Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson opioid cases expose Big Pharma’s addiction lies

On Monday, an Oklahoma judge sided with the state’s attorney general, Mike Hunter, and fined opioid maker Johnson & Johnson a whopping $572 million.  Lawyers for Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, had offered to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion. These are big numbers, […]

Venus Williams has earliest U.S. Open exit in six years

Venus Williams in 2019 Grand Slams: three match wins, four match losses. She hasn’t reached the second week of a major since her resurgent 2017, and, at age 39, has fallen outside the top 50 for the first year since 2013. Williams lost to fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. […]

Cuddle therapy latest in self-care, but does it work?

What happens when you cuddle with a stranger? Nordic Cuddle, a cuddle therapy clinic in London, claims these sessions filled with soothing touches and hugs have many health benefits. Those benefits could mean a boost of confidence, lessened stress and a deeper feeling of connection to the world. Rebekka Mikkola is the lead practitioner and […]

Yahoo Japan ending ivory sales, joining other online retailers

Yahoo Japan Corp (4689.T) said on Wednesday it will end the sale of ivory on the country’s biggest online auction site, finally joining competitors in a ban. Yahoo Japan will end ivory trading, blamed by wildlife campaigners for perpetuating an illegal international black market, from Nov. 1, the company said in a statement. Rival e-commerce […]

Borderlands 3 PC Specs Have Officially Been Revealed

With just about two weeks left until its release, anticipation is running high for Borderlands 3 and the mayhem that players will get to unleash on Pandora (and beyond), and now you can know exactly what system you’ll need to run the latest chapter in the Borderlands saga if you’re playing on PC. Gearbox Software […]

Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect’s wife, son and mother-in-law murdered

The wife, child and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball player were allegedly killed in southern Virginia on Tuesday by the player’s brother-in-law, according to the sheriff and a report. Matthew Bernard, 19, was apprehended while running around naked following an hourslong manhunt after police discovered the bodies of Emily Bivens, her son Cullen and […]

Kobe, Shaq say they have no beef (then Shaq takes a shot at Dwight Howard for fun)

Kobe Bryant was honest from his perspective: He never thought Shaq matched his work ethic, and that bothered him. (More on that later.) At a corporate event in Las Vegas recently, Kobe said he would have had 12 rings if Shaq had his work ethic, and said Shaq would say the same. Shaq disagreed in […]

Signs you may be infertile, and what you can do about it

Infertility is defined as a failure to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. However, there are many factors that can cause infertility, some of which should be evaluated and treated earlier than that. If you think you might be infertile, it is important to seek help from a health care professional. Here are […]

Breakingviews – VW still grapples with Piech’s mixed legacy

Few legacies are either wholly good or bad. Volkswagen’s current management could be forgiven for feeling particularly ambivalent about the heritage of Ferdinand Piech, the company’s former chief executive and chairman who died aged 82 on Sunday. When Piech took the wheel in 1993, 250,000 employees produced about 3 million cars, and the company reported […]

Microsoft teases October 2 event – new Surface hardware on the way?

Microsoft has cryptically announced an October 2 event that will be held in New York City. The invitation depicts a Windows logo that is incomplete and simply states “Save the date.” The company’s invitation adds nothing more for us to speculate upon, but the timing could not be better. By the time of the event, […]