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Stress in the evening harder on body than at other times: study

6 min ago from UPI

Stress in the evening may take more of a toll on your body than stress at other times of day, a new study suggests.

Orlando Magic remain in Mexico City to play Utah Jazz

4 hours ago from UPI

The idea of playing games in an international setting such as Mexico City is viewed as an opportunity to grow the NBA.

Rested Lakers, LeBron James take on Hornets

4 hours ago from UPI

LeBron James gets the bonus of a scheduling advantage as he seeks to win for the 18th time in his career in Charlotte.

Women Film Critics Circle: 'Favourite' is 2018's Best Film About Women

6 hours ago from UPI

The Women Film Critics Circle has declared "The Favourite" the Best Film About Women released in 2018.

15 holiday gifts for the wellness junkie

6 hours ago from LA Times - Health

These are gifts for someone — naughty or nice — who makes fitness a priority. Or you can gift them to yourself and get a jump on those New Year’s...

Meek Mill's 'Championships' tops U.S. album chart

7 hours ago from UPI

Rapper Meek Mill's "Championships" is the No. 1 album in the United States.

Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth

10 hours ago from Physorg

Since US President Donald Trump weaponised the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral.

Mueller asks judge to ignore Flynn's ‘attempt to minimize’ his crime

20 hours ago from UPI

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss any arguments made by President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn leading into his sentencing next...

Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant suspended again for drug use

21 hours ago from UPI

Martavis Bryant of the Oakland Raiders was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Friday for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Stressing out over the holidays? Here are 6 ways to stop the insanity

23 hours ago from LA Times - Health

Setting health boundaries with family and friends as we head into the stressful, end-of-the-year holidays.

International academic 'Santa survey' shows children stop believing in Father Christmas aged eight

1 day ago from Physorg

It's that time of year when children look forward to a stocking full of presents—but the first international academic "Santa survey" shows many adults also wish they still believed in...

Germany adds 3rd gender option for birth certificates, other documents

1 day ago from UPI

The German legislature voted Friday to include a third, neutral gender -- in addition to male and female -- on government forms.

Venezuela El Nacional newspaper ends print edition amid censorship concerns

1 day ago from UPI

Venezuela's El Nacional, which struggled to stay independent amid political pressures that forced its director into exile, issued its last print edition Friday

Look: Nicki Minaj dances with boyfriend Kenneth Petty in new party photos

1 day ago from UPI

Nicki Minaj continues to celebrate her birthday in new photos and videos on Instagram featuring the rapper dancing with her new boyfriend Kenneth Petty.

Self-perception and reality seem to line-up when it comes to judging our own personality

1 day ago from Science Daily

When it comes to personality, it turns out your peers probably think the same way about you as you do about yourself.

Study 'Proves' Parachutes Don't Save People Who Fall Out of Airplanes

1 day ago from Live Science

You might think that it's safer to jump out of an airplane with a parachute than without one. But, according to science, you'd be wrong.

How long can an event hold humanity's attention? There's an equation for that.

1 day ago from PopSci

Science Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why. A team of social scientists tried to create a qualitative method for analyzing the...

Spanish authorities charge Shakira with fraud over $16.5M in taxes

1 day ago from UPI

Spanish authorities charged Colombia-born singer Shakira Friday with six counts of tax fraud, accusing the 41-year old of failing to pay $16.5 million in taxes.

Gal Gadot congratulates Jason Momoa on 'Aquaman': 'Proud of you'

1 day ago from UPI

"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot congratulated Jason Momoa on Instagram for his work on "Aquaman" following the film's premiere in Los Angeles.

Genetic analysis reveals brain changes that lead to mental illness

1 day ago from UPI

Researchers say a massive genetic analysis of the human brain has yielded new insights into the underpinnings of psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism.

Parents' brain activity 'echoes' their infant's brain activity when they play together

1 day ago from Science Daily

Research shows for the first time that when adults are engaged in joint play together with their infant, the parents' brains show bursts of high-frequency activity, which are linked to...

A co-worker's rudeness can affect your sleep -- and your partner's

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study found workplace incivilities has the potential to not only negatively affect an employee's sleep but their partner's as well.

A role for microRNAs in social behavior

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength and is involved in the control of social behavior in mammals. The researchers presume that their discovery may point to...

No one knew retired firefighter 'Captain Bob' was struggling with PTSD. Now his peers are learning the signs

1 day ago from CBC: Health

A cultural shift in the understanding of how PTSD can affect first responders hasn't necessarily reached people who have retired from careers as police, paramedics and firefighters. The union representing...

Half-Size, Ruffle-Headed Relative of Triceratops Discovered

1 day ago from Live Science

If head frills were a fashion statement, a newly identified 73-million-year-old triceratops relative was certainly at the top of its game.

How an app can help fight loneliness in old people at Christmas

1 day ago from Physorg

Loneliness, as a leading cause of depression and obesity, is believed to cost £6,000 per person in health and social care services. Loneliness is especially prevalent during the winter holidays,...

Listen: Ariana Grande shares new single 'Imagine'

1 day ago from UPI

Ariana Grande reminisces about a "simple, beautiful" relationship with an ex in her new song "Imagine."

Women don't speak up over workplace harassment because no one hears them if they do

1 day ago from Physorg

There are good reasons why those experiencing sexual harassment – particularly in the workplace – don't report it at the time it occurs. To do so is likely to...