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If You Don’t Want to Gain Weight, Keep Your Food in the Kitchen


Researchers at Ohio State University have uncovered how the way we store food at home can affect our behavior. Their study involved observing the home...

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, inmate Jesse Cole is shown on a television screen as his son William, 4, center, reaches to touch the screen while his mother, Edna, holds 8-month-old Jesse James, during a video visitation with at the Fort Bend County Jail, in Richmond, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Use of Video Visits for Inmates Grows, Along With Concerns

    RICHMOND, Texas—Four-year-old William Cole saw his father’s face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video... Read more

  • In this file photo, Adrian Mesa, from Hollywood, Florida, wears a cow custom during a demonstration outside a Burger King restaurant June 12, 2003 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    We Have No Idea How Much Antibiotics Are in Our Meat, but the FDA Wants to Find Out

    Under a newly proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the public may finally have a better idea of how much antibiotics... Read more

  • Meat labels at a grocery store in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Should Consumers Have the Right to Know Where Their Meat Comes From?

    Recent developments in an ongoing trade dispute between the United States, Mexico, and Canada may have lasting consequences for grocery shoppers: the disappearance of food... Read more

  • Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of an irrigation canal on April 23, 2015 in Firebaugh, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    California’s Water Paradox: Why Enough Will Never Be Enough

    These days, it seems everyone is looking for a silver bullet solution to California’s drought. Some advocate increasing supply through more storage, desalination or water... Read more

  • (L to R) Mark S. Cady, Iowa State Supreme Court; David Singleton, Ohio Justice & Policy Center; Neil Fulton, federal public defender; Robert Boruchowitz, Seattle University School of Law; and Erica Hashimoto, Georgia School of Law, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, May 13, on the constitutional right to counsel for indigents charged with misdemeanors. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

    Constitution Violated ‘Thousands of Times Every Day’

    WASHINGTON—Courts routinely violate the constitutional rights of millions of Americans by discouraging or denying the right to a lawyer when criminally accused of a misdemeanor... Read more

  • In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.  (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

    The Implications of the Death Sentence for the Boston Marathon Bomber

    The jury has spoken. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now faces execution for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. The sentence was announced on the afternoon of... Read more

  • A bald eagle takes off from the top of a spruce tree near Sand Lake  in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)

    Eagle Kills a Controversial Consequence of America’s Rush to Wind Energy

    The realization that greenhouse gases may be responsible for our warming earth is a fairly modern concern. It was just over 35 years ago during... Read more

  • Cattle roam the dirt-brown fields of Nathan Carver's ranch on the outskirts of Delano, in California's Central Valley, on February 3, 2014. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nestle Plants in California Will Extract Water from Milk to Clean Factories

    The food and beverage company Nestlé is investing $7 million on water-conservation projects in an effort to reduce water usage at its California factories. The... Read more

  • (L to R) Thomas Mariadason, staff attorney, Advancement Project; Ed N. Davies, executive director, DC Trust; Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, assistant professor of Criminology, Howard University on May 7, at the New America Foundation. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

    Preschool to High School: Criminalization of Black Students

    WASHINGTON—In a speech on May 4 at Lehman College, West Bronx, New York, President Barack Obama said that long after he has left the office... Read more

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    Close Encounters of the Black Bear Kind

    Doc Bayne has had his fair share of black bear encounters. Black bears (Ursus americanus) that roam around in Orange County are the mostly vegetarian... Read more

  • A man drinks a Big Gulp drink from 7-Eleven, in Manhattan, N.Y., on June 26, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Do Sugary Drinks Make You Get the Munchies?

    Drinking sugary beverages sweetened with fructose will have you craving high-calorie foods, according to a newly published study. Fructose is a sugar that is naturally... Read more

  • A’amash in New York City who is a business analyst for a major telecommunications company, could have considered joining an Islamic militant group if he had not had the right narrative to help him interpret the Qu’ran. (Photo of A’amash by Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times, background iStock photo)

    This Man Understands Why People Become Terrorists. It Almost Happened to Him

    NEW YORK—It was possible that A’amash, a Pakistani-American man in New Jersey with two master’s degrees, would have left the United States to fight for... Read more

  • The walls of Sydney's Town Hall railway station are bedecked to resemble a Woolworths' supermarket shelf in Australia's first virtual supermarket, on February 19, 2012. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Woolworths)

    Grocery Shopping for the 21st Century: Man Versus Machine

    Digital technology is about to take over a new territory: grocery shopping. Or rather, a new global survey shows the extent to which the domination’s already... Read more

  • Cierra Powell and her son, Keon Lovitt, 6, at an outdoor church service a block from Monday's riots after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, in Baltimore on April 28, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Baltimore Riots Have Complicated Background, Cure

    The deeper issues involved in the death of Freddie Gray, and the protests, riots, looting, and arson in Baltimore that Gray’s death sparked, go back... Read more

  • An ad displaying one of McDonald's newest products, the Artisan Grilled Chicken, at one of their restaurants in Manhattan, New York, on May 4, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    McDonald’s Has a New Strategy: Make Its Food Taste Good

    McDonald’s is struggling to capture its former glory. Although it is still the world’s largest restaurant chain, the company has seen falling sales during the... Read more

  • A Costco customer pours a Diet Coke drink at Costco in Mountain View, Calif., on March 3, 2010. People who often drink regular and diet soft drinks and sweetened milk drinks are more at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study found. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Turns Out Diet Drinks Won’t Save You From Diabetes

    Drinking too much diet soda and sweetened milk drinks, like milkshakes, increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes, while drinking sweetened tea, sweetened coffee, or... Read more