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Russian President Vladimir Putin warns he'll retaliate against NATO missiles

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will retaliate against the placement of U.S. missiles in nearby countries such as Romania, according to Russia's state-run news agency TASS.<p>The United States launched a ground-based missile defense system earlier this month in Romania. The system …

How McDonald's menu is made — and how it's changing

McDonald's could report its best U.S. sales performance in almost four years on Monday, and much of it will be credited to menu changes.<p>Plan, test, feedback, tweak, repeat. For the world's largest burger chain in the midst of a comeback, every step is especially vital.<p>There was a time when …

9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

"A person's ability to savor experiences predicts their degree of happiness."<p>Whenever someone tells me that money can’t buy happiness, I am often …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life , and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A</i> …

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What to Eat Before and After Every Kind of Workout

You'll be amazed at the difference it makes.<p>While eating clean, balanced meals is a great way to supplement any exercise regime, when you think about it, it doesn't really make sense to fuel up for yoga the same way you would for a long run. Curious as to what kind of foods <i>do</i> make sense to eat …

30 Unbelievable Places That Are Hard To Believe Really Exist

Our Earth is full of wonders and beautiful places. Here is a collection of some breathtaking places that are hard to believe really exist.<b>(h/t:</b> …

Exercise Versus Diet: Which Is More Important For Weight Loss?

Being healthy is simple, right? "Eat less, move more." That's easy to say, but practicality is one of the most important things when it comes to …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

A 29-year-old invented a painless way to save money, and Google's buying into it

In fact, according to the Federal Reserve , 60% of Americans between the ages of 18 to 40 saved absolutely nothing in 2013. Last year, adults under 35 had a savings rate of negative 2%.<p>So why is this happening? Is it that hard to go to a bank and open an automatic savings or a CD account?<p>"The bank …

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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

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 …

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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

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12 moments in the keyboard's history

At some point in the day, we all smash our fingers against some form of keyboard -- whether it's of the physical or virtual variety. In this week's <i>Rewind,</i> we take a look at how the keyboard's grown beyond its humble typewriter beginnings and taken on a life of its own.<p>Gallery: 12 moments in the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun

Local Projects teams up with the New York Hall of Science to build an app that reveals the physics of the playground.<p>On a breezy spring afternoon at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, designer Jake Barton is watching a pair of middle schoolers chuck an iPod across a playground while another …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …