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How Likely Are You to Get Sick from Stress? Take This Test to Find Out

What stresses us out the most? That depends on a number of factors, including how “stress” is defined. That can be difficult to pin down, because everyone reacts differently to ...
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Eating Lots of These Nuts Might Be Key to Living Longer, Study Says

Daily consumption of pistachios can reduce oxidative damage to DNA, positively affecting cellular aging and longevity. That was among the conclusions of a new study involving 49 people with prediabetes, ...
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Walking This Many Steps a Day Could Make You Smarter

We all know that exercise is good for us, both physically and psychologically, but many of us complain that we simply don’t have time to devote a couple of hours ...
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Earth’s Most Dangerous Glacier Is Melting, and It Could Drown Major Cities Around the World

We tend to think of glaciers as huge, extremely frozen, and very slow-moving. But the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica, which has been called both “terrifying” and “the world’s most dangerous” ...
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Study: Alcohol Might Help Seniors Live Longer

“Getting old,” actress Bette Davis once remarked, “isn’t for sissies.” Physical disabilities, waning energy levels, mental fog… It’s not a pretty picture. But here’s some good news: A recent study ...
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Study: Third-Hand Smoke Can Damage Your Lungs

By now, presumably almost everybody knows about the dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke: Even if you don’t smoke, being around others who do can be seriously harmful to your health. ...
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There Isn’t Just One Version of the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is a signed engraving on parchment, displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Or is it? The truth is that there are countless versions of ...
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A Woman Told the World Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were revealed to the world in 1777 by a woman -- Mary Katherine Goddard, printer and postmaster to the Second ...
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What Was the Weather Like on the Original Fourth of July?

The Fourth of July this year will be hot and rainy in Philadelphia -- the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, according to the Weather Channel’s weather.com site. The forecast ...
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This Tourist Hotspot May Be the Cheapest Place in Western Europe to Retire

Europe’s most popular destinations are France, Spain, Italy, and the U.K., but travelers to these vanguard tourist havens realize pretty quickly upon arrival that it isn’t cheap to visit these ...
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Lose a Wallet? If It’s Full of Cash You’ll Probably Get It Back

That’s the surprising conclusion of a study called “Civic Honesty Around the Globe,” just published in the journal Science. Working in stages, teams of economists from the universities of Michigan, ...
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Slick Dorm Rooms May Lower Your GPA

Among the perks of student life on modern college campuses are the cool apartment-style school housing facilities that sometimes supplant or supplement traditional corridor-style dorms — and not just at ...
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People in This State Eat More Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Than Anywhere Else

It is summer, and millions of people have brought out their grills for outdoor cooking. Among the most popular foods Americans eat in the summers are hot dogs and hamburgers. ...
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Number of Asylum Seekers at Record High, US Has Most Pending Applications

The global population of forcibly displaced people increased by 2.3 million, to 70.8 million, last year, according to the latest annual report on forced displacement from the UNHCR, the UN’s ...
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It’s 117 Degrees in One Place Today, and -87 Degrees in Another

The effects of global warming have continued to make the average temperatures across the world rise to all-time record levels most months. The rates at which Antarctic ice melts continues ...
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