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23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.


What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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Visit an Incredible Winery Built Out of Abandoned Boats

If you were driving through the remote Guadalupe Valley in Baja, you might mistake it for an ancient, dried-up port town: A cavalcade of overturned …

Do Not Enter: 5 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

<i>Photo courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Fran Golden, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Some tourist visa applications are easy -- an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the Internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months, to procure. The following five countries, …

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Heroin overdoses pose 'urgent public health crisis': U.S. attorney general | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said his agency was stepping up efforts to stem sharp increases in deadly heroin overdoses, trafficking in the drug and abuse of prescription narcotics at the root of what he called an “urgent public health crisis.”<p>Powdered heroin is pictured …

Public Transit Usage Is at Its Highest Level in More than Fifty Years

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new report from the American Public Transportation Association released on Monday puts the level …

'There are no answers': Days later, no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

What made Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 go off the grid? Where is it now? And could two stolen passports be the key to unraveling what happened?<p>Questions such as these were more common than answers Monday as searchers kept looking for the Boeing 777 that vanished without a trace three days ago.<p>As …

Prison Inmates Enrolling in Medicaid Spark Debate on Whether Those Enrollments Count

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The latest in Obamacare controversies: Inmates are eligible for expanded Medicaid, which means …

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Why seniors can't sleep like they're still in college - Futurity

Tests with fruit flies suggest it may be possible to address the sleep problems that often come with aging using drugs that promote proper protein …

Acupuncture treats deadly effects of sepsis - Futurity

Acupuncture may hold promise for treating inflammatory diseases such as sepsis, a condition that kills 250,000 people in the United States each year.

Cancer 'drove black skin evolution'

Scientists believe dark skins appeared more than a million years ago to prevent our African ancestors dying from skin cancer<p>Cancer may have driven the evolution of black skin early in human history, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe dark skins appeared more than a million years ago to prevent our …

Could Cooked Meat Hold A Risk Factor For Dementia And Diabetes?

If the results hold up, they could point the way toward new treatments.<p>Cooking meat may be a risk factor for dementia and diabetes, according to new research. When meat is heated, it can produce advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which form when protein or fat reacts with sugar. The research …


Report: Camels Play Key Role in Spread of Deadly Virus in Middle East

A new study released on Feb. 25 provides the strongest evidence yet that camels are a major player in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a …

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Transplant drugs may cause body to reject new lungs - Futurity

Broadly dampening the immune system after a lung transplant, long considered crucial to its success, may actually encourage its rejection.

Augmented reality could help amputees with phantom limb pain

An augmented-reality racing game has given a 72-year-old amputee relief from phantom limb pain for the first time since 1965, <i>Wired UK</i> reports. The man was prone to waking up in the middle of the night in terrible pain due to the dissonance caused by his brain trying to control a limb that was no …

Tailored drugs needed to fight 'very different' breast cancer - Futurity

The second-most common type of breast cancer appears to be a good candidate for a personalized approach to treatment, researchers say.

Magnet 'medicine' attracts T cells to fight cancer - Futurity

Magnets can help kick start cancer-killing T cells and increase their power, according to a study of mice with deadly melanoma.

The next flu drug might already be in your medicine cabinet

A group of cheap, common medications could save lives — so why aren't we investigating them?<p>On January 31st, billions around the world rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year. Hualan Chen, a scientist with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, however, celebrated from her office. Like so many …

Teens' Brain Structure May Be Altered by Smoking

It’s no surprise that smoking for years can change the way the brain processes nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction …

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This Pacemaker Membrane Can Keep A Heart Beating Perfectly

The pacemaker of the future looks crazy<p>You're looking at what might be the pacemaker of a decade from now: a custom-made membrane, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis, that slides over a heart and keeps it regulated by a …

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