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6 tricks that might keep you from getting a hangover

Emphasis on "might"<p>After thousands of years of getting wasted, humans still aren't sure exactly what causes hangovers. The best, most scientifically sound guess is that it's some combination of dehydration, the chemicals left behind when your body metabolizes alcohol, and plain-old divine …

Wellness

Scientists Have Figured Out Where The Rarest Diamonds on The Planet Form

Isolated pockets of liquid metal.<p>Not all diamonds are created equal - the most sought-after gems are both extraordinarily clear and large, and for …

Geology

Michelle Obama: 'We are feeling what not having hope feels like'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Following the election of Donald Trump, Michelle Obama said many Americans now know what it's like not to have hope.<p>"We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like," she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, a clip of which aired on CBS on Friday. "Hope …

Michelle Obama

Obama On Russian Hacking: 'We Need To Take Action. And We Will'

President Obama says the United States will respond to Russian cyberattacks that the intelligence community has concluded were part of an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.<p>In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep that is airing Friday on <i>Morning Edition,</i> Obama said, "I think there …

Government

Canada's 150th birthday gift to you: Free pass to national parks all year long

On July 1, 2017, Canada turns 150 years old. Kicking off the festivities on New Year's Day, the stewards of the country's protected natural treasures, Parks Canada, has a gift for all: a free, multiuse pass to the country's 47 national parks and national park reserves.<p>Parks and reserves, which …

9 Daily Money Making Habits of Successful People

<i>This article originally appeared on Millennial magazine.</i><p>Every successful individual has a day-to-day routine that has brought them to where they are …

Success

We tried McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King's signature burgers — and the winner is unmistakable

A five-piece chicken nugget for the on-the-go soccer mom. A quarter pounder with cheese for the erudite lovers of the classics. A salad, for ... someone.<p>And for the person who enjoys the finer things in life, there are the flagships: the signature burgers. Without these, fast food would lose all …

Burger King

Facebook revenge pornography trial 'could open floodgates'

Case of 14-year-old taking social network to court over naked picture has already resulted in others seeking legal advice<p>A legal case against Facebook, which will involve a 14-year-old taking the company to court in Belfast over naked images published on the social network, could open the …

Internet

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Salutations on this, the 283rd day of this year! My football helmet’s on, and I have a long list of needed supplies taped to my …

Presidential Debate

The curious truth about belly button fluff

Some people have belly buttons devoid of fluff – while others must clean lint out of theirs every day. Jason G Goldman discovers why the fuzz is strong with some…<p>There are two crucial things you need to know about the lint that forms inside of belly buttons. The first is that it's referred to more …

Biology

Lyme disease is spreading faster than ever and humans are partly to blame

Avril Lavigne is the latest celebrity to reveal being felled by Lyme disease. After months of withering fatigue, the Canadian singer-songwriter was finally diagnosed with the tick-borne illness and now expects a full recovery. Those who take longer to be diagnosed are often less fortunate. …

Disease

Giant heart spotted on Pluto in closest ever pictures of dwarf planet

Next week the probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh<p>It has been a labour of love for scientists who have waited nine years for Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft to get close enough to Pluto to take these pictures.<p>And it appears that the dwarf-planet shares their …

8 places to cool off at U.S. national parks this summer

Don't let the summer heat deter you from hitting the road this summer.<p>Though much of the western U.S. has experienced record temperatures this year, …

Pictures of the day: 9 July 2015 - Telegraph

Kim Jong-un

Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

Natural History Museums

Opinion: Stephen Hawking’s catastrophic end for Planet Earth

Yes, Stephen Hawking says Planet Earth is headed for a “catastrophic ending.” The good news, he wants you to become a hero, save the world. Maybe …

Climate

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Confederate flag has new meaning for many Southerners since Charleston slayings

Times are changing in the hearts of Dixie.<p>On Wednesday, Alabama Gov.<p>Robert J. Bentley, a Republican, became the first Southern governor to use his executive power to remove four Confederate banners from a monument on the Capitol grounds. It was the latest step in the search for a safe spot between …

Pope Francis: The Earth, our home, is beginning to look like an immense pile of filth

An extract from Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change, the environment and inequality<p><i>This is an extract from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si</i><p>The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly …

Sustainability

Tourist blunders: wrong place, wrong time

As the recent fractious encounter between two unobservant tourists and the uniformed might of the Queen’s Guard demonstrates, holidays do not always go smoothly. Below, we pick out five cases where what was meant to be a simple escape went rather badly.<p>Under-fire couple wanders into warzone<p>The …

Tour de France

Greenpeace Says It's Ok to Eat Nutella

Nutella may prove to be the unlikely source of a rift between Ségolène Royal, France’s ecology minister, and prominent environmental agency …

Palm Oil

Woman's face will be added to $10 bill in 2020, Treasury says

The $10 bill is headed for a feminine face lift.<p>One lucky lady — yet to be chosen — will become the first woman in more than a century to join an esteemed coterie of dead presidents and statesmen featured on American paper currency, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said.<p>The new note will be issued …

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

Groucho Marx's final days to be made into a movie – by Rob Zombie

The horror director reveals plans for biopic based on the memoir of Steve Stoliar who ingratiated himself into Groucho’s home at the end of the star’s life<p>The last days of Groucho Marx are being brought to the screen by horror director Rob Zombie, according to Deadline.<p>Steve Stoliar’s book, Raised …

Horror

Foods to Help Improve Your Mood

"I don't eat junk food; I don't have junk thoughts." -- Peace Pilgrim<p>Do you think a diet is just for losing or gaining weight? Think again!<p>The word diet literally means "a daily food allowance." We need food for growth, repair and energy for our daily activity.<p>But did you ever think about how food …

Nutrition

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Psychology

French minister says Nutella spread 'damages environment'

<b>France's Ecology Minister Segolene Royal has urged people to stop eating Nutella because it is made with palm oil and damages the environment.</b><p>Ms Royal said the chocolate-hazelnut spread contributed to deforestation because oil palms were replacing trees.<p>Ferrero, the Italian chocolate firm which …

Papua New Guinea