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Maanvi Singh

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Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

Saturday, April 05, 2014

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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Run When You're 25 For A Sharper Brain When You're 45

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Here's the latest bit of evidence that exercise keeps the brain fit. Much of the research has been in older people, but this study found that being fit in your 20s makes you sharper in middle age.

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Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

You'd think that the popular kids don't get picked on, but as a teenager's social status rises, they're more apt to be bullied. Increased social combat may be to blame.

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Why Playing Minecraft Might Be More Healthful For Kids Than TV

Friday, March 28, 2014

Children playing on phones or using computers eat less junk food than those watching TV, a study finds. Maybe it's the commercials. Or maybe it's just hard to pick up a chip while tapping away.

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The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats

Friday, March 28, 2014

Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent have carved a niche designing stunning, upscale wineries and other buildings in Baja. They specialize in finding uses for offbeat, reclaimed material.

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Therapists' Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

There are lots of apps out there that claim to improve your mental health, but precious few have actually been tested to see if they work. Psychologists are starting to give that a try.

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Teenage Drinkers Go For High-End Liquor And Cheap Beer, Too

Friday, March 21, 2014

Liquor companies have gotten a lot of heat for marketing sweet, fruity drinks that appeal to underage drinkers. But teens also favor premium vodka and whiskey. Cost isn't always driving choice.

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Why A Sweet Tooth May Have Been An Evolutionary Advantage For Kids

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kids seem to crave more energy and sugar than adults crave because they're growing, researchers say in a new study. They found that kids who preferred sweet flavors were tall for their age.

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Teens Say They Don't Text Or Drink While Driving

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Teenagers know they're not supposed to be indulging in risky behaviors behind the wheel, a survey finds, but they're finding it awfully hard to say no. Kind of like adults.

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See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

Friday, March 14, 2014

The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.

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A Major In Coffee? UC Davis Might Be Brewing One Up

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. Its new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of joe.

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Foul Weather Begets Foul Moods Online

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bad moods — and good ones — can infect social networks at the speed of a keyboard click, according to researchers who gauged the effect of a rainy day on the emotional spin of Facebook posts.

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Tiny In-Nose Filters Aim To Keep Allergies At Bay

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tiny Nose Filters sounds like a prog-rock band on NPR. But these filters do exist. They're designed to block allergens, and one study says they help. Other allergists aren't yet convinced.

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Seeking Solutions For Sexual Aggression Against Women In Bars

Friday, March 07, 2014

The study finding that men who prey on women in bars don't have to be drunk to behave badly really hit a nerve. So did the notion that if women drink, they're more likely to be targeted.

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Our Supercomputer Overlord Is Now Running A Food Truck

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on Jeopardy!, is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook, and hitting the road with sample dishes.

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If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk

Monday, March 03, 2014

When men force unwanted sexual attention on women in bars, the problem isn't that the guy is drunk. Instead, a study finds, men target women who have been drinking and may be seen as more vulnerable.

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