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Weight Loss Scams [Video]
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Weight Loss Scams [Video]

Weight Loss Scams byline AARP Nearly half of American adults and well over half of American women are trying to lose weight, according to a 2018 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those figures fuel a $70 billion weight-loss industry — and a widespread trade in dubious products that will reduce only your bank account. Diet scams rank No. 1 among health care frauds reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with on-the-make marketers deploying a variety of tricks to get people to purchase their wares. Some create websites that look like those of legitimate magazines and news organizations and fill them with phony articles claiming that celebrities have achieved amazing results from their products. The FTC recently obtained a $500,000...
Let night owls be night owls: How the pandemic could dethrone the larks
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Let night owls be night owls: How the pandemic could dethrone the larks

When the light starts to fade in the evening is when I start feeling it. A rush of heightened awareness, a palpable sense of increased IQ, like my brain is a Sim City growing on fast forward. Daytime's rural village of slow-talking neurons explodes into a bustling metropolis full of taxis, neon signs, and hot jazz. The sundown rush, I can confirm after years of experimentation, is unrelated to anything I might have imbibed, inhaled, or ingested. If anything, it feels like my morning coffee fully, finally, kicked in.  Science is just waking up to why this might be a feature of my brain I can't and shouldn't try to change, at least not until I reach old age. No matter how many times we set the alarm early, or read books with hopeful and masochistic titles like The 5 a.m. Miracle: Dominate Yo...
Ex-CEO of opioid treatment maker Indivior pleads guilty in U.S. – Reuters
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Ex-CEO of opioid treatment maker Indivior pleads guilty in U.S. – Reuters

June 30 (Reuters) - Shaun Thaxter, the former chief executive of drugmaker Indivior Plc, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a criminal charge arising out of a U.S. Justice Department investigation into the marketing of its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone. Thaxter pleaded guilty in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia to one count of causing the introduction into interstate commerce of the film version of Suboxone. The plea came a day after the company said he was stepping down as CEO. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston Editing by Chris Reese)Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
This Victorian painting depicting two women in love was nearly lost in history
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This Victorian painting depicting two women in love was nearly lost in history

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNNIn a small, delicate watercolor from 1864, the Archaic Greek poet Sappho embraces the poet Erinna, their lips nearly touching. Sappho's longing is plain on her face, while Erinna, heavy-lidded, eyes the viewer, her dress slipping off her shoulder.The painting, "Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene," is likely one of the first depictions of same-sex female desire made for a gallery-going audience in the West, and the painter Simeon Solomon, was a gay Jewish artist living in Victorian England whose work has been nearly forgotten. Solomon, who was associated with the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite movement, had his career cut short when he was arrested twice for same-sex liaisons with men (in 1873 and 1874), at the apogee of his fame, and it tragically changed ...
Indivior appoints Mark Crossley as CEO after Shaun Thaxter steps down – Reuters
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Indivior appoints Mark Crossley as CEO after Shaun Thaxter steps down – Reuters

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - British drugmaker Indivior said on Monday it had appointed Mark Crossley as chief executive to replace Shaun Thaxter, who had stepped down in mutual agreement with the board. Crossley has been chief financial officer of the group, which makes medicines to treat addiction, since 2017, Indivior said, and as chief strategy officer from 2014-2017 helped lead the demerger of the company from Reckitt Benckiser. (Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton)Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Whats Coming to Hulu in July 2020

Image: Palm Springs (Hulu/NEON)The time-loop structure is one of my favorite movie tropes—films in which a character is doomed to repeat the same period of hours or days over and over until they figure out how to break themselves out of temporal purgatory. Think Groundhog Day, Netflix’s Russian Doll and the horror film Happy Death Day.This month, alongside an unusually long list of films and TV shows newly available on the streaming service, Hulu adds another entry to the genre with Palm Springs, a romantic comedy twist on the formula starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, Peter Gallagher and J.K. Simmons that premiered at Sundance to rave reviews and a record acquisition deal. I’ve heard great things and I can’t wait to watch it on July 10.The time-loop structure is one of my favorite m...
Everything coming to Hulu in July 2020
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Everything coming to Hulu in July 2020

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Brooke Bajgrowicz2020-06-26 14:27:54 UTC Ready to keep up that summer streaming? Hulu is adding a new episode to its horror anthology series Into the Dark on July 17. If you need something sooner (and far less scary) you should look through the streaming platform's added reality TV seasons of shows including Ultimate Summer Cook-Off, House Hunters, and 90 Day Fiancé. All easy watching. July's biggest movie releases include Palm Springs (a Groundhog Day-style rom-com) and We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (a documentary on Lin-Manuel Miranda's improv hip-hop group). If you have the STARZ add-on, you can look forward t...
The best Stephen King books to read depending on your mood
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The best Stephen King books to read depending on your mood

Stephen King. Whether you're a hardcore reader or you only pick up a book every now and then, chances are you'll have heard his name. Not only is the horror master one of the best selling, highest-earning authors in the world, but he's also responsible for some of the most famous movies ever made. The Shining? Stephen King. IT? Stephen King. The Shawshank Redemption? Yep, that one was based on a Stephen King novella, too. For now, though, we're going to focus on the books. If you're new to King books, what should you dive into first? Or if you're an ardent fan, what should you read next? I've been reading King since I was about 12 years old, and although I haven't read everything he's written (not yet, at least), I've read the majority of his work. The following novels, novellas, and short...
Finding Happiness in Recovery
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Finding Happiness in Recovery

We all want to be happy, but happiness doesn’t always come easy – especially when we’ve relied on drugs and alcohol for that perceived “happiness” in the past.  Leaving behind a life we’re familiar with can be scary and challenging at first, but it doesn’t mean we can’t be satisfied and fulfilled with a new, sober lifestyle.  Just ask Justin Kan, a 35-year-old entrepreneur who recently gave up alcohol completely and has never been happier.  Here, we share some of his tips, as well as some of ours. Meditate Upon becoming sober, we’re faced with dozens of thoughts and emotions that we don’t know how to handle, especially since we’ve resorted to numbing them with drugs and alcohol in the past.  Meditation is an excellent practice to clear the mind and focus.  After a few minutes of ...
FDA Launches “Remove the Risk” Campaign for Safe Opioid Removal
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FDA Launches “Remove the Risk” Campaign for Safe Opioid Removal

In 2017, retail pharmacies dispensed more than 191 million opioid prescriptions to almost 60 million patients, according to a press release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  And as many as 90% of these patients reported not finishing what was prescribed to them – potentially leaving millions of unused prescription opioids in medicine cabinets and elsewhere in US homes.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, 47,600 people died from an overdose involving opioids that same year. “Far too many Americans, both teens and adults, are gaining access to opioids for the first time from the medicine cabinets of their parents, relatives and friends,” said Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., deputy director of regulatory programs in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.  “Millions of un...