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There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Here's to Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Superhero

Despite a long battle with substance abuse, the blues rock legend helped invent a new form of rock 'n' roll that would change the shape of music forever.<p>When someone close to us dies, two tragedies occur. The first, of course, is the death of our loved one, which always feels crushing and arbitrary …

Can Cannabis And Christ Coexist? These Devout Southern Christians Think So

The Deep South is the nation’s most religious region and the least open to legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use. To those who say marijuana is a sin, though, devout Christians are using the Bible to argue that it's God’s “perfect medicine.”<p><b>Lydia Decker couldn’t</b> miss the man in the …

Roger Goodell says he's actually planning to attend the Patriots' home opener

The NFL commissioner might be the least popular person in New England<p>After staying away from Gillette Stadium for two years, it looks like Roger …

The Strange Connection Between Smoking Weed and Alzheimer's

It's definitely not what you'd think.<p>On Friday, Snoop Dogg lost a round of <i>Family Feud</i> on a marijuana-related question. The internet was shocked. The question was: "Name something Grandma might do if she caught Grandpa smoking marijuana." The answers were all awful. But with the new research flowing …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

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The story behind Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’, still the saddest music video of all time

Ask someone to name a song that always has the power to reduce them to tears, and the chances are they’ll swiftly reply “Johnny Cash. Hurt.”<p>Most …

What Johnny Cash Taught Me About People We Are Leaving Behind

<i>"I tell you what... the show is being recorded and televised for England and uh they told me, they said uh you gotta do this song, you gotta do that song, you gotta stand like this or act like this. They just don't get it man, I'm here to do what you want me to do and what I want to do." -- Johnny</i> …

Beyoncé and Coldplay's Super Bowl half-time performance – in pictures

Crowds at the Super Bowl 50 game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos were treated to a show by Beyoncé, Coldplay and Bruno Mars. Beyoncé performed her new song Formation, which was released the day before, and all the artists finished together to raucous applause

Beyoncé Had A Hilarious Response For One Of Chris Martin’s Not So Great Ideas

Beyoncé and Coldplay apparently worked together on more than the Super Bowl 50 halftime show and their recent collaboration, “Hymn for the Weekend.” But you’ll never, ever hear it.<p>In Chris Martin’s upcoming interview with <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the Coldplay frontman reveals that Beyoncé completely shot down …

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Peyton Manning abandoned his instinct to help the Broncos win a Super Bowl

Peyton Manning has been the greatest quarterback in a generation. Now, he's just the most grateful.<p>SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It sure seems like Peyton Manning is done, especially the way he was so pensive, so appreciative, living this Super Bowl 50 championship as if he were a spectator like the rest …

Fitness coach's body-confidence photo goes viral on Facebook

A photo posted by an online health and fitness personality has gone viral for its message of self-empowerment and body confidence.<p>Molly Galbraith, a strength and conditioning coach who founded Girls Gone Strong, an online resource for fitness and wellness tips, posted on Facebook Jan. 1 to express …

UFC orders Holly Holm to wait for July rematch with Ronda Rousey

Holly Holm’s first defense of the UFC women’s bantamweight title will be a summer rematch with Ronda Rousey despite Holm’s wishes to fight sooner.<p>“It’s Rousey,” Dana White, president of the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, confirming the …

What If the Nazis Won? Inside Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’

The Man in the High Castle, the new Amazon series that launches Friday, imagines a world in which Hitler beat the U.S. to the atomic bomb. It’s …

Infamous Kitty Genovese murder case is retold and upended in new movie 'The Witness'

It was the crime of the century — or at least the sin of omission of the century.<p>As the New York Times reported on its front page of March 27, 1964, 38 residents of the city's borough of Queens "watched a killer stalk and stab a woman [28-year-old Kitty Genovese] in three separate attacks" and "not …

Almost every NFL player who donated his brain to science had brain disease

A whopping 87 out of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains to science have tested for positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that causes memory loss, dementia, and depression. The study, based on information from the largest brain bank in the …

The Brain

Who is God today? Why these religious leaders say modern faith is 'about love'

Who is God?<p>It's hardly a new question, but it's one that's asked of today's religious leaders all the time. Here, three very special leaders who are working to help their thriving congregations find meaningful, modern relationships with God, share their paths to faith and what it means to them …

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Red Sox star Curt Schilling turns troll hunter after daughter victimised

The former Red Sox pitcher acted swiftly, publicly humiliating his targets and getting some fired from jobs and suspended from university. His …

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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The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Senate Report Finds CIA Interrogation Tactics Were Ineffective

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 days or …

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

<b>(Knopf/Michael Lionstar/HBO)</b><p>Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Michael Schulson<p>November 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a …

Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes has now sparked the notice of the estimable Oxford Dictionaries, which has chosen "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. The word can be a noun or a verb; it beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."<p>Noting that e-cigarettes have come a long …

Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

Amtrak announces its first class of writers in residence

In the 1930s, hobos illicitly rode the rails; nowadays, authors are being invited onto trains thanks to Twitter and a new writers residency program launched by Amtrak.<p>On Wednesday, Amtrak announced the first class of resident writers, 24 authors who will ride its long-distance routes over the next …