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Want to feel happier? Watch a film that makes you cry

Watching a tearjerker will spark a burst of happiness 90 minutes after the film has ended scientists have found<p>It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but when it comes to feeling blue, crying might be the best cure.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands videoed a group of 60 volunteers watching two …

Despite stock fall, cheaper gas, strong housing market and solid hiring are helping Americans

Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating — at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.<p>But take a look at other gauges of Americans' financial health, and a …

When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More Picture Books From a Stellar 2015

(FLOAT by Daniel Miyares from Simon & Schuster)<p>As far as I'm concerned, 2015 could have closed up shop months ago and it still would have been a landmark year for picture books. Back in February, I said that this year may well prove to be a high water mark for picture books. However, there was no …

Books
Jenner

World Athletics Championships Day 3: Pictures

Jamaica

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Get Ready for $10 Oil

At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 …

Oil

The Future of Social Media: Snapchat

I have seen the future of social media and it’s Snapchat.<p>Look, I know how that sounds. It sounds like media hype. Well, maybe it is but I’m pretty sure it’s not. And I’ve been watching this company since before its then 23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel turned down a $3 billion all-cash buyout offer …

How To Cook An Egg Inside Out And Pull Off The Ultimate Practical Yolk

Today in Things You Never Knew You Needed To Know And Probably Don't Need To Know But Still Kind Of Want To Know news, we learn to boil an egg inside out. That's right, folks! While we're all accustomed to a yellow yolk encircled by gummy whites, this trick will put the egg's thing down, flip it …

Breakfast

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner in History

The Pakistani teenager shares the award with the Indian children’s campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.<p>Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize at the …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

Coke CEO calls 2015 a 'transition year'

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent is starting to sound like a coach of a poorly performing sports team that has no hope of making the playoffs. He referred to 2015 on Tuesday as a "transition year."<p>That's often bad news. But Wall Street didn't seem to mind. Maybe investors appreciate a refreshing dose of …

Stock Markets

11 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A.

<b>Main Street, U.S.A. is America at the turn of the [20th] century – the crossroads of an era, the gas lamps and the electric lamp – the horse-drawn car and the auto car. Main Street is everyone’s hometown . . . the heart line of America. - Walt Disney</b><p><i>Disney stands in front of a rendering of the Park</i> …

Walt Disney Company

Driverless car debuts on U.K. roads

The first driverless car to hit British roads launched Wednesday and is now roaming the sidewalks of London's Greenwich neighborhood.<p>The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder can travel 12 miles per hour and uses sensors, radar, and cameras to avoid obstacles.<p>The two-seater pod was designed by Transport …

Autonomous Cars

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

Grammys 2015: The winners list

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> Below are the Grammy awards winners in select categories.<p><b>Album of the Year</b><b><br>Beck, Morning Phase (WINNER)</b><br>Beyonce, Beyonce<br>Ed Sheeran, x<br>Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour<br>Pharrell Williams, Girl<p><b>Song of the Year</b><b><br>Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" (WINNER)</b><br>Meghan Trainor, "All About That …

Sam Smith

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

Robotics

Is working at night bad for you?

How much does working in the small hours harm the mind and body? Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence.<p>In some jobs, working the night shift is unavoidable. There are hospitals to run, planes to fly and shops to keep open as we move towards a 24-hour society. With careful planning and a bit of …

Sleep

Are 9 Classic Candy Bars Better Frozen? We Found Out

There comes a point in every kid's life when he has a revelatory summer moment: In lieu of asking Dad for cash and running after the ice cream truck (exhausting), he realizes he can freeze his candy bars (efficient)! Of course, Snickers caught on to this trend and started making ice cream bars, but …

Dessert