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If you have student loan debt, you might also need life insurance

If you have student loan debt, you might also need life insurance

Finance
Taking out a life insurance policy as a new college graduate may not be top of mind, but it's worth exploring if you have student loans. Some of that debt can live on, even if you die."That's not something that college-age students and their parents tend to think about," said Betsy Mayotte, director of consumer outreach and compliance for American Student Assistance, a nonprofit focused on higher education financing.Four in 10 student borrowers now owe at least $ 20,000 at graduation, double the share from a decade ago, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Over the same period, the number of those owing at least $ 50,000 has more than tripled, from 5 percent to 16 percent of borrowers.If a relative or friend has co-signed on a student loan for you, and y...
New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life

New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life

Health
A new study found that women who undergo a cesarean section delivery may have an increased risk of complications when undergoing a hysterectomy later in life. Women who have undergone one cesarean delivery had a 31.1 percent increased risk of re-operation after a hysterectomy later in life, when compared with women having only vaginal deliveries, according to the study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery journal. Meanwhile, women who have had two or more cesarean deliveries may have an even higher risk of a re-operation following a hysterectomy, researchers found. The study comes at a time when approximately one-third of all births in the United States are deliveries by C-section, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and P...
Unexpected life found at bottom of High Arctic lakes

Unexpected life found at bottom of High Arctic lakes

Science
Aug. 1 (UPI) -- In the shallow, frigid waters of Nunavut's Ward Hunt Lake, something mysterious lingers at the lake floor. It's fuzzy, it's bright orange - and it's alive.For more than 50 years, scientists from around the world have traveled to Ward Hunt Lake, the northernmost lake in the Canadian Arctic, to study the region or launch expeditions to the North Pole.Until recently, the prevailing notion was that come wintertime, when night casts a long shadow over the island, the waters would freeze up, and the microbial creatures of the deep that inhabit the lake bottom would all but disappear. But surprisingly, a recent study by researchers at Université Laval, Quebec City found just the opposite.Rather, Ward Hunt Lake is no longer freezing up entirely in the polar night, and as a result,
Putin hints he may be Russian president for life

Putin hints he may be Russian president for life

World
July 22 (UPI) -- In an interview with teenage schoolchildren, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted he may remain president for life.Putin, who is widely expected to win another six-year term after elections in March, was asked by one of the children what he would do after his time in office is over."But I haven't decided yet if I will leave the presidency," Putin said, earning a loud round of applause from the friendly audience. The session was broadcast live on Russian television across the country and the questions appeared to have been screened in advance.The appearance before a group of young people who attend a school for gifted students Putin opened in Sochi, came a month after youth-fueled protests in Moscow over corruption at the Kremlin.Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said...
'Coffee Naps' Just Might Change Your Life. Here's Why

'Coffee Naps' Just Might Change Your Life. Here's Why

Health
The words "coffee" and "nap" don't usually go together. But a strategy that pairs the two actually makes sense—and could be the energy boost you need to make it through a crazy day.A coffee nap is exactly what it sounds like: You drink a cup of joe, then immediately take a snooze. While this may seem counterintuitive, the caffeine in coffee doesn’t kick in for about 30 minutes, so dozing off just after you drink your java is very possible. And that short sleep will provide its own energy punch: Power naps have been shown to improve alertness and performance.The ideal coffee nap is 30 minutes long, which means you're waking up just as the caffeine starts to work its magic. The result: You feel both rested and stimulated.For more energy-boosting tips, sign up for the Health newsletter.There