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This simple formula can tell if you’re getting ripped off by an airline

Travelers no longer have to guess whether they got a decent deal on airfare or not.<p>There’s now a straightforward formula that can reveal whether …

Air Travel

My parents always said ‘We are Chinese.’ I never understood until now.

Elementary school field trips were a source of anxiety. Of course I loved them; I just hated having to tell my parents about them.<p>Without a doubt my …

Gay men can donate blood in the US for the first time in 32 years

The FDA has lifted the long-standing ban - but some restrictions remain in place<p>The US has lifted its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, more than three decades after the measure was introduced.<p>Men who have had sex with a man in the previous year are still prohibited from giving blood, in …

LGBTQI

Pasadena police fumbled their investigation of a black teen's shooting, report says

A new copy of an independent consultant's report on the 2012 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by Pasadena police officers includes more criticism of the way the city's Police Department handled the investigation into the killing.<p>The latest version of the report on the shooting of Kendrec …

'Concussion' Truths Forced Will Smith to Confront Feelings for Football, NFL

The script for the movie <i>Concussion</i> landed in the hands of actor Will Smith. Smith's first reaction was one that he didn't expect.<p>"I was actually repelled," he said in a phone interview, "before I was drawn to it."<p>Smith described this inner battle with loving football the way he did and the fact …

Kinesiology

How What Makes You Laugh (And Cringe) Reveals Your Hidden Biases

What you think is funny and what you think is downright offensive says a lot about you.<p>In this episode of Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam explores why some of us think, say, jokes about nut allergies are hilarious, while others are already crafting angry emails to NPR.<p>Gender, race, cancer, your …

Jokes

Don't Sniff the Cork (& 5 Other Rules for Drinking Wine at a Restaurant)

Yesterday, I outlined the rules I follow when drinking wine in general (be it at a friend's house or at a restaurant). Today, I'm elaborating on wine etiquette in restaurants specifically.<p>Here are the principles I try to stick by:<p><b>Don’t compulsorily order the second cheapest wine on the menu</b>. I …

The one thing you should do every Sunday evening to guarantee a successful week

Most people spend Sunday nights watching TV, relaxing, and trying not to think about the challenging week ahead. After a calm weekend spent with my family or enjoying free time, I'm also ready to take it easy.<p>But, before I drop my head down on the pillow I practice one very critical habit to ensure …

Success

6 Things Super Productive People Do Every Day -- and It Doesn't Involve Checklists

<b>It's all about mind over matter.</b><p>by Stacy Adimondo, for Rodale's Organic Life<p>PHOTOGRAPH BY MARIANNA ARMATA/GETTY<p>Where there's a will, there's a way, but that's just half the battle. Research shows that true and sustained productivity means staying the course to accomplish goals, and it takes more …

Time Management

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to face hearing for desertion charges

FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Bergdahl is facing charges, including desertion, for leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. A hearing is scheduled Thursday, …

Bowe Bergdahl