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This Couple Was Paying so Much for Their Son’s Disability, a Doctor Suggested Getting a Divorce

Angela and Randy Tindell tried to get pregnant for nine-and-a-half years. They saw fertility specialists but never tried assisted reproductive treatments like IVF, which can cost thousands of dollars. “There was no way I could pay the kind of fees they charge for that,” Randy tells Health. The Tennessee couple had pretty much given up after nearly a decade of trying to conceive. “We were content just being married to each other,” Randy says.

Amid shutdown, thousands of federal workers file for unemployment

Unemployment offices across the country are reporting an uptick in claims from federal workers. Among the applicants: a scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, a judge for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and a data analyst at the Department of Transportation. “It makes a lot of sense with all the uncertainty people are facing,” said Michele Evermore, an expert in unemployment insurance at the National Employment Law Project.

Are you hiding these things from your financial advisor? If so, it’s a bad idea

Not all advisors take a comprehensive look at their clients’ financial lives. Those who do, however, say their advice can only be as good as the accuracy of the information they’re given. Things such as hidden debt or financial accounts, secret family issues or health problems are aspects of your life that advisors generally want to know about because they affect the advice you are given.

The business of college advisors is booming. Here’s how to navigate the consulting process

The college consulting industry is in the spotlight this week after dozens are arrested in an admissions bribery scheme masterminded by consultant William “Rick” Singer. Members of the profession condemn Singer’s actions and point out that the charges illustrate the concern parents feel about getting their children into the right college. Here’s how to find the right consultant and what you get for your money.

A professor’s hard fight for public service loan forgiveness

Jason Edwards, a communications professor, learned seven years too late that he didn’t qualify for public service loan forgiveness. Then a surprise came. Last year, Congress authorized a $350 million “fix” to the public service loan forgiveness program, which gave him another change at applying. More challenges emerged. Then a rare, happy ending.

This Man Discovered the 20-Year-Old Wart on His Foot Was Actually Skin Cancer

Many people have gotten into the habit of scanning their bodies to check for unusual-looking spots on their skin every so often. Even a cursory scan can be beneficial, alerting you to spots under your arms or on the insides of your legs that might have looked like normal freckles last week but have since changed color or shape. A scary new report in the Dermatology Online Journal reminds us that those quick scans are worth doing consistently.

A Passenger Charged an Obese Man $150 for Taking Up Extra Space on Their Flight—and the Internet Is Furious

Comfort is every passenger’s main priority when settling in for a long flight. That’s why one Reddit user wasn’t happy when a man he described as obese squeezed into the seat right next to his, taking up some of the user’s seat too. So after speaking with a flight attendant, the user decided to charge the man $150 for the lost space.

Jussie Smollett Lied About Being the Victim of a Hate Crime, Police Say. Why Would Someone Do That?

When news broke that actor Jussie Smollett was under arrest for allegedly faking a hate crime against himself in January, America reacted with shock, anger, and serious confusion. Chicago police chalked up his actions to his dissatisfaction with his salary and his role on the television show Empire. But many of us wondered: What else was going on in the actor’s head?

This Weird Bump on a Man’s Tongue Turned Out to Be a Rare, Fast-Growing Cancer

Everybody knows that somebody—or maybe you are that somebody—who freaks out about every new bump or blemish, convinced that it’s some harbinger of deadly disease. Of course, it’s usually not, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry, right? That was certainly the case with the patient featured in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine’s Images in Clinical Medicine series. What started as a bothersome lump on the man’s tongue turned out to be a rare form of cancer.

What to Know About the Nutritarian Diet—and Why It’s So Hard to Follow

When Joel Fuhrman, MD, became involved in nutritional science more than 30 years ago, the family physician couldn’t find a diet he felt was truly optimized for improving health, boosting longevity, and reducing risk of disease. Sure, some diets limited calories and shunned unhealthy fats and sugars, but many of them also allowed for other less-than-ideal food groups, he thought, or were too loose and vague with their instructions.

Teen Defies Anti-Vaxxer Parents and Gets Vaccinated on His Own

Most teenagers argue with their parents about things like staying out late or borrowing the car. But Ethan Lindenberger has other concerns. The 18-year-old and his parents disagree over whether Ethan should be vaccinated against serious contagious viruses like measles, mumps, chickenpox, polio—or any disease for that matter, since his parents are committed anti-vaxxers.

This Scary Condition Makes You Feel Like You’re Suffocating—and It’s Caused By Surgery

When his snoring got so bad that he felt lethargic during the day, Mike Smallwood consulted a doctor. The doctor looked inside Smallwood’s nose for what felt like 10 seconds before declaring that he had a deviated septum (the thin piece of cartilage that separates your nostrils) and therefore wasn’t breathing properly at night. All it would take was a minor surgery—a few snips inside his nose to realign his septum and help Smallwood breathe better.

John Legend Just Revealed Something You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Cooking With Chrissy Teigen

We’re obsessed with following John Legend and his adorable family on social media—from super sweet moments between Luna and Miles to hilarious couple moments as told through his wife Chrissy Teigen’s twitter. So, when we interviewed Legend as the latest celeb in our “What’s Your Mantra” series (see the video above!), it came as no surprise that he credits love as the motivation for so much of what he does, including giving back.

5 Women Share How They Found Out Their Partner Was Cheating During the Holidays

Between the mistletoe, champagne, gift-giving, and traveling to family gatherings, the holiday season is ripe with incentives and opportunities to be unfaithful. And while there’s no solid science proving that partners are more likely to cheat between Thanksgiving dinner and the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, the dating app Clover noted that they experienced a 300% increase in signups from people who were already in a relationship during the month of December. Hmm.

6 Women Reveal the Moment They Realized They Were in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional abuse is a stealthy shape-shifter. At first, a new partner might make grand romantic gestures and say they want to be with you all the time. But underlying their behavior is an attempt to manipulate you. Maybe they slowly start criticizing your style, urge you not to hang with your friends, or try to make you doubt the way you feel. When you call them on it, they tell you you’re wrong, or crazy…constantly keeping you second-guessing things.

Hundreds of Supplements Have Been Found to Contain Hidden Drugs, Like Viagra and Steroids

More than half of U.S. adults take dietary supplements, a category of products that include over-the-counter vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, and enzymes. But the supplement industry is only loosely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a new study is shedding light on just how many of these products contain unapproved and potentially dangerous prescription-strength drugs.