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Explicit cookie consent. ONE in eight deaths worldwide is due to high blood pressure.

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The condition is the main risk factor for heart and kidney disease, and it greatly increases the chances of a stroke. A new study published in the Lancet, a medical journal, shows how common it is—and challenges some received wisdoms. Globally, about a fifth of women and a quarter of men have high blood pressure. It is commonly thought of as a disease of affluence. But the data say otherwise. The well-known causes of high blood pressure include lack of exercise, being overweight, and diets that include too much salt and alcohol and not enough fruit and vegetables (which are a source of potassium, linked with lower blood pressure). The Science Behind Sprinter Usain Bolt’s Speed. Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da. Tim Carr, an American working for a defense company based in the midwestern United States, was about to enter a sensitive bargaining session with a high-level Saudi Arabian customer, but he wasn’t particularly concerned.

Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da

Forced to confess. ON THE face of it Japan’s system of criminal justice looks as if its gets a lot right.

Forced to confess

Crime rates are lower in Japan than almost anywhere else—the murder rate is less than a tenth of America’s. Those arrested for minor wrongdoing are treated with exceptional leniency. Less than one in 20 Japanese deemed to have committed a penal offence go to prison, compared with one in three of those arrested in America, where the average jail term is much longer. In Japan the emphasis is on rehabilitation, especially of young offenders. Banning child labour imposes naive Western ideals. IN an ideal world there would be no child labour, but instead opportunities for children to play, learn, relax and otherwise enjoy life.

Banning child labour imposes naive Western ideals

This ideal is reflected in the corporate social responsibility policies of numerous companies and of those selling branded consumer goods. They have committed to eradicate any form of child labour from their supply chains. In a similar vein, many governments have outlawed child labour domestically and sometimes also for imported products. This summer, the British government announced plans to hold companies responsible for buying products from suppliers employing children. Why is it always a white guy: The roots of modern, violent rage. Joe Stack had simply had enough.

Why is it always a white guy: The roots of modern, violent rage

Every time this fifty-three-year-old independent engineer and software consultant from Austin, Texas, had set aside any money at all for retirement, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seemed to change the tax laws or whittled away at his earnings with new restrictions. A change in the income-tax regulations in 1986 had removed an exemption for software consultants and engineers, effectively consigning them, in his eyes, to low-income wage work. He just couldn’t catch a break. He’d moved from Los Angeles to Austin, remarried, hoping to get better contract consulting work, but the wages in Texas were paltry compared with Southern California. Study: White Supremacists Bigger Threat to US Than Radical Muslims. Get short URL A study recently released by the New America Foundation claims that right-wing extremists are the biggest terrorist threat to the United States.

Study: White Supremacists Bigger Threat to US Than Radical Muslims

The Washington-based group’s study analyzed 26 terror attacks that have taken place on American soil since September 11, 2001. It indicated that almost twice as many people have been killed by right-wing groups or white supremacists as opposed to Muslims. The foundation says 19 out of the 26 attacks were carried out by “non-Muslims.” The study referred to recent attacks such as the 2012 shooting deaths of six people outside the Sikh temple in Wisconsin. How world leaders' salaries stack up - Mar. 10, 2015 - CNN Money. But how does his salary compare to those of other world leaders?

How world leaders' salaries stack up - Mar. 10, 2015 - CNN Money

Here is how the pay of prime ministers and presidents of the big developed and emerging economies stack up, according to the most recent official data and converted into U.S. dollars at the current rate. President Obama leads the pack with $400,000 a year. British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg.

The analysis is contained in a new book, All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To.

British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg

Stuart Laycock, the author, has worked his way around the globe, through each country alphabetically, researching its history to establish whether, at any point, they have experienced an incursion by Britain. Only a comparatively small proportion of the total in Mr Laycock's list of invaded states actually formed an official part of the empire. The remainder have been included because the British were found to have achieved some sort of military presence in the territory – however transitory – either through force, the threat of force, negotiation or payment. Nestle Bears Buy Ebola Cover Amid Spike in Cocoa Prices. Surging cocoa prices mean making a KitKat bar is getting a lot more expensive.

Nestle Bears Buy Ebola Cover Amid Spike in Cocoa Prices

That’s prompting traders to load up on bearish options on Nestle SA before the company reports sales this month. With cocoa harvesting season in full swing, concern that the spread of Ebola will disrupt bean shipments helped send prices to the highest since 2011. Bearish contracts on the maker of Baby Ruth bars cost the most relative to bullish ones in more than a year. Hedge funds have raised bets that cocoa will soar even more after it completed the longest series of monthly gains in 12 years. 1901440_817174331679774_705437847940678772_n.jpg (JPEG Image, 960 × 720 pixels) Newspapers Prefer Lesbians - Bloomberg Politics.