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Omar Mateen scouted Disney complex, Pulse, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators believe the Orlando nightclub gunman made surveillance trips to the club and a Disney shopping complex earlier this month -- the same week Disney and other sites were hosting Gay Days 2016.<p>Omar Mir Seddique Mateen's visits to the Pulse gay nightclub and Disney Springs happened …

CNN

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

LeBron James is in a new stage of his career, and he seems at odds with it

His team, for the first time in a long time, isn't the favorite to win the championship. He's arguably no longer the best player in basketball. With over 36,000 minutes logged in his career, pacing has become more important than ever.<p>Yet through 18 games this season, James is sending mixed signals, …

Lebron James

Here's the workout Michael B. Jordan used to get in insane shape for his boxing movie, 'Creed'

But the "Rocky" franchise brought it up another level. The physiques of Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (who by the third film looks ridiculously cut) was the inspiration for many during the exercise craze in the late 1970s to early '80s.<p>Now the bar has been …

Film Industry

Will Smith says he became famous because of a girlfriend who cheated on him when he was 15

In an interview for Variety's <i>"</i>Actors on Actors<i>"</i> special, Smith tells Benicio Del Toro that he looks for characters with psychological twists because of his own personal experience.<p>"When I was 15, my girlfriend cheated on me. And from that moment, in this bizarre psychological twist, I wanted to be …

Benicio del Toro

This Tooth Holds New Clues About Our Prehistoric Relatives

"Their teeth are large and quite different in that they lack features typical of present-day humans and also features typical of Neanderthals."<p>Thanks to a single tooth, scientists are now sinking their teeth into a human family tree mystery -- exactly who were the Denisovans?<p>Our distant cousin the …

'Hobbits' were a separate species, ancient chompers show

An ancient, 3-foot-tall human whose diminutive stature has earned it the nickname "hobbit" has puzzled evolutionary scientists since its little bones were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores. Some have suggested the individual was a <i>Homo sapien</i> with some miniaturizing disorder.<p>Now, teeth …

The Hobbit

Turns Out This Earth-Like Planet Is Probably Uninhabitable

Kepler-438b is one of the most Earth-like exoplanets, but it's victim to coronal mass ejections.<p>For a planet to thrive, it needs a pretty balanced relationship with its nearest star—think of Earth in relation to the Sun.<p>So when astronomers announced the discovery of Kepler-438b—one of the most …

Universe

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Cleveland

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk finds fast new company in a Marvel hit that won't quit<p>Captain America actually says "shit." You heard me. "Language," …

Marvel Universe

Freddie Gray: Baltimore police to face criminal charges

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1164000/1164336_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1512480232_bcf8c5b0bc795b642d10c71ef16ce1f2<p><b>Baltimore's top prosecutor has announced criminal charges against six officers in the case of Freddie Gray who died in police custody.</b><p>State prosecutor …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Psychology

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

Diabetes

Why the NFL Suddenly Wants to Pay Taxes

The NFL announced Tuesday that it’s voluntarily relinquishing its tax-exempt status. Here’s what you need to know about the move.<p><b>Why in the world</b> …

How we burned Baltimore

<b>(CNN) —</b> We did it again, in another American city.<p>We set Baltimore on fire this time. We brutalized black bodies. We turned a funeral into a riot. We let things get out of hand. We looted. We threw stones at policemen. We threw stones at citizens. We created camera-ready chaos, and we replayed the …

Justice

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

Diet Swap Shows How Junk Food Might Give You Cancer

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Just a two-week diet swap shows just how bad a Western diet of junk food is for us.<p>Americans who ate a traditional South African menu for two weeks showed big …

Cancer

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Getty Images<p>It is now nearly unanimous among the experts: Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be the second name called in the NFL draft after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.<p>Just three weeks ago, the experts were singing a different tune, with eight of …

NFL

Someone wants to buy $44 billion Salesforce

It's unclear who the takeover offers are coming from, but if the deal goes through it would be the largest software company to get acquired in history.<p>Salesforce shares are soaring after the news hit the wires, up almost 13%. At one point, they went up as high as 17%.<p>Any company that acquires …

Marc Benioff

Fed gives cautious reading on economy, holds main interest rate near zero

The<p>Federal Reserveon Wednesday broadly lowered its assessment of the U.S. economy and labor market, reinforcing the view that the central bank's first interest-rate hike in years will come later than previously thought.<p>The Fed, in its statement after a two-day meeting in Washington, attributed the …

Economics

Pope Francis Calls Gender Pay Gap A 'Pure Scandal'

Pope Francis called the gender pay gap a "pure scandal" in remarks Wednesday on marriage and family.<p>NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful yet in favor of women.<p>Francis raised his voice as he made a …

Peace prevails in Baltimore, but N.Y. protest gets rowdy

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> The streets of Baltimore are calm once again. For the second night in a row, protesters peacefully dispersed Wednesday night after a 10 p.m. curfew meant to prevent riots that tore up the city two days earlier.<p>Many wore T-shirts that said "Black Lives Matter," demanding …

Justice

Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

Mental Health

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Skin Care