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Worrying Might Actually Make You Happier: Study

Worrying Might Actually Make You Happier: StudyHairy man with many hands on the sides of his faceGetty ImagesStressful day at the officeGetty …

Happiness

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Prostitution in 19th-century Paris – in pictures

Musée d’Orsay in Paris this week opens ‘Splendours and ­Miseries’, the ­first major exhibition looking at the artistic ­representation of prostitution in 19th-century Paris

Apple should have been awarded injunction against Samsung, court says

Court of appeals states lower court abused its right of discretion in blocking Apple from stopping Samsung sales of smartphones in the US<p>Apple should have been awarded an injunction against Samsung in their long-running smartphone patent war, the US court of appeals ruled on Thursday.<p>The court of …

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Healthy Eating

Danger and death are never far away as the Syrian capital tries to cling to normal life

A mood of fatalism and fear prevails in Damascus, where residents admit their hearts have grown hardened to violence. But defiant partying is one way some forget daily reality<p>On top of everything else, last week Damascus suffered its worst dust storm in decades. It shrouded the city in a yellowish …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Public Health

M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit' is one stop you want to skip

What if the rural couple in Grant Wood's "American Gothic" stepped out of the painting to become villains in a gothic psycho horror film?<p>That's the black comic hook to "The Visit," M. Night Shyamalan's ramshackle attempt to bounce back from the debacle of "After Earth." Olivia DeJonge and Ed …

M. Night Shyamalan

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

The Ty Lawson trade makes perfect sense for both the Rockets and Nuggets

The Nuggets and Rockets addressed some concerns in a big deal, with neither running much risk of disaster.<p>On Sunday, the Nuggets agreed to trade beleaguered point guard Ty Lawson and a 2017 second-round pick to the Rockets for Kostas Papanikolaou, Nick Johnson, Pablo Prigioni and a protected 2016 …

NBA

Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement, formally re-establishing relations severed at the height of the Cold War. But the symbolism of an embassy ceremony could not conceal deep, …

Cuba

Here's What Texting Really Does to Your Spine

This image will make you sit up straight, immediately!<p>Pop quiz: Are you currently reading this while hunched over your phone? If so, here's a very scary wakeup call: Looking down at your phone can force up to 60 pounds of weight on your spine, according to a new study in the journal <i>Surgical</i> …

Five albums to try this week: Wolf Alice, Everything Everything and more

Hear new music, from Son Lux’s experimental electropop to Blick Bassy’s bossa nova blues, and let us know what you’ll be listening to this week<p>Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool (Dirty Hit)<p><b>Why you should listen:</b> The London four-piece have been pulling together material for this 90s alt-rock-referencing …

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

10 After-Dark Activities to Experience This Summer

Only when the sun goes down can you enjoy some of the best outdoor activities of the summer, and in the cooler night air no less. From stargazing parties to desert garden flashlight tours to evening turtle walks, there's a lot that can be done and enjoyed only at night. Here are 10 must-do evening …

HoloLens is about to transform the space station

Two pairs of HoloLens glasses will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) on 28 June to allow astronauts to carry out augmented …

Hong Kong

Millennials Now Outnumber Boomers in the U.S.

Mil­len­ni­als now make up a lar­ger part of the pop­u­la­tion than boomers, ac­cord­ing to the latest Census Bur­eau data.<p>People who were born …