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Teen Drug Overdose Deaths Increased 19% in 2015

1 day ago from Live Science

Drug overdose deaths among U.S. teens edged upward in 2015, after declining for several years prior, according a new report.

Who's a Blue Boy? Indian Dogs Tinted by Polluted River

1 day ago from Live Science

Dogs of a different color have been spotted roaming the streets of Navi Mumbai in India, according to news reports.

Depression overshadows the past as well as the present

1 day ago from Science Daily

Depressed people have a peculiar view of the past: rather than glorifying the 'good old days,' they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according to new research.

Moving beyond nudges to improve health and health care policies

1 day ago from Science Daily

With countries around the world struggling to deliver quality health care and contain costs, a team of behavioral economists believes it's time to apply recent insights on human behavior to...

Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kids

1 day ago from Science Daily

Expectant mothers may want to consider adopting today's trend towards stress management, in light of new research pointing to its ability to lower the risk of problematic behavior in their...

Katharina Von Kellenbach, St. Mary's College of Maryland Professor of Religious Studies, to Lead Study of Guilt as a Culturally Productive Force

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Katharina von Kellenbach, professor of religious studies and her colleague Matthias Buschmeier (German literature, University of Bielefeld) were awarded a prestigious grant for over EUR500,000 (about $600,000) by the...

Lauren Conrad calls for 'love' amid 'hate' with photo of son

1 day ago from UPI

"The Hills" alum Lauren Conrad shared a new photo of Liam, her son with William Tell, and a positive message on Instagram.

Ryan Phillippe urges openness about depression: 'We can help each other cope'

1 day ago from UPI

Ryan Phillippe told Women's Health he doesn't think there's "any reason" not to talk about depression and other mood disorders.

Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James speaks out, calls Donald Trump 'so-called president'

1 day ago from UPI

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James referred to President Donald Trump as the "so-called president of the United States" while calling for unity.

Modelling human psychology

1 day ago from Science Daily

A human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal...

Voter behavior influenced by hot weather

1 day ago from Physorg

Political rebellions and riots have been associated with warmer weather, but until now, there has been little research on its potential influence on peaceful and democratic political behavior. A new...

Kylie Jenner tells Caitlyn she feels 'horrible' after Tyga split

2 days ago from UPI

Kylie Jenner discussed the challenges of dating in the public eye in a preview for the Aug. 20 episode of "Life of Kylie."

How llamas conquered the world

2 days ago from Physorg

Llamas recently have become a relatively common sight around the world. Whether you live in England or New South Wales, Canada or New Zealand, you don't have to go too...

Boston Teamsters found not guilty in 'Top Chef' trial

2 days ago from UPI

Four men of Teamsters Union Local 25 in New England were found not guilty Tuesday of trying to extort the cast and crew of "Top Chef" in 2014.

The Imperfect Crime: How the WannaCry Hackers Could Get Nabbed

2 days ago from Scientific American

Even if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously -- Read more on

Sniffing the Past of human-canine history in New York, Paris and London

2 days ago from Physorg

Dog loving travellers can now tap into the human- canine history of New York, Paris and London on the move by using a new app developed by the University of...

Domestic abuse 'workshops' reduce repeat offending and harm to public – study

2 days ago from Physorg

The first domestic abuse policing strategy in UK history to be trialled under experimental conditions has found that an inexpensive two-day course in behaviour management for first offenders resulted in...

Phys Ed: How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language

2 days ago from NY Times Health

Working out during a language class amplifies an adult’s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary.

Bad back, front keeps Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco sidelined for entire preseason

2 days ago from UPI

With the current state of their offensive line, the Baltimore Ravens are not taking chances with quarterback Joe Flacco.

Prejudice may push low-income shoppers to unhealthy options

2 days ago from CBC: Health

An unhealthy diet is not just a result of food insecurity but also of the stigma that surrounds it, believes Guelph researcher Kelly Hodgins. “Our societal discourses, assumptions and judgements...

Precarious 'flexible work' affects over four million people in UK—far more than just zero hours

2 days ago from Physorg

New analysis by Cambridge and Oxford sociologists indicates that some 4.6 million people in the UK regularly experience 'precarious scheduling': flexible working with limited hours dictated by management, often with...

Dr. Ruth Pfau, Savior of Lepers in Pakistan, Dies at 87

2 days ago from NY Times Health

A German-born medical missionary, who discovered her life’s calling by chance, is hailed in Asia as “a Mother Teresa.”

World War II Marine veteran returns family flag to Japan

2 days ago from UPI

A World War II Marine Corps veteran has returned a flag he took from the body of a dead Japanese soldier on Saipan to the soldier's family in Japan.

Jacksonville Jaguars' Allen Robinson trashes Blake Bortles throw

2 days ago from UPI

Wide receiver Allen Robinson was not happy with a Blake Bortles throw Tuesday at Jacksonville Jaguars camp.

Manic Moonday: Astronomer Discusses #solareclipse2017, Why People Should Experience the Celestial Scenery

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Ty Robinson talks about what eclipses demonstrate about the movement of exoplanets and touches on how alien life may fit into this celestial event.

Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficit Skyward

2 days ago from NY Times Health

If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums would rise by as much as 20 percent and the federal deficit would rise.

Patrick Dempsey to return to TV in new Epix series

2 days ago from UPI

"Grey's Anatomy" alum Patrick Dempsey will star in an adaptation of the Joel Dicker novel "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair."

Cat owner turns 50 cardboard boxes into elaborate maze

2 days ago from UPI

A proud cat owner celebrated International Cat Day by building his pets an elaborate maze of cardboard boxes.