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Muhammad Ali Daughters Promote New Film In U.K.

Muhammad Ali’s daughters spent time in London promoting the U.K. release of “I Am Ali,” a documentary about the boxing legend’s career that The Guardian calls “a very watchable tribute.” The documentary mixes interviews with Ali’s family and inner circle …

Kim Jong Un’s Sister On The Rise In Regime

Kim Jong Un’s sister is on the rise. Kim Yo Jong first attracted attention when she attended her father Kim Jong Il’s funeral in December 2011 and later when she appeared next to her brother on election day in March …

Taylor Swift Talks Transition From Country To Pop

When Taylor Swift held a worldwide live stream event to announce the details about her upcoming fifth album titled 1989, she declared it the “favorite album I’ve ever made” and her “very first documented, official pop album.” She also revealed …

Julia Pierson Resigns After Multiple Security Lapses

Julia Pierson, the director of the U.S. Secret Service, resigned earlier this week after mounting criticism of her handling of security breaches at the White House and allegations of misleading public statements. Hours after an appearance before the House of …

Dwyane Wade On LeBron: ‘We’re Still Gonna Be Friends’

In a lengthy interview with Bleacher Report, Dwyane Wade talked about his relationship with LeBron James, Wade’s new teammates, and how last year ‘wasn’t fun.’ “Me and LeBron, I’d go to Cleveland, we’d go to the movies,” Wade told Bleacher …

Elizabeth Smart Delivers Inspiring Message At YWCA

Elizabeth Smart, who survived one of the most highly publicized child kidnapping cases in history, spoke Thursday at the YWCA’s Empowering Women Luncheon, a major fundraiser for the YWCA that helps support programs and services for women and girls who …

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 …