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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 …

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Watch Ellen DeGeneres Plan the Selfie During Oscars Rehearsal

You've seen the most retweeted picture ever -- Ellen DeGeneres' star-filled selfie -- <i>obviously</i>. But did you know DeGeneres set the goal herself …

11 Reasons Why Cat Bites May Be Linked To Depression

Here are the best possible explanations for the strange correlation.<p>In case you hadn't heard, cat bites are linked to depression. As I wrote last week, a study in <i>PLOS ONE</i> looked through the health records of 1.3 million people and found that 41 percent of people who were treated for cat bites were …

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How much sex are people in your state having?

THERE’S AN APP CALLED SPREADSHEETS that has been collecting data on how much you and your neighbors are banging. Seriously. One of the measures they …

Street Style: Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014

Fashion month ends with a bang with the kind of major fashion that can only come from Paris. Diego Zuko snaps the style off the catwalk.<p>Fashion month ended with a bang with the kind of major fashion that can only come from Paris. Diego Zuko snapped the style off the catwalk.

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Obamacare's subtle sales push

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spent their week pushing Obamacare — but most of the country probably didn’t notice.<p>The final month of the White House enrollment campaign isn’t about daily events in Washington or speeches aimed at a national audience. Instead, Obama, Biden, …

Brazil to start the world's biggest carnival

Rio de Janeiro's mayor has officially opened what has been described as the biggest party on the planet: the city's Carnival Festival. It's the last big bash before Brazil holds the Football World Cup.<p>Twelve most important Samba schools are each practising, in secret, their songs and dance routines …

Major storm brings needed rain to L.A., but at a cost

A potent storm gave Southern California a more thorough soaking on Friday than it has seen in more than three years, bringing both cheers in a drought-stricken state and anxiety as it sent mud billowing through hillside neighborhoods and clogged roads.<p>Downtown Los Angeles saw more rain by Friday …

Pakistan to Launch Ground Offensive to Crush Taliban: Sources

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A long-awaited ground offensive to drive Taliban insurgents out of Pakistan's lawless tribal areas is expected within weeks after hush-hush visits by top U.S. officials.<p>Airstrikes targeting hideouts belonging to the Pakistani Taliban have killed dozens of suspected militants …

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