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12 science-backed habits to get a better night's sleep

And our bodies might be suffering for it.<p>Whether it is because we're staying up late watching the latest show or lying awake in bed, unable to sleep, about 20% of Americans are sleep-deprived, experts estimate.<p>Rather than suffer through the day feeling groggy, here are 12 science-backed habits that …

George Lucas says he sold 'Star Wars' to 'white slavers'

Lucas, who created the "Star Wars" saga, said he was against making the new movie "for the fans" and felt he sold the company he created, Lucasfilm, to "the white slavers," referring to Disney. [<b>UPDATE:</b> Lucas has issued an apology for his remark to Disney.]<p>This is somewhat surprising because Lucas …

Cops and soldiers had ‘orgy’ at Brussels police station while city was on terror alert

PARIS — In the six weeks since the Paris terrorist attacks, law enforcement agencies in Brussels, where most of the attackers lived or had ties, have …

'I Comfort Myself By Sleeping In The Same Room As My Ten Year Old... Am I Messing Him Up?'

Reader Survivor Dad writes,<p>My wife and I both had cancer starting in 2011. Actually, I've had it twice. We both went through surgery, chemo, and radiation. My wife very nearly died and I was given a 50% chance to live. We have three small kids who are now 7, 9, and 10. One of the coping habits I …

ISIS Called For All Muslims To Join Them And The Internet Pounced All Over ISIS

When the Internet comes together for a common cause, the results can be astounding. Such was the case when ISIS put out a call for Muslims to rise up against Western infidels. The relevant tweetstorm continues; but the madness started on Sunday evening when ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sent out …

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How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Anxiety acts like a 'sixth sense' which could save your life

Anxiety allows warning signals to quickly reach the regions of the brain which are responsible for action<p>Anxiety acts like a 'sixth sense' which could save your life, scientists have shown after discovering that nervous people are more attuned to danger.<p>For decades research has suggested that being …

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How to stop Android apps running in the background

A frustrating problem with any smartphone is a battery that drains faster than you expect. Having to recharge during the day after a full charge overnight is always a sad feeling. Maybe you’ve also noticed your device slowing down, too. The problems often have the same cause.<p>Background apps can use …

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Admit it: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stinks -- and here's why

On Christmas Day, I fulfilled my duty as an American consumer and took the family to see the new "Star Wars" movie. The excursion solved a mystery: Why do so many of the reviews, even the enthusiastic ones, carry an undertone of disappointment?<p>The simple answer is that "Star Wars: The Force …

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