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Juice Fuels Listeria on Caramel Apples, Study Finds

Sticks poked into caramel apples release enough juice to make a nice, nourishing place for Listeria bacteria to grow, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>They believe their findings help explain an outbreak of Listeria linked to caramel apples last winter that killed seven people and made at least 35 sick.<p>…

Environmental Health

Defying the Odds: 8 Tips for Sticking to Your Health and Fitness Goals

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition</i><p>We've all read the bleak statistics: Study after study drills home the fact that less than 5 percent of folks who shed pounds are able to keep them off.<p>Yet, some do defy the odds.<p>Like Sandie …

When Girls Compulsively Text, Their Grades Suffer

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Chicago Cubs make history at Wrigley Field to clinch NLDS against Cardinals

For the Chicago Cubs and their ever-hopeful fans, this bash was a long time in the making.<p>Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez homered and the young Cubs clinched a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time ever, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday to win the NL …

Baseball

Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders made 'big mistake' on Hillary Clinton emails

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders made a "big mistake" by giving Hillary Clinton cover not to discuss her emails, Donald Trump said the morning after the first Democratic presidential debate.<p>"You have an FBI investigation on the emails and he just let her off," the billionaire businessman and …

Government

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

CNN/Facebook Democratic debate winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in their first debate, hosted by CNN and Facebook, on Tuesday night.<p>For more than two hours, the candidates tried to make their best impressions before a national audience discovering many of them for the first time.<p>Here's …

Government

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

Psychology

The 16 Best Pizza Shops In America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p><i>Credit: Autumn Bastyr</i><p>It's that time of year again, friends. The time of year when we stop eating burgers and focus exclusively on the once Italian but now quintessentially American meal of pizza. As in the past, Liz and myself and a few members of our inner pizza …

Take This Quiz to Measure Your Happiness Scientifically

Chances are you’ve taken a test that measures your happiness and well-being. But let’s be frank: very few of these tests are actually rooted in …

First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.<p>Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran.<p>The U.S. …

Middle East

The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …

The Most Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern Has Ever Had On “Bizarre Foods”

As the show kicks off its latest season, host Andrew Zimmern gives us a glimpse at some of his most bizarre food adventures yet.<p>The culinary conga line that is <i>Bizarre Foods</i> has been on the air for almost 10 years, and in that time, host Andrew Zimmern has had to eat enough suspicious, ridiculous …

Ice Cream

Scott Disick Posts Nude of Kourtney Kardashian on Instagram

This year has been a whirlwind for the Kardashians, maybe more so than any other. With Kourtney's baby, Caitlyn's transition, Kim's pregnancy, Kylie's lips and relationship— and then there's the Scott and Kourtney breakup mini-saga. After the paparazzi caught him getting cosy with 18-year-old …

Woman Spotted Without Phone Camera Out, Is Now an Internet Sensation

This simple photo is a fascinating portrait of what smartphone cameras have done to our culture. A single woman is seen enjoying the moment with just …

Will Smith On Jared Leto’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Method Acting: ‘I’ve Never Actually Met Jared Leto’

Will Smith revealed many things during his Beats 1 radio interview with Zane Lowe on Monday, including a bit about <i>Bad Boys 3</i> and his upcoming tour and new album. But the part of the interview that caught our attention was the section above (<i>starting at 15:35, or 15:55 if you’re rushed</i>), in which …

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Young man spared by Oregon shooter given 2 tasks in exchange for his life

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killer called him "the lucky one."<p>For reasons he might never understand, Matthew was chosen to live by the gunman in last week's Oregon community college shooting that left nine people dead.<p>But the 18-year-old had to perform two tasks to save his life: deliver the gunman's message to …

Mass Shootings