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Alleged Heroin Dealer Nina Schwartz Busted in Boyfriend's OD Death

Now, however, the Boulder Police Department has arrested Schwartz for allegedly causing O'Loughlin to lose his life.<p>Investigators believe that …

9 Things You Never Knew Your Body Does While You Sleep

It wakes up a lot more than you realize.<p>You know you're supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night, but what's really going on up in your body during that time? Quite a lot, it turns out. Here's a peek inside your nighttime body factory.<p><b>1. As you fall asleep, you jerk. Every time.</b> According to …

Sleep

Nikon's D7000 Sync Dial Goes To Eleven

I'm just getting familiar a new Nikon D7000, which we are using to get some video on the Flash Bus tour. The camera gives some good files -- both …

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

Nutrition

Cops In The ‘Heroin Capital’ Aren’t Allowed To Give Out A Lifesaving Overdose Treatment

If anyone can attest to the failure of the War on Drugs, it’s retired police officer Neill Franklin. For more than 30 years, Franklin apprehended and …

How to Reduce Noise in Pictures With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The word "noise" is most commonly used to describe a sound, often a loud one, that is unpleasant or causes a disturbance. Noise, however, can …

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

5 Habits People Who Successfully Lose Weight Have in Common

Follow in their footsteps to shed a size.<p>Ever look at someone who's managed to slim down and wonder: What's her secret? We tapped the experts at MyFitnessPal, an app that lets users track their weight, activity, eating habits, and more, and asked them to dive into the data from their more than 65 …

Fitness

5 Weight-Loss Sins Everyone Makes (And How To Fix Them!)

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jason Helmes <b><br>Founder:</b> Anyman Fitness, LLC <b><br>Website:</b> anymanfitness.com<p>So, you want to lose some weight. Maybe you've squeezed every …

19 weird things you just can't unsee

The world is a big <i>Magic Eye</i> book. Look closely, and you'll begin to see objects and shapes hidden in other seemingly normal things.<p>Just to be clear, …

Weird

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

Bizarre smuggling attempts that went wrong, in pictures

Crime

The Crazy Story Of Twin Smugglers-Turned Informants Who Helped Run The World's Most Powerful Drug Operation

That, among other illicit activities, just landed them 14 years behind bars.<p>But the sentence could have been much longer. Had they not cooperated with prosecutors, the brothers almost certainly would have spent the rest of their lives in prison.<p>After being caught in 2008, the twins became …

Tommy Chong On The Drug War: 'We Won, We Totally Won'

Tommy Chong remembers the day federal agents raided his glass pipe business, making arrests and smashing bongs along the way.<p>The 2003 raids, infamously known as Operation Pipe Dream, targeted 54 other individuals in a desperate attempt by the United States government to strike fear into marijuana …

'Magic Mushrooms' May Permanently Alter Personality

Just one strong dose of hallucinogenic mushrooms can alter a person's personality for more than a year and perhaps permanently, a new study …

Couple Makes Meth At Library: Cops

Maybe they were trying to speed read.<p>Tiffany Stoltz, 23, and Raymond King, 28, are accused of cooking meth on the grounds of the Jacaranda Public Library in Venice, Florida, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.<p>The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office received a tip on Monday that someone appeared to be …

Barnabas Davis Arrested With 633 Packs Of 'Ebola'-branded Heroin

Accused drug dealer Barnabas Davis was apparently hoping to stand out from his competition by capitalizing on global paranoia.<p>When police in Toms River, New Jersey, arrested Davis, 47, on Monday, they allegedly discovered 633 wax folds of heroin as well as "trademark" stamps that marked the packets …

7 Nutrition Tips For A Successful Transformation

If you want to transform, you can't rely on your workouts alone to get the job done. Losing fat or building muscle takes a lot of hard work in the …