Sheena Bosket was in her therapist’s office earlier this year when she unraveled her history with sexual assault. She first opened up about being molested at age 8, then about being assaulted twice as an adult.
For Bosket and many others, #MeToo has given her the courage to share her experiences aloud.Read More
Friday, Oct. 5 marks exactly one year since the New York Timespublished the groundbreaking exposés from multiple women alleging Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had raped or sexually harassed them. Some 80 women, including prominent actresses, have come forward since.Read More
Florida is experiencing its most toxic red tide in more than a decade, decimating at least 120 miles of its Gulf of Mexico coast since November 2017.
According to officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, thousands of dead marine animals have been found washing up on the state’s beaches.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
Using sunscreen is imperative for protecting your skin from sunburn or cancer. But finding a product that really works to safeguard against ultraviolat A (UVA) rays isn’t always so easy.
According to the nonprofit Environmental Working Group’s 12th annual sunscreen guide, 67 percent of products tested don’t work well or contain potentially harmful ingredients.
Consumer Reports also examined popular products and of the 73 lotions, sprays, sticks, and lip balms in their ratings this year, 24 tested at less than half their labeled SPF number.Read More
Good news for Sunday snoozers: Sleeping in on your off-days might actually be beneficial to your health.
In fact, new research from Stockholm University’s Stress Research Institute found that compensating for missed sleep on the weekends really does work and can even lengthen your life. Previous sleep science research hasn’t fully examined the effects of weekend snoozing.Read More