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Why Do Fat- and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain?

Why Do Fat- and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain?

STYLE | By Terry Davidson, American University | Jan 17
There's a troubling link between a fat-rich diet common in the West and brain-related ailments that can actually impair our ability to avoid overeating.

GLAM Awards @ Sony Hall NYC :: January 14, 2019

GLAM Awards @ Sony Hall NYC :: January 14, 2019

NIGHTLIFE | Jan 16
The 20th edition of the GLAM Awards celebrated the best of NYC nightlife. Hosted by Ru Paul's Drag Race's Bob The Drag Queen and Peppermint, this was a night full of amazing performances, camaraderie and so much creativity!

Second Lady Karen Pence will Teach at School with Anti-Gay Policies

Second Lady Karen Pence will Teach at School with Anti-Gay Policies

NEWS | Jan 16
Second lady Karen Pence has a new gig: teaching art at a Christian school in Virginia that doesn't allow gay students, parents or workers.

Grammy-Nominated Album Shines Light on Transgender Pioneer

Grammy-Nominated Album Shines Light on Transgender Pioneer

NEWS | By Kristin M. Hall | Jan 16
For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed out nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971.

Netflix Renews 'Grace and Frankie' Ahead of Season 5 Debut

Netflix Renews 'Grace and Frankie' Ahead of Season 5 Debut

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Jan 16
As the fifth-season adventures of "Grace and Frankie " begin, viewers can rest assured there's more to come.

New York State Legislature Outlaws 'Conversion Therapy' on Minors

New York State Legislature Outlaws 'Conversion Therapy' on Minors

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 16
New York is set to become the latest state to outlaw the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" on minors with the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Attack on Nairobi Hotel

Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Attack on Nairobi Hotel

NEWS | By Joseph Mwihia | Jan 16
Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group.

How Jason Momoa Got Jacked To Play 'Aquaman'

How Jason Momoa Got Jacked To Play 'Aquaman'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 16
Fitness and style YouTuber Brett Maverick delivers a workout so you can be superhero strong in 2019.

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

TECHNOLOGY | Jan 16
Think of it as a crop circle, but in a river: A curious formation that's getting attention in Greater Portland is actually a spinning ice disk that is roughly 100 yards (91 meters) wide.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Mortgage

What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Mortgage

BUSINESS | By Holden Lewis | Jan 16
The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. Here's how the shutdown is affecting homebuyers and homeowners — and what you can do about it.


News

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

LEGAL | By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jan 16
The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.


Entertainment

 Review :: Surviving R. Kelly

Review :: Surviving R. Kelly

TELEVISION | By Louise Adams | Jan 16
Why is the accused pedophile R. Kelly still able to maintain a "sex slave cult"? Why is this story not getting more traction in mainstream white media? Why do fans not abandon him? The six-part "Surviving R. Kelly" explores this.


Business

From Travel to IPOs, How Shutdown is Upsetting U.S. Economy

From Travel to IPOs, How Shutdown is Upsetting U.S. Economy

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Jan 16
As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week with no end in sight, the economic blow is being felt not only by federal workers but also by business people, households and travelers across the country.


Technology

House Republicans Question Telecoms on Location Tracking

House Republicans Question Telecoms on Location Tracking

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel | Jan 17
Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge.


Finance

Liberal Lawmakers Challenge Trump with Drug Cost Legislation

Liberal Lawmakers Challenge Trump with Drug Cost Legislation

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 10
Challenging the Trump administration on a top consumer issue, leading congressional liberals are proposing legislation that would radically reduce U.S. prescription drug bills by linking prices to lower costs in other countries.


Cars

VW, Ford Team Up on Pickups, May Cooperate on Electrics

VW, Ford Team Up on Pickups, May Cooperate on Electrics

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Jan 16
Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will together develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles.


Style

Key West Moves to Ban Sunscreens That Could Damage Reefs

Key West Moves to Ban Sunscreens That Could Damage Reefs

GROOMING | Jan 16
Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs.


Travel

FAA Says It's Recalling More Aviation-Safety Inspectors

FAA Says It's Recalling More Aviation-Safety Inspectors

POLITICS | By David Koenig | Jan 16
Federal officials say they are recalling more aviation-safety inspectors who were idled by the partial government shutdown.