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Hot Flashes Can Linger as Long as 14 Years, Study Finds

by The New York Times // February 16, 2015 // Updated 16:26 GMT // 0 Comments

Conventional wisdom has it that hot flashes, bursts of intense warmth and sweating that afflict up to 80 percent of middle-aged women, last a few years. But they can actually last as long as 14 years, a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine found. In a racially, ethnically and geographically diverse group of 1,449 […]

Only 1% Of All Americans Get To Experience This Incredible Sight.

by The Huffington Post // February 16, 2015 // Updated 12:18 GMT // 0 Comments

www.upworthy.com: never thought about how rare this is before, but many people literally can go their whole lives without experiencing the vastness of space and their own smallness.

Jim Cantore’s Reaction To Thundersnow Is Amazing

by The Huffington Post // February 16, 2015 // Updated 10:01 GMT // 0 Comments

Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore really loves thundersnow. – Despite the rarity of thundersnow, Cantore experienced another incident of it on-air back in 2011. His reaction then was just as animated:

Biting Cold Air Follows Latest New England Blizzard

by The Huffington Post // February 16, 2015 // Updated 08:16 GMT // 0 Comments

Frigid cold nipped at New England after the region’s fourth winter storm in a month blew through, piling another foot of snow on top of 6-foot-high mounds in Boston, and forecasters said another winter blast might hit midweek. New Englanders were talking in superlatives — harshest, most relentless — with a winter that has tested […]

Obsession with beauty almost killed Brazilian pageant runner-up

by CNN // February 16, 2015 // Updated 02:47 GMT // 0 Comments

“I’ve had more than 10 surgeries,” she told CNN. “My nose, my cheekbones, my jaw. I injected my lips numerous times, changed my breasts twice and did liposuction two times.” In 2012, she got second place in the uniquely Brazilian contest known as Miss Bum-Bum, or Miss Backside. Modeling contracts followed. “I idolized my body, […]

Snow, Dangerous Winds, Cold Strike New England Again

by The Huffington Post // February 15, 2015 // Updated 12:32 GMT // 0 Comments

Snow and dangerously high winds roared across parts of New England in the dark of night to face an army of road crews and emergency workers Sunday, who had readied themselves for the fourth winter onslaught in less than a month. The odds favored the ominous weather.HULL, MA – FEBRUARY 11: Coby Alden-Danforth, 6, along […]

On Valentine’s Day, These Adorably Odd Animal Friends Show There’s Someone For Everyone

by The Huffington Post // February 14, 2015 // Updated 16:29 GMT // 0 Comments

Few things are sweeter than overcoming long odds in the name of friendship. So for Valentine’s Day — or should we say Pal-entine’s Day, nope, we shouldn’t — we’ve rounded up a bunch of mismatched furry, feathery and scaly best-friend duos. Ever seen a giraffe and an ostrich hanging out? Now you will. These guys […]

Snowed in? Here’s how to beat the winter blues

by CNN // February 14, 2015 // Updated 04:03 GMT // 0 Comments

“She’s seen the same cage, the same scene, the same everything, day in and day out,” Schlozman wrote. “But alas, my kid’s hamster cannot work scissors, or a remote control for the television, or engage in any sort of higher order thinking.” But too much time for thinking in the winter can lead to trouble. […]

Staying safe when the lights go out

by CNN // February 14, 2015 // Updated 02:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Here are some tips to stay healthy when the lights go out: Avoid hypothermia A condition called hypothermia happens when a person’s core body temperature goes below 95 degrees F. A rapid loss of body heat, usually because of being in cold water, is called acute hypothermia. Cold outdoor weather poses risks of subacute hypothermia, […]

Volunteers Rescue Cats From Hawaii Lava Flow

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 21:59 GMT // 0 Comments

HILIO, Hawaii (AP) — An animal rescue group is taking in stray cats near an active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. – © 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Incredible Fight Between Seal And Octopus Caught On Camera

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 20:43 GMT // 0 Comments

A battle between a harbor seal and a giant octopus is making waves on the Internet after photographer Bob Ianson captured the strange sight on camera. Ianson, who owns Heirloom Linens, says he was out for a walk with his family on the Ogden Point breakwater in Victoria, Canada, when he saw the two creatures […]

Mom’s Theory About How Her Privileged Son Ended Up Homeless (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 18:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Christopher, 27, grew up in a well-to-do family, went to college and landed a good job with a six-figure income. He lived in a beautiful home and drove a nice car. Now, though, he lives in a tent in the woods. – Like Dr. Phil | Follow Dr. Phil | Be on the Show

Ask Well: Put on the Snowshoes

by The New York Times // February 13, 2015 // Updated 17:49 GMT // 0 Comments

If by “good,” you mean a workout that leaves you sweat-soaked and panting, then snowshoeing may provide a better workout than running or walking. In one of the few studies to directly compare those activities, researchers in Vermont found that snowshoeing in powder at less than 3 miles per hour requires about the same exertion […]

Fit Nation: Sweet dreams for better health, weight loss

by CNN // February 13, 2015 // Updated 12:07 GMT // 0 Comments

To combat the previous night’s loss of sleep, I’d go to bed at 8 p.m. the next night, only to find myself wide awake at 1 a.m. The ping-pong of sleeplessness leaves me disoriented and cranky. I wore my crazy work hours like a badge. “I worked 60 hours last week,” I’d say tiredly, but […]

Are we ready for the next global epidemic?

by CNN // February 13, 2015 // Updated 11:50 GMT // 0 Comments

In 2003, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) crossed the world, originating in Asia and reaching Canada in less than a day. In 2012, a new virus emerged in the Middle East and entered the global arena soon after. Aptly named Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS -CoV) it continues to spread today, albeit slowly, with almost 1,000 […]

Dogs Know When We’re Happy Or Angry

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 09:18 GMT // 0 Comments

Science is proving what pet owners have long believed: Dogs understand what we’re feeling. Specifically, dogs can recognize the difference between a happy and an angry human face, a study published Thursday in Current Biology suggests.  Read the whole story at TODAY.com

Nearly 200 Pilot Whales Stranded On New Zealand Beach

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 08:41 GMT // 0 Comments

Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded themselves on New Zealand’s South Island on Friday, with hordes of rescuers rushing to the remote area in a bid to guide them back to sea. – Pilot whales grow to about 20 feet (6 meters), and large strandings are common during the New Zealand summer. Experts describe Farewell Spit, […]

Nebraska Judge Halts TransCanada’s Use Of Eminent Domain For Keystone Route

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 23:42 GMT // 0 Comments

A Nebraska judge has issued a temporary injunction barring TransCanada from using eminent domain to force landowners to sell rights allowing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on their property.A sign marks the ground covering TransCanada’s Keystone I pipeline outside of Steele City, Nebraska. A district court judge temporarily barred TransCanada from using eminent domain to […]

Dog Escapes From Home, Sneaks Into Hospital 20 Blocks Away To Comfort Sick Owner

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 21:49 GMT // 0 Comments

“Dogged determination” has a mascot, and it’s a miniature schnauzer named “Sissy.” – The Francks say they’ve never taken Sissy to the hospital, reports note, so they aren’t sure how she knew to navigate there. Since Nancy works in a building near the hospital, they speculated the dog had been in the car when Nancy […]

Shell CEO Says Industry Needs To Be Less Aloof In Climate Change Conversation

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 21:08 GMT // 0 Comments

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden believes it is time for his industry to take a more active role in the conversation about climate change and become “less aloof.” Putting a price on carbon is a “crucial” part of lowering emissions and addressing climate change, he said at an industry conference in London on […]

Ebola Victims Still Infectious a Week After Death, Scientists Find

by The New York Times // February 12, 2015 // Updated 20:58 GMT // 0 Comments

People who die of Ebola probably remain infectious for at least a week after death, according to a new study. The findings underscore how important it is to safely handle and bury corpses in the epidemic. A burial team work to bury the body of a man who died from Ebola in the Kissi community […]

You’ll Wish Your Valentine Said This About You (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 18:13 GMT // 0 Comments

Watch as Dr. Phil shares his Valentine’s Day message for his wife of 38 years, Robin McGraw. Like Dr. Phil | Follow Dr. Phil | Be on the Show

3 Sisters Open Up About Growing Up With A Mom Who Drinks (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 17:05 GMT // 0 Comments

“My mom is an alcoholic, and it’s really gotten out of hand. My mom drinks every day, all day … I would definitely classify my mom as a hostile or mean drunk. She becomes a completely different person when she’s drinking.” — Autumn, 16. – Like Dr. Phil | Follow Dr. Phil | Be on […]

Chains Pull Dietary Aids Off Shelves After Inquiry

by The New York Times // February 12, 2015 // Updated 05:24 GMT // 0 Comments

The attorney general’s office announced last week that it had conducted tests on 78 bottles of top-selling medicinal herbs at the four retailers and discovered that four out of five did not contain the ingredients advertised on their labels. The office said that the products appeared in many cases to contain powdered rice, wheat and […]

Pink Strips Down For PETA’s ‘Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ Ad

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 02:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Pink would “rather go naked than wear fur” — and that’s not just lip service. – Previously, celebrities like Christy Turlington, Khloe Kardashian and Olivia Munn have stripped down for PETA’s “Go Naked” anti-fur campaign.

Low-Flying Meteor Explodes Over New Zealand, Illuminating Night Sky

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 02:22 GMT // 0 Comments

An explosion of orange, blue and white lit up the skies over New Zealand Wednesday night, followed by a series of sonic booms. Local experts agree that the blinding explosion was probably a low-flying meteor, according to The New Zealand Herald. YouTube user Josh Sherbone captured the stunning flash on his car’s dash cam in […]

This Lonely Seahorse Is Lost In An Invasion Of Crabs

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 01:50 GMT // 0 Comments

What do you do when your home is invaded by thousands of crawling crabs? A lonely seahorse living under Port Phillip Bay’s Rye Pier in Melbourne, Australia, is still trying to figure that out. – As winter winds down, the crabs will disperse with their new shells, and hopefully, the seahorse will feel at home […]

Scientists Bash EPA’s Take On Burning Wood For Power

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 00:25 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — A group of 78 scientists is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency memo they say may dramatically undermine President Barack Obama’s directive to cut planet-warming emissions.A group of scientists is criticizing an EPA memo that they think indicates that the agency will treat woody biomass as carbon neutral under the Clean Power Plan. (Thomas […]

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