Mark Cuban: ‘Nobody Right Now’ Can Beat Trump

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban said Tuesday that none of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates has a good chance of beating President Donald Trump. “Nobody right now,” the businessman said in an interview on the CNBC show “Halftime Report” when asked which Democratic presidential hopeful has the best chance of winning in the general election against Trump. Cuban was not even impressed by former Vice President Joe Biden, despite his clear lead over the rest of the Democratic field in most national polls. Biden is “smart” and “could do a decent…

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Best Fitness Training Innovations 2019

Training for a fitness event this year but don’t know what’s out there to help get you in tip-top shape? Whatever you’re training for, there are plenty of innovations to see you through to tough times, from bodyweight training tools to high-tech recovery aids.  With that, here’s my rundown of the best equipment, tech, gizmo, innovation – whatever you want to call it – for any type of training so that you’re suitably kitted out for any workout, event or challenge. BODY WEIGHT TRAINING AND CALISTHENICS TRX Home 2 suspension training…

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Can Eating Spicy Foods Help You Lose Weight?

The promise is appealing: Can the heat within spicy foods actually melt your body fat and unearth your chiseled six-pack? As a dietitian, this promise pops up every now and then with a new study touting the fat-loss benefits of hot peppers or with a new supplement marketing the belly-shrinking benefits of “capsaicin.” The connection sort of makes sense: when you eat hot foods you sweat, which is also what happens when you exercise so … maybe there’s a similar effect occurring in your body? Sort of. So that word,…

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How religious experiences may benefit mental health

Religion may have a wide range of health benefits, research suggests. For instance, a study that appeared last year found that religious believers tend to live 4 years longer, on average, while another study found that attending religious ceremonies slashes the risk of premature death among seniors. Emerging research is also looking into the mental health benefits of various psychedelic substances. For example, several studies have shown that psilocybin — the psychoactive compound in so-called magic mushrooms — has the potential to treat severe depression without the side effects of…

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Four Simple and Effective Ways to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

Eye care professionals strongly recommend taking breaks throughout the workday to reduce eye fatigue and unnecessary eye strain. Technology is woven into every aspect of our lives, as we use it in our communication, careers, entertainment, and much more. Although there’s no denying how helpful and convenient technology can be, it can also be quite harmful to our health, especially when it comes to our eyes. One of the most common issues is eye strain, which can have a variety of symptoms, including blurry vision, eye pain, headaches, and general…

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The path to sustainability is the key to survival

As the CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, one of my responsibilities is to stay abreast of the latest conservation research to help ensure that our educational message is accurate and up to date. A scientific paper that crossed my desk recently summed up the human-caused pressures on the natural world in a way that is hard to ignore. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science and the California Institute of Technology estimated the biomass of all the living things on Earth and the results are eye opening.…

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Science Says: Tiny ‘Water Bears’ Can Teach Us About Survival

Earth’s ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness. These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a microscope they look like some combination of chubby bear and single-eyed alien. And they are the closest life gets to indestructible. No water? No worries. Tardigrades survive. Antarctic cold, 300-degree heat (150 degrees Celsius), a lack of oxygen, even punishing radiation doesn’t stop these animals. They…

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A bottle of wine a week is as bad as smoking 10 cigarettes: study

Drinking one bottle of wine a week is as cancer-causing as smoking up to ten cigarettes during the same time period, a new study claims. British researchers found that downing a weekly bottle of vino is on par with smoking five cigarettes for men and 10 cigarettes for women, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal BMC Public Health. In total, the wine consumption increases a man’s “lifetime cancer risk” by 1 percent and woman’s by 1.4 percent, according to authors of the study, who crunched U.K. health…

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A bad diet could cause more deaths than smoking

Diets lacking in healthy food are responsible for more deaths across the globe than smoking, a major new study has concluded. The research, published in British journal The Lancet, claims that around 11 million deaths per year — or one in five — are a result of a poor diet. The diets cutting lives short were found to be particularly high in salt and too low in whole grains and fruit. The analysis, part of The Global Burden of Disease Study, saw researchers assess the diets of people in 195…

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Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problems

A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than 419,000 Apple Watch users signed up for the unusual study, making it the largest ever to explore screening seemingly healthy people for atrial fibrillation, a condition that if untreated eventually can trigger strokes. Stanford University researchers reported Saturday that the watch didn’t panic flocks of people, warning just half a percent…

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Trump’s vision for American health care, explained by his budget

Democratic presidential candidates have spent years building a new vision of American policy, one where a lot more of us get our health insurance from the government. I see President Trump’s newly released budget as his counterproposal to all that. It envisions a really different future, one where government-run health care shrinks — and public programs become more difficult to sign up for. Here are some key health policy features of the Trump budget (you can read the full thing here): Repealing Obamacare and replacing it with Graham-Cassidy. Those who…

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I’m not a prepper, but I’m prepared

“Do you have an extra roll of toilet paper in your truck?” Missy asked me last week. That’s not the kind of question you want to field at 10:17 on a stormy Wednesday night. I had visions of one of us making a run to the store, and you could guess which one of us it would be. It appeared we had like two wraps left on the only roll in the house. That wasn’t going to cut it until daylight. Missy is an organized housekeeper. She usually keeps plenty…

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Read Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook’s privacy-focused future

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just published a lengthy post outlining what he describes as a “privacy-focused” future for his company’s various messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp — and online communication at large. The letter is Zuckerberg’s most significant preview of Facebook’s messaging ambitions (and the undertakings necessary to reach them) in years. It touches on encryption, data storage, user safety, and more. Zuckerberg admits that some of these important changes could be several years away, but the ideas he’s promoting will be seen by some as a…

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Dad’s “Brutal” Description In Daughter’s School Project Will Leave You In Stitches

Most parents have had the embarrassment of their offspring accidentally blurting out the wrong thing. One dad was left in hysterics at his daughter’s account of his life after she was asked to complete a profile about him at pre-school. The cheeky four-year-old clearly didn’t know all the facts, but she didn’t let that stop her from trying her best. And to be honest, we prefer Nora’s account of her dad’s life to the truth. Dad Zach shared the adorable account on TikTok, where it quickly went viral. In it,…

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25 Year Old Has Leg and Toes Amputated After Hot Tub Party

A young woman had to have her leg and toes amputated – after a dip in a hot tub at a party caused meningitis. Lauren Briggs, 25, woke up at her friend’s house unable to breathe in January after spending the evening having fun. She was rushed to hospital thanks to a quick-thinking pal, where she was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia. The life-threatening blood infection occurs when bacteria in the blood multiplies uncontrollably. Doctors battled to save Lauren’s life and were forced to amputate her right leg below the knee…

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Lutheran Church Elects First Ever Transgender Bishop

Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer is making history in the Evangelical Lutheran Church as the first ever transgender bishop. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) announced in a press release that Rohrer, who uses they/them pronouns, was elected to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod. “It’s humbling. It’s inspiring,” Rohrer told CNN. “And I think I’m very aware that this call is bigger than me — that it’s about serving God, and it’s about … a place in history that means a lot to a…

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Mom Rushes Baby to ER with ‘Hole in Mouth’ That Turns Out to be a Sticker

A young British mom has shared her embarrassing mistake — one that caused her to rush her baby to the ER, thinking he had a huge hole in his mouth. Becky Stiles, 24-year-old mom-of-three told the Sun she was horrified when she saw the large dark red “hole” in the roof of 10-month-old son Harvey’s mouth while she was changing his diaper at their home in Essex. “I tried to touch it but he just screamed at me, so I made his dad rush over and see it,” Stiles said,…

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14-Year-Old Charged with Murdering Cheerleader Is ‘Proud of What He Did’

Aiden Fucci, the 14-year-old boy charged with murdering 13-year-old cheerleader Tristyn Bailey, was held in custody on Tuesday morning for another three weeks while prosecutors decide whether to charge him as an adult. On Sunday night, Fucci took a selfie in the back of a cop car. He posted it on Snapchat with the caption “Hey guys has anybody (sic) seen Tristyn lately” before her body was found in the woods. Police say they will use that selfie as evidence against Fucci as it proves he is “proud of what…

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FBI Releases New Document on Death of Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

The FBI has released a file on Kurt Cobain’s death. For decades, US authorities have been holding a file on the Nirvana star, who took his own life in 1994. But now, the agency has released a 10-page document on Cobain. It details the efforts made by some to have the FBI investigate the death due to fears that foul play may have been involved. One of the letters sent dated September 24, 2003 urged FBI agents to act and claimed there were “inconsistencies” surrounding Cobain’s death. “I believe a…

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Man Killed When Driver Changes Mind Exiting Interstate Highway

A 66-year-old Brandon man was killed Saturday when the driver of the car he was riding in realized they were headed towards the wrong exit and tried to return to Interstate 75. The crash occurred at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday near the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit. The victim was a passenger in a car headed south on I-75 and driven by a 59-year-old Largo woman, the Highway Patrol said. When the woman realized she was driving towards the wrong exit, she suddenly veered to the left and cut…

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Man Executed for Murder in 2017, Now New DNA Evidence Points to Someone Else

Ledell Lee Mugshot

Ledell Lee was executed in Lincoln County, Arkansas on April 20, 2017 for the 1993 murder of Debra Reese. He maintained his innocence until the day he died. Now, four years later, an attorney with the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization that works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted, says DNA testing of the murder weapon points to someone else. “While the results obtained 29 years after the evidence was collected proved to be incomplete and partial, it is notable that there are now new DNA profiles that were not available…

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Father Used 3-month-old Son as Human Shield During Shootout with Police

A father used his 3-month-old son as a human shield during a shootout with police in Mississippi earlier this week. The dad died in the shootout, and the boy passed away later. The incident started as a domestic dispute in Louisiana. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting Monday afternoon, Biloxi police said. Law enforcement then found two dead: Christin Parker and her nephew, Brandon Parker. Police launched a search for Christin Parker’s ex-boyfriend, Eric Derell Smith — and their 3-month-old son, identified by…

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Armed Robbers Fail to Escape Because They Couldn’t Drive a Manual Car

Manual Car Shift

Two armed robbers failed their attempt to steal a car in Melbourne because the vehicle was a manual. According to Victoria Police, two men used a knife to force a man to give them his wallet and keys after he parked his car in Bentleigh early yesterday morning. The victim complied and gave the men his personal belongings. However, the getaway plan failed when the robbers got in the car. Victoria Police say the car was a manual Hyundai i30, and the wannabe robbers didn’t know how to start it.…

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