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Why clowns keep scaring us (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Andrew McConnell Stott is a professor of English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and the author of "The Poet and the Vampyre: The Curse of Byron and the Birth of Literature's Greatest Monsters." The views expressed are his own.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It sounds like something made up just in …

What Could Cause A Nationwide Internet Outage?

Such as the Time Warner outage this morning<p>If you looked at the news or Twitter this morning -- or perhaps you couldn't, because your Internet was malfunctioning -- you might have heard: Time Warner suffered a major outage in its Internet service at about 4:30 a.m. Eastern. The outage, affecting …

How Much You Need to Exercise for Better Mental Health, According to Science

We all know at least one: That friend who complains incessantly about his fickle girlfriend, and yet keeps going back to her, even though most of the …

The Art of Empathy: Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin

"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eye for an instant?" - Henry Thoreau.<p><i>Joel-Peter Witkin, "Las Meninas" 1987, Gelatin & Silver Print, 30x40inches</i><p>The first joint exhibition of two of America's most respected living artists, Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome …

If You're Trying To Prove It, You Don't Believe It

My counselor Eleanor recently said to me, "Mike, if you're trying to prove something, it means you don't actually believe it yet." Her words hit me right between the eyes, as they often do. She was right and as I reflect on certain aspects of my life, I can see that where I'm overly attached to …

Reprogram Your Brain

We live in a food-abundant environment. From break rooms to advertising, we are bombarded with food, images of food, and talk about food. For some of us, these exposures set off a chain reaction of thoughts and feelings, conflict and struggle, and sometimes overeating.<p>And it all starts with a …

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's super …

Study: Generosity Is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers<p><b>Problem:</b> It’s a problem, or a dilemma, as old as time. Let’s rehash, quickly. Your classic prisoner’s dilemma involves two prisoners being interrogated separately. If both deny committing the crime, they serve a short prison …

The 5 Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Morning

Morning time: The birds are singing, you haven’t checked your e-mail yet, and you have a moment of peace before the day attacks. This is your opportunity to start the day off right. Like the common belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, your morning exercise routine is one of …

What to Eat on the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods eaten by people living in the Mediterranean region, especially Greece. It's loaded with …

4 Healthy, Yummy Salads—for Breakfast!

Because I usually do my workouts in the wee hours (for no other reason than the early morning is the <i>only</i> time available these days), I've found that my breakfast cravings have made a switch: from the slightly sweet (cereal, smoothies) to more savory and protein-y. Honestly, my dream breakfast food …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …