Tracy Spurlock

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Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

Because it remains green year round, this parasitic plant has long been associated with fertility.<p>To the best of my knowledge, I never saw live mistletoe until after relocating to Europe. But the leafless trees in Germany make it plain that mistletoe is everywhere here.<p>European mistletoe, <i>Viscum</i> …

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Wellness<p>Rachel Grumman Bender<p>The watch has an electrical heart sensor that can take an electrocardiogram (ECG), detect atrial fibrillation, and …

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Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

27 Shocking And Unexpected Facts You Learn In Your Twenties

Spoiler alert for life: You were wrong about literally everything.

Breaking down cancer's defense mechanisms

A possible new method for treating pancreatic cancer which enables the body's immune system to attack and kill cancer cells has been developed by …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

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If You Want A Job Right Now, Consider Healthcare or Teaching

Photo: Mood Board/REX USA.<p>Five years ago, the economy began a terrifying nosedive. 775,000 jobs were lost in November 2008 alone, kicking off the …

Why Am I Apologizing for My Vagina?

‪<p>‬<p>Photo: Getty Images<p>Here's where dudes and I differ:<p>The guys I've been with have all thought they had the best penises. I can't think of a single one who turned down a blow job. They never asked, not even out of fake courtesy, "Are you sure?" They just laid back and accepted. As it should be.<p>Some …

Shop Pantone's Color of the Year

Say goodbye to Emerald—Radiant Orchid is the new hottest hue for 2014.<p>The authority on all things color, Pantone has named Radiant Orchid the color of the year for 2014. A definite contrast from 2013's Emerald, the hot pink-infused purple is an enchanting floral hue that exudes femininity. From …

Cellphone data spying: It's not just the NSA

The National Security Agency isn't the only government entity secretly collecting data from people's cellphones. Local police are increasingly scooping it up, too.<p>Armed with new technologies, including mobile devices that tap into cellphone data in real time, dozens of local and state police …

High court hears medical-marijuana case

Tallahassee’s political establishment has repeatedly blocked legislative votes on medical marijuana and will ask the Florida Supreme Court Thursday …

Hemp Might Finally Make a Comeback in America

<i>The New York Times</i> wrote Thursday about Colorado’s “marijuana refugees”: Families who uprooted their lives to the move to the state when it legalized …

Arctic Ice Melt Tied To Heat Waves And Downpours In U.S., Europe And Elsewhere, Study Suggests

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle<p>OSLO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by global warming, scientists said on …