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Lazy Enough for Government Work

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Saying, “It’s good enough for government work,” is cultural shorthand for a lazy job poorly done. Though not always the case, it’s hard to argue against the axiom when the post office queue is moving&hellip

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Patients Wary of Older Doctors

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There’s an adage that says with age comes wisdom. Common sense would suggest we’d rather have an older doctor, with a lifetime of experience, care for our illness. New research indicates the opposite is true.&hellip

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Marriage Helps Cure Cancer

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Married couples often vow “in sickness and in health” to one another. New science from the Dana-Farber Cancer institute suggests this vow can indeed help keep married couples healthy. Researchers led by Ayal Aizer culled&hellip

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Smaller Animals can Slow Down Time

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We now have a better idea why children constantly chirp, “Are we there yet?” It may have less to do with patience and more to do with their perception of time. A study by researchers&hellip

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Knocking on Wood May Actually be Lucky

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We see it all the time: a friend will say, “I always hit green lights driving to work,” while knocking on wood for luck. Knocking on wood is an old superstition thought to ward off&hellip

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Hormonal Women More Likely to Cheat

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Apparently, there is a fine line between “sexy” and “too sexy,” and it has everything to do with a woman’s hormones. A new study, led by Dr Kristina Durante and Prof Norm Li at the&hellip

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Go Eat a Baby

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It turns when your corpulent Aunt Gertrude said, “I’m going to eat your toes,” she was only half-joking. New science out of Dresden, Germany, shows that, when presented with the smell of newborn children, women&hellip

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Women Work to Cheat

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There’s a classic joke about a boy with magical powers who wishes his father dead. After suffering regret all day at school, he arrives home to a weeping mother. Fearing the worst, the boy asks&hellip

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Come to Jesus…and Find Depression?

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Religion is meant to uplift world-weary souls. In the past, this perception of religion as emotional protector extended beyond sacred texts and into consulting rooms. Select psychiatrists reported evidence that religious rigor helped insulate their&hellip

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The Anti-Alzheimer’s Game

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The popular picture of video gamers doesn’t often include white hair and walkers. Recent literature suggests, however, that senior populations can benefit most from the gamer lifestyle. We’re not talking cheese puffs and energy drinks,&hellip

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Passwords: ‘To_Be’ or ‘N0tToB3.’

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Had Hamlet lived in the 21st Century, he’d probably stare at his login screen and opine, ‘To_Be’ or ‘N0tToB3.’ The internet simplifies many tedious tasks, such as renewing a driver’s license or filing taxes. The&hellip

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50 Percent Off is the Loneliest Number

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We all know shopping, in the short term, makes us happier. There’s no need for science to jabber about elevated serotonin levels after winning a pair of Louis Vuitton pumps on eBay. When feeling down,&hellip

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Laugh for a Date

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New research in brain science illuminates why Jim Carrey never seems to be without a date. Work by the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests women are hard-wired to be attracted to funny men. Comedians&hellip

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Top 10 richest people in the world

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1.Bill Gates – $90 billion Gates is a Harvard graduate and one of the co-founders of Microsoft, which became the world’s largest computer software company. He has been on Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest&hellip

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Mercury in the Mouth

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Even as a child, we all learned that playing with the little bead of mercury in science class was not a good thing. It was cool to watch it bead around, but we were warned&hellip

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Coffee: a Lifesaver

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We all know coffee helps us through the morning. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, though, shows us coffee helps us survive the rest of the day as well. Men and&hellip

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Be Smart, Avoid Children

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A study from the London School of Economics has found for every 15 IQ points above the statistical mean, a woman’s desire to bear children drops a whopping 25 percent. Seeing a little tyke sitting&hellip

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The Dawning Extinction of Macho Men?

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There is a widening gap between men and women. It has nothing to do with pay scales or legal rights. A just-released British study, echoed by other scientific literature, shows men are less likely to&hellip

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Top 10 horror movies of all time

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The Exorcist (1973) This story about a 12-year-old girl who starts acting strangely is especially frightening because it is based loosely on actual events. Regan begins acting peculiarly by speaking in tongues and levitating which&hellip

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Headaches May Contribute to Thyroid Conditions

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Headaches a Risk Factor for Developing Hypothyroidism According to a recent study published by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, individuals who suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache&hellip

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Top 10 Movies of 2015

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What are the top 10 movies of 2015? Well, actually, that all depends on who you are listening to. In fact, one could pick just about any year and it will not be a definitive&hellip

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Famous Last Words

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The list of famous last words of famous people can be easily found. Most of the time it is not that their last words were so profound; it is  their life that was profound! So&hellip

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Corporate Women Still Not Top Earners

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For decades, it has been acknowledged that there is an unseen barrier preventing women from reaching the top positions in their careers. And while recent progress has shown that more women are entering the top&hellip

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Power Struggle, More Trouble

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There are many types of power that we tap into in order to fulfill our everyday needs and responsibilities. Hydropower, solar power and wind power are just some of the sources that we employ to&hellip

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Heart Attacks More Likely in Winter

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We always joke our families give us heart attacks during the holidays. Turns out it might be the cold weather stressing our hearts. The cold of winter will affect up to 50 percent of those&hellip

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Rich People Have Better Sex

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Those seeking better sex should toss their Viagra and try the stock market instead. A recent study from Spain indicates those with wealth report greater sexual satisfaction. In 2009, over 9,850 Spaniards participated in the&hellip

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Conservative Christianity Causes Divorce

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Though conservative Christians bemoan the crumbling institution of marriage, scientific study suggests religious conservatism may actually lead to increased divorce rates. Those areas in the United States with a large population of hard-line Christians also&hellip

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Sex Makes You Smarter

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Studies have shown how regular sex can fight depression, boost your immune system and increase overall happiness. Now science tells us that romping in the hay can boost your IQ as well. A team of&hellip

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Science Suggests Sadness must be Learned

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Even though babies are born crying, a new scientific study suggests outward displays of sadness must be learned later on in life. The data isn’t about laughing or crying, per se, but rather how we&hellip

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Gang Members Struggle Within

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Gangs have been linked to horrific crimes for a substantial amount of time and do not appear to be disassembling anytime soon. In fact, a report entitled, “The 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment” which was&hellip

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James Bond even Drunker than you Thought

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Filed in the “because we can” folder, the British Journal of Medicine published a study into the drinking habits of Bond…James Bond. The results of this study are predictably horrifying. Included in the BMJ’s light-hearted&hellip

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Atheist? Hopefully not your doctor.

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Have you recently discussed the existence of God with your doctor? Today’s researchers would strongly recommend you to – given you are terminally ill. After a survey was conducted and responded by roughly 4,000 doctors,&hellip

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