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Study: Money is addictive
There's a fundamental principle in economics that applies to food, clothing and even all those shiny tech gadgets that start with the letter "i": The more of them we have, the less we value them. But that may not be true when it comes to money.
In major shift, Washington residents strongly support legalizing marijuana
Support for legalizing marijuana has expanded dramatically in the nation's capital, with residents who were split evenly on the issue four years ago now favoring sales of the drug for personal use by a margin of almost two to one, according to a new Washington Post poll.
Study: Your friends really are happier, more popular than you
We like to blame Facebook and Instagram for making it seem as though all of our friends lead cooler, more sociable, more interesting lives. But it turns out social networks are not at fault: Your friends really are richer, happier and more popular than you, according to a depressing new study from researchers in Finland and France.
What do the Globes tell us about the Oscars?
In the wake of Sunday's Golden Globes, some questions linger, most of them having to do with the Oscars.
No, Justice Sotomayor doesn't wear dentures
When you write an autobiography as candid as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor did with "My Beloved World" - among the many topics explored were a lifelong battle with diabetes, her father's early death from alcoholism and her failed marriage - people apparently feel free to ask you almost anything.
Cold weather separates those who can take it from everyone else
How people cope with extreme weather usually depends on their experiences in general and their recent exposure to cold and heat, according to researchers.
Should a 14-year-old try to deadlift 300 pounds?
The freckle-faced Wonder Kid moves through a gym packed with powerlifters, gliding past the grunting, straining, muscle-bound adults.
Four ways to tell if Affordable Care Act is working
We are now days into the health-care law's insurance expansion, which began at midnight on Jan. 1. And it is, alas, far too early to tell if the nation's new health-care reform is working.
The 12 months of fitness, starting now
The holiday parties are over, and now many Americans are setting fitness goals for the new year.
10 resolutions you might fail at this year
Starting in the new year, roughly 45 percent of Americans will make new commitments but only eight percent will achieve their goals.
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