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Is the USA moving toward a ‘happiness index’?

Which makes you happier — a pay raise or job security? Another TV or a friend next door? A bigger house or more free time?

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Attack of the Drones – USA

Journeyman Pictures

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Long use of any hormones raises women’s breast cancer risk

USA Today CHICAGO – New research suggests that long-term use of any type of hormones to ease menopause symptoms can raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It is already known that taking pills that combine estrogen and progestins — … Continue reading

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Vegans bash Starbucks for beetle coloring in frappuccinos

Bruce Horovits USA Today Starbucks has the vegan community seeing red over what it recently began using to color its Strawberry Frappuccinos: beetles. That’s beetles as in ground up cochineal beetles — mostly found in Mexico and South America. Gross … Continue reading

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Naked face project: Women try no-makeup experiment

Kim Painter USA Today Molly Barker, 51, and Caitlin Boyle, 27, also have stopped styling their hair, painting their nails, wearing jewelry, donning high heels or shaving anything. They call it The Naked Face Project. Their mission: To go two … Continue reading

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Government Under Fire as Radiation Is Found in Milk, Rain

Source: The Bay Citizen Radiation from Japan rained on Berkeley during recent storms at levels that exceeded drinking water standards by 181 times and has been detected in multiple milk samples, but the U.S. government has still not published any … Continue reading

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Classes teach ‘first aid’ for mental health crises

Kim Painter USA Today “Are you thinking of killing yourself?” “Have you made a plan?” “Have you thought about how you would do it?” Esther Amagoh had just finished asking a classmate several questions like those when she raised a … Continue reading

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‘Pink slime’ eliminated from fast food, but not school lunches

Kusa Denver USA Today The U.S. Department of Agriculture told “The Daily” online newspaper that it’s buying 7 million more pounds of the “slime” for school lunch programs across the country. “All USDA ground beef purchases for the National School … Continue reading

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‘The Hunger Games’ Theatrical Trailer

The Hunger Games THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, … Continue reading

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Bird flu, pig flu, now bat flu? Human risk unclear

Associated Press USA Today ATLANTA – For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear. The surprising discovery of genetic fragments of a flu virus is the … Continue reading

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