43 million Americans — said to include R. Kelly — struggle to read and write

George is a 79-year-old retiree who ran a car detailing business for two decades, repaired airplanes, served as a deacon in his church and has nine children. Brittani Bellamy is a 28-year-old who just recently got her own apartment, is practicing to get her driver’s license and works at Universal Studios. They may not be at similar stages in their […]

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Whitney Way Thore Slams People Congratulating Her for Losing Weight

Whitney Way Thore could not care less about how much she weighs — and she doesn’t want anyone else caring about the number either. The star of My Big Fat Fabulous Life slammed her Instagram commenters for speculating that she lost weight and congratulating her for doing so, even though Thore has never said she did. Speaking directly to her […]

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Britney Spears Challenges Herself to an Extra 15 Minutes on the Treadmill: 'I Literally Hate It'

Britney Spears is passing her own fitness challenges with flying colors. The pop star has long been known to share her workouts with her Instagram followers, and on Monday, she revealed she had successfully challenged herself to spend a little extra time with one thing she typically dreads: the treadmill. Spears, 37, posted a video on Monday that she filmed […]

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Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

The Congolese Health Ministry is confirming Congo’s first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people. The regional capital in eastern Congo borders neighboring Rwanda, which has been preparing for possible cases since an outbreak began nearly a year ago. The person with the confirmed case announced late Sunday is a pastor who had […]

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Scientists eliminate HIV from animal’s genome for the first time; indicate possible cure for HIV

Current HIV treatment focuses on the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART suppresses HIV replication but does not eliminate the virus from the body. Therefore, ART is not a cure for HIV, and it requires life-long use. For the first time, researchers have eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA — the virus responsible for AIDS — from the genomes of living animals. […]

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Diarrhea-Causing Illness from Swimming Pools — Known as 'Crypto' — Is on the Rise, CDC Says

If you’re headed to the pool this summer, make sure it’s one you trust before you dive in: According to the Centers for Disease Control, outbreaks are on the rise of a diarrheal illness from swimming pools. Outbreaks of the parasite cryptosporidium, known as crypto, have increased year after year, the CDC says in a new report. Crypto is “the […]

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Model Belle Lucia Says Bullies Who Criticize Her 6-Month Pregnancy Bump Have a ‘Sad Life’

Model Belle Lucia wants the people who spend time on Instagram criticizing the size of her baby bump to find a new activity. The mom-to-be, who has spent much of her six months of pregnancy defending herself from critics who say her bump is too small, called them out in her Instagram story on Tuesday. “If you’re spending your time […]

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Jenna Jameson ‘Rocked an Itty Bitty Bikini’ Before Losing Weight: ‘Because Why the Hell Not?’

Jenna Jameson is firmly of the belief that any body is a bikini body. The former adult film star, 45, shared two photos on Wednesday — one from before her 80-lb. weight loss, when she wore a tiny, black bikini to the beach, and a recent photo in a one-piece bathing suit. Jameson shared the photos to emphasize that people […]

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After Breaking Up with Her Cheating Boyfriend, This Woman Lost Almost Half Her Size

Watch the full episode of How We Lost 100 Lbs.! streaming now on PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device. Kristen McLaughlin was an active kid. She played three sports throughout high school, which helped her “balance out my eating.” But that all changed when she “became sedentary” in college — and found herself stuck in a complicated, 5-year relationship. “I […]

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