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The surprising health benefits of going for a run

Jonny Cooper looks at the unlikely positives of going for regular jogs, including a boost in your fertility and a decrease in your chances of developing cancer<p>Running is a funny thing.<p>If you give credence to a school of evolutionary thinking, then going for a run is fundamental to the human …

When A Queer Woman Counts Calories

I thought being in love with a woman meant I was immune to patriarchal beauty standards. Turns out, my girlfriend didn't prevent me from having an eating disorder — but she did help nourish my recovery.<p>One Monday in September on a busy street in New York, my girlfriend and I fought loudly about how …

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Federal investigators say truck involved in California train crash wasn't stuck on tracks

Federal investigators said Wednesday that they are trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed and dozens injured in Southern California.<p>"It was not stuck, it was not bottomed out on the track or …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Pebble's new smartwatch raised over $5 million in less than five hours.</b> It used a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and reached its target in just 17 minutes.<p><b>2. HP stock was down 7% after reporting its latest earnings.</b> It beat on EPS but missed on revenue.<p><b>3. Valve is going to reveal its</b> …

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25 Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Get You Through Dinner With Your Family

If returning to your hometown, having dinner with your extended family and eating yourself into a food coma aren't your bag, Thanksgiving can be a little uncomfortable. Luckily, these comedians know exactly how you feel.<p>We rounded up 25 of the best musings on Turkey Day so you can crack a smile …

Ferguson Documents: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony

<b>Update at 9:00 a.m.</b><p>Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, told a grand jury in September that the 18-year-old hit him in the face with a fist following an exchange between them on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.<p>The grand jury on Monday declined to charge Wilson, who is white, …

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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This Is 'The Most Hated Man In The World'

Blanc, 25 and from California, considers himself to be a pick-up artist. He runs international dating boot camps in which he teaches men how to get women into bed using manipulative head games and physical violence.<p>The camps cost $2,000 to attend.<p>"Amid a public outcry over his abusive techniques, …

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Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Boko Haram kill 48 Nigerian fishermen

Dozens of fish traders have been killed by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, and thrown into Lake Chad<p>Suspected Boko Haram extremists killed 48 fish vendors after setting up a roadblock near <b>Nigeria</b>'s border with Chad, the head of their association said Sunday, in the latest violence to hit the …

New Jersey Could Be the Next State to Enforce a ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual Consent Standard on Colleges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals.<p>But if things turn sexual, are you sure that will hold up under legal scrutiny?<p>Image via C o l i n/flickr)<p>…

Boy with replica gun shot by Cleveland police

Police in Cleveland fatally shot a 12-year-old boy wielding what turned out to be a replica gun. They were responding to a 911 call in which a man said a juvenile was scaring people with a gun that probably was fake.<p>The boy, identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office as Tamir Rice, …

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this.<p>Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content to shape events in Iraq quietly through their hold on local Shiite militias and the prime minister at the time, Nouri al-Maliki.<p>Then the Iraqi …

Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

For veterans like Katherine Keleher, Facebook can be a nightmare.<p>When a photo of the 25-year-old former Marine was posted to "Just the Tip, of the Spear" last fall, she was so nervous she couldn't bear to look and asked a friend to check the page for her. The group's name, abbreviated JTTOTS, plays …

Son of convicted Mafia murderer refused confirmation in Palermo church

The son of a Mafia murderer who killed a priest in Palermo has been denied confirmation - in the church where his father's victim is buried<p>Catholic officials in Sicily have denied confirmation to the son of a mob boss who has been sent to prison for the murder of a Palermo priest in 1993.<p>The …

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