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Man admits washing child's mouth out with soap

Rian Birtwell, 23, is given a conditional discharge after holding down six-year-old Alfi Cook who told him to 'f*** off'<p>A man washed a child's mouth out with soap after the youngster swore at him and tried to kick an old man's walking stick, a court heard.<p>Rian Birtwell, 23, spotted six-year-old …

17 Astounding Facts About Sharks

They're pretty fricken cool.

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

70% Of Healthy Americans Infected With HPV

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 05/20/2014 11:20 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>More than two-thirds of healthy Americans have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection on some part of their body, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers examined DNA from tissue samples of about 100 men and women and found …

The Mistborn Trilogy

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series from Brandon Sanderson. This boxed set contains:<i><br>Mistborn</i>, <i>The Well of Ascension</i>, and <i>The Hero of Ages</i><p>At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Shattered

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Hearne<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne makes his hardcover debut with the new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O’Sullivan.</b> <b></b><br>For nearly two thousand years, only one Druid has walked the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron …

Murder of Crows

• <b>Author:</b> Anne Bishop<p><b>Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s world of the Others—where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules…</b><p>After winning the trust of the Others residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had …

Mistborn

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p>Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut <i>Elantris</i>, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be …

Hounded

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Hearne<p>BONUS: This special eBook edition includes two bonus short stories set in the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles: "Clan Rathskeller," and the eBook exclusive "Kaibab Unbound."<p><i>HOUNDED</i><p>Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop …

Omni VR Treadmill Kickstarter

Be one of the first to own the Omni virtual reality treadmill. It’s the perfect companion to the Oculus Rift, but you can also use the Omni to play …

Nest Protect Smoke Alarm

The Nest Protect is a smart smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. It allows you to dismiss false alarms by waving your hand. It also acts as a …

Ark Portable Wireless Charger

A 5200mAh battery that lets you charge on the go without a cable. Like other induction chargers, it sends power through an internal patch or a case …

The Serial Killer's Wife

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Swartwood<p><i>USA TODAY</i> Bestseller<p>Five years ago Elizabeth Piccioni's husband was arrested for being a serial killer. Her life suddenly turned upside down, she did what she thought was best for her newborn baby: she took her son and ran away to start a new life.<p>Now, living in a quiet part …

Written In Red

• <b>Author:</b> Anne Bishop<p><b>No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.</b><p>As a <i>cassandra sangue</i>, or …

First Study Of LSD's Psychotherapeutic Benefits In Four Decades Breaks Research Taboo

Today <i>The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease</i> published results from the first study of LSD’s therapeutic potential in humans to appear in more than four decades. The controlled, double-blind study, which was conducted in Switzerland under the direction of Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser, measured …

How new FDA labels will change your food

The FDA’s proposed revamp of nutrition labels is intended to help Americans make healthier decisions about what they eat. In fact, experts say what’s …

Nutrition

FDA To Increase Access To Generic Morning-After Pills

The Food and Drug Administration has decided to allow generic versions of the most popular form of emergency contraceptive pills to be sold over the counter, without age restrictions, after all.<p>Last July, after a decade-long battle and under court order, the FDA removed the age restriction on sales …

Patient Zero

• <b>Author:</b> Jonathan Maberry<p>When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore …

Still Life

• <b>Author:</b> Louise Penny<p>Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found …

Sunset Express

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Crais<p>When a wealthy entrepreneur is accused of murder in Los Angeles, wisecracking private eye Elvis Cole is hired to prove that the evidence was corrupted and becomes suspicious about the defense attorney's motivations.<p>Prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his …

The Book of Life

• <b>Author:</b> Deborah Harkness<p><b>The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches</b><p>After traveling through time in <i>Shadow of Night</i>, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist …

Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five lakes were …

Wizard's First Rule

• <b>Author:</b> Terry Goodkind<p>Wizard's First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling over a million copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year there and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the …

How To Be Happy—Right Now

It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …

Simple New Way Of Creating Stem Cells Undergoes Investigation

Independent scientists are having trouble reproducing the exciting new results. The "easy" stem-cell-making method may not be so easy after all.<p>A recent, major milestone in stem cell research is undergoing some double checks.<p>As we reported, just a few weeks ago, a team of Japanese and U.S. …

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

The reason why is not fully clear. Maybe cats just dislike depressed people.<p>What's the matter--cat bite your hand? After combing through the health records of 1.3 million people over 10 years, researchers found an unusual link between cat bites and depression. More than 41 percent of those who had …