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Atlanta Hawks Open Training Camp Amidst Turmoil

The Atlanta Hawks opened training camp Tuesday at the University of Georgia amidst a cloud of a racially charged scandal that has forced owner Bruce Levenson to put his controlling share of the team up for sale and general manager …

Luol Deng Forgives Ferry For Racially-Charged Comment

Heat forward Luol Deng said Friday that he has forgiven Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged comments about the veteran forward in June. Deng, who was born in what is now South Sudan in Africa, also …

United Airlines Parent Company Settles Bias Claim

The United States Department of Justice said Tuesday that United Continental Holdings Inc. has settled a claim that Continental Airlines discriminated against employees who were legal permanent residents of the United States but weren’t U.S. citizens. According to The Associated …

Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic In US Open Men’s Final

Japan has a representative in a Grand Slam final for the first time since, well, ever as Kei Nishikori defeated the reigning No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to make it …

Long-Term Care Insurance Trends And Changes

Since their inception in the late 1970s, long-term care insurance has undergone a few critical changes within past years, according to trends analyzed by FinancialPlanning.com. Even Motley Fool is weighing in with their article titled “4 Reasons Boomers Don’t Have …

Seattle Seahawks Dominant In First Win Of Season

The National Football League regular season kicked off Thursday night and the reigning Super Bowl champions, those Seattle Seahawks, showed how tough it’s going to be for any team to supplant them. This was a statement. A 36-16 victory over …

Bipolar Disorder And Genes: The Latest Research

Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depression, is believed to have a strong genetic component and now researchers have discovered five major areas or gene regions that are implicated in the development of bipolar disorder within patients. The study, titled “Genome-wide …

Lily Tomlin To Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Comedienne Lily Tomlin, who has appeared in such wide-ranging TV series as The West Wing, Damages, and Desperate Housewives, is set to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, one of the top cultural prizes in the United States. She is …

Dallas Cowboys Sign Michael Sam To Practice Squad

The Dallas Cowboys have signed Michael Sam to their practice squad, ESPN reported Wednesday, after Sam, who is seeking to become the first openly gay player to play in the NFL, passed a physical sometime Wednesday. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett …

Jon Gruden Talks New York Giants Personnel Problems

In a conference call with reporters this past Tuesday to promote ESPN’s Monday Night Football opener, Jon Gruden talked at length about the Giants woes on offense, and in his mind, it’s about the personnel rather than the system. “I’m …

Tony Stewart To Sit Out Second Straight Race

According to The SportsXchange, Tony Stewart will sit out his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season following the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. last Saturday night. “The decision was Tony’s,” said Brett Frood, …

Depression Symptoms, Treatments, And Self-Tests

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression is a mood state that “goes beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. It is a serious medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health.” Depression affects 5-8 …

Back-To-School Shopping Spending To Increase In 2014

According to the National Retail Federation, back-to-school spending is expected to reach $26.5 billion in 2014 for grades K-12, with the strongest trends in growth coming in the electronics and school supplies categories. The consumer survey results, received on July …

Marijuana Legalization Debate Creates Sharp Divide

“The Times They Are a-Changin’” sang Bob Dylan in the title track of his 1964 album by the same name. And very few issues underscore how much they’re changing in modern day America than the movement to legalize marijuana. Although …

Small Appliances Crucial For Dorm Room Success

It’s early August and in many areas of the country college campuses are clogged with moving vans and smaller vehicles, professors are returning from their summer off, and the fall semester at many Universities and colleges is just beginning. Amidst …

Mental Health Coaching Affects Depression And Diabetes

In a pilot study presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition yesterday, researchers showed that mental health coaching has not only the capacity to reduce depressive symptoms in patients but to help lower the concentration …

Depression A Risk Factor For Dementia: New Study

A new study published in the scientific journal Neurology on July 30 showed that depression is a risk factor for dementia. The results indicate that treating depression in older patients may stave off some of the symptoms of dementia related …

Paul George Could Miss Next NBA Season

“It was difficult to watch the injury that Paul George sustained,” Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, said in a statement released on Saturday, echoing sentiments felt by spectators, coaches, and players alike. The Pacers’ All-Star’s injury, which …

Probiotics Used To Inhibit Weight Gain: Study

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have utilized bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut to inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance, and other negative effects of a high-fat diet in mice, according to redOrbit. The team used a safe bacterial …

Giant Anteaters Kill Two Hunters In Brazil

Giant anteaters in Brazil killed two hunters in separate incidents, according to a research paper released online that will be published in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine this December. Giant anteaters, which have been described as long-nosed, hairy mammals, are not …

Verizon Internet: Two Major Upcoming Changes

This past week, Verizon announced that it will be making two major adjustments to the data usage of its customers—increasing upload speeds to match download speeds for nearly all of its FiOS service subscribers and limiting the data speeds for …

Erin Andrews To Join No. 1 Fox NFL Coverage Team

The news is in: Erin Andrews will reportedly replace Pam Oliver as Fox Sports’ No. 1 NFL sideline reporter this coming season, according to Sports Illustrated. Pam Oliver will move to the No. 2 NFL sideline reporter role for this …

Asthma Drug Uses Antibody To Reduce Symptoms

Asthma, a disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, and chest tightening, affects 18.7 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a new experimental drug is here to stop it. Quilizumab, an inhalable …

Kate Upton Talks Playboy, Male Grooming, And More

“I never like to say never” was 22-year-old supermodel Kate Upton’s response to the question of whether she would ever consider posing for Playboy. The question was asked during an interview with British GQ at an event for Gillette, where …