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Couples who constantly “Netflix and chill” aren’t necessarily happier. In fact, having sex once a week is just about perfect. That’s the takeaway from a new study, based on surveys of more than 30,000 Americans gathered over 40 years, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. After previous research found more wealth wasn’t… READ MORE »


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At least it’s not an ancient Egyptian pictogram. While this year’s Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is not an actual word, it is a popular image: the “face with tears of joy” emoji, Newsweek reports. “You can see how traditional alphabet scripts have been struggling to meet the rapid-fire, visually focused demands of 21st… READ MORE »


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Big news from SeaWorld: CEO Joel Manby announced Monday that next year will be the final year featuring killer whale shows at the San Diego park. Starting in 2017, a “new orca experience” with a “strong conservation message” will debut, he said. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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Ben Carson claimed in his 1990 memoir Gifted Hands that he met Gen. William Westmoreland in 1969, when Carson was 17 and Westmoreland had just finished leading the US forces in Vietnam, and that soon after Carson was offered a full scholarship to West Point. Well, it turns out the West Point part is not… READ MORE »


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A British mother’s penchant for the highly caffeinated soda Pepsi Max apparently helped put her in an early grave. Victoria Lane, who’d struggled with mental health issues since surviving a bad car accident at 16, battled anxiety and paranoia. In an attempt to appease the dry mouth the prescription antidepressant fluoxetine gave her, her mother… READ MORE »


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In its first ever global assessment of the prevalence of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, the World Health Organization reports in the journal PLoS ONE that two in three humans under the age of 50 are infected with the incurable virus. That’s an estimated 3.7 billion people. The WHO had previously done the same… READ MORE »


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A woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking the self-proclaimed “world’s best-known warlock” to court over accusations of harassment. Lori Sforza, who runs a witchcraft shop and leads a pagan church in Salem, Mass., filed for court-ordered protection against harassment from Christian Day, whom she accuses of harassing her online and over the… READ MORE »


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It’s early, but it’s a safe bet that Donald Trump already has uttered the line that will get the most attention of all the candidates on Monday: “My father gave me a small loan of $1 million.” He made the comment at a town hall event in New Hampshire hosted by “The Today Show, reports Politico. When… READ MORE »


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Chris Rock will host this year’s Oscars, the Academy Awards announced Wednesday. It’s actually a return gig for the 50-year-old comedian and actor, who hosted 11 years ago. The Los Angeles Times recounts that he received “wildly divisive reviews” on that first go-round. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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Family and friends say they have hope as contradictory reports surface on the condition of former NBA player Lamar Odom, who remains in a coma in a Las Vegas hospital. TMZ reports doctors say Odom’s heart function was much better Friday morning and the 35-year-old is improving. But an anonymous hospital source tells USA TodayREAD MORE »


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Yes, this is really happening: Donald Trump is hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 7, reports NBC, which notes that the gig falls almost exactly one year before the presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016. Trump last hosted the show in April 2004; this time around, the musical guest will be Sia. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was “crazy” and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official says. The official—who is familiar with the ongoing investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publicly—also says the mother of 26-year-old gunman Christopher… READ MORE »



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