Alex Jones has lost his attempt to have lawsuits by the parents of children shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary thrown out. The Texas Supreme Court made no comment in rejecting Jones' argument Friday, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The parents sued after Jones and his Infowars broadcasts called the...
Larry King, whose interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary individuals helped define American conversation for half a century, died Saturday. (Jan. 23)
A commonly prescribed treatment for people suffering from chronic back pain may not be providing any relief. A new review suggests that antidepressants when prescribed for chronic pain, provide little to no back pain relief. The review did find that the medications could however offer a modest benefit for osteoarthritis and sciatica. Their review looked at data from 33 clinical trials studying the use of antidepressants for chronic pain. Antidepressants are frequently prescribed by doctors to help chronic pain sufferers with their mental distress.
The Scientific Reason Why Laughter Is Actually the Best Medicine. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “laughter is the best medicine,” but did you know it’s actually true? . Here are five science-backed ways laughing has a positive effect on your well-being. . 1. Laughing with other people releases endorphins in your brain called opioid receptors, which create a feeling of euphoria. Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Matt Bellace says the “natural high” you get from laughing is far “superior” to a drug-induced one. 2. Both men and women view a sense of humor as one of the most attractive traits in a potential mate. Couples that laugh together have also been found to have a higher-quality relationship. 3. Laughter can improve your heart’s vascular function and circulation, which in turn lowers your risk of a heart attack. . In addition, the endorphins released by laughing can lower your blood pressure, which reduces anxiety and takes tension off of your heart. 4. Laughing for 10 to 15 minutes has been found to burn between 10 and 40 calories. Laughter also reduces cortisol levels, which is a stress hormone that causes fat to be stored around your belly. . 5. Laughter can cause the brain's cerebral cortex to release electrical impulses, which block the passage of negative thoughts. According to Shilagh Mirgain, a psychologist from the University of Wisconsin, laughing can help promote a “positive, optimistic outlook.”
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is facing an impeachment petition that claims he misled the public about the Breonna Taylor case , the Louisville Courier Journal reports. Among the citizens that signed the petition filed with the state House of Representatives on Friday were three members of the grand jury in...
Larry King, , Legendary Talk Show Host, Dead at 87. The iconic broadcaster and host of ‘Larry King Live’ died Saturday morning. . The news was confirmed by his son, Chance. . A statement was also posted to his verified Facebook page, . but it did not give a cause of death. . With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Statement, via Facebook. For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. , Statement, via Facebook . Born in Brooklyn, NY, King hosted his show on CNN for over 25 years. He interviewed countless celebrities, tastemakers, athletes and presidential candidates. . King retired in 2010 after taping 6,000 episodes.
Police on Saturday used water cannon and tear gas to disperse a protest rally by India's main opposition Congress Party in the central city of Bhopal. (Jan. 23)
Recurring payments from the IRS may be on tap for tens of millions of American families. Unnamed Democratic officials tell the Washington Post that a plan being drafted includes monthly payments to families of $300 per child younger than six and $250 per child aged six to 17, amounting to...
Someone in Michigan, or who's recently been there, just added a whole lot of zeros to their bank account balance. Only one ticket had the lucky numbers—4-26-42-50-60, with a Mega Ball of 24—for Friday's $1 billion Mega Millions drawing , and a Mega Millions release calls it a "historic"...
Protests erupted in over 60 Russian cities on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. (Jan. 23)
President Biden issued an executive order extending a pause on federal student loan payments. The order will cover the vast majority of all federal student loans. Under President Biden's direction, the pause will allow borrowers to defer payments without penalty and reset interest rates to zero. According to HuffPost, the pause will be in effect through at least the end of September 2021. A pause on payments initially went into effect in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was extended in December and was scheduled to expire on Jan.31
The Trump administration granted final approval for a proposed Nevada lithium mine in its last days, adding it to a list of energy and mining projects fast-tracked before President Joe Biden took office
When Will It Be Safe to See Vaccinated Loved Ones?. Despite the fact that the vaccine is a step toward normalcy, it will not eradicate the coronavirus just yet. Here are a few reasons to hold off on reuniting with friends and family and when you may be in the clear to see them. While the vaccinated person won’t get sick, it may still be possible for them to spread the virus and infect others. The vaccine trials only looked at symptomatic cases, so its efficacy against asymptomatic cases remains unknown. Vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks. If you do decide to see a vaccinated loved one, be sure to wait a couple weeks after they receive their second dose
Andrew Williams was one of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6th. Days later, he asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a live stream. His expression of doubt regarding the insurrection was fairly widespread among participants. Williams was arrested on January 13th, according to Business Insider. Williams' activities and participation were chronicled in photos and videos obtained by federal police. The FBI and local police force are urging everyone with info to come forward.
The Bernie Sanders memes taking over the internet , showing him seated at President Biden's inauguration while wearing a pair of bulky artisan mittens, have now been appropriated by Sanders himself—for a good cause. Rolling Stone reports that the Vermont senator's campaign has snatched up the photo taken by Brendan...
Biden Executive Orders, Will Boost Food Benefits, Workers' Rights. The two executive orders are among those that President Joe Biden will sign on Friday. While the president has proposed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that requires Congressional approval. these two executive orders are designed to offer immediate federal relief under “existing authority.”. These actions are not a substitute for comprehensive legislative relief … but they will provide a critical lifeline to millions of American families, Brian Deese, National Economic Council Director, via CNBC. One order will allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make it possible for states to expand access to the federal food benefit program, SNAP. It also directs the benefit increase of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program by up to 15 percent. The program provides meals for low income children who had otherwise been receiving their meals at schools. The other order directs the Labor Department to implement rules allowing workers to choose not to take work that puts their health at risk. without risking their eligibility for jobless benefits. President Biden has also ordered his administration to develop an executive order that raises the minimum wage of federal contractors to $15 an hour. This executive order is slated for the first 100 days of his administration
Russian police on Saturday arrested protesters demanding the release of top Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at demonstrations in the eastern cities of Vladivostok and Ulan-Ude. (Jan. 23)