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Schools Need to Prioritize Addressing Obesity in 2015

During this time of year, many adults are making New Year's Resolutions to exercise more and eat a healthier diet. We also need to make a national resolution to address America's childhood obesity problem.<p>According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more …

Drinking Alcohol Before Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep

<i>By Beth Greenwood</i><p>Getting better sleep may be as simple as skipping your nightcap.<p>Alcohol might help people fall asleep initially. However, it might also cause people to wake up in the middle of the night or early in the morning, a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine found. …

Top universities 'ignoring final A-level grades' in race to sign up students

Universities such as Lancaster and Birmingham are making record numbers of "unconditional offers" – places awarded irrespective of final A-level grades – in 2015<p>Leading universities have been accused of undermining A-levels by accepting students before they sit their final exams in a “desperate” …

Malaysia pledges more flood aid for stranded thousands

Prime Minister Najib Razak announced an additional 500 million ringgit ($143 million) after touring parts of Kelantan state Saturday, which along with northeastern Terengganu and Pahang regions has been worst hit by the deluge.<p>Eight people have reportedly been killed so far by the torrential …

Missing plane likely at 'the bottom of the sea,' Indonesian rescue official says

Indonesia's top rescue official says authorities believe the missing AirAsia jet is likely at the bottom of the sea, based on radar data from the plane's last contact.<p>"(Because) the coordinate that was given to us and the evolution from the calculation point of the flight track is at sea, our early …

The Best Beauty Looks of the Week

See who put the best faces forward.<p>See who put the best faces forward.

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Jawbone's Newest Fitness Tracker Is Dirt Cheap, But Doesn't Feel Like It

Misfit's Flash (which is now actually even cheaper at $25) was the only other option until Jawbone released its new $50 Move tracker.<p>The Move is ideal if you only really care about keeping track of basic health statistics, like your steps, how many calories you've burned, and how many hours you've …

Vizio mercilessly mocks Samsung, LG curved TVs

Curved TVs look lovely, but do they really add anything, apart from the loveliness?<p>My colleague David Katzmaier explains that they offer no real heightened viewing experience. Now Vizio has come along to mock their very essence and suggest a remedy for all that curvature.<p>Modestly, the company …

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Don't want a promotion? You're not the only one

Sheryl Sandberg struck a blow for feminism with her call for working mothers to ‘lean in’ to their careers. But there is another way – for all of us – says Julia Llewellyn Smith<p>Recently, I had a drink with a close friend; let’s call her Lara. Like me, Lara’s a fortysomething working mother – with …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

Hackers Release Thousands Of Amazon, Xbox Live and Hulu Plus Passwords

A group of self-described hackers released thousands of passwords and credit card numbers from online services like Amazon, Hulu Plus, Xbox Live and …

North Korea calls Obama a 'monkey' as it blames US for internet shutdown

North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the US for recent internet shutdowns, amid the hacking row over the movie The Interview.<p>According to Chinese state media, North Korea suffered another internet shutdown for at least two hours on Saturday.<p>“At Pyongyang time 7.30 …

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

Revolutionary garment soon to go on show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art is a shift away from mass production, writes <b>Edward Helmore</b>

Facebook apologizes after 'Year in Review' stirs up bad memories for some users

While scrolling through your Facebook News Feed this holiday season, you probably encountered the typical statuses from friends: photographs of …