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Rising health insurance deductibles fuel middle-class anger and resentment

Middle-class Americans are bearing the brunt of the rise in health insurance deductibles and medical bills. That's helped widen political divisions.

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A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them

Rog Hanson created a secret habitat for seahorses in the coastal waters off Long Beach. He's come to see them about 1,000 times.

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Parents, Here’s How to Avoid Doing Battle With Your Picky Eater

Accommodating a finicky diner in the family can be frustrating, but forcing foods isn't the answer.

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Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.

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Judge Gets Threats After Saying Teenager in Rape Case Was From ‘Good Family’

Judge James Troiano’s comments sparked a nationwide outcry; now he's receiving threats and being called upon to resign.

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Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed

“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” said the principal of a high school in Boca Raton, Fla.

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10 Findings That Contradict Medical Wisdom. Doctors, Take Note.

Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Here are some of the most notable findings.

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Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says

The family court judge also said the victim should have been told that pressing charges would destroy the accused’s life.

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Risk for Dementia May Increase With Long-Term Use of Certain Medicines

Here’s what research suggests about a class of drugs called anticholinergics, which treat a wide range of ailments, from depression to bladder issues.

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13-year-old donates baked goods to homeless for every dessert he sells: 'It's all about helping people'

"I knew that I wanted to make a business, but I knew I didn't just want to make money. I also wanted to help people at the same time," the now 13-year-old said of his one-for-one business model.

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Inside the Elementary School Where Drug Addiction Sets the Curriculum

About half of the student body at one Ohio elementary school has witnessed drug use at home. Educators spend time every day teaching the children how to cope.

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An Australian Doctor’s Dream: Curing America’s Opioid Curse

Dr. George O’Neil has implanted a device he invented into thousands of Australians who abuse opioids. But is it an answer for America’s addiction crisis?

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Citi insists cardholder agreed to pay needless fees but can’t prove it

High school English teacher Paul Anderson reckons he has paid thousands of dollars to Citi over the years for card protection he never wanted or needed.

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$95,000 to Fix Up a Studio Apartment, but It Was All a Scam, Officials Say

Rents were jacked up on hundreds of New York City apartments in a kickback scheme, a lawsuit contends.

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Why Gulping Down a Cold Drink Feels So Rewarding

In a study of mice, researchers found no links between the neural systems related to reward and monitoring water intake.

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In San Quentin, prison inmates are cooking up gnocchi and brighter futures

Cooking classes taught by chef Huw Thornton for San Quentin State Prison inmates are about overcoming more than learning how to cook.

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30 seemingly impossible places that actually exist | Science 101

The world is filled with places so breathtaking, they look like they came from a fairy tale. These locations seem to make the impossible come to life.

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French Rock Star’s Instagram Defeats His Widow in Inheritance Battle

If Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis,” was a United States resident, then his fourth wife stood to inherit his whole fortune. Social media evidence led a French court to rule otherwise.

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Westside private school gave diplomas to nonstudents for a fee. Then came the college admissions scandal

Before West Hollywood College Preparatory School was linked to a national college admissions scandal, it issued hundreds of diplomas to nonstudents.

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USC was told gynecologist could be preying on Asian women, secret records show

USC received a report saying its longtime campus gynecologist was preying on vulnerable Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy."

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Billionaire pledges to pay student debt for 2019 class at historic black US college

Robert Smith makes pledge to eliminate students’ debt estimated at $40m at Morehouse, Martin Luther King’s alma mater

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Museum of Tolerance provides powerful lesson for youth hockey team

Members of the Jr Kings youth hockey team recently visited the Museum of Tolerance after members of the team were seen performing a Nazi salute and making anti-Semitic remarks in a video.

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A School Bus Driver Raped a Teenage Student. His Sentence Includes No Prison Time.

Shane Piche raped a 14-year-old girl who rode his bus in upstate New York. His sentence of 10 years’ probation has prompted outrage.

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Polio Vaccinator Is Shot and Killed in Pakistan

The woman was part of a vaccination campaign. Another worker in her team was injured. A total of three polio workers have been killed this week as unfounded rumors against vaccines spread.

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What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?

Americans argue over insurance while Singaporeans keep perfecting the delivery of care.

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Best Chocolate in the U.S.

America's best chocolate includes Jacques Torres, Francois Payard and Mast Brothers. Plus more of the best chocolate in the U.S.

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What Happens When a Convicted Killer Moves to Town?

Thomas Kokoraleis, a member of the “Ripper Crew” that once terrorized Illinois, was released from prison last month and moved to Aurora. The mayor and many residents want him gone.

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Babies with 'bubble boy disease' cured using HIV in gene therapy

The rare genetic disease called severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, or SCID, often kills children, mostly boys, in the first year or two of life.

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You'll need a special 'porn pass' to view x-rated content anonymously from April

If you want to browse porn sites like Pornhub and YouPorn anonymously, you'll need to purchase one of these cards

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The Most Measured Person in Tech Is Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet

YouTube’s C.E.O. spends her days contemplating condoms and bestiality, talking advertisers off the ledge and managing a property the size of Netflix.

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Behind the Disney Food Blog: How One Woman Made a Career Out of Eating at Walt Disney World

The site, started by Texas resident AJ Wolfe in 2009, boasts the most comprehensive inventory of unbiased reviews of the ever-expanding food options at Disney parks, and attracts millions of monthly readers, YouTube viewers, and followers across social me

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How a Dark Web Drug Ring Was Uncovered After Suspicious A.T.M. Withdrawals

Three New Jersey men were charged in Manhattan with setting up a virtual storefront in a hidden corner of the internet that sold illicit drugs.

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Access Denied

A German woman accused of letting a 5-year-old girl she and her husband held as a slave in Islamic State-held territory in Iraq die of thirst has gone on trial in Munich

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A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.

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How one couple worked charter school regulations to make millions

California’s charter law — passed in 1992 — allowed for charter schools to be authorized and overseen by hundreds of school districts. It also allowed for multiple appeals if schools were denied. Clark and Jeanette Parker were charter operators who

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A Vintage TWA Plane is in Times Square En Route to Become Cocktail Lounge at New TWA Hotel

“Connie,” a vintage 1958 airplane that has been converted into a retro cocktail lounge for the new TWA Hotel is parked in Times Square for the weekend!

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'No jail time!': Dr. Dre boasts daughter got into USC 'on her own,' then deletes post

Dr. Dre is taking a jab at Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who made headlines for their alleged involvement in a college bribery scandal.

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Weirdly shaped, very dark: Ultima Thule is revealing the outer solar system’s secrets

Scientists are learning more and more about Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt object visited two months ago by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

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DNA and a Coincidence Lead to Arrest in 1999 Double Murder in Alabama

For 19 years, police were unable to identify the person who fatally shot two 17-year-olds. Then they turned to the technique used in the Golden State Killer case.

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Archaeologists slam ‘stupid’ Cadbury treasure hunt that could see people prosecuted for trespassing

A campaign to get Britain treasure hunting has been slammed as “intensely stupid” by archaeologists who fear people will be breaking the law. 

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Homeless mother Tanya McDowell who sent son, 6, to better school in wrong town jailed for five years | Daily Mail Online

Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport. She said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.

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California's new governor signs moratorium on executions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 737 inmates on the nation's largest death row got a reprieve from California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday when he signed an executive order placing a moratorium on...

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Real estate mogul taunts ex-wife with 12-metre photo of new one

By James BarronMarch 11, 2019 — 10.48amNew York: They measure 7.3 metres wide and 12.8 metres high, which makes them taller than a telephone pole but one metre

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An Unvaccinated Boy Got Tetanus. His Hospital Stay: 57 Days and $800,000.

The boy’s harrowing experience with the disease in 2017 was the first pediatric case of tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years, according to a new C.D.C. report.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs When Everyone Is Doing Them

At least my “this is your brain on drugs” generation understood fear. Now, narcotics are the new boxed wine.

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Fight against 'modern-day slavery' of human trafficking in South Carolina makes strides

Experts say major strides have been made in South Carolina since the passage of a sweeping anti-human trafficking bill in 2012

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Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions

A nasal spray version of the drug ketamine has shown promise as an antidepressant, even if its properties still aren’t well understood.

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Could this bra detect breast cancer?

A teenager in Mexico invents a bra to detect breast cancer. But does it work? And if so, how?

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How badly are we being ripped off on eyewear? Former industry execs tell all

Charles Dahan was a leading supplier of frames to LensCrafters, before the company was purchased by Luxottica. Glasses that cost him $20 to make would be sold for five times that amount.

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H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic

Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.

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Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

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Neptune has a tiny moon we've never seen until now. Here's how Voyager missed it

Scientists have discovered a new moon in orbit around Neptune. Named Hippocamp, it likely formed from fragments of larger moons struck by comets.

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A February to remembrrr in L.A.: It never even reached 70 degrees

This month was the first time in recorded history that the temperature did not reach 70 degrees in downtown L.A.

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Californians are losing hundreds of millions of dollars in recycling deposits

California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in 5-cent deposits on cans and bottles last year, largely because it’s increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, a new report says.

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Have Dark Forces Been Messing With the Cosmos?

Axions? Phantom energy? Astrophysicists scramble to patch a hole in the universe, rewriting cosmic history in the process.

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The TWA Hotel Turns an Abandoned Airport Terminal Into a Midcentury Dream

Meet JFK's first on-airport hotel—complete with midcentury modern guest rooms, a 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck with pool, and a Jean-Georges restaurant.

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F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment

The active ingredients of ketamine, a popular club drug, show promise in battling deep despair.

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Viewing the Northern Lights: ‘It’s Almost Like Heavenly Visual Music’

Seeing the aurora borealis has become a must-do item for camera-toting tourists from Alaska to Greenland to Scandinavia. On a trip to northern Sweden, the sight proved elusive, if ultimately rewarding.

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Scientists Discover A Potential 'Off Switch' For Aggressive Melanomas

A quarter of all melanomas are driven by mutations in a protein called NRAS that cause it to turn on and stay on. Now, researchers have found a way to switch this protein off.

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How to Use ‘Do Not Disturb’ on Your Phone (While Still Letting Important Calls Through)

The bliss of turning off all notifications on your phone doesn’t have to come with the anxiety of potentially missing an important call or text. Here’s how you can have it all.

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Once and for all: Hormone replacement is good for women

Forget the black cohosh and chaste tree, if you're heading into menopause you need exactly the treatment that you may think will harm you: hormone replacement therapy,

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The Reason Why Those DNA Tests Are Misrepresenting

You know Ancestry.com and 23andMe, which both determine your ancestry line and DNA through genetic testing? It’s pretty amazing to go back in time and find out where your true roots are from, but reports are now showing that these DNA tests are actu

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Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

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Washington measles cases rise, leading to a state of emergency - CNN

As of Sunday, there are 35 confirmed cases of measles in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee has already declared a state of emergency.

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Deciem Founder Brandon Truaxe Has Died

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe, whose erratic behavior led to his being stripped of his CEO role at the popular skin-care company, died on Sunday.

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Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia?

As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t.

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Chocolate is a better cough suppressant than your cough syrup, study says

Got a nagging cough? Grab some chocolate. At least that’s what a few English researchers are suggesting.

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6 Things You Should Know About Your New Instant Pot | Kitchn

If you got one for the holidays, well, you basically hit the present jackpot.

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99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018

The world didn’t fall apart this year. You were just getting your news from the wrong places.

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100 Home Improvement Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Sometimes those head-scratching home improvement moments turn into aha! ideas.

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Man suspected of money laundering after $400,000 found in washing machine - CNN

The term "money laundering" was never more appropriate than this week, when Dutch police found around $400,000 stuffed inside the drum of a washing machine.

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7 hospitals that illegally billed sex-assault victims for their rape kits agree to settlement

"Survivors of sexual assault have already gone through unfathomable trauma; to then subject them to illegal bills and collection calls is unconscionable," the NY attorney general said.

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7 Things You Need To Know About Instant Pot and Why you Might Not Want To Buy It - Imagelicious.com

Are you considering buying an Instant Pot but not sure if you need another appliance and if pressure cooking is for you? Here are 7 Things You Need To Know About Instant Pot and why you might even not want to buy it. Also a few points on why I love my In

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Krispy Kreme's Latest Doughnut Is Inspired by Ugly Christmas Sweaters

The coffee and doughnut chain is also bringing back three doughnuts of holidays past.

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Instant Pot Accessories & What You Really Need For Your Electric Pressure Cooker

Welcome to the Instant Pot Accessories list and what you really need for your electric pressure cooker. Forget all the hype that you must own several.....

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American killed by primitive tribe in India was there to preach — New York Post

PORT BLAIR — An American visiting one of the islands in India’s remote cluster of Andaman and Nicobar has been killed by a group of hunter-gatherers who live there isolated from the outside world, two police officials said Wednesday. The North Sentine

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Predators are using Fortnite to lure kids. Cops say parents need to worry

Authorities said they've arrested men seeking sex with minors through social media and messaging platforms - and now gaming apps

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Harvard followed 800 people over the course of multiple decades and found 6 things that make people live longer, happier lives

Harvard followed 800 people for their entire lives to see what makes people live happier, healthier, and longer. The study was the longest prospective study of physical and mental health in the world, and it found six factors that impact happiness, includ

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Crazy Japanese Kit Kat Flavors (and where to find them) | Love and Olive Oil

We're back! Well, we've actually been back for 2 weeks now but I'm just now starting to feel like myself again (when you get hit by crazy jet lag AND a cold at the same time... well, I needed a serious vacation to recover from my vacation).

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Los Angeles Is the Worst Bike City in America

While New York, Seattle, and San Francisco become friendlier cities for cyclists, Los Angeles is letting the cars win.

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The Complete Guide to Deflecting Bike Thieves

Bay Area bike pros explain how to save your ride from being nabbed.

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How Hooters Air went from a successful airline to a $40 million failure in three years

You might not remember it, but at one point Hooters had an airline. Hooters Air launched in 2003 and was initially a success, but it closed about three years later. The company cited a number of reasons for the airline's failure, including a $40 mill

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Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s

The British street artist Banksy appeared to pull off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, with a frame that shredded his “Girl With Balloon” after it sold.

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Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds

Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned.

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Is Disneyland’s $15,000 Dinner the Most Magical Meal on Earth?

A table at 21 Royal includes a butler, Osetra caviar, and champagne, but what diners are really here for is a premium taste of Walt Disney wonder

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King’s Hawaiian is a Southern California sweet bread success story

From running production facilities to the brand’s restaurants, one family has been building an American empire for nearly 70 years

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7 Health Benefits of Ginger

What is ginger good for? There are many benefits of ginger including fighting nausea and helping muscle pain.

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“The Gray Man,” South Carolina Ghost Said to Warn Locals Before Hurricanes, Appears Ahead of Florence

In the past 200 years, locals say the Gray Man has appeared before each of the five hurricanes to make landfall on Pawleys Island.

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Why Are People So Obsessed With LAUSD's Coffee Cake?

The fluffy, crumbly dessert has been around for more than 60 years and Angelenos' love for it hasn't diminished.

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The 10 Best Supermarkets in the U.S.

Some supermarkets offer great values, others focus on the very best product, still more work tirelessly to remain essential to their respective communities, and a very select few manage to do all of the above. Did your favorite (or favorites) make the gra

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Southerners Aren’t Always at Home in Hollywood

Nine actors talk about how their accents — and culture — helped and hindered them as they forged screen careers.

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How to Block and Report Spam Calls and Text Messages

Unwanted calls and spam texts are annoying, but you can do something about them. Here’s how to block and report them so they won’t bother you again.

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Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It

The doctor most responsible for creating a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry.

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How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location

A new report shows that Google still tracks your location even if you thought you opted out.

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Better Call Saul Season 4 Features Gus Fring Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Expect to learn more about the super villain’s backstory: “He’s not the Gus that has it all figured out during Breaking Bad,” says Giancarlo Esposito.

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Study: Opioids for wisdom teeth removal increase long-term use | Island Packet

Those who were prescribed an opioid before or after their wisdom teeth removal are nearly 3 times as likely to go on to long-term use of the drug, according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal JAMA.

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Burger King Just Brought Back Surge Soda, Be Still Your '90s Baby Heart

Kids of the '90s, get ready for a huge blast from the past. Remember Surge soda? It was originally introduced in 1997 by Coca-Cola to compete with PepsiCo's Mountain Dew — it had a good run for a few years, but popularity died down in by the end of…

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Don’t be fooled by the password email scam

An email being mass-mailed to thousands may fool some people into believing they’ve been hacked, but police say it’s not a real threat.

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13-mile trail from Baldwin Hills to the beach set to open in 2020

The Park to Playa Trail would connect some of the area’s most popular walking and biking trails.

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Costco employees share 25 things they'd love to tell shoppers but can't

Costco membership doesn't entitle you to do whatever you want in the store, employees say. Here's what Costco workers wish they could tell members of the retail warehouse club.

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What to Eat During dineL.A.'s Exclusive Series in Summer 2018

dineL.A. continues to celebrate their momentous 10-year anniversary from July 13-27.

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12 things you must tell your grownup child if you haven't already

As a parent of adult kids, you might assume you've said it all. But here are 12 things your child needs to hear from you as an adult. If you hadn't said it before, do it more often

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China trash ban is a global recycling wake up call

China's trash import ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. The flip side: the world has finally been forced to rethink its approach to waste.

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New research suggests that LSD could be an effective treatment for depression and anxiety

This finding further upholds the drug's potential use in treating a number of mental health conditions such as depression and addiction.

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17 Hidden Gems On Netflix For True Crime Fans Who Just Can't Get Enough

Ever since Netflix premiered the sensational Making a Murderer docu-series, the streaming site has been the number one stop for any and every true crime fan. Since then, Netflix has premiered multiple original true crime shows — The Keepers, The Conf…

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Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his dream

A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent seizures has been ruled ineligible to play at his dream college, a decision that has sparked...

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How an Alexa speaker recorded and shared a private conversation

A report says a couple's Echo speaker recorded their conversation and sent to to someone in their address book.

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The 10 Commandments of Cast Iron Skillet Care

If you have a cast iron skillet that's in good shape, you know just how wonderful of a kitchen tool they can be. They impart flavor like no other cookware can, they get HOT, they're versatile: you can use them to fry up chicken, eggs, to bake a skillet ca

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Your child may have a higher risk of cancer if you keep your house too clean, study says

A study published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer found that children in "overly clean" houses are more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of cancer in kids. Exposure to other kids and breastfeeding reduces the risk.

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Buy this $85M N.Y. condo and get a free trip to outer space

The swanky 45th floor condo in New York comes with a pair of Rolls-Royces and a lot more. For a mere $85 million, not only can you pick up a home with breathtaking views, but a yacht, a chef and butler for a year and, yes, a trip to outer space.

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Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole in the universe

Researchers discovered a black hole that's growing so fast that it can devour a mass the size of the sun every two days.

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A dying mother's plea for her life

Her only chance at life is a new liver, but her insurer said no. Then she wrote a powerful plea to the CEO.

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Budweiser's new beer is based on George Washington's handwritten recipe

Budweiser's newest beer, Freedom Reserve Red Lager, out this month, is inspired by a handwritten recipe in George Washington’s military journal. This is the latest marketing move by Budweiser to tap into historical notes for its beers.

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Pot in Pot (PIP) Instant Pot Cooking Method - Paint The Kitchen Red

Instant Pot 'Pot in Pot' Cooking (PIP) is a cooking method that allows you take pressure cooking to another level.  The Pot in Pot cooking method allows you to cook dishes that tend to scorch, to bake cheesecakes and other desserts, and to cook

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In Charleston, Beer Gets Its Own Neighborhood

On tap in the city’s Brewery District: stouts, I.P.A.s, stewed oxtails, collard pizza — and a skatepark.

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The Last Days Of Banking Heir Matthew Mellon

Matthew Mellon’s death in Mexico raises many unanswered questions, including what will happen to the estimated $500 million of XRP digital currency he owned. “I am trying to live a responsible life,” he told Forbes earlier this year.

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What does it mean to be of mixed race in America? A new book and exhibition aim to answer

Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian are swimmers — Coughlin the first woman to swim the 100-meter backstroke in under a minute, Adrian as an eight-time Olympic medalist. But they dropped those identities for another: hapa, a mixed-race person, photograph

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How Do You Count Endangered Species? Look to the Stars

Pairing astronomers’ algorithms for star-hunting with drones equipped with infrared cameras, scientists have developed a new tool kit to help conservation and fight poaching.

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South Carolina leads the nation for Alzheimer’s. 5 ways to keep from losing your mind

Hilton Head nonprofit Memory Matters adds prevention education to its arsenal of Alzheimer's and dementia help for clients and families.

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A Few Species of Frogs That Vanished May Be on the Rebound

A new study in Panama finds some types of frogs are returning, after being decimated by a deadly fungus that has vanquished amphibians around the world.

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Pedestrian deaths keep rising and LA County has the most in the country, report says

The number of people being called while crossing the street is growing faster than vehicular traffic collisions. Here are a few reasons.

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Yes, you can exercise too much — and raise your risk of an early death, study finds

A new study found that white men who exercise over 3 times the recommended amount are 86 percent more likely to have a build-up of plaque in their arteries by middle age.

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Hidden In Plain iSight: Secret, Handy Features On Your iPhone

Love the iPhone? We do, too...but we had no idea that we were missing out on some very, very cool features.

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Why is health care so expensive?

Neither Republicans nor Democrats appear to be addressing why health is fundamentally expensive -- or what to do about it

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How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear

We’re able to locate sound because our brains grasp the shape of our ears. When that shape changes, we need time and practice to adapt.

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Our Top Oven Tips - Are You Using Yours Correctly?

Follow these and get perfect baked goods every time!

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    Here's Why Some People Purposefully Burn Their Food

    We all know the type: they char their cookies and blacken their popcorn. And now we know why.

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    Best Cheap Restaurants In Los Angeles

    Dining out on a budget isn’t tough to do in Los Angeles. From tasty chicken cafes, to Korean tacos, here are a few top spots!

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    27 Clever Gadgets on Amazon That’ll Make Life Less Annoying

    These 27 brilliant items from Amazon are blowing people’s minds. And the best part? They’re all under 30 bucks.

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      When Is a Child Instagram-Ready?

      I waited to draw up a social media contract for my 9-year-old until I could see where the trouble spots were. I found them fast.

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      The Case Against Google

      Critics say the search giant is squelching competition before it begins. Should the government step in?

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