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Study: More Americans die younger in red states

A recent study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has found that Americans die an average of 5.7 years earlier than people in Japan, 3.3 years earlier than Canadians, and 2.2 years before their counterparts in other countries....

Chicago mayoral election 2023 polls: Lightfoot in a dog fight

A new poll released today shows a virtual dead heat between challenger Paul Vallas and incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Chicago's 2023 mayoral election, which will be held on February 28. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election will take...

Beware: Most political independents are anything but (Opinion)

People who consider themselves political independents and can assess issues and candidates impartially are few and far between.In politics, the term "independent" has become a misnomer. To be independent is to be free from outside control or influence, but the reality is that independents are not...

Night owls are screwed by the 9-5 workday

LONDON — Are you someone who stays up late into the night or do you rise with the chickens each morning? I'm definitely a night owl and recent studies have confirmed what I'd assumed since my teen years - The typical 9 to 5 work day...

2024 Texas U.S. Senate race: Interesting potential candidates

It's not too early to start thinking about the 2024 elections. The presidential race will be most closely watched but far from the only high-profile contest. Enter: Texas U.S. Senate Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz will be running for re-election to a third term in office...

Doomsday Clock live 2023: Most dangerous time ever

If you're over 40, perhaps you remember the iconic R.E.M. song 'It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).' In the 90s, many of us jammed to it without a care in the world but, today, that piece might be...

Population decline: Childless Americans not planning to have kids, surging

Are large families becoming passe? My maternal grandmother had 11 kids but my mom had only one (me). Per a Pew Research study in October 2021, a growing share of Americans without kids say it is unlikely they will ever be parents. Some 44% of childless Americans...

Onside kick: Success rate doesn’t make it exciting

For decades in the NFL, teams had only one option after scoring a touchdown. The extra point. It equated to about a 19/20 yard field goal and the seasonal success rate was usually between 98 and 99 percent. Finally, for the 1994 season, the NFL introduced the...

Can humans dodge bullets?

We’ve heard of the popular idiom ‘dodge a bullet.’ It’s a figure of speech and not meant to be taken literally. But can someone dodge a bullet, literally? The answers (plural) may surprise you. Yes and no. It’s all a matter of physics and circumstance. Wonder...