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Worst drought since 1956 hits US | GlobalPost

US is suffering its widest drought since 1956, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The United States is suffering its widest drought since 1956, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA reported on Monday that by the end of June about 55 percent …

To Tell or Not to Tell – NYTimes.com

My mother has been having memory issues for a number of years. Her neurologist has been telling her it is “mild dementia.” Her cognitive impairment and memory loss have worsened, and I recently met the neurologist without her. He told me that she has Alzheimer’s. He felt we should not …

What Really Makes Us Fat – NYTimes.com

A CALORIE is a calorie. This truism has been the foundation of nutritional wisdom and our beliefs about obesity since the 1960s. What it means is that a calorie of protein will generate the same energy when metabolized in a living organism as a calorie of fat or carbohydrate. When …

Airlines make less on checked bags last year

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines’ revenue from bag fees fell last year for the first time since they started collecting them. But that was no gift to fliers; there were just fewer people traveling. The Transportation Department said Thursday that the 17 largest airlines made $3.36 billion in bag …