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No, Eating Chocolate Won't Cure Depression

No, Eating Chocolate Won't Cure Depression

A recent study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety has attracted widespread media attention. But the results might not be as sweet as you think.

Ice Cream Company Behind Shocking Spotify Ad Offers Apology

Ice Cream Company Behind Shocking Spotify Ad Offers Apology

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20
Magnum has tendered an apology for the Spotify ad that shocked British listeners recently when an accented male voice narrated a comparison between the "guilty pleasure" of a same-sex hug and the enjoyment of ice cream.

Serial Killer of Gay Men Set for Execution in Florida

Serial Killer of Gay Men Set for Execution in Florida

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20
The governor of Florida has signed the death warrant of a confessed killer who murdered a number of gay men more than two decades ago, media reports say.

DIY Tech Gives People More Freedom In Managing Diabetes

DIY Tech Gives People More Freedom In Managing Diabetes

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Heidi de Marco | Aug 20
Using instructions freely available online, do-it-yourselfers ? who belong to what's known as the "open-source community" ? close the loop between an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor.

Status Hearing Set for Civil Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

Status Hearing Set for Civil Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

NEWS | Aug 20
A hearing is set in the city of Chicago's effort to recover costs from actor Jussie Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phony and staged.

Palestinian Police Vow to Crack Down on Planned LGBT Event

Palestinian Police Vow to Crack Down on Planned LGBT Event

NEWS | Aug 20
Palestinian police have threatened to arrest anyone involved in a gathering planned by LGBT activists and have called on people to come forward with information about them.

Records: Epstein Signed Will 2 Days Before Jailhouse Suicide

Records: Epstein Signed Will 2 Days Before Jailhouse Suicide

NEWS | By Jim Mustian and Curt Anderson | Aug 20
Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune.

White House Insists 'Fundamentals' of US Economy are Strong

White House Insists 'Fundamentals' of US Economy are Strong

NEWS | Aug 20
The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection.

Brand-Name Drug Prices Rising at Slower Pace, Lower Amounts

Brand-Name Drug Prices Rising at Slower Pace, Lower Amounts

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Linda A. Johnson, Nicky Forster | Aug 20
Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis.

Baggy Buttigieg? Tom Ford Offers Mayor Pete Fashion Advice

Baggy Buttigieg? Tom Ford Offers Mayor Pete Fashion Advice

NEWS | Aug 19
Baggy Buttigieg? That is the nickname that designer Tom Ford could give Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (or Mayor Pete) after the candidate's team rejected his fashion advice.


News

Elton John Slams Media for Criticizing Harry, Meghan

Elton John Slams Media for Criticizing Harry, Meghan

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 19
Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet.


Entertainment

 Review :: The Archivettes

Review :: The Archivettes

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20
This documentary about The Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York details the archives' founding, its endurance through nearly half a century, and its successful mission to preserve lesbian history from a society determined to erase it.


Business

Could A Tax on Stock Trades Pay Off the Nation's Student Debt?

Could A Tax on Stock Trades Pay Off the Nation's Student Debt?

FINANCE | By Melissa Knox University of Washington | Aug 20
If several of the Democratic candidates for president have their way, student debt will be a thing of the past — at least for current student loan borrowers. They are on to something. The nation's student debt problem is an issue that needs solving.


Technology

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Aug 20
Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.


Finance

Europe on a Budget? 'Secret Flying' Says Yes

Europe on a Budget? 'Secret Flying' Says Yes

SAVING | Aug 14
If you're looking for deeply discounted airfare, Secret Flying aggregates hundreds of flight routes each week to make your next bucket list vacation a reality.


Cars

Uber's Deng Talks Post-Airport Food Delivery, Stress Relief

Uber's Deng Talks Post-Airport Food Delivery, Stress Relief

AUTO NEWS | By Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 14
Uber began as a ride-hailing company, but its ambition to become the "Amazon of transportation" has pushed its leaders to experiment with bus fleets, transit and its growing food delivery business.


Health/Fitness

Is Burning Man's Playa Dust a Health Concern? Experts Say No

Is Burning Man's Playa Dust a Health Concern? Experts Say No

HEALTH | Aug 19
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine.