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These foods are scientifically proven to make you happier

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It turns out you really are what you eat. Serotonin—”the happiness hormone—” is a chemical in our brain that regulates mood. Over the years, scientists have …

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Survey: Your parents & grandparents spill what they really want for the holidays

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  Your mom wants something surprising for the holidays this year. And so does your dad. In our holiday gift survey, we asked parents and grandparents …

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9 of the best mustaches from ‘Movember’

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Since 2009, the charity No-Shave November has asked men to do a weird thing (well, not that weird given their name): don’t shave in the name of …

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How to cope with financially unstable parents

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  How old were you when you realized your parents struggled with money? I was five: crouched on the top stair, listening once again to my …

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Holiday gift ideas under $100 for everyone on your list

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If you’re struggling to come up with unique gift ideas for that special someone, I’ve found over 20 gifts that will please even the most finicky …

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Yes, Gen Z really does hate your Christmas gifts

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  The holidays are a time of joy and happiness. But according to the latest finder.com data, more than half of us will face another feeling: …

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The social media campaign that failed to kill America’s biggest climate law

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  Quick takes: United for Clean Power looked like a grassroots movement of concerned environmentalists. It was actually a shell nonprofit used as cover to fund a dark money …

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Flowers in film: The meaningful roles they’ve played

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  Flowers play a dominant role in our everyday lives. Whether you’re a casual admirer or an ardent enthusiast, everyone can agree on their natural beauty. …

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Floating abortion clinics &micro nations: How the high seas became a renegade’s refuge

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  The lawlessness of the oceans has given rise to countless absurd and remarkable stories of renegades and mavericks seeking to escape national sovereignty. Sealand is …

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These are America’s favorite holiday traditions

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Christmas is the time to be merry – for most this means sharing a good time with friends and family, but indulging in food, presents and TV …

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5 things to know before holiday shopping on that 0% credit card

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  If you have good or excellent credit, you may qualify for a credit card offer with an introductory 0 percent APR.   Then, when you’re …

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More people are hoping apps can buy them love … literally

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  Dating Costs Rise Match Group (MTCH), the owner of popular dating apps Tinder and Hinge, just reported a 2% increase in paid subscribers across all …

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How to pamper your pooch without blowing your budget

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America loves its furbabies. The percent of U.S. households with a pet is climbing — about 70% now, with more than 23 million households adding a …

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Do you know the meaning & symbolism of these favorite fall flowers?

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  Fall is a wonderful time of year to introduce some new flowers to your home. Among the season’s most popular are chrysanthemums. Lovingly referred to as …

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Medieval kings were mostly vegetarian? What?

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  Flexitarianism isn’t so new after all. As it turns out, kings in the medieval period ate mostly plants, with meat served as occasional treats for feasts …

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13 Christmas gift ideas for the men in your life

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Christmas is simply a magical time of year where friends and family come together, overeat and indulge. But sometimes it can be a real pain in …

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The 10 best career quizzes: Figure out what you should really be doing

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  Making a career change can be a daunting task. It’s hard to know where to start, and even harder to figure out which career path is right …

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500 trucks pass through this Newark intersection every hour. Kids are paying the price

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  Air pollution has decreased in the U.S. over the past decade — but not everyone is breathing easier. People of color, regardless of income, are exposed …

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How to market locally during the holiday season

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  As a local business owner, you know the importance of your community. Your neighbors are the ones who frequently visit your shop and recommend your …

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$50 holiday gifts for everyone on your list

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  The holiday season is here again. Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday you were wracking your brain for a budget-friendly gift for that special someone? …

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Are you addicted to money and don’t even know it?

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When you think of addiction, you might automatically think of people who are dependent on drugs, alcohol, or food as a coping mechanism. But it’s also …

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The incredible amount invested in space travel over the last decade

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  Private space travel is taking off, with around $265 billion having been invested in space startups since 2014. According to Space Capital, almost half of this …

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You can tell the difference between Baltimore & DC from space. Here’s how

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  The shot from high above Earth was otherworldly. As the International Space Station passed over Baltimore and Washington D.C. on July 15, 2020, the crew …

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Frugal living tips that can save you a bundle

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  Everyone wants to save more money. But in 2022, it’s arguably more challenging than ever before.   In fact, you can see that gas prices …

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20 simple lifeskills that can save you cash

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With rising inflation and stagnant wages, being frugal with your spending is a good idea. But you can go a step further: By learning some valuable …

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The world’s largest living plant is bigger than Brooklyn

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  When Australian researchers went to find out how much genetic diversity was contained in the seagrass meadows of Shark Bay, a World Heritage Area in …

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Dystopia meets impossible wonder in the world’s oceans

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  Too big to police, and under no clear international authority, the high seas constitute perhaps the wildest and least understood frontier on the planet. Invisible …

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The secrets of giving a great elevator pitch

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  Though people are complex and so much more than just their jobs, in a new social situation you’re often asked, “So, what do you do?” …

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Are people really buying homes through social media?

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  Sales Have Stalled With the average national mortgage rate hovering around 7%, the housing market, which was on fire during 2020 and 2021, is finally …

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The shocking number of Americans who get their news from social media

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  Despite several studies finding that social media is rife with misinformation and widespread consensus that foreign actors tried to use social media to influence the past two …