A UN report says that four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009
Former President Trump is out of the White House, but that hasn't stopped the Arizona Republican Party from doubling down on its support for him—and censuring those it considers disloyal. At the end of a seven-hour meeting Saturday, party members voted by a wide margin to censure Gov, Doug...
Kelly Reichardt's "First Cow" wins best film at New York Film Critics Circle awards, where Chadwick Boseman was honored; Liam Neeson thriller "The Marksman" tops U.S. box office; Animals at ZSL London Zoo frolic in snow. (Jan. 25)
A commonly prescribed treatment for people suffering from chronic back pain may not be providing any relief. A new review suggests that antidepressants when prescribed for chronic pain, provide little to no back pain relief. The review did find that the medications could however offer a modest benefit for osteoarthritis and sciatica. Their review looked at data from 33 clinical trials studying the use of antidepressants for chronic pain. Antidepressants are frequently prescribed by doctors to help chronic pain sufferers with their mental distress.
Around 25,000 U.K. retailing jobs remain under threat even as it emerged Monday that online fashion firm Boohoo has bought Debenhams, one of the country’s oldest department store chains
The Scientific Reason Why Laughter Is Actually the Best Medicine. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “laughter is the best medicine,” but did you know it’s actually true? . Here are five science-backed ways laughing has a positive effect on your well-being. . 1. Laughing with other people releases endorphins in your brain called opioid receptors, which create a feeling of euphoria. Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Matt Bellace says the “natural high” you get from laughing is far “superior” to a drug-induced one. 2. Both men and women view a sense of humor as one of the most attractive traits in a potential mate. Couples that laugh together have also been found to have a higher-quality relationship. 3. Laughter can improve your heart’s vascular function and circulation, which in turn lowers your risk of a heart attack. . In addition, the endorphins released by laughing can lower your blood pressure, which reduces anxiety and takes tension off of your heart. 4. Laughing for 10 to 15 minutes has been found to burn between 10 and 40 calories. Laughter also reduces cortisol levels, which is a stress hormone that causes fat to be stored around your belly. . 5. Laughter can cause the brain's cerebral cortex to release electrical impulses, which block the passage of negative thoughts. According to Shilagh Mirgain, a psychologist from the University of Wisconsin, laughing can help promote a “positive, optimistic outlook.”
Yet another world leader has tested positive for COVID-19. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that he is being treated for a "mild" case of the virus, CNN reports. "I regret to inform you that I have contracted COVID-19. The symptoms are mild, but I am already receiving...
Larry King, , Legendary Talk Show Host, Dead at 87. The iconic broadcaster and host of ‘Larry King Live’ died Saturday morning. . The news was confirmed by his son, Chance. . A statement was also posted to his verified Facebook page, . but it did not give a cause of death. . With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Statement, via Facebook. For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. , Statement, via Facebook . Born in Brooklyn, NY, King hosted his show on CNN for over 25 years. He interviewed countless celebrities, tastemakers, athletes and presidential candidates. . King retired in 2010 after taping 6,000 episodes.
World leaders are converging — virtually — on the Netherlands for a summit that will seek to galvanize more action and funding to adapt the planet and vulnerable communities to the effects of climate change
Indianapolis has been shaken by what police say was the city's biggest mass casualty shooting in more than a decade. Police say five people and an unborn child were shot dead early Sunday in a home in the northeast of the city, the Indianapolis Star reports. Sgt. Shane Foley with...
Two people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a Tacoma, Wash., police officer drove his vehicle into a crowd gathered for a street race on Saturday night, the Seattle Times reports. The unnamed officer is now under investigation by an independent police-review body. “I am concerned that our department is...
House Democrats will bring the sole impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” to the Senate late Monday evening. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the impeachment trial can heal the nation by bringing real accountability. (Jan. 25)
President Biden issued an executive order extending a pause on federal student loan payments. The order will cover the vast majority of all federal student loans. Under President Biden's direction, the pause will allow borrowers to defer payments without penalty and reset interest rates to zero. According to HuffPost, the pause will be in effect through at least the end of September 2021. A pause on payments initially went into effect in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was extended in December and was scheduled to expire on Jan.31
When Will It Be Safe to See Vaccinated Loved Ones?. Despite the fact that the vaccine is a step toward normalcy, it will not eradicate the coronavirus just yet. Here are a few reasons to hold off on reuniting with friends and family and when you may be in the clear to see them. While the vaccinated person won’t get sick, it may still be possible for them to spread the virus and infect others. The vaccine trials only looked at symptomatic cases, so its efficacy against asymptomatic cases remains unknown. Vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks. If you do decide to see a vaccinated loved one, be sure to wait a couple weeks after they receive their second dose
Andrew Williams was one of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6th. Days later, he asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a live stream. His expression of doubt regarding the insurrection was fairly widespread among participants. Williams was arrested on January 13th, according to Business Insider. Williams' activities and participation were chronicled in photos and videos obtained by federal police. The FBI and local police force are urging everyone with info to come forward.
A 34-year-old grizzly bear that was captured in Wyoming last summer and later euthanized has been confirmed as the oldest on record in the Yellowstone region, the AP reports. “He was born in 1986,” Dan Thompson, a Wyoming Game and Fish biologist tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide . “That’s...
Biden Executive Orders, Will Boost Food Benefits, Workers' Rights. The two executive orders are among those that President Joe Biden will sign on Friday. While the president has proposed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that requires Congressional approval. these two executive orders are designed to offer immediate federal relief under “existing authority.”. These actions are not a substitute for comprehensive legislative relief … but they will provide a critical lifeline to millions of American families, Brian Deese, National Economic Council Director, via CNBC. One order will allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make it possible for states to expand access to the federal food benefit program, SNAP. It also directs the benefit increase of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program by up to 15 percent. The program provides meals for low income children who had otherwise been receiving their meals at schools. The other order directs the Labor Department to implement rules allowing workers to choose not to take work that puts their health at risk. without risking their eligibility for jobless benefits. President Biden has also ordered his administration to develop an executive order that raises the minimum wage of federal contractors to $15 an hour. This executive order is slated for the first 100 days of his administration
Politicians and local leaders have condemned rioters who clashed with police in about 10 towns and cities across the Netherlands on the second night of a coronavirus curfew
Up to a foot of snow fell in Southern California's mountains as the first in a series of storms brought real winter weather after weeks of sporadic rain that did little to ease drought. Winter weather is expected further north later this week. (Jan. 25)