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Researchers Are Totes Studying How Ppl Shorten Words On Twitter

Credit: Mean Girls, NPR<p>Shortening words, swapping them out, giving them different meanings — that's not new. Remember in <i>Mean Girls</i> when the queen bee character, Regina George, berated one of her underlings for trying to make the word "fetch" catch on?<p>Women lead the adoption of clipped words. In …

George Zimmerman Is Now Selling Paintings On eBay

What has George Zimmerman been doing since he was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin? The ex-neighborhood watchman has bizarrely begun expressing himself through painting, and is selling his original artwork on eBay.<p>Under the account name TheRealGeorgeZ, Zimmerman uploaded a 18 …

Mandela Memorial Signer Allegedly Burned Two Men to Death

The fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last week was among a group of people accused of assaulting two men found …

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

Crime

Here's How Americans Really Feel About Gun Control

The debate that ensued between gun rights and gun-control forces hardened the lines on each side and led to a higher intensity of opinion on both sides.<p>Like everything else, Americans remain divided along party, ideological, gender, racial, and socioeconomic lines on the subject of gun control, …

White supremacy’s long shadow: Why the myth of “race” still haunts America

Decades removed from the lows of segregation, black America still struggles against its twisted logic<p>In 2008 the United States elected its first black president. That same year the black middle class began to suffer a precipitous decline in terms of rates of employment and home ownership, and the …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …