Mindfulness meditation results are fabricated without real research

Oct 13, 2017

The concept of mindfulness involves focusing on your present situation and state of mind. This can mean awareness of your surroundings, emotions and breathing—or, more simply, enjoying each bite of a really good sandwich. Research in recent decades has linked mindfulness practices to a staggering collection of possible health benefits. Tuning into the world around…

Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James like Eminem’s rap on Donald Trump

Oct 12, 2017

When Eminem raps, people listen. And boy, were they listening Tuesday night. The Detroit rapper unleashed on President Donald Trump in a taped freestyle rap that aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards. While Eminem — who apparently filmed the rap last Friday in a downtown Detroit parking garage — has been vocal against Trump…

Voice from drone tried to lure children away from school playground

Oct 12, 2017

Since Monday, an Akron couple hasn’t seen the mysterious white drone flying over their house in the city’s Ellet neighborhood. But just last week, they said a drone was trying to lure children — including their own — off of the playground at Windemere Community Learning Center, right next to their home. Now, Akron Public…

MGM says police timeline of Vegas massacre ‘may not be accurate’

Oct 12, 2017

MGM issued a statement Tuesday night questioning the “most recent” timeline that was provided by police for the Las Vegas massacre — saying it “may not be accurate.” “This remains an ongoing investigation with a lot of moving parts,” said MGM Resorts spokesperson Debra DeShong. “As evidenced by law enforcement briefings over the past week,…

10 top cashless countries in the world

Oct 11, 2017

The UK is the third most cashless society in the world, pipped to the post by Canada and Sweden, which were found to be ahead of the trend in ditching cash. The rankings were based on six metrics: the number of credit cards per person; the number of debit cards per person; the cards in…

Call for athletes to be fitted with microchips in fight against drug cheats

Oct 11, 2017

Athletes need to be fitted with microchips, in a similar way that dogs are, in the fight against drug cheats in sport, according to a leading representative of international sports people. Mike Miller, the World Olympians Association chief executive, claimed that radical anti-doping methods – including implants to recognise the effects of banned substances –…

Roger Goodell tells NFL owners ‘everyone should stand for the national anthem’

Oct 11, 2017

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday wrote a letter to all 32 league owners regarding the protests that have taken place during the national anthem, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. In the letter, which Schefter shared on his Facebook page, Goodell wrote that the “current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying…

University of Hawaii sends email titled ‘in the event of a nuclear attack’

Oct 11, 2017

Now on offer at University of Hawaii, Nuclear War 101: How to Start Worrying and Fear the Bomb. Students at the Aloha State school received an email Monday with the subject line “in the event of a nuclear attack.” The message sent Cold War-style shivers down the spines of those not accustomed to the “duck…

Federal judge strikes down tax-free housing for clergy

Oct 10, 2017

A federal judge in Madison has struck down as unconstitutional a law that gives clergy tax-free housing allowances, in a ruling that could have far-reaching ramifications for religious leaders who have fought for years to keep the substantial financial benefit. Under the federal law passed in 1954, a “minister of the gospel” doesn’t pay income…

1500 structures destroyed in Napa fire

Oct 10, 2017

A swarm of fires supercharged by powerful winds ripped through Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties on Monday, killing at least three people, injuring dozens of others, destroying more than 1,500 homes and businesses, and turning prominent wineries to ash. Starting in the middle of the night, the fires hopscotched across neighborhoods, raced across fields and…

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