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A Year in the Life of a Mother Who Lost Her Son in a Police Shooting

That Wednesday began the way it was supposed to. Gwen Woods got out of bed an hour before sunrise, showered, and dressed for work. As she was leaving …

Science Says Happier People Have These 9 Things in Common

Take charge of your mental health.<p>Everybody wants to be happy.<p>That’s why the science of happiness has gained more attention in recent years …

A 5-Ingredient, Salty-Sweet Roast That Will Be On Your Table in 30 Minutes

<i>We partnered with our friends at Natural Delights, purveyors of Medjool dates, for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Dates.</i><p>Hats off to Jessica! Her recipe for Roasted Cauliflower with Prosciutto and Dates has won our latest contest, Your Best Recipe with Dates.<p>We love the play of textures …

James Brown's 'Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield Dies at 73

MADISON, Wis. — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73.<p>His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been …

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

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Apple Quietly Killed Off One Of The iMac's Best Features

When Apple unveiled its refreshed iMac line-up on October 13, it made the 5K Retina display standard issue across all of its 27-inch iMacs.<p>Sounds good, looks even better. However, what Apple <i>didn’t</i> announce was the ability to use these 5K Retina iMacs as an external display using Target Display …

iMac

#IStandWithAhmed Hashtag Protests Arrest of 9th Grader Who Brought Clock to School

Twitter users are coming to the defense of Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim teenager in Texas who was arrested earlier this week after a teacher thought the …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness

Tilda Swinton: collaborative chameleon who doesn't court Hollywood

She feels like a tourist in Hollywood and apologises for not being ‘a proper actor’, but that doesn’t stop her landing big roles and winning Oscars<p>It tells you a lot about Tilda Swinton that the transformation which has rendered her unrecognisable is the one in which she appears most …

Tilda Swinton

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

Obama on Bill Cosby: No Way to Revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama answered a question about Bill Cosby on Wednesday by saying that no civilized country should tolerate rape.<p>Obama, at a White House press conference, said that there was no way to revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Cosby, who has been accused of sexual assault by …

Manhunt for escaped killers expands to Vermont

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison may have headed across the border to Vermont, fearing the pressure of an intense manhunt in the neighboring state, authorities said Wednesday.<p>New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico said authorities are …

Crime

20 Secrets Genuinely Happy People Never Told You

Happiness is a choice, and genuinely happy people make the choice to be happy, everyday! But what you may not know is that happy people face …

Happiness

NWA member MC Ren says Straight Outta Compton trailer is 'disrespectful'

The rapper has used Twitter to express his unhappiness over the upcoming biopic and what he believes to be an unfairly biased picture of the group<p>MC Ren, founding member of group NWA, has expressed distaste at the trailer for upcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton.<p>Related: Straight Outta Compton: …

5 Things You Should Never Do Before You Work Out

Hitting up the Indian food buffet, for one<p>Craft a killer playlist. Get dressed in your workout best. Perform a light warm-up. You know what to do to get ready for an awesome workout. But there are some things you should never—and we mean never, ever—do before a workout. Like these five …

From bad breath to car accidents, dehydration is a real health threat

<b>(Health.com) —</b> It doesn't take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you've reached the tipping point of mild dehydration. It can be brought on by many things — and it can do much more to your body than just make you feel …

Michael Jackson Molestation Lawsuit Is Thrown Out by Judge

A judge in Los Angeles has thrown out a molestation lawsuit against the estate of Michael Jackson, saying the accuser waited too long to make the …

Michael Jackson

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.<p>When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

‘How did they do that?’ New book reveals BlackBerry’s response to original iPhone

Living in a world where the iPhone dominates, and rivals don’t so much compete by doing things differently as by offering cut-rate versions of the same core technology, it can be easy to forget how much of a disruption Apple’s handset actually caused when Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.<p>A new book …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

What Elephants and Whales Look Like From Space

Only two creatures—both mammals—have been seen by private orbiting cameras.<p>When satellite companies talk about the imagery they capture, they play up how you can see big, human-made things: planes and trains and parking lots. Sometimes they might mention, too, how important sky pictures are to …

National Parks

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

Humanity

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …