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Today in Pictures: August 6

Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too

One day at work, Larissa admitted to logging onto Facebook “to see my kids’ Easter pictures.”<p>She had been put on work furlough because the Alabama …

Social Media

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Boston bombing jurors weigh death penalty or life in solitary confinement

By Adam Goldman<p>Adam Goldman<p>Reporter who covered terrorism and national security<p>Bio<p>BOSTON — Prosecutors urged a federal jury Wednesday to sentence a former college student responsible for bombing the Boston Marathon to death for the heinous nature of the attack, arguing that his placement of …

Justice

7 gratitude exercises you should try today

Giving thanks can take less than one minute<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by<p>7 gratitude exercises you should try today<p>Giving thanks can take less than one …

Gratitude

Cleveland zoo to press charges after mom dangles, drops son into cheetah pit

The Cleveland Zoo is planning to press charges against a mother after her son fell into the zoo's cheetah pit over the weekend.<p>Authorities said the mother dangled her son over the railing of the exhibit Saturday afternoon and he slipped out of her grasp.<p>A fence more than 10 feet high surrounds the …

13 Cheapest Health Foods Money Can Buy

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- All right, everyone. It's time to challenge the notion that eating healthy is just too expensive.<p>Healthy food helps you …

The Fat Loss "Secret"- You're Just Not Working Hard Enough

<b>I'm tired of it.</b> People come to me seeking some magical advice in terms of an exercise machine or routine that will transform their body. Many do it …

Novel drinks deliver nutrient overkill, create health concerns for consumers

When Dr. Valerie Tarasuk had minor house repairs done earlier this year, she couldn't help noticing what the two workers discarded at the end of the day.<p>"After they left, I found a six-pack of energy drinks in the garbage," recalls Tarasuk, a professor of nutrition science at the University of …

6 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

<b>“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn</b><p>A friend recently asked me, “What’s the …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

Obama Visits India: In Pictures

Josh Gordon facing 1-year ban

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year suspension, according to league sources.<p>…

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Tomb of mystery Egyptian queen discovered by archaeologists

Czech archaeologists uncover last resting place of Khentakawess, believed to be a previously unknown wife of Pharaoh Neferefre<p>Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago, officials in Egypt …

Senate Report Finds CIA Interrogation Tactics Were Ineffective

U.S. news<p>The harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the years after Sept. 11 were essentially useless and far more brutal than the spy agency told Congress and the public, according to a long-awaited Senate report released Tuesday.<p>It found that CIA interrogation tactics, employed for …

Pictures of the Week 11.13.14

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Meet The Scientists Who May Have Found The Cure For Drug Addiction

Researchers are closer than ever before to finding a cure for dependence on stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. But will big pharma and the FDA stand in the way?

Drug Addiction

Pictures of the Week 10.9.14

Eid al-Adha

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at United Nations

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalizing a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps.<p>Myanmar's Minister for …

After clashes, Hong Kong protesters dig in

<i>Are you there? Share images, but stay safe.</i><p><b>Hong Kong (CNN)</b> -- Thousands of demonstrators bracing for the possibility of a police crackdown stood their ground in the heart of Hong Kong on Tuesday.<p>Protesters had masks, protective goggles and plastic raincoats on hand as they camped out on the main …

‘Red Band Society’ Is Really Freaking Sad (And May Be TV’s Best New Drama)

We’re a society that relishes gratuitous violence, gratuitous sex, gratuitous cruelty, gratuitous language, and gratuitous darkness on our TV shows. …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything

Create a feedback system to improve your personal and professional life.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better …

Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression.<p>Based on dozens of studies covering hundreds of thousands of participants, Chinese researchers found that sedentary behavior was linked to …