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Tracing the roots of teen anxiety

34 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The teenage years are awkward for everyone, but some adolescents experience more anxiety than most when it comes to social interactions.

A 5-year-old tried to save UAB football with his $1 allowance

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Bennett Williams is 5 years old and a college football fan living in Ohio. Like his parents, his main rooting interest is Ohio State, but while learning the nicknames and logos of all 125 FBS teams, he took a shine to the dragon of UAB. So naturally, he was disheartened to hear that the school […]

One protein is responsible for a range of allergic reactions (and blocking it could help treat cancer and HIV)

A new study‘s found that one protein is the root of a range of allergic reactions to medications and other substances. Researchers from Johns Hopkins and the University of Alberta say that developing medication to counteract its effects could improve treatment success for everything from diabetes to cancer to HIV. Show More Summary

The Best of The Grapevine 2014

Not a day goes by when a hashtag isn’t trending or a story hasn’t gone viral. Whether it’s social activism or a celebrity faux pas, The Grapevine section on The Root is where you come to learn about what’s trending daily on black Twitter, as well as subjects ranging from celebrity to viral news.

Green bonds sell big in 2014

A “green” bond market has taken root this year, with money managers jumping in to buy new environmentally-focused bonds. ||| Boston/New York - A “green” bond market has taken root this year, with municipalities and corporations issuing new environmentally-focused bonds and money managers jumping in to buy them. Show More Summary

5-year-old tries to save UAB football with $1

As this lovely ESPN story explains it, 5-year-old Ohioan/Ohio State fan Bennett Williams started rooting for UAB football this year when he decided he liked the Dragons logo, which is a very legit reason to become a fan. Of course, it was an unfortunate choice, because UAB's football program reached its heartbreaking end earlier this month. Show More Summary

Multiple allergic reactions traced to single protein

A single protein has been identified as the root of painful and dangerous allergic reactions to a range of medications and other substances. If a new drug can be found that targets the problematic protein, researchers say, it could help smooth treatment for patients with conditions ranging from prostate cancer to diabetes to HIV.

Graphic: What Will Change

President Obama on Wednesday announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba and a series of actions aimed at easing travel and trade restrictions rooted in a 1963 law.

Charlie Sheen to play his ‘Ferris’ role on ‘The Goldbergs’

Though he never really seemed to leave them behind, Charlie Sheen is returning to his delinquent roots in an upcoming episode

America’s Tortured Conscience, Ctd

by Dish Staff Earlier today, Will pondered the roots of American support for torture. Keating suspects more gory details would change minds: Whether you use the word or not, Americans are OK with torture because they believe it’s effective at gaining information that couldn’t be obtained by any other means. The fact that the Senate […]

Help End Violence Against Sex Workers by Decriminalizing Prostitution, Activists Say

20 hours agoNews : Reason

December 17 is commemorated internationally in the sex worker community as a "Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers"—violence which activists say is rooted in prostitution's criminalization.  The Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP-USA) organized the first such day 11 years ago, in response to the sentencing of "Green River Killer" Gary Ridgway. Show More Summary

Choose My Adventure: World of Warcraft and the shadowy priest

It's been one week since Choose My Adventure's voters sent me on the path of darkness in World of Warcraft, daring me to cast off my healing roots and adventure forward as a Priest who deals only in shadow. I've gained a couple of levels, tinkered with my garrison, and killed hundreds and hundreds of orcs. Show More Summary

Pre-Emergent – Will Halt Grass Growth

Q: When the label on a pre-emergent bag says it will prevent seeds from growing does that also mean it will keep bermudagrass from spreading into bare areas? A: Yes: common weed preventers can cause “clubbed” rooting of bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, centipede, or St. Augustine. With clubbed roots, the warm-season stolons are not able to peg […]

Obama announces new U.S.-Cuba relationship

President Obama announced a shift in America’s relationship with Cuba during a press conference on Wednesday morning. “Neither the American nor Cuban people are well-served by a rigid policy that’s rooted in events that took place before most of us were born,” Obama said. This new U.S.-Cuba relationship is being called a way to “normalize […]

Making Sense Out of Chaos, While Avoiding Vendor Lock-In

20 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

The promise of the cloud has taken root in today’s business mindset, but competition is re-creating old problems. Many companies are reliving the ERP nightmares of the past as they try…

Study: Children As Young As Two Show Pleasure At Others’ Misfortune

Schadenfreude is an emotion of joy in the face of someone else’s misfortune, and it can be rooted in jealousy, competitiveness, or sometimes even hatred. According to one theory, schadenfreude is an evolutionary mechanism that develops...Show More Summary

Multiple allergic reactions traced to single protein

Johns Hopkins and University of Alberta researchers have identified a single protein as the root of painful and dangerous allergic reactions to a range of medications and other substances. If a new drug can be found that targets theShow More Summary

Roses – Rosette Virus

Q: Last week I took out a beautiful thirteen-year-old climbing Eden rose because it had rose rosette virus. We weren’t able to get all the roots but most of them. Is there something I can add to the soil so I can plant a new rose now? A: Unless some of the root pieces sprout, […]

Pope Francis celebrates his birthday with tango dancing

Pope Francis stayed true to his Argentinean roots during his 78th birthday party on Wednesday, celebrating with tango music and dancing in Rome's streets. During Wednesday's event, thousands of people showed up to express their well-wishes for Francis, singing "Happy Birthday" in a variety of languages, including Spanish and Italian. Show More Summary

Roundup – Use Near Oak

Q: Can I safely spray Roundup on a privet hedge growing under a mature oak tree? A: Glyphosate (Roundup, etc) is mostly absorbed by leaves but can be absorbed by a tree trunk or roots if applied heavily. If you are careful to spray just the privet leaves, you could use the chemical under an […]

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