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How much Halloween candy would kill you? (video)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2016 — Halloween is almost here, which means costumes, scary movies and lots of candy. This week, Reactions tackles this spooky...

Planned Parenthood Celebrates 100 Years of Care, Education, and Activism

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 20, 2016 - On October 16, Planned Parenthood celebrated its centennial with more than 150 community events worldwide, including an...

Dean Baker Publishes Latest Book on How the Economy is Rigged

Washington, D.C. October 19, 2016 - Today, Economist Dean Baker is publishing his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured...

U.S. DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...

HRC Releases 5th Annual Municipal Equality Index, Scoring Cities’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Laws, Policies and Services

WASHINGTON October 17, 2016 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and...

Saturday Night Live: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Town Hall Debate Cold Open (VIDEO)

Oct. 16, 2016 - Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) take questions from undecided voters (Leslie Jones, Beck Bennett, Michael Che,...

What do Americans fear? Chapman University’s 3rd Annual Survey of American Fears released

Oct. 13, 2016 - Chapman University recently completed its third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65...

HRC Celebrates “National Coming Out Day” With New Video Highlighting Celebrities Advancing Equality by...

WASHINGTON October 11, 2016 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and...

Secretary Jewell Joins National Park Service and Gill Foundation to Announce Release of First...

WASHINGTON October 11, 2016 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Tim Gill,...

CFA’s 12 Ways to Save Energy and Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 5, 2016—Saving energy and money go “hand in hand” and today the Consumer Federation of America has identified 12 simple ways...

Master of the Universe: ‘Star Trek’ makeup artist Michael Westmore’s work on exhibit at...

October 5, 2016 - If the Borg from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” gave you nightmares, blame Michael Westmore. Ever laugh at the Ferengi?...

Supermarkets “Rigged” through Secret Deals with Food Manufacturers

WASHINGTON September 28, 2016 - Consumer demand is not the only factor that determines what supermarkets sell.  Backroom deals between supermarket chains and food...

How often do smoke alarms need to be replaced? A national survey shows most...

Sept. 28, 2016 - How often should the smoke alarms in your home be replaced? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. A national...

Katharine Hayhoe Talks Climate Change with President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio (VIDEO)

Sept. 27, 2016 - Katharine Hayhoe, a professor of political science and director of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center, is having a...

Are You a Jerk?

RIVERSIDE, CA, Sept. 26, 2016 – Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel,...

Book Review: Maude Barlow’s “Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis”

September 26, 2016 - We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises...

After Moving at a Crawl, U.S. Revs Up Interest in Slowing Heavy Trucks and...

Sept. 22, 2016 - For more than a decade, most large commercial trucks have been equipped with electronic technology that can limit the speed...

‘Cramming’ information and sleep deprivation reduce your academic performance

Sept. 21, 2016 - A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month;...

Rotary announces US$35 Million to support a Polio-Free World

EVANSTON, Illinois, September 20, 2016/ -- Rotary (www.Rotary.org) today committed an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio,...

Risk-Taking and the Social Science of Wilderness

Sept. 13, 2016 - With a record number of National Park visitors in 2015, more people are facing the challenges and dangers of the...