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‘Zombie worms’ feasted on ancient bones, study says

‘Zombie worms’ feasted on ancient bones, study says

PLYMOUTH, England — A bone-eating worm is responsible for the lack of prehistoric marine fossils, according to a new study.
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Posted: Apr 20, 1:19 p.m.
These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment

These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment

My wife and I schlepped five kids from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., and getting here required five hours of air travel, and we hoped to relieve the tedium some by watching an in-flight movie. But there were no in-flight movies — at least, not in the way I remember them.
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Posted: Apr 19, 12:39 a.m.
3 renovation projects to make a home more energy-efficient

3 renovation projects to make a home more energy-efficient

A home remodeling project may have several goals. We want our finished project to be beautiful and functional, stylish and timeless, solve problems and fulfill dreams. One common remodeling goal for many people today is energy efficiency. Whether the motivation is saving the environment or their pocketbook, more people are looking for ways to make their home more energy-efficient and economical.
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Posted: Apr 18, 5:09 a.m.
Drug blocks Alzheimer’s in mice, study says

Drug blocks Alzheimer’s in mice, study says

DURHAM, North Carolina — Blocking an immune cell in the brain could prevent memory loss related to Alzheimer’s, according to a study published Wednesday.
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Posted: Apr 17, 12:29 a.m.
Are millennials really selfish, uncharitable parasites?

Are millennials really selfish, uncharitable parasites?

Are millennials really that selfish?
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Posted: Apr 16, 5:19 p.m.
Cookbooks share twists on pancakes, waffles

Cookbooks share twists on pancakes, waffles

These two cookbooks share recipes to make pancakes and waffles for times other than just breakfast.
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Posted: Apr 15, 11:09 p.m.
New picture books can help young readers revel in the changing seasons

New picture books can help young readers revel in the changing seasons

These new books for younger readers that have recently crossed our desks help share the marvels of spring, including flowers, bugs, animals, growing plants and adventures in the rain.
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Posted: Apr 13, 9:29 p.m.
Book review: 'Tales from Another Mother Runner' shares stories of mothers who run

Book review: 'Tales from Another Mother Runner' shares stories of mothers who run

"TALES FROM ANOTHER MOTHER RUNNER: Triumphs, Trials, Tips, and Tricks from the Road," edited by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, Andrews McMeel Publishing, $14.99, 240 pages (nf)
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Posted: Apr 13, 8:19 p.m.
Renovation Solutions: A pellet ice machine might start a big remodel project

Renovation Solutions: A pellet ice machine might start a big remodel project

We've recently worked with a family who knew that someday they would like to remodel their home; they just weren’t sure when. When the wife wanted to install a pellet ice machine in the kitchen, it sparked the major remodel to the main and upper floors of the house.
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Posted: Apr 11, 4:39 a.m.
9 best ways to make yourself smile

9 best ways to make yourself smile

The best ways to brighten up a day that just isn't turning out as planned are simple, but they make a big difference — oftentimes, simplicity is all it takes!
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Posted: Apr 10, 7:19 a.m.
How to create a to-do list you will actually complete

How to create a to-do list you will actually complete

There is a rush of satisfaction that I feel each time I use my chunky, black Crayola marker to cross something off my daily list. All right, so maybe the marker actually belongs to my kids, but I still love that quick sense of satisfaction. And I know I’m not the only one who likes the feeling of accomplishment that comes from crossing things off their list. Maybe you are even the type of person who puts something on your to-do list just so you can cross it off.
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Posted: Apr 9, 8:19 a.m.
Comparing yourself to Facebook friends can lead to depression, study says

Comparing yourself to Facebook friends can lead to depression, study says

Thanks to social media, the distance between friends and loved ones is smaller than ever. A simple click or scroll can provide a detailed update of the whos, whats, whens, wheres and whys in a matter of seconds.
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Posted: Apr 9, 3:29 a.m.
Instead of road rage, try for road raves

Instead of road rage, try for road raves

We have all experienced road rage. Some have seen or read about the consequences of a driver losing it. There are stories of fights and even deaths because someone got offended. Others have been victims of the uncontrolled anger of their irrational companions of the road. No names will be named, but there are even some of us who have been the perpetrators of such a poor display of manners.
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Posted: Apr 9, 1:19 a.m.
‘Goblin green’ quasar ghosts caught on camera

‘Goblin green’ quasar ghosts caught on camera

BALTIMORE, Md. — A new series of images show the beauty of quasars flickering to life before fading.
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Posted: Apr 8, 12:19 p.m.
The myth of pregnancy brain

The myth of pregnancy brain

Pregnant women go through significant physical changes throughout their nine months of pregnancy and the few months following, but the changes don’t make it to the mind.
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Posted: Apr 8, 11:29 a.m.
Renovation Solutions: How to get the most out of your kitchen

Renovation Solutions: How to get the most out of your kitchen

A great kitchen is an asset to a house and to the people who use it. That is why remodeling a kitchen is one of the most common home-improvement projects and a top selling point in real estate. The spatial design, equipment and the finishes all impact both the functionality and the aesthetic appeal of the space.
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Posted: Apr 5, 3:39 a.m.
OK Google puts the world in your hand — generally

OK Google puts the world in your hand — generally

I have a newfound friend. She is a recently hired assistant, a brilliant colleague, a clever confidant. She follows me everywhere. She is a genie without a lamp. She comes whenever I call, “OK Google.”
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Posted: Apr 2, 6:29 a.m.
Butterscotch nests with personalized eggs are delightful Easter treats

Butterscotch nests with personalized eggs are delightful Easter treats

Long ago, in the medieval days when kings lived in castles, people celebrated Easter by decorating the great halls with evergreens and spring flowers. Like us, their descendants, they enjoyed holiday feasts. The tables were decorated with centerpieces of large glass bowls filled with Pace eggs; the word “Pace” comes from the Hebrew word “Pasch,” for Passover, according to Madeleine Pellner Cosman's "Medieval Holidays and Festivals."
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Posted: Apr 1, 9:19 a.m.
It took me 40 years to learn this, but it can change your life now

It took me 40 years to learn this, but it can change your life now

In life we all hit certain milestones where we pause and reflect. For me, it was my 40th birthday. Just the number itself reminded me how many times around the sun I've traveled, and how many different lives I feel like I've led.
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Posted: Mar 31, 5:19 a.m.
Chris Grabenstein's new book 'The Island of Dr. Libris' explores the power of imagination

Chris Grabenstein's new book 'The Island of Dr. Libris' explores the power of imagination

If there is something anyone can do, it’s imagine.
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Posted: Mar 30, 8:59 p.m.
Book review: Kilpack's 'A Heart Revealed' is a clean historical romance about a change of heart

Book review: Kilpack's 'A Heart Revealed' is a clean historical romance about a change of heart

A HEART REVEALED,” by Josi S. Kilpack, Shadow Mountain, $15.99, 322 pages (f)
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Posted: Mar 30, 6:29 p.m.
Book review: 'Whatever You Choose to Be' by Ann Romney shares 8 lessons for graduates

Book review: 'Whatever You Choose to Be' by Ann Romney shares 8 lessons for graduates

"WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO BE: 8 Tips for the Road Ahead," by Ann Romney, Shadow Mountain, $13.99, 41 pages (nf)
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Posted: Mar 30, 6:19 p.m.
5 lies about pornography addiction

5 lies about pornography addiction

Pornography is an accumulation of manufactured, fake set-up situations that are trying to appear real and normal. Just the fact that the subjects are playing to a camera and the public eye creates a circumstance that is not genuine. It is not farfetched to say an addiction to pornography would carry some of those manufactured, unrealistic expectations and ideas into an addict's intimate life.
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Posted: Mar 30, 12:59 p.m.
'Unicorns are everywhere': Cartoonist Dana Simpson shares lessons on friendship in comic strip 'Phoe

'Unicorns are everywhere': Cartoonist Dana Simpson shares lessons on friendship in comic strip 'Phoe

Hitting someone with a rock may be an unconventional way to make friends, but it works for 9-year-old Phoebe when an errant stone she skips across a pond collides with the face of a unicorn named Marigold Heavenly Nostrils.
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Posted: Mar 29, 11:19 a.m.
How to survive a home remodel

How to survive a home remodel

Unless you are into flipping houses, you will most likely only experience a major home remodel once or twice in your life. Like the path to many good things in life, you may encounter some hardships and difficulties during the home remodeling process. While some projects are smooth sailing, many homeowners come across bumps along the way. It is not always an easy experience, so we have compiled a few insights for how to survive a home remodel.
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Posted: Mar 29, 9:49 a.m.
Supernova’s dust could make thousands of Earths, NASA says

Supernova’s dust could make thousands of Earths, NASA says

ITHACA, New York — Dust from supernova explosions survives to serve as "seed material" for new planets, according to a new study.
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Posted: Mar 28, 12:29 a.m.

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