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Christine Lagarde resigns from IMF to become president of European Central Bank

July 16 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation Tuesday to take on a new role as president of the European Central Bank.The French economist replaces outgoing ECB President Mario Daghi, who ...

Problematic smartphone use linked to mental health woes

With most people never far from their cellphones, new research on college students finds that "problematic" use is tied to a variety of mental health problems, as well as lower grades and more sexual partners.The study, which surveyed more than ...

Stop Using These Recalled Eye Drops Right Now

Photo: Getty Images Several types of over-the-counter eye drops, including those packaged specifically under the Walmart, Walgreens and CVS brands have been recalled due to concerns that they may not be sterile. Sterility is nothing to mess around ...

Ants living in the Australian desert are ready for ‘insect Armageddon’

July 16 (UPI) -- For 22 years, scientists studied ant populations in the Simpson Desert in northern Australia. Their findings suggest the ant species in the region are surprisingly resilient, capable of thriving amidst variable conditions -- and ...

How To Undo and Prevent Windows Updates

Major Windows 10 updates aren’t always smooth sailing. And if you own Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, you’ll probably be a bit annoyed to know that you can’t update to Windows 10 version 1903, the latest iteration of Microsoft’s operating system, ...

Dangerous hospital bacteria resistant to decontamination

Standard decontamination methods may not be enough to stop a dangerous hospital bug, known as Clostridium difficile.In a new study, researchers followed recommended procedures but found that surgical gowns, stainless steel surfaces and vinyl floors ...

Five Basic Hand Stitches You Should Know for Repairing Your Own Clothes

Sewing may seem like one of those quaint, old-fashioned household chores that most people outsource today. Yes, having a good tailor is a wonderful thing, but there are certain clothing repairs and adjustments that are probably easier to do than ...

Most of the Google Walkout Organizers Have Left the Company

Four of the seven Google employees who organized a 20,000-person walkout in November have resigned from the company, including two women who claimed Google retaliated against them for their internal activism. The latest to leave is Meredith ...

Look: Firefighters rescue seagull impaled on rooftop TV antenna

July 16 (UPI) -- Firefighters and animal rescuers in Wales came to the assistance of a seagull that was impaled on a rooftop TV antenna.RSPCA Cymru said rescuers were summoned to a property in Cardiff during the weekend on a report of a gull trapped ...

Donald Trump pulls F-35 sale from Turkey after Russian missile defense purchase

July 16 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States will not sell Turkey any F-35 jets after the Middle Eastern country purchased a Russian missile defense system.Speaking to reporters during a Cabinet meeting, Trump made good ...

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