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‘The Unknown Soldier’ Sheds Light on Severely Injured American Troops

<i>The Unknown Soldier</i>, suggests New York-based photographer David Jay, is not about war; instead, it’s a confrontation of the invisible consequences …

Military

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Is internet addiction real?

The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In South Korea, one couple was so committed to …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Gender

French Woman Believed To Be Gunmen's Associate Is Still At Large

A manhunt continues in France for a woman officials believe was part of the attacks that rocked Paris this week.<p>French officials released a photo of Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, who they say was involved in the killing of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday, and who possibly was involved in the hostage …

'Hobbit' dominates weekend; 'Interview' pulls in over $15 million on VOD

It was the most wonderful time of the year for the box office.<p>Though the box office total is still down about 5% from last year, three new films, the final "Hobbit" installment and limited-release awards contenders helped give the industry a much needed end-of-the-year boost. Compared to the same …

Why does guilt increase pleasure?

Feelings of guilt can make our temptations feel even more seductive. So could we be healthier and happier if we just embraced a little bit of vice, asks David Robson.<p>This year, my New Year’s Resolutions are going to take a somewhat different form to those of previous Januaries. I’m forgoing my …

Self Control

'Hobbit' battles 'Unbroken,' 'Into the Woods' to second box office win

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The last movie of Peter Jackson’s three “Hobbit” films rode to a second consecutive win atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, selling $41.4 million worth of tickets to triumph over new releases “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods.”<p>“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five …

Box office: 'Hobbit,' 'Woods,' 'Unbroken' continue to sell tickets

The Christmas weekend box office continued strong Friday with "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Into the Woods" and "Unbroken" leading the way.<p>The three holiday movies are each on pace to gross at least $45 million over the four-day period, which would boost the year's final weekend by …

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