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Breast cancer study finds strong links between lifestyle choices and risk

Everything in moderation. Cancer experts say they're increasingly confident that at least two lifestyle choices can affect a woman's risk of getting breast cancer: drinking alcohol and exercising. Just one alcoholic drink each day is enough to boost breast cancer risk, according to a comprehensive new report published Tuesday. Vigorous exercise, by contrast, can decrease the risk in both...

Knicks star claims his Twitter account was hacked—and uses emoji as evidence

As if Knicks fans don't have enough to worry about already. Normally, this would be a non-story. But given how awesome young Kristaps Porzingis is at basketball, and given that he's reportedly unhappy with the acutely dysfunctional New York Knicks? Oh, now it's definitely a story — especially after Porzingis went with the oldest excuse in the book. Porzingis...

Supporting POTUS, ‘Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Blames Obama For All Of His Business Woes

Pawns Stars patriarch, Rick Harrison, took to Fox Business to express his continued support for President Donald Trump. As part of a discussion panel, Harrison was asked how Trump was doing in his first four months in office. The History Channel reality show described business in America as “literally a nightmare.” “It’s death by a thousand cuts — just...

Richard Oakes, Who Occupied Alcatraz For Native Rights, Gets A Birthday Honor

Richard Oakes, seen in November 1970, led a group that occupied Alcatraz from November 1969 to June 1971. In November 1969, Richard Oakes and dozens of his fellow Native American activists came ashore at Alcatraz. The little island in San Francisco Bay had lain dormant since 1963, when its infamous federal prison had been shut down, and the group...

In contrast to Trump, another world leader made half his cabinet women.

Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected president of France, just finished appointing his cabinet members. Photo by Axel Schmidt/Getty Images. In what many around the globe considered a win for tolerance and fair-mindedness, Macron pulled off a resounding victory over far-right, nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen in the May 2017 election. Now, the new president's cabinet picks are giving the...

Retail bankruptcies push available anchor store space to new high in Chicago area

The former Sports Authority anchor retail space on LaSalle Street sits vacant May 21, 2017. A report from real estate firm CBRE says the amount of available anchor retail space is at the highest level since 2009, when CBRE began tracking the data. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune) Seeing a lot of big, empty stores? It's not just you. A...

#BoringSelfCare celebrates really mundane, overlooked acts of self-care

Image: Hannah Daisy/@makedaisychains Taking care of yourself doesn't have to be extravagant, like getting a manicure or neglecting chores to binge on Netflix. In fact, sometimes the most important acts of self-care are pretty freaking boring. One Instagram user is highlighting mundane daily activities through engaging illustrations, hoping to spread awareness of what taking care of yourself really looks...

Former Campbell Rotary president dies

Rexford “Rex” Osborn, a former Rotary Club of Campbell president and man of many varied interests and skills, died May 3 of heart failure with his family at his side. He was 89. Osborn was the club president from 1987 to 1988. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Home First and the YMCA and helped with construction projects at...

Is Intel’s Buying Binge a Good Thing?

Ranbar via Wikimedia I’ve learned from experience that investors need to pay close attention when companies go on shopping sprees. That’s because acquisitions, particularly large ones, rarely have a neutral impact on the buyer. Rather, they tend to make the buyer either more competitive and profitable or more distracted and bureaucratic. So when Intel (symbol INTC, $36) recently announced...

eMusic’s new owners believe they can convince users to start buying songs again

Take a moment to consider all that has transpired in your life and the world since the last time you logged into eMusic. For me, it’s been roughly five years, I think, and among a few other slightly more consequential things, I (like much the rest of the world), have begun consuming music completely differently. But the brand, which...

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