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Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

Should texts, e-mail, tweets and Facebook posts be the new fingerprints in court?

Inside the debate over whether our language choices are as distinctive as our DNA.<p>In an episode of the CBS show “Criminal Minds” that aired last year , an FBI team is on a frantic hunt for a missing 4-year-old. The team soon realizes that the girl has been given away by a relative, Sue, and that …

Congress passes one-week DHS fix

Congress passes one-week stop-gap to avoid DHS shutdown as speculation grows about Boehner’s future.<p>The House voted late Friday to stave off a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security for another week, narrowly averting a funding lapse for the agency that has become the battleground over …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

WikiLeaks wants to know if Google fought Gmail seizure warrant

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Carolina Georgatou<p>WikiLeaks has demanded answers from Google about why the company took two and a half years …

Surveillance

Suspected Palestinian attack in Jerusalem synagogue: police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.<p>Three of the victims held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and the fourth …

Church of England agrees to women bishops

The Church of England has formally adopted legislation which opens the door for women to become bishops. The first ones could be ordained as early as next year.<p>The first female priests were ordained in 1994, but to date have not been able to take on the Church’s most senior roles.<p>Archbishop of …

Pope Francis Says Children Have a Right to a Father and a Mother

Pope Francis caused quite a stir on Monday with a statement that was criticized as a rolling back of his much lauded attempts to make the Catholic …