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12:06 PM EDT 7 Comments

President Proposing Ten-Year Brain Study Project

The Obama administration is planning a large, long term effort to understand and map the human brain, according to a report by The New York Times.

12:15 PM EDT 15 Comments

Who Should (And Should Never) Take Aspirin

We’ve all heard that if you’re having a heart attack, you should take aspirin. But is it always appropriate to take aspirin for heart disease? And who should never take it?

12:35 PM EDT 3 Comments

Mindy McCready’s Beautiful Voice, Troubled Life

One month after the boyfriend of country star Mindy McCready is believed to have committed suicide, McCready herself apparently has taken her own life.

12:40 PM EDT 19 Comments

When Teens’ Constant Texting Is Dating Abuse

Advocacy groups say continually checking in on a partner and demanding to know what he or she is doing is a type of dating abuse – something that one in four teens has experienced.

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The Changing Role Of First Lady

On this President’s Day, we look at how the role of the First Lady has changed dramatically, depending on the woman in the office and the times in which she served.

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October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.

October 21 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

October 21 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.