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New Research Reveals Health Benefits of Meditation

The stereotype of meditation as a spiritual practice with dubious health benefits has long persisted. The practice has commonly been associated with New Age ideas, like homeopathy, healing with crystals, and other unscientific medicines. But a growing body of research supports a surprising conclusion: meditation provides a number of clear psychological benefits that go beyond reducing stress, as studies show that a meditation practice reduces one’s likelihood of developing dementia, increases productivity and concentration, and promotes an overall sense of well-being.
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Déjà Vu! How Nostalgia Is Running The Entertainment World

Nostalgia has been fully capitalized off of; an atmosphere of nostalgia has a capacity to ‘weaken consumers' grasp on their money’. Cultivating past memories and bygone eras promotes a sense of ‘social connectedness’, say the researchers, in which old-fashioned community values and relationships with other people are seen as being more important.
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Concerns About Vaping Grow as Hospitalizations Increase

E-cigarettes, once thought to be a safer alternative to cigarettes and a tool for helping smokers quit, are drawing criticisms after a spike in vaping-related hospitalizations. While most people who use e-cigarettes as their preferred method of nicotine delivery experience little to no detrimental health effects, the consequences of vaping can be serious.
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Drew Scott: From Successful Realtor to Reality TV Star

You may recognize Drew Scott from HGTV’s hit program Property Brothers, where he and his twin brother Jonathan find fixer-uppers for their clients and turn them into the homes of their dreams. But you probably don’t know about the long journey that brought Scott from his childhood home in Vancouver to celebrity realtor status.
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The Political Impact of Recession Fears

Though the economy is still by all accounts quite strong, Democratic presidential hopefuls are already incorporating talks of a recession into their political strategy for 2020.
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Glued To Your Phone? There’s A Reason…

Parental controls have been around for a while now, however, as technology has continued to grow and expand, it seems these restrictive tools have done the opposite. Focusing specifically on the popular brand Apple, in 2018 they released their own feature on all of their phones and tablets that would allow parents or an individual to set limits on how long they spend on their devices or a certain app/program. 
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How One Man’s Journey Through Medicine, Art, Real Estate, and Culture Taught Him To Embrace The World And All It Has To Offer | Dr. Dennis Law

Dr. Dennis Law is an accomplished physician, producer, academic, and more, but beyond those impressive titles, he is a man of experience. His involvement in the arts, hospitality, and cultural endeavors led him to opening Canyon Madness Ranch, a luxury vacation ranch and lodge that embraces the natural wilderness amidst a 19th century sense of solace. Dr. Law’s creative mind created a getaway where embracing the present moment isn’t just encouraged, it’s required.

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The Tiniest Probe May Reach the Highest Honor | Dr. Patricia Ann Broderick, PhD.

Trademarked, the BRODERICK PROBE®, the tiny nanoprobe was created by a tiny but mighty five-foot girl, Dr. Patricia Ann Broderick, PhD. The name was to honor her father, Patrick Broderick, Patricia felt a strong desire to name the nanoprobe sensor after her father as her father was killed and taken from her in a shocking oxyacetylene torch welding accident on the Christmas Eve when Patricia had just turned the age of seven. The abandonment that Patricia feels every Christmas Eve is formidable and the complexity of the brain always propelled her to elucidate how the brain works. What happened to her father?

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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan, South Korea And US Respond 

According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan early on Tuesday morning. South Korea and the US responded by conducting a joint strike package flight and precision bombing drill, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff told ABC News Tuesday. 

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Bodies Found in Ukrainian Mass Grave Show Signs of Torture

Ukraine found a mass burial site of 440 graves Thursday in a forest on the outskirts of Izium. Soldiers made the discovery after retaking control of the Kharkiv region five months after its Russian occupation.
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China’s Zero-COVID Policy Causes Mass Food and Supply Shortages

China’s ongoing zero-Covid policy has caused a massive shortage of food and essential supplies for millions of people. Thirty regions spread across China are placed under full or partial lockdown.
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One Suspect in Canadian Mass Stabbing Found Dead, Another Still At Large

A suspect behind a mass stabbing in Saskatchewan, Canada that left 10 people dead and 18 others wounded is still at large.
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As Floods Hit Pakistan, Millions Are In Search For Help

In over a decade, millions of Pakistanis are fighting for their lives and searching for aid as they are overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster.

U.S. News

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Hurricane Ian Barrels Toward South Carolina, Leaving Destruction in Its Wake

After pummeling Florida, Hurricane Ian has its sights set on South Carolina. The death toll from Ian, which made landfall as a category four hurricane in Florida, has now risen to 21. Authorities still have to confirm that the deaths were related to the storm.

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House Passes Election Bill in Response to Jan. 6 Insurrection

The House of Representatives voted to reform the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act Wednesday. The legislative overhaul is to prevent events like the Jan. 6 insurrection from happening again.
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Visa, Mastercard, AmEx To Categorize Gun Purchases Separately

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express will now categorize gun shop purchases separately. The change will help track any suspicious gun sale surge that may predate a mass shooting.
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Los Angeles School District Hit by Ransomware Attack

A cyberattack targeting the Los Angeles Unified School District caused a significant system outage in the country's second-largest school district over Labor Day weekend.
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President Biden Announces New Student-Loan Forgiveness Plan To Help Millions

President Biden’s new student-loan plan will help relieve millions of Americans from debt.

Business News

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Parents Are Thankful for This Designer’s Contemporary Spin on the ‘Onesie’ | Janet Demaria

Designer-turned-entrepreneur Janet DeMaria saw that infant bodysuits had not changed in decades and came up with the idea for the "Skadoosie," a onesie that does away with the need for buttons, snaps, and zippers. A lifelong learner and creative, Janet reimagined a modern and functional take on a parenting staple. Now, Janet hopes to drive change and inspire others to pursue their dreams.

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Labor Department Proposes Rule To Grant Gig Workers Employee Status

On Tuesday, the Labor Department revealed a new proposal that would make it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. This rule would impact the on-demand economy, which includes companies like Uber and Lyft.
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Surging US Dollar Wreaks Havoc on Global Economy

The U.S. dollar is the strongest it has been in the last 20 years. The rising value of a dollar has worldwide ramifications, with international currencies plummeting in comparative value and foreign central banks hiking up interest rates to protect price stability.
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Dow Tumbles More Than 1200 Points After Inflation Data

US stocks plummeted Tuesday after the latest Consumer Price Index report showed inflation rates are still at a 40-year high. The Dow fell more than 1200 points on its worst day since June 2020.
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Judge Rules Elon Musk Can Use Whistleblower Claims in Twitter Lawsuit

Twitter paid $7 million to former security head Peiter Zatko before he filed a whistleblower complaint against the company. A judge has ruled that Zatko’s allegations can be part of Musk’s defense in his legal battle with Twitter.

Culture News

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Megan Thee Stallion Launches Mental Health Resource Website for Fans

Three-time Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion has launched a mental health resources website named “Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too.” The website lists virtual therapy platforms, external resource directories, nonprofits and crisis helplines.

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SNL Faces Backlash After ‘Try Guys’ Cheating Scandal Skit

This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" episode featured a comedy skit about the Try Guys cheating incident. The skit is receiving backlash for minimizing the relationship between a boss and a subordinate as internet drama.
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ColourPop Faces Backlash After Harry Potter Collab

ColourPop is facing backlash for releasing a new “Harry Potter” themed makeup collection in collaboration with the franchise. The author of the “Harry Potter” series, J.K. Rowling, stirred up controversy in 2020 after revealing her views on the transgender community.
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Far-Right 4channers Launch Attack on the Trevor Project’s Suicide Hotline

The far-right website 4chan launched a coordinated attack against The Trevor Project—a nonprofit organization focusing on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth.
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Lance Bass and Danielle Fishel Tease New Movie That They Are Working On About Their Past Relationship

In a recent episode of “Pod Meets World,” Lance Bass guest starred and teased that “him and fellow actor Danielle Fishel have been working together to create a movie that recounts their time together.

Entertainment News

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Kanye West Wears ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirt at Yeezy Fashion Show

Kanye West donned a shirt bearing “White Lives Matter” on its back at his popup fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. He sent several models, some of whom are Black, with t-shirts sharing the same slogan down the runway at his YZYSZN9 show.

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‘Smile’ Writer and Director State’s Film’s Interpretation Of Mental Illness Was Intentionally Complicated 

New horror movie ‘Smile’ is becoming a hit at the box office this month. Parker Finn, the film’s writer and director, recently was interviewed by Polygon magazine at Fantastic Fest to discuss how he thinks the movie’s connected to so many audience members due to its representation of anxiety, trauma, and mental illness in general. 
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The Try Guys Part Ways With ‘Wife Guy’ Ned Fulmer After Workplace Affair

The Try Guys announced on Tuesday that they are cutting ties with one of their members, Ned Fulmer, after he admitted to cheating on his wife with one of his employees. Fulmer was known by fans to be the “wife guy” and even wrote a cookbook titled “The Date Night Cookbook” with his wife, Ariel Fulmer.
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Original ‘LOTR’ Cast Stands in Solidarity With ‘Rings of Power’ Cast Amid Racist Backlash

The original cast of “The Lord of the Rings” movies are standing in solidarity with the diverse cast of Amazon’s new series “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
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Taylor Swift Teases New Album “Midnights” At MTV Video Music Awards

Sunday night marked a historic night as Taylor Swift became won the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year. 

Health News

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CDC Says Monkeypox Is Unlikely To Be Eradicated Anytime Soon

According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, domestic transmission of the monkeypox virus is unlikely to be eliminated anytime soon.

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How To Stay Healthy Against The Flu And Covid-19 This Fall 

According to reports from a Salt Lake City newspaper, doctors are gearing up for a severe flu season in the coming months after Australia’s season just ended. The US often looks at Australia to predict what the states might experience during a typical flu season. 
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US Task Force Recommends All Adults Under 65 Be Screened for Anxiety

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommended that all physicians screen adult patients under 65 for anxiety. The move was motivated by the country’s mental health epidemic in the wake of the pandemic.
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New York Declares State of Emergency After Finding Polio Virus in Wastewater

New York declared a state of emergency Friday after detecting polio virus in Long Island wastewater. The discovery in Nassau County, Long Island, signals a more extensive virus spread within the state’s population.
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Mysterious Disease Plagues Argentina And Claims Third Victim

An unknown form of pneumonia has been found in Argentina and killed three people and sickened at least six other individuals. 

Lifestyle News

TJ Johnson Sleep Science Coach

How a Sleep Science Coach Uses Hypnosis To Help Clients Find Restful Sleep | TJ Johnson

According to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 Americans are sleep-deprived. Sleep deficiency leads to injuries, chronic diseases, mental illnesses, poor quality of life and lost work productivity. And yet, it is rarely addressed adequately in healthcare. Sleep Science Coach TJ Johnson is trying to change that. By using Neurolinguistic Programming, she empowers her clients to approach sleep in a new way.

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‘Health In Her Hue’ Platform Helps Black Women Find Supportive Healthcare 

A new platform from co-founders Ashlee Wisdom (CEO) and Eddwina Bright (CPO), Health In Her Hue, helps Black women find culturally sensitive healthcare options tailored to their specific wants and needs from medical professionals. 
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Movie Theater’s Across The Country Celebrate “National Cinema Day” With Cheap Tickets

All across the country, movie tickets are only going to cost $3 for National Cinema Day.
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How To Help Your Pets And Wildlife Stay Cool During The Final Month Of Summer 

Rising temperatures around the world are impacting pets and wildlife greatly this year. Pet owners are doing everything they can to keep their furry friends cool and safe for the remainder of the summer, but it’s important to think about the wildlife animals that are also enduring this heat. 
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How To Keep Safe And Hydrated During The Intense Heat Waves

With millions of Americans under heat advisories and temperatures not expected to cool off anytime soon, it's important to know how you and your family can continue your daily activities while maintaining safety and health.

Real Estate News

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Homebuilder Sentiment Falls for Ninth Consecutive Month

U.S. homebuilder confidence in the housing market dropped to its lowest level since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts believe the high inflation rate and rising borrowing costs are contributing to first-time homebuyers’ hesitancy to purchase new single-family homes.

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$34B of US Real Estate May Be Fully or Partially Underwater by 2050

Rising waters due to climate change could engulf $34 billion in US real estate within the next 30 years.
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The Housing Market Is In A Recession And What It Means For Those Looking To Buy A House

Over the last few months, the housing market was at an all time high between high demand, surging prices and low interest rates.
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The Best Places To Live In America This Year 

Real Estate company Niche has released their fifth annual report of the Best Places to Live in America, which includes a number of different categories including the most affordable places in the nation to live. 
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Home Sale Cancellations Seeing Highest Rates Since Start Of Pandemic

According to Redfin, 60,000 home sale cancellations occurred in June, the highest mark since March and April of 2020. It's a rate that rose from 12.7% in May and 11.2% from this time in 2021 and is a result of recently raised mortgage rates.

Science News

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New Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera From MIT Engineers Could Help Scientists Further Explore The Ocean 

According to MIT News, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have potentially advanced the way that scientists can explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, and/or monitor climate change. 

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Ancient Mars May Have Been Teeming With Life

Ancient Mars may have had the right environmental conditions to support a subterranean world filled with microscopic organisms, researchers say. These microbes are known to thrive in extreme conditions on earth.
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Scientists May Have Solved the Mystery of an Ancient ‘Alien Goldfish’

Scientists may have finally figured out where an ancient sea animal fits into the “tree of life.” The animal, known as Typhloesus wellsi, perplexed scientists for nearly 50 years, leading them to dub it the “alien goldfish.”
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NASA To Slam Probe Into Asteroid for Planetary Defense Test

On Sept. 26, NASA will slam a probe into an asteroid during its Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission. The mission is part of NASA's larger planetary defense plan against any asteroids that may someday impact the Earth.
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Doomsday Glacier Could Melt Rapidly With’ Just a Small Kick,’ Scientists Say

A glacier the size of Florida could melt at a faster rate than previously anticipated. The Thwaites Glacier, located in Antarctica, has been dubbed the "doomsday" glacier because of its potential to markedly raise already rising sea levels.

Sports News

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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Suffers Concussion Days After Suspected Head Injury

The Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a head injury on Thursday during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals and was carried off the field on a stretcher. He had suffered another injury less than a week ago in a game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Warriors’ Draymond Green Fined, Not Suspended, for Punching Jordan Poole

After punching teammate Jordan Poole during practice last week, all-star forward Draymond Green has been fined but will not be suspended by the Golden State Warriors.
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More Plaintiffs Join Lawsuit v. NCAA Claiming Student Athletes Deserve Pay

Former Villanova University football player Ralph “Trey” Johnson sued the N.C.A.A. in November 2019, claiming that college athletes should be considered employees at the schools they play for under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Jimmy Garoppolo’s Return To The 49ers Could Mean Bad News For Trey Lance

The 49ers recently signed a new one-year contract over the course of the 2022 NFL season with Jimmy Garoppolo.
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Dallas Cowboys’ Tyron Smith Out Of Season Until At Least December Due To Knee Injury

Right before the opening of the season, the Dallas Cowboys will be starting out without their Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith. 

Technology News

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US and TikTok Draft Deal To Resolve National Security Concerns

The Biden Administration and social media platform TikTok are drafting a deal to resolve concerns over the company’s data policies and its threat to U.S. national security. TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.

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Apple Releases iOS 16 Update, Twitter Celebrates

Apple released iOS 16 on Monday as a significant software update for iPhone users. Consumers are praising the company for implementing long-awaited requests. The new update comes with a host of new features.
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Man Wins Art Fair With AI Generated Art

A video game designer in Pueblo, Colorado, won an art fair with artwork generated by artificial intelligence software.
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Asus Reveals New Foldable Tablet/Laptop Hybrid

Roughly seven months ago, Asus announced that they would be creating the first foldable 17in tablet that can also become a laptop. 
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The Newest VR Headset To Be Released In October From Meta

On Thursday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the latest addition to his line of virtual reality headsets will be making their debut in October.

Travel News

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Airlines Commit to Providing Meals and Hotel Rooms After Canceled Flights

Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, put pressure on major airlines to improve their customer service policies when passengers face flight disruptions.

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New Study Reveals the Most Annoying Passengers on Flights

According to a study from The Vacationer, American travelers find fellow passengers who kick the seats in front of them or display drunken or disruptive behavior as the most annoying.
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Fall Vacations Increase By 40% As People Search Online For A Getaway

With the summer months coming to a close and the crisp autumn breeze begins to fill the air, people are still looking for that perfect getaway. 
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Domestic Airfare To Drop 40% In Fall Months After Pricey And Demanding Summer Travel

According to Hopper, domestic airfare will drop to $286 in August, down 25% compared to May's airfare and over 10% from July's. Meanwhile, September and October will see drops of about 40% ($238 for a domestic round-trip) from the peak summer months.
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Lost Luggage Seeing A Surge During Summer Travel Months

As travel picks up across the country in the wake of relaxed COVID-19 protocols, so are mishaps. According to data by the Department of Transportation, airlines misplaced almost 220,000 bags in April, up from 127,000 a year ago.