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TED: A.J. Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me - A.J. Jacobs (2011) →

For a full year, A.J. Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could — from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the…

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The Spoiler: Ron Paul and the Democracy that Sets Us Up to Fail →

Continuing the primary pattern of 2012, Ron Paul has taken his turn basking in the GOP spotlight with a third-place finish at the Iowa caucus. Still, most pundits agree it’s unlikely…

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The Curious Case of Richard Muller, Former Climate Change Critic →

Author James Lawrence Powell explains the case of the physicist Richard Muller, who used to be critical about the science behind global warming. Muller conducted a study funded by the Koch brothers…

— 2 years ago
Have You Already Broken Your New Year's Resolution? Here's Why →

In the video below, author Gretchen Rubin describes two frequent mistakes people make in setting goals for themselves. Watch the video here:

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— 2 years ago
Protesters Are Awesome: A 14-Year-Old Occupier Gets Arrested in Iowa—and Her Dad Approves →

The Iowa caucus is three days away, and protesters have been bringing some Occupy Wall Street spirit to the heartland’s political circus. The occupiers aren’t partisan; they’ve been targeting…

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To Cure Cancer, Industrialize Genome Research →

What’s the Latest Development? A new cancer center in Houston, Texas, is ready to spend $3 billion to scale new research methods in hopes of finding the cause of five yet-to-be-determined cancers….

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The Dizzying Science of Hangovers →

Before you ingest enough alcohol to make your head spin this New Year’s, fill your head with scientific knowledge about what booze actually does to your body. Apparently, that stuff…

— 2 years ago