Want a raise? Be a white man — Report finds people of color less likely to receive pay increase

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.

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S.C. restaurant manager accused of enslaving black cook pleads guilty to forced labor

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.

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‘Building blocks of life’ found on Mars, NASA reveals in new Curiosity rover announcement

NASA scientists hosted a live discussion Thursday, announcing new discoveries from its car-sized Mars Curiosity rover, which first launched in 2011.

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.

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What is rhabdomyolysis? Workout, rare condition sends teen to hospital

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.

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More than 11 million Americans prescribed wrong dose of common drugs, scientists say

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.

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Study finds 67 percent of sunscreens don’t actually work — find one that does

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.

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Sleeping in on the weekends could help you live longer, study suggests

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. 

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#MeToo: A timeline of 2018’s sexual harassment scandals

On Oct. 5, 2017, the New York Times published a report against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein revealing claims of rape or sexual harassment of dozens of women. 

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.

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