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Is this America's most hated family?

Is this America's most hated family?

Business
You might never have heard of the Sackler family but you may well have enjoyed their money.The Anglo-American billionaire dynasty are prolific philanthropists and some of Britain's best-known art galleries, museums, theatres and universities have benefited from their generosity.But behind the money is a firm called Purdue Pharma, a US company owned by many of the Sacklers which makes opioids - a class of drugs linked to the deaths of thousands of Americans.Now some in the arts say they don't want the Sacklers' money anymore.This week alone, the Tate said it would no longer take funds from the family while the National Portrait Gallery and the Sackler Trust said they would not proceed with a £1m donation.Who are the Sacklers...
America's Other Energy Crisis: What to Eat Before, During, and After a Workout

America's Other Energy Crisis: What to Eat Before, During, and After a Workout

Health
 By Julie Upton, RD I don’t write about my first love, sports, all that much, but if you’ve read a few of my posts you may know that I spend the better part of the fall watching the NFL Network and that my winter, spring, and summer revolve around whatever athletic events I'm training for and watching.   So, it may come to no surprise to you that I’ve recently co-authored a book, released last week, on sports nutrition.  It’s called Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food and Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Life.My book provides the answers to today's other energy crisis—the one faced by everyone from professional ...
America's Next Top Model star dies from cancer

America's Next Top Model star dies from cancer

Entertainment
Former America's Next Top Model contestant Jael Strauss has died from breast cancer aged 34 - two months after her diagnosis. The model, who competed in the eighth series of the talent show, died in a hospice on Tuesday morning, according to TMZ.Strauss had previously revealed she had been diagnosed with the disease on 2 October.She wrote in a Facebook post: "I was gonna write some long thing but some of you guys deserve to know, on October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer."It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable. With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the 'few months' doctors said I could make it. I don't want to die. I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013." Strauss had battled drug addiction during her...
Solving America's retirement security challenges

Solving America's retirement security challenges

Finance
Americans dream of retiring with financial security, but for too many it's a struggle on how they will get there. According to a recent estimate, 1 out of 3 Americans have less than $ 5,000 put aside for their retirement years. Meanwhile, baby boomers are exiting the workforce in droves, with 10,000 of them retiring each day. And the U.S. Census Bureau projects that more than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be age 65 or older by 2030. With an entire generation on the cusp of retirement, the rules governing retirement plan administration need to be modernized to make it easier for employers to offer savi...