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Be Kind, Unwind: How Helping Others Can Help Keep Stress In Check

If the holidays have you stressed out, an act of kindness could help. Researchers tracked people and found that stress levels dropped when they went out of their way to help others.
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Fact Check: Cruz's Misleading Charge About Rubio And Refugees

Did Marco Rubio design a law that would let the president invite refugees into the U.S. without background checks? No.
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Most-Shared In 2015: Stories That Grabbed The Two-Way's Readers

The metric of sheer page views only goes so far. We wanted to see which posts resonated enough with people that a high rate of readers shared them with friends and followers.
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Holiday Pop Quiz: Who Was The President ... ?

Deck the halls, stuff the stockings and sharpen your pencils. It's time for a holiday history exam.
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Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, N.W.A Picked For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Chicago and Steve Miller were also among the acts chosen by the nominating committee for the 2016 class, which will be inducted in a ceremony in New York on April 8.
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Michigan Governor Does Away With Outdated Laws

In Michigan, if you swear in front of a woman, you can no longer be thrown in jail. It is no longer illegal to curse in front of women or children.
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Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

There's more to learn at school than reading and math. Teaching kids to control their emotions, solve problems and work well with others can help them succeed as teens and adults.
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Alan Gross Marks One Year Since Being Freed From Cuban Prison

The 66-year-old Washington resident spent five years locked up by the communist regime before being released last December as part of the reopening of relations between the United States and Cuba.

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FBI Arrests Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli On Fraud Charges

Martin Shkreli, the drug executive who was widely criticized for sharply raising the price of a drug used by HIV patients, has been arrested by federal agents.
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Low Pay, Long Commutes: The Plight Of The Adjunct Professor

Adjuncts teach most college courses in the U.S., but it's a job fraught with insecurity and low pay. One adjunct with a particularly tough commute is hoping to foster a community among his colleagues.

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