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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

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FAA considers rules allowing small drones to fly over people

Late last year the FAA implemented rules on drone registration, and now its working group of experts has submitted another set of recommendations. This time the focus is on rules for unmanned aircraft flights over people (who aren't directly involved in the flight of the aircraft), and just as …

Child Migrants Feared Dead

Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy on Tuesday to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent days.<p>Giovanna di Benedetto of the aid group Save the …

Colorado mulls banning drones for hunting game

DENVER — Colorado this week is considering an explicit ban on the use of unmanned drones to help hunters spot game as communities across the United States grapple with how to regulate the new technology.<p>Hunting game animals from the air has been illegal for more than 40 years under federal law and …

Kessel siblings aim to bring home double Olympic hockey gold

It was six years ago, during the inaugural women's under-18 championship in Calgary, when Amanda Kessel spilled the beans.<p>How was it an American family headed by a former professional football quarterback – Phil Kessel Sr., a former Washington Redskins draft choice and briefly a member of the CFL's …