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  • Spain education sector hit by strike against cuts
    Thousands of students and teachers staged a strike across Spain on Thursday to protest government austerity measures and a planned new education reforms. More
  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion
    Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in as part of a new surge of German interest in American brewing, upending a centuries-old relationship in which German beer defined the golden standard for brewing and Americans emulated it. More
  • Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week
    Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet. The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. More
  • Tiny tiles are making a big comeback, with a modern twist
    "If you embed your initials in the front entryway of your home, you're definitely making a commitment to staying there," she says. "When people want something highly personalized, I recommend doing ...
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  • DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It’s a curse of modern life to think we can buy happiness
    Life is a struggle at times even before you start worrying about global poverty ... Don't be scared of these vital NHS tests Uptake of NHS screening, particularly for breast, cervical and bowel cancer ...
    10/18/2019 - 1:04 pm | View Link
  • 'Modern Love' Creator on Adapting the Beloved Column and Tackling Bipolar Disorder
    "Modern Love," the longtime New York Times column following the ups and downs of real-life relationships, has made its way to the small screen ... which was how Carney stumbled upon it years ago when ...
    10/18/2019 - 5:15 am | View Link
  • Review: Modern saint-making reflects contemporary Catholic identity
    The French writer Léon Bloy once famously remarked that the only tragedy in life is to not have been a saint. But most of us will not become saints, at least not in the formal sense. As Kathleen ...
    10/18/2019 - 5:14 am | View Link
  • X-Men #1 Review: A Day in the Life of the Modern Marvel Mutant
    All of these considerations and more are in play as Moira X hatches a plan 10 lifetimes in the making. Now that the stage is set ... Most of the issue plays out as a day in the life of one, Scott ...
    10/16/2019 - 3:23 am | View Link
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