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Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Targeting terrorist organizations like ISIS on social media is not as easy as it sounds, experts say.
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Book review: Lady Trent's search for dragons returns in 'Voyage of the Basilisk'

Book review: Lady Trent's search for dragons returns in 'Voyage of the Basilisk'

"VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK: A Memoir by Lady Trent, A Natural History of Dragons, Vol 3," by Marie Brennan, Tor Books, $25.99, 352 pages (f)
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Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere.
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Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace

Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace

Nava Brief-Fried is passionate about fashion and design, but most of all, she's passionate about helping women find modest clothing. That's why she created a modest marketplace for women around the world.
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Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?

Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?

We were chatting with an acquaintance of ours who lives with his girlfriend and, during our discussion, we asked him if he was planning to get married.
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Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarriages or otherwise, is loss. Many couples are surprised by the intensity of their feelings related to infertility.
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Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.
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How the Internet is changing science

How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year.
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The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter

The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter

Wedding vows often touch the hearts of a couple's close friends and family, but a video of one man’s vows to his new stepdaughter has taken the Internet by storm. The video was posted on Feb. 12, 2014, but it caught the attention of many websites this week and has now been viewed more than 1.3 million times.
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Cookbook review: 'Gluten-Free on a Budget' shares comfort foods

Cookbook review: 'Gluten-Free on a Budget' shares comfort foods

"GLUTEN-FREE ON A BUDGET," by Chandice Probst and Tana Besendorfer, Front Table Books, $21.99, 250 pages
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Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Have You Seen This? Deep thoughts with Cookie Monster

SESAME STREET — On this sunny Tuesday, let me help you chase any clouds away with a nice kick in the nostalgia made better with a modern trend.
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For kids older than 2, nap may only benefit tired parents — and it may disrupt sleep

File this one under bad news for parents of young children: A new study from Australia says little guys older than 2 don't benefit from a nap. And it may prevent them from sleeping well at night.
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Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America's black incarceration rate.
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Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends.
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YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

Earlier today, popular video site YouTube unveiled a new app called YouTube Kids, a family-friendly version of YouTube made just for children. It will be available starting today on Google Play and in the Android app store.
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15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a Fitbit on Christmas morning, Hanukkah or New Year's.
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3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your body can’t handle excessive amounts of water.
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Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on

Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on

The Glenn and Cara O'Neill family of Columbia, South Carolina, has raised enough money to launch a clinical trial in hopes of saving 5-year-old Eliza from a disease that will otherwise rewind her development and ultimately kill her.
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'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, where people often read about friends' stressors on Facebook or Twitter, finding that struggles experienced by one person can be felt by others.
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Author Ransom Riggs draws inspiration from old photos for Peculiar Children series, sequel 'Hollow C

Author Ransom Riggs draws inspiration from old photos for Peculiar Children series, sequel 'Hollow C

Ever since author Ransom Riggs was a child, he has loved collecting things. At first, it was baseball cards. Now an adult, he collects peculiar vintage photos, which he began accumulating about five years ago.
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Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

GILBERT, Ariz. — Sometimes it takes the right kind of help and a generous donation to save people from self-destruction.
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'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

July is for book lovers. Or, at least, this coming July.
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Dear son: you are beautiful, too

Dear son: you are beautiful, too

When I became a daddy for the first time, it was to a little girl. As she grew up, she loved to play tea party, princess party and loved to be called cutie, sweetie and beautiful. In fact, she would even ask me "You think I'm beautiful, don't you daddy?" And I'd always reply "You're the most beautiful girl in the whole world, sweetie". Then she would giggle, grin and give me a hug. She's ten years old now, and while she doesn't like to play tea party so much, she still loves it ... » Read More
Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger

Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger

Despite advanced age, a group of senior citizens 80 and older called "SuperAgers" have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger. Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience says their brains are as different from those of peers as their cognitive ability.
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Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

According to a new study from researchers at the Catholic University of America, children of same-sex parents are more likely to suffer from emotional issues than children of heterosexual couples. The researchers define "emotional issues" generally, but note that it can include ADHD, learning disabilities and seeking help from mental health professionals.
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As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."
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Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.
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Have You Seen This? Personal trainer for hire

Have You Seen This? Personal trainer for hire

TOUGH TOWN — It’s that time of year again. The time where news articles, blogs and social media start asking you if you’ve already slacked on your New Year's fitness resolutions.
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How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."
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The Clean Cut: Disney characters surprise mall shoppers

The Clean Cut: Disney characters surprise mall shoppers

Shoppers visiting a Long Island, New York, mall got quite the surprise recently when Disney characters helped them discover their “Disney Side.” The video also reveals that Mickey Mouse has some pretty serious dance moves.
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Have You Seen This? Basketball game pro amazes

Have You Seen This? Basketball game pro amazes

HOOP DREAMSVILLE — More than enough people spend hours perfecting a seemingly useless skill simply to gain a bit of Internet fame.
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Many Catholics take up Facebook fast for Lent

Many Catholics take up Facebook fast for Lent

Forget the popular Lenten sacrifices like chocolate or soda. These days, Christians observing Lent give up a major daily vice: technology.
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The right way to caress your partner

The right way to caress your partner

Caressing your partner, whether it’s his or her hands, arms or back, is a romantic and intimate gesture. And author David J. Linden has a few tips to help you do it right.
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What really makes you fall in love

What really makes you fall in love

According to a new study from researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, your brain falls in love — not your heart.
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The dollar is strong; time for Europe

The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation:
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The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

They lived in tattered boxes, abandoned cars and the backyards of dilapidated houses.
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The Clean Cut: Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon appear on dance cams around New York

The Clean Cut: Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon appear on dance cams around New York

During her recent appearance on “The Tonight Show,” Taylor Swift and host Jimmy Fallon participated in a skit that spotlighted their dancing moves at various New York sporting events.
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If you want a happy marriage, do this on Facebook

If you want a happy marriage, do this on Facebook

How many times have you and your significant other posted about your relationship on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Was it a lot? Like, twice in the last few hours?
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Summer grains great for any season

Summer grains great for any season

Last June, my husband and I dined with close friends on a popular beach in Southern California. The fish house had a menu filled with every type of seafood imaginable, which made making a selection difficult.
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10 ways to rekindle the flame in your marriage

Marriage is wonderful. Don't allow the small things get in the way of keeping the flame alive in your marriage. It is up to each of you, individually and together, to make this happen. Realize that building a successful marriage takes a lifetime of effort.
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In the market to marry? It's not too soon to head off divorce

Institute for Family Studies scholar Scott Stanley finds compelling evidence that individuals can cut their risk of future divorce by what they do when they're single or starting a relationship.
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Book review: 'The Line That Divides' is a historical thriller, love story set in WWII

Book review: 'The Line That Divides' is a historical thriller, love story set in WWII

"THE LINE THAT DIVIDES: A World War II Novel," by Melanie Mason, Walnut Springs Press, $17.99, 229 pages (f)
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Young adults putting off marriage, treating it as capstone to other achievements

Young adults are postponing getting married not because it doesn't matter to them, but because it's so important, says a study by researchers at Brigham Young University and Ball State University published in The Journal of Psychology.
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How to be happier one complaint at a time

How to be happier one complaint at a time

Whining with a purpose leads to happier people, according to a recent study from The Journal of Social Psychology (paywall). Researchers determined that when people are mindful of when and how they complain, they're emotionally better off.
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Adventure playgrounds unleash the power of play

Protected by an eight-foot-high privacy fence and sitting atop a small hill in northern Wales is a radical adventure playground where the children are in charge.
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Book review: Vandagriff's 'Exile' shares romance in pre-WWII Europe

Book review: Vandagriff's 'Exile' shares romance in pre-WWII Europe

"EXILE," by G.G. Vandagriff, The Orson Whitney Press, $12.99, 311 pages (f)
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My unlikely valentine

My unlikely valentine

I am four years younger than my brother Jeff. Growing up he was often annoyed with me, which probably had something to do with the fact that I was annoying.
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Office romance: yea or nay?

Office romance: yea or nay?

One of the main storylines from the hit TV show “The Office” centered around the romantic relationship of characters Jim and Pam. The two started the show as flirty friends who dangled a will-they-won’t-they line in front of the audience before finally falling in love, getting married and having children.
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Anonymous boy sends Valentine to every girl in school

EDMOND, Okla. — For one young man in Oklahoma, Valentine's Day wasn't about a special someone, a kiss or a moment. Instead, the boy wanted to make over 1,000 girls at his high school happy.
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