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Ted Cruz: Hillary As 'Radical' As Obama

usnews.com — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, already has a plan for beating Hillary Clinton if she runs in 2016. Ted Cruz is talking up his own 2016 presidential prospects to influential Jewish donors in New York. And The New York Observer got an inside-the-room account of what exactly the freshman Texas senator was selling.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @davecatanese: Cruz pitches to NY donors: If Jeb or Christie is the nominee, conservatives will stay home goo.gl/ai6Mcp #TheRun2016 on @usnews

Nov 25, 2014

RT @davecatanese: Cruz pitches to NY donors: If Jeb or Christie is the nominee, conservatives will stay home goo.gl/ai6Mcp #TheRun2016 on @usnews

Nov 25, 2014

Cruz pitches to NY donors: If Jeb or Christie is the nominee, conservatives will stay home goo.gl/ai6Mcp #TheRun2016 on @usnews

Lightening Up Thanksgiving Favorites

health.usnews.com — Turkey For many folks, the Thanksgiving feast is a green light to overindulge. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat from snacking and feasting - and those figures don't include breakfast or nibbling on leftovers.
Nov 25, 2014

I know we're encouraged not to eat as much as we do on #Thanksgiving ... but I tend to give in. Don't you? bit.ly/1zVlDCj

Nov 25, 2014

RT @USNewsHealth: Americans eat an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. Seriously? ow.ly/EStz1

Nov 25, 2014

RT @USNewsHealth: Americans eat an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. Seriously? ow.ly/EStz1

Most Americans With HIV Aren't Treated

usnews.com — A community health educator administers a free oral HIV test in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 7, 2013. Fewer than half of 18- to 24-year olds with HIV have been diagnosed, according to the CDC.
Nov 25, 2014

Alarming RT @leonardkl: Young adults are least likely to have #HIV under control bit.ly/1yT6a50. Half don't know they have it.

Nov 25, 2014

Young American adults are the least likely to have #HIV under control, says @CDCgov: bit.ly/1yT6a50. Half don't know they have it.

Nov 25, 2014

Most #HIV-positive Americans know their diagnosis, but are not getting treated, according to @CDCgov: bit.ly/1yT6a50. #AIDS

Change the Holy Grail of the Mutual Fund Industry

money.usnews.com — With active management, investors are playing a game of luck, and they aren't likely to win. In previous blog posts, I've discussed the dismal performance of actively managed mutual funds. I also noted this underperformance has not gone unnoticed by investors.

The Health Benefits of Practicing Improv

health.usnews.com — Improv can work wonders for participants who want to overcome being shy or anxious. Last July, Alyssa Marciniak, a market research analyst for an applied research firm in the District of Columbia, was asked to give a presentation at work.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @MichaelKitces: So proud to have our own @WITImprov featured here! :) "The Health Benefits of Practicing Improv" bit.ly/1vJRfgb

Nov 25, 2014

Got an acting bone? Improv might be for you. And, it's healthy. Here's why: tinyurl.com/mdyz7y8

Nov 25, 2014

The health benefits of ... improv? Yep. If you're shy or anxious, consider: t.usnews.com/Z4a105

Dear Millennials, Let's Be Friends. Sincerely, the Stock Market

money.usnews.com — I promise, I'm more trustworthy than Social Security and your lame bank savings account. By Erin Lowry Dear Millennials, I fear something is amiss in our relationship. A week doesn't go by without me reading an article or watching a news segment about your utter distrust in me and disdain for those I work with - or in your minds, my puppeteers.

Michael Brown Shooter Darren Wilson Not Indicted by Grand Jury

usnews.com — Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be indicted, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced Monday. The decision, while not wholly unexpected, comes as the Ferguson community braces for another wave of protests and police clashes in response to the handling of the case.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @usnews: . @tierney_megan explains the decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the death of #MichaelBrown: ow.ly/EPLQ3 #Ferguson

Nov 24, 2014

RT @usnews: "This is not just an issue for #Ferguson. This is an issue for America."— @BarackObama ow.ly/EPJXP

Nov 24, 2014

RT @usnews: . @tierney_megan explains the decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the death of #MichaelBrown: ow.ly/EPLQ3 #Ferguson

Nov 24, 2014

RT @usnews: . @tierney_megan explains the decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the death of #MichaelBrown: ow.ly/EPLQ3 #Ferguson

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Fellow Celiacs: Are You Drinking Your Gluten?

health.usnews.com — Beer is made from malted wheat or barley, both no-no's for folks with celiac disease. As a dietitian who both counsels patients with newly-diagnosed celiac disease and personally follows a strict gluten-free diet as the result of my own autoimmune shortcomings, I spend a lot of time scrutinizing diets for traces of unexpected gluten.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @angelahaupt: You might be drinking your gluten and not even know it ... but luckily, @tamaraduker is here to save the day. t.usnews.com/Z4bnwp

Nov 25, 2014

You might be drinking your gluten and not even know it ... but luckily, @tamaraduker is here to save the day. t.usnews.com/Z4bnwp

Oops! New L.A. Sign Has Typo

usnews.com — This combination of images shows a misspelled sign which was covered and then removed in Southern California on Tuesday. It wasn't until the morning after the sign was installed above I-710 in Southern California that someone noticed the mistake.

Beat Holiday Travel Fatigue with These 6 Tips

travel.usnews.com — Whether it's one more story from Aunt Mildred or yet another plane, train or automobile ride, the holidays - and all the traveling that accompanies them - can be hard on your body. But you don't have to wearily slog through the coming weeks of delayed flights and long car trips.
Nov 25, 2014

.@GoToTravelGal talked w/ health+travel experts to help you get through the holiday travel season: ow.ly/ESq4B via @USNewsTravel

George H.W. and Barbara Bush Pucker Up for the Kiss Cam

usnews.com — The former first couple attended a Houston Texans football game Sunday.

Obama, Civil Rights Groups React to the Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision

usnews.com — Demonstrators march through the streets Sunday in St. Louis while protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch delivered the much-anticipated grand jury decision Monday that white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August.

Undocumented Workers Play an Essential Role in Making Thanksgiving Possible

usnews.com — We owe them gratitude. On Friday, the Indianapolis Star posted a political cartoon mocking President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. "Thanks to the president's immigration order, we'll be having extra guests this Thanksgiving," a turkey-toting father announces to his gathered (white) family as three (brown) immigrants hoist themselves through a nearby window.

Three-Minute Briefing Book: Ferguson, Immigration and a Female Pentagon Chief?

usnews.com — President Obama called for calm Monday following the announcement of the decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Good Tuesday morning, the 329th day of the year, and the 195th year since Congress approved the Missouri Compromise, which added the Show-Me State to the Union, allowed it to continue slavery and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @usnews: It's not usually hard for a grand jury to get an indictment. Unless a police officer is the defendant. ow.ly/ERABR

5 Creative Ways to Spend Your Remaining FSA Funds

health.usnews.com — If an employer doesn't offer a grace period or an option to carry over unused funds, consider spending the money on qualifying medical expenses. The end of the year is nearly upon us, and some consumers are feeling the pressure to use up the funds in their flexible spending accounts before they must forfeit the money.

FDA Set to Expand Calorie Counts

health.usnews.com — Nutritional Info Coming to Chains, Movie Theaters and More Calorie counts are coming to stores nationwide. By Amir Khan On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration will make an announcement requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters, grocery store take-out counters and even vending machines to post calorie counts and other nutritional information for consumers to see - a move required under the Affordable Care Act.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @USNewsHealth: Good news everyone! Calorie counts are coming to restaurants, movie theaters and even vending machines next year. ow.ly/ERrRj

GDP Surprises With Rise of 3.9 Percent

usnews.com — Employees sew at the Point Blank Body Armor factory in Pompano Beach, Fla. The economy is growing faster than expected, thanks in part to business investment and exports, according to the latest Commerce Department report. The U.S. economy expanded in the July through September period at a faster pace than first estimated, capping off the strongest back-to-back quarterly growth since 2003.
Nov 25, 2014

U.S. economy surprises with faster than expected growth in Q3, capping off best quarter-over-quarter growth since '03 usnews.com/news/articles/…

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson's Grand Jury Testimony

usnews.com — Read the testimony Officer Darren Wilson gave regarding the shooting death of Michael Brown.

5 Credit Card Predictions for 2015

money.usnews.com — Consumers can expect to see more credit card rewards and free credit scores next year. This year Apple Pay launched and several major security breaches put consumers on edge. As we prepare to usher in a new year, U.S. News talked to several credit card experts about what to expect from credit card issuers in 2015.
Nov 25, 2014

Bad marks disappear from credit reports after 7 years. Meaning: Hits from the recession will fall off reports in 2015 t.usnews.com/Z4bm83