Pioneering Comedian Dick Gregory Dies, Aged 84

Groundbreaking civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory has died, aged 84. Gregory’s family shared news of their “enormous sadness” on social media, announcing his death after he was admitted to a hospital in Washington D.C. with an undisclosed illness. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and…

Most Young People Are Having Bad Sex Regularly

We know that young people today are having less sex than their parents and grandparents did at their age, but new research suggests that they might not even be enjoying the little sex they do have. A Canadian study found more than three-quarters of young men and women have trouble with their sex lives, and the…

How to respond to hate

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Monday, Aug. 14: ——— What makes American democracy shine is not the absence of hate but the response. Repugnant ideas have always swirled in this country amid the legitimate: Racism, anti-Semitism and crackpot nationalism exist. Such ugliness is not outlawed. It is protected by the Constitution. It…

Quick settlement in lawsuit over strippers and sex toys at finance firm

TINTON FALLS — A lawsuit filed Thursday afternoon by three women against several related financial firms about what they call a “Wolf of Wall Street”-like culture — including strippers, lap dances and sex toys — in the office has been settled. Attorney Jeffrey Testa, who is representing the financial companies, said the allegations were being withdrawn…

Moderate-Heavy Drinking May Protect Some From Alzheimer’s

Heavy drinking is generally considered a hazard to your health, but new research suggests there may be an exception to this rule if you’re a white, older, middle-class American. According to the study, older adults who regularly consume moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol for most of their lives are more likely to live to the…