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Henry VIII’s erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers

King Henry VIII was a complicated and contradictorily character, according to historical accounts. In his youth, he was reportedly “lighthearted, merry and easily given to laughter,” while in later years he became cruel and tyrannical, with an explosive temper.<p>The cause of this personality change …

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East coast slowly returns to business as usual after record snowfall

The historic snowstorm that hit the east coast last weekend, affecting more than 80 million people, left behind more than just snowbanks and slush.<p>At least 48 people reportedly died during the severe blizzard, which caused 11 governors to declare states of emergency in their respective states, …

Weather

7 Reasons Your Wife Is Stressed Out All the Time

Many men come into my office complaining about their wife acting so stressed out all the time. And sometimes the words they use are not that nice. Basically, many husbands want to know: "My wife and I both work, but when I get home, it's not like a fire drill for me. For her, though, it's like the …

Dentists debate need to extract wisdom teeth

The decision to remove wisdom teeth often seems like a routine part of young adulthood. But more people are starting to ask whether it's always necessary.<p>Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say "watchful waiting" is a better path because the teeth and surrounding gum tissue …

Happy People Tend To Have This Personality Trait

According to new research, people who rank high in <b>agreeableness</b> put themselves into happier situations than everybody else.<p>It's a part of "emotion regulation," write authors Konrad Bresin of the University of Illinois and Michael D. Robinson of North Dakota State University.<p>One of the Big 5 …

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Choose Love Over Fear | Inc.com

Are you reaching for what you love, or running away from what you fear? The right choice can make a huge difference to your success, your sense of fulfillment, and your happiness.<p>This past spring, the comedian Jim Carrey made a commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management that has …

Motivation

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

Anger Abounds Over Lena Dunham's Book Tour Acts Not Getting Paid

Lena Dunham has long advocated for struggling artists — publicly complaining about rising rents pushing the creative class out of Manhattan last …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

UK urged to admit that CIA used island as secret 'black site' prison

The government is under mounting pressure to "come clean" about the role of an overseas UK territory leased to the US and allegedly used as a secret "black site" detention centre.<p>An opponent of Colonel Gaddafi who was rendered in a joint MI6-CIA operation, and a leading human rights group …

Virus Resurrected After Chilling in Siberia for 30,000 years

French scientists are celebrating after successfully revitalizing an ancient virus that had been lying dormant for 30,000 years in Siberian …

Why bother to text your girl when BroApp can do it for you?

You know how you often tell your one true love that she's your one true love?<p>Does she know that the "one" isn't true, making the "true" not true either?<p>I only ask because your, um, bros in tech have your back. They understand. Indeed, not only do they understand, but they want to help.<p>Some tech …

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Clinton files show worries over health care bill

A newly-disclosed batch of previously-secret documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House offer new details on that administration’s early failures that could serve as a reminder that any future presidential bid by former first lady Hillary Clinton will inevitably involve revisiting and …

Egypt's military leaders unveil devices they claim can detect and cure Aids

Egypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure Aids, hepatitis and other viruses.<p>The claim, dismissed by experts and called "shocking to scientists" by the president's science adviser, …

How to Know If Someone’s Really Dead

<b>Correction added Feb. 28, 2014</b><p>Dead is dead—except when it isn’t. That’s the lesson 78-year old Walter Williams of Holmes County, Miss., learned late …

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

Get up! Study says sedentary time means less ability in everyday life

It's not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it's also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much.<p>In fact, for every hour of sedentary behavior, the odds were 46% greater that people older than 60 would have some disability in ordinary …

Out of the 'Shadows': Pot Sellers Can Now Do Business With Banks

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration issued new rules Friday intended to ease the concerns of banks wanting to deal with businesses that legally sell marijuana, something the nation's banks have so far declined to do.<p>The rules, issued by the Treasury and Justice Departments, are intended to "move …

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

Mysterious Ancient Indian Metal Works Surpass Modern Technology

What is amazing about the Iron Pillar of Delhi is that, in spite of being at least 1,500 years old and possibly much older, it is so impenetrable to …

DIY

By Kate Rowinski<p>Learn which dry goods, especially for baking, you can store and the best ways to store them for a prolonged shelf life.<p>Learn how to …

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Selling Shame: 20 Outrageously Offensive Vintage Ads

One vintage ad warns women, "Don't let them call you SKINNY!" while another promises that smoking cigarettes will keep one slender. If the task of …

Middle Age

The Little Secret About The Galaxy S4 Samsung Would Rather You Not See

Having a smartphone with 16GB of memory doesn’t mean you actually have 16GB worth of storage to use -- even on day one. Which phone out of the box …

What will happen to global warming when we get the next big El Niño?

I'd like to declare a new season.<p>The back end of January is now the traditional time when we find out that the year we just had was one of the hottest on record.<p>I've no idea what we'd call this season, but it's upon us once again and it's becoming repetitive. It's been going on for a decade or more.<p>…

Snapchat Apologizes For Snap Spam, Claims It’s Unrelated To Data Breach

Snapchat delayed apologizing for a big user data breach last month but was quick to say sorry today to users who received “Snap Spam” over the weekend — unwanted photos and videos.<p>“We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our service. We want to apologize for …

Microsoft Expects To Make Another Xbox

Will we see a Playstation 5? How about an Xbox…um…two? As soon as Sony and Microsoft announced the PS4 and Xbox One, complete with robust cloud capabilities, pundits such as myself started wondering if this would be the last generation of traditional video game consoles. The tech to stream games …

Moment lenses are the latest attempt to make your smartphone's camera better

Smartphone have essentially changed photography as we know it. The always-with-us devices have enabled more people to take more photos than ever before. The top four most popular cameras on Flickr bear this out: they are all iPhones. But as popular as smartphones are for taking pictures, they are …

Study shows Galaxy S III is Samsung’s most popular phone

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>There’s a ton of Samsung smartphones out there, but do you ever wonder which model is the most popular? The …

Spinach Dinosaurs To Sugar Diamonds: 3-D Printers Hit The Kitchen

From cool casts for a broken arm to impressive replicas of Michelangelo's <i>David,</i> 3-D printing has come a long way in the past few years.<p>In fact, the technology is moving so fast that 3-D printers might be coming to your kitchen this year — or at least, to a bakery or bistro down the street.<p>A company …