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'La La Land' Goes Ooh La La At Golden Globes 2017: Here's A Complete List of Winners

"La La Land" was a big winner at the 74th Golden Globes after the musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone bagged seven awards for the night, including Best Picture and Best Actor and Actress for a comedy movie.

Life & Style January 9, 2017

Alexa Caused Numerous Amazon Orders For Dollhouses Across San Diego When TV Report Mentioned Its Name

A TV report accidentally caused Amazon Alexa devices across San Diego to place an order for a dollhouse. The incident proves smart speakers still have areas it should work on, particularly voice identification.

Life & Style January 9, 2017

Boy Grows Out Hair For 2 Years To Donate Wig To Friend With Alopecia

A 10-year-old boy decided to make the nicest gesture for a friend suffering from an auto-immune condition that prevents hair growth. The boy grew out his hair for two years and donated it so his friend could have a wig.

Life & Style January 9, 2017

Gun Violence A ‘Contagious’ Social Epidemic: Yale Study

Latest research indicates that gun violence is a contagious social epidemic that spreads through social networks and often involves socially disadvantaged communities. Studying the pattern and timing of such incidents could not only be used to identify the victims but also in the violence prevention programs.

Life & Style January 6, 2017

Some Drinks Really Do Give Worse Hangovers Than Others: Here’s Why

The chemical composition of your alcoholic drink decides the level of hangover you are going to get. The complex chemical compound called congeners is responsible for the ugly side effects of drinking way too much.

Life & Style January 3, 2017

2017 Predictions: Why Do Nostradamus, Baba Vanga And The Failed 'Blood Miracle' Spell Doom For The World?

The prophets Nostradamus and Baba Vanga, along with the failed 'blood miracle' of a saint, all seem to point to tragedies in store for the human race in 2017. In the interest of knowledge, we raise questions on what they possibly mean.

Life & Style December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve Fun Facts: Beliefs And Traditions To Welcome 2017

Before you head out to party, look back at all these fun facts on New Year's Eve beliefs and traditions you might encounter while ringing in 2017.

Life & Style December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve Closing Time: Business Hours For Banks, Post Office, Walmart, Target, And More On December 31 and January 1

2016 is coming to a close. If you’re gearing up for the new year with some last-minute shopping and errands, best to take note of business hours for New Year’s Eve.

Life & Style December 30, 2016

Man Charged With DUI After Testing Positive For Caffeine

The understanding of the entire concept of DUI is being questioned now, after a man was charged with it in an incident involving erratic driving. The peculiarity of the case is represented by the fact that he had no other substance in his system except for caffeine.

Life & Style December 31, 2016

Donald Trump Believes Computers Make Life Complicated: Here's Why

President-elect Donald Trump seems like he isn't a fan of computers. He believes people get more confused because of them.

Life & Style December 31, 2016

DuPage County Receives $40,000 Donation From Annie LeGere Foundation To Equip Squad Cars With EpiPens

Thanks to a donation from the Annie LeGere Foundation, the DuPage County Sheriff's Office will soon have its squad cars and first-aid kits equipped with EpiPens. The EpiPens will be carried and used by for saving lives during an emergency.

Life & Style December 28, 2016

Hatchimals Fail To Hatch, Cause Disappointment For Parents And Kids On Christmas Morning

There is a growing number of parents complaining that their children's Hatchimals are not coming out of their shells. The toy is also earning negative reviews in online stores such as Amazon.

Life & Style December 28, 2016

Emotional Hangover: Experiences Induce Brain States That Persist For Long Periods Of Time After Emotional Event

Latest study has shown that we don't only remember emotional events better, but also neutral events that take place after having an emotional reaction. It seems that emotions create changes in the brain for up to 30 minutes in a phenomenon also known as "emotional hangover."

Life & Style December 28, 2016

How To Win At Chess? Here’s What Goes Inside The Head Of Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

It has always been intriguing what goes on in the heads of chess players. The mystery has now been resolved, as research by CITEC at Bielefeld University studied player eye movements and facial expressions to understand what makes a winner.

Life & Style December 29, 2016

Cancer Patient Wins Free Pizza For A Year, Donates Winnings To Local Food Bank Instead

Food is always better when shared, especially during Christmas. This was particularly evident in Northampton as a cancer patient decided to share his year's supply of free pizza to those who need it more.

Life & Style December 26, 2016

Study Finds Getting Political Beliefs Challenged Lights Up Same Brain Areas Responsible For Personal Identity, Emotional Responses To Threats

There’s nothing like politics to get people riled up and researchers have discovered that getting political beliefs challenged fires up the same brain areas associated with personal identity and threat response.

Life & Style December 27, 2016

Close Peers May Influence How School-age Children Respond To Fear: Study

Children’s fear-related thoughts could be influenced by their best friends, reports a recent study. In addition, their peers could also influence the way the children deal and respond to such scare-related issues, noted the researchers.

Life & Style December 27, 2016

Behind Champagne’s Fine Taste: Bubbles Affect Aroma Release And Flavor Perception, Say Researchers

Champagne cheers occasions with its splendid aroma, fine taste, and magical bubbles. According to an expert, the neuro-physico-chemical process makes the bubbles, which are the real arbiters of the wine’s ultimate taste.

Life & Style December 26, 2016

Christmas Day and Christmas Eve 2016 Closing Hours For Stores, Banks, Post Office, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, And More

Last-minute shoppers will still have a chance to buy gifts before Christmas, as many stores will be open on Christmas Eve. Here’s a handy schedule for major stores and establishments come Dec. 25.

Life & Style December 24, 2016

Ikea To Pay Families Of Kids Who Died From Falling Dressers $50 Million

Owing to the tragic and wrongful deaths of three toddlers due to dressers toppling, Ikea has agreed to pay a total amount $50 million to the families of the deceased kids.

Life & Style December 23, 2016

Services Needed To Help Children With Autism Transition To Adulthood

Children with autism spectrum disorder face a lot of challenges as they transition into adulthood. Social workers can offer help by coordinating essential services for them such as college support and independent living.

Life & Style December 24, 2016

Welcome 2017 With A Bang! Where To Watch The Biggest Fireworks On New Year's Eve

These places around the world are ready to make an explosive welcome to 2017. Say goodbye to 2016 in style!

Life & Style December 25, 2016

Avoid Holiday Hassles With 6 Gifts That Require No Shipping

If you don't have the luxury of time to shop for a gift and you are worried over shipping delays, check out some of these gift ideas. All of these items do not require shipping so your loved ones will be able to receive them just in time for Christmas.

Life & Style December 20, 2016

Winter Solstice 2016: When’s The Shortest Day Of The Year And How Long Will It Last?

Dec. 21 will be this year's winter solstice, as Wednesday will mark the North Pole tilting 23.5 degrees away from the sun. It is also the first day of winter officially and will yield the longest night and shortest day of the year.

Life & Style December 20, 2016

Job Hunting In 2017? Here Are 5 Job Trends To Watch Out For, Says Glassdoor

As we draw closer to 2017, let's take a look at the job trends that could define the market next year and beyond. From automation to closing the gender pay gap, the job market is poised for change.

Life & Style December 25, 2016

America Faces Whipped Cream Shortage After Airgas Factory Explosion

A shortage of Reddi-wip whips stores ahead of the holidays, after an explosion at the company's factory. Although stores have a supply of the whipped cream, people are encouraged to purchase it as soon as possible.

Life & Style December 19, 2016

Off-Duty Firefighter Recognizes Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Saves 30 In A Restaurant

An off-duty firefighter saved 30 people in a restaurant, after having detected signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas is all the more dangerous as it is odorless and colorless.

Life & Style December 14, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Exercise Benefit Short-Lived, Says Study

The physical benefit one gets from playing 'Pokémon GO' is not so significant as previously implied, according to new research. After the first week of playing, people eventually return to their normal physical routines.

Life & Style December 15, 2016

Starbucks Rewards Program Getting More Personal To Offer Unique, Personalized Incentives To Each Customer

Starbucks is getting more personal, adding a personalized rewards program to offer incentives tailored to each customer. The Starbucks app already collects plenty of user data, so it might as well put it to good use.

Life & Style December 11, 2016

LED Display Lights Can Help Milk Taste Better: Study

Replacing fluorescent lights with LED lights on retail milk display outlets not only reduce energy bills but also improve the taste of milk and enrich the flavor profile. This was revealed in a new study by Virginia Tech researchers.

Life & Style December 7, 2016

C-Section Births May Be Influencing Human Evolution

Sometimes, babies and mothers need help during delivery. C-sections do a lot to improve the well-being of babies and mothers but researchers are saying the procedure also has a hand in human evolution.

Life & Style December 7, 2016

Joe Biden To Run In 2020? Outgoing VP Not Yet Committed, But Could Challenge Donald Trump For Presidency

Outgoing United States Vice President Joe Biden revealed the possibility of running for the presidency in 2020 to challenge President-elect Donald Trump. Biden is not yet committed to it, but he might prove to be a worthy challenger.

Life & Style December 6, 2016

Spiritual, Religious Experiences Activate Same Reward Circuits In The Brain As Love, Drugs And Music

Spiritual feelings activate the brain just the way music, love and drugs do, reports a recent study. Nucleus accumbens, a region that is involved in processing of rewards in brain was activated in participants’ brain during their strong spiritual experience.

Life & Style December 2, 2016

The Chainsmokers Not ‘Setting Fires’ On Streaming Charts After ‘Closer,’ But Why?

EDM pop duo The Chainsmokers have had a banner year so far, but their new single has stalled on the streaming charts. Why is ‘Setting Fires’ not living up to its title?

Life & Style November 30, 2016

Voting Machines Hacked? Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Sues For Recount As Trump Takes To Twitter To Blast Charges

Technology is once again front and center in the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential election. Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed suit in Pennsylvania, demanding a recount on the basis that voting machines may have been hacked, altering the results.

Life & Style November 30, 2016

Your Choice Of Smartphone Says Something About You: Study

The first study to link a type of smartphone to a personality trait suggests that there are significant differences between users of different smartphones. The operating systems have something to do with it, too.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect: Learning By Taking Practice Tests Found To Protect Memory Against Stress

Learning by taking practice tests is a strategy known as retrieval practice. It was found to protect memory against the negative effects of stress.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

Black Friday History: What Was It All About Before Black Friday Turned Into A Shopping Phenomenon

Black Friday is a huge shopping phenomenon in our day and age, but the history behind the term is not what you might think. Many Black Friday myths try to depict how it all started, but what's the real story behind Black Friday?

Life & Style November 25, 2016

Black Friday Store Hours 2016: Opening And Closing Times For Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Staples, Kohl's, JCPenney, KMart, Lowe's, Macy's And More

There’s always a mad dash for stores when Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday come around because of the awesome holiday deals they bring. Make sure you know those store hours so you don’t miss out on anything!

Life & Style November 25, 2016

Hatchimals Are The Hottest Toys This Holiday Season: What Are They And Where Can You Buy Them

Hatchimals from Canadian company Spin Master are the hottest must-have toy this holiday season. There are five types of Hatchimals — magical creatures that hatch from an egg — which are in high demand with holiday shoppers.

Life & Style November 25, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump Issues Thanksgiving Message To Nation Via YouTube: Watch And Read Full Transcript Here [Video]

President-Elect Donald Trump has recorded a Thanksgiving message to U.S. citizens. The statement, which calls for healing the recent divisiveness in the country, was issued via his transition team’s YouTube channel.

Life & Style November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day 2016 Closing Hours: What's Open? What's Closed? Stores, Banks, Post Office, Target, Walmart, Best Buy And More

So what's open, and what's closed this Thanksgiving Day 2016? Here are the schedules of the banks, post office, stores and retailers such as Target, Walmart and Best Buy.

Life & Style November 24, 2016

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016: What Time, Route, Performers Line-Up, Where To Watch

Macy’s Thanskgiving Day Parade 2016 is upon us! Here’s how and where you can watch the parade and who will be performing in the annual event.

Life & Style November 23, 2016

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