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Hamilton Predicted to Sweep the Tony Awards

The Tony Awards are this weekend on CBS and Sage users have made predictions on who they think will win. Hamilton is expected to clean house with 16 nominations and the most buzzed-about musical of the year.<p>James Corden, host of The Late Late Show with James Corden is set to host the Tony's and we …

Plague Came to Europe Just Once and Stayed, Study Finds

It only took one visit for plague – the Black Death – to get a foothold in Europe and kill millions of people over the next 400 years, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>A team of scientists dug up ancient plague pits from across Europe and then dug into the DNA of some of the victims to build a …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

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

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Mental Disorders

25 Things That Suck About Being Female

By America Adams,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1vQYKMV<p>As a young girl, I dreamed of growing breasts and getting my first period, of falling in …

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 …

5 Fashion

Jenn de la Vega / January 14, 2015<p>We may not have our flying cars yet, but we’re not far off from futuristic and glamorous gadgets. Today, …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

Pediatrics

Big asteroid to fly by Earth Monday

<b>(CNN) —</b> A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.<p>The asteroid is called 2004 BL86. It'll come about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon at 11:19 a.m. ET, according to NASA.<p>You're wondering, …

Can We Predict Which Teens Are Likely To Binge Drink? Maybe

More than half of 16-year-olds in the United States have tried alcohol. While many of them learn to drink responsibly, some go on to binge on alcohol, putting themselves at risk for trouble as adults. Researchers still aren't sure why that is.<p>But it may be possible to predict with about 70 percent …

Exercise And Protein May Help Good Gut Bacteria Get Their Groove On

Each month, it seems, we discover a new reason to appreciate the billions of bugs hanging out in our bellies. Why? They are far more influential than we ever thought.<p>As our colleague Rob Stein reported in his Guts and Glory series, the bacteria in our gastrointestinal tracts and on our skin may be …

40 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning Photo Editing

<b>Photoshop</b> can be an invaluable tool to a photographer, regardless of whether you are looking to do subtle touchups or more involved photo editing and …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share

A social media startup called Five wants to give us a new way of communicating with our friends that’s more akin to a dinner table conversation than …

These Are The 9 Hottest Startups In Los Angeles

Disney bought Maker Studios for $950 million, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion, and Apple recently scooped up Beats for $3.2 billion. Meanwhile, ad tech startup Rubicon recently went public.<p>Throughout all of Los Angeles, there are 892 startups, according to an open source map called …

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Drug Hell: He Was Spending $10K Per Month On Heroin, Oxycontin - Purchased Lethal 'Brick' Before Death

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman came as a shock to his fans, but was anything but surprising to those close to him.<p>Found with a hypodermic needle …

Maria von Trapp of 'Sound of Music' fame dead at 99

(Reuters) - Maria von Trapp, a member of the Austrian family whose escape from Nazi Germany and subsequent musical career inspired the famed musical “The Sound of Music,” has died at the age of 99, according to newspapers quoting her brother.<p>Von Trapp died Tuesday but the news was confirmed …

Eric Cantor Loss Could Spark Revolution in House GOP

But Tues­day night’s shock­er turns those plans up­side down. Can­tor’s loss not only means there will be a va­cant spot in lead­er­ship, it also …