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Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

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20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

The Newest Item on Denny’s Menu? A Grand Slam Breakfast Tweet

Restaurant Chain’s ‘Fleek’ Twitter Post Is a Hit, but Some Companies Try Too Hard; Brands That Say ‘Bae’?<p>By<p>Steven Perlberg<p>Steven Perlberg<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@perlberg<p>steven.perlberg@wsj.com<p>In September, the restaurant chain Denny’s tweeted “hashbrowns on fleek,” seizing on a slang …

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12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

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Instagram Worth $35 Billion, Facebook Stock $91, Citi Says

Just before its 2012 IPO, Facebook shelled out $1 billion for photo-sharing service Instagram in a move greeted by mixed reviews at best. Two and half years later, the word shrewd barely does justice to Mark Zuckerberg’s coup in snapping up the business.<p>Citigroup estimates Instagram is worth $35 …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Popular smartphone app causes traffic jam uproar in California neighborhoods

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.<p>When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone app Waze was sending many of …

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U.S. factory production accelerates in sign of economy's strength

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output recorded its largest increase in nine months in November as production expanded across the board, pointing to underlying strength in the economy.<p>Robotic arms spot welds on the chassis of a Ford Transit Van under assembly at the Ford Claycomo Assembly …

Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people including the attacker were killed.<p>A police officer runs across Martin Place near …