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Self-control saps memory resources

New research shows that exercising willpower impairs memory function by draining shared brain mechanisms and structures<p>In an infamous set of experiments performed in the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel sat pre-school kids at a table, one by one, and placed a sweet treat – a small marshmallow, a …

This lingerie brand for young women stopped airbrushing photos — and sales are soaring

Aerie defied norms last year by abandoning photo retouching of its models.<p>The idea to use unretouched photos in ad campaigns dawned on the creative team as a way to appeal to young women.<p>"We definitely had a creative moment where the team got together, and we just said, 'really, what's happening …


Adele’s Long-Awaited New Album Will Reportedly, Maybe, Possibly Drop In November

Adele’s last album, <i>21</i>, was a massive success. It has sold more than 30 million copies, sat atop the charts in the United States for 24 weeks – the record for a solo female artist – and won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Since then, she has sort of disappeared. Talk of her new album has been …

New Music

Anthem to Buy Cigna Amid Wave of Insurance Mergers

The health insurer Anthem said on Friday that it had agreed to acquire its rival Cigna for $48.3 billion in a deal that would further concentrate the United States market to just a few major players.<p>The combined company would have estimated revenue of about $115 billion and serve more than 53 …

Bank of America CFO exits as Moynihan mends fences with the Fed

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) said late Wednesday it’s replacing its finance chief and head of wealth management in a reshuffle that may hold some …

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Glamour of Free Flights Fades for Airline Employees in Age of Packed Planes

At the end of her Caribbean honeymoon, Sara Nelson planned a two-day jaunt—all the way to London.<p>But the flight attendant and her husband ended up in …

Greece debt crisis: Eurozone 'sceptical' of reform pledge

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1179000/1179725_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518419638_fcaf5df7677d5e6b1c12e0670f4824b7<p><b>Eurozone finance chiefs are seeking further signs from Greece that it is serious about delivering its promises of reform in return for a debt …


Chinese stock volatility continues, but investors expect US impact to be limited, for now

The extreme volatility in China's stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country's mainline index have suspended trading of their shares.<p>Markets bounced back strongly Thursday after the Shanghai composite lost another 5.9 percent the previous day, meaning a 30 …

Stock Markets

Cat in Shark Costume

Warner Bros

Michael Jackson’s ‘Secret Relationship’ Biography Released Mid-April

Did you know that Michael Jackson had a “secret” relationship with a Hollywood actress? When you learn about the details, they might surprise you — …

SoftBank's Robot Pepper Will Be Sold at a Loss

SoftBank unveiled its “emotionally aware” robot Pepper last summer. Now the device is finally going on sale for over $9,000 – less than it costs to build.<p>The first production run of 300 robots will be available from Friday, with the company hoping developers will build apps for the automaton. The …