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Spouse's sunny outlook may be good for your health

Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better. More>>

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1 in 13 U.S. schoolkids takes psych meds

More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows. More>>

FDA to propose e-cigarette regulations


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. More>>

Why a higher minimum wage is good for small business

One small business owner argues paying employees more will actually level the playing field. More>>

Jodie Foster marries L Word star Alexandra Hedison

Jodie Foster married her partner of almost a year Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, a rep for the actress confirmed to E! News. More>>

Who was named People's "Most Beautiful" star?

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o was named "Most Beautiful" by People, landing the coveted cover of the annual issue. More>>

Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a... More>>

A little wine might help kidneys stay healthy

An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests. More>>

People seek out health info when famous person dies

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th... More>>

From Western waters

A drive along Oregon's coast reveals soaring sand dunes, enchanting fishing towns, and some of the most memorable seafood dishes you'll likely find anywhere. More>>

HBO inks deal to stream shows with Amazon

Amazon and HBO have struck a deal to give Prime Instant Video subscribers free access to some of the premium network’s definitively classic series, including old favorites like The Sopranos and The Wire.

Laura Prepon shoots down rumors that she's dating Tom Cruise

Laura Prepon is setting the record straight: Despite recent reports to the contrary, she's not dating Tom Cruise. More>>

Jon Hamm talks trash about Justin Bieber

Jon Hamm thinks someone needs to smack some sense into Justin Bieber. More>>

How getting fit can get you promoted

If you still need to be convinced to exercise, read this. More>>

How to fix over-plucked eyebrows

Well-shaped eyebrows frame your whole face, but if you’ve tweezed out too much, don’t panic! Try these beauty tips and tricks to get your brows back in shape. More>>

Adjusting your thermostat might improve your thinking

You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests. More>>

Eye 'training' may help restore some vision lost to glaucoma

A new computerized eye-training program could upend the long-held belief that glaucoma-related vision loss is irreversible, a small study suggests. More>>

Audi A3 is 2014 World Car of the Year

Audi has claimed six World Car of the Year awards since 2005, and now has one more for its mantle as the Audi A3 grabbed the 2014 World Car of the Year title. More>>

Netflix announces plan to raise prices

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the company plans to raise its subscription prices. More>>

Julia Roberts opens up about half-sister’s suicide

Julia Roberts is still grieving the loss of her half-sister, Nancy Motes, who died from a drug overdose in February at the age of 37. More>>

Can an app save the planet?

This startup's Earth Day launch has a massive goal: Cut carbon emissions globally. It has its work cut out for it.

Spring cleaning safety tips

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While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says. More>>

Why doesn't my cat like catnip?

Believe or not, some cats just aren’t drawn to catnip. Here’s why.


Miley Cyrus postpones remaining U.S. tour dates after hospitalization

Miley Cyrus has postponed the remainder of her American tour, CNN reports. More>>

Lindsay Lohan claims she had a miscarriage while filming docu-series

The docu-series Lindsay ended its mostly lackluster season documenting Lindsay Lohan's life post-rehab with the actress opening up -- and dropping a major bombshell.  More>>

If kids think someone's watching, they're more likely to wash their hands

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests. More>>

Extroverts happier regardless of culture

Being outgoing makes you happier no matter where you live, a new international study says. More>>

Test your money smarts

Take this quiz to gauge your financial IQ.

The 16 plug-in electric cars you can buy (or can't) for 2014

Here's our rundown of all the plug-in electric cars you can buy today, both battery electric and plug-in hybrids. More>>

Creative pursuits might boost your job performance

Creative activities outside of work may help boost your job performance, a new study suggests. More>>

Crawfish: Born on the Bayou

Called both crayfish and crawfish, these tiny freshwater cousins to lobsters are firm and sweet. Plunged into boiling water, they cook through in just two minutes and easily soak up any seasonings, from classic Cajun spices to Asian-style ginger and garlic. More>>

Scientists probe what makes people get their groove on

Whether you bust a move, get jiggy with it or just tap a toe or two, something about certain types of popular music makes you want to set your body in motion. More>>

Personal data alert: Smartphone thefts in US doubled in 2013

A report published showed that 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in the US last year, that’s a big jump from the 1.6 million figure in 2012. Losing devices continues to be a serious problem too. More>>

The only way to get really, really rich

No matter how you define rich, this is the only way to get there. More>>

8 easy ways to become an expert traveler

A veteran business traveler shares eight secrets he's learned over the years--from buying a Tom Bihn bag to carrying a spare battery.


James Franco calls out New York Times theater critic

Perhaps James Franco should consider deleting his Instagram account. More>>

Off season may not be long enough to recover from football 'hits'

New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions, still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended. More>>

Oil-swishing craze: Snake oil or all-purpose remedy?

Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes. More>>

Rosie O'Donnell drops 50 pounds

Rosie O'Donnell has shed nearly 50 pounds in recent months — and she's posted a picture on Twitter to prove it. More>>

50 million Android devices are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

Android users may be more susceptible to the Heartbleed Bug than previously thought.

Fabled feta cheese

Just a crumble of feta's pungent, salty flavor enhances dishes from stuffed peppers to salads to savory tarts. More>>

School bans on chocolate milk may backfire

Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found. More>>

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler nearly two years after separating

Will Arnett and Amy Poehler are finally getting around to divorcing, People reports. More>>

Misdiagnoses common among U.S. outpatients

At least 5 percent of American adults -- 12 million people -- are misdiagnosed in outpatient settings every year, and half of these errors could be harmful, a new study indicates. More>>

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg engaged

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are engaged, she announced on The View Wednesday. More>>

Five ways to teach your kids the value of a dollar

Financial literacy is one of the most important subjects for a child to learn and carry with them into adulthood, and yet, it is one of the least taught subjects.  More>>

Easter lilies toxic for cats, FDA warns

Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns. More>>

Man makes fun of Heartbleed, posts passwords online, gets 'hacked'

When it comes to how one should conduct themselves on the Internet, some things are okay to do. File this one under “not okay.” More>>

Drowning deaths down overall, but still a problem

Just in time for summer swimming and boating season comes a grim government report: Drowning deaths are still a problem in the United States, even though overall deaths from drowning are down. More>>

Tracy Morgan: I'm "concerned" about Alec Baldwin

Tracy Morgan has certainly had his share of off-screen drama throughout his career, but now the 30 Rock alum says he feels like the tables have turned. More>>

Yoga big on West Coast, chiropractors popular in Midwest

Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains. More>>

Miley Cyrus hospitalized after suffering allergic reaction

Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized after suffering a severe allergic reaction, forcing the singer to cancel one of her shows on the Bangerz tour.   More>>

9 spring trends that will turn you into a '90s pop star

 Many of the spring 2014 trends seem fresh and fun, but if you were alive and well in the '90s, you've seen them before. These nine trends will have you saying "Oops, I did it again." More>>

FBI's facial recognition database holds records on millions of Americans

Following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the FBI has just released new documents that show the Bureau is making steady progress on its facial recognition database. More>>

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas wed

Ginnifer Goodwin and Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas had a truly fairy-tale wedding over the weekend. More>>

Gene variant may double Alzheimer's risk for women

Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates. More>>

When Facebook is a bank...

Would you trust the 'Bank of Facebook' with your cash? Here's how Facebook's big money project is getting started. More>>

Ford Transit Skyliner concept is New York Auto Show's party

The 2015 Ford Transit has yet to go on sale, but one of jobs this full-size van will be tasked with handling is passenger transportation. More>>

Rita Ora rips off Zac Efron's shirt during MTV Movie Awards

Zac Efron may not have planned to keep his promise to go shirtless at the MTV Movie Awards, but Rita Ora made sure he did. More>>

Less salt use tied to drop in British heart deaths

A drop in salt consumption likely played a big role in a recent large reduction in deaths related to heart disease and stroke in England, a new study suggests. More>>

First in series of rare 'blood moon' eclipses begins April 15

In the early morning of April 15, the sky will host a rare type of lunar eclipse – one in which the moon will have a crimson coloration.

The NSA reportedly exploited the Heartbleed bug for years

The U.S. National Security Agency was aware of the infamous Heartbleed bug for at least two years, having discovered it shortly after it emerged, and has routinely used it to collect data and spy on foreigners and likely on Americans. More>>

Understanding the growing movement against Google Glass

We named Google Glass our best mobile product of 2013 because of the game-changing potential, but not everyone agrees. More>>

Mike Myers welcomes a daughter

Yeah, baby! Comedian Mike Myers and his wife Kelly Tisdale are parents for the second time, People reports. More>>

Getting in front of back pain

Even though back pain affects nearly 10 million Americans a year, there's a lot you can do to avoid the problem, an expert says. More>>

Young dads at risk of depressive symptoms

Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child's kindergarten, a new study suggests. More>>

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter marries Lauren Kitt

Nick Carter has officially found his one desire. More>>

Reduce your taxes for next year

5 ways to lower your 2014 tax bill. More>>

One day only: Google Glass goes on sale next week

 In the clearest indication yet that Google is close to a full-blown commercial launch of its face-based computer, the company has announced that Glass will go on sale next week – for one day only.

Spring cleaning helps stave off allergy symptoms

For allergy sufferers, spring cleaning does more than make their home look nice -- it can help prevent allergy symptoms. More>>

Embrace procrastination, and thrive on it

 Whether you’re working a desk job from 9 to 5, returning to college to get a degree or painting for a living, procrastination can deliver gold to you. More>>

Does housework count as exercise?

Most household chores can count toward your physical activity quota, but to really stay fit, you need to make sure you're getting your heart rate up. More>>

Don't bother 'faking it' in the bedroom

"Was it good for you, too?" can be such a loaded question. Now a new study says you can't fool your sex partner by faking satisfaction. More>>

Ready for my close-up: TCM's 20th anniversary

True fact: One of the first things I most loved about TV was the movies. Specifically old movies, the classics that once upon a technologically simpler time were only accessible to most of us via TV.

Katherine Heigl sues Duane Reade for using her photo without permission

Katherine Heigl is suing pharmacy chain Duane Reade for more than $6 million for using a paparazzi photograph of her in social media advertising, the New York Post reports. More>>

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on The Late Show

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show, CBS announced. The host of The Colbert Report signed a five-year deal with CBS to host the show. More>>

Booze brands in pop lyrics may spur teen drinking

Young people who listen to music that mentions specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and abuse alcohol, a new study finds. More>>

3 tax tricks for the worst procrastinators

You still have the weekend to try to save on your taxes. More>>

Did Steve Jobs lower your salary?

Google and Apple colluded to help keep salaries low in the Valley. Now your own workers may be affected. More>>

Julia Louis-Dreyfus blames Rolling Stone constitutional error on Veep's Mike

Chances are, the text of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' back tattoo was the last thing people were focusing on when they were eyeing her recent nude Rolling Stone cover photo.

Does Facebook make women feel bad about their bodies?

Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman's sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests. More>>

The pasta lesson: Making orecchiette in Puglia

While most of Italy embraces pasta, Puglia takes that love even further. More>>

Wrestling icon Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

Wrestling superstar Ultimate Warrior has died, according to the WWE website. He was 54. More>>

Melissa Joan Hart reveals her slimmed-down bikini body

Melissa Joan Hart flaunted her new bikini body on Instagram. The actress posted a photo of herself in a coral swimsuit and floppy hat to show off her 40-pound weight loss. More>>

Specializing in one sport as child no guarantee of future success

Some parents and coaches think kids who focus on one sport early on will boost their chances of a college scholarship or pro career. But a new study casts doubt on that idea. More>>

Heartbleed Web bug might expose vast amounts of private data

A serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL Internet encryption protocol known as the Heartbleed bug has potentially left the information of most Internet users vulnerable to hackers.

HBO renews Game of Thrones for seasons 5 and 6

Winter is coming... for at least two more years. More>>

Star Wars: Episode VII adds Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

Peter Mayhew will reprise his role as Chewbacca in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter. More>>

Men with eating disorders often ignore symptoms

The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says. More>>

The biggest hiring mistake you can make

Landing top talent is never easy, but there are ways to sweeten the deal. Here's the biggest tool in your arsenal and how to put it to use. More>>

Fewer Americans overwhelmed by medical bills

While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief. More>>

Simon Cowell: I "regret" affair with Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell says he isn't proud of how his relationship with Lauren Silverman started but he says being a father has changed his life for the better. More>>

The most unusual car features of all time

Through the years, Mercedes has paired innovative and/or unusual features come with highly curious names like Airscarf and Magic Sky Control.  The automaker isn't alone, though. More>>

Plump up your best beauty assets

With each passing birthday, our lips lose a little volume and our hair -- on our heads and lashes -- tends to get thinner. But you can fatten up your best beauty assets with a few fast, simple tips. More>>

Still using Windows XP? Here’s how to bunker down and survive the end of support

Microsoft’s famously successful (and still popular) Windows XP is now well over a decade old. After April 8th, 2014 there will be no new security updates and no new patches. Here's what you need to know.

Rob Lowe: There's bias against good-looking people

Rob Lowe says he's not a narcissist, but claims there's an "unbelievable bias" against good-looking people like himself. More>>

3 things every business can learn from gamers

They drove mobile, they drove freemium, and now they are proving that everything is better by the byte. More>>

Could daughter's cancer risk be affected by father's age at birth?

A father's age at the time of his daughter's birth may affect her risk for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer in adulthood, a new study suggests. More>>

James Franco blames social media for botched attempt to solicit 17-year-old girl

After his private conversation with a 17-year-old girl leaked online, James Franco attempted to do some damage control on Friday. More>>

'Milestone' therapy produces leg movement in paraplegics

Four men paralyzed below the waist have regained some movement in their legs after a series of electrodes implanted along their spinal cord reawakened nerves long thought deadened, researchers are reporting. More>>

Your dog truly loves your scent

Your scent may affect your dog's brain in the same way a fragrance used by a loved one triggers a reaction in you, according to a new study. More>>

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting: Getting breast implants was "the best decision I ever made"

In addition to discussing her romances with co-star Johnny Galecki, Henry Cavill and her new husband Ryan Sweeting, the actress also opened up about getting breast implants in 2004. More>>

So long snow, hello pollen

Although it still feels like winter in many parts of the United States, it's time to prepare for spring allergies, an expert says. More>>

Having kids walk to school comes with risks, benefits

Many parents are understandably worried about letting their kids walk or bike to school. More>>

Make the most of your tax refund

6 ways to use Uncle Sam's check. More>>

Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday of natural causes, TMZ reports. He was 93 and had been in ill health for some time, according to TMZ. More>>

Teens' screen time may affect their bone health

Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teens, according to a new study from Norway. More>>

The best flowers to plant in spring

Spring is a favorite time of year for many people. The weather is warming up after the cold winter, trees are beginning to bud and spring plants are blooming with vibrant flowers. More>>

How to regain trust in yourself

If you struggle with feelings of self-doubt, here are a few tools that can help you learn how to trust yourself. More>>

The 10 best and worst countries for drivers

In Namibia, you're 53 percent more likely to die in automobile collision than from cancer. And in Qatar, you're more than five times as likely to die in a car accident than from a stroke. You've been warned. More>>

Study links cell phones and ED

Researchers from the Medical University of Graz in Austria and Cairo University in Egypt have identified a possible correlation between mobile phone use and erectile dysfunction.

Dress up your house with wainscoting

Ever walked into a home and felt like it's just a little more classy than your average house? Chances are that sleek interior look was helped along by crown molding, or wainscoting. More>>

Biggest Loser winner says she's at "perfect weight" after gaining 20 pounds

Controversial The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson has put on 20 pounds since leaving the reality show, the 24-year-old tells US Weekly in the upcoming issue.   More>>

Your mentally stimulating job may help keep you sharp in retirement

Jobs that make good use of your intellect might have another benefit down the line -- a sharper mind long after retirement. More>>

Chris Brown placed in federal custody

Chris Brown was placed in federal custody on Thursday, People reports. More>>

3 unexpected (and easy) ways to cut travel costs

Most travel managers expect travel costs to rise in 2014, according to a recent survey from AirPlus International. Here's what you can do about it. More>>

Cutting cigarette scenes from TV shows may have helped reduce smoking

Scenes of cigarette use have become less common on prime-time television shows, and it may be linked to reduced smoking rates in the United States, a new study suggests. More>>

Arlene's unattainable coffee cake

A bewitching, brown sugar-swirled, pecan-topped coffee cake is all the more beloved for being off-limits. More>>

Heart disease haunted mummies, too

Though the pyramids are proof of the ancient Egyptians' architectural skills, new research on mummies tucked away inside them unearths a lesser known fact: heart disease was as common then as it is today. More>>

Connie Britton named UN goodwill ambassador

Connie Britton has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. More>>

Basketball Diaries: Lessons in leadership from the Final Four coaches

These coaches represent everything required for great leadership. More>>

Jennifer Love Hewitt debuts new 'do

Jennifer Love Hewitt is about to find out whether blonds really do have more fun. More>>

Helping doctors spot who's not taking their blood pressure meds

A simple urine test for people with high blood pressure could help doctors determine if patients aren't taking their medication as directed or whether their body isn't respond to treatment, a new study suggests. More>>

How I Met Your Mother boss addresses polarizing finale on Twitter

Twitter turned into a Rage Convention Monday night, as longtime How I Met Your Mother fans reacted to the series finale. More>>

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