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Netflix's master plan to replace event television

Is Netflix killing event television? In the <i>New Republic</i>, Columbia law professor Tim Wu rethinks Netflix's latest move into content as a fundamental challenge to the traditional regime of premieres, finales, and finite seasons, offering viewers "the freedom to only watch television you really …

Why do you get goosebumps?

What’s the point of those little bumps that flare up on our skin when we’re cold or frightened? For clues, we have to look to our hairy past, says Greg Foot.<p>Sometimes goosebumps come with a fright, sometimes simply when we’re chilly. But what’s the point of these little raised bumps all over our …

Study Skills

Why do you have eyebrows?

You’ll think twice about plucking your eyebrows when you discover their important role, says Greg Foot.<p>They are one of the most expressive parts of our bodies. With your eyebrows, you can communicate your feelings to other people whether you’re quizzical or angry. But is that their only …

Communicate

Sex lessons, British style

Behind the headlines surrounding a new survey lies even more important lessons about the virtues of collecting intimate sex details and studying them.<p>The French don’t get all hung up on monogamy. Americans are relaxed about dating. Italian lovers are, we’re told, passionate, and the Scandinavians …

Sexual Health

Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?

It’s actually one of science’s big mysteries, but Greg Foot explains what a sneeze is and why your eyelids shut down in response.<p>Sneezes are involuntary. Small particles like pollen or dust float up your nose and irritate your membrane and it triggers a whole series of reactions. Or more …

Particles

Holding in Your Emotions Can Kill You

There are two potential explanations for this, explains study coauthor Benjamin Chapman, Ph.D.<p>1. Guys who suppress their feelings may smoke more, drink more, and engage in other unhealthy coping behaviors more regularly than emotionally open men.<p>2. The pent-up stress that accumulates from …

4 Brain Benefits of Tea

Brew a batch to strengthen your mental muscles<p>Tea has a rep for being one of the healthiest drinks in the world, thanks to its abundance of disease-fighting antioxidants. Yet when you need a quick pick-me-up, the herbal brew often takes a backseat to coffee. Plenty of research shows that tea has …

Fend Off Disease with Coffee

Could a jolt of java keep diabetes at bay?<p>This news should perk you up: Three to four cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25 percent compared to drinking less than two cups, according to new research from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee …

Coffee

6 Ways Walking Saves Your Life

<b>Zap Your Stress</b><br>Taking a walk outside in a lush environment eases anxiety, according to British research. A trip to the park will cut signs of stress, anger, and depression in only a few minutes, the research says.<p><b>Boost Your Brainpower</b><br>Increase your IQ! A study from the University of Illinois found …

Terrelle Pryor will get another chance, at some point

AP<p>Undrafted rookie quarterback Matt McGloin has started three straight games for the Raiders. He’ll get a fourth. Eventually, however, Terrelle Pryor …