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Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

Language Learning

Study reveals which moves can take you from disco disaster to dancing queen

Hip-swings, leg moves, arm waggles and staying on the beat are the best moves for women who want to be admired on the dance floor, say psychologists<p>Disco divas looking to tear up the dance floor should ditch the soft sway and plump for the hip-swing, leg moves and an arm waggle or two – according …

Dance

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish …

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country?

When Justin Trudeau said ‘there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada’, he was articulating a uniquely Canadian philosophy that some find bewildering, even reckless – but could represent a radical new model of nationhood<p>As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. …

Canada

The 13 Biggest Nutrition Discoveries of 2016

Science taught us a lot about what's healthy and what's not this year. Read on for the most important foodie findings of 2016.

Nutrition

Why “surreal,” not “fascism,” is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Searches for the word spiked after several world events in 2016.<p>If you had to sum up 2016 in a single word, what would it be?<p>In November, Oxford Dictionaries chose “post-truth” as this year’s most representative word. And now, Merriam-Webster — which selects its word of the year based on searches …

What each state Googled more than any other in 2016

Few things are more revealing (and terrifying) than a Google search history. It details our ignorance, curiosities, and obsessions in equal …

50 Most Iconic Video Game Characters of the 21st Century

From a blocky hero beloved by millions to the most memorable monsters modern games have to offer<p>Pull together a list of the most iconic video game …

Retrogaming

The 25 Best Inventions of 2016

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Ben Franklin among first to pitch daylight saving time

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>On Dec. 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state in the Union. On Jan. 28, 1836, Porter County was created. A year later, on Jan. 18, Lake County became independent. As the state celebrates its bicentennial, the Post-Tribune will be taking a regular look back at the history of</i> …

'Brexit' named word of the year; 'Trumpism' not far behind

<b>(CNN) —</b> So it turns out Britain's voters aren't the only ones backing Brexit. The term -- a fixture in headlines around the world throughout 2016 -- has been named Word of the Year.<p>Brexit -- a portmanteau, blending "Britain" with "exit" -- describes the UK's impending departure from the European …

Donald Trump

The Perils of 'Sharenting'

All those Facebook photos are cute—but how are they affecting the kids?<p>Babies, like cats, are everywhere on the web.<p>In the United States, the vast majority of 2-year-olds—more than 90 percent of them, according to a 2010 survey—already have an online presence. More than 80 percent of babies younger …

The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages

Communal living is hardly a departure from tradition—it's a return to how humans have been making their homes for thousands of years.<p>For most of human history, people were hunter-gatherers. They lived in large camps, depending on one another for food, childcare, and everything else—all without …

How Big Sugar Enlisted Harvard Scientists to Influence How We Eat—in 1965

The food industry has funded research in an effort to influence nutrition science and health policy for more than half a century, new research out …

Diabetes

It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even coffins.<p>According to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American man now stands at …

Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds

Cost-cutting measures by private facilities have led to subpar food quality and fewer meals, making noodles a commodity that trades well above its value<p>Ramen noodles are overtaking tobacco as the most popular currency in US prisons, according a new study released on Monday.<p>A new report by Michael …

Vegetables

Scientists asked 5,500 Americans to reveal their 'relationship dealbreakers' — here's what they learned

Apparently, many people do — and now those lists are not so secret anymore.<p>A series of studies on "relationship deal breakers," published last year in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, represents "the first systematic and comprehensive attempt to understand the traits that …

RANKED: Every Pixar movie from worst to best

Yes, Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks Animation had their time, but for over 20 years, Lasseter's Pixar has consistently put out box-office hits (the company has earned close to $10 billion worldwide) and created stories that affect us on an emotional level that we can't wait to experience again …

The people who can’t stop eating dirt

The practice of geophagy – eating earth – is surprisingly common, and while in some parts of the world it is regarded as an eating disorder, in others it is actively encouraged. But why would people want to eat something that’s literally dirty?<p>Sheila was a child in Cameroon when she first got …

Behavior

Ever wanted to spend the night inside a giant wooden beagle? You can.

My beagle Darwin was no stranger to cross-country drives and adventures. During her decade of life, she and I drove from East to West and back multiple times. But one promise went unfulfilled. It was during her final days in 2011 that we sat on the couch and I realized we’d never made it to the big …

Pets

The world's trash crisis, and why many Americans are oblivious

As nations around the globe observe Earth Day, one of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem, which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens to drown some poor countries in toxicity.<p>More than half the world’s population does not have access to …

Pollution

This Is What Life Is Like For Nepal's Earthquake Victims

A year after the earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, Nepalis living in the most isolated parts of the country are struggling to rebuild their lives. Pictures by Anup Kaphle and Pradeep Bashyal for BuzzFeed News.<p>UIYA, Nepal — Nepal is still struggling to get back on its feet a year after two …

Natural Disasters

Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there's a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still …

Teaching

Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?

Researchers tracked hundreds of students in Baltimore to find out what top achievers had that others didn’t.<p>Despite the challenge of growing up in tough areas with few resources, thousands of inner city kids manage to excel academically. But even some students who seem to thrive early on run a …

Smokers Less Likely to Get Hired and Earn Less: Study

Smokers who are out of work are less likely than nonsmokers to find a job and once they do, they earn less, researchers reported Monday.<p>The study is one of the few to show that smoking is a cause, and not an effect, of not getting hired and it measures just how much smoking costs the average …

Public Health

10 weirdest job interview questions

Job interviews are nerve-racking enough.<p>The sweaty handshake, the stuffy attire, the self-promotion and salary talk.<p>And then comes a curve-ball question: "Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?"<p>Hmmm.<p>That's just a taste of the top oddball questions employers fired at …

Employment

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

These 5 Facts Explain Why Europe Is Ground Zero for Terrorism

Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/AP<p>Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/Reuters<p>Jef Versele—Handout/Reuters<p>Belgian Federal …

Where are the world's happiest countries?

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