Asking for a raise isn’t the most comfortable part of the job. But it helps if you’re a white male.
That’s according to the new “Raise Anatomy” report from compensation data and software provider PayScale, Inc., which found that people of color are up to 25 percent less likely than white men to receive a raise after asking for one.
The manager of a South Carolina restaurant has pleaded guilty to forcing a mentally disabled black buffet cook to work unpaid for more than 100 hours a week, according to federal officials.
Bobby Paul Edwards, a 53-year-old white male, admitted he used violence, threats and intimidation tactics to force John Christopher Smith, who is black, to work more than 100 hours a week without pay at Edwards’ Myrtle Beach buffet restaurant J&J Cafeteria.
The live event, which aired on NASA Television at 2 p.m., revealed that scientists found organic matter preserved on Mars — elements considered “building blocks of life” — suggesting the planet was once home to life.
Seventeen-year-old Jared Shamburger of Houston thought his post-workout soreness after a 90-minute weightlifting session was nothing out of the ordinary at first. Then he was hospitalized for five days.
According to KTRK, Shamburger had recently joined a gym to work out with his older brother and dad, both of whom had been lifting weights for years. But after last week’s lengthy workout left him sore, swollen and hospitalized, the teen was diagnosed with a rare condition known as rhabdomyolysis — or rhabdo.
More than 11 million people in the United States may have been given the wrong prescription dose for common drugs, according to scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The researchers analyzed the reliability of updated pooled cohort equations, guidelines often used as online web tools that help doctors determine a patient’s risk of stroke or heart attack.
America is witnessing a troubling increase in deaths among its children and teens, according to a new mortality report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The report, which was released Friday, is based on information from death certificates filed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Thursday that he’s considering commuting former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s sentence.
The move comes two days after the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Blagojevich in which he decried his conviction as being politically motivated.
When Farhan Momin was seven years old, he’d play assistant to mom in the kitchen, given the responsibility of cutting up fresh vegetables — with a kid-friendly knife, of course. Now the 25-year-old Duluth native, a dental student, is in the running to be the next “MasterChef.”
Since then, multiple high-profile men (Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore) in media, politics and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. Some — but not all — have been ousted from their companies or resigned themselves amid the allegations.
Muslims around the globe are gearing up for the holy month of Ramadan, which begins after May 15 this year.
Throughout the holiday, observers fast from sunrise to sunset and partake in nightly feasts.
The Fox Theatre’s highly anticipated Marquee Club, complete with multiple bars, Moroccan-style lounges and rooftop views of Atlanta’s iconic Peachtree Street, will finally open its doors to the public this month.
A ceremonial grand opening for inaugural members is scheduled for Thursday May 17, with non-member access launching Saturday, May 19.
The $10 million 10,000-square-foot event space renovation marks its most significant expansion and its biggest financial undertaking since the popular theater opened in 1929.
Over the past five years, diagnoses of major depression in the United States have risen by at least 33 percent.
That’s according to a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, for which analysts assessed the BCBS Health Index built from billions of claims for more than 41 million commercially insured Americans annually.
Do you experience bouts of loneliness? You’re not alone. In fact, a new nationwide survey from health insurer Cigna found that nearly half the country is in the same boat.
The online survey of 20,000 adults consisted of self-reported responses to a series of 20 statements or questions. Analysts used the well-known UCLA Loneliness Scale to calculate respondents’ loneliness scores, which range from 20 to 80.
When 26-year-old comedian Yedoye Travis tweeted last June about being the next host on Nickelodeon’s “Blue’s Clues” revamp, he didn’t think anyone would take him seriously.
“They said if I get enough retweets they will bring back Blue's Clues and I can be Steve,” he captioned a photo of him sitting in the famous “Blue’s Clues” chair at Viacom studios in New York, where Travis was shooting a separate project for Comedy Central. The tweet went viral.
A group of researchers may have found a new treatment to successfully prevent migraines without an overload of common side effects of migraine medication, such as fatigue, racing heartbeat or nausea.
“There’s no current dedicated migraine prevention medication,” Dr. Michael R. Silver, an assistant professor in neurology at Emory University who was not involved in the study, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We borrow from other fields and use mostly anti-seizure medicines, blood pressure medicines or anti-depressants for migraine prevention.”
Long periods of sitting have been linked to a variety of health issues, including higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, muscle wasting and premature death.
Now, researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles’ Semel Institute and its Center for Cognitive Neuroscience have found that sedentary behavior is a “significant predictor of thinning of the medial temporal lobe.”
The medial temporal lobe, which includes the hippocampus, is the region of the brain critical for new memory formation. Medial temporal atrophy, such as thinning, has been associated with memory loss and has been used to predict Alzheimer’s disease, according to Dr. Joe Nocera, an assistant professor in neurology at Emory University who was not involved in the UCLA study.
Black women are three to four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And a new analysis from the New York Times using the most recent government data revealed that black infants today are more than twice as likely to die as white infants.
When you have a child with autism, finding help becomes priority No. 1.
Not only is it overwhelming to figure out what your child needs, but locating the right resources can be an added challenge.
Fortunately, you'll find some of the most innovative autism treatments and therapies in the country right here in the Atlanta area.
New research from the United States Census Bureau, Stanford University and Harvard University reveals that even if black boys come from wealthy families, they’re still more likely than their white counterparts to live in poverty as adults.
In fact, even when both groups grow up in the same neighborhoods, black boys fare worse than white boys in 99 percent of America. And the disparity is even greater in neighborhoods promising low poverty and good schools, researchers said.
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s approximately 20 million Shiite Imami Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Atlanta Tuesday evening as part of a yearlong celebration commemorating 60 years of his leadership, also known as his Diamond Jubilee.
His last visit to Atlanta was in 2008 in honor of his Golden Jubilee — 50 years of leadership.
Since last August, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled a brutal military crackdown in the Buddhist majority country of Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship and reportedly face an array of human rights abuses, to seek refuge in Bangladesh.
And many other Rohingya refugees were turned away, leaving thousands stranded at sea.
It’s going to be OK.
Those were the last words 16-year-old Alex Blackwell mumbled to her boyfriend on video chat around 2 a.m. one Wednesday morning last September, moments before she fell into a listless trance.
Seth panicked as he watched her striking blue eyes turn milky white.
On Sunday night, a gunman from Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire at a crowd of more than 20,000 country music fans in Las Vegas, killing at least 59 and leaving more than 527 with injuries.
When asked if authorities believed the massacre to be an act of terrorism, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said, “No, not at this point. We believe it was a local individual. He resides here locally. .… We don’t know what his belief system was at this time.”
This August, millions of Americans will have the rare opportunity to watch the sun, the moon and planet Earth align in the country’s first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States from coast to coast in nearly 100 years.
To get you excited and prepared for the gargantuan celestial event on Monday, Aug. 21, we’ll be updating this list with all our Great American Eclipse stories every day.