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  • Parent and peer disapproval can lead to teen suicide

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teens who've attempted suicide, or tried to harm themselves, are more likely to try again to kill or hurt themselves if they think their parents or peers "invalidate" their feelings, a new study suggests. People can feel...
  • Health: A New Face On Medical Care

    Health: A New Face On Medical Care
    Robots bathing patients, storefront medical clinics and nurses conducting procedures once done by doctors. The future of health care is bound to include practices that might surprise us today but will be commonplace 50 years from now. When hasn't that...
  • Stop the hop: for huge ancient kangaroos, hopping was dicey

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kangaroos hop, right? Well, not all of them. Scientists said on Wednesday that a biomechanical and statistical analysis of fossil bones of a group of huge extinct kangaroos shows that the largest of the bunch in all likelihood...
  • Why aren't we expecting our kids to do chores?

    Why aren't we expecting our kids to do chores?
    Eighty-two percent of American adults regularly did chores as children, including cleaning, cooking, laundry and dishes. Just 28 percent ask the same of their own kids. A national survey of 1,001 respondents in mid-September found that we are loath to...
  • Surfrider Foundation finds new leader

    The Surfrider Foundation has named a Laguna Beach resident and former lifeguard to be the nonprofit organization's next chief executive officer. The group's board of directors chose Chad Nelsen to lead Surfrider, a San Clemente-based organization...
  • Frederica Wilson seeks re-election against GOP opponent

    Frederica Wilson seeks re-election against GOP opponent
    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is running for re-election to a third term against a Haitian-American Republican, Dufirstson Neree, in one of the most Democratic districts in Florida and the nation. Wilson, if re-elected, plans to focus on legislation...
  • Texans know they have to control Luck Thursday

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Houston Texans - INSIDE SLANT If the Houston Texans are going to defeat Indianapolis and reclaim sole possession of first place in the AFC South, they must contain third-year quarterback Andrew Luck in their...
  • Emma Watson speaks at U.N., invites men to join feminism conversation

    Emma Watson has extended a formal invitation to men and boys to join the conversation on feminism. The "Noah" actress spoke about gender inequality and the launch of the He for She campaign at U.N. headquarters in New York City over the weekend...
  • Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film

    Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film
    Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered...
  • Actress Emma Watson's plea for equality wins men's support

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British actress Emma Watson's plea for men to join the fight for equal rights for women has sparked a flood of pledges across the world, including from fellow celebrities and politicians. Watson, 24, who rose to fame...
  • Long-term unemployed still at record levels

    Long-term unemployed still at record levels
    It has come down to this for Brian Perry: an apple or banana for lunch, Red Sox ballgames on an old Zenith TV and long walks to shake off the blues. At 57, Perry has been unemployed and looking for work for nearly seven years, ever since that winter...