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As Thanksgiving Approaches, A Guide to Starting the Turkey

November 25, 2019

The end of November means Thanksgiving is here. It also means extended family visiting, a quickly emptying wine rack, tricky side dishes, missing recipes, and an intimidating-looking bird to cook. Fortunately, you’re not the first person to go through the holiday. Here are a couple of handy tips to start that turkey off right. […]

Christina Hunger's "talking dog" Stella with her sound board indoors.
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Dog “Speaks” with Soundboard, Showing Canine Language Skills

November 15, 2019

A San Diego dog communicates with her owner via a custom soundboard, “People” reported. The owner, a speech-language pathologist, has conveyed the meaning of 29 words to the dog, so far. Canines not only understand words, but their barks hint at different meanings, too. […]

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Cursing Helps with Pain and Exercise Performance, Studies Show

November 9, 2019

Several studies indicate that swear words mitigate pain and ease exercise, CNN reported. Test subjects who were restricted to using “neutral words” had more difficulty with both experiences than those who weren’t. So-called “bad words” have an odd place in society. […]

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Nontraditional Church Features at Alaskan Government Meeting

October 8, 2019

A recent government meeting in Alaska began with Pastafarian prayer, according to AP News. A pastor of the religion performed an unusual opening prayer while wearing a pasta strainer on his head. Religions are nearly as diverse as their followers. […]

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Prehistoric Baby Bottles Are Newly Discovered Part of Late-Stone Age Diet

October 4, 2019

Vessels resembling sippy cups dated 5,500 B.C. have been found, according to a study published in the scientific journal “Nature.” They tested positive for nonhuman milk, showing the earliest use of domesticated animal milk feeding babies. The time period between the Stone and Bronze Ages offered many dietary options. […]

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Compliments from Partners Matter, Prompting Look at Self-Image

September 29, 2019

Compliments from our significant others can stay with us for life, according to “The Huffington Post,” which recently published an article listing the best compliments their female readers have received and why it mattered so much. Receiving compliments also affects self-image. […]

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“Handmaid’s Tale” Sequel Continues Commentary on Sexism in Society

September 21, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s new Handmaid’s Tale sequel was inspired by modern sexism, according to Variety. The new book, titled The Testaments, picks up 15 years after the original and explores misogyny and theocratic prejudice. The original brilliantly wove themes of feminism and religion. […]

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