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Hundreds Of Students Poisoned By Candy In Philippines

AP | Charlotte Alfred | July 10, 2015 | World
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 1,000 students in a southern Philippine province fell ill Friday after eating fruit-flavored candy sold by vendors during their school recess, officials said. Provincial disaster management officer Abel de Guzman said no deaths have been recorded, but at least 1,080 students in southern Surigao...

Why Real-Life 'Vampires' Tend To Hide It From Doctors

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | July 10, 2015 | Weird News
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - It is not easy being a vampire, and even harder to come out of the coffin to a physician or therapist for fear they will misinterpret the habit of ingesting the blood of willing donors or succumb to stereotyping, a study finds. Research led by D.J....

Smartphones And Schoolwork May Not Be Such A Great Combination After All

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | July 10, 2015 | Science
We all know smartphones can serve up valuable information in mere seconds. And for that reason, many students use them as learning tools to aid with schoolwork -- for example, to perform mathematical calculations or review the course syllabus. But disturbing new research suggests that these ubiquitous

The Summertime Activities That Are Sure To Lighten Your Mood (According To Science)

Rebecca Scholl | July 10, 2015 | Healthy Living
We're officially in the thick of summer -- and that means there are plenty of opportunities to boost your mood through seasonal activities. Happify, a website dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, provided a detailed infographic including some ways to maximize...

A Psychologist's Explanation Of Why Racism Persists In America

Carolyn Gregoire | July 10, 2015 | Science
The tragic shooting took place in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last month -- and the following spate of burnings of black churches -- have thrust questions of racial injustice back into the center of our national dialogue. Many Americans...

Journey Inside This Black Hole For A Trippy Meditation Session

Fast Company | Farah Mohamed | July 10, 2015 | World
What lies beyond a black hole? Another time? Another universe? With VOID, an online, interactive art project by Hi-ReS! London, just press your space bar to find out. VOID is, at its heart, meditative, abstract web art—a series of scenes filled with fluid animations, fractal wireframe structures, and lots of...

There's Traditional Tapenade And Then There's THIS: Tomato-Almond Tapenade

Lisa Capretto | July 10, 2015 | OWN
There's nothing like salty, savory tapenade spread across a crispy baguette to make you feel as if you've been transported to the Mediterranean. Typically, this appetizer is made from the bounty of southern France -- ripe olives, capers and olive oil -- but the authors of In A...

Here's What Low-Income Families Think About Mandatory Vaccination

Yujia Pan | July 10, 2015 | Politics
From the Twitterverse to the Golden Gate Bridge, California's strict new law requiring childhood vaccination generated very public blowback last week. Many affluent parents have been vocal in their opposition to mandatory vaccination. The views of lower-income parents have received a lot less attention....

Florida Senator Bill Nelson To Undergo Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | July 9, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery next week to treat it, his office said on Thursday. Nelson's cancer was discovered in its early stages during a routine medical exam and the...

Courageous Boy Reads Mean YouTube Comments To Show Bullied Kids They're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | July 9, 2015 | Good News
One boy shared his own heartbreaking experiences to help lift others up. A powerful video uploaded by YouTuber Josh Fairbanks, features the man's 11-year-old son, Logan, opening up about the cyberbullying he's experienced. Logan, who often appears in his dad's videos, reads a few of the hurtful...

These Photos Will Make You Want To Put Your Phone Down Forever

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | July 9, 2015 | Technology
...Unless it's too late for you already, you poor soul.

'The Opposite Of Addiction Is Not Sobriety. The Opposite Of Addiction Is Connection.'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | July 10, 2015 | Politics
British writer and journalist Johann Hari has been exploring the true cause of addiction, something he believes is largely misunderstood. In a Ted Talk filmed last month, Hari challenged the belief that addiction is caused by chemical hooks, saying patients who receive painkillers after medical...

When Tired Politicians Are Called On To Make Important Decisions

HuffPost Greece | Κατερίνα Νανοπούλου | July 9, 2015 | Healthy Living
On June 26, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker declared that he was exhausted. “I don’t like this way of working, which leaves me sleepless," he said. "We can’t make the right decisions when we are tired.” Since then, the meetings, conference calls, Eurogroup meetings...

Why This News Reporter Wants To Change The Way We Talk About Fertility

Sasha Bronner | July 9, 2015 | Women
Before the sun even rises in Los Angeles, television news reporter Wendy Burch is often rushing down a freeway in her car, headed to report live at a developing scene. She is accustomed to working on the fly and pushing past yellow...

A Woman Made A Comic Book About Abortion And It's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | July 9, 2015 | Women
One woman is on a mission to demystify the realities of abortion -- using illustrations. Writer and artist Leah Hayes created an illustrated book, Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard, which takes readers through the thought processes of two women who choose to have abortions --...

This Unorthodox Guided Meditation Might Just Get You In The Habit

Leigh Weingus | July 10, 2015 | Healthy Living
Meditation is so good for your health that any effort to get people meditating should be met with applause -- even if it's a little, uh, unorthodox.  Warning: Strong language ahead.  Studies have shown that meditation lowers blood pressure, increases brain function, boosts happiness and...

Volvo Introduces Controversial New Child Car Seat Concept

Caroline Bologna | July 9, 2015 | Parents
Volvo's new child seat design could revolutionize the way kids travel in cars, but parents and safety experts have posed a few questions about the concept.    On July 2, Volvo unveiled its "Excellence Child Seat Concept" -- a seat that can swivel and lock in a...

Fitness Tracker Sales Are High, But So Are Abandonment Rates

Anna Almendrala | July 9, 2015 | Healthy Living
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids. Virginia Atkinson took hers off to charge the battery and hasn't picked it up since February. Although sales...

Taco Bell Delivery Is What Killed The Dinosaurs

Aaron Nemo | July 9, 2015 | Comedy
Paleontologists have made a groundbreaking discovery that provides definitive evidence as to what caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs some 66 million years ago. Postulated theories of extraterrestrial impact, volcanism and marine regression are being jettisoned for a much different explanation: the Crunchwrap Supreme.  Recently uncovered fossils...

4 Key Points From The Biggest Study Ever On U.S. Military Suicide

Anna Almendrala | July 9, 2015 | Healthy Living
CHICAGO (AP) -- War-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in newer enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. At both levels, attempts are more common among women and those without a high school...
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