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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 …

Pre-school

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 …

Music

Guatemala president urged to resign 'to prevent unrest'

Thousands of protesters have continued to take to the streets of Guatemala's capital to pressure President Otto Perez Molina to resign over his alleged involvement in a major corruption scandal, as the government comptrollers' office urged him to quit "to avoid greater social unrest".<p>A national …

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 …

Health Care

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 …

Try It Now

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 …

Aviation

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__=1524695492_da2fb229f5c32112a49dde40278d5d63<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 …

Cat in Shark Costume

Fish

From Hollywood To Healthcare IT: 3 Key Lessons From My Career Leap

<i>By Edmund Siy, VP of Business Transformation, Mercy Technology Services</i><p>I’m not a doctor. Nor do I play one on TV.<p>But after spending 15 years in the entertainment business at Warner Bros., I now have an opportunity to experience the surprising similarities between healthcare and what goes on “behind …

U.S. Ebola Patient Fully Recovered, Leaves Hospital

An American infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has fully recovered and left a special treatment unit at the National Institutes of Health, the NIH said Thursday.<p>A batch of 16 colleagues who were evacuated soon after never were infected and have all been let out of quarantine also, the group they …

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 …

Girl's best friend indeed: 100-carat 'perfect' diamond up for auction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Still searching for the perfect gift for your sweetie for Valentine's Day?<p>A 100-carat perfect diamond isn't expected to go up for auction until April, but your intended isn't likely to care about receiving a belated gift of this size and cut.<p>The 100.20-carat, D color (meaning it is …