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Why First-Born Children Are Smarter, According to Science

New research points to how parents change over the years.<p>There's a lot of research out there surrounding the order in which children are born. Studies indicate that firstborns hold certain advantages; for example, firstborns tend to have a higher I.Q. than their siblings and generally earn more …

41 Life-Changing Beauty Practices You Should Start Now Before You're A Real Adult

"You are hella attractive. Don’t wait until college to realize that."<p>"Stop trying to hide your teeth with that weird half smile thing. Your smile is actually nice, even with braces. And even a dorky smile is better than a constipated Mona Lisa smile." —lauracorinas<p>"Wear your retainer. Every night. …

7 Books You Need to Read This November

<i>Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible</i><i>.</i><p><b>Thus Bad Begins, by Javier</b> …

10 Success lessons from Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+16<p>Shares 99<p>Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and songwriter and the best-selling Portuguese language author in history. He …

Smoking’s effects on genes revealed for the first time ever in horrifying study

The full extent of the genetic damage that smoking does to our genes has been revealed for the first time.<p>Smoking just one pack a day can lead to 150 …

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The U.S. Needs Ugly Smoking Pictures, Too

The FDA is moving too slowly in mandating graphic labels on cigarette packs.<p>Graphic images of diseased lungs, rotting teeth and people smoking through tracheotomy holes aren’t the best way to sell cigarettes. Which is exactly why they feature so prominently on cigarette packs in dozens of countries …

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Cubs fans flock to World Series parade: 'The wait is over'

CHICAGO — Alfonso Hernandez hasn’t exactly waited a whole 108 years for this. But he says he’s waited 95 of those years — all his life — as a tortured Chicago Cubs fan, every birthday getting a Cubs-themed cake or a new piece of memorabilia to keep his faith alive in the once-lovable losers.<p>“The …

The 10 holiday movies you need to see before the Oscars

All those great movies you've been hearing about since the fall film festivals? They're finally arriving. Here's a top 10 list of films you'll need to need to see if you want to be up on the Oscars this year.<p><b>"Arrival"</b> Denis Villeneuve's spooky sci-fi spectacle already has its share of fans in the …

Why obesity damages your mind as well as your body

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight, with researchers finding puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia.<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure hunt’.<p>The …