3 Easy Ways to Learn a New Language

Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook showed off his Mandarin skills at an event this week. Here’s how you can learn a language, too!

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Let’s Stop Shaming Each Other About Food Choices

As people get increasingly conscientious about what we put into our mouths—is it low fat? Low sugar? Gluten free?—we’re also getting more judgmental other people’s food choices. Here’s why that needs to stop.

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5 Ways to Deal With the End of Daylight Savings Time

Here’s how to make the transition to Standard Time on November 2 as seamless as possible, plus some silver linings to the time change.

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Controversial Chemical BPA May Leach Into Skin From Receipts

Touching cash register receipts can dramatically increase your body’s absorption of a potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), researchers report.

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Suspect a Painkiller Overdose? How to Save a Life

Here’s what you should do if you think a friend or family member has overdosed on prescription painkillers.

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Your Happiness Break: A Talking Seashell With Shoes

Marcel the Shell is back with a third (adorable) video. Here’s a scientific reason why you should stop EVERYTHING and watch his latest installment.

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4 Ways Being Lonely Can Affect Your Health

When you’re lonely, you may look for friends in all sorts of unexpected places. At least that’s the conclusion of a recent study in Psychological Science that found that folks who felt socially disconnected were more likely to view a doll’s face as human. Here are more ways loneliness can affect your health.

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Children’s Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in the U.S.

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.

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Living With a Smoker Is Like Living in a Polluted City

Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns.

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Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

Headlines remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say overblown fear is a much bigger health threat to Americans.

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