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Medicaid, a federal and state program that insures 74 million Americans, faces funding cuts under the Republican health care plan. People with children and parents who depend on Medicaid funding are worried. Business Insider spoke to a pair of moms — with diabetic and autistic children — who’ve become more politically …

Steel fencing with razor wire, sensors, and surveillance cameras line most of the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border. The goal is to keep undocumented immigrants from entering the US — an effort the Trump administration promises to ramp up. But in 1971, the US fundamentally changed a section of the barrier: The …

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Sometime around 2011 or 2012, it suddenly became very easy to predict what people would be doing in public places: Most would be looking down at their phones. For years, mobile phones …

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. For school-aged youth, access to a gun can increase their risk for becoming a victim of or for committing a violent crime, including suicide and homicide. It also increases a child’s risk of experiencing an unintentional injury …

By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor A slow fade from religious life may be less disruptive to your relationship with mom and dad than rejecting or changing religions altogether, a new study finds. The findings may not surprise anyone who has quietly stopped going to services except on major holidays, …

You’ve probably never heard of Agafia Lykov. Most people haven’t, and that’s intentional: Agafia is a hermit who lives miles from the nearest town, in the Siberian wilderness. Living in remote Siberia means having a gorgeous backyard. It also means no running water or electricity or civilization.Vice Agafia’s homestead was …

1. True change is about taking personal accountability The first reason is best explained by the father of psychology himself, Sigmund Freud: “Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened by responsibility.” True change is about letting go of blame and taking …

In Brazil and the United States, a firm handshake is expected. This would be off putting in the UK, as the British like to greet each other with a lighter handshake. Every country has a unique set of customs, and it is important to recognize and respect cultural differences, especially …

By Justin Tosi Many Americans are morally outraged that U.S. President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, who had been investigating possible links between Trump’s election campaign and the Russian government. Many others are angry that Comey accused President Trump of lying about the FBI. Still others are mad that Trump then accused …

Article from Bustle A lot of elements go into a good application for an internship: A strong CV, stellar recommendations, relevant experience… and the ability to look good in a two-piece? Wait, what? A Czech nuclear power station held a bikini contest in order to select a new intern. After …