but it is possible to get past it, according to research....

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Of Gunfights and Boiling Frogs
May20

Of Gunfights and Boiling Frogs

You can always leave it to the ideologues of the Right to view events through funhouse mirror lenses: Making the comparison with Baltimore, many on the left — Salon’s Jenny Kutner, to take an example — demanded to know why the media did not describe the events in Waco as a “riot.” The answer, obviously enough, is that the event in Waco was not a riot — it did not represent a general state of civil disorder, there were no mobs...

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Male Suicide And The Deadly Y Chromosome
May19

Male Suicide And The Deadly Y Chromosome

Each year suicide claims around 800,000 lives. This cause of death knows no geographic boundaries and makes no distinction between race, age, or social class. There is, however, one salient similarity among global suicide trends that researchers can’t help but notice: Men commit suicide more than women. The reason why is unclear, although there seem...

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Why Some People Love Watching Pimples Get Popped
May16

Why Some People Love Watching Pimples Get Popped

Ten years ago, the term “popping” was nothing more than a harmless verb which referred to making a soft explosive sound. Today, innocently typing “popping” into YouTube will lead to a plethora of videos featuring various extractions of pus and bodily fluids from large blackheads, pimples, and of course, cysts. Popping has truly become a...

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Texas Conspiracy Theorists
May12

Texas Conspiracy Theorists

There are crazies all over the nation, but Texas has to take the cake, as the state government is acceding to the demands of its crazies and perhaps believing some of the conspiracy theories themselves. This is related to the planned U.S. military training exercise called “Jade Helm 15 which will be taking place in parts of Texas as well as the rest of the Southwest and California. It should also be remembered that there are...

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Humans Have Been Eating This GMO Food For 8,000 Years
May10

Humans Have Been Eating This GMO Food For 8,000 Years

The terms “natural” and GMOs should never sit side-by-side when describing a food product — at least according to anti-GMO advocates. But a new study brings to our attention that a few truly natural GMOs — crops whose genomes were naturally altered through bacteria — exist. And one of them is a very common vegetable:...

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Drinking Tequila Can Help You Lose Weight, According To Scientists
May08

Drinking Tequila Can Help You Lose Weight, According To Scientists

Well, isn’t this a marvelous thing? According to a 2014 study by the American Chemical Society (ACS), sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes, and help obese people lose weight, researchers say. According to the study, Agavins, a natural form of sugar found...

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Experience Counts
May05

Experience Counts

In politics, as in every other field, experience counts, and in fact may be the most important quality a candidate for an important post possesses. This is even more true for the presidency than any other position. Certainly, there are some things one can learn on the job, but a certain level of sophistication and experience are necessary in a president for his or her administration to be successful. Wisdom only comes with age, and a...

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The 50 States of Workers’ Comp Laws
May04

The 50 States of Workers’ Comp Laws

It would be a mistake to think that we live in one country. In point of fact, the United States is nothing less than a collection of 50 small countries, each with their own cultures, idiosyncrasies and, of course, laws. Recreational marijuana, for example, is legal in just four states: Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon. But in Pennsylvania, our state senate seems to be making no progress at all; they’re still bickering about...

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The science behind a great breakfast
May03

The science behind a great breakfast

John Hopton for redOrbit.com – @Johnfinitum They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but most of us don’t realize just how important it is – or how to get it right. Our friend Dave Asprey, author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet, previously informed us on the science behind...

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Cartoon: Dr. Oz
May03

Cartoon: Dr. Oz

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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MDA Telethon Ends Historic Run, Urgent Fight for Families Continues (Press Release)
May02

MDA Telethon Ends Historic Run, Urgent Fight for Families Continues (Press Release)

MDA is committed to accelerating treatments and cures, using innovative ways to engage new supporters CHICAGO, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — MDA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, today announced that the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving have made this the right time for the organization to move beyond its historic Labor Day telethon....

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California: Tobacco Lobby Snuffs Out Ban Proposed at Youth Baseball Sites
May02

California: Tobacco Lobby Snuffs Out Ban Proposed at Youth Baseball Sites

California: Tobacco Lobby Snuffs Out Ban Proposed at Youth Baseball Sites by Miriam Rafferty SACRAMENTO (SDONA) – The tobacco industry has succeeded in snuffing out strict limits proposed on tobacco at ballparks. Legislators on the Assembly Governmental Organization Committe, many of whom took hefty contributions from tobacco interests, voted overwhelmingly to water down a bill that originally would have banned all tobacco products at...

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Cartoon: The Ascent of Bruce
Apr30

Cartoon: The Ascent of Bruce

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Bruce Jenner to ABC News: “I’m a Woman”
Apr25

Bruce Jenner to ABC News: “I’m a Woman”

It’s one for the book: and a history making interview that’ll be played for many years to come: in an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “20/20,” legendary athlete Bruce Jenner announced: “I am a woman.” Bruce Jenner was once hailed as the greatest athlete in the world and later became a reality television star with one of the world’s most famous families. Now, the...

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