To cope with playing violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits

CNN — The video of Tear Nichols’ violent arrest, which officials said they will release Friday, is expected to be difficult to watch — but it may also be difficult to avoid. Some people may even feel obligated to watch it as a way to pay tribute to Nichols, who died three days after the … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

How worried should people be about the XBB.1.5 variant of Covid? Our medical analyst explains

CNN — A new variant of Covid-19, XBB.1.5, is spreading rapidly in the United States. In December 2022, the proportion of new Covid-19 infections attributable to this branch of Omicron increased from 4% to 18%, according to a January 6 announcement from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is projected to to … Read more

Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to emergency room with suicidal thoughts

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or visit the helpline’s website. CNN — There has been a steady rise in the number of children being seen in emergency departments for suicidal thoughts, according to a new … Read more

‘SNL’ confronts the January 6th Committee and Trump

new York CNN Business — “Saturday Night Live” kicked off this week’s episode by taking on one of the most notable news moments in recent memory: The House Select Committee is investigating the January 6, 2021, riot. Kenan Thompson, who played Rep. Benny Thompson, opened the NBC variety show by introducing the crowd to the … Read more

Barriers to black entrepreneurship widen the wealth gap

One of the best ways to build wealth in the United States is to own your own business. But only 2 percent of businesses with employees are black-owned, according to a report by the Alliance for Entrepreneurial Equity. And this played a big role in the expansion of racial wealth gap in USA. Black households, … Read more

Cryptocurrency has been touted as the key to building black wealth. But critics say the investment is too high a risk.

CNN — Samson Williams was working in the mortgage lending industry in 2014 when a colleague convinced him to invest in cryptocurrency. Williams didn’t know much about cryptocurrency at the time, but decided to invest just over $200 to see where it would take him. “Nobody knew what it was,” Williams said. “But it would … Read more

Maryland law allows religious clothing in college sports

CNN — “We had to make this really difficult decision between our love for our faith or our love for sports.” Simran Jeet Singh, a faculty member at Union Theological Seminary who studies religion, racism and justice, recalls his own experience fighting for inclusion as a turbaned Sikh athlete. Growing up in Texas, he says … Read more

Myths about abortion and women’s mental health are widespread, experts say

CNN — This is baseless the message, experts say, is repeated over and over again: Abortion can damage a woman’s mental health, perhaps for years. “There is so much misinformation, so many myths about abortion. Abortion will lead to substance abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts; abortion is bad for your health; every woman will regret it,” … Read more