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Are You Suffering From ‘Digital Amnesia’?

Are you suffering from the "Google Effect"? According to a Kaspersky Lab survey of 1,000 consumers ages 16 and older, no age group is immune to what's also known as "digital amnesia," a phenomenon …

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To Make Your Workout More Intense, Use Your Brain

That person reading a book on the treadmill may be on to something. A University of Florida study published last month in PLOS ONE showed that older people may be able to exercise more intensely by do…

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You Don’t Need To Warm Up Your Car In Cold Weather

Warming up the car before hitting the road is a pervasive winter ritual, but it's a pointless exercise for most modern vehicles, the Washington Post reports. What's more, a 2009 study found that idlin…

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The 4 Yuckiest Tourist ‘Attractions’ in America

People might flock to the Grand Canyon or Notre Dame to experience great beauty—but, as any elementary-schooler can attest, total grossness can also draw a crowd. Fox News lists the most disgusting to…

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Hoping to Prevent Dementia? First, Stand on One Leg

Think you're at risk of a stroke? Then try standing on one one leg for at least 20 seconds, a new study says. Japanese researchers had nearly 1,400 women and men, with an average age of 67, try the ba…

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We Were Fooled Into Thinking Carrots Improve Vision

Eating lots of carrots will improve your vision, right? Not exactly, the American Chemical Society explains in a new video. Bottom line: Carrots can contribute in a general way to overall eye health, …

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Do Cows Talk? Researchers Find Out What’s Behind All That Mooing

The ability to communicate between a mother and her offspring isn't just between humans. Scientists in England have found that cows share the same bond with their calves and get their message across t…

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Poop Bus Powered By Human Waste Hits The Road

Move over, poop cruise. There's a new poop-related form of transport on the road, and this one is more neat than nasty. A "Bio-Bus" that runs solely on the biomethane gas generated by treated waste (o…

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100-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Sees Ocean for First Time

It was during a water-gun fight at her senior living facility over the summer that Ruby Holt told bystanders she had always wanted to see the ocean, which she had never visited in her century on this …

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Mattel Apologizes For Inept Computer Engineer Barbie

The supposed mission of Mattel's "I Can Be" Barbie book series is to empower girls to realize their career dreams. Hence the uproar over "I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which shows the iconic doll str…

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