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Kobe Bryant's Return Will Make Every NBA Fan Appreciate His Greatness

In one swift return, Kobe Bryant will reinvent the heart and elevate the spirit of the entire Los Angeles Lakers franchise.<p>It's been more than seven months since NBA fans last saw Kobe play. When we last saw him on the court, dressed to the nines in purple and gold, he was grimacing in pain. In a …

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Why Kobe Bryant Is Poised to Silence the Doubters

Pipe down nonbelievers, Kobe Bryant is in the middle of proving you wrong.<p>The heart and soul of the Los Angeles Lakers organization is nearing his return to action, almost eight months after going down with a gruesome Achilles injury.<p>Now over the age of 35 and assuredly human, it's clear even he …

Music lessons in early childhood may improve brain's performance

Music lessons in early childhood lead to changes in the brain that could improve its performance far into adulthood, researchers say.<p>Brain scans of young adults revealed that those who had formal musical training before the age of seven had thicker brain regions that deal with hearing and …

4 Brain Benefits of Tea

Brew a batch to strengthen your mental muscles<p>Tea has a rep for being one of the healthiest drinks in the world, thanks to its abundance of disease-fighting antioxidants. Yet when you need a quick pick-me-up, the herbal brew often takes a backseat to coffee. Plenty of research shows that tea has …

Smartwatches are 'uninspiring' and 'will struggle this Christmas'

Industry analysts Gartner say smartwatches such as the Galaxy Gear are overpriced<p>Smartwatches will not be a hit with consumers this Christmas because they remain “uninspiring” and do not merit their high price tag, according industry analysts Gartner.<p>The research found that wearable devices will …

Infographic: The Two States Everyone’s Fleeing From

7.1 million Americans moved to a different state in 2012. So where did they all go?<p>It’s like a big game of musical chairs. In any given year, 7.1 million U.S. citizens move from state to state, as if they’re trading one life for another.<p>A new infographic by data journalist Chris Walker traces these …