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The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Astronomy

The Best Workout According to Your Zodiac Sign

With only one month left of 2015, it’s almost time to make good on our New Year’s resolution to keep fit. In addition to following a dozen fitness bloggers and getting our workout gear just right, we’re putting together a workout routine that will get us ready for holiday parties in no time. Not …

Fitness

13 things people use to judge personality

People may judge you based on your taste in music.Flickr/Garry Knight<p>From the moment two people meet, they're sizing each other up, looking for signs of qualities like honesty, intelligence, and altruism.<p>Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your …

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

From the weather to your lifestyle habits.<p>For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren’t the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal affective disorder, a depression-related mental health condition that waxes and wanes depending on the time …

Seattle’s Famed Gum Wall Cleaned Off: Pictures

Seattle

This Illegal 'Stairway To Heaven' Could Soon Be Open To The Public

For a price.<p>On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, you can climb 3,922 steel stairs to get to heaven -- or pretty close to it, at least.<p>Though the popular Haiku Stairs hike, also called the "Stairway to Heaven," has been closed to the public for more than 30 years, it remains a quintessential Hawaii …

Haiku

The Future of Policing Is Here, and It's Terrifying

Backscatter vans, crowd dispersal microwaves, lasers that make you vomit—welcome to the future of law enforcement, and all the icky questions the technology raises.<p>Last month, the local press in New York confirmed what civil rights advocates had been saying for years: the NYPD has been driving …

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

By Lenny Bernstein and<p>Lenny Bernstein<p>Reporter covering health and medicine<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Joel Achenbach<p>Joel Achenbach<p>Reporter covering science and politics<p>Email Bio<p>A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of …

National Academy of Sciences

FBI spy planes used thermal imaging tech in flights over Baltimore after Freddie Gray unrest

By Andrea Peterson<p>Andrea Peterson<p>Reporter who covered technology policy<p>Bio Follow<p>In days after Baltimore burned with unrest over Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, two FBI surveillance planes circled low above the city. But they weren’t using normal cameras to capture activities on the …

Surveillance

Pins, needles reportedly found in Halloween candy

WOODBURY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Authorities are urging parents to carefully go through the candy their children collected while trick-or-treating as there have been reports of needles and pins found in Halloween candy.<p>In New Jersey, a Facebook post quickly went viral Sunday after a woman said she found a …

Here Are the 50 Healthiest, Tastiest Packaged Foods You Can Put in Your Cart

Grab-and-go just got way better for you.

Burgers

10 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Brown-bagging it just got a whole lot tastier with these easy, healthy lunch ideas

Healthy Eating

7 Behaviors of Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a millionaire isn’t an accident. It takes business owners decades to accomplish this rare feat. Many people look at these successful individuals and assume they must be lucky or born into wealth. But in reality, this is usually …

How What You Eat Changes Your Face

Why Is This Important?<p>Because everything you put in your body has consequences.<p>Long Story Short<p>In her new book, a skincare specialist makes the bold claim that the things you eat and drink can have a unique, direct and sometimes immediate visual impact on your face. She believes wine, sugar, gluten …

Naturopathic Medicine

How Successful People Make Smart Decisions

We're bogged down by a good 70 decisions a day. Learn how to make them good ones.<p>Your days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. A study from Columbia University found that we're bogged down by a good 70 decisions a day.<p>Some decisions are minor, like what to eat, which route to drive to …

Success

Addiction now defined as chronic brain disorder - Health - Addictions | NBC News

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, one that is not solely related to problematic substance abuse.<p>The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) just released this new …