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Public Health Experts Call For Regulating Thin Models In US Fashion Industry

Two Harvard researchers called for a regulation in the U.S. fashion industry. Following France's lead in banning excessively thin models will result in worker protection and a stronger stance against anorexia nervosa, the deadliest of all mental illnesses in the U.S.

Society December 22, 2015

Bear Grabs Boy Scout Leader Into New Jersey Cave, Scout Fights Back With Rock Hammer

Boy Scout leader Christopher Petronino was grabbed and attacked by a black bear in New Jersey. He managed to ward off his attacker by using a rock hammer.

Society December 22, 2015

2015 Is A Historical Year For US LGBT Rights

From Supreme Court rulings to coming out stories, 2015 is undeniably a momentous year for the LGBT community, not just in the United States. Will 2016 be a good year, too?

Society December 22, 2015

First VTech, Now Hello Kitty: How Vulnerable Are Our Kids To Hacking?

Parents are usually relaxed when it comes to their children's credit information but the most recent data breaches targetting children proves that they shouldn't be. Find out why children are prime targets for identity thieves.

Society December 22, 2015

Crackdown On Florida Pill Mill May Have Curbed Heroin Overdose Deaths

The efforts of Florida state officials who target pill mills have led to a decreased rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths. They tracked and closed pill mill clinics where doctors dispense large quantities of prescription opioids to patients without proper protocol.

Society December 22, 2015

Australian Anti-Marijuana Campaign Backfires: Endearing Stoner Sloth Wins Hearts Of The Nation

Stoner Sloth is supposed to exemplify a person high on weed: sluggish and dim-witted. Instead, his endearing qualities have made him a hero for stoners, causing a hilarious backfire for the Australian anti-cannabis campaign.

Society December 22, 2015

Former US Nuclear Weapons Site Soon To Become A National Park

The world's first full-scale plutonium reactor is now The Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Check out what makes the new National Park so historical.

Society December 21, 2015

Neuroscientist Says Humans Only Have One Sense, Not Five

We experience the world through our five senses, but neuroscientist Don Katz believes that we may actually have only one, all-encompassing sense: the chemosensory system. Katz has gathered evidence connecting the codependency between the sense of smell and taste.

Society December 22, 2015

Jimmy Carter Announces Sudden Death Of Grandson At Sunday School

Jimmy Carter announced Sunday morning the unexpected death of his 28-year-old grandson Jeremy. The somber news broke two weeks after the former president said he had won the battle over cancer.

Society December 21, 2015

Good News For Women! Still Outnumbered In The Business World But Earning More Than Men In Corporate Finance

A recent study finds that female CFOs earned higher than male CFOs in the past year. Find out what makes the result welcome news.

Society December 19, 2015

Here Are The Top US Cities For LGBT Rights

Forty-seven U.S. cities, including Jersey City, San Diego and Louisville, obtained a perfect score in the Municipality Equality Index of a national gay rights group. The four-year annual list ranks U.S. cities in LGBT rights and inclusivity.

Society December 19, 2015

Worries, Outlook In US Parenting Linked To Family Income

Parental worries in America are based on family income, a new survey found. More than philosophies and values, parenting and outlook on children's wellness are now highly related to how much the parents are earning.

Society December 19, 2015

Men With Moustaches Outnumber Women In Medical Leadership Professions

A study on the number of top leadership positions in the medical profession showed that females still hold significantly fewer positions than males. Find out what moustaches have to do with the research and why it matters.

Society December 18, 2015

These Dogs Have A Good Sense Of Humor, According To Research

At times, it may seem as if your pet dog is smiling or laughing. Psychology Professor Stanley Coren says dogs may actually have a sense of humor.

Society December 18, 2015

Dyson Engineers Create A High-Tech Christmas Tree, Complete With Hovering Ornaments

A team of researchers, engineers and designers at Dyson used its tech to create an innovative office Christmas tree that features ornaments that bounce in mid-air.

Society December 17, 2015

New 'Secret Hitler' Game From 'Cards Against Humanity' Creator Is Already A Hit And It's Not Even Out Yet

There's a new card game that's on the verge of potentially being one of the most fun games of the genre in a long time. So far, it is tearing up Kickstarter with over $720,000 in pledges.

Society December 18, 2015

Trader Joe's Recalls Triple Ginger Brew Following Reports Of Exploding Unopened Bottles

American grocery chain Trader Joe's took its Triple Ginger Brew products off the shelves following reports of unopened bottles bursting or shattering. The recent recall followed a series of earlier recalls made by the company of two more of its food products.

Society December 17, 2015

China Calls For Internet Sovereignty, Greater Cooperation Against Terrorism And Cyber Attacks

In his speech at the World Internet Conference, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged nations to cooperate in regulating the Internet in order to prevent the abusive use of information technology. He called for the opposition against the practice of hacking and network surveillance as well.

Society December 17, 2015

Paris Chateau Becomes World's Most Expensive Home After $301 Million Purchase Of Middle Eastern Buyer

Chateau Louis XIV in Paris was sold for a staggering $301 million to an anonymous Middle Eastern buyer. With the purchase, the chateau is now considered to be the most expensive home in the world.

Society December 17, 2015

Man Shuts Down Houston Freeway For Marriage Proposal And Yes, He Might End Up In Jail

Charges were filed against Vidal Valladares Navas, the man who shut down Houston freeway to propose to his girlfriend. He will face the case, obstruction of highway, a class b misdemeanor.

Society December 17, 2015

Polish Experts: Tunnel, Yes. Nazi Gold Train, No

A group of researchers said there is no Nazi gold train in Poland. The finding refutes the claim of two hunters that insisted they did find the train hidden in a tunnel in August 2015.

Society December 16, 2015

New York, Los Angeles Schools React Differently After Receiving Similar Terrorist Threats Via Email

Los Angeles officials immediately suspended classes on Dec. 15 following a terrorist threat received through email. On the other hand, New York, which received a similar scare, initiated an investigation and announced the threat was a hoax.

Society December 16, 2015

San Bernardino Shooter Hinted Of Support For Islamic Jihad On Facebook But Here's Why US Missed The Warnings

Officials from federal law enforcement agencies revealed on Monday that one of the shooters in the deadly San Bernardino attacks had sent messages to her Pakistani friends through Facebook expressing her support for Islamic jihad. These private messages were not disclosed during a Senate hearing.

Society December 15, 2015

Seattle Becomes First US City To Allow Uber, Lyft Drivers To Form Unions

After a unanimous vote, Seattle now allows Uber and Lyft drivers to negotiate their wages and form unions. However, companies oppose the City Council's new ordinance.

Society December 15, 2015

Presidents, Prime Minister May Age And Die Sooner: Study

Candidates who win next year’s elections may need to take note of this: winning the elections is equivalent to the loss of 2.7 years in a person's lifespan.

Society December 16, 2015

Researcher Says Mouse Movements Can Detect Users' Negative Emotions

Brigham Young University professor Jeffrey Jenkins has a patented technology for tracking mouse-detected emotions, including anger, sadness, confusion and frustration, via the speed of cursor movements and the amount of clicks.

Society December 14, 2015

Boston Company Turns Roadkill To 'Accidental Fur'

Petite Mort Fur owner Pamela Paquin uses roadkill to create fashionable fur items. 'Accidental fur' aims to give the industry alternative sources apart from wild fur trapping and fur farms that kills 50 million animals annually.

Society December 15, 2015

‘Star Wars’ T-Shirt Gets Seventh-Grader In School Trouble

'Star Wars' fans are excited for the release of The Force Awakens' this week but a middle schooler never thought he'd get in trouble for it. School officials told the seventh-grader to hide his Stormtrooper shirt because it depicted violence.

Society December 14, 2015

Vandals Attack Facebook Germany Headquarters With Rocks, Smoke Bombs And Paint

A group of 15 to 20 masked vandals clad in black damages the Facebook building in the northern city of Hamburg in Germany, hurling rocks, smoke bombs and paint. The perpetrators also spray-painted the phrase 'Facebook Dislike' on a wall of the headquarters.

Society December 14, 2015

Navy's New $4.3 Billion Stealth Destroyer Helps Rescue Fisherman In Maine

The new U.S. Navy stealth destroyer saved a fisherman, who was having chest pains while aboard a boat in Maine. The $4.3 billion ship called Zumwalt paved the way for the immediate medical evacuation of the man.

Society December 14, 2015

Facebook's Zuckerberg Gets Our Vote For Dad Of The Year: Here's Why

In just a few weeks, Mark Zuckerberg has won dad of the year. He's a Zucky dad and that makes him a winner.

Society December 13, 2015

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, An Immigrant, Counters Trump's Intolerant Discourse: 'Let's Not Let Fear Defeat Our Values'

In a Medium post, Sundar Pichai wrote a short appeal to acceptance, diversity and open-mindedness in the American society. His statement followed other voices from Silicon Valley who criticized the recent intolerant discourse of Donald Trump.

Society December 12, 2015

Study Spotlights Racist Tendencies In Airbnb Hosts

A Harvard Business School study proves that Airbnb's lack of user anonymity sparks racial prejudice in hosts. African-American profiles receive 16 percent less positive response than White profiles.

Society December 12, 2015

ISIS Capable Of Printing Fake Syrian Passports: US Intel

A government spokesperson confirmed the contents of a new U.S. intelligence report warning that ISIS can create fake Syrian passports. The report focused on the potential threat of militants using fake documents to enter the United States.

Society December 12, 2015

Greenpeace Take To Turning Arc De Triomphe Into Sun For Climate Protest

Greenpeace France urged French President Francois Hollande to hasten renewable energy development by turning the Arc de Triomphe roundabout into the sun. The organization also called for people to rise up and support renewable energies.

Society December 12, 2015

Reddit Post Connects Arnold Schwarzenegger To Dying Fan

The dream of an avid Arnold Schwarzenegger fan has come true because of one viral Reddit post. Todd McCaffery, a former weightlifter and Schwarzenegger fanboy, met his idol through a video chat.

Society December 13, 2015

France's Prime Minister Says The Country Will Not Block Tor Or Public Wi-Fi

Despite the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, French prime minister Maurice Valls has denied that the country will cease providing public Wi-Fi or Tor, despite the hypothetical threats both services could pose.

Society December 11, 2015

Social Networks Can Support Academic Success: Study

Birds of the same feather really do flock together. Researchers have found that social networks have the ability to influence academic performance, which leads to friends generally reaching the same level of achievement.

Society December 10, 2015

Adidas Takes Recycling To The Next Level With Its New 3D-Printed Ocean Plastic Waste Shoe

Continuing its campaign to raise awareness on ocean waste control, Adidas just introduced a new prototype. In partnership with Parley for Oceans, the sportswear company developed a shoe manufactured entirely out of recycled ocean plastic.

Society December 10, 2015

Burglars Break Into Foodbank, Steal Wrapped Christmas Presents For Needy Children

Burglars stole wrapped Christmas presents at a Newcastle Foodbank center. The gifts were intended for needy children so they can have something to receive for the holidays.

Society December 11, 2015

Roadkill Enthusiast Plans To Eat Dolphin For Christmas Dinner

A roadkill enthusiast may face criminal charges for planning to eat dolphin meat on Christmas. The retired marine biologist does not buy meat but instead consumes roadkill animals.

Society December 12, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Everyone To 'Just Say Hi' To People Living With Disabilities

Moral compass and Apple CEO Tim Cook teamed up with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (and Siri) for a PSA this holiday season.

Society December 8, 2015

Jeff Bezos Wants To Send Donald Trump To Space

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump are in the latest big Twitter feud, with Bezos throwing shade by suggesting that Trump take a trip to space in the Blue Origin rocket - and stay there.

Society December 8, 2015

Donald Trump Wants To Ban All Muslims Entering United States

Donald Trump just set the public opinion on fire with his recent statement asking to bar Muslim access to the United States. Fellow senators from both parties chastised the mogul, and human rights and religious groups condemned the declaration.

Society December 8, 2015

Christmas Tree Farmers In Oklahoma Unfazed By Drought

Christmas is just around the corner! Christmas tree farms in Oklahoma are looking forward to good trades this 2015 after recovering from years of drought.

Society December 8, 2015

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